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Terry Smith is a self-taught and life-long artist based in central Arkansas.

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I'm grateful to have 2 of my photographs of Notre-Dame de Paris published today by L'Oeil de la Photographie (or The Eye of Photography) based in Paris. My 2 were among 100 published of nearly 1500 received. It's a great honor to published alongside a black-and-white by Michael Kenna and a historic photo by Rober Doisneau as well as all the other incredible photographers.⠀
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I felt a very profound loss at watching Notre-Dame burn this past Monday. I sat at my desk struggling to work with one computer monitor open to live video coverage of it engulfed in flames. ⠀
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I've been there many times, and it has a presence, an immortality of being, that penetrates you in a way that is hard to describe. I don't believe those who have never had the opportunity to travel there can fully understand it. The pyramids of Egypt and a few other structures around the world are older, but Notre-Dame has been a living, evolving presence for over 800 years. ⠀
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Please see this article on my blog for more of my thoughts about Notre-Dame. (I reached Instagram's maximum text-length limit.)⠀
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Of my two photos shown here, the view from above was taken from the 56th floor observation deck of Tour Montparnasse. It has previously licensed by Expedia for 3 years. The image of candles has been licensed multiple times for books and magazines. ⠀
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#notredamedeparis #notredame #parisphotographer #paris #parisgram #artparis #parisphoto #france #francelinkedin @loeildelaphotographie @photographingfrance
I'm grateful to have 2 of my photographs of Notre-Dame de Paris published today by L'Oeil de la Photographie (or The Eye of Photography) based in Paris. My 2 were among 100 published of nearly 1500 received. It's a great honor to published alongside a black-and-white by Michael Kenna and a historic photo by Rober Doisneau as well as all the other incredible photographers.⠀ ⠀ I felt a very profound loss at watching Notre-Dame burn this past Monday. I sat at my desk struggling to work with one computer monitor open to live video coverage of it engulfed in flames. ⠀ ⠀ I've been there many times, and it has a presence, an immortality of being, that penetrates you in a way that is hard to describe. I don't believe those who have never had the opportunity to travel there can fully understand it. The pyramids of Egypt and a few other structures around the world are older, but Notre-Dame has been a living, evolving presence for over 800 years. ⠀ ⠀ Please see this article on my blog for more of my thoughts about Notre-Dame. (I reached Instagram's maximum text-length limit.)⠀ ⠀ Of my two photos shown here, the view from above was taken from the 56th floor observation deck of Tour Montparnasse. It has previously licensed by Expedia for 3 years. The image of candles has been licensed multiple times for books and magazines. ⠀ ⠀ #notredamedeparis #notredame #parisphotographer #paris #parisgram #artparis #parisphoto #france #francelinkedin @loeildelaphotographie @photographingfrance