In 1977, at the age of 26, Thomas Pradzynski left his native Poland for Paris with the dream of becoming an artist. Combining his knowledge of architecture with his love for art, Pradzynski's work reveals a nostalgic Paris -- a vibrant city at a time when local commerce flourished in small neighborhoods, and artisans and shopkeepers were the fabric of society.
During the 19th century, and for half of the twentieth, Paris served as an artistic mecca, drawing writers, painters, poets and musicians from all over the world. Pradzynski draws inspiration from the Parisian buildings and storefronts that provided the backdrop against which the daily lives of innumerable artists have taken place.
His work pays homage to a time when the citizens of Paris were at the epicenter of culture, and also speaks of his passion for preserving the memory of this time.