Paris on Film

I absolutely loved photographing Paris on my film camera, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. All of the little streets and cafes are so photogenic, I wish I could visit all the time!
Here are some of my photographs, taken on Kodak Portra ISO 400 film.

We stayed in Montmartre and our hotel was a five minute walk from the Sacré Cœur, one of the best views of Paris. The uphill walk was well worth it, through the cobbled lanes and the squares filled with local artists.







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Most of my photographs I took while we wandered around the city. The metro was amazing in terms of getting from one side of the city to the other, and at a great price (I recommend buying a pass for the length of your stay – we got a five day pass for around €30). But exploring Paris on foot is wonderful and lets you discover your own Paris.

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All photographs copyright Alannah Messett.

new york city 2014

I was lucky enough for my first trip with university to be to the Big Apple! Undoubtedly my favourite city in the world, I took my Grandpa’s old canon film camera, armed with Kodak ColorPlus film (200 ISO), and shot my little heart out (figuratively speaking).

My highlight of the trip had to be watching the sun rise over the sky line on the ferry to Staten Island, with the Statue of Liberty watching us pass. It was so worth the 5:30am start! Walking through Central Park in the snow was also a breathtaking experience.

There is something about New York that makes me never tire of the spectacular city – I hope you enjoy my digital and analogue photographs. Please let me know what you think!


I recently went on a trip with my Art Foundation course to Berlin, Germany. It was such an incredible experience – Berlin is full of amazing street art, including the Berlin Wall. The East Side Gallery of the wall was my favourite part, I had to re-visit it just to capture more photos on my film camera as well as my digital!

We visited many art galleries and museums (obviously) including the Jewish Museum, which had architecture that reflected the idea of the museum really well, as well as some fascinating history about the Holocaust.

Another highlight was having a tango lesson!! We went to a dance hall, which was actually used in the 1920s for dancing. Now, it’s a restaurant, where customers can enjoy a tango lesson before they eat! The teachers were so friendly and even gave us a sneak peek of a full tango routine.

Anyway, I recently inherited my Grandpa’s old film camera which I used in Berlin. The photos are finally all developed and printed, so here are some of my favourites. Enjoy!