For most of us, from city to city, the urban atmosphere is somewhat the same, symbolized by the gigantism of the buildings, the architectural perspectives devoid of humanity, the forced anonymity.
The time factor and economic pressure have replaced the happiness of living and understanding everyday life with serenity.
We see the city as majestic, cold, uncompromising, relentless.
Under the lens of photographer Jean-Christophe Ballot, the city takes on another dimension, it becomes welcoming, luminous, radiant, universal.
The one we could consider as our enemy is alive, imaginative, innovative, visionary.
The city is part of us as we are part of itself.
Whether we spend our lives there or for a brief moment, we leave an indelible mark on each other, testimony to the meeting of two worlds: man and his creation.