One thing I love doing to photos is to mess around with the color. This photo was ripe for it and I dragged heaps of color out of the image and then worked to blend and tone it back down until I had a look I really liked.

The building is just by Abbesses Metro station in Montmartre, Paris. The station itself has the original Art Nouveau signage and canopy and it has a huge spiral staircase which is covered in art going up and photography going down – ask me, I climbed it and photographed every step of the way up and down. This building is just across the road from the station and it’s gorgeous. It’s a photographer’s delight and very, very French.

If you look really close you’ll even see a face and hands painted onto the face of the building.

Helen Bradley