“In Russian, there is a phrase: ‘See Paris and die,’” Alex Soloviev says. “It means that a dream came true. Paris was like a dream, but I didn’t want to die … I’d rather have stayed there.”

In his video, “Come and Stay,” Alex wanted to portray how much life exists within the city of Paris. He purposefully decided to not show popular landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe until over a minute into the video, instead choosing to emphasize that everyday life in the city was full of just as much beauty as the monuments.

Watch Alex’s video to linger in Paris a bit longer. Find more of his work on Vimeo or Facebook.