When Florence Dreux isn’t busy with her work as office manager of CommScope’s Paris, France facility, you’ll likely find her peering into the viewfinder of a camera. Flo’s passion is photography—and she is always looking to capture images of the people and places she encounters on the streets of her hometown and on travels around the world.

Flo’s interest in photography runs in the family. Both her father and grandfather were skilled photojournalists and one of her fondest childhood memories is of tagging along with Papa as he photographed news events around Paris. Her father gave Flo her first camera at age 12, and she’s been taking photographs ever since. Even as a child, she was already thinking creatively, capturing imaginative and carefully staged images of her friends and family.

Today, Flo takes her Canon EOS 700 camera almost everywhere she goes, never knowing when the perfect image will present itself. She also uses smaller cameras and even her mobile phone when her primary camera is too heavy to bring along.

“I will take photos at any time, for many different reasons,” she says. “Sometimes it’s the colors, light or shadows that will catch my eye. Other times it may be a person’s style or attitude, or things like shop windows, shutters, flowerpots, street signs—even garbage cans! I always try to tell a story through my photography, finding a theme and exploring it through multiple images.”

Flo has captured dramatic photos of landscapes, monuments, ocean waves and mountains, as well as images of everyday street life in Paris and other cities. She also likes to do special projects, such as illustrating the lyrics of a favorite song with photos. But her favorite subject is people. She loves to photograph children, as well as people on the street engaged in conversation or sitting quietly alone on a park bench or at a sidewalk cafe.

“A photograph of a person stops the action and allows you to pause and look more closely than you can in real life,” Flo explains. “What seems to be a happy smile at first glance may actually be hiding sadness or some other emotion. You can only see this when you have a chance to look deeply into a person’s eyes, and only a photo allows you to do that.”

Images Flo has taken on her travels have appeared in exhibitions at travel agencies and libraries in Paris. She has also photographed weddings, created photo books for actors and comedians, and has even shot products and events for the CommScope Paris marketing team.

Flo, your photographs are amazing—and so are you. Keep on being amazing!

When Florence Dreux isn’t busy with her work as office manager of CommScope’s Paris, France facility, you’ll likely find her peering into the viewfinder of a camera. Flo’s passion is photography—and she is always looking to capture images of the people and places she encounters on the streets of her hometown and on travels around the world.

Flo’s interest in photography runs in the family. Both her father and grandfather were skilled photojournalists and one of her fondest childhood memories is of tagging along with Papa as he photographed news events around Paris. Her father gave Flo her first camera at age 12, and she’s been taking photographs ever since. Even as a child, she was already thinking creatively, capturing imaginative and carefully staged images of her friends and family.

Today, Flo takes her Canon EOS 700 camera almost everywhere she goes, never knowing when the perfect image will present itself. She also uses smaller cameras and even her mobile phone when her primary camera is too heavy to bring along.

“I will take photos at any time, for many different reasons,” she says. “Sometimes it’s the colors, light or shadows that will catch my eye. Other times it may be a person’s style or attitude, or things like shop windows, shutters, flowerpots, street signs—even garbage cans! I always try to tell a story through my photography, finding a theme and exploring it through multiple images.”

Flo has captured dramatic photos of landscapes, monuments, ocean waves and mountains, as well as images of everyday street life in Paris and other cities. She also likes to do special projects, such as illustrating the lyrics of a favorite song with photos. But her favorite subject is people. She loves to photograph children, as well as people on the street engaged in conversation or sitting quietly alone on a park bench or at a sidewalk cafe.

“A photograph of a person stops the action and allows you to pause and look more closely than you can in real life,” Flo explains. “What seems to be a happy smile at first glance may actually be hiding sadness or some other emotion. You can only see this when you have a chance to look deeply into a person’s eyes, and only a photo allows you to do that.”

Images Flo has taken on her travels have appeared in exhibitions at travel agencies and libraries in Paris. She has also photographed weddings, created photo books for actors and comedians, and has even shot products and events for the CommScope Paris marketing team.

Flo, your photographs are amazing—and so are you. Keep on being amazing!

Some of Flo’s favorite photos are shown here. See more of her work on Instagram @daily_flo/Flow Dreux.