Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Robert Doisneau

I've been trying to really get into photography. If anyone has any good suggestions or favorites, let me know.

In my browsing today, I became fascinated with Robert Doisneau's photos. His work spans from the 40s, 50s, and beyond. They are wonderful shots of real life, but taken with a special eye. He has a way at looking at situations and turning them into art, with the angle, coloring, closeness, etc. He captures the moment to instill history, a great way to encapsulate the 1950s.

Check out some of his pictures.

Les Coiffeuses au Soleil





Les enfants de la Place Hébert



Square du Vert-Galant



Le Baiser de l’Hôtel de Ville



Gargouille de Notre-Dame



Pipi Pigeon



Musician in the Rain



Sidelong Glance





Vue de Nuit des Halles



Cyclo-Cross in Gentilly





Renault



Les Cour de Artisans



Banquiste, Place de la Bastille



Les tabliers de la rue de Rivoli



Georges Braque a Varengeville



Kiss at the Opera House



Information Scolaire



Cesar Baldaccini (The Sculptor Cesar in his Workshop)





Monsieur Claude Dimanche



What do you think of his photos?

12 comments:

Mike said...

Here are three interesting photography websites. the first is a bunch of classics, the second is a bunch of more recent photographers and the third is an individual photographer's.

1 - Photography Masters - Classics

http://www.masters-of-photography.com/index.html

2 - Magnum Photos - A Photography co-operative owned by member photographers.
http://www.magnumphotos.com/Archive/C.aspx?VP=XSpecific_MAG.AgencyHome_VPage&pid=2K7O3R1VX08V

(check out Josef Koudelka's portofolio. click view all and then his 3rd page. the top two on the left are two of my favorite photographs. the one of the 3 guys and the one with the sea gulls.)

3 - Ernst Haas

http://www.ernst-haas.com/introduction3.html

I like his philosophy section

Megan B said...

This photographer might be a bit out of your style, but I really enjoy her work. It's all staged (she doesn't just happen upon the scenes that she shoots).

Her name is Sandy Skoglund. I don't know how to insert a link, so you'll have to google her. TJ showed me pictures of hers while taking his photography classes in college. It's incredibly imaginitive, and I really love the colors that she uses.

Check it out :o)

Anonymous said...

hello, I'm french
I have seen your blog and as you, I'm fascinated by Robert Doisneau's photo because I think that this photo are really beautiful and they are reveal feelings, it's so magic ...

I give you my e-mail adress for that we could to speak of this wonderful photo : max_bros@msn.com

Thank you
Maxime

designwallah said...

The "Gargouille de Notre-Dame" is not Doisneau, it's my homage to Doisneau!

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