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


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?


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

2 - Magnum Photos - A Photography co-operative owned by member photographers.

(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

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 :

Thank you

designwallah said...

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

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