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Looking back in time - Robert Doisneau

Michael Nagel

Active member
It was 17 years ago, when Robert Doisneau closed his eyes forever.

His work is very important (to me), as he told entire stories with just one photo, catching the moment and putting it into perspective.

I hope that his work will continue to encourage and inspire photographers.

Michael
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
It was 17 years ago, when Robert Doisneau closed his eyes forever.

His work is very important (to me), as he told entire stories with just one photo, catching the moment and putting it into perspective.

I hope that his work will continue to encourage and inspire photographers.

Michael
What a wonderful website to share!

The little set of 3 rectangles at the lower right reminded me of the need to have a viewing choice, "CHOISISSEZ L'AMBIANCE GRAPHIQUE".


This one is humorous! The official website does not flow although it's encyclopedic. Start there with a few galleries. Then, for a far easier approach to his pictures, try this and click on any picture. A slide show will start. Excuse the "Fleur de Paris" song, but it's French, after all!

Asher
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
"'I've never examined why I make photos. In truth it's a hopeless struggle against the idea that one will die. It's something I'm more prepared for, because one shouldn't think that every action is temporary and momentary. I try obstinately to stop this time that is passing.' Robert Doisneau (Robert Doisneau Biography paragraph 6)." Source!

Dommage! So it's not my own original idea after all!

Asher
 

fahim mohammed

Active member
Michael, One of my favorite photographer.

Paris is Robert Doisneau. One of my wishes is to take a long holiday and visit the same places
Robert did And photograph them.

I, personally, rank HCB below Mr. Doisneau as a photographer.
 

Michael Nagel

Active member
Asher - it is funny, I discovered his work through books (a present from my wife) and see that his work is well present on the web.

Fahim - I love his photos as they are poetry in black and white for me. I am afraid, that his work belongs to these, which cannot be extended in a similar way, as the current laws and general attitude of people towards their pictures has changed. I understand both positions and I'm torn...

Winston - glad you like his work.

Bets regards,
Michael
 
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Ben Rubinstein

pro member
I'd never seen his work before but I find his composition very interesting indeed, far more modern than the time he was shooting in.
 
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