1. Lovisa Ingman, 2011

    Lovisa Ingman, 2011

     
     
  2. Irene Georgiou, Paris, 2013

    Irene Georgiou, Paris, 2013

     
     
  3. Rebecca Key, South Shields, UK, 2007

    Rebecca Key, South Shields, UK, 2007

     
     
  4. Tammy Mercure, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 21, 2014

    Tammy Mercure, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 21, 2014

    22 August 2014

    reblogged from: tammymercure | notes: 51 | download image

     
     
  5. William Gedney, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1972

    William Gedney, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1972

     
     
  6. Gloria Rodríguez, Lisboa, 2013

    Gloria Rodríguez, Lisboa, 2013

    18 August 2014

    reblogged from: gloriaphoto | notes: 68 | download image

     
     
  7. Atget, Charles Meryon & Rue des Chantres

After writing about Atget, Kertész and Google’s photographs of a small street last year, I was in Paris and made a detour to the center to see what is happening at the Rue des Chantres. I shot the above photo trying to approximate the Atget, but I use a Rolleiflex, and did not crop the square to match Atget’s ratio.



Searching for more history of Rue des Chantres, I came across this etching by Charles Meryon, 60 years before Atget’s photograph. The photograph of Rue des Chantres seems to be a direct quotation of the Meryon. The photograph and sketch are taken from the top of stairs, and Atget’s use of tripod would have limited where he would/could set up the camera. Meryon’s etching features an interesting moment, which seems to be a group of men, with a few soldiers. A woman and her child walk around them to avoid what seems to be a fight. 

 Meryon was a popular artist and source for photographers. Here’s some background from Marja Warehime’s book on Brassaï (bottom of page 49), where it’s mentioned Meryon would sometimes base his work on daguerreotypes. While using different mediums, Meryon and Atget were in the same line of work, documenting architecture and scenes around Paris.

In the Kertész photo, you glimpse inside a tiny bar where people are huddled, drinking during the day, below the sign documenting the flood of 1910 (“CRUE”). A bar in a medieval-sized alley is bound to give an American those feelings Americans have about European street life, but nooks like this are now filled in with million euro pied-à-terres; the area around Notre Dame is a permanent Martin Parr zone.

    Atget, Charles Meryon & Rue des Chantres

    After writing about Atget, Kertész and Google’s photographs of a small street last year, I was in Paris and made a detour to the center to see what is happening at the Rue des Chantres. I shot the above photo trying to approximate the Atget, but I use a Rolleiflex, and did not crop the square to match Atget’s ratio.

    Searching for more history of Rue des Chantres, I came across this etching by Charles Meryon, 60 years before Atget’s photograph. The photograph of Rue des Chantres seems to be a direct quotation of the Meryon. The photograph and sketch are taken from the top of stairs, and Atget’s use of tripod would have limited where he would/could set up the camera. Meryon’s etching features an interesting moment, which seems to be a group of men, with a few soldiers. A woman and her child walk around them to avoid what seems to be a fight.

    Meryon was a popular artist and source for photographers. Here’s some background from Marja Warehime’s book on Brassaï (bottom of page 49), where it’s mentioned Meryon would sometimes base his work on daguerreotypes. While using different mediums, Meryon and Atget were in the same line of work, documenting architecture and scenes around Paris.

    In the Kertész photo, you glimpse inside a tiny bar where people are huddled, drinking during the day, below the sign documenting the flood of 1910 (“CRUE”). A bar in a medieval-sized alley is bound to give an American those feelings Americans have about European street life, but nooks like this are now filled in with million euro pied-à-terres; the area around Notre Dame is a permanent Martin Parr zone.

     
     
  8. Albert Grondahl

    Albert Grondahl

    16 August 2014

    reblogged from: mpdrolet | notes: 223 | tagged: the arms | download image

     
     
  9. Nakeya Janice Brown, Sealing Ends- Part II, 2014

    Nakeya Janice Brown, Sealing Ends- Part II, 2014

    15 August 2014 | source: nakeyab

    reblogged from: britticisms | notes: 1972 | tagged: the arms | download image

     
     
  10. Fette Sans, Untitled, 2014

    Fette Sans, Untitled, 2014

    15 August 2014

    reblogged from: fette | notes: 31 | tagged: the arms | download image