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Discussion in 'Photographers' started by Mainecoonmaniac, Apr 11, 2018.
Spoiler alert: There is a butt shot at the end of the article.
What do you expect "Chez Suzy"???
Butts don't spoil it for me
Are you trying to warn or entice us?
Brassai is IMO on of the top 5 photographers of all time, I would include August Sander, Brett Weston, Julia Margaret Cameron, Edward Steichan as the other contenders. I absolutely love his work.
Every time I look at photographs from that era, I am again impressed at how these photographers took great pictures using film that was rated medium speed or less by today’s standards. I assume Brassai may have used a tripod for some shots, but photographers like Cartier-Bresson, or Gene Smith, or so many others were hand-holding, and doing a great job getting the images they sought.
Yes indeed he used a tripod I have seen a picture of him at work, he even timed some of his night shots by the length of time to smoke a cigarette.
Yes. besides slow speeds, he probably shot on glass plates. Not casual snap shooters. I'm sure gut instinct and experience played a part in their photography.
Glass Plate - that would be indeed interesting - his work inside the lounges is so detailed the company's making these plates must have been awesome. I have a few of his books and the reproductions are very good.
I'm sure they glass plates or safety film, it's interesting. Brassai showed a side of Paris that is long gone. It took a lot of work and courage to shoot Paris nightlife with the technology available back then.
“Dentists and photographers are never satisfied with their work. Dentists want to be doctors and photographers want to be painters.” Picasso
Brassai may have been the wink of an eye in Paris, but Atget captured Paris for all of eternity.
By the early 1950s when even your doctor thought that smoking was good for you I am surprised that cigarettes were not marketed as essential for the right exposure for night photography
I always thought that was a cool story, enough to make me want to take up smoking again.
They stop making Gauloises cigarettes so forget it and vaping is not as sexy.
Well I could take up a pipe..
Now you're talking! You don't inhale either.
The connection with Henry Miller resonates. Not pipe smokers, enjoyed wimmen and excess.