Saturday, March 17, 2007

Photographer of Paris, Brassai (1899-1984)

Backstage at the Folies-Bergere 1933 by Brassai
Brassai's wanderings around the cafes and bars of Paris at night brought him into contact with many of the artists and writers living in the city during the early 1930's. He established friendships with Picasso, Giacometti, Sartre, and Henry Miller. He published a book of night photographs in 1933 called, Paris de Nuit. Check out this great website:
When I was in art school, I took a lot of photography and filmmaking classes. I did not start painting seriously until after I graduated. I consider myself to be a self-taught painter with an early background in photography. This has given me a greater sense of composition and story-telling and a desire for finding surreal elements within reality.
Try the amazing Powell's books in Portland, OR for books
about Brassai or anything else your little heart desires.

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