Caught on Camera with the CEO gBrassa s famous exuisite portrait of Paris under cover of the night of humanity as light beaming out of holes punched in the darkness simultaneously standing out against and hiding within the eveningloom Forms dance in silent slow movements beckoning you forward hinting of a meaning slightly underwater Wyoming Strong (Wyoming Men, gently out ofrasp They move like fish in the still dark waters "OF A LAKE MEN FLITTING THROUGH EXISTENCE STUCK BETWEEN "a lake men flitting through #existence stuck between states of being The roads ebb by like frozen boiling rivers through the blinding lights all effervescent yellow #stuck between states of being The roads ebb by like frozen boiling rivers through the blinding lights all effervescent yellow dimming upwards hawking wares like littering salvations from the heart of the night s pure diversion from diurnal life The most beautiful depiction of societal life I ve ever seen This collection of night photographs filled with atmosphere Urban scenes from the 1930s are lit by the moon and lamplight The images are matte and not particularly contrasty and I don t think they are shown to their full advantage You still et a sense however of Brassai s nocturnal Paris The introduction by Paul Morand is elegant and does a Enchanting Baby (The Birth Place good job of describing what Paris was like at that time Look for the 1987 Pantheon edition printed in photoravure like the original Much better This book may not have all of Bra. Roaming Paris streets by night
*In The Early 1930s *the early 1930s created arresting images of the city's dramatic nocturnal landscape First published in French in 1932 this. .
Oodreads is strongly positive I agree that the pictures as shown are fine I suspect that they might have been lorious Wow Why Did I Not Know did I not know this man before I am pretty familiar with many American photographers I don t think I have even seen "this man before I am pretty familiar with many American photographers I don t think I have even seen work in all the art museums that I have one to This book was recommended to be by a ardening book that
#SAID HE WAS THE MASTER OF #he was the master of and boy oh boy was the author right I love these nocturnal photographs and how he enhanced the image with the shadows I also loved that many of his images focused on working people in the dead of night Great artist Great work I need to read on this wonderful man the only thing i didn t like about this book was the uality of the paper matte not lossy faded not clear it took away a lot from the images it was hard to really see the pictures and as it is the images themselves are a delicate balance of light and dark small to extreme compositions and tiny focal points to large ones the surrealism of the work is exemplary a lot of artists strive to capture this but Brassai not only succeeded but he did it at night also the mix of artistic and journalistic approaches makes the work a pleasure to experience not so much seen rather devoured this visual feast. By prostitutes laborers thugs and lovers Paris by Night is a stunning portrait of nighttime in the City of Light as captured by its most articulate observer 62 phot. .
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Ssai s best works but it "IS THE SUCCESSFUL COLLECTION THAT "the most successful collection have seen in capturing the spirit of Brassai s photography Specifically these works and the Always You great introductory text by Paul Morand encapsulate that certain magic which rises from theutters after the sun has set The publishers did well to frame these photographs on black pages Other books do not and the effect is rather like telling host stories under fluorescent lighting When I was a kid we had this book on our coffee table His photos are beautiful A mysrerious one night in Paris And Brassai WAS THERE TO CAPTURE THE SHADOWS THE WHORES THE there to capture the shadows the whores the the early morning workers the all night walkers and basically a world that doesn t exist in the daytime Close your eyes and you can see the action on your eyelids like an on oing cinema of the mind Brassai is the director Extraordinary photographs that seem to my non expert eye poorly reproduced Compare the lovely striking somewhat mysterious image on the cover with the drab reproduction of the same photograph on page 14 The tiny versions at the back of the book in which each scene is identified are so much sharper with higher contrast than the photographs in the body of the book Almost every comment about this book here on New edition brings one of Brassa's finest works back into print The back alleys metro stations and bistros he photographed are at turns hauntingly empty or peopled.