Sunday, 22 April 2012

The Inspirational Robert Doisneau

Robert Doisneau was a French photographer who used a Leica in the streets of Paris



Doisneau's style was very simple and spontaneous which is what may be the most inspiring aspect of his career as a photographer. Take the picture above for example, behind the two children is what looks like the bottom of the Eiffel Tower; the renowned landmark that symbolises Paris makes it clear where the picture was taken and adds a sense of proportion. The sharp outline of the children, completely unaware of the camera, contrasts with the faded background of the Tower.


Le baiser de l'Hotel de Ville is perhaps the most famous photo Doisneau has taken and is often thought to have been the reason people connect young love with Paris. This single photograph shows the spontaneous aspect of his work and is the reason he was offered a place in Paris' Vogue Photography team, a proposal which he denied because of his love for street photography.

Although Robert Doisneau's photos were taken in black and white they hold a reality that is hard to come across in photography today. The sheer liveliness of each of his photos is shown through the people in them, how unaware they are of the camera which makes up a lot of the beauty in each image. In photography today we manipulate the pictures we take to make them become something entirely different, saturating colours and covering blemishes until the end product can only be described as fake. The shots taken by this inspirational photographer show the honest portrayal of Paris and don't even need colour to bring them to life. This is what I admire the most about Robert's work.

Yours eternally,

Nezi
xoxo

Disclaimer: None of the photos above belong to me, they are taken by a professional photographer, I claim no rights to them

29 comments:

  1. great photos! very french - thanks for sharing!

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    xx Rebecca

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  2. What a lovely post! Robert is so inspiring!
    Thank you so much for following my blog! I love yours and have followed too.

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  3. OMG!!!! I think that these photos are so amazing!!!
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  4. love it!

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  5. Thank your for your lovely comment! These photos are so beautiful!
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  8. LOVE these pictures! Also really like the header of your blog!
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  9. So inspiring!
    Loved reading this.

    Following you :)
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  11. Love these kind of photographs, so full of nostalgia and love!
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  12. So nice photos,love your blog!
    Do you want to follow each other?

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  13. Love these photos. So inspiring:)

    <3 Leney

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  14. great highlight and gorgeous photos! so pretty

    love from San Francisco,
    Britt+Whit

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  15. love the pics...yes he is really inspirational i think
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  16. Such a great post!

    thank you for your lovely comment, I'm one of your new followers!

    xo

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  17. Your blog is really inspiring! I love the pictures, the topics and the fact you paint is so cool!
    I'm definitely following you now!

    Thanks for the super sweet comment on my blog! :)

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  18. sweetheart, thanks a lot for your nice comment. i'm happy you like my blog:)
    i'm your newest follower xx

    Love,
    Nee
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  19. hello , ! i like your blog ;))
    and thanks for comment on my blog :)
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    but you said you're my new follower, but i dont see you in my followers list :/

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  20. beautiful!!! I love his photography!!!
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  21. Lovely and Beautiful photos!!!

    I love it!!!

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    xoxo

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  22. Just arrived on your blog! Really amazing!

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  23. Hi! Nice blog and amazing post! Very inspirational indeed! =)

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  24. those photos are so amazing, the second one especially! <3

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  25. amazing photography!

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  26. Me again, just realized that the second photo is at the art museum here in Richmond VA! I can't believe I didn't make the connection. How cool right?

    <3 Leney

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  27. I love these pictures, especially the second one. You have a great blog! Thank you so much for your comment, and I am now your newest follower as well:)

    xoxo
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