Monday, August 9, 2010

Brassai [Historical Photographer]

While researching artists I found a lot that like to take pictures of city streets. For a while it seemed like that's all that any famous photographers did. Walker Evans, Eugene Atget and Bernice Abbott all seemed to be influenced by each other. Although these photographers had similar subjects, they all contributed something slightly different to the art form. Brassai is the same way. This Hugarian born artist became famous for his photos of Paris. The thing that distinguished him from the others was that he photographed at night. He had a love for Paris and while wondering the streets at night decided to capture the beauty through the medium of photography.

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