The photographer and the artist

"The photographic enterprise gives us the sense that we can hold the whole world in our heads - as an anthology of images" - Susan Sontag

Suzy Parker and Robin Tattersall (dress by Dior) Place de la Concorde, Paris, 1956. Photo by Richard Avedon (via)

Disneyland by Diane Arbus, 1962.

Diane Arbus: Child with Toy Hand Grenade in Central Park, New York City, 1962
A foggy afternoon at the Cat and Fiddle in Derbyshire
Taken by Erin Bramwell, 2014

Eugène Atget

by Alex Webb
Tunica, Mississippi 2007

EUGENE ATGET: His project, Old Paris begun around 1897 and ending in the 20s focused on the disappearance of the 19th century’s architectural dream realm as the city was swept by modernization schemes.  He was later greatly appreciated by the surrealists, who saw him as a forerunner to their work.  Walter Benjamin stated that Atget’s images unintentionally, but uncannily, appeared like the ‘scene of a crime’.  Bernice Abbott then a young photographer working in Paris for Man Ray bought Atget’s archive after his death and began successfully  promoting his work. 

Eugène Atget: Jardin du Luxembourg, 1902
My boyfriend, photographed by me on an Olympus OM40, in Buxton 2014

Albert Renger-Patzsch (All. 1897-1966), Fichten im Winter (Sapins en hiver), 1956, épreuve gélatino-argentique, 16,8 x 22,8 cm, Paris, Musée national d’art moderne Georges-Pompidou

Dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet, 1958, photo by Robert Doisneau

The Island. Photographed by Harry Crowder. 

Paris 1954
Photo: Robert Doisneau