Eugene Atget

Posted by thekellytang On 9:41 AM

I've always been attracted to the haunting images that Eugene Atget was able to capture. 

He was a French photographer known mainly for his photos of France, and I find them extremely beautiful. They really inspire me for some reason. I guess sometimes, there is no good reason for why something may inspire you. But I like how it tells you the quiet history of an empty street. I think this quote sums up my fascination with his work:

"The pictures that he made in the service of this concept are seductively and deceptively simple, wholly poised, reticent, dense with experience, mysterious, and true." - "Looking at Photographs" by John Szarkowski

I tend to find inspiration in architecture, and lines, and transform them into a garment. I just love Atget's work its peaceful to me. What do you think?

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6 Responses to 'Eugene Atget'

  1. Edicius said...'> July 7, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    He does have some good photography, I'm liking his style. Always a fan of a good hauntingly beautiful picture


  2. Mumbles said...'> July 7, 2011 at 7:35 PM

    Anything can inspire you, from arquitecture, pictures, art... and that's the beautiful thing! Those pictures are gorgeous and the places too
    hope you're having a nice week

    ♥ Marley


  3.'> July 7, 2011 at 9:38 PM

    beautiful. I love the light leaks in his photographs


  4. Blue said...'> July 10, 2011 at 9:49 PM

    That picture with the gates is just plain magical! I love taking pictures of gates, but none of them look like this. At all.


  5.'> July 11, 2011 at 10:42 PM

    Kelly, these are wonderfully wistful! The first one in particular tells an evocative story. I love them!


  6. Cee Harvey said...'> July 15, 2011 at 4:42 PM

    oh wow
    what a dark yet beautiful photo
    so brilliantly captured


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