[LRflex] Re: "Salud" to Robert Doisneau (1912-1994)

  • From: Philippe Amard <phamard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: leicareflex@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 22:55:03 +0200

Please do Eric - Le baiser de l'Hôtel de Ville was a masterpiece as many 
of us know it, even though it was staged and paid for - and I guess your 
photos will have more sincerity in them, so please DO post them, will you?
Thaks in anticipation


>Hi all,
>This being April, I would like to propose that we take a moment to
>remember a great Leica M-camera 'street photographer' that was born in
>April ninety plus years ago; he left behind some classic B&W images
>from yesteryear for us to enjoy and be inspired even today.
>He is none other than Robert Doisneau (born April 14, 1912).
>See  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Doisneau.  This photographic
>artist not only captured moments in time, he also captured our hearts.
>Here's one of his most famous photographs, "Le Baiser de l'Hotel de
>Ville, Paris, 1950"
>which sold for a quarter million greenbacks in 2005!
>Other pictures of his are chronicled here:
>I have some photos taken in Florence, Italy from March this year, that
>were inspired by "Le Baiser de l'Hotel de Ville (The Kiss at City
>Hall)", and wanted to know if I would offend anyone if I posted them
>on this thread in homage to this French photographic artiste
>extraordinaire!  Please let me know your thoughts before I venture to
>put these online, and perhaps even invite other folks on this thread
>to share their shots in this genre?
>Eric Chan
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