Couple d’amoureux dans un petit café, quartier Italie
(Lovers in a small cafe, Italian quarter)
Paris, c. 1932. Photograph by Brassaï
Born Gyula Halász in Brasso, Transylvania, Brassaï took his professional name from his hometown when he started working in Paris. While many photographers of the 1930’s turned the medium’s realism on the harsh realities of life, Brassaï was a romantic, devoted to charming, artfully constructed scenes like this one, where the lovers’ individual reflections appear behind each other. 1942, photographer unknown
(Published in Taschen’s ‘All-American Ads of the 20s’, Ed. Jim Heimann)You don’t know about Advanced Style? Well, put on your boa and take a look already!View of St. Peter’s Basilica and Ponte Sant’Angelo from the Tiber River in Romec. 1910, photographer unknown
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