Le Chat Noir, Paris, or “The Studio Cat”, André Kertész via poboh
André Kertész (2 July 1894 – 28 September 1985), born Kertész Andor, was a Hungarian-born photographer known for his groundbreaking contributions to photographic composition and the photo essay. In the early years of his career, his then-unorthodox camera angles and style prevented his work from gaining wider recognition. Kertész never felt that he had gained the worldwide recognition he deserved. Today he is considered one of the seminal figures of photojournalism.
I love this painting. “Artists Model, Paris” (1905) by American Guy Pene du Bois (1884 - 1958) whose family was French (as you might notice) via poboh
Guy Pène du Bois (1884–1958) was a 20th-century American painter, art critic, and educator. Born in the U.S. to a French family, his work specialised in the culture and society around him: cafes, theatres, and in the twenties, flappers.
“He never disappointed.” George Whitman, the owner of Shakespeare and Company, a bookshop that became the core of English-language literary life in Paris and might be the most famous and beloved bookstore in the world, died Dec. 14, 2011 in his apartment above the store. He died two days after his 98th birthday.
A lovely photo of a lovely lady from the 1930’s by Madame d’Ora via lacontessa (via inneroptics)
In Paris, she became internationally known for her society and fashion photography during the 1930s and 1940s. Her subjects included Josephine Baker, Tamara de Lempicka, Alban Berg, Niddy Impekoven, Maurice Chevalier, Colette, and other dancers, actors, painters, and writers.