Monthly Archives: August 2012

There are probably hundreds among hundreds of blog posts written on the famous French photographer, Robert Doisneau, this post being one of them. Yet I’d like for this one not to disappear in that sea and I hope I can show you how exactly Doisneau’s photographs can make you look twice at life. First off, his picture entitled Le Remorqueur du Champs de Mars, of two children rollerskating and biking beneath the Eiffel Tower, helped me envision what I wanted to make of this blog, and his philosophy has helped shape my blog’s philosophy as well.

In the words of Robert Doisneau:

The marvels of daily life are so exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street.

Then if you look at the tagline of my blog, you will find an intentional similarity. I decided to choose a Doisneau perspective because every photo of his has its own story behind it and every story is unique. He seeks out the simple joys of life and finds something special in every setting, whether it’s a glamorous party or a school classroom. It’s magic browsing through the archives of the Atelier Robert Doisneau. His works are romantic, sentimental, happy, contemplative, narrative, mundane, and extraordinary.

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All photos/drawings courtesy of Marc Johns






Marc Johns rocks. His drawings speak to me in unimaginable ways akin to the giggling of baby mermaids, or clouds that drizzle candy. I love the world for giving us Mr. Johns and his very serious drawings.

Nothing like watching Sky High, flipping through mags, and sitting around on the couch. All in your pajamas. That be my sister yonder. And a note on the lens, I’m undecided about the uber-red tinge. It gives it a rustic feel I guess, though normally I despise over-edited photos. They look so tacky sometimes. Ah well..

Lens: Kaimal Mark II

Film: Ina’s 1982

Flash: Off