Friday, May 6, 2011

Night Photography of the 20s & 30s

All images found at Vanity Fair
There's something about images of the 1920's & 30's that makes my heart skip a beat. Almost a feeling of nostalgia, as if I've been there before... Strange, I know, but that's how I feel. I'm loving these night scenes from some of Europe's pioneers in photography: Brassaï, Ilse Bing, Robert Doisneau, and André Kertész. Wish I could make it to New York to see them up close at the Bruce Silverstein Gallery.

~ Clare x

André Kertész, Eiffel Tower (Summer Storm), 1927, 1927
André Kertész, At the Bobino, Paris, 1932
Brassaï, ens du Milieu, 1932
Brassaï, Paris, Canal Saint-Martin, c. 1931
Ilse Bing, Can Can Dancer, Moulin Rouge, Paris, 1933
Ilse Bing, Orchestra Pit, Theatre des Champs-Elysees, Paris, 1933
Robert Doisneau, Jeu du Trapeze Aerien, Paris, 1949
Robert Doisneau, The Stairway, 1952
Robert Doisneau, Untitled (no date)


  1. Very cool. I love the Eiffel tower image. Happy Friday! xo

  2. Soooo dramatic and wonderful......

  3. Oh that last one is sort of creepy! But I do love the acrobat one. So dreamy!

  4. oh, I wish I was in New York too!!
    These are fabulous shots.


Thanks for sharing on Soulful Mama ~ Clare x