Focus {Eugene Atget}

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Today I am introducing a new feature for the blog. It is simply called {FOCUS}. At the beginning of each month I will spotlight a celebrated photographer and present one of their photographs to you. There are so many brilliant photographers spanning the history of the medium and this is a fun way to showcase favourites and appreciate their work. So, without further Adieu, this month's {FOCUS} photographer is Eugene Atget.

Eugene Atget started work as a photographer in the late 19th century and was one of the pioneers of documentary, architectural and street photography through the early 20th century. I love Eugene Atget for his urban landscapes of old Paris, his use of plate glass negatives and his appreciation of architectural details such as doors, stairways, windows and decorative mouldings. So rad!

1st image: Rue Guerin Boisseau, 1907 by Eugene Atget/ 2nd image: Boulevard de Strasbourg, 1912 by Eugene Atget/ Source: George Eastman House via Flickr 'The Commons'