Eugène Atget (February 12, 1857 – August 4, 1927) was a French photographer noted for his photographs documenting the architecture and street scenes of Paris. His first career was acting at which he only had minor success. At forty he quit acting, and after a tentative experiment with painting Atget became a photographer, and began his true life's work.
Atget set himself the task of understanding and interpreting Paris in visual terms. He made photographs which for purity and intensity of vision have not been bettered. The pictures that he made in the service of this concept are deceptively simple, dense with experience, mysterious, and true. I tried to capture Old Orange architecture using his concept for purity and simplicity of image.
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