EUGENE ATGET (1856 - 1927)
Do you know Eugene
This incredible man photographed Paris for
With a singleness of purpose rarely excelled, he made his incredible
monument to a city. When he died in 1927 he left approximately 2000
eight by ten inches glass plates and almost 10,000 prints, not counting
the plates deposited in the Palais Royale archives. Here is one of the
most extraordinary achievements of photography. Yet we know almost
nothing of Atget as a person and less of Atget as a photographer.
During many years, this simple and discret man has been walking in
Paris with his camera and have taken hundred of photographies about all
the little details of the city : doors, streets, shops, horses, etc...
To share with you my passion for Atget and Paris, I have concepted a
special trip throught the time called here "the Atget Experience" : A
way to compare the same places yesterday and today. Yesterday with the
old camera of Atget, today with my digital camera.
This amazing trip reveals that the heart of Paris is always the same,
but, behind the little details of the time, we can make the city
talking, and whispering us all the little stories of the stones, the
doors, and all these anonymous actors who lives, loved and died here.
Enjoy now the Atget Experience!
Thierry, owner of Parisbestlodge
Paris vacation rentals