It started with a kiss. Robert Doisneau French Photographer gets a Google Happy Birthday.

“Toute ma vie je me suis amusé, je me suis fabriqué mon petit théâtre.”

All my life I had fun, I made my little theatre.

Robert Doisneau

Be-bop en cave, Vieux Colombier, 1951.

Robert Doisneau was known for his modest, playful, and ironic images of amusing juxtapositions, mingling social classes, and eccentrics in contemporary Paris streets and cafes. This famous French photographers most recognisable image is Le baiser de l’hôtel de ville (Kiss by the Hôtel de Ville), 1950.

For Doisneau fans and devotees, you can visit to L’Atelier Robert Doisneau.  L’Atelier Robert Doisneau is the structure created by Annette Doisneau and Francine Deroudille, the two daughters of the photographer to ensure the preservation and representation of his work.

This is in Montrouge, in the apartment where Robert Doisneau himself had worked for over 50 years the Workshop has installed its premises. 450,000 negatives are stored, sorted and numbered, allowing to continue the creation of exhibitions and editing books and sometimes offering the joy of the discovery of an unpublished report.

Visit the official Robert Doisneau site here


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