May 19, 2014 Donald Scarinci

The Charles Marville exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art highlights the beauty and artistry of photography in its most basic form. Marville was commissioned by the city of Paris to capture the streets, gardens, and architecture of his rapidly transforming native city. Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris features approximately 100 of his stunning and incredibly detailed photographs. As highlighted by the New York Observer, “Marville was an incredible printer, producing true black-blacks and creamy eggshell whites and bringing seemingly infinite, informative depth to his scenes. You can count every brick on a city street and read the text of…

March 11, 2013 Donald Scarinci 9169Comment

Along with Henri Cartier-Bresson, Andre Kertesz was a pioneer of what has become known as “street photography.”  They captured people doing every day things in Paris between the wars using angles, line and form to compose their image. The Hungarian-born photographer died in 1985, but his art lives on. Kertesz was born on July 2, 1894 in Hungary and purchased his first camera when he was 18 years old. His earliest pictures included photographs of people, ranging from his family to his fellow soldiers when he enlisted in the military at the onslaught of World War I. His photographs were…