December 27th, 2013

my ambition has always been to show the everyday city as if we were discovering it for the first time.”brassaï

the institut de france, passage mazarine, paris 6e, c. 1931 [original]

© brassaï, from brassaï. paris.

July 11th, 2013

andré chénier's house, on the corner of rue de cléry and rue beauregard, paris 2e, c. 1939 [ORIGINAL]

© brassaï, from brassaï. paris.

July 11th, 2013

© brassaïles escaliers de montmartre, paris, 1936 [ORIGINAL]

» big thanks to editors for featuring this beautiful and famous photograph by brassaï on the tumblr radar, and to every single one of you out there for visiting, liking, reblogging, following, kind words, and support. it was unreal getting featured for the 2nd time. i think i need some new pants. — luna

July 14th, 2012

"there are many photographs which are full of life but which are confusing and difficult to remember. it is the force of an image that matters." — brassaï

a monastic brothel, 1931

photo by brassaï, from what makes great photography: 80 masterpieces explained by val williams

January 27th, 2012

brassaï, les mauvais garçons, 1932

posted by/ thanks to melisaki

Reblogged from melisaki
August 23rd, 2011

l’homme à l’ombrelle blanche (man with a white umbrella), 1934

photo by brassaï

*** please don’t repost this as your own

August 18th, 2011

brassaï, lovers, rue croulebarbe, near place d’italie, 1932

posted by/ thanks to wonderfulambiguity

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