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Children in front of the Eiffel Tower, by Robert Doisneau (Paris, 1943)

Children in front of the Eiffel Tower, by Robert Doisneau (Paris, 1943)

Pictures by Robert Doisneau, Palm Springs (1960)

Paris, by Robert Doisneau (1966)

Paris, by Robert Doisneau (1966)

Sunday Morning in Arcueil, by Robert Doisneau (1945)

Sunday Morning in Arcueil, by Robert Doisneau (1945)

Painter in Paris, by Robert Doisneau (1953)

Painter in Paris, by Robert Doisneau (1953)

The “Hôtel de Ville lovers” were part of a series, on which I had already worked for a week and which I had to complete with two or three photos of that kind. But the fact that they were set up never bothered me. After all, nothing is more subjective than l’objectif (the French word for “lens”), we never show things as they “really”are. The world I was trying to present was one where I would feel good, where people would be friendly, where I could find the tenderness I longed for. My photos were like a proof that such a world could exist.

Robert Doisneau
"If I knew how to take a good photograph, I’d do it every time." 
- Robert Doisneau

"If I knew how to take a good photograph, I’d do it every time." 

- Robert Doisneau

Be Bop, Saint-Germain-des-prés,  Robert Doisneau (1951)

Be Bop, Saint-Germain-des-prés, Robert Doisneau (1951)

Baiser Blotto, Robert Doisneau (1950)

Baiser Blotto, Robert Doisneau (1950)

By Robert Doisneau (1952)

By Robert Doisneau (1952)

Pablo Picasso and Françoise Gilot, by Robert Doisneau (1952)

Pablo Picasso and Françoise Gilot, by Robert Doisneau (1952)

I had a few problems with the law. It appears that people have rights about their own image, and this often prevents me from catching their spontaneity. So I must stop them and say, “I noticed you while passing by, would you mind kissing again?” That’s what happened with the “Hôtel de Ville lovers”, they re-enacted their kiss. Those with the grocer were a couple I hired.

- Robert Doisneau

Sunday morning in Arcueil, Robert Doisneau (1945)

Sunday morning in Arcueil, Robert Doisneau (1945)

Trépidante Wanda, Robert Doisneau (1953)

Trépidante Wanda, Robert Doisneau (1953)

Robert Doisneau (1950)

Robert Doisneau (1950)