Ted Forbes of The Art of Photography is back at it again, taking an in-depth look at the life and work of another inspirational and iconic figure in the world of photography. This time, the subject is French photographer Robert Doisneau.
A contemporary of Henri-Cartier Bresson and a man who had a great impact on the classic era of European photojournalism, Doisneau captured some truly iconic images between the 1930s and 1950s.
The nineteen minute video breaks Doisneau’s incredible life down into bite-sized chunks. Forbe’s speaks to Doisneau’s composition, his play on humor in a number of his images, and also dives into Le baiser de l’hôtel de ville (Kiss by the Town Hall) — one of Doisneau’s most famous images, partially because it was posed.