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Date: 12/01/12 05:00 PM

7 Responses to Brassai: Paris By Night

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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    November 27, 2012 at 3:29 pm
    Link: Brassai: Paris By Night - A Hungarian born man who, when he turned 40, gave it all up to wander at night in Paris. (NSFW: Artistic Boobies!)
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    maddux32 Male 30-39
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    December 1, 2012 at 8:57 pm
    I found this profoundly sad. Heavy on the soul.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    December 1, 2012 at 9:20 pm
    @maddux32: It IS kinda sad! This was supposed to be the very apex of civilization, Paris was (and still is) a city above all comparison!
    Also it was the late 30`s: heart of the depression and WW2 looming on the horizon.

    I like his photos! They`re just packed with information. The most simple thigns find meaning when place in context.

    Also: this is what hookers looked like in the days before cosmetic surgery...

    Nice music too!
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    December 2, 2012 at 7:00 am
    You can skip the first 2:50 and the last 0:45
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    TheGuySmiley Male 18-29
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    December 2, 2012 at 8:05 am
    it was pretty good.. this capturesd a night in the 20`s/30`s in paris.
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    marcus2 Male 13-17
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    December 4, 2012 at 7:02 am
    I studied Brassai for one of my own photography projects. I learned that capturing night-shots on a film camera is very, very difficult, so I can really appreciate the skill required to take photographs as good as these.
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    lorcan Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2012 at 2:03 am
    Brassai, also wrote a book about Henry Miller, they where good friends in Paris at that time.

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