Painting With Light - Blue

Vancouver, British Columbia

Brassaï was a Hungarian photographer who took pictures of Paris in the late 1920's. He wandered the streets of Paris late at night and captured the essence of the city in his photographs. Making photographs in the dark bistros and darker streets presented a difficult technical problem. Brassai's solution was direct, primitive and perfect. He focused his small plate camera on a tripod, opened the shutter when ready and fired a flashbulb. I have his book Brassai: Paris by Night and would recommend it to any photographer. This photo was taken in the spirit of Brassai.