Saturday, February 25, 2006

Edouard Boubat


I was web wandering through ms baker's reflections this afternoon, in a moment of peace before rushing out for the rest of the day, and while wandering I discovered Edouard Boubat, a French photographer who started work after World War 2 saying, 'After the war, we felt the need to celebrate life, and for me photography was the means to achieve this...'

There's a rather good interview with him here.

He said, "I think that the photos that we like were made when the photographer knew how to disappear. If there were a secret, certainly that would be it."

6 comments:

Slacker Mom said...

Beautiful photo, I have never seen it before...

woman wandering said...

I loved it too ... ms baker has another lovely one of a woman on a beach on her site.

I'd never heard of Boubat, I loved what I found. :)

harvey molloy said...

Gorgeous photo!
kia ora!

woman wandering said...

Kia ora and get well soon, Harvey.

I wanted to write a link to over to your latest post but waiting to find the 'write' mood for it.

Ms.Baker said...

Dear Di,

Isn't Boubat great? I am so glad you are as captivated as I am by his photos! His work is so loving and tender, so gentle. He is in love with everything he views through his camera lens.

The photo you chose is one of my favorites too :)

MsB

woman wandering said...

ms baker, i loved that photo, thanks for writing of him, i might never have found him otherwise.