in his studio in Montrouge, 1992
14 April 1912
Gentilly, Val-de-Marne, Paris
|Died||1 April 1994
|Cause of death||Acute pancreatitis|
|Education||Ã‰cole Estienne, 1929 graduate, diplomas in engraving and lithography|
|Known for||Street photography, Le baiser de l’hÃ´tel de ville (The kiss by the town hall)|
|Title||Chevalier of the Order of the Legion of Honour|
|Spouse(s)||Pierrette (nÃ©e Chaumaison)|
|Children||Annette (b. 1942)
Francine (b. 1947)
Nowadays people's visual imagination is so much more sophisticated, so much more developed, particularly in young people, that now you can make an image which just slightly suggests something, they can make of it what they will.
A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there – even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity.
The marvels of daily life are exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street.
Chance is the one thing you can't buy. You have to pay for it and you have to pay for it with your life, spending a lot of time, you pay for it with time, not the wasting of time but the spending of time.