|Cabaret de l'enfer|
I cannot express just how much I love my history of photography class and how enthusiastic I am to go to class everyday. I have learned so much in just the few short weeks I have been attending. I even find myself replaying the lectures over in my mind, testing my memory of the photographers and linking them to their respective photographic works. The photographs above and below are the works of Eugene Atget, my current favorite photographer right up next to Ralph Eugene Meatyard (I seem to have a thing for Eugenes, a fact that would greatly disappoint my brother--he hates the name). I immediately fell in love with Atget's photographic documentation of Paris, particularly the cabaret and carnival photographs. I find them to be incredibly eerie yet intimate, a combination that stirs within me a deep sense of nostalgia for the past. They are just too beautiful!
Despite my loathing for all that is history, my desire to learn more about the history of art continues to grow exponentially. I guess art history is just in a different, more interesting league of its own.
I know that no matter what I do, I will one day work in the fashion industry. But as of now, I have decided (yes, a real decision I plan to see through!) to take the scenic route and pursue my master's in art history. In the end, not only will I feed my desirous intellect, but a master's in art history will nicely complement my work in fashion, whatever that work may be.
But until then...art history homework!
Interested in more of his work? I find this site to be incredibly informative!