I was really lucky to be sent a copy of this book recently by a PR company, I’ve admired Robert Doisneau’s work for a long time but hadn’t got around to buying any of his books so this one was a lovely surprise.
It’s a book crammed full of beautiful black and white images, mostly from the late 1940’s to the early 60’s but there’s also a section of 80’s & 90’s images. It’s no great surprise that it’s themed around music, I expected it would all be street portraits and documentary shots from concerts but was surprised to find there were also some photo essays (like the making of clarinets below) and a section of some quite humorous staged images.
I’ve had this book for a few weeks now and I still keep pulling it off my bookshelf to have a flick through it. It’s another of those books that makes me want to go out and shoot something completely different, street photography isn’t really my thing but every time I look at this book I feel more and more tempted to go out and give it a try!!