25 May 2012

Friday Inspiration: Robert Frank's Chairs

When Robert Frank was just starting out as a photographer in Paris he would walk across the Jardin Luxembourg everyday to get to his studio. He became fascinated by the chairs in the garden, "They all seemed to be waiting for something." He started photographing chairs all over the city.

He took hundreds of photographs of chairs, some of which were included in his first handmade photo books 40 Fotos (1946) and Mary's Book (1949, pictured above). They were also included in the photo essay "Speaking of Pictures," in the May 21, 1951 issue of Life Magazine.

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