Born on this day – Robert Doisneau

‘I like people for their weaknesses and faults. I get on well with ordinary people. We talk. We start with the weather, and little by little we get to the important things. When I photograph them it is not as if I were examining them with a magnifying class, like a cold and scientific observer. It’s very brotherly. And it’s better, isn’t it, to shed some light on those people who are never in the limelight.’

Robert Doisneau (French photographer) – April 14, 1912 – April 1, 1994.