The Mexican photographer Joel Ulises has created this video showcasing photographs by the Hungarian Photographer Brassaï (1899–1984). The pics are really beautiful and I am very glad he has used my composition ’Tolworth’ as the background music for the video.
Brassaï who’s real name was Gyula Halász, was a Hungarian photographer, sculptor, writer and filmmaker. He gained recognition for his work on Paris nightlife during the 1930s. Brassaï used to often wander through the dark and infamous streets and cafes of Paris, which impressed him largely and persuaded him to think about photography as a serious career, contrary to his disliking during his early years as a journalist.
He became one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, thanks to his classic and dramatic street photographs taken during the deserted hours of ‘The City of Light’, either at night or during fog, a condition that was rare during that era. When most of the Hungarian artists were immigrating to Paris during the World Wars, he was one among the many who exhibited their talent and rose to international fame, initially in France and later across the globe. Apart from being a distinguished photographer, he displayed his talent as a sculptor, writer and filmmaker as well, receiving accolades in all areas.
This Hungary-born French artist released his pictures in the form of two photo-books, which became masterpieces of his exceptional works. Besides, he authored a large number of books and articles in French, which were later translated and published in English.