August 17, 2018

Robert Doisneau: An Oblique Look in Front of the Romi’s Shop, Rue de Seine, Paris

These images are from iconic French photographer Robert Doisneau. Amongst the photographs is the famous series of the nude painting in the art shop window (The Sidelong Glance—Romi’s Shop) attracting furtive attention from male admirers.


For his LIFE magazine assignment, Doisneau hid his Rolliflex behind an antique chair on display at Romi’s art gallery in the 5th arrondissement. With his usual flair for humor, he had set his camera at the correct angle to take photos of the painting of the nude and the reactions of the public to it.

















The Romi Gallery

Robert Doisneau with his Rolliflex camera





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