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Stettner, Louis (1922)

Louis Stettner discovered photography as a young teenager and became a photographer for the army during World War II. In 1947, he settled in Paris where he met Brassai, Edouard Boubat and Willy Ronis. Having returned to New York, in 1952, the American photographer combined his Parisian inspirations to the influence of Paul Strand and Weegee, finding in urban subjects, a graphic and human impulse. A fierce observer of his surroundings, he peered through windows, doors and subway trains while he captured furtive melancholic or amusing moments: a woman lost in thoughts, a man eating alone, children admiring a film poster or this boy greening amidst a crowd of hats. Mysterious and poetic, Louis Stettner’s images managed to depict rare concepts in a noisy metropolis: solitude, silence and intimacy.
 

Tags / Louis Stettner - American Photographer - 1950s - Street - Elegance - Intimacy - Poetic
Louis Stettner, Aubervilliers, 1947
Louis Stettner, Aubervilliers, 1947
Louis Stettner, Avenue de Chatillon
Louis Stettner, Avenue de Chatillon
Louis Stettner, Boys on Second Ave., 1952
Louis Stettner, Boys on Second Ave., 1952
Louis Stettner, Bric a Brac, rue Jacob, Paris, 1949
Louis Stettner, Bric a Brac, rue Jacob, Paris, 1949
Louis Stettner, Broadway Limited, Penn Station, New York
Louis Stettner, Broadway Limited, Penn Station, New York
Louis Stettner, Café Pierre, 1950
Louis Stettner, Café Pierre, 1950
Louis Stettner, Central Park, New York, 1997
Louis Stettner, Central Park, New York, 1997
Louis Stettner, Coal Miner, Lens, France, 1978
Louis Stettner, Coal Miner, Lens, France, 1978
Louis Stettner, Elbowing out of Town Newsstand, New York, 1954
Louis Stettner, Elbowing out of Town Newsstand, New York, 1954
Louis Stettner, Fifties Graffiti in a Parking Lot, New York, 1954
Louis Stettner, Fifties Graffiti in a Parking Lot, New York, 1954
Louis Stettner, New York, Two Buildings, c. 1969-1979
Louis Stettner, New York, Two Buildings, c. 1969-1979
Louis Stettner, Odd Man in Penn Station, New York, 1958
Louis Stettner, Odd Man in Penn Station, New York, 1958
Louis Stettner, On a Dutch Ferry, Holland, 1958
Louis Stettner, On a Dutch Ferry, Holland, 1958
Louis Stettner, Portugal, Two Boys in Hats, Boats, 1959
Louis Stettner, Portugal, Two Boys in Hats, Boats, 1959
Louis Stettner, Promenade, Brooklyn, New York, 1954
Louis Stettner, Promenade, Brooklyn, New York, 1954
Louis Stettner, Rue des Martyrs, Paris, 1951
Louis Stettner, Rue des Martyrs, Paris, 1951
Louis Stettner, Sailor, Times Square, New York, 1951
Louis Stettner, Sailor, Times Square, New York, 1951
Louis Stettner, Six Lights, Penn Station, New York City, 1958
Louis Stettner, Six Lights, Penn Station, New York City, 1958
Louis Stettner, Snow Car Broadway, New York, 1951
Louis Stettner, Snow Car Broadway, New York, 1951
Louis Stettner, Christmas Eve, Ile St Louis, Paris, 1951
Louis Stettner, Christmas Eve, Ile St Louis, Paris, 1951
Louis Stettner, Spain, Thin Man in White Coat, 1951
Louis Stettner, Spain, Thin Man in White Coat, 1951
Louis Stettner, Subway Series, 1946
Louis Stettner, Subway Series, 1946
Louis Stettner, Twin Towers, Lower Manhattan, New York, 1979
Louis Stettner, Twin Towers, Lower Manhattan, New York, 1979
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