Today marks the 100th birth anniversary of French photographer Robert Doisneau. Google pays tribute to the famous photographer by posting a collage of four of his most popular photos. He was born on April 14, 1912 and was noted for his talent in street photography.
One of his popular photographs that was shot in 1950 is the Le Baise de L’Hotel de Ville or Kiss by the Hotel Ville. His models for the photo were aspiring actors during that time, Francoise Delbart and Jacques Carteaud. Both of them were on their early 20’s when the photo was shot.
Another photograph included in Google doodle was the image entitled Le Remorqueur du Champ de Mars (Tug on the Champ de Mars) was shot in 1943. It shows two kids playing at the Champ de Mars which is near the Eiffel Tower in Paris. One kid is riding a bike while the other one is tugging along on roller skates.
The other two pictures were Trois Petis Enfants Blancs, Parc Monceau or Three Little White Children, Parc Monceau which was taken in 1971 has an image of a woman with three white-hooded kids on the foreground. The Dog on Wheels or Le Chien a Roulettes photograph was from 1977. It shows a dog with wheels that were attached to its hind legs; there were also two women chatting at the entrance of what seems like a liquor store.
Robert Doisneau died on April 1st 1994 at the age of 81 years old. He left behind a huge and impressive collection of about 450,000 photo negatives.