Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies.

Learn more Got it

10+ Comical Street Photos From 1950s France By René Maltête

Published 8 months ago

During the 1950s and ’60s, street photography was just starting to take foot as an art form, and French photographer René Maltête gave it a push with his candid and humorous scenes.

In 1951, Maltête moved to Paris at the age of 21, and bought a Semflex 6×6 camera 3 years later in hopes of pursuing a serious photography career. His big break, however, came with a series of photos that were slightly less than serious. He became known for his ‘stumbled-upon’ scenes of street life that teemed with ironic humor, showing how the funniest things that happen in life are often just a matter of good timing.

Though René Maltête sadly passed away in 2000, his work continues to be published and praised. Have a look at some of his best shots below.

More info: René Maltête (h/t)

Read more

#1

#2

#3

#4

#5

#6

#7

#8

#9

#10

Andrius

In cahoots with the secret orde...
With nobody. In cahoots with nobody.

Got wisdom to pour?

500-

Tags

1950s photography, 1960s photography, candid photos, french photography, ironic humor, photographie francaise, René Maltête, street photography, vintage photography, vintage photos
Tweet
5
Like deMilked on Facebook
Want more milk?
Hit like for a daily artshake!
Don't show this - I already like Demilked