The Atget Feeling

Recently walking around Łódź, I have been having the feeling that this place is one big construction site. Roads are closed buildings covered in scaffolding or just simply pulled down. Then I remember this is what change really looks like. People talk about a city changing but it is not a magician’s trick, one day old and the next new. Change is gradual and sometimes inconvenient.
A photographer, who pioneered documentary photography with his determination of photographing all the architecture and street scenes of Paris before its modernisation at the turn of the 20th century, was Eugene Ategt.

Lodz Atget InspiredIn a way this picture was taken with the ideas of Atget in mind. I just wish I could have got here before the building came down.

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