The vintage photo of the day is called Saint-Cloud (a suburb of Paris, France) by Eugene Atget and was taken in the early 1920’s. Atget is well known for for documenting the landscape, urbanscape, parks and street scenes and of ” Old” Paris‚in the late 1800’s and early part of the twentieth century.
Although newer photographers might look at this image and go “meh”, there’s actually lots of interesting stuff to look at due to the careful composition. The repeating cone-shaped trees and their shadows are the focal points of the image and their shapes are somewhat repeated by the other trees in the background. Great use of leading lines and shapes created in both the positive and negative areas of this photograph make it far more intriguing than it initially seems.
The‚George‚Eastman‚house also has quite a good collection of Atget photographs for those that want to see more of this Master’s work.