The vintage photo of the day is Sidelong Glance by French‚photographer‚Robert Doisneau and was taken in 1948. Doisneau is one of France’s most famous photographers and many of his images like Kiss by the Hotel de Ville are considered iconic.
What makes this photograph so appealing is the sense of story and sense of humour. The woman is looking at the art in the‚foreground painting‚but the man sees ‘art’ in a different painting off to the side. The model’s bare bottom in the painting is the brightest element in the image so our eye (as well as the man’s roving eye) goes right to it. The point of view of the image, the fabulous timing, as well as the fact that the subjects seem unaware that they are being photographed all add to this image’s appeal.