The photographer Pierre Yves-Petit, who called himself “Yvon,” wandered the streets of Paris between the world wars looking for the moment when the shifting light and clouds would perfectly reveal the city’s ephemeral, iconic beauty. The dramatic images of the city and its people that he made during those years would become the most popular postcards in France. They can still be bought today on Parisian quais and are eagerly sought by collectors.
Pierre Yves-Petit job and his love of the city, whose streets he often wandered early in the morning and late at night. In his photography he was able to seize the Paris highlights, the beauty of the streets and gardens in a beautiful blend of black, white and grey. As Yvon, he captured the essence of the city in his photographs, having published his work on photocards. His efforts met greet commercial success. Continue reading Book review: Yvon’s Paris by Robert Stevens