I think his work is beautiful and the quality of light he includes in his work is impeccable. For my work I had to immitate his style and I was drawn to his Paris collection but this damn English weather wouldn’t allow me to do so and so I explored his other series of work such as Stairs and Canals.
I feel it’s such a shame that many artists and photographers only gain recognition after they have passed and so cannot bathe in their own greatness. Atget lived a simple life living on very little money. He used to take photos and sell them to painters for a living and he used huge glass plates for his work as the images were much clearer for the artists to work from.
I think he’s great and he has been an inspiration to many, including myself.