Tue 23-Apr-13 12:11 AM | edited Tue 23-Apr-13 12:14 AM by ardoluc
Hi all I strongly recommand to all to visit the work, done by Francis Toussaint a french engineer that sadly died, in 2003. He has over 11 millions hits of people who are still visiting his work everyday on pbase.com. This guy is an inspiration for all who spends hours looking and studying his work. Rarely , have I seen so beautifull and emotionnal work done by any photographer. Its done with technology that is over 10 years old, showing that its not the latest gear that makes a picture, but the knowledge and the artistic eye of its creator. Francis was a master of light and post-processing. Pbase.com for ten years after his death keeps his work displayed for our pleasure. I hope a visit will inspire you as it has done for me
Thank you for sharing Luc. Francis's galleries are filled with many beautiful images. But the more remarkable thing is the fact that his gallery is still available well after his passing. I think we can all hope that our images will live on for many more generations to enjoy.
Yes, absolutely. I opened an account many years ago on PBase and when I encountered his galleries I was immediately awestruck and inspired for eternity. Thank you for your post it reminded me that I must go and visit his work again, it has been a while. PBase has kept his virtual gallery alive ever since his passing, a fitting tribute to such a wonderful artist. I hope if PBase ever closes its doors someone will continue to display his collection for all of us to enjoy.
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For your comment. Some folks are for years trying to find out if his work will be publish in a book. It will be a shame if it get lost one day. By writing this post, I hope it will help keep its work alive, and showing all photographers that its not the new gear that camera and lens manufacturers try to sell you every day that will improve your work and skill.
It's a wonderful body of work, and studying the work of masters is extremely helpful to all, but I'd like to add that studying the work of masters who knew nothing of photography can be likewise enlightening.
I'm talking about such masters as Renoir, Rembrandt, Da Vinci, Raphael, and others. For example, if you want to learn about portrait work, Rembrandt's the man.
And indeed, Bruges is a wonderful Medieval city to visit. I sailed on the canals for hours during my last visit.