European photographer Brassaï (1899 – 1984) lived in, and captured, the City of Paris – showing sometimes a seedier, forbidden side of this beautiful city. His subjects included – among people, places and things – opium dens, pubs, brothels, and prostitutes. He is best known for his black and white night photographs of the City in the 1930s and of graffiti. He enjoyed wandering the streets at night.
He has photographed some “real characters”. Personally, I like his photos of the streets at night. My favorite is of the lamplighter. View the links to learn more about this interesting photographer and see more of photos.