Eugene Atget (1857-1927) was a French photographer who lived and worked most of his life in Paris. Atget was a genius at elevating the "ordinary" street scene to pure magic through his photographic eye. Many of the works are in soft sepia tones which emphasizes their dreamy quality. Life in Paris always seems marvelous. Atget made it especially so with his photographs. He is one of my mentors and influences in my own photography.