Bert Hardy • Getty Images

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

“[Jacques Henri] Lartigue was above all a photographer of happy memories—and who could deny the careless energy and languid moments that he and Bibi clearly share in so many of his images? But the idyll was short-lived, and she it seems knew that before he did. His childlike desire to capture and recapture all–including the idea of his own childhood—is a kind of delirium, so that at times he seems like the lover of another Madeleine: the fatal blonde of Hitchcock’s Vertigo.” Brian Dillon • Photographers’ Gallery