Florette Orméa through the Eyes of Lartigue

Many know him from his work as a painter. However, Jacques Henri Lartigue had a second set of eyes, a pair that saw the world through his camera lens. In this world, he took around 120,000 photos, both under a professional and personal umbrella. Of those photographs, only about 40% were in color, most documenting his life and loves. Today it's the ones of his last love, Florette Ormea, that I'm drawn to.

 "I have never taken a picture for any other reason than that at that moment it made me happy to do so," Lartigue once said. A statement that shows in the lightness and beauty in his personal photography.

Florette, Piozzo, 1960. Photography by J.H. Lartigue
Florette Orméa through the Eyes of Lartigue
Florette, Vence, May 1954. Photography by J.H. Lartigue
Florette Ormea through the eyes of Jacque Henri Lartigue.
Florette Orméa through the Eyes of Lartigue
Les mains de Florette Brie le Neflier, 1961. Photography by J.H. Lartigue
Florette, Megève, 1965. Photography by J.H. Lartigue
Florette dans le Morgan, Provence, May 1954
Florette Ormea through the Eyes of Lartigue
Florette Ormea through the Eyes of Lartigue
Florette Opio, April 1960. Photographed by J. H. Lartigue.