Boulangerie Rue de Poitou

This photograph captures a man walking out of a store with one hand in the pocket of his work overalls and the other hand holding a baguette. He has a cigarette in his mouth and a bottle of wine stuffed in his jumpsuit. This whole image can comically give a representation of a stereotypical day for a Frenchman. There is also the humorous element in this photograph between the man and the picture of the workman on the side of the store. The juxtaposition of the man in the portrait and the man in the photograph brings a lighthearted feeling to the work. Once again Doisneau is able to capture a quick moment of daily life in a comical manner. 

Robert Doisneau
Boulangerie Rue de Poitou