Brassaï is most well known for his exceptional contribution to french photography: he fell in love with Paris and its cafe culture in 1918 and his photos convey this genuine passion and interest in french culture.  Brassai's tense and dramatically lit photographs are often sensitive portrayals of his subjects.  The men and women he explores are pensive and have particularly alluring and individual attributes. These characteristics of Brassai's works have helped to secure his fame internationally.