Daguerreotypes - 1975 - 7/10
Artists, especially writers, are encouraged to describe what they know best.
In this case, Agnes Varda offers a documentary on the small shops on her street.
The butcher, the baker, the clock repairman, barber, hairstylist, driving instructor, perfumer.
This has a marvelous sense of place, caught in the mid-1970’s.
Looking ahead, one can predict what shops will wash away with time, although all the proprietors are older.
For the curious, a poignant reminder of the community, before shopping complexes, before Internet.