To the general public, Guyla Halász (9 September 1899 - 8 July 1984) is more known as Brassaï - a pseudonym he took from the name of his place of birth, meaning "from Brasso". Brassaï was a Hungarian photographer, sculptor, writer and filmmaker who rose to international fame in France, after he had moved to Paris. He often walked the streets of this city at night, and that is what led him into photography "in order to capture the beauty of streets and gardens in the rain and fog, and to capture Paris by night", as he later wrote. He spent a lot of time photographing the seedier life of the city, but also portrayed high society, intellectuals, his friends, the ballet and the grand operas. In 1936 Brassaï immigrated to New York, where he developed his reputation as a street photographer and exhibited his work. Many of his photos looks like stills from Film Noir movies. They're full of dark mists and feelings, and here are a few of them.