Lartigue is another head scratcher and eye roller for me.
This is funny because I don't think Lartigue ever fancied himself as a "photographer" but as a hobbyist taking pictures of his family and unconciously his world. This is not to say that he didn't take some very good photographs. It also helped that he was friends with the Lumiere brothers who allowed him to use some of their new films.
A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.