I have always liked Brandt. the Bacon image is a real masterpiece. The sky, the lamppost and the way the trees mimic his mop of hair.
I have always liked his nudes. A very similar approach to Kertesz in breaking all the rules. He really stretched the genre with perspective, lighting and printing. Once I compiled a list of my favorite 100 photographs that I would purchase if I ever had the money. This Brandt nude was close to the top of the list.
Totally brilliant in composition, mysterious and erotic at the same time.