Saturday, March 20, 2010

"The Decisive Moment"- Henri Cartier-Bresson ( Photographer)

Just thought I would add this little snippet about one of the amazing photographers that I once studied back in the good old days. A friend of mines Blog is titled "The Decisive Moment". It just inspired to add a little entry about him and a few of his pics which can be seen here @ Magnum Photos
This is his definitive Quote:

"The simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as the precise organization of forms which gives that event its proper expression... . In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little human detail can become a leitmotif." — Henri Cartier-Bresson

 His first Camera, was nothing like as convenient as the currrent cameras we are all lucky enough to be using. He did it all in a manual capacity and  with such accuracy.

"Cartier-Bresson exclusively used Leica 35 mm rangefinder cameras equipped with normal 50 mm lenses or occasionally a wide-angle for landscapes. He often wrapped black tape around the camera's chrome body to make it less conspicuous. With fast black and white films and sharp lenses, he was able to photograph almost by stealth to capture the events".

 Anyways you can read his Biography if you like!

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