03 Sep Being Decisive While in the Moment
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“To take a photograph is to align the head, the eye and the heart. It’s a way of life.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson In 1952 Henri Cartier-Bresson published Images á la Sauvette, loosely translated into English as The Decisive Moment. This monumental book on his photographic approach incorporated much of Bresson’s thoughts on art, philosophy, psychology and life itself. Prior to writing this iconic book, Bresson co-founded the photo agency Magnum with fellow photographer Robert Capa in 1947. Bresson had also spent the past 20 years fine-tuning his photographic approach, and The Decisive Moment was the cumulation of his philosophy up to this point. It could be argued that this publication became Henri Cartier-Bresson’s magnum opus that helped shape and establish the genres of photojournalism and street photography. “To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as of a precise organization of forms which give that event its proper expression.” – HCB Much has been written about the ‘decisive moment’ as it applies to street photography. Words such as intuition, anticipation, mindfulness and spontaneity are often mentioned. Many of these characteristics are important ingredients in constructing an impactful […]
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