Posts Tagged ‘Henri Cartier-Bresson’

A sketch book

"For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity." - Henri Cartier-Bresson

Pictures are not only reflections of what used to be; they are a representation of the visual outline the artist conceived in his mind. And in the magical moment when he captures the exact spirit of his thoughts, we are allowed a look into a different world – one that is coloured by the hues […]

The head, the eye and the heart

"To photograph: it is to put on the same line of sight the head, the eye and the heart." - Henri Cartier-Bresson

The minute you spot that moment worth capturing is the minute you behold what you know and feel is real – as if, in cosmic terms, all the planets were aligned. It only takes a fraction of a second for everything to happen all at once and the gravity of the moment culminates as it […]

Make visible

"Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen." - Henri Cartier Bresson

There has never been another pair of eyes like yours, nor will there ever be. And the lens is the only way anyone can possibly share a semblance of your perspective of the world. Do not be intimidated by those who have gone before you; they do not show what cannot be emulated, but only reflect […]

First, to live

"You just have to live and life will give you pictures." - Henri Cartier-Bresson

We cannot understand the beauty of a photograph if, in spite of life, we have not lived. A path becomes a path by repeated passage; a road becomes your own after you walk it. Pictures reflect life back to those who have already seen it, and by so doing, lets them live and live differently, […]

A moment preserved

"To me photography is the simultaneous recognition in a fraction of a second of the significance of an event." - Henri Cartier-Bresson

You cannot take the same photo twice. Either the view has changed, or you have. A moment preserved is a moment you cannot relive or re-create in exactly the same way. It is the one and only capture of that fraction of a second where all the activity is suspended in the blanket of time […]