Sidewalk Café, Boulevard Diderot, París (by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1969)

Sidewalk Café, Boulevard Diderot, París (by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1969)

Cartier-Bresson - Boulevard Diderot, Paris , 1968 There is nothing more French than sex!

"It's in living that we discover ourselves, at the same time as we discover the outside world," Cartier-Bresson wrote in his groundbreaking work published in English as "The Decisive Moment" (1952). Photography was his means to launch internal and external voyages of discovery, like some Marco Polo of the mind. The book's French title, "Images à la Sauvette," implies pictures taken on the sly, slices of life and light that illuminate hidden realms.

Cartier-Bresson: A master's black-and-white world

"It's in living that we discover ourselves, at the same time as we discover the outside world," Cartier-Bresson wrote in his groundbreaking work published in English as "The Decisive Moment" (1952). Photography was his means to launch internal and external voyages of discovery, like some Marco Polo of the mind. The book's French title, "Images à la Sauvette," implies pictures taken on the sly, slices of life and light that illuminate hidden realms.

Da un'intervista a H. C-B:   "Ho scattato questa [foto] attraverso le inferriate, vi ho infilato la camera attraverso [...] Ecco perché è un po' sfocata. Lo spazio fra assi era tale che solo l'obiettivo ci passava in mezzo. Non potevo a vedere nulla attraverso il visore.  - "Non poteva vedere l'uomo saltare?"  - "no."  - "è stata fortuna."  - "E 'sempre fortuna."         Parigi. Gare Montparnasse. L'uomo che salta è Raymond Quenue.

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Da un'intervista a H. C-B: "Ho scattato questa [foto] attraverso le inferriate, vi ho infilato la camera attraverso [...] Ecco perché è un po' sfocata. Lo spazio fra assi era tale che solo l'obiettivo ci passava in mezzo. Non potevo a vedere nulla attraverso il visore. - "Non poteva vedere l'uomo saltare?" - "no." - "è stata fortuna." - "E 'sempre fortuna." Parigi. Gare Montparnasse. L'uomo che salta è Raymond Quenue.

Unique Angle: I like this picture because the ant eye view emphasizes the curvature of the stairs and allows for each of the faces to be seen from the front. Shutter speed: 1000 Aperture: f2

Street Photography magazine

Unique Angle: I like this picture because the ant eye view emphasizes the curvature of the stairs and allows for each of the faces to be seen from the front. Shutter speed: 1000 Aperture: f2

10 Things Henri Cartier-Bresson Can Teach You About Street Photography -repinned by Los Angeles County, CA photography studio http://LinneaLenkus.com

10 Things Henri Cartier-Bresson Can Teach You About Street Photography -repinned by Los Angeles County, CA photography studio http://LinneaLenkus.com

Henri Cartier-Bresson - Makes your eye move around the picture - Tokyo 1965 The clash of cultures - Japanese faces in western garb against the American movie poster backdrop... the public poster affection and the real life lack of warmth and relationship...

Henri Cartier-Bresson - Makes your eye move around the picture - Tokyo 1965 The clash of cultures - Japanese faces in western garb against the American movie poster backdrop... the public poster affection and the real life lack of warmth and relationship...

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