To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.
The Minds Eye
I recently stumbled across the work of French photographer Henri Cartier Bresson.Using a 35mm Leica camera, his images were a subtle elegant, yet able to tell a story in their simplicity. Coined master of the snapshot he captured human emotions from street photography the merest gesture conveying a thousand words.Cartier Bresson travelled the world recording moments in history, the theatre of life and went on to become one of the worlds leading photojournalists.
See some of Cartier Bresson’s work at the forthcoming exhibition ‘Another London’ at Tate Britain, where three decades of London are captured Britain by the leading photographers of the day, from 27th – 16th September 2012.