Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Henri Cartier-Bresson

For me a camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity, the master of the instant which, in visual terms, questions and decides simultaneously. In order to “give a meaning” to the world, one has to feel involved in what one frames through the viewfinder. This attitude requires concentration, discipline of mind, sensitivity and geometry. It is by economy of means that one arrives at simplicity of expression.

To take a photograph is to hold one’s breath when all faculties converge in a face of fleeing reality. It is at that moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.

To take a photograph means to recognize – simultaneously and within a fraction of a second – both the fact itself and rigorous organization of visually perceived forms that give it meaning.

It is putting one’s head, one eyes, and one’s heart on the same axis

Henry Cartier-Bresson
22 Aug 1908 - 22 Aug 2008

Have you ever heard about him ?
He is my inspiration to practice my “snapshot”.

My beloved dad once took me to the imaginary Henri Cartier-Bresson through his photography book, by open my eyes of the difficulty to take a snapshot picture, of how to get the angle through our “eyes”.

Henri Cartier-Bresson and his snapshot make me try to look everyday lives, everyday scene through “the eyes of snapshot”.

If he’s alive, he’ll be in his 100 years and world must be have different angle from his “eyes”, from his “viewfinder”.

In the real world, every time, every year, photograph has the capacity to explore the beautiful vs the sadness thing of our World.

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