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The Decisive Moments of Henri Cartier-Bresson | The Phoblographer

The Decisive Moments of Henri Cartier-Bresson |  The Phoblographer | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


Arguably the supreme master of candid photography, and one of the earliest adopters of the 35mm format, Henri Cartier-Bresson (HCB for short) is far and away one of the most storied and legendary image-makers in the entire history of photography. We honor him and his legacy this week, and thank him for all that he has done for our craft. Born in France to a wealthy family (he was the first of 5 children), Cartier-Bresson was destined to break the mold of expectations set before him by his parents. He did not want to be a part of the family business, nor did he want to fall prey to the bourgeois attitudes & lifestyles that seemed to dominate his family’s station. However, given their position, this provided a distinct advantage for HCB as they were able to financially support him as he developed his interests (and talents) on his own independent schedule. It’s also worth noting that photography was not his first venture into the world of the arts, no, he made an unsuccessful attempt to learn music when he was rather young, and was soon afterwards introduced to oil painting by his uncle (who unfortunately died during World War I). By 1927, HCB was enrolled in a private art school where he was exposed to all of the new modern art-forms that were beginning to develop during this era. He did experience photography during this time, but it wasn’t until the beginning of the 1930′s that he became truly motivated to pursue it......

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Henri Cartier-Bresson reveal the secrets behind their images | Based on an idea by William Klein

The world's greatest photographers reveal the secrets behind their images. A collection of films that uncover the artistic processes of the greatest contemporary photographers from an original perspective. Using images (contact prints, proofs, prints, or slides) with commentary by the artists themselves, the viewer is thrust into the secret universe of creativity and into the heart and method of the evolution of a photographic body of work.

 

Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) was a French photographer considered to be the father of modern photojournalism, an early adopter of 35 mm format, and the master of candid photography. He helped develop the "street photography" style that has influenced generations of photographers that followed.

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Inspiring Quotes from Henri Cartier-Bresson | Thomas Menk

Inspiring Quotes from Henri Cartier-Bresson | Thomas Menk | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. - Henri Cartier-Bresson

 

The photograph itself doesn't interest me. I want only to capture a minute part of reality. - Henri Cartier-Bresson

 

What reinforces the content of a photograph is the sense of rhythm – the relationship between shapes and values. - Henri Cartier-Bresson

 

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

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Bad Street Photographers Copy, Good Street Photographers Steal | Eric Kim

Bad Street Photographers Copy, Good Street Photographers Steal | Eric Kim | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

 

When I first started street photography, I remember doing a ton of google searching on street photography. Of course, the first street photographs I saw were street photography from Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau, Andre Kertesz, and the work of the greats. I also remember seeing a lot of street photography from the guys at in-public, being especially drawn to the work of Matt Stuart, David Gibson, and Jesse Marlow....

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