Photography As Instinct- Henri Cartier-Bresson

July 14, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

"Photography is a simultaneous recognition in a fraction of a second of a significance of an event as well as of a precise organization of form which gives that event its proper expression. I believe that, for reactive living, the discovery of oneself is made concurrently with the discovery of the world around us.

Photography is in a way a mental process. We have to know what to, be clear, on what we want to say. Our conceptions, our, what we think of a certain situation, a certain problem. Photography is a way of writing it, of drawing, making sketches of it. And in the form, things are offered to us in daily life. We have to be alert and know when to pick the moment which is significant. Then, it’s just intuition. It’s instinct. We don’t know why, we press at a certain moment. It comes, it is there, it’s given. Take it. Everything is there, it is a question of chance, but you have to pick and force chance to come to you. There’s a certain will."- Henri Cartier-Bresson

http://www.americansuburbx.com/2012/01/interview-henri-cartier-bresson-famous.html

 

Foundation Henri Cartier-Bresson

http://www.henricartierbresson.org/index_en.htm

The Photography Of Henri Cartier-Bresson

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1318621

 

Henri Cartier-Bresson- The Modern Century

http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/henricartierbresson/#/

 


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