Henri Cartier-Bresson - Master

Not many have shaped photography the way this man did. He was the master of "the decisive moment", though he says it was often just luck and "obsessed" with the geometry of images. There is something in his work that makes everybody stop, look and absorb. 
I have been giving him a lot of attention lately because I'm moving to Paris next fall, and also because you just can't get enough of his photos. 
I can recommend two documentaries that I watched recently

So if you want to get to know him better, watch these and it's also a must to own his books, at least go regularly to the bookstore or library to stare.
"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."
Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) 
 Please leave a comment and tell me what you think of his work and what he means to you.

Can you believe that he wasn't even looking when he took this one? Just poked the camera through a hole in the fence.

Perfect geometry

Just like his co-magnum member Elliot Erwitt he took some amazing photos of Marilyn.


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