|Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1972|
|Cartier-Bresson fotografava unicamente com uma Leica |
de 35 mm com uma lente de 50 mm
Cartier-Bresson foi mestre na arte de capturar “o momento decisivo”: o momento exato em que todos os elementos contidos numa foto se harmonizam e se definem. Assim, fotografava de forma muito subtil, algo que o permitia capturar qualquer circunstância, no exato momento, de maneira perfeita.
|The decisive moment|
"For me the 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 a sense of 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 means to recognize, simultaneously and within a fraction of a second‚ both the fact itself and the rigorous organization of visually perceived forms that give it meaning."
"Taking a photograph is putting one's head, one's eye and one's heart on the same axis. "