Blackwell seems to have a copy of The Decisive Moment by Henri Cartier-Bresson, a pretty famous book in terms of photography histroy. Max also has some Henri Cartier-Bresson books in her room so she clearly admires his work (and for good reason, it’s awesome.) Here’s a little more about the man himself:
Frenchman Henri Cartier-Bresson is often called “the father of
photojournalism” for his photos of famous events and people from the
1930s to the 1970s.
His book, released under the English title of The Decisive Moment,
became a foundation of modern photojournalism, and Cartier-Bresson
became internationally famous as a camera artist whose specialty was
capturing significant moments of human interaction.
in black and white, Cartier-Bresson captured the liberation of Paris in
just before his death in 1948, the Chinese revolution in 1949 and, over
the years, dozens of portraits of artists, thinkers and politicians,
including Albert Camus, Truman Capote, Che Guevara and Marilyn Monroe. [x]
HELP I've started shipping Dan and Phil and I don't even know who they are other than the fact that they're youtubers? But I ship it!!!!
oh yeah I remember you making a post about you beginning to ship them a while back
welcome to the phandom friend
but okay I’m going to provide a bit of context for you so you can see where all the shippers came from
This is Dan back in 2009 (with a bonus 2009!Phil to his right), back when he like 18/19. Adorable, isn’t he? This was when he was just starting to make videos – and get this, the only reason he began making videos was because he was persuaded by none other than Phil, who was already a vlogger at that point (except he wasn’t famous yet). They had met on the Internet when Dan became a huge fan of his videos, and they began talking. Eventually, they met together in person, Dan ended up being in one of Phil’s videos (Just to clarify, his admiration for Phil back then was the equivalent to any typical fangirl’s admiration for their favorite thing, so yeah, you could say he fulfilled his dream), but I digress.
Actually, no, wait, I take it back, I’m not digressing. This is totally relevant to what I’m saying. Anyway, you want to know how much of a fanboy Dan was back then and kind of still is?
Notice the matching haircuts? Yeah, that’s intentional. I’m not joking when I say this isn’t even speculation on the shippers’ part, Dan makes an actual effort to imitate Phil’s hairstyle. He always gets his hair cut a couple days after Phil does (at the most), so they could match.
Like Dan’s hair isn’t even naturally straight and I think most of us just really want to see his hobbit hair more often than we do
Okay, I’m genuinely digressing now, so I’m going to get back to talking about Phan.
So Dan and Phil eventually moved in together back when Dan was still in university and by then, a whole bunch of people were shipping them and would basically catch these cute little things that only made their hearts sing with joy.
I mean, who can blame them?
but uh yeah I think I explained things in a rather shitty way and there’s really so much more to Phan than what I just covered, but those are the basics as to how it originated. If you choose to devour yourself in shipper feels because of this life-ruining ship, then I strongly recommend actually checking out their videos. Because despite Dan saying something years ago about how they’re separate YouTubers (which they are, don’t get me wrong), most of their videos, even their individual ones, tend to involve the other in some shape or form.
Oh yeah, and they have a joint gaming channel, DanandPhilGAMES. And another one called DanandPhilCRAFTS but they only have one video up so far despite the fact that they promised to upload twice a day why won’t those two shits fucking uGH