photographe humaniste


A beautiful bright crisp morning with a little frost. Happy hump day fellow tumblr’s.

Just thought I’d show how one image can become several. Just because you’ve pushed that button doesn’t mean that has to be the final photograph.

This works well in a quick grab shot situation where you don’t have the time for composition.

Henri Cartier-Bresson, the famous French humanist photographer was a master at “capturing the decisive moment” in what we today call Reportage.
Just because we may not have the correct composition does not mean that the image is no good.

We throw away images every day in this digital era, but we use to keep hold of our negatives. Don’t throw out that image, it just may well contain a hidden gem.

Jean Marquis-Eddie Constantine dansant avec une jeune femme, Paris (XIème arr.), 1956.

© Bibliothèque historique de la Ville de Paris.


Exposition Henri Cartier-Bresson ( 12 Février-9 juin 2014) au Centre Pompidou,Paris.

I et II) Henri Cartier-Bresson- premiers congés payés, bords de Marne,1936.

© Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos