Posts Tagged ‘Henri Cartier Bresson’

Elliot Erwitt

July 22, 2009

Erwitt is one of my personal favourites, not only for his photographs but also for his attitude towards photography. If Cartier Bresson is the master of the decisive moment, then Erwitt is the master of the undecisive moment; quirky, absurd, ironic and full of humor.

Quote: “It’s about reacting to what you see, hopefully without preconception. You can find pictures anywhere. It’s simply a matter of noticing things and organizing them. You just have to care about what’s around you and have a concern with humanity and the human comedy.” (taken from the Magnum Photo Website)

Here are some images from the Magnum site.


The Impassioned Eye

June 12, 2009

My first video post is of one of the true giants in photography, Henri Cartier-Bresson.  One of the founders of Magnum, and hugely influential whitin the genre of documentary photography.
This video is the first part of a ten-part documentary that somehow has appeared on youtube, but i recommend that you buy the DVD.