Henri Cartier - Bresson

December 27, 2014

In this short film, Bresson muses beautifully and philosophically about the
art of the image and its importance. Famous for his "immediate reactions"
to urban scenes and portraits, his words apply to all angles of fine-art photography.
"To photograph is to hold one's breath," he says, "when all faculties
converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at that precise moment that
mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."

And this: “In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject.
The little, human detail can become a Leitmotiv.”

Grab a cuppa, sit back and enjoy.