Elliot Erwitt When you see a photograph from Erwitt, it might make you think, make you laugh, make you sad, but you will always experience some sort of emotion and you want to come back and take another look.
“You put your camera around your neck along with putting on your shoes, and there it is, an appendage of the body that shares your life with you. The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” – Dorothea Lange
Henri Cartier-Bresson was a French humanist photographer considered a master of candid photography, and an early user of 35 mm film. He pioneered the genre of street photography, and conceived of photography as capturing a decisive moment. He is considered one of the major artists of the 20th century, he covered many of the world biggest events from the Spanish Civil War to the French uprisings in 1968.
Henri Cartier-Bresson. In this photo I like how the reflection in the puddle is so clear, the water is like glass. I also like how you can not see past the person. It is bright so gives you an image in your head and seems weird.:
Da un'intervista a H. C-B: "Ho scattato questa [foto] attraverso le inferriate, vi ho infilato la camera attraverso [...] Ecco perché è un po' sfocata. Lo spazio fra assi era tale che solo l'obiettivo ci passava in mezzo. Non potevo a vedere nulla attraverso il visore. - "Non poteva vedere l'uomo saltare?" - "no." - "è stata fortuna." - "E 'sempre fortuna." Parigi. Gare Montparnasse. L'uomo che salta è Raymond Quenue.