„The Decisive Moment“ – this is Henri Cartier-Bresson’s key theory of photography.
I’m sure that almost everyone has already heard about that quote.
Born in France 1908 Henri Cartier-Bresson is particularly known for his artistic style of black-and-white-photography. Like no other photographer he placed the importance of an almost perfect composition of images. The enlargement should show the whole small photographic negative without any post image sections. Cartier-Bresson was mainly using the handy and unobtrusive compact cameras by Leica.
Most of the time he chose the standard optics of 50 mm which is the closest to the vision of a human’s eye. Growing up his life and experiences, as well as his photographic objects became more tragic painful over the years. He experienced two years of war imprisonment, tried to escape and failed. He is an exceptional, unique and amazing photographer. I bought myself his volume of photographs not so long ago and I can only recommend it to anyone.
His artworks are fascinating perfect masterpieces.