Friday, August 13, 2004

For Tina

Photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson peacefully passed away at age 95. He was buried in a quiet ceremony attended only by family, as he had wished.

"To take a photograph is to hold one’s breath when all faculties converge in a face of fleeing reality. It is at that moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.

To take a photograph means to recognize – simultaneously and within a fraction of a second– both the fact itself and the rigorous organisation of visually perceived forms that give it meaning.

It is putting one’s head, one’s eye, and one’s heart on the same axis.”


Blogger Tee said...

your kind thought and the quoted(?) words are lovely and so true they took the words from my very soul... just like monsiuer bresson's images. thank you my friend :*) from both my x and y axes

August 14, 2004 8:43 PM  
Blogger nini said...

It is always my pleasure, t.

August 20, 2004 10:51 AM  

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