The Decisive Moment

October 8th, 2008 by k8gu Leave a reply »

I contemplated using an original photograph to head this entry.  However, I couldn’t bring myself to do it.  Anyhow, words to shoot by:

In whatever picture-story we try approach the subject on tiptoe—even if the subject is still-life.  A velvet hand, a hawk’s eye—these we should all have.  It’s no good jostling or elbowing.  And no photographs taken with the aid of flash light, either, if only out of respect for the actual light—even when there isn’t any of it.  Unless a photographer observes such conditions as these, he may become an intolerably aggressive character. –Henri Cartier-Bresson.