The Decisive Moment

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“Photography is not like painting.
There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture.
Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera.
That is the moment the photographer is creative.
Oop! The Moment! Once you miss it, it is gone forever.”
(Henri Cartier-Bresson in The Washington Post, 1957)

This picture was shot in Varanasi (Benaras) not far from where I am living.
I thought that it could be funny to make this image in the style of Henri Cartier-Bresson who is one of the most influent photographers for many of us.
I had in mind a few of his pictures shot in Ahmedabad in 1966 where he was playing with the shadows and lights and a man sleeping in order to give a human touch to the composition.
So this is my small tribute to the Master…

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2 Responses to “The Decisive Moment”

  1. Extraordinary Blog,,,, Nice picture Included.

  2. designldg Says:

    Thank you for your kind words Svein.
    Have a nice day.

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