it’s all luck

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“It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera…they are made with the eye, heart and head.”

hi dear friends, i hope you’re having a lovely sunday. it’s been ridiculously long since i’ve been able to get to the blog and reading someone else’s actually inspired me to sit and put this one together. do you know soli kanani? she takes wonderful photos of her travels. in one of her recent posts she wrote about visiting the pompidou center in paris to check out the henri cartier-bresson exhibition. as an apsiring photographer his quotes really moved me and i wanted to share them. it’s very easy for us to get caught up in the snap happy world of our phones and hope we get the right image after 5-6 tries. maybe there’s more to it. or less…

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“You just have to live and life will give you pictures.”

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“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.”

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“To photograph: it is to put on the same line of sight the head, the eye and the heart.”

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“A photograph is neither taken or seized by force. It offers itself up. It is the photo that takes you. One must not take photos.”

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“Photography is, for me, a spontaneous impulse coming from an ever attentive eye which captures the moment and its eternity.”

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“We must avoid however, snapping away, shooting quickly and without thought, overloading ourselves with unnecessary images that clutter our memory and diminish the clarity of the whole.”matches-shoes

“Reality offers us such wealth that we must cut some of it out on the spot, simplify. The question is, do we always cut out what we should?”

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“Of course it’s all luck.”

wikipedia: Henri Cartier-Bresson (August 22, 1908 – August 3, 2004)

well i’m off to make the most of the rest of the weekend, have a beautiful afternoon, evening, dusk, twilight and night!

June 8, 2014. Tags: . Photography. 24 comments.