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A gentleman photographer,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Henri Cartier-Bresson - Der Schnappschuss und sein Meister: Die kleine Enzyklopädie (Broschiert)
An excellent book about a gentleman photographer in every sense of the word. Both the text and the included photographs give an insight into the life and times of this remarkable human being. As an added bonus quite a lot of his own writings - he did not write much - and brief interviews with him are included. Anyone interested in taking pictures can profit from his philosophy and the skills learned during his training as an artist during his early years. His favoured subject matter was people and he hated "set up" pictures, preferring to capture his prey by stealth - and here lies the rub. Future generations will learn little which is genuine about our times. Legislation makes it almost impossible to follow in HCB's footsteps as requesting the subject to sign a "model release form" for themselves or their progeny before the shutter is released will kill all spontaneity and truth.
Oh! Perhaps I should point out the book is in german.
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