Henri Cartier-Bresson Quotes

Henri Cartier-Bresson Picture Quote image saying: Poetry is the essence of everything, and it’s through deep contact
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Poetry Quotes

Poetry is the essence of everything, and it’s through deep contact with reality and living fully that you reach poetry. Very often I see photographers cultivating the strangeness or awkwardness of a scene, thinking it is poetry. No. Poetry is two elements which are suddenly conflict — a spark between two elements. But it’s given very seldom, and you can’t look for it. It’s like if you look for inspiration. No, it just comes by enriching yourself and living.

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson Picture Quote image saying: To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a
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Picture Quotes

To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as of a precise organization of forms which give that event its proper expression. And this organization, this precision, will always escape you, if you do not appreciate what a picture is, if you do not understand that the composition, the logic, the equilibrium of the surfaces and values are the only ways of giving meaning to all that is continuously appearing and vanishing before our very eyes.

Henri Cartier-Bresson