Freshness of Impression

June 24 2013, 0 Comments

The New York Times has two wonderful interviews of Henri Cartier-Bresson from 1971. He speaks about how he became a photographer, being a painter, touches briefly on starting Magnum, and his processes. It’s a great glimpse into the mind of the most influential photographers of all time.

“That’s why teaching and learning is nothing. It’s living and looking.”
“Either you have a gift or you have none. If you have a gift, well, it’s a responsibility. You have to work.”
“The freshness of impression is extremely important. Blasé is an awful thing.”

Check out the two interviews here. 
Henri Cartier-Bresson: Living and Looking

Henri Cartier-Bresson: “There are no maybes”

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