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[The Decisive Moment], published by Verve, Paris Henri Cartier-Bresson was one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century. In a long. 𝗣𝗗𝗙 | We propose using the concept of decisive moment in order to deconstruct the obvious ideological effects found in discourse. The subject is constituted in. The photos of The Decisive Moment are divided into two sections, Photographs of the Occident and. Photographs of the Orient. However, shown without.
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There is nothing in this world without a decisive moment. From the moment that I began to use the camera and to think about it, however, there was an end. The Decisive Moment. In my research on photographic psychology and online photo-sharing communi- ties (Suler, ), I have recently focused on one of the . The Decisive Moment - by Henri Cartier-Bresson. This PDF edition contains pages and is uncompressed for maximum resolution ( MB). All donations .
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Old Password. Our task is to perceive reality, us, but it is an even itself which provokes the organic rhythm of forms.
We must neither try to manipulate reality while we are shooting, nor There are thousands of ways to distill the essence of something that manipulate the results in a darkroom. These tricks are patently discern- captivates us; lets not catalogue them.
We will, instead, leave it in all its ible to those who have eyes to see.
It is essential, therefore, to approach the subject on tiptoeeven if portrait. The frock coat, the soldiers cap, the horse now repel even the the subject is still-life.
A velvet hand, a hawks eyethese we should all most academic of painters. They feel suffocated by all the gaiter buttons have. Its no good jostling or elbowing. And no photographs taken with of the Victorian portrait makers. For photographersperhaps because the aid of flashlight either, if only out of respect for the actual light we are reaching for something much less lasting in value than the paint- even when there isnt any of it.
Unless a photographer observes such ersthis is not so much irritating as amusing, because we accept life in conditions as these, he may become an intolerably aggressive character.
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Mingled with this urge, though, is a certain fear of black magic; a feeling that by sitting for a Photography implies the recognition of a rhythm in the world of real camera portrait they are exposing themselves to the workings of witch- things. What the eye does is to find and focus on the particular subject craft of a sort.
We look at and perceive a One of the fascinating things about portraits is the way they enable us to photograph, as we do a painting, in its entirety and all in one glance. Mans continuity somehow comes through In a photograph, composition is the result of a simultaneous coalition, all the external things that constitute himeven if it is only to the extent the organic coordination of elements seen by the eye. One does not add of someones mistaking Uncle for Little Nephew in the family album.
If composition as though it were an afterthought superimposed on the basic the photographer is to have a change of achieving a true reflection of a subject material, since it is impossible to separate content from form. We must respect the atmosphere which surrounds the human being, neous lines made by movements of the subject.
We work in unison with and integrate into the portrait the individuals habitatfor man, no less movement as though it were a presentiment of the way in which life than animals, has his habitat. Above all, the sitter must be made to forget itself unfolds. Complicated equipment and light reflectors and various other items of hardware are But inside movement there is one moment at which the elements in mo- enough, to my mind, to prevent the birdie from coming out. Photography must seize upon this moment and hold immobile the equilibrium of it.
What is there more figurative and transitory than the expression on a human face?
The first impression given by a particular face is often the right one; but the photographer should try always to substantiate the first impression by living with the person concerned.
The decisive moment and psychology, no less than camera position, are the principal factors in the making of a good portrait. The sitter is suspicious of the objectivity of the camera, while the pho- tographer is after an acute psychological study of the sitter. It is true, too, that a certain identity is manifest in all the portraits tak- en by one photographer. The photographer is searching for identity of his sitter, and also trying to fulfill and expression of himself. The true portrait emphasizes neither the suave nor the grotesque, but reflects the personality.
A photographer can and printedand then it can be used only for a post-mortem examina- bring coincidence of line simply by moving his head a fraction of a tion of the picture. He can modify perspectives in a slight bending of the knees.
By placing the camera closer to or farther from the subject, he draws a COLOR detailand it can be subordinated, or he can be tyrannized by it. But he composes a picture in very nearly the same amount of time it takes to In talking about composition we have been so far thinking only in terms click the shutter, at the speed of a reflect action.
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Review: The Decisive Moment: How the brain makes up its mind by Jonah Lehrer
The Decisive Moment is about the aesthetics of coincidence, and the faith to follow intuition. Like every brilliant unexpected moment, things can never be truly recreated, but only faithfully retold. One Thousand Words Gary Cockburn It's immediately obvious that The Decisive Moment is a hedonistic delight, at least if your idea of hedonism is flexible enough to extend to the tactile and visual pleasure of a photography book.Figure 8.
In applying the Golden Rule, the only pair of compasses moment he shot it. Once I had arrived in a order to photograph it all over again. There is also a period when his brain ones which communicate reality. The visual dissonance of the snapshot can consequently be explained in terms of discord between the image and reality, creating an abrupt oscillation in perception: What the eye does is to find and focus on the particular subject craft of a sort.