“Sharpness is a bourgeois concept”
– Henri Cartier-Bresson
Style, it’s how you can tell who made a photo. It’s how you can separate a Henri Cartier-Bresson photo from a Garry Winogrand photo, a William Eggleston photo from a Saul Leiter photo. Style does more than just tell you who made the photo. Every photographer has their own style. But what is style?
Henri Cartier-Bresson needs no introduction to anyone even remotely interested in photography. He is the photographers photographer and has been called the greatest photographer of the twentieth century, although HCB would call bull shit on the greatest photographer accolade. When HCB talks about photography photographers listen and listen you should to HCBs wise words.
This interview with Henri Cartier-Bresson has been taken from the 1958 Famous Photographers Tell How LP.
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