“I don’t think about pictures when I am photographing. When I am photographing I see life. That’s all there is.”
— Garry Winogrand
English street photographer Matt Stuart talking about his street photography and street photography in general.
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?
An exclusive interview with photographer William Klein and a first-ever glimpse behind the scenes at his Paris studio.
‘Almost everything is coincidence and luck and chance.’ William Klein is one of the twentieth century’s most important photographers and film-makers and in this interview for Tate Media, he discusses his experience photographing on the streets of New York, the challenges in publishing his first New York book and how he worked with filmmaker Federico Fellini.
“Photograph the world as it is. Nothing’s more interesting than reality.”
– Mary Ellen Mark
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.
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
– Winston Churchill
I could write some words to try and convince you how awesome the Ben Thomas x Rat & Co Create & Explore video is. But I probably couldn’t do it justice. I’ll just say that your won’t regret spending the 2 minutes and 53 seconds watching it and if you do there is something wrong with you, seriously.
“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst” – Henri Cartier-Bresson
Quality comes from quantity.
Wether or not this is true for anyone else is debatable. I know my first 10,000 photos were undoubtedly my worst, they were terrible and utterly forgettable. The point is that it takes a lot of practice to become any good at photography and The only way to get good is to make photos… lots of photos.
“Photography always transforms what it describes. That’s the art of photography, to control that transformation.”
– Peter Galassi