Monday, February 18, 2013

Be like a cat

"I like to take people in their, how do you call that, environment, environment, an animal in its habitat, habitat yes and its fascinating coming like this in people's home, looking at them, but you have to be like a cat, not disturb, and tiptoes always and tiptoes but certainly its like a biologist and his microscope. 

When you study everything, it doesn’t react the same way as when it is not studied and you have to try and put your camera between the skin of a person and his shirt which is not a very easy thing. And the attitudes of people are so different in front of a camera. Some embarrassed, some are ashamed, some hate to be photographed and others are showing off. You feel people very quickly. You see people naked through the viewfinder, you see them strip naked and it’s sometimes very embarrassing." --Henri Cartier Bresson


Μ said...

H δεύτερη είναι εκπληκτική!
Γενικά είναι δύσκολη η φωτογραφία ανθρώπων. Προτιμώ να μην φαίνονται πρόσωπα γιατί όντως όπως λέει ο "συνάδελφος" (χαχα αστειάκια!!!) Bresson δεν ξέρεις πως θα φερθεί ο καθένας μπροστά στο φακό και πολλές φορές το βλέμμα δεν είναι αυτό που θες να πετύχεις.

Astro Nayths said...

συμφωνώ κι εγώ με τον B. :-)