Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Sad Day-

French Photo Legend Cartier-Bresson Dies
PARIS (Reuters) - Frenchman Henri Cartier-Bresson, widely regarded as one of the great photographers of the 20th century, has died aged 95, LCI television reported on Wednesday.

http://www.henricartierbresson.org/

http://www.afterimagegallery.com/bresson.htm

http://www.photology.com/bresson/


Search the web and view images- this was one of the greats- His work was not as refined as , say Ansel Adams, or other famous photogs- but his images were so real, reflecting everyday life in beautiful and often humorous ways- a gritty realism that many, including myself, attempted to imitate over the years. Composition was key- the tilted horizon, the "shot on the run" style- the motion blur was just as important as the subject-

Magnum was the premier agency-
Bresson the founder- the master.

Old friends Lloyd Francis Jr, and Howard Ford turned me to Bresson years ago- I spent a career as a photographer attempting to be like him- never came close.

He will be missed.

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