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*ramosa MEMBER September 8, 2013
The pool, in its new size and shape, is up and running. Please feel free to submit your work. I also encourage you to view the posted images of others and provide favorites and comments when appropriate.

Group Description

A group dedicated to the philosophy of Henri Cartier-Bresson in particular and street photography in general.

Here are three common reasons why submissions are NOT accepted.

1) They are not street photography;
2) They are over-processed;
3) They have excessive artificial borders.
4) They have been rotated 180 degrees, as though that creates an artistic effect.

HCB's view of street photography is to see the "Moment" about to happen and have the presence of mind to have your camera at hand to capture it! Summing up this philosophy, HCB once wrote:

"For me the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity, the master of the instant which, in visual terms, questions and decides simultaneously. In order to 'give a meaning' to the world, one has to feel involved in what one frames through the viewfinder. This attitude requires concentration, discipline of mind, sensitivity, and a sense of geometry. It is by economy of means that one arrives at simplicity of expression.

"To take a photograph is to hold one’s breath when all faculties converge in a face of fleeing reality. It is at that moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.

"To take a photograph means to recognize – simultaneously and within a fraction of a second– both the fact itself and the rigorous organisation of visually perceived forms that give it meaning.

"It is putting one’s head, one’s eye, and one’s heart on the same axis" (www.henricartierbresson.org).

When an image doesn't make it into the pool or is removed from the pool, it's not an implication of the image's quality; it just means the image doesn't belong here ...

Welcome and enjoy the group!

Cheers!!!

Additional Info

  • Members can post 1 thing to the pool each week.
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Images
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe, Moderate
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