Monthly Archives: December 2010
Henri Cartier-Bresson | Italy
FLORENCE, Italy—1933. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

FLORENCE, Italy—1933. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

We photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing, and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth can make them come back again. We cannot develop and print a memory.

-Henri Cartier-Bresson

ITALY—Lovers: “One swims as one can!” 1933. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

ITALY—Lovers: “One swims as one can!” 1933. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

CAMPANIA, Italy—1960. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

CAMPANIA, Italy—1960. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

ROME—1959. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

ROME—1959. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

BASILICATA, Italy—1951. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

BASILICATA, Italy—1951. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

SARDINIA, Italy—Cala Gonone Beach in the village of Dorgali, 1962. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

SARDINIA, Italy—Cala Gonone Beach in the village of Dorgali, 1962. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

ROME—1959. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

ROME—1959. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos


Upper East Side | Emmit

Shooting a family portrait session for a few hours on my Nikon D700 at a park in the UES. Of course, at the end of the day, pulling out the Leica, I captured the best shots.

Shot with a Leica MP .58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X.

Emmit; Leica MP .58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X 400 © Doug Kim

Emmit; Leica MP .58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X 400 © Doug Kim


Robert Doisneau & André Kertész
Les Amoureux aux Poireaux, 1950 © Robert Doisneau

Les Amoureux aux Poireaux, 1950 © Robert Doisneau

A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there–even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity.

-Doisneau Robert

Lovers, Budapest, 1915 © André Kertész

Lovers, Budapest, 1915 © André Kertész

Everything is a subject. Every subject has a rhythm. To feel it is the raison d’être. The photograph is a fixed moment of such a raison d’être, which lives on in itself.

-André Kertész

Robert Doisneau and André Kertész in Arles, France, 1975 © Wolfgang H. Wögerer

Robert Doisneau and André Kertész in Arles, France, 1975 © Wolfgang H. Wögerer


E. O. Hoppé | Ezra Pound

The only thing that makes me pause is to wonder whether the ingenuity of modern apparatus is not in itself a subtle temptation to photographers to rely on their instruments rather than on themselves. It will be a bad day for art if this is so.

-E.O. Hoppé

Ezra Pound, E.O. Hoppé 1918

Ezra Pound, E.O. Hoppé 1918

The only thing one can give an artist is leisure in which to work. To give an artist leisure is actually to take part in his creation.

– Ezra Pound