Martin Parr | Miyazaki, Japan

Posted: June 3rd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Books, Film, Photography, Quotes

The Artificial beach inside the Ocean Dome, Miyazaki, Japan, 1996 © Martin Parr

The Artificial beach inside the Ocean Dome, Miyazaki, Japan, 1996 © Martin Parr

Tourism is the biggest industry in the world, only oil comes anywhere close and lot of that is used in the tourist industry anyway. This folio of images shows the tourist (ie you and me) doing what we do when we arrive at the beach or another global honeypot. We queue up, we sun ourselves and spend cash on often useless souvenirs. We then take photos of ourselves in front of the visiting sight. This proves we have been there and are part of the world as we know it.

- Martin Parr


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Martine Franck | Henri Cartier-Bresson

Posted: April 8th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Film, Leica, Photography, Quotes

Henri Cartier-Bresson © MartineFranck, Magnum Photos

Henri Cartier-Bresson © MartineFranck, Magnum Photos

A photograph isn’t necessarily a lie, but nor is it the truth. It’s more of a fleeting, subjective impression. What I most like about photography is the moment that you can’t anticipate: you have to be constantly watching for it, ready to welcome the unexpected.

- Martine Franck


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Henri Cartier-Bresson | Harlem, New York, 1947

Posted: March 31st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Film, Leica, New York City, Photography

The 2012 exhibit in London, Cartier-Bresson: A Question of Colour exhibit, featured 10 never before seen images from the master.

Here is the second of two that I have posted.

Harlem, New York, 1947 © Henri Cartier-Bresson, Magnum Photos

Harlem, New York, 1947 © Henri Cartier-Bresson, Magnum Photos


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Henri Cartier-Bresson | Brooklyn, New York, 1947

Posted: March 29th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Film, Leica, New York City, Photography

The 2012 exhibit in London, Cartier-Bresson: A Question of Colour exhibit, featured 10 never before seen images from the master.

Here is one of them. The next one will be posted in a couple of days.

Brooklyn, New York, 1947 © Henri Cartier-Bresson, Magnum Photos

Brooklyn, New York, 1947 © Henri Cartier-Bresson, Magnum Photos


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Ferdinando Scianna | Coney Island

Posted: January 21st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Film, New York City, Photography, Quotes

NEW YORK CITY—Coney Island, 1985. © Ferdinando Scianna / Magnum Photos

NEW YORK CITY—Coney Island, 1985. © Ferdinando Scianna / Magnum Photos

A photograph is not created by a photographer. What [he/she does] is just open a little window and capture it. The world then writes itself on the film. The act of the photographer is closer to reading than it is to writing. They are the readers of the world.

– Ferdinando Scianna


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Ian Berry | Whitby, England

Posted: December 20th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Film, Photography, Quotes

Whitby, England © 1974 Ian Berry / Magnum Photos

Whitby, England © 1974 Ian Berry / Magnum Photos

The point of 35 mm photography for me is to remain unobserved, working with the available light, watching, waiting and looking, discovering pictures while a scene is in motion.

-Ian Berry


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Ferdinando Scianna | Granada

Posted: December 14th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Film, Photography, Spain

GRANADA, Spain—Easter Week, 1984 © Ferdinando Scianna / Magnum Photos

GRANADA, Spain—Easter Week, 1984 © Ferdinando Scianna / Magnum Photos

I am a photographer. My work is finding things. I don’t start; I arrive where the real world calls me.

- Ferdinando Scianna

GRANADA, Spain—At an Easter procession, 1984 © Ferdinando Scianna / Magnum Photos

GRANADA, Spain—At an Easter procession, 1984 © Ferdinando Scianna / Magnum Photos

My grandfather was a carpenter, my father was a farmer. Hands don’t just make things, they touch, they dream.

- Ferdinando Scianna

GRANADA, Spain—Holy Week, 1984 © Ferdinando Scianna / Magnum Photos

GRANADA, Spain—Holy Week, 1984 © Ferdinando Scianna / Magnum Photos

I do not think I can change the world with my photographs, but I do firmly believe that a bad picture can make it worse.

- Ferdinando Scianna


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Henri Cartier-Bresson | Copenhagen

Posted: January 9th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Film, Photography

COPENHAGEN, Denmark—1953. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

COPENHAGEN, Denmark—1953. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos


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Henri Cartier-Bresson | Capa & Chim

Posted: December 30th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Film, Photography

PARIS—Photographers David Seymour, "Chim," (left) and Robert Capa, 1952. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

PARIS—Photographers David Seymour, "Chim," (left) and Robert Capa, 1952. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos


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Josef Koudelka | Perpignan, France

Posted: December 25th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Film, Photography

PERPIGNAN, France—A homeless person in front of a charitable organization serving hot meals, 1993. © Josef Koudelka / Magnum Photos

PERPIGNAN, France—A homeless person in front of a charitable organization serving hot meals, 1993. © Josef Koudelka / Magnum Photos


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