Friday, July 13, 2012
Henri Cartier-Bresson In Just Plain Love
One of the most exciting things about living in our ever-connected, "nothing is ever lost" digital era is the ready availability of tremendous documentary films, from all over the world and about all manner of subjects, via outlets such as YouTube, Netflix and Vimeo. The tremendous Feature Shoot blog recently linked to a perfect example of this, a 2001 French documentary about iconic Magnum photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson. The hour-plus subtitled film includes intimate moments with the photographer, as well as in-depth interviews touching on everything from photographic philosophy to technique, and incorporating interviews with other artists in genres from motion pictures to music. Just being able to spend a few moments, virtually, with one of the best photographers of all time... Well, it's invaluable. We're fortunate to live in the era we do.