Aphorisms #5

My trusted old friend, Nikon F2AS

“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst”

“Reality offers us such wealths that we must cut some of it out on the spot, simplify.”

“To take photographs means to recognize-simultaneously and within a fraction of a second-both the fact itself and the rigorous organization 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.”

“Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.”

Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004)

These are some of the thoughts of the father of modern photojurnalism.