The New York times published last week a very good interview about Henri Cartier-Bresson by journalist Sheila Turner Seed. I thought one of the questions would make a great poll (with a slight tweak). Answer below and then head to the interview to read Henri’s own answer to that question.
How many HCB’s around the world are just unaware of their innate talent ?
Argentina has arguably produced two of the top five players in the history of football; Messi and Maradona. Will the next Messi-ah of football also come out of Rosario ? (click on picture for high res)
Leica M8 with 35mm Summicron IV at F2.0, 1/250, ISO160
Almost surprisingly, there are quite a lot of gypsies in Argentina. They must also have boarded the immigrants boats in search of better fortunes. The same good fortune they promess you in the streets, after a small donation of course. (Click on picture for high res)
Leica M8 with 35mm Summicron IV
I love how the word “el galán” sounds in Spanish, it basically has three meanings :
1. Good-looking man
2. A man that flirts with woman
3. An actor that plays roles of lovers.
In the case of this young man pictured in a Rosario Park, I guess the three of them work, don’t they ? (click on picture for high res)
Leica M8 with 35mm Summicron IV at F4.0, 1/350, ISO160
What is your favorite way to look for shots, do you walk with no destination in hope to stumble on the perfect scene ? Or do you just wait at a street corner for action to come your way ?
Though I mainly wander aimelessly, the Pont des Arts in Paris where I like to hang around.
As for the previous poll “Including street art, billboards, ads in street photography is ?” (168 respondants), 55% of shooters felt is it ok when it adds a relevant layer to the picture. Obviously, the following question becomes : “What is relevant?”
There is a magic tree on the shores of the Parana, and every kids seems to look for that place where they won't get into trouble. The door to the world of Oz? (click on picture for high res)
Leica X1 at 36mm, F2.8, 1/500, ISO100
This week’s poll looks at ads, billboard and street art in street photography. How do you feel about it, is it ok to use them in juxtapositions ?
As for the previous poll “Flash or no Flash in street photography” (215 voters) , I was quite surprised to find out that 87% of voters never use flash in street photography. Is this website Leica biased ? ;)