Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Light and Time

"What makes photography a strange invention - with unforeseeable consequences - is that its primary raw materials are light and time" - John Berger

Photography is truly painting with light, and with the light ever changing by every single instant, a photographer, like a Boy Scout, needs always be prepared. Henri Cartier-Bresson speaks of the decisive moment, but that moment in time and that particular light cannot be recorded unless the photographer is prepared with camera at hand and with a keen eye for what is to come - to anticipate the scene that is about to unfold.

Very early morning street scene, Dallas, Texas, 2008.