“To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson
When I want inspiration about photography I look to quotes by Henri Cartier-Bresson. The words that stand out in this quote, for me, are: hold one’s breath, fleeting reality, and physical and intellectual joy.
“Whether it is a headshot, a portrait, or a travel photo, the real meaning of photography–that physical and intellectual joy–comes when the convergence of the moment creates an image that takes your breath away.” — Brenda Boyd
“As photographers, we must always remember that when we take camera in hand, we, first, must just be in the moment, and stay in the moment.” — Brenda Boyd