Happy birthday, HCB

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Sthlm, 2012: The gal

As a street photographer, Henri Cartier-Bresson is the man. He practically invented Street photography – at least defined it – by him self. I tried to honor him by shooting some street shots on his birthday, the 22th of august, but it was hard. It´s not by accident HCB is held so high among us street photographers.

On the other hand, I´ve always imagined him as a pioneer, which  would mean that he would never copy someone else’s photographic style. And so – I just put up some of my own images from to night. Not really worthy of Bresson, but maybe in his spirit. I think he would not mind.

Sthlms, 2012: The man

8 thoughts

  1. I think you got great results. I started before 7 a.m. yesterday, but just could not get into that grove. Eventually I got something more akin to a street portrait. But I agree with you in principle, there are many who will (inadequately) try to copy HCB, the correct approach I think is exactly the one you adopted.

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