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One of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s “Decisive Moments” - Gestapo informer
A lunchtime read on street photography led me to search the Google for apparently Cartier-Bresson’s widely inspirational The Decisive Moment book and accompanying 126 photos.  They are all wonderful pictures, and I particularly liked the one above, as well as cotton market and child playing baseball   (Cartier-Bresson did not appear to be into titling his photos).
Cartier-Bresson’s street photography is inspirational to me for the fact that while most street photographers would be strongly associated with the ‘streets’ and neighborhoods where they worked most, his ‘street’ was wherever he was in the world.  As someone who finds photos to take in my neighborhood by walking through it everyday, it is great that Cartier-Bresson was able to see the shots worth taking as life happened in front of him, truly able to see and focus on the “decisive moment.”

Additional Quotes from his book, The Decisive Moment:
-“There is nothing in this world that does not have a decisive moment”
-“To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as of a precise organization of forms which give that event its proper expression.”
(lunchtime diversion provided by Artsy, photos from Magnum Photography, quotes from Wikipedia)

One of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s “Decisive Moments” - Gestapo informer

A lunchtime read on street photography led me to search the Google for apparently Cartier-Bresson’s widely inspirational The Decisive Moment book and accompanying 126 photos.  They are all wonderful pictures, and I particularly liked the one above, as well as cotton markeand child playing baseball   (Cartier-Bresson did not appear to be into titling his photos).

Cartier-Bresson’s street photography is inspirational to me for the fact that while most street photographers would be strongly associated with the ‘streets’ and neighborhoods where they worked most, his ‘street’ was wherever he was in the world.  As someone who finds photos to take in my neighborhood by walking through it everyday, it is great that Cartier-Bresson was able to see the shots worth taking as life happened in front of him, truly able to see and focus on the “decisive moment.”

Additional Quotes from his book, The Decisive Moment:

-“There is nothing in this world that does not have a decisive moment”

-“To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as of a precise organization of forms which give that event its proper expression.”

(lunchtime diversion provided by Artsy, photos from Magnum Photography, quotes from Wikipedia)

susannacole:

I’m giving away six of my favorite books, as a insufficient, but heartfelt thank you to all of you who have faithfully supported me and read what I’ve written and shared throughout the years. This is not, in any way, a sponsored giveaway, these are all brand new books which I bought myself solely to give away. I only ask that anyone entering already be following or have friended me, I am not looking to gain likes or followers from this, just a thank you to the ones who have already been there (and I will check, to verify that). I will give the books to six different people, and will ship them anywhere in the world, just please be patient as I might need to spread out when I ship them to offset the expense of international postage. I will also send some tea from my collection (because books and tea go so wonderfully together, unless you really don’t have a taste for tea, than please tell me) and maybe a postcard with my thoughts on that particular book and why I love it.  To enter, please comment and tell me which one of these books you’d like to win (I will not enter you otherwise), as I know some of you might already have one or more of these books. If you don’t have any of them, and aren’t picky, than you can just comment with that, as well.  The books are as follows:  “Lolita” by Vladimir Nabokov  “Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison  “On The Road” by Jack Kerouac  “Blow-Up and Other Stories” by Julio Cortázar  “Catch-22” by Joseph Heller “The House on Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros Sending much love to you all. “A book is a gift you can open again and again.” — Garrison Keillor
P.S. Is everyone who wants to able to comment on this? If not, let me know, or enter on Facebook if we’re already connected there, or if not, when you comment please tell me what your Tumblr is. 

You are an inspiration for the type of person more of us should strive to be - giving your time and attention,  but not expecting attention for it or anything in return.  If these books have inspired you to be the person you have become, I would love to be able to learn from one of these books that made you who you are today.

susannacole:

I’m giving away six of my favorite books, as a insufficient, but heartfelt thank you to all of you who have faithfully supported me and read what I’ve written and shared throughout the years. This is not, in any way, a sponsored giveaway, these are all brand new books which I bought myself solely to give away. I only ask that anyone entering already be following or have friended me, I am not looking to gain likes or followers from this, just a thank you to the ones who have already been there (and I will check, to verify that). I will give the books to six different people, and will ship them anywhere in the world, just please be patient as I might need to spread out when I ship them to offset the expense of international postage. I will also send some tea from my collection (because books and tea go so wonderfully together, unless you really don’t have a taste for tea, than please tell me) and maybe a postcard with my thoughts on that particular book and why I love it.

To enter, please comment and tell me which one of these books you’d like to win (I will not enter you otherwise), as I know some of you might already have one or more of these books. If you don’t have any of them, and aren’t picky, than you can just comment with that, as well.

The books are as follows:

“Lolita” by Vladimir Nabokov
“Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison
“On The Road” by Jack Kerouac
“Blow-Up and Other Stories” by Julio Cortázar
“Catch-22” by Joseph Heller
“The House on Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros

Sending much love to you all. “A book is a gift you can open again and again.” — Garrison Keillor

P.S. Is everyone who wants to able to comment on this? If not, let me know, or enter on Facebook if we’re already connected there, or if not, when you comment please tell me what your Tumblr is. 

You are an inspiration for the type of person more of us should strive to be - giving your time and attention, but not expecting attention for it or anything in return. If these books have inspired you to be the person you have become, I would love to be able to learn from one of these books that made you who you are today.

William Zinsser, author of On Writing Well and 4th generation New Yorker.
(credit to his website)

William Zinsser, author of On Writing Well and 4th generation New Yorker.

(credit to his website)

I'm starting today's Catalyst class with a letter Hunter S. Thompson wrote to a friend who wanted life advice

Maybe success isn’t sticking to goals that we once set many moons ago…

theangrytherapist:

April 22, 1958
57 Perry Street
New York City

Dear Hume,

You ask advice: ah, what a very human and very dangerous thing to do! For to give advice to a man who asks what to do with his life implies something very close to egomania. To presume to point a man to the right and ultimate goal— to…

itsworn:

LL Bean Blucher Mocs in saddle one year of almost daily wear on right, new pair on left


I think about these shoes at least once every 2 weeks.  I wish the last pair didn’t break.

itsworn:

LL Bean Blucher Mocs in saddle one year of almost daily wear on right, new pair on left

I think about these shoes at least once every 2 weeks. I wish the last pair didn’t break.

(Source: itsworn, via countryandtown)