Rick Doble photo that was
influenced by Cartier-Bresson
Queen Charlotte's Ball, 1959 Art Print
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What can another photographer say about the world's greatest photographer, a man whose work in my mind, is the best possible black and white 35mm film imagery? Two things separate his work from others: his impeccable compositions and his delicate sense of timing. While he does not use blur much in his imagery (although he does in the example above), virtually all of his photographs contain the feeling that a moment earlier or later the picture was completely different and that he, the photographer, chose the decisive moment (a term that Cartier-Bresson coined) when the compositional elements fitted together -- thus making it the pinnacle of the photographic form of art. In my work I have learned from Cartier-Bresson's sense of timing and used it in my work with slow shutter speed imagery.