Mar 072012
The Surrealist Manifesto: Part VI

Henri Cartier-Bresson There were many games that Cartier-Bresson played with his photographs.  The anarchist in him liked to test the limits of a photograph. When he butts up against those limitations he uses the 2D effects of the picture plane to his advantage.  Lets look at how and why he does this. Outside of the [more...]

Dec 252011
Surrealist Manifesto: Part III

[ HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON ] The world we see in advertisements is hardly a reflection of reality. The billboards of our cities are as doctored as Raphael’s School of Athens.  Set against the backdrop of a “perfect world” is an chance for a photographer to play with the contradictions of imagination versus reality.   | WHITE [more...]

Nov 232011
Surrealist Manifesto: Part I

A Surrealist Photographer [ HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON ] What do the Surrealist Manifesto  and Cartier-Bresson have to do with each other?  After his 1947 show at the Museum of Modern  Art, Robert Capa advised Cartier- Bresson to stop calling himself a Surrealist Photographer.  Years  later Cartier-Bresson agreed  that Capa’s advice was sound.   The Manifesto While [more...]