Look what I found today. Actually, I found it yesterday but had I written these words before midnight the headline would have been precise. In stead I took an early night. I found it at a book sale in Copenhagen mitte. In an old church half of which is used for non- religious affairs like […]Continue Reading ...
The other day I discovered that E.H. Gombrich has made a series of books to modify and accompany his important Art and Illusion. A study in the psychology of pictorial representation. Actually, he has made 6 such books. All published by Phaidon Press. Yes, it is the same guy who wrote The Story of Art, as I am […]Continue Reading ...
If there is one phrase within street photography that tops all others, it is the phrase The Decisive Moment. But what is the decisive moment exactly? And who came up with the idea that there is such a moment in photography? One thing seems clear: The phrase The Decisive Moment did not originate with Henri […]Continue Reading ...
The Review: The Decisive Moment. Introduction (1) By Knut Skjærven I was more than half way with this review and had to make a factory restart of my MacBook and forgot to save a copy of the original draft. So I had to start again. It does not matter much because the review was never […]Continue Reading ...
It is here. The Decisive Moment arrived from Steidl in Göttingen in Germany about half an hour ago. Beautiful facsimile after more than 60 years of absence. The most talked about photo book in history. A game changer. It arrived the same day as we got our Christmas Tree. I see the serendipic combination. Call it […]Continue Reading ...
I thought I had lost it. This morning it surfaced from the back benches of a cupboard. I am glad. It is a small book on phenomenology. Written by Lester Embree in 2003. The full title is Reflective Analysis. A First Introduction into Phenomenological Investigation. It is originally written for school children and might […]Continue Reading ...
So, what is it going to be? I ask this question as I browse The World Atlas of Street Photography by Jackie Higgins. Seems to me that the title of this book is somewhat misleading. If you expect a book about street photography, as the title suggests you should, you are bound to be disappointed. […]Continue Reading ...
It happened yesterday. Another big packet from abroad. Could it be or could it be not? HCB would have hated this because I have cropped his work. This is part of the front cover of the very original version of The Decisive Moment. Design and handwriting by Henri Matisse. I feel in pretty good company […]Continue Reading ...
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