"I prowled the streets all day, feeling very strung-up and ready to pounce, determined to 'trap' life - to preserve life in the act of living," he recalled. "Above all, I craved to seize the whole essence, in the confines of one single photograph, of some situation that was unrolling before my eyes."

henri cartier-bresson, on getting his first leica in 1931.

"hc-b, rip" August 05, 2004 11:22 PM