What's more, he established the well known photographic trope of the "decisive moment" in the process. An exhibition of his work at London's Fine Art Society, appropriately named Decisive Moments, lays claim to this, with images which focus not on the poised perfection of a model in a studio, but on the chaos of life instead. In the exhibition, the frames hanging in a neat row on the Fine Art Society walls surge with life. We are taken to the slopes of Krishanagar, across a piazza in Madrid and into the cool of a New Orleans garden in quick succession, where we meet the challenging gaze of a young Truman Capote, surrounded by the shade of enormous leaves. His refusal to either crop or manipulate his images feels provocative and refreshing amid contemporary practice, and allows the modern viewer to see things exactly as they were. Decisive Moments reminds us all to look that bit longer and to act that bit quicker, and to cherish the moments which, without stopping to appreciate and react to them, might live and die without ever being witnessed.
Photohelios - photography with light as axis. The Decisive Moment Cardinal Retz. Even as a child, I had a passion for painting, which I "did" on Thursdays and Sundays, the days when French school children don't have to go to school.
He pioneered the genre of street photography , and viewed photography as capturing a decisive moment. Cartier-Bresson was one of the founding members of Magnum Photos in His father was a wealthy textile manufacturer, whose Cartier-Bresson thread was a staple of French sewing kits.