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Thread #157310   Message #3712145
Posted By: Will Fly
27-May-15 - 08:35 AM
Thread Name: BS: Remember Kodak Tri-X Pan B&W film?
Subject: RE: BS: Remember Kodak Tri-X Pan B&W film?
Forgot to say - my great hero then and now was Henri Cartier-Bresson. I was in Barcelona some years ago and, by chance, discovered an exhibition of his original photographs at a major gallery there. He used a Leica with the reflective parts blacked out with tape. Never cropped a photograph - just used his eye to form the compsition - a precept that I've always followed.

We'll never knew what he threw away!

Anyway, it was wonderful to see those prints - many of which I have in books of his work - in the flesh, as it were.

My other photographic hero was Bill Brandt.