We have all heard about those “decisive moments” when for some strange reason, everything at that particular second in time, seems to be just right.
At that very second, if we have a camera ready, we click the silver button, and voila!, we have an iconic shot in the bag.
But the other day, I read about a photographer and how he summarised his shooting:
“I get what I get because I point my camera in the right place at the right time. That’s the art of photography. The equipment has nothing to do with it.
For me, it is more than a genre of photography. It’s an approach to photography and to life. It is how I look at the world and how I see it even if I don’t have a camera.
I make pictures by intuition, because I feel that I need to click the exposure button at that exact time. I do not plan or stage my photos. I let life unfold before me, I capture and present it as I see it and I bring my own unique perspective of the everyday life. I’m an observer of humanity and life, my role is to document the world I live in to tell its story from my point of view”.
Now….isn’t that something? Isn’t it what we have been saying all the time? Now a professional backs that up. Case settled!