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Sophie Thibault

Love chasing light, love capturing moments of life.
Love photography.
"Ça prend du temps, montrer le temps suspendu..."
(Mimmo Jodice)
As Cartier-Bresson once said:
“For me the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity, the master of the instant which, in visual terms, questions and decides simultaneously.

In order to “give a meaning” to the world, one has to feel oneself involved in what one frames through the viewfinder. This attitude requires concentration, a discipline of the mind, sensitivity, and a sense of geometry—it is by great economy of means that one arrives at simplicity of expression. One must always take photographs with the greatest respect for the subject and for oneself.

To take photographs is to hold one’s breath when all faculties converge in the face of fleeing reality. It is at that moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.

To take photographs means to recognize—simultaneously and within a fraction of a second—both the fact itself and the rigorous organization of visually perceived forms that give it meaning. It is putting one’s head, one’s eye, and one’s heart on the same axis.

As far as I’m concerned, taking photographs is means of understanding which cannot be separated from other mean so of visual expression.

It is a way of shouting, of freeing oneself, not of proving or asserting one’s originality. It is a way of life. ”

~ Henri Cartier-Bresson, The Mind’s Eye

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