Henri Cartier-Bresson Exhibition
I was able to leave work early enough one evening this to get to catch the Henri Cartier-Bresson Exhibition in Ginza at Chanel. Henri Cartier-Bresson was one of the founders of the photography collaborative Magnum Photo along with cooperative along with Robert Capa, George Rodger and David “Chim” Seymour. He was one of the early adopters of 35mm format, a Leica shooter, and considered to be the father of modern photojournalism. I am really enjoying going to see these. It is a short excursion but extremely refreshing for the mind and gives me lots of food for thought for my photography.
I love the detailed subway exit signs in Tokyo. Very helpful when there are 32 potential exits...excluding all of the other ways you can exit through various department stores. You can easily get turned around.
Today's Configuration: Leica M-Monochrom with a Summilux 35mm f/1.4
I love shooting the scenes across the crosswalks.
"To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event." - Henri Cartier-Bresson
I was lucky enough to have the place almost all to myself. It was very peaceful to get to walk around and take in the images. The exhibition is on through 2.10.2013. I would recommend you check it out if you have time.
I stopped off at Lemon Camera to check out the inventory... They had two of the delicious Summilux 75mm f/1.4. I was cautioned away from it from a couple of people as they said it wasn't sharp but I have to say I love the results I get from mine.
I also checked out a very cool MP-6. I was a beautiful camera but I ended up passing on it. I gave it a little more thought and ended up picking up something different last night. More on that in my next post...
Thanks for stopping by today...