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Simply Perfect portraiture,
This review is from: An Inner Silence: The Portraits of Henri Cartier-Bresson (Hardcover)
Having received this book last week I have been simply addicted to the images that Bresson has taken of notable people in history. What greatly attracts me, as with all his work and any great photography, is the ability of certain portraits to captivate you and arrest your attention by revealing something that was hidden from you the times you viewed them before. Naturally this is a testament to the depth of the image that Bresson is able to capture, by not solely focusing on the person alone, but placing them in the greater context of the environment he finds his subjects in. In conjunction with expressions that are not glamourised, but natural, almost mundane, the totality of the image and its formal arrangement produces portraits that are perfections of style and which touch the surreal. A great and beautiful book.
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