Henri Cartier Bresson
He was born in 1908 and died in 2004. before he dies his family made a foundation to protect his photos in Paris. He was 95 when he passed away.
One of the pioneers of street photography and catching raw moments of life in front of him. He was one of the photographers work I have seen many ties looking at street photography. He also photographed in other countries besides France where he lived.
Being one of the co-founders of the worlds biggest photo agencies called Magnum. Magnum now has offices in some of the big cities around the world and is still run by photographers.
Henri was one of the early users of the 35mm camera. He had a leica and mainly had a 50mm and if need be a 90mm lens. He also used a box brownie and a 3x4 camera when he was younger.
His great grandfather was a painter, so you could say it was in his DNA to be an artists. He did try music but instead tried painting and sculpture. Also of his photographs look like it could be a painting because of his framing. He also did film making.
One thing that can be taken from when Henri did was he did his editing in camera. With cropping he would get closer to what he was focusing on.
"I adore shooting photographs,"
"It's like being a hunter. But some hunters are vegetarians—which is my relationship to photography."
"if you have to correct it its the next picture"
"life is once forever"
"the question between a good picture and a mediocre picture is millimeters"
"its an expantion of the eye"