Candid and Street

Several years ago I wrote on my website that ‘The excitement of capturing that image could be likened to that of the hunter-gatherer’. Henri Cartier-Bresson who became a photographer following a year of hunting in the African Bush in 1933 recalled more eloquently—revealing his dislike of the kill—how he excitedly ‘prowled the streets all day, feeling very strung-up and ready to pounce, determined to “trap” life, to preserve life in the act of living’.