Sunday, October 23, 2005

Black and White Photography 十月號

十月號的"Black and White Photography"刊出了Henri Cartier-Bresson生前一篇從未發表過的訪問稿. 事緣在1970年代, Paul Hill 與 Thomas Joshua Cooper訪問超過20位攝影大師, 並集結出版一本名為"Dialogue with Photography"的書, 裡面當然有這位攝影巨匠Henri Cartier-Bresson; 但訪問過後, 這位巨匠覺得 “he had said things he didn't want published” ,他想 “let his pictures do the talking”; Hill and Cooper結果尊重他的意願, 並額外書面send了幾條問題給他, 讓他好好思考後回答, 最終第一版的"Dialogue with Photography"裡關於Henri Cartier-Bresson的訪問就這樣產生.

現在人已離去, 原稿再次翻出來發表, 並放在新的edition裡.

我相信最有趣的, 一定是Henri Cartier-Bresson究竟說了什麼是他本人不想發表的呢? 可惜這篇文章裡沒有提到. 而我也很想找回原版來了解真相.

但單單讀這篇人物訪談, 也大致感覺他無所不談, 而且相當直接坦率, 沒有過份賣弄什麼, 抽取幾點有意思的:

1) About Magnum: “Capa was a brilliant ideas man and he handled most of the business……sometimes he would pay the secretaries through his winnings from poker and the horses when times were bad.” (<成報>出唔到糧時可以試下得唔得?)

2) About Surrealist: “I was interested in Surrealism, but Capa said ‘Don’t call yourself a surrealist – call yourself a photojournalist. You will still be able to make the same pictures’.” (capa都好似寸得幾應)

3) About Life: “You can’t photograph society and make a point, you prove nothing. I found this out when I went to Russia in 1954, I photographed 2 soldiers holding hands, and the people at Life thought they were gay. They had a very puritanical attitude.” (又好似真係過份D……)

4) About “Decisive moment”: “The title come about from a quotation by Cardinal de Retz, ‘There is nothing in the world that hasn’t a decisive moment’……it is about geometry, distance and time. It is when the head, eye and the heart are on the same axis. ”

5) About photography: “I must admit though that I could live without looking at photographs. I couldn’t say that about painting.”

6) About being a famous photographer: “Very embarrassed!”

Very embarrassed!! 咁我地呢D做細呃飯食的, 就要very very very very very very very very very very embarrassed啦!!


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