Pendleton Art Center
The Pendleton recently hosted the opening of a children's art show and I photographed this on the wall of an art studio. This is the tintype-style of filter offered by the Hipstamatic.
Yesterday I was reading the transcript of an old interview with Henri Cartier-Bresson, which was originally part of an old filmstrip project intended for school children I believe. (If you remember filmstrips, then we are kindred souls I believe, when in school I coveted days when we would be shown filmstrip presentations). Henri was addressing the aspects of a good photograph, remarking that the joy of a photograph for him was in the geometry, not so much for shooting structure, lines, and curves, but more so in having the composition of the photograph arranged in a pleasing manner to him. Once at the local camera club, a portrait photographer made a remark that many good photographs were actually a play on triangles with even the face being a relationship of the eyes and the chin. . Here is the link to part 1 of interview and here is the link to part 2 article, be sure to click on the full screen link of part 2 which will display a short slideshow of Cartier-Bresson images. Henri's actual words:
"The greatest joy for me is geometry; that means a structure.
You can’t go shooting for structure, for shapes, for patterns
and all this, but it is a sensuous pleasure, an intellectual
pleasure, at the same time to have everything in the right
place. It’s a recognition of an order which is in front of you."
Henri Cartier-Bresson, 'There are no maybes'