Critique Sheet #4 The Decisive Moment


Ζωοδόχου Πηγής

Identification of the Moment: in front of the Church Ζωοδόχου Πηγής (Zoodocho Piyis) in Parikia, Paros; May 2017

Description: a desaturated colored digital photograph of the church that faces the beach of Kato Yialo empty save for two children walking by.

Analysis: compared to color, black and white photographs facilitate concentrating on form and composition.  Because color demands a lot of attention.

Ζωοδόχου Πηγής

Interpretation: desaturation of the foto brought Henri Cartier-Bresson to mind as his photos were often of  people within a strong architectural context. Man made geometry has no meaning if it doesn’t include man himself.

Conclusion: like Cartier-Bresson, we need to select those Decisive Moments worth preserving  and, photographing them with our mind, help them last forever.

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for more CRIITIQUE SHEETS
related: Iconic Photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson Takes You Inside His Creative World + Cartier-Bresson, Decisive Moments Catalogue + The Decisive Moment Article in International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies by John Suler · December 2012
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2 Responses to Critique Sheet #4 The Decisive Moment

  1. I have said this before, but I’ll say again that your Critique Sheet analyses are a useful discipline in understanding the way the eye and brain process visual information.

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