One of the biggest influences in my photography is French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson. In 1952, he published a body of work titled Images a la Sauvette which was translated in English to The Decisive Moment. Believing that "there is nothing in this world that does not have a decisive moment,"Cartier-Bresson applied this philosophy to his photography. He said "Photography is simultaneously and instantaneously the recognition of a fact and the rigorous organization of visually perceived forms that express and signify that fact."
The above photo was taken last week at Hotel del Coronado. As we were walking up the stairs to the main entrance, I spotted this lovely couple waiting by the elevator. I paused for a brief second before turning around to get this captured. I love that they're both barefoot, he's leaning towards her for love and/or support, she's wearing her swim cap with sun visor over the top. This was my Decisive Moment.
The next few images are taken by Cartier-Bresson. Behind the Gare Saint-Lazare, 1932
Au Bord de la Marne, 1938
Downtown, New York, 1947