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Martine’s Legs, By Henri Cartier-Bresson (1968)

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1 Yankee Mama   ~  Apr 12, 2010 4:15 pm

A photographer friend told me that the Cartier-Bresson exhibit at MoMA which opened this week is transplendent (his word).

I'm definitely checking this baby out.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Apr 12, 2010 4:53 pm

Go figure that and I didn't even KNOW about that. I just like legs! Dag, thanks for the tip. I'm a check that out for sure.

3 thelarmis   ~  Apr 12, 2010 4:58 pm

my ex had amazing legs. she called 'em "stems", which i think is awesome! : )

4 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Apr 12, 2010 10:05 pm

I would have enjoyed making Martine's aquaintance..

thelarmis, I've been showing the Season One Muppet Show dvd to Jazz Jr, he's been digging it. Rita Moreno was one of the guests, talk about va va voom legs!

5 The Mick536   ~  Apr 13, 2010 9:36 am

HCB's muse. I love her as much as I love Elanor Callahan.

[4] To my knowledge she lives. Check out her portfolio on Magnum, especially No. 36, which is one of my favorite images. The portrait of HCB on his birthday was shot with a 35mm lens on a Leica. I try to shoot people making art, too.

HCB said that you should shoot in B&W, using a 50mm lens to learn how to take photos. I attended Maine Media this summer. Used a 50mm at f16 for a week. Can't be lazy. Have to move those legs.

I would have liked to talk with HCB about why he gave up the camera to draw.

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