If I visited an exhibit for an hour for every hour that I were here (1008 hours), I would not even come close to seeing all there is to see art wise in this amazing city! There simply isn’t enough time. However, I am literally around the corner from The Henri Cartier-Bresson foundation. Lucky me! The current exhibit is a showing of street photography documenting the “American Dream in the 30s and 40s” by the man himself and his inspiration, Walker Evans. I don’t know if you know this, but Henri Cartier-Bresson is my biggest influence and in the top five of my all time favorite photographers. He actually coined the phrase the “decisive moment’. He also said: “In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little, human detail can become a Leitmotiv.” and “We photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing, and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth can make them come back again. We cannot develop and print a memory.“ He was obviously a brilliant man of deep pathos, and I love about everything he says in relation to the craft of photography, but this last quote is probably my favorite and the most freeing from the confinements of perceived perfection: ” The photograph itself doesn’t interest me. I want only to capture a minute part of reality.” The images that I made today are a tribute to this quote and to getting back to the soul of my work—which has always been and always will be, about documenting and seizing time and the human condition—I have always been a street photographer at heart.