The decisive moment, Henri Cartier-Bressons' legacy to photographers. The moment when everything comes together. When a private moment turns into something bigger.
Unlike Cartier-Bressons, it does not happen very often that I capture decisive moments in my images. Not surprising given that he is also the one who said "Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst". That's it if you are as talented as him.To me it might take longer ...:)
Yesterday, I was taking photos of my stepdaughter and her 2 sons. As it is Purim now, Carnival time, I wanted to capture them in their costumes. Just before changing outfits, they all climbed into the hammock.
I took quite a few pictures of the boys in costume, but the images I love the best are the ones I did not really intend to take. Portraits of motherhood. Protective. Loving. Timeless.