Images à la sauvette…


I’m working on a new book about my Street Photography.   It is very much in the development stage at the moment and may never see the light of day.   Part of the process is to delve deep into my photographic archive to see what I might find buried there.  Whilst doing this I came across this image I captured probably in the late 1970’s or early 1980’s.  At first I thought it was just another photograph then I took a closer look and I noticed that he is looking at page 3 of The Sun which, if you weren’t aware, was famous/infamous for topless nude women.  Now whether this is what Cartier-Bresson had in mind when he published his book Images à la sauvette it certainly was an image taken on the fly (or sly depending on which translation you want to believe).  Whether it was a Decisive Moment I will let you decide.

About Guthlac

An artist, historian and middle aged man who'se aim in life is to try and enjoy as much of it as he can
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