…i Fiati Pesanti con Anciua Blues
Henri Cartier-Bresson, father of modern photojournalism, famously described the Leica as ‘an extension of his eye’. The anonymity that the small camera gave him in a crowd or during an intimate moment was essential in overcoming the formal and unnatural behaviour of those who were aware of being photographed. The Leica opened up new possibilities in photography — the ability to capture the world in its actual state of movement and transformation. He said, "I prowled the streets all day, feeling very strung-up and ready to pounce, ready to ‘trap’ life."