Henri Cartier-Bresson: Brie, France


I wake up every morning and see this wonderful photograph.
It is one of Cartier-Bresson’s compositional masterpieces. It is dominated by the trees that stand on the road that spreads out to the bottom of the picture. It’s a masterful asymmetrical balance. The long line of trees stretching out towards the distant line of buildings balances the wide sweep of grasslands that dominates lower right-hand side of the picture. Then, the straight tracks on the road provide an anchor for the picture going back to the horizon. Brilliant!


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