This video will probably make you fall in love with your lenses all over again :).
I had come across the aerial photography of much acclaimed photographer, Yann Arthus Bertrand, whose aerial shots are splendid. I was simply amazed at seeing pictures from the aerial perspective – pictures which had aesthetic and creative sense. However, in this video it is interesting to see a new dimension to aerial photography using kites. Prof. Charles C. Benton, a professor of architecture at UC Berkeley says that aerial photography using kites give a very unique perspective from about 100 to 200 ft which is difficult to achieve using choppers or planes. Check out this video to get a peek on his interesting pictures and a feel of his passion.
I came across the following interesting video on the blog of my friend, Murali Jayapala. The video is a candid monologue of Henri Cartier-Bresson and a slideshow of his pictures selected from his book called “The Decisive Moment”. Henri is regarded as the father of the modern photojournalism. Henri retired in 1975 from an active photography career which stretched for about 45 yrs. Although it’s been more than three decades since then, he is still regarded as one of the photographers who has immensely influenced photography and has left his mark permanently. He is highly acclaimed for his candid photography, all shot with a 35mm film Leica and 50mm lens.
Although he had traveled and photographed all over the world, he had captured some of the significant events in Asia, like India-Pakistan partitioning in 1947, funeral of Mahatma Gandhi in 1948 and change of regime after the Civil War in China in 1949.
His relationship with photography is captured in his following words – “My passion has never been for photography in itself, but for the possibility — through forgetting yourself — of recording in a fraction of a second the emotion of a subject, and the beauty of the form.”