I know that in today's digital age much of Cartier-Bresson's decisive moment
may feel a bit dated or somewhat inadequate or stale for anything but street or photojournalism, but I have always subscribed to his way of thinking about image making when it comes to shooting events. At least I try to, as I juggle so many things at once in my head.
I thought about writing my observations here but I since decided to write a longer piece for my blog, and this site, rather than just popping in with a short note. For that I need to put in my due diligence and do a little research, and this is where I need a little help. I am having a hard time finding the text to his book, "the decisive moment". None of my area libraries have it and I'd rather not pay $80 (or more) for a new copy. I also can't seem to find it online. Plenty of references to the text but not the actual text. I'd rather not misquote anything because my perception is off.
If anyone has the book they are willing to send me a copy of his discussion on the decisive moment I would be ever so grateful. In the meantime I will be expanding my search to libraries further out from me.
Thanks in advance.