"Man with Cigarette"
Man with Cigarette Cairo
Biography: HCB buried a small box. His precious negatives cut to the individual frame. No stories. No captions. This is how I think of photography. I use one kind of b&w film and a 50 mm lens. I work quickly. I don’t bracket, or try different angles, or compositions. One roll, 36 unrelated photographs. At best, I have themes, at worst no red thread at all.
I worship Gianni Berengo Gardin. His green stamp: Vera Fotografia (genuine photograph). What is in the photograph was in front of him when he made the photograph. Printed full frame. No digital manipulation of any kind. I do the...