For me the camera is a sketch-book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity, the master of the instant which in visual terms, questions and decides simultaneously. In order to give meaning to the world, one must feel involved in what one singles out through the viewfinder. This attitude requires concentration, sensitivity, a discipline of mind and sense of geometry.
It is through economy of means and above all by forgetting one-self that one arrives at simplicity of expression. To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It is that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.
For me photography is to place head, heart and eye along the same line of sight. - It is a way of life.
Henri Cartier-Bresson