Photographer, New York City


Saswat Pattanayak, Photographer and Blogger in New York City.

my inspiration: henri cartier-bresson

When I started photographing people, I found Street Photography to be closest to my heart. What is more poetic than an instant capture of a candid moment frozen for eternity? A momentary smile, a peculiar gaze, an awkward moment, a conscious parent, a carefree child, a pair of lovers on a secretive journey...

I shot them everywhere I found them. In the parks, on the beaches, around the malls. At times I would shoot them without looking through viewfinder/lcd. The images would not look planned. The images would look too real. Or too boring to be real. Some blurry, some fuzzy, some in a hurry. Some in fear of the approaching cops, some in apprehension of being caught. Some street fashion. Some street fights. Some showers on the street. 

In this genre, or in any other, Henri Cartier-Bresson would rank at the top in my list of inspiring photographers. 

Henri Cartier-Bresson was a phenomenal photographer whose street photography expertise has inspired hundreds of photographers all around the world. I shall be sharing some of his works in this blog, for sure. For the time being, please allow me to share my newest photoblog. Hope you shall enjoy, and keep coming back.