[ BOOK LIVES ] The Decisive Moment by Henri Cartier-Bresson

The Decisive Moment
by Henri Cartier-Bresson
with a cover design by Henri Matisse
Published in New York by Simon & Schuster, 1952

The spine has been repaired but this copy, given to me as a birthday present, is still beautiful. Bought in the Cow bookstore in Tokyo.

I also have a copy of the recent re-issue but somehow it doesn’t smell right or look right compared to the original.

One of the spreads I have chosen to share here is from Singapore, taken in a ‘hotel’ where people went to die.

Yes, really.

The Decisive Moment by Henri Cartier-Bresson
The Decisive Moment by Henri Cartier-Bresson
The Decisive Moment by Henri Cartier-Bresson
The Decisive Moment by Henri Cartier-Bresson
The Decisive Moment by Henri Cartier-Bresson
The Decisive Moment by Henri Cartier-Bresson
The Decisive Moment by Henri Cartier-Bresson