Monday, May 30, 2011

Street Photography at the Museum

Last week, I took my daughters to the High Museum of Atlanta to see the Henri Cartier-Bresson photography exhibit. 

I told them to "go stand by that sign".  They took me quite literally. 

Once again, I cannot show you pictures of the actual exhibit, but I can inspire you with it.  Henri Cartier-Bresson was one of the first "street photographers".  He not only was an artistic photojournalist during periods of great change (WWII, Communist takeover of China, Gandhi's funeral), but also captured amazing portraits of significant individuals such as Coco Chanel, Henri Matisse, and Truman Capote.

I usually talk to people before I take their picture, but in honor of the Henri Cartier-Bresson, I took some candid photos of people at and around the museum.  Many of them were taken through a window, so I felt very "Rear Window" about the whole process.

Cute wedges.

I really like her whole outfit.  If you look closely, you can see how she accessorized with a multi-colored headband (which I don't see very often) and red sunglasses -

I love it that I got caught on this one -

And almost got caught on this one -

I really like her black tennis shoes.  I am going to add those to my list of comfy shoes to try.

I like the simplicity of the navy dress and the suede tote bag.  I have been considering buying a wide brimmed hat for the summer, because I really hate to wear sunscreen on my face.  Do you think I could pull this off?

Come back tomorrow to see a few more shots...

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