I just kind of put my camera above my head and even didn’t look and clicked a picture

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I just kind of put my camera above my head and even didn’t look and clicked a picture when he moved over the trench and that was all,” he said. “I never looked at my pictures there. And I sent my pictures back with lots of other pictures that I took. I stayed in Spain for three months and when I came back, I was a very famous photographer because that camera which I hold above my head just caught a man at the moment when he was shot.“

via Robert Capa: Finding a Fearless Photographer’s Voice – NYTimes.com.

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  1. From John Steinbeck cooking him breakfast, to a portrait session being cut short by a sniper’s bullet. He really is a great raconteur, too, and never seems to run out. Great to be able to hear his voice.

  2. “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you are not close enough.”

    And Capa was close. He practiced what he preached, but unfortunately it caught up with him in the end in IndoChina. A great and inspirational photographer.