Magnum Photos

One of the most impressive documentary film shootings for me was the agency MAGNUM PHOTOS in Paris in 1998. Iconic photographs I have seen a thousand times were down on the table as originals / photographic negatives. Every angle in this kingdom of pictures was breathing the energy of Capa, Cartier-Bresson and all the other big names. One day we were invited by HCB for lunch. I remember a light-flooded apartment above the Tuilleries gardens and a little old man asking me to sit next to him. He was one of the most funny and at the same time decent hosts I ever met. Finally he gave me a little buddhist book and told me to read it over and over again. What I still do, until today.

“Magnum is a community of thought, a shared human quality, a curiosity about what is going on in the world, a respect for what is going on and a desire to transcribe it visually” – Henri Cartier-Bresson