Photography- The mechanics of photography, " writIng with light," is the action of a photon striking a molecule of silver in gelatin suspension. Just as unpolished silverware turns black, that in essence, is the nature of film and paper. The processing of a print awakens the latent silver causing it to bloom and rise to the surface, like whales coming up for air these black. These blacks are deep, laying in wait within the paper. Only the light calls the silver to appear, aligned by the camera, summoned by alchemy, caught; at the decisive moment.
the decisive moment -"Photography is not like painting, there is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see the composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition went to click the camera." he said. "opp! The Moment! Once you miss it, it is gone for ever." Henry Cartier-Bresson, The Washington Post 1957.