A superb interview with Jacques-Henri Lartigue as he reminisces about his early years in photography and relates some fascinating stories about those well dressed ladies with their hats. When asked about the decisive moment, he replied that he was a good tennis player, so had a quick eye. He just anticipated what was going to happen. He relied on his guts and heart when photographing. Interestingly enough, even though photography has changed so much over the years he still shoot as he always did – no more than 3 or 4 of a subject. The video is in French, but there are English sub-titles.
Jacques-Henri Lartigue. BBC Master Photographers (1983) [ webcast, online]. BBC, London, UK. Published 14/4/2013. 34 mins 58 secs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWBGRjJNAwg (accessed 8/8/2014).