© Marc Riboud, 1953, The Painter of the Eiffel Tower, Paris
“I walked up the tower, maybe one hour of walking. Some people ask me, “Did you ask the painter for permission?” I said, “My goodness, no. To talk with them was to risk slipping and falling down.” I’ve always been shy and I’ve always been trying to ignore the people I was photographing, so that they ignore me. I’m trying always to take a better picture than the one before but I was not sure of this one. I didn’t think after I shot the picture that I shot something interesting. I learned from Cartier-Bresson what’s called “geometry in photography.” It’s not dependent on what you’d call a good photograph, but good geometry.” (Marc Riboud)
Read an interesting interview with Marc Riboud from 1987 here.
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