Henri Cartier-Bresson behind the Leica
Interesting reading in the last New Yorker issue about the legacy of Leica.
Reading this article made me think about the new digital cameras. It is a matter of fact that we move beyond pure mechanics into electronics, from analogue to digital, so I keep wondering if this generation in photography will be able to make enduring cameras. Difficult to be sure, but given that today’s leading cameras become obsolete in 4-5 years time frame, it is difficult to foresee a lasting camera in the future. Will there ever be a Leica series M in the digital era?
I have never abandoned the Leica, anything different that I have tried has always brought me back to it. I am not saying this is the case for others. But as far as I am concerned it is the camera. It literally constitutes the optical extension of my eye. –Cartier-Bresson