Henri Cartier-Bresson spoke of a "decisive moment," a moment or event that had particular significance to him, but also a moment when all the forms came together to give it its proper expression.
Dorothea Lange believed that "photography takes a moment out of time . . ."
Karl Lagerfeld said that "photographs . . . capture a moment that's gone forever."
Photography has helped me to find these moments—moments that stand still and that stand alone. And although they can be seen, if the eye is quick enough, often times they must be felt, too—if you tune in to the moment itself, you can feel its decisiveness coming . . . you can feel the buildup. Once you can feel that, all you have to do is to know when to release the shutter.
For me the beauty lies not just in the thrill of photography itself, but equally in the experience of that moment that I see through the lens of my camera—and through my two eyes, as well.