Identification of the Moment: in front of the Church Ζωοδόχου Πηγής (Zoodocho Piyis) in Parikia, Paros; May 2017
Description: a desaturated colored digital photograph of the church that faces the beach of Kato Yialo empty save for two children walking by.
Analysis: compared to color, black and white photographs facilitate concentrating on form and composition. Because color demands a lot of attention.
Interpretation: desaturation of the foto brought Henri Cartier-Bresson to mind as his photos were often of people within a strong architectural context. Man made geometry has no meaning if it doesn’t include man himself.
Conclusion: like Cartier-Bresson, we need to select those Decisive Moments worth preserving and, photographing them with our mind, help them last forever.