What Inspires Me? A Short About Inspiration, Inspired by Henri Cartier-Bresson

What Inspires me” is a short film inspired by Henri Cartier-Bresson’s Decisive Moment interview given to Cornell Capa in 1973.

Director Eli Sinkus of 522 productions created a new interpretation on the words of the iconic interview.

What Inspires Me? A Short About Inspiration, Inspired by Henri Cartier-Bresson

Watching and listening to the original DVD is an amazing experience. Almost every second sentence feels like a cosmic truth and resonates very well.

This new short takes the words of part of the movie and pours a new meaning into them while describing a story of a young boy falling in love with a young girl through a camera.

Here is who Eli Sinkus describes it:

“… As I was researching the decisive moment, I came across an interview that Cartier-Bresson gave to Cornell Capa in 1973. Inspired by his words, to write a short film; I thought his speech was the best depiction of my vision. I sliced, diced, chopped and twisted until Cartier-Bresson’s voice told my story.

This story is about a young man exploring and discovering the world through the lens of his camera. Discovering about life, death, beauty and love. Learning about when to take a photo and when to set the camera down and be a participant in this glorious thing called life. This was an exploration into photography, videography, writing, editing, and lighting- also a reflection on the wonders of life and nostalgia that comes along with growing up. I was definitely inspired making this and hope that I can inspire you as well.”#

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