I recently bought a book on Saul Leiter. In the introduction Max Kazloff describes Leiter’s images as an intermingling between Mark Rothko and Henri Cartier-Bresson. I still marvel at Cartier-Bresson’s images, and I’ve been to a Rothko exhibit at LACMA which was very moving to me. But what I recognize from both is simplicity. I believe simplicity evokes a mood.
That’s what I strive for when taking snaps. I’ll always try to keep my images simple…and not worry which way the mood swings.