"In my first art show in Gallery Barbizon in Paris in 1952,
a gentleman walked in with a Leica M3 hanging like
a necklace around his neck. After seeing my exhibition he
asked me if i took pictures. I told him that i did not like
photography." He said "you see well, i can show you how
to use my camera"
"I agreed and did exactly what he had suggested. A fortnight
later he invited me to his house for dinner to meet his
wife who had studied Bharat Natyam in India. That evening
awakened my interest in photography and also started a fifty
year friendship with a legend called Henri Cartier Bresson."