I was given a few random books recently and this was among them.
To be honest, I don’t know loads of photographers, probably more than someone who doesn’t like cameras though. Anyway, I did like this book. It is from a series of small affordable books called Photofile released by Thames and Hudson around 2008. Since getting this one I have ordered a few more that I found on ebay. One thing I did notice about the list of photographers featured, the lack of women. In my book there is a list of other books in the series and there were none. On the website I saw one, Sarah Moon plus a few anthologies.
Anyway, Saul Leiter’s book…I liked it 🙂 I loved his use of negative space, cropping and his way of shooting through things.
It inspired me to try my own “shooting through” recently.
Eyem did a “10 lessons” piece based on Saul. It would be a good challenge for a day out shooting. These books are perfect to take with you on a photowalk. They are small and light, but have good quality images to use as inspiration.
If you want to learn more about this photographer, have a look at his biography on the Saul Leiter Foundation website.
4 thoughts on “Stuff I’ve Read – Saul Leiter”
Great idea! Sounds like a fun thing to try out.
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I will wait until the others arrive and choose one to take out…definitely not the Araki one!
Do you know of Vivian Maier, a 1950s-60s photographer who worked for her own satisfaction shooting the streets of Chicago and NYC with a Rollei? Her remarkable photos only received public exposure (forgive the pun) in 2011: https://www.boredpanda.com/1950-street-photography-new-york-chicago-vivian-maier/?utm_source=duckduckgo&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=organic
Yes, I saw a couple of documentaries about her. Stunning work.
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