Saul Leiter

Saul Leiter

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"I started out as a fashion photographer. One cannot say that I was successful but there was enough work to keep me busy. I collaborated with "Harper's Bazaar" and other magazines. I was constantly aware that those who hired me would have preferred to work with a star such as Avedon. But it didn't matter. I had work and I made a living. At the same time, I took my own photographs. Strangely enough, I knew exactly what I wanted and what I liked." Since the 1940s, Saul Leiter, an inveterate walker, has trawled the streets of New York, capturing its colors and spirit. His liking for disarray, solitude and elusiveness make him a unique artist, quite unconcerned about joining the throng. "I spent a great deal of my life being ignored. I was always very happy that way. Being ignored is a great privilege. That is how I think I learned to see what others do not see and to react to situations differently. I simply looked at the world, not really prepared for anything." This volume contains several previously unpublished color pictures alongside Leiter's early work in black-and-white. Co-published with Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paris.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 152 pages
  • 202 x 238 x 22mm | 821g
  • Steidl Publishers
  • Steidl Verlag
  • Gottingen, Germany
  • English
  • 2., Aufl.
  • 100 illustrations, 50 in colour
  • 3865215874
  • 9783865215871
  • 674,637

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