Thursday, March 9, 2017
PHOTO INSPIRATION DAY 9: IN NO GREAT HURRY (Saul Leiter)
Saul Leiter is one of those defining photographers which most people had never heard about, till after his passing.
A combined Painter and Photographer, Saul started working in the 1940's and became part of the New York School of Photography. Amongst other members such as Robert Frank, William Klein, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Helen Levitt, Diane Arbus and Lisette Model, Saul was probably one of the less well known ones at the time.
He did however play a huge role in the fact that Colour Photography became accepted as a "real art" form.
It was after buying "In no great hurry, 13 lessons in life with Saul Leiter", a documentary about the legendary photographer which was made just before he passed away in New York end of 2013, that I really started being interested in the artist. The documentary can be bought on iTunes, Amazon and other online content providers.
Meanwhile I have bought his "Early Color Work" book and have attended a Saul Leiter retrospective exhibition earlier this year. All have inspired me to look at my Color Street Photography in a different way.