Good old New York City street photographs by Saul Leiter.
Saul Leiter (December 3, 1923 – November 26, 2013) was an iconic American photographer and painter. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His photographic work from the 1940s and 1950s is widely known as an important contribution to New York’s School of photography. Today his work is collected in numerous public and private collections. He was encouraged by Pousette-Dart and W. Eugene Smith to pursue photography. In the early 1940s, he started taking black and white photographs with a 35 mm Leica. In 1948, he began shooting color pictures of New York’s streets. Furthermore, he started to collaborate with other photographers such as Robert Frank and Diane Arbus. Saul Leiter worked as a fashion photographer for about 20 years.
Leiter once said: “I don’t have a philosophy, I have a camera.” He transformed scenes from everyday life into visual masterpieces. Below you can find a small selection of his photographic work. The selected pictures have been taken in the 1940s – 1960s. Read more about this iconic photographer on Wikipedia.
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