Saul Leiter – retrospective

‘retrospective of the work of Saul Leiter (US, 1923 – 2013), a pioneer of colour photography. Leiter was already using colour film in 1946 at a time when only black and white photography was accepted as an artistic medium.’, FOMU Antwerp (2016)

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Fascinating how Saul Leiter photographed atmosphere. His images with raindrops on windows, mirror images, refracted light, a grey landscape and one colour accent like a red umbrella or green traffic light are amazing. His pictures tend toward abstraction, a derivative of his painting works. Saul Leiter’s use of colour is an aspect I’d like to incorporate in my own pictures.

‘I don’t have a philosophy, I have a camera’, said Paul Leiter. After seeing a documentary with an aged Saul Leiter I think he means he’s not aware of philosophy when he makes pictures during his strolls. He certainly has a life philosophy.

Bibliography
Fomu Antwerp (2016) At URL: http://www.fotomuseum.be/en/exhibitions/saul-leiter.html (Accessed on 19 December 2016)

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