Saturday, March 28, 2009

Saul Leiter

This photograph was made by Saul Leiter Before tonight I did not know who he was. As I am assuming some of you might not have known either. Saul Leiter began his career as a photographer in the 40's. Never having been formally trained as a photographer, he quickly worked his way into a career by producing some amazing photographs. His photographs made such an impact, they got the attention of Edward Steichen. If you know the history of photography, you know that Steichen is/was an important figure in photography medium.

I love this photograph for a number of reasons. The use of a bright and vivid yellow in the background really brings the foreground into a much more dynamic perspective. The way the figure transfroms from a person into what appears to be a painting is just magnificant. This photograph has a lot of painterly qualitys that I find visually appealing. His entire is rather spectacular. Take a minute to view his work. You might need more than a minute if you keep going back to look at the ones you like the most, like I am doing.

2 comments:

Tony said...

Yes, fascinating stuff, using glass like that. Especially considering it was done in the 40's and 50's...

♥ fashion chalet said...

Thank you. =]
Yes, what luck to have this photographer help me out!