Saul Leiter, early color

Came by a book of Saul Leiter’s work in the painting section (very fitting as it happens) of a book store, which had some gorgeous work that actually made me think of Ghirri.  I think it is safe to name Leiter as part of the 40s-50s New York School (Louis Faurer, Weegee, Robert Frank, etc), and if is so he’s the only one I’m aware of that shot in color.  Beautifully, I might add.  (A decade pre-Eggleston too).

photo: Lanesville, 1958. ©Saul Leiter.

photo: Reflection, New York, 1958. ©Saul Leiter.

One Response to “Saul Leiter, early color”
  1. hans kloss says:

    man, dont you see how mediocre your work is, compared to the samples above… less writing about yourself, posing for stupid snap shots etc, more working, and stop pretending you are next “dick” you’re just another dick with camera…. lol… those bw shots of cigarettes boxes are pathetic… you are lost… ………..