Sunday, January 14, 2007

The diagonal

This is a sort of homage to Saul Leiter, but I only realised so, after taking it, while waiting for an underground train a few days ago. One of the classic "New York Phot0graphers" of the 40's and 50's he took pictures of street scenes nearly always with a strong light, with lots of black and aways something quirky which got better each time you re-visited the picture. There was always some graphic element that just caught the eye.

After I took this and looked at it carefully on the computer screen I made the connection. Look at the boots, the stance - it makes you want to know more, but all you have is the photo.

If you know the work of Saul Leiter, tell me what you think. If you don't then look for him and then say what you think.

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posted by stefan lubo at Sunday, January 14, 2007


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