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Saul Leiter

Couverture du livre Saul Leiter

Auteur : Agnes Sire | Sam Stourdze

Date de saisie : 18/01/2008

Genre : Photos

Editeur : Steidl, Gottingen, Allemagne

Prix : 35.00 €

ISBN : 978-3-86521-587-1

GENCOD : 9783865215871

Sorti le : 18/01/2008

  • Le choix des libraires : Choix de Didier Martin de la librairie AU GRILLON a NANTERRE, France – 14/07/2012

S. Leiter fut peintre puis photographe. Des les annees 1940, il arpente New York, capturant ses couleurs et ses ambiances. Ce livre regroupe de nombreux inedits en couleur ainsi que son travail en noir et blanc, S. Leiter photographie New York au ras du sol. Un grand photographe qui nous donne des images etrangement destructurees, decentrees, chaotiques.

  • Les presentations des editeurs : 14/07/2012

Catalogue de l’exposition de la Fondation Cartier-bresson (Janv.-Avril 2008). Retrospective de l’oeuvre du photographe americain ne en 1923…

I started out as a fashion photographer. One cannot say that I was successful but there was enough work to keep me busy. I collaborated with Harper’s Bazaar and other magazines. I was constantly aware that those who hired me would have preferred to work with a star such as Avedon. But it didn’t matter. I had work and I made a living. At the same time, I took my own photographs. Strangely enough, I knew exactly what I wanted and what I liked.

Saul Leiter was a painter and only became a photographer when color photography could encompass the distinct color palette he wanted to include in his images. Since the 1940s, this inveterate walker has trawled the streets of New York, capturing its colors and spirit. His liking for disarray, solitude and elusiveness make him a unique artist, quite unconcerned about joining the throng.

I spent a great deal of my life being ignored. I was always very happy that way. Being ignored is a great privilege. That is how I think I learnt to see what others do not see and to react to situations differently. I simply looked at the world, not really prepared for anything.

This book contains several previously unpublished color pictures and his early black and white pictures.