03/04/2009

The Master







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A friend of ours gave us this book for xmas and I'd been meaning to share it with you but I kept forgetting. It's called Early Colour and it's by Saul Leiter. It's definitely my favourite photography book that I've seen (sorry William Eggleston!). Leiter, like Eggleston, was one of the early pioneers in colour photography, in a time when it was sneered at. I hardly ever shoot portrait format but looking at this book I realise that I've been missing out on something. It changes everything. A few weeks back we had portrait as a theme on how we say hello and I really enjoyed it, it was like I'd been given new eyes... I guess you can see how much my pictures (on the left hand side) were inspired by the great man, although of course they're nowhere near as good! You can get the book here. Happy Friday!

22 comments:

  1. thanks for the introduction.

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  2. interesting photographer and i like the washed out tones of the early colour.

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  3. He is a giant to me.
    This book is one of my favourites ever.
    Terrific choice !
    ;-)

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  4. wah! the photos look amazing. i need to look at this book. thanks :)

    i also want to say thank you for your lovely comments. it means a lot to me! i really appreciate it.

    hope you have a beautiful day a head of you, famapa!

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  5. I'm a fan of Eggleston, but I hadn't heard of Leiter. These photos are fantastic! Thanks!

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  6. thank you, thank you! this post inspired me so. i mentioned it on my blog today and my camera and i are looking forward to some new adventures.

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  7. What a wonderful book!

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  8. so beautiful. i love how they all hint at whats going on beyond the frame of the picture instead of showing you the whole scene.

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  9. WOW. This truely rocked my world. I have been feeling a little numb lately with visual stimulation everyday, all day, but this stopped me in my tracks.
    I have to show Jin!

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  10. this book looks amazing! really love the images and how soft they appear...

    just stumbled upon your blog.

    david john

    http://youhavebeenheresometime.blogspot.com/

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  11. they really look awesome. like that 3rd photo with the snow and red on the edge..beautiful..

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  12. Beautiful delicate and strong pictures. Thanks for sharing, famapa!

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  13. it looks like a great book to own!
    I never thought you were missing something; I thought there was a side of you that you didn't want to show here... ;)

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  14. love this! I got it for my brother. He's more romantic than Eggleston....lovely.

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  15. thank you for sharing!!!!! i am in love with these images

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  16. Man känner sig ödmjuk när man upptäcker konstnärer från så länge sedan. Det finns inget att tillägga på något sätt (men det finns det såklart). Tack för presentationen - jag surfar vidare.

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  17. It's a lovely book ~ Leiter is one of the few photographers who sometimes makes me wonder why I bother...

    Just found your blog through 2 or 3 things and glad to have found it..

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  18. Such a beautiful book and great photography. Thanks for sharing wonderful things in your blog! I love your pictures!
    -N.

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  19. I love this book, so beautiful!
    I gave this one to my brother a couple of christmases ago, he's totally stoked on it!
    Xf

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  20. yes, photographs to really admire.
    makes me really want to put a colour film in my camera and see what happens.

    (i only ever use black and white in him)

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  21. "I hardly ever shoot portrait format"

    I think that's funny because I used to only really shoot portrait format but since I've started blogging, landscape format just works better with layouts and looks better. It's weird that where we intend to publish the images affects how we take them... for me at least!

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