Saul Leiter / by delphine queme



i would strongly recommand to visit the exhibition in Paris’ Henri Cartier Bresson foundation about Saul Leiter work.

Much less recognized than his fellow friends photographers like Robert Frank or Diane Arbus, Saul Leiter is about to become my favorite photographer ever.
I was lucky enough to attend the conference he gave a few weeks ago at Musée du judaisme.
Rarely going beyond the simpliest description of the photos he was showing us (“this is an old lady”; “this is a car accident”, etc …..) he admitted at one point he was often interested in abstract windows reflections and any other devices which did not give a straight representation of reality.
Saul Leiter starts now to be recognised for his work on colors.
Not only are his colors magnifiscent (because they are not primary and are all in nuances) but the frame of his pictures, and more than anything the ghost-like immateriality of the persons or the objects that he photographs, make him a truly unique photographer.

Below are some of my personal favorites.
I finish with the poster presenting the exhibition which is an absolute and perfect model of what i like in graphic design.