Headshot, portrait, street and documentary photographer in NYC and Jersey City

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Legends - Elliott Erwitt

Born:

Paris, 1928

Locations:

New York

Gear:

Leica M3, 50mm

Influences:

Edward Steichen
Robert Capa
Roy Stryker

“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place…. I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”

“The work I care about is terribly simple. I observe, I try to entertain, but above all, I want pictures that are emotional.”

“After following the crowd for a while, I’d then go 180 degrees in the exact opposite direction. It always worked for me, but then again, I’m very lucky.”

Key Publications:

 

Son of Bitch, 1974
Recent Developments, 1978
Personal Exposures. 1988
On the Beach, 1991
To The Dogs, 1992
The Angel Tree, 1993
Between the Sexes, 1994
100+1 Elliott Erwitt, 1997
Dog Dogs, 1998
Museum Watching, 1999

References:

 

Shooter Files

The Guardian