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

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Legends - Fred Herzog

Born:

Stuttgart, Germany, 1930

Locations:

Vancouver

Gear:

Various, including Nikon and Leica
Mostly Kodachrome

Key Publications:


Fred Herzog: Vancouver Photographs
Fred Herzog: Photographs
Modern Color

“Only a few people can see but most people don’t even look.”

“Take street pictures because it hones your instincts for speed and for quick composition. But above all what you bring in your mind to the scene is what makes your picture. "

“Take street pictures because it hones your instincts for speed and for quick composition. But above all what you bring in your mind to the scene is what makes your picture. If you don’t read, if you don’t have discussions with enlightened friends, you do not get there. There is a saying about seeing: Only a few people can see but most people don’t even look. And that says a lot to me. You can only see if you have something in your mind to bring to the picture. The camera is just the least important adjunct to your ideas. Your observations are important because they’re you. The camera is just a gadget you can carry on in your hand or around your neck or on a tripod.”