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

alastair.arthur@gmail.com

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Legends - Saul Leiter

Born:

1923, Pittsburgh (died 2013)

Locations:

New York

Gear:

Leica with telephoto lens
Micro 4/3 digital
Kodachrome film, often expired

Influences:

W. Eugene Smith

Peers:

Robert Frank

Diane Arbus

“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.”

“I don’t have a philosophy. I have a camera.”

“Seeing is a neglected enterprise.”

"Perfection is not something I admire. A touch of confusion is a desirable ingredient.”

Key Publications:

 

Early Color
Early Black and White
Retrospective