This week, let's have a look at the work of an other early colourist that worked in the 50's and 60's, that is Austrian born Ernst Haas. Ernst Haas was not only a photojournalist, but also a great poet that expressed himself through photography.
This is a new column that I will tentatively publish on every Sunday. Indeed, for most of us, Sundays are a time to relax, and why not, look at a few pictures on a lazy afternoon in that cozy sofa of yours.
The idea of this new column is to share the work of street photographers whose work have influenced the history of street photography. Not all the audience of this website are street photography addicts (lots of travel and Paris lovers) and I hope that this column helps you discover the work of some of the amazing street photographers throughout history. A few quick facts and observations about each street photographer will also be provided below the gallery.
For the first few months, I’ll focus on color street photographers. My personal favorite, Saul Leiter, had evidently to be the first one to be covered. (I used Pinterest as a gallery viewer, click on the button below the pictures to discover the whole series).
- his street photography work was only shown publicly from the 90’s and reached widespread fame during the last few years of his life.
- his pictures combine a large part of abstraction with candid street situations.
- he achieved his special colors experimenting with expired film.
- a Leica shooter for many years, his kit was made of several focal lengths. He often used tele lenses to compress the various planes of his scenes.