Photography

Leiter, Saul (1923 - 2013)

Saul Leiter settled in New York, in 1946, with the intention to become a painter but after seeing an Henri Cartier-Bresson exhibition at the MOMA in 1947, he decided to become a photographer. An admirer of Pierre Bonnard’s intimate manner, the American photographer privileged quiet and sensible scenes. With unconventional framings and an almost abstract intense use of color, Saul Leiter proposed a fragmented visual language, thus depicting mysterious and poetic atmospheres as well as blurry pieces of everyday life. The pastoral observer of the metropolis, he found in red umbrellas, yellow taxis, signs and neon lights, the companions of the most unlikely urban narrative: ‘I don't have a philosophy, I have a camera.’
 

Tags / Saul Leiter - American Photographer - Street - 1950s - Color - Urban - Poetic - Fragment
Saul Leiter, Postman, 1952
Saul Leiter, Postman, 1952
Saul Leiter, Haircut, 1956
Saul Leiter, Haircut, 1956
Saul Leiter, Tanager Stairs, 1954
Saul Leiter, Tanager Stairs, 1954
Saul Leiter, Man on Ladder, 1954
Saul Leiter, Man on Ladder, 1954
Saul Leiter, Snow, 1960
Saul Leiter, Snow, 1960
Saul Leiter, Les Deux Magots, Paris, 1959
Saul Leiter, Les Deux Magots, Paris, 1959
Saul Leiter, Taxi, 1957
Saul Leiter, Taxi, 1957
Saul Leiter, Bus, 1954
Saul Leiter, Bus, 1954
Saul Leiter, Shoe Advertisement Miller Shoes, 1967
Saul Leiter, Shoe Advertisement Miller Shoes, 1967
Saul Leiter, Pull C, 1960
Saul Leiter, Pull C, 1960
Saul Leiter, Fire Hydrant, 1957
Saul Leiter, Fire Hydrant, 1957
Saul Leiter, 463, 1956
Saul Leiter, 463, 1956
Saul Leiter, The Waiter, Paris, 1959
Saul Leiter, The Waiter, Paris, 1959
Saul Leiter, Purple Umbrella, 1950's
Saul Leiter, Purple Umbrella, 1950's
Saul Leiter, Auto
Saul Leiter, Auto
Saul Leiter, Red Curtain
Saul Leiter, Red Curtain
Saul Leiter, Lanesville (variant)
Saul Leiter, Lanesville (variant)
Saul Leiter, Red Umbrella, 1958
Saul Leiter, Red Umbrella, 1958
Saul Leiter, Jean Shrimpton for a British Vogue beauty story on red make-up, august 1966
Saul Leiter, Jean Shrimpton for a British Vogue beauty story on red make-up, august 1966
Saul Leiter, Cap, 1960
Saul Leiter, Cap, 1960
Saul Leiter, Mannequin, 1952
Saul Leiter, Mannequin, 1952
Saul Leiter, Menu, Paris, 1959
Saul Leiter, Menu, Paris, 1959
Saul Leiter, Baseball, 1953
Saul Leiter, Baseball, 1953
Saul Leiter, Footprints, 1950
Saul Leiter, Footprints, 1950
Saul Leiter, Man with Straw Hat, 1955
Saul Leiter, Man with Straw Hat, 1955
Saul Leiter, Shopping, ca. 1953
Saul Leiter, Shopping, ca. 1953
Saul Leiter, Through Boards, ca. 1957
Saul Leiter, Through Boards, ca. 1957
Saul Leiter, Red Umbrella
Saul Leiter, Red Umbrella
Saul Leiter, Pizza, Patterson, 1952. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Saul Leiter, Pizza, Patterson, 1952. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Saul Leiter, From the El, c. 1955. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Saul Leiter, From the El, c. 1955. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Saul Leiter, New York, 1950s. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Saul Leiter, New York, 1950s. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Saul Leiter, Sign Painter, 1954. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Saul Leiter, Sign Painter, 1954. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Saul Leiter, Graffiti Heads, 1950. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Saul Leiter, Graffiti Heads, 1950. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Saul Leiter, Shirt, 1948. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Saul Leiter, Shirt, 1948. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Saul Leiter, Hat, 1956. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Saul Leiter, Hat, 1956. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Saul Leiter, Street Scene, 1957. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Saul Leiter, Street Scene, 1957. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Saul Leiter, Carol Brown, ‘Harper’s Bazaar’, c. 1958. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Saul Leiter, Carol Brown, ‘Harper’s Bazaar’, c. 1958. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Saul Leiter, Soames Bantry, ‘Nova’, 1960. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Saul Leiter, Soames Bantry, ‘Nova’, 1960. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Saul Leiter, Walking, 1956. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Saul Leiter, Walking, 1956. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Saul Leiter, Reflection, 1958. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Saul Leiter, Reflection, 1958. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Saul Leiter, Kutztown, 1948. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Saul Leiter, Kutztown, 1948. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Saul Leiter, Walk with Soames, 1958, Stampa Cibachrome. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Saul Leiter, Walk with Soames, 1958, Stampa Cibachrome. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Saul Leiter, Canopy, 1958
Saul Leiter, Canopy, 1958
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Saul Leiter, Don't Walk, 1953
Saul Leiter, Don't Walk, 1953
Saul Leiter, Foot on El, 1954. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Saul Leiter, Foot on El, 1954. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Saul Leiter, Sunday Morning, c 1947. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Saul Leiter, Sunday Morning, c 1947. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Saul Leiter, Hats, c 1948. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Saul Leiter, Hats, c 1948. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Saul Leiter, String (self portrait), c 1955. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Saul Leiter, String (self portrait), c 1955. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Saul Leiter, Window, New York, 1957. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Saul Leiter, Window, New York, 1957. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Saul Leiter, Snow
Saul Leiter, Snow
Saul Leiter, Halloween, 1952
Saul Leiter, Halloween, 1952
Saul Leiter, Torn Shoe, c.1950
Saul Leiter, Torn Shoe, c.1950
Saul Leiter, Man with Tie, c.1949
Saul Leiter, Man with Tie, c.1949
Saul Leiter, Joana, c.1947
Saul Leiter, Joana, c.1947
Saul Leiter, Parade, 1954
Saul Leiter, Parade, 1954
Saul Leiter, Lanesville, 1958
Saul Leiter, Lanesville, 1958
Saul Leiter, Taxi, 1956
Saul Leiter, Taxi, 1956
Saul Leiter, Paris, 1959
Saul Leiter, Paris, 1959
Saul Leiter, Harlem, 1960
Saul Leiter, Harlem, 1960
Saul Leiter, Through Boards, 1957
Saul Leiter, Through Boards, 1957
Saul Leiter, Driver, 1950s
Saul Leiter, Driver, 1950s
Saul Leiter, Inez, 1947
Saul Leiter, Inez, 1947
Saul Leiter, Soames, 1969
Saul Leiter, Soames, 1969
Saul Leiter, Faye Smoking, 1948
Saul Leiter, Faye Smoking, 1948
Saul Leiter, Self-Portrait with Inez, 1947
Saul Leiter, Self-Portrait with Inez, 1947
Saul Leiter, Barbara, 1951
Saul Leiter, Barbara, 1951
Saul Leiter, Lanesville, Variant 2, 1958
Saul Leiter, Lanesville, Variant 2, 1958
Saul Leiter, Cracks, 1957
Saul Leiter, Cracks, 1957
Saul Leiter, Window, New York, 1957
Saul Leiter, Window, New York, 1957
Saul Leiter, Yellow Scarf, 1956
Saul Leiter, Yellow Scarf, 1956
Saul Leiter, Times Square Mosaic, 1950
Saul Leiter, Times Square Mosaic, 1950
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