Saul Leiter died on the 29th of last November.
He was a master using the urban landscape as a whole to compose his images. Shapes and colors, wide scenes and little details, Saul did it all and did it like no other and I believe that makes him stand apart of a huge majority of “street photographers”.
Okay, there are books written about the man, it’s not going to be a lame amateur with bad English skills to add anything of value to the memory of this great photographer.
I just want to say that… sometimes I feel intoxicated with the amount of street photographers, intoxicated with more or less indistinct images, advices about the best way to “work on the streets”, legal rights, the perfect camera, etc, etc… but when it comes to images, I feel it’s harder and harder to see something really new and inspiring. Saul Leiter was always new and always inspiring.
I will add the name of two of the most surprising photographers I came across in a long time: Trent Parke, author of breath taking, black and white urban images and Matt Stuart which is the most funny and clever guy walking the streets with a camera in hand.
Here are some, I hope, inspirational images.