realest thing I’ve seen in a while
this was so amazing. so thought provoking. an eye-opening social criticism.
by Saul Leiter
Red Curtain, 1956
“He broke all the rules when it came to composing a photograph,” said Mr. Leiter’s assistant, Margit Erb, who confirmed his death, at his home. “He put things into the abstract, he paid attention to color, he threw foregrounds out of focus, which made the photographs feel very voyeuristic. He applied a painterly mentality that the photography world had not seen.”
Ingmar Bergman — ca. 1936.
Gustav Klimt, Death and Life (detail), 1915
Photo: Eduardo Gageiro
Marlon Brando plays bongos, 1950.