Monday, December 15, 2014

The Screening Room….13 Lessons With Saul Leiter

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Saul Leiter has become an icon of New York street photography and yet to me, he was a bit of a mystery (as I think he was to most people). So I was very happy to see this documentary on iTunes that seemed to just pop-up out of nowhere.

 

It’s not a great documentary, it’s more of a conversation, but it’s still always fascinating to see the simple way an icon goes about his work.

 

Watching the film I discovered that Mr. Leiter was apparently my neighbor! For 60 years he lived just east of where I live now. It would be great to think that at some point we passed each other out on the street. One of the truly great things about New York – you never know who might be living just down the block.

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  1. Nice!!
    THE SECRET LIFE OF A FASHION INTERN: rag & bone
    http://boxersadventures.com/2013/08/31/life-as-a-fashion-intern-for-rag-bone/

  2. Fashion Snag

    December 15, 2014 at 2:05 pm

  3. Helen

    December 15, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Definitely going to check this out. Thank you for the suggestion.

  4. From The World With Love

    December 15, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    Love his work
saw it in Galerie fifty one in Belgium

    xoxo
    Yael Guetta

    http://www.ftwwl.com

  5. milex

    December 15, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    YES

  6. Lis

    December 16, 2014 at 6:57 am

    WOW, he’s amazing! This man is an A-R-T-I-S-T. Rare bird. Thanks for sharing, Scott! This is a man who has faced it all: blood, sweat, tears, joy, bliss. Speechless…. This man LIVED the dark room. =)

  7. Disneyrollergirl

    December 23, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    Oh I think we have this on DVD. Might watch it tonight!

  8. CBC

    December 25, 2014 at 7:17 am

    i did hair at a shoot with SL …he took my photo with the makeup artist…on a small love seat …friend who r stranger …he was a lovely man …the shoot went very well because of the mood he set

    • CBC

      December 26, 2014 at 6:54 am

      i did another shoot for Seventeen with SL and i got the cover….beautiful light ..i was trilled my first cover

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