Born in pittsburgh in 1923, our master photographer Saul Leiter started getting into art in his late teens. Initially he pursued to do some painting, later his new friendship with fellow master photographer W.Eugene Smith and Richard Pousette-Dart pulled him into the art of photography.

Colors at their finest best, warm and cold tones creating a wonderful sense of comfort for our visual organs seems to be a easy doing for Saul. He is known to have appeared in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the globe. Speaking about his pictures, its brilliant to choose colors as your subject in any kind of photography, in a way challenging too. Saul continues to laud with his vision for warm colors and peculiar street captures. Essence of art and minimalism in every vertical frame of his photographs shows us his vision. He tends not be in any hurry for he has published just a single book on his color pictures. Jane Livingston wrote, “The very fact that color becomes the subject of the photographs places Leiter’s work in another realm-a realm that is unabashedly artistic.” Mr. Leiter has said about his own photography: “I don’t believe that black and white is sacred or that color is profane. In my own work they have both been equally important.”

His Famous Quotes for you,

“I must admit that I am not a member of the ugly school. I have a great regard for certain notions of beauty even though to some it is an old fashioned idea. Some photographers think that by taking pictures of human misery, they are addressing a serious problem. I do not think that misery is more profound than happiness.”

“In order to build a career and to be successful, one has to be determined. One has to be ambitious. I much prefer to drink coffee, listen to music and to paint when I feel like it.”

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