“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.” “It’s quite possible that my work represents a search for beauty in the most prosaic and ordinary places. One doesn’t have to be in some faraway dreamland in order to find beauty.” – Saul Leiter
These photos will sweep you up and wash you away in their realism, yet intense beauty. Saul Leiter has such an incredible eye for composition, leading lines, color, and contrast. He did most of his work in the 40’s-60’s (before Apple and photoshop had even been dreampt of!) in New York city, capturing the every day beauties we often overlook.
You can learn more about his work here, and read an interview he recently did here.
Have a very happy and beautiful Saturday!
xox, Beautiful Hello