America 1960 in color
• America 1960 color
Fred Herzog filmed his first color film in 1953, long before William Eggleston and Stephen Shore made color a serious tool of artistic photography.
He took up photography relatively late - in 20 years. Then, in 1950 he bought a camera and started filming his native Germany. Two years later he moved to Canada in search of work and settled in Vancouver, where he lives and works to this day.
In 1953, Herzog shot his first scenes in the streets, when he returned from work at the shipyard. Color film Kodachrome ISO10 strongly limited its technically, but it is not feared experiment, up to handheld shooting at night. Photos of the city streets, he then called "a form of journalism."
Up until 2007, his pictures are not enjoyed much success, and the photographer was not exactly known. But that all changed when his work exhibited in the Gallery of Art in Vancouver.
For this exhibition Herzog, who was then in his seventies, restored old photos with the help of scanning and processing, and gave them the lost brightness. After the exhibition, it drew attention, photographs began to print and publish the whole albums. Of course, he was not the first who photographed streets in color, but it definitely was one of those who first began to make large series of urban images.
Street Foot Of Maine, 1968.
The red tights, 1961.
Photo by John Diefenbaker, 13th Prime Minister of Canada in the window, 1962.
New Pontiac 1957.
A view of the Granville Street Bridge with Grenvillskogo, 1960.
The men in the fog, 1958.
Studio Arthur Murray, 1960.
Mexico City, 1963.
Barber Street Foot Of Maine, 1968.
The dark-skinned man, 1958.
Martin Luther King, 1970.
Street in Banff, 1955.
Fighting boys, 1969.
Dish of the day: hot dog, 1974.
View from the window, Quebec, 1969.
Cafe "Paris", 1959.