Fred Herzog: Modern Color

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Fred Herzog: Modern Color

Fred Herzog: Modern Color

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In his work, we’re shown a world we recognise, anachronistic as some of it may be, yet we relate to it. In this respect, his photographs can be seen as prefiguring the New Color photographers of the 1970s. For more than 50 years, the Canadian photographer worked almost exclusively with Kodachrome slide film, and it is only in the past decade that technological advances have enabled him to produce archival pigment prints that match the extraordinary color and intensity of Kodachrome slides. Until that point, so few photographers had taken up the idea of simply touring the everyday streets and capturing what they saw. The young German immigrant was fascinated by all aspects of Canadian life and set out to document it with his camera.

By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. In 1953, decades before William Eggleston and Stephen Shore established color photography as a serious medium for art photography, Fred Herzog shot his first roll of color film.This book brings together over 230 images, many never before reproduced, and features essays by acclaimed authors David Campany, Hans-Michael Koetzle and artist Jeff Wall. Professionally employed as a medical photographer, he spent his evenings and weekends photographing the city and its inhabitants in vibrant color.

Herzog’s work has much in common with William Eggleston, who eschewed big scenes in favour of the quotidian. Furthermore, his shots were taken using mostly Kodachrome slide film, meaning he was limited in terms of actually getting to exhibit his images in public. Those images, taken through a camera that possessed only a primitive peephole viewfinder, were lost some years later as Herzog travelled to Canada on a rust-bucket ship that apparently nearly sank. What was striking to Herzog at this time was that he was beginning to identify a genre that had perhaps not yet found its definition: street photography.Fred Herzog is the most comprehensive publication on the work of this important photographer to date. This book will bring together over 230 images, many never before reproduced, and will feature essays by acclaimed authors David Campany and Hans-Michael Koetzle.

Fred Herzog is best known for his unusual use of color in the 1950s and 1960s, a time when fine art photography was almost exclusively associated with black and white shots. Roger Bamber’s 50-year career spanned everything from the Falklands War to Live Aid, but it was in his home city that he found most of his inspiration, as Ailsa McWhinnie discovers. The most comprehensive book yet published on the Canadian color-photography pioneer Fred Herzog is best known for his unusual use of color photography in the 1950s and 1960s, a time when art photography was almost exclusively associated with black-and-white imagery.Fred Herzog is known for his unusual use of colour in the 50s and 60s, when art photography was almost exclusively associated with black and white imagery. Scenes of society in the macrocosm, rather than showing us nothing, showed us everything: race relations, urban alienation, gender politics and class distinctions.



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