Thursday, October 2

Louis Faurer

Wikipedia - "Louis Faurer (August 28, 1916 – March 2, 2001) was an American fashion photographer and a master of candid or street photography. ... It is Faurer’s personal work from the '40s, '50s, and '60s for which he is best remembered. He photographed the streets of New York and Philadelphia, capturing the restless energy of urban life. His sensitive lens probed the great variety of the city's human face, especially 'the lonely Times Square people for whom Faurer felt a deep sympathy.' Faurer experimented with blur, grain, double exposures, sandwiched negatives, reflections, slow film speeds, and low lighting to achieve the effects he was seeking. As exacting in the darkroom as he was in the field, he was notorious for being a tireless perfectionist when it came to cropping and printing his work."
NY Times: The Streets, Frozen in Neon
The Art Institute of Chicago
amazon: Louis Faurer
NY Times: 'Time Capsule' (Video)