Fred Herzog: Modern Color

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Fred Herzog: Modern Color

Fred Herzog: Modern Color

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Herzog’s work has much in common with William Eggleston, who eschewed big scenes in favour of the quotidian. 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.

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.In this respect, his photographs can be seen as prefiguring the New Color photographers of the 1970s. They come from that process of walking and that intuitive, deductive reasoning of where to be and how to take a picture when you’re there,” said Andy Sylvester, owner of the Equinox Gallery in Vancouver.

Fred Herzog is known for his unusual use of color in the 1950s and 1960s, a time 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.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. 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. In his work, we’re shown a world we recognise, anachronistic as some of it may be, yet we relate to it.

In his spare time, he walked the streets of Vancouver with his camera taking photographs of people, buildings and whatever scenes caught his eye. There’s defiance in the work of Herzog, whose images focused largely on the working class of Vancouver, Canada. Herzog started taking pictures in Germany in 1950 where, as part of a youth group who every summer went hiking in the Alps, he was given a Kodak Retina I camera. Fred Herzog is the most comprehensive publication on the work of this important photographer to date.Until that point, so few photographers had taken up the idea of simply touring the everyday streets and capturing what they saw. In this respect, his photographs can be seen as an early indication of the "New Color" photographers of the seventies. Herzog’s big breakout occurred late in life when The Vancouver Art Gallery held the first major retrospective of his work in 2007: Fred Herzog Vancouver Photographs curated by Grant Arnold. 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. It’s impossible to sum up all of the heartfelt passions of the artists in the pages or a gallery exhibit of Walks to the Paradise Garden.



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