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Fred Herzog's Vancouver images

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I was sad to learn today that Vancouver photographer Fred Herzog has died. I've always admired his gritty street photography, which documented a city that has all but disappeared now. Herzog is probably best known for being a pioneer in the use of colour in serious street photography.

 

More of his images here.

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I saw that too.  His street photography was so interesting.  He captured quite a slice of history of everyday life in Vancouver.

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1 hour ago, MariaJ said:

I saw that too.  His street photography was so interesting.  He captured quite a slice of history of everyday life in Vancouver.

 

There's a tribute to him in the Georgia Straight as well.

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That beautiful Kodachrome glow. Fortunately for him, unlike Vivian Maier, his personal work was discovered in his lifetime so he was able to benefit from it.

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It wasn't that long ago that I saw his work in a Chelsea gallery. So very beautiful and interesting.

 

Paulette

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Thanks for the links, enjoyed looking through his work.

 

Some things are a whole lot better now, did you notice the exhaust from some of those ships?

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31 minutes ago, Bryan said:

Thanks for the links, enjoyed looking through his work.

 

Some things are a whole lot better now, did you notice the exhaust from some of those ships?

 

Yes, that's true. Vancouver is a lot "greener" place now. However, like cities everywhere, it has lost much of its soul to hasty demolition and questionable development. However one has to go with the flow. There are always new subjects to document.

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