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Interesting article in the Guardian about the work of Vancouver street photographer Fred Herzog.

 

He did a lot of pioneering work with colour. Love his unpretentious images.

 

 

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Important work John.

 

Notice most of it seems to be shot with a normal lens.

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1 hour ago, Bill Brooks said:

Important work John.

 

Notice most of it seems to be shot with a normal lens.

 

Yes, Bill, I did notice that. Walking around with just a normal lens can be valuable yoga.

 

It is indeed important work. When I first visited Vancouver in 1968 (hitchhiked from Montreal with a friend), the city I discovered still looked much like the one documented by Herzog. That Vancouver is all but gone, replaced by a soulless (some would say) metropolis of glass and steel, although there are still pockets of authenticity left.

 

Fred Herzog is well over 80 now, and I believe that he is still working. There was a wonderful retrospective of his work at the Vancouver Art Gallery a few years back. I was lucky enough to catch it.

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4 hours ago, John Mitchell said:

Interesting article in the Guardian about the work of Vancouver street photographer Fred Herzog.

 

He did a lot of pioneering work with colour. Love his unpretentious images.

 

 

Great photos especially as they are in colour! Must be a wonderful exhibition

 

Kevin

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5 hours ago, Hellonearth said:

Great photos especially as they are in colour! Must be a wonderful exhibition

 

Kevin

 

More of Herzog's images here.

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9 hours ago, John Mitchell said:

 

More of Herzog's images here.

Thank you John. Enjoyed looking at these images.

 

regards

 

Kevin

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Thanks for posting the article John. I've seen Herzog's work at the Art Gallery.  Wonderful images - he really draws you into another time period.  And yes, how Vancouver has changed!

 

Maria

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9 hours ago, MariaJ said:

Thanks for posting the article John. I've seen Herzog's work at the Art Gallery.  Wonderful images - he really draws you into another time period.  And yes, how Vancouver has changed!

 

Maria

 

Yes, I wonder if any city in Canada or perhaps even North America has changed as much as Vancouver has in the last few decades. Vancouver, especially downtown, is barely recognizable to me now.

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