Saul Leiter (2nd Edition) | Author: Francois Halard

In 2015, French photographer François Halard (b. 1961) visited late Saul Leiter’s almost empty apartment in the East Village, two years after his passing. He took photographs of the decrepit walls, the empty closet, and of what Leiter had left behind. Saul Leiter (1923–2013) was an American painter and photographer whose work was deeply connected to the East Village, the neighbourhood he lived in for over fifty-five years.

Leiter released his first book in 2006, fifty years after he started working and was considered a pioneer in colour photography. Halard somehow manages to catch the spirit of Leiter, turning the pages you feel he might appear in the next spread. Or at least his cat will. But the space remains beautifully empty.

Author: François Halard
28.5 x 23.5cm
64 pages

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