Category : This Week’s Photo

This Week’s Photo – Snow – Saul Leiter

This week’s photo that I have chosen is a Saul Leiter classic from 1960. It is worth remembering that in 1960, colour photography was not that common among photographers and seen as a bit of a gimmick among “real” photographers. Saul Leiter, with his colour work that he did in his personal time, played a major role in bringing colour photography to the mainstream. This particular photograph, of a man standing on snow shot through a glass, has become synonymous […]

This Week’s Photo – Churchgate Station – Sebastião Salgado

This week’s photo of Churchgate Station in Mumbai, India was taken by the one and only Sebastião Salgado. In many ways, this image parallels last week’s photo taken by David duChemin. I won’t be surprised if David was inspired by this particular photo when taking his photos. I think it is the crowd – or perhaps the over-crowdedness that is the subject of the image. The theme of over-crowdedness is exaggerated by the fact that the image was taken from […]

This Week’s Photo – UnSeen – David duChemin

This week’s image that I have selected to share for discussion is called UnSeen by David duChemin in Nepal. It’s an image of an elderly street beggar who remains unnoticed and to a large extent – unseen by the passerby. This story is told powerfully by use of slower shutter speed to highlight the contrast between the movements of the passerby while the subject remains static. Another element to note about this image is the powerful use of leading lines […]

This Week’s Photo – Prado Museum – Elliot Erwitt

Elliot Erwitt is probably one of my all time favourite photographers. His humorous cheekiness is apparent in all of his images and often hint at a deeper message behind them. He is the master of timing and his photographs often are full of irony and absurdity. Out of all the photographers of the last generation, I suspect he’d be the most fun to hang out with. This particular image, which I believe is from the series called Museum Watching is […]