Fred Herzog: Modern Color

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Fred Herzog: Modern Color

Fred Herzog: Modern Color

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In the 1950s and 1960s, many in the art world didn’t take color photography seriously, considering it amateurish and garish. Fred Herzog might not be a household name in the photography world, but his work holds its own against the likes of Walker Evans and William Eggleston, two photographers with whom Herzog shares an aesthetic.

In this regard, his photography can be seen as a precursor to the New Color photographers of the 1970s. 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. Herzog also had the vision, and courage, to shoot in color when virtually all serious art photography was in black and white. 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. That which we find, the work and the use of the people out there, it’s natural, that’s what ordinary people do, that interests me.In this respect, his photographs can be seen as an early indication of the "New Color" photographers of the seventies. Fred Herzog, as we said, is known for his unusual use of color in the fifties and sixties, a time when art photography was almost exclusively associated with black and white imagery.

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. Herzog’s work has much in common with William Eggleston, who eschewed big scenes in favour of the quotidian.By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions.

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