Francois Halard - Saul Leiter


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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, in 2013. 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. After the release of a first book in 2006, fifty years after he started working, Leiter has been considered a pioneer in color 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. Thanks to Libraryman (Paris). 

64 pages, 28.5 x 23.5 cm, hardcover, Libraryman (Paris).