Wednesday, April 1, 2009

My Teacher's Teacher

I started taking a photography class a few weeks ago in Austin and just learned this week that my instructor Randy Ehrlich studied under Arthur Leipzig, famed New York photographer. Born in Brooklyn in 1918, Leipzig's documentation of New York City is "always sensitive to its nightlife, its poverty and poetry, its violence and drama. It is not the ‘moment’ that he seeks, rather the human face, the sense of energy, and of faith." A few of his amazing black and white shots.


TexasDeb said...

Talk about a sense of energy. The energy leaps right out of his shots and into your eyes. What a great privilege to study with his student.

Anonymous said...

Arthur Leipzig is my friend's grandfather. The first image is tattooed on his stomach:

DON WEIR said...

seriously small world - made much smaller by the internet and blogs.

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