NOTE: This is a Guest Blog post written by Timothy Lunn exclusively for www.streethunters.net.
‘A Window Covered with Raindrops’
Saul Leiter once said of his photography:
‘A window covered with raindrops interests me more than a photograph of a famous person.’
This fascination with windows – and by extension – reflections, is widely recognised as a hallmark of his work. Whether bending light or breaking it, reflections allowed Leiter to re-imagine his native New York as an abstract painting, conjuring up an artist’s vision of colour and shape.
Although he passed away in 2013, many present-day street photographers have followed his lead, using reflections to develop their own sense of the surreal. One contemporary inspired by Leiter’s work is Dmitry Stepanenko, a leading London street photographer, organiser of the London Street Photography Festival and Judge of the Miami Street Photography festival.