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Saul Leiter

Data de nascimento: 3. Dezembro 1923
Data de falecimento: 26. Novembro 2013

Saul Leiter foi um fotógrafo e pintor estadunidense, cujo trabalho do início da décade de 1940 e 1950 foi um contributo importante para o que viria a ser chamado de Escola de Nova Iorque.

Citações Saul Leiter

„I much prefer to drink coffee, listen to music and to paint when I feel like it.“

—  Saul Leiter

As quoted in Saul Leiter (2008) by Agnès Sire
Contexto: In order to build a career and to be successful, one has to be determined. One has to be ambitious. I much prefer to drink coffee, listen to music and to paint when I feel like it.

„I must admit that I am not a member of the ugly school. I have a great regard for certain notions of beauty even though to some it is an old fashioned idea.“

—  Saul Leiter

As quoted in Saul Leiter (2008) by Agnès Sire
Contexto: I must admit that I am not a member of the ugly school. I have a great regard for certain notions of beauty even though to some it is an old fashioned idea. Some photographers think that by taking pictures of human misery, they are addressing a serious problem. I do not think that misery is more profound than happiness.

„It’s quite possible that my work represents a search for beauty in the most prosaic and ordinary places. One doesn’t have to be in some faraway dreamland in order to find beauty.“

—  Saul Leiter

Contexto: I never thought of the urban environment as isolating. I leave these speculations to others. It’s quite possible that my work represents a search for beauty in the most prosaic and ordinary places. One doesn’t have to be in some faraway dreamland in order to find beauty. I realize that the search for beauty is not highly popular these days. Agony, misery and wretchedness, now these are worth perusing.

„I don’t have a talent for narcissism.“

—  Saul Leiter

Contexto: I am not immersed in self-admiration. When I am listening to Vivaldi or Japanese music or making spaghetti at three in the morning and realize that I don’t have the proper sauce for it, fame is of no use. The other way to put it is that I don’t have a talent for narcissism. Or, to put it yet another way, the mirror is not my best friend.

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