Fred Herzog immigrated from Germany to Canada in ’52. Fred hooked up with a medical photographer called Marincowitz and taught himself how to take a picture. Camera in hand, he travelled from Vancouver to San Francisco.
Fred captured street life in the 1950s and 60s. ‘He used colour, to get over the way he saw the city and the way he wanted others to see it.’
There's something I really love about his work. We're in a time machine and taken back to a moment on a street corner.
It's kind of humble and insightful at the same time.
What he gives us... an amazing sort beauty in the ordinary.