Fred Herzog

By a happy coincidence I discovered the works of the German born Canadian photographer Fred Herzog.

Fred Herzog: Curtains, photography (1972) © Fred Herzog

 

Herzog’s work focuses primarily on “ordinary” people, i.e. the working class, and their connections to the city around them. Bodily gestures, the detritus of consumer culture and the architecture of the streets, are important elements in his images.

What first caught my eye was especially his very strong, almost mystical, sense of color. A quality which deepens the everyday image into something more – , something strangely transgressing the familiar.

FRED HERZOG: magazine man, PHOTOGRAPHY (1959) © FRED HERZOG

FRED HERZOG: Red Stockings, PHOTOGRAPHY (1961) © FRED HERZOG

FRED HERZOG: CPR Pier & Marine Building, PHOTOGRAPHY (1953) © FRED HERZOG

 

You can find many more pictures by Herzog at the pages of the Equinox Gallery

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