Saul Leiter (1923 – 2013) was one of the exceptional fashion photographers of the fifties and sixties. His pictures were published in countless magazines, including Life, Harper’s Bazaar, Show, Elle and British Vogue.
His passion for art began at an early age, leading him to start painting when he was a teenager. At the end of the forties he discovered photography, making it his main source of income a short time later.
Leiter's photography moved between a variety of genres: street, portraits, fashion and architecture; and he found most of his motifs – shop windows, pedestrians, cars, sign posts and umbrellas – within the immediate vicinity of his New York apartment, where he lived for nearly sixty years. It was, in particular, his colour photographs from the forties and fifties that defined him as a master of colour photography.