Herzog: Mexico City with Chevy, 1963
Hezog: Lucy, Georgia, 1968
The definitive book about the stunning oeuvre of a pioneer of colour photography—Vancouver's Fred Herzog.For more than five decades, Fred Herzog has focused his lens on street life, and his striking colour photographs—of vacant lots, second-hand shops, neon signs and working-class people—evoke nostalgia in an older generation and inspire wide-eyed revelation in a younger one. The images that we now consider iconic once relegated Herzog to the margins: his bold use of colour was unusual in the 1950s and ’60s, a time when art photography was almost exclusively associated with black-and-white imagery. Fred Herzog has worked with Kodachrome slide film for over 50 years, but only in the past few years has technology allowed him to make archival pigment photographic prints of exceptional colour and intensity. Fred Herzog: Photographs, a new book out now by Douglas & McIntyre, showcases this innovative artist’s impressive collection in a beautifully crafted volume.