Saul Leiter was In No Great Hurry


“I am used to going out with my camera but I don’t know what I am going to get.  I enjoy what I am doing.  I usually go out looking for things and I tend to react to what I find.  Sometimes I didn’t like it at the time when I did it and only later did it seem to me that it had some merit.  It was something that had interested me.”    Saul Leiter

I have been reading and looking at photography books.  So far, I like Saul’s NY street photography the best.  He lived at the same New York address for around 60 years and continued to photograph the same area up until his death on 26 November 2013.  You can read about him by clicking here.  I liked him not only for his great pictures but also for the fact that he was such an interesting guy and made art with his camera year after year in the same area.  As he got older he even switched to a digital Panasonic micro 4/3 camera.

I also bought the DVD “In No Great Hurry”.  It shows where and how Saul was living and several of his pictures along with his philosophy on life in his own words.



  1. Dee

    I enjoyed his outlook on things, and some of his pics remind me of some of yours. I must admit I have not taken to waking in the middle of the night and making spaghetti. Must look into his book and DVD. I have a book called Karsh Canadians, very interesting people photo’s in there.


  2. John from Boston

    Thanks for the mini book / DVD review. I’m definitely going to check it out. I really like these types of posts on your blog.