© Fred Herzog, 1958, Two Men in Fog
In 1953, decades before William Eggleston and Stephen Shore established color photography as a serious medium for art photography, Fred Herzog shot his first roll of color film.
His wonderful and remarkable street pictures are the subject of a new monograph called ‘Fred Herzog Photographs’, published by Douglas and McIntyre. The book offers deep insight into the photographer’s color work, which was made during a time when serious, documentary and fine art photography was still being shot in black-and-white. The tools were there, as Herzog says, “to make unposed photographs in color that have historical value.”