A year after moving to Canada from his native Germany, Fred Herzog (born 1930) began taking photographs of street life in Vancouver. He chose Kodachrome “to show the world the way it is” – “to make unposed photographs in color that have historical value.”
“New, clean, safe and honest neighborhoods do not give rise to interesting pictures,” he said. “The thing that street photographers hope to discover has to do with the disorderly vitality of the street; the street people on the corners and plazas, in billiard parlours, pubs and stores, where shoppers, voyeurs and loiterers feel at home.”
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