Last week I bought a fantastic book with photographs by Fred Herzog. This German-born and Vancouver-based photographer is known for his street photography in color at a time, when mostly black-and-white images where commonly accepted as art. I first came to his work about three years ago and was very impressed by his pictures about daily life in Vancouver. That was the starting point of my interest in street photography. The only book about his work I could find back then was a catalogue from his exhibition at C/O Berlin – used for 300 EUR.
Lucky for me Hatje Cantz published a new book in 2016, called “Fred Herzog – Modern Color” with over 230 images and a few essays about his work. I had to buy this book and was enchanted. But – the reason why I’m writing this – when I was turning page by page, I caught myself a few times pinching and swiping on the paper to zoom in! Definitely a case of mental aberration due to massive touch-device-using.