I have loved Saul Leiter’s work ever since I came across it years ago. His color images capturing city life was always so simple, emotive, powerful. His work illustrates the tensions and emotions of his era and gives today’s reality some context.
So I am pretty excited about Tomas Leach working on a 75min documentary “In No Great Hurry” about Saul Leiter.
This is great news! This is an artist that needs to be portrayed in this day and age!
Leiter is a rare artist, one whose vision is so encompassing, so refined, that his best photographs seem literally to transcend the medium – Jane Livingstone
Trailer for the forthcoming documentary In No Great Hurry – 13 Lessons in Life with Saul Leiter.
“I believe there is such a thing as a search for beauty’
Saul Leiter could have been lauded as the great the pioneer of colour photography, but was never driven by the lure of success. Instead he preferred to drink coffee and photograph in his own way, amassing an archive of beautiful work that is now piled high in his New York apartment.
An intimate and personal film, In No Great Hurry follows Saul as he deals with the triple burden of clearing an apartment full of memories, becoming world famous in his 80’s and fending off a pesky filmmaker.
2012. UK/USA. 75mins. Colour.
Love his simple approach to life. This will be good.
I see no reason for being in a rush .. Say I didn’t do anything more than my little book, wouldn’t that be enough? – Saul Leiter
I hope we will see more of it! Support the project now!