In No Great Hurry: 13 Lessons in Life with Saul Leiter

I am delighted to see that the film “In No Great Hurry: 13 Lessons in Life with Saul Leiter” (directed by Tomas Leach ) about the great Saul Leiter is going to be released on DVD soon and also made available for download.

From the few clips I have seen this promises to be a really beautiful and touching tribute to one of the greatest pioneers of colour street photography.

Taken from a Timeout article:

Saul Leiter was a respected fashion photographer until, in his twilight years, he became renowned for his abstract photographs and paintings. Now regarded as a pioneer for his mid-twentieth century work with colour, he’s associated with The New York School whose alumni included Diane Arbus. Throughout this documentary, there’s something sloth-like about Leiter: in his New York drawl he claims he’s lazy and unambitious yet his cluttered apartment, which he attempts to clear, tells a different story.
He’s a prolific, intelligent artist whose meditative and quietly observant persona is reflected in his street pictures of urban lives in passing. By turns self-effacing, wise, humorous and peevish, the 90-year-old Leiter is at his most poignant when remembering his long-term partner, the late Soames Bantry.

Leiter muses on religion, his scholarly but cold upbringing, age, art and relationships, while his take on photography is refreshingly free of ego: he doesn’t seek to control and believes taking pictures teaches us to stop and look. Broken down into 13 lessons in life, this is a gentle and melancholy film that, given his advancing years, could be Leiter’s swan song.

Check out the trailer:

Professional Food Styling & Photography Workshop with top commercial Food Stylist Erica Ryan and leading Food Photographer Gary Jordan

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Due to the fantastic response and success of our last workshop, myself and Erica will be holding another Food Styling and Photography Workshop in the very near future | exact date to be confirmed |

The Workshop is designed to assist budding food stylists, food bloggers / writers or artisan food producers who want to capture their produce at its best and take their skills to a higher level. Over the day you will be introduced to the fundamentals of preparing food for the camera, props selection and backgrounds, basic camera techniques, the use of light and lighting along with processing your images. Places are very limited.

Erica and myself, who have worked together for many years in the commercial food business, will pass on the many tips and ‘tricks’ we have picked up over this time creating mouthwatering dishes for TV, Film, Print and Web. The workshop will take place in Erica’s fully equipped kitchen overlooking Howth Harbour and Ireland’s Eye.

| When:  Date to be announced | Where:  Howth, Co Dublin | Price : €165 PP with lunch included

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