Elliott Erwitt is a world famous documentary and advertising photographer from New York. He was born in Paris in 1928 and this year is 90 years old. During World War II, the Erwitt family moved to the United States and it was there that he chose to become a professional photographer. Elliott began being a member of the Magnum Photos organization at the age of 25 and became one of the most valuable names representing the second generation of the studio.
& quot; For a photo to be beautiful, it must have balance, form and content.
But in order to become really good, it must also have an infinite magic. & Quot; – Elliott Erwitt
At an old age, Elliot Erwitt is still practicing photography in both commercial and personal projects. In 2011, at the age of 83, he still made up to 3 books in a year. Erwitt captures historical elements such as John F. Kennedy, Che Guevara and Marilyn Monroe, whose photographs are not only journalistic, but also feature the character skillfully. He also captures streets and everyday life with a funny eye and a warm heart.
Camera Delicate, please summarize a small number of photos that have made Elliott Erwitt name in the huge treasure that he used to take, along with the author’s explanations for each picture. />
Paris, France, 1949.
Erwitt speaks of his favorite picture: “The picture shows two masked boys in Paris in 1949. At that time I was in the army and was on leave. Why does this photo mean to me? It makes sense because I think this is a good picture – and no story is included. This is a snapshot. But actually all of my photos are mostly snapshots. & Quot;
North Carolina, 1950.
& quot; This is probably one of my better photos. Sea drinking water hose & quot; White skin & quot; and & quot; Color skin & quot; which is provided with the same pipe, but the tap is clean and the water is cooled for & quot; White & quot ;, the dirty and ugly side for the “Color” & quot; This photo was taken in North Carolina in the 1950s and is used quite a lot in history books as an illustration of the distinctions inherent from equality. This is really a clear evidence for this time in the southern United States. & Quot;
Bratsk, Siberia, 1967.
& quot; This is a photo that I quite like. It was taken in Siberia at a wedding, showing a couple of their bride and groom and groomsmen. The groomsman seemed to know something that made this couple very timid. Anyway, it’s a funny picture … makes you think. You can always give your own opinion about what is happening in the minds of these people. I often give this picture to friends whether they are going to get married or about to divorce. & Quot;
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1950.
“This is another favorite photo of me taken in Pittsburgh in 1950. The picture shows a colored boy pointing a gun at his head. Again, this is just a photo and you can guess anything you want. I made Roy Stryker at the time, recording Pittsburgh at the time the city underwent a major transformation. The whole city of Pittsburgh was destroyed to build new buildings, and Roy (working for the FSA) hired me as well as many other photographers to record this. & Quot;
Rio de Janeiro.
& quot; I am both an amateur and professional photographer at the same time. I often take out my camera and shoot when I’m in interesting places. One of them is the beach. I love going to the beach and taking photos. This is a great situation, most people here are on display in the exhibition and they don’t care if you know you’re taking pictures. I have published quite a lot of photo books about beaches. And this is one of my favorite photos taken in Rio de Janeiro. & Quot;
“One of the extremely fun places to take pictures is nude areas.” You may find it annoying, but I don’t. I think it’s fun. There is a very small boundary between annoyance and fun when you take pictures of them. Two people in the picture are knitting for the winter in Kent, England. British nudism is really interesting. I always find the British interesting, and for those who are naked, they are extremely interesting. I photographed some nude areas in France, Germany, and an extremely funny spot is Bakersfield, California. & Quot;
Provence, France, 1955.
“This photo was actually taken to promote French tourism and it is completely different from the real world.” This photo is used in many ways and appears in many publications. The bike driver is actually my assistant and the child is his nephew, this is a completely staged photo. & Quot;br />
& quot; With one of my dream jobs in 1964, I produced a lot of photos. Calling a dream job because I don’t have a specific requirement, and it’s really a rare job at the moment. But in the early 60s, it was really hard to penetrate through the “Iron Curtain & quot ;,” TIME magazine hired me to make a book about Eastern European countries. In fact, at that time I was quite wise not to work with TIME magazine, because I was considered an enemy of Eastern European countries. Anyway, I had a few months wandering around Poland, Czechoslovakia and Hungary, taking photos of everything. This is one of them, taking girls and geese in Hungary. & Quot;
& quot; This is my dog. I like this picture because it has sea and dogs, the two subjects are extremely close to themselves. The dog is named Sammy, though blind and deaf but still there by my side. This dog is nearly 17 years old. Originally a German dog, from the day he came to my wife, he forgot his language and now barks in English. & Quot;
& quot; This will probably be the cover image for the book “Sequences & quot; coming out of me. The picture shows two people sunbathing and blown away from their chairs because of the strong wind. & Quot;
First Lady Jackie Kennedy at President Kennedy’s funeral in Arlington, Virginia, 1963.
& quot; During the presidency of President Kennedy, I was granted a license to take photos at the White House and there were some photos related to this President. When he was assassinated, I also took a funeral with several thousand others and had a special moment of the first lady Jackie Kennedy beside the grave. & Quot;
& quot; This turned out to be another good photo of me. It was a guy with a jumping umbrella with the Eiffel Tower in the back. This photo was chosen by me as the cover for the photo book “Paris”. This photo was taken a long time ago so I can’t remember that there was a real storm or we created it. Is this photo available to the Travel Council? In fact, you never have rain (for the other Council) unless in the rainforest. & Quot;
Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali, New York, 1971.
& quot; I attended a boxing match between Frazier and Ali, and there was not a photographic job. I just tried a bit of a bet and took a picture of the punch from the distance. For myself, I find it strange because I don’t exercise ever. But say it again, if there is something interesting in front of you and you have a camera, then you are exercising. & Quot;
Fort Dix, New Jersey, 1951.
& “The photo of a soldier sticking out his tongue was taken at Dix Fortress during training. I was also in the army and was the one who went next to him. I brought a Leica with a collapsible lens so I could not interfere with my training. This is a picture that I still like later. An old photo … & quot;
Nixon and Khrushchev, Moscow, 1959.
“This picture is quite famous. This is the moment Nixon points his finger at Khrushchev’s shirt. What can I say? I was lucky to be there. Photography is the necessity of being in the right place at the right time, then creating a good layout, ultimately creating things around which viewers can easily read information. I was 31 at the time and was given the task of taking a Westinghouse refrigerator, unrelated to this photo. But it turned out that Nixon was in the Soviet Union at the time on a state visit, so I decided to look for a few press agencies to look for the opportunity and I was really lucky. & Quot;
Central Park, New York.
& quot; I like 3-picture sequences. This series of photos tells of a man throwing sticks to the dog to pick up. And of course the dog didn’t care. I shot in Central Park near the house. & Quot;
New York, 1988.
This is one of my daughters at the Metropolitan Museum. This is the 6th daughter – Amy on the right side of the picture. & Quot;
Kent, United Kingdom, 1984.
“The most funny situation I’ve ever taken is a nude wedding when the pastor only wears a white collar of the Priest. Just that! & Quot;