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    Name that San Fran street photographer from the 50s...

    On different occasions I've found, then lost a link to some of the most beautiful color 35mm images taken in the 50s/60s on the streets of San Francisco. I believe they were all from the same photographer (and I believe he used a Leica). At the time, the collection was on an art gallery's site. They were selling the images as limited edition prints.

    Most images are of cable cars, neon signs, cars and people. I remember beautiful, atmospheric grays and crisp yellows and oranges.

    Does anyone know who this may be? I know I could find the images again if I could remember the photographers name - for the life of me, I can't.

    Any help would be awesome - thank you

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    Re: Name that San Fran street photographer from the 50s...

    Fred Lyon?

    http://www.fredlyon.com/info.htm

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    "San Francisco Then"

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    I met him a few weeks ago really nice.

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    Re: Name that San Fran street photographer from the 50s...

    He's got some nice work - but I don't think that's the same guy I'm looking for. I can't seem to find any color SF images. I'm pretty sure the images I'm thinking of were in color.

    I thought it was SF, but it might have been Vegas or Reno. Hmm.

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    Re: Name that San Fran street photographer from the 50s...

    OK, so the city was Vancouver. And the photographer is Fred Herzog:
    http://www.equinoxgallery.com/artist...io/fred-herzog

    I suppose Kodachrome is responsible for some of those amazing colors?

    Apologies on the wild goose chase with SF. I guess I got the electric tram confused with a cable car.

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    Re: Name that San Fran street photographer from the 50s...

    Two great links to two excellent photographers. Thanks for sharing.

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    Re: Name that San Fran street photographer from the 50s...

    I love street photography, espcecially B&W. But my favorite color street photographer of all time is Saul Leiter. Here is a link to a few of his images.
    http://www.lensculture.com/leiter.html

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