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Street Photographer Elliot Erwitt’s “In Glass” Colorized
Since beginning this website, I have delved deeper and deeper into the world of black and white photography and have discovered some incredible yet slightly unrecognized photographers. Each new photographer I stumble across leads me to another. One type of black and white photographer I have really fallen in love with is street photography from the 1920’s to the early 1960’s. The stark and candid photos of some of these amazing street photographers capture the differences in the way we lived and our attitude towards the world.
This photo was taken by street photographer Elliot Erwitt in the early sixties. I am not one hundred percent on the exact year as this photo was difficult to find any proper info on.What initially drew me to this photo was the reflection in the sunglasses of Elliot, It appeared so clearly I thought someone had photoshopped it. Turns out it was not photoshopped and despite its modern appearance it was taken in the early sixties.
Elliot Erwitt is not only a photographer but also worked in feature films and documentaries. He is credited as Camera Operator for the Rolling Stones “Gimme Shelter” , Still Photographer for Bob Dylan: No Direction Home ,and provided Additional Photography for “Get Yer Ya Ya’s Out . A collection of Erwitt’s films were screened in 2011 as part of the DocNYC Festival’s special event “An Evening with Elliott Erwitt”.
My full size colorization is below as well as the original black and white photo. Feel free to share this colorization on your social network of choice or leave any comments or questions in the comment section below.