Libro Arte, 2020. First edition. Hardcover, 220 x 300 mm, 120 pp., 61 color illustrations. Photographs by Yumiko Izu. Text by Yumiko Izu, Pauline Vermare, Margit Erb (English / Japanese). Design by Osamu Ouchi.
“I think that mysterious things happen in familiar places. We don't always need to run to the other end of the world.”Saul Leiter
Saul Leiter in Stillness is a quiet tribute to Saul Leiter. Japanese artist Yumiko Izu photographed Leiter’s studio three weeks after the photographer’s death, capturing the rooms he worked in, and the mementos he left behind: cameras, prints, paintings, undeveloped films and brushes and oil and watercolors and sketchbooks and cups and letters and other relics. In her images, Izu traces Leiter’s life and sense for beauty through the artifacts he has left behind in his apartment in the East Village.
The book includes long essays by Pauline Vermare (photography curator) and Margit Erb (director of the Saul Leiter Foundation) as well as an afterword by the artist.