This black and white photograph captures a brief moment in Louis Stettner's signature evocative style, demonstrating the artist's skill in street photography. For Stettner, this work conveys how the idea for an image can begin within the artist and finally get captured when the corresponding external material is found.
Over a seven-decade career, Louis Stettner’s photography encompassed both the American street style and the French tradition of portraying everyday life. He frequently documented people at work, as well as their commute home, partly as a political act. He turned to color photography later in life, with much of his format and mission remaining the same.
This black and white photograph captures a brief moment in Stettner's signature evocative style, demonstrating the artist's skill in street photography.More
- Due to the time period in which he was working, Louis considered each print of the work to be a work of art in its own right. Louis did not produce the photographs in editions.