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Traveling back in time through the photographer's lens: One artist's amazing color pictures of life in the 1950s
19:52 GMT, 24 December 2012
A new collection of stunning photographs by famed artist Fred Herzog gives a glimpse into the breadth and scope of his talent.
The exhibit, titled Fred Herzog: In Color, is the third time that the Laurence Miller Gallery in Manhattan has displayed his work, though the scenes may not be recognizable to native New Yorkers.
Herzog, who was born in Germany in 1930 and moved to Canada at the age of 22, made his name depicting everyday life in his adopted hometown of Vancouver.
When he did venture south of the Canadian border, he spent time- and dedicated film to- the streets of Portland, Kansas City and Curacao in the Caribbean.
Though now 82-years-old, Herzog is still alive, and he has never formally retired.
What was it like: The photographs by Fred Herzog give a glimpse into life back in the middle of last century
Oh Canada: Herzog moved from Germany to Vancouver so the Canadian city served as his muse much of the time
Moving south: A select few of his best-known pieces, like this one, featured other cities as this does with Kansas City
Day and night: 'Mom's shoes' (left) and 'Crossing Powell' (right) show everyday scenes that made up many of Ferzog's works
American beauty: Portland, pictured, was also featured in some of Ferzog's work
The look: The early color technology used in these works was detailed enough to show that the woman pictured left some lipstick on her cigarette
Getting a trim: Ferzog focused his attention on blue-collar families, everyday people