To me photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place. I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything do with the way you see them - Elliott Erwitt
|Elliot Erwitt's well worn Leica M3 and 50mm Summilux by Eyepenn|
Born in Paris in 1928, to Russian parents, Elliott Erwitt emigrated to USA and studied photography. Besides being famous photographer, he has made award wining films, documentary films, T.V. commercials and published quite a number of books. He has travelled around the world, capturing famous people and places in amazing black and white photos. He is known as the 'master of decisive moment' with regard to his candid shots of different situations in everyday setting. His photographs adorn various museums all over the world. Elliott Erwitt has held exhibitions in USA, Europe and Australia.
In photography, Elliott Erwitt's technique is faultless, but he always stresses that the instinct that creates great photography is casual and uncontrollable: "I'll always be an amateur photographer," he says, pointing out that the word amateur comes from the Latin for "to love" .
Here are some of Elliott's famous black and white photographs!