Posted on January 14, 2013 by admin
Born in Stuttgart in 1930, Herzog lived all the dramas of the second world war. Evacuation from his city during aerial bombardments and loss of his parents for consequences related to the conflict. As nothing was really keeping him in Europe, Herzog arrived in Canada in 1952 and never left. After a brief period in Montreal, he moved to Vancouver where he is still a resident. Since very young he took photographs but it’s in Canada that he started shooting seriously and non stop. His work mainly focus on working class, accidental photography, reality and sometimes architecture. His approach is sincere, ironic and candid. A selection of his vintage pictures is currently on display at Laurence Miller Gallery New York until the 26th of January. Don’t miss it.
Photo above: Jackpot, 1961