"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 to do with the way you see them." - Elliott Erwitt
Elliott Erwitt is one of the best photographers of this century and is one of my favorites. As an amateur street photographer myself, I found his work to be one of the most inspiring that I ever see.
Born in Paris to Russian parents and raised in Italy and America, Erwitt is one of the first photographers to be part of the renown Magnum Agency.
His photographic sense of style distinguishes him from other documentary photographers because his approach is entirely casual and simple. He led the human sensitivity or like he said in an interviewed, the "manifestation of people" speaks in every way in each photo that he takes. Whether he takes pictures of people or of things that remind us the human side.
What I like about his style of work is how unlimited his curiosity is, like the one of an amateur. His photographs are full of playful emotions and ironic humor. The everyday ordinary becomes extraordinary, timeless imageries.