We first became aware of Fred Herzog’s photography during a trip to Vancouver, where the photographer lives and works. He was born and grew up in Stuttgart, but was evacuated from the city during the aerial bombardment of the Second World War and moved to Canada in 1952. His work focuses primarily on “ordinary” people, the working class, and their connections to the city around them. He worked primarily with slide film (mostly Kodachrome), which limited his ability to exhibit, and also marginalized him somewhat as an artist in the 1950s and 60s when most work was in Black and White. Thanks heavens he didn’t follow the crowd, he captured amazing decisive moments with incredibly vivid and colourful results.