John Gutmann

My sister got a book of John Gutmann photographs and I was really taken with his work so I scanned a few of my favorites. He had a way of making the most ordinary scenes seem special and noticing details others might miss. Perhaps part of his unique perspective came from being a German who came to America and his fascination with America's sprawling cities and multiracial crowds. He did a number of notable photographs on automobiles and even early streetart/graffiti; I personally enjoy his candid shots of people the best--I love the way he shows them interacting with their surroundings...

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