Saul Leiter (born 1923) is an American photographer and painter whose early work in the 1940s and 1950s was an important contribution to what came to be recognized as The New York School.
Leiter began his life as a painter but has made an enormous and unique contribution to photography. His abstracted forms and radically innovative compositions have a painterly quality that stands out among the work of his New York School contemporaries. Perhaps this is because Leiter has continued through the years to work as both a photographer and painter.
And I’m sorry millions of photographers on flickr/tumblr, etc… but I have to introduce you to the father of your style. And not many are near as good as Mr. Leiter.