Anthony Friedkin

©Anthony Friedkin

Anthony Friedkin
Clockwork Malibu, 1977
Silver Gelatin Print
16 x 20

©Per Bernal

Anthony Friedkin’s photography has been recognized internationally.  His work is included in the permanent collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the George Eastman House in Rochester.  His photographs have been published in Japan, Russia, Europe and many Fine Art magazines in America.  He received a National Endowment of the Arts grant in 1977 and was given a special commendation by Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley for his contribution to Fine Art Photography in 1980.

  During his career he taught photography at both UCLA and Cal Arts College in Valencia.  He has guest lectured at many libraries, museums and diverse educational institutions.  His exhibition photographs, created by him in his own darkroom, are included in numerous corporate and private collections. 

  A native of Los Angeles, Anthony Friedkin has been documenting the social landscape with his In-depth photo essays for over forty-five years.  By using his camera as a means of personal discovery, his full frame black & white photographs explore the many layers of reality.

When did you start using Leica?
I started photographing with my first Leica in 1967-just out of High School
What is your favorite camera?
My favorite Leica camera is the Leica M4 (film camera)
What is your favorite subject matter to shoot?
My favorite subject matter is- I let the picture take me…it can be figure studies, shots of nature, social issues, still life’s…Hollywood studios, portraits of people and celebrities.
What other Leica camera are you thinking of getting?
I would like to work with the Leica S2-digital reflex camera
How has Leica changed your life?
As an Artist, the Leica camera has helped me accomplish my visual goals by providing me the finest optical and camera engineering in the world…It has changed the way I look at everything, and also the way I feel about what I see.


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