There’s a new book that’s just been released of Fred Lyon’s black and white work entitled San Francisco: Portrait of a City 1940-1960. In it you will find some of the most emblematic post-war photography around, as well as a portrait history of the city of San Francisco.
“I utilize my camera for ‘selective seeing,'” says Lyon. “Perhaps the most individual aspect of my work is my interest in the impressionism of nature and the varied aspects of natural light. To me, photography is a process of discovery rather than of contrivance.”