This week we feature the photo essays of Herman Krieger, an independent photographer living in Eugene, Oregon.
There may be less irony in this photograph than you think. Herman’s photo essays include everything from candid contrasts to captions that are as corny as anything you’d see in a flea market, but they are neither judgmental nor superficial. Instead, he achieves an intimacy with and understanding of his subjects that is rarely found among other hobby photographers.
You can learn more about Herman by watching this brief PBS video, or by going here (including the link to the New York Times review) and here. But I’m sure he would be the first to say that the photo essays are not about him, but rather about appreciating the small pleasures–one might even say “authentic delights”–of ordinary life.