Fred Herzog emigrated from Germany to Canada in 1952, and after living briefly in Toronto and Montreal moved to Vancouver where he took many incredibly beautiful photographs. It's difficult to be objective about many of them because they show a bygone era (that of my childhood, the 1960's), and many were taken on the West Coast, where I grew up. It's kind of heart-breaking to be taken back to a world that no longer exists, but is brought back so vividly. Apart from all that, many of them are simply stunning- the light, the colours, and the compositions. They made me feel a little sick to my stomach.
A short video / interview with Fred Herzog: http://vimeo.com/22104316