Saul Leiter was born and raised in Pittsburgh, but New York City was his home for nearly 70 years. Simply walking the streets within a few blocks’ radius of his apartment—for the first few years in the West Village, and then, starting in 1952, in the East Village—he found his distinctive voice as a photographer and shot the vast majority of the images that would comprise his enormous archive. Returning home from a stroll, he would pull out his brushes, lay a sheet of paper on the floor, and paint. Leiter found inspiration all around him in his neighborhood, and never lacked for subject matter; he consistently discovered magic in the mundane. In December 2013, the week after Leiter passed away just shy of his 90th birthday, New York Magazine used one of his photographs on the cover. The text in the accompanying “Reasons to Love New York” story read: “…because Saul Leiter loved how New York looks through a window covered in raindrops.” Leiter was able to tease out extraordinary details from the most ordinary scenes.