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Letting Go of the Camera: Essays on Photography and the Creative Life
Photography is, or can be, a way of life. Beyond cameras and equipment, beyond film and chemistry, beyond pixels and technology lie the mysteries of the creative life shared by those who strive to communicate and express themselves clearly. This book is an exploration of the path of creative photography. 186 pages.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published 2004 by LensWork Publishing
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Had it been possible, I would have rated this book a 6 or 7 stars. It's by far the most informative, useful and thought-provoking book you could read as a photographer or, generally, as a creative individual. Profoundly diving into the inner workings of creativity while still keeping your feet firmly planted on the ground, this is a must-read for any photographer serious about his work.
“The key is to integrate our art into our life, not the other way around.”
“It's been said that the role of the artist is to teach us to see and that's true. However, the role of other artists is to teach me how they see. To learn how I see is somethig that cannot be taught but must be learned.”More quotes…