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Photographers on Photography: How the Masters See, Think & Shoot
Think you know photography? Think again. Through a carefully curated selection of quotes and images, this book reveals what matters most to the masters of photography. With accompanying text by Henry Carroll, author of the internationally bestselling Read This If You Want To Take Great Photographs series, you’ll learn what photography actually means to the giants of the ge ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published October 23rd 2018 by Laurence King Publishing
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For being a photographer, it’s kind of surprising that I haven’t read any books in relation to photography till now. I loved this one. I’ve actually been really thinking of quitting photography lately as I’ve lost the spark for it and passion I’ve had for it for a while. This book might have saved my lens from collecting dust. Lots of perspectives from photographers over time and many useful quotes for anyone really. There were a few long form interviews with select photographers as well and I l ...more
This is the first book I've read that makes photography theory interesting. Although it only touches each topic briefly, it's a tantalising appetiser that has me excited to learn more. It's a great introduction to the big names in photography and why they shoot the way they do. I know I will hold onto this book and revisit it many times.
Photographers on Photography: How the Masters See, Think & Shoot offers a series of short essays by Henry Carroll along with selected interviews of a handful of the masters. The intent is to make one think, at which it does a sufficient though perhaps not an outstanding job. Still, John Baldessari has a point about the rectangular or square photographic window at which we view the world maybe conditioning us to think of issues in terms of rectangles. Ron Jude, a fine art photographer makes a comm ...more