Tag Archives: Book Review

Book Review: Gull Juju by Lukas Felzmann

Photographer Lukas Felzmann, born 1959 in Zürich, Switzerland, lives in San Francisco and teaches photography at Stanford University. “Gull Juju” shows photographs from the Farallon Islands, a group of small volcanic islands, situated about 45 kilometers west of San Francisco … Continue reading

Posted in Photographer | Tagged | Leave a comment

Book Review: Primordial Landscapes by Feodor Pitcairn

Landscape photography is such an amazing photographic art form. We only have one planet and the fact that there are so many treasures to behold with our eyes is a mind-bending thought. We never really give much regard to what … Continue reading

Posted in Photographer | Tagged | Leave a comment

Book Review: Last Best Hiding Place by Tim Richmond

“Places, like people, can seem alone, filled with melancholy,” Tim Richmond introduces his photographs of the American West. What we get to see in this tome is, well, deserted streets, a train on its way into a vast emptiness, some … Continue reading

Posted in Photographer | Tagged | Leave a comment

Book Review: Continental Obscura: From Birmingham to Bellingham by Ryan Russell

As a native New Yorker it’s not foreign to me to think about what it would be like to live in another part of the country. One thing I find myself talking about is the fact that it must be … Continue reading

Posted in Photographer | Tagged | Leave a comment

Book Review: Stories of Change – Beyond the ‘Arab Spring’ – World Press Photo

Remember when Hosni Mubarak was ousted from power? The TV reports of Cairo’s Tahrir Square? The time when lots of people in Northern Africa were full of hope that their lives would get better? Petra Stienen, “an independent advisor in … Continue reading

Posted in Photographer | Tagged | Leave a comment

Book Review: Gardening at Night by Cig Harvey

Cig Harvey has created a fairy tale of magical realism in her 2nd book, Gardening at Night. In Harvey’s own words, it is “a love story” of becoming a mother and she offers the viewer a feast of color and … Continue reading

Posted in Photographer | Tagged | Leave a comment

Book Review: Minor White Manifestations of the Spirit by Paul Martineau

Minor White by Paul Martineau, associate curator in the Department of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum, contains 4 color and 160 b/w illustrations. And a well-written text entitled “My Heart Laid Bare” that provides varied information about the … Continue reading

Posted in Photographer | Tagged | Leave a comment

Book Review: Photographic Composition Principles of Image Design by Albrecht Rissler

Albrecht Rissler worked as a professor of drawing and illustration at the University of Applied Sciences in Mainz, Germany. The subject of image composition, I read, “often informed by photography, is a key topic in his courses on illustration and … Continue reading

Posted in Photographer | Tagged | Leave a comment

Book Review: One Year on Kythera by Kristina Williamson

I have always been fascinated by Greek culture. Growing up in Queens there is a very vibrant Greek community with events in pretty much every neighborhood where everyone is free to join in and sample the food and ethnic experience. … Continue reading

Posted in Photographer | Tagged | 1 Comment

Book Review: Inside Tracks by Rick Smolan

  I felt impressed, enchanted, moved, encouraged, and uplifted by this truly wonderful work. It is one of these rare books that not only inspire but empower you. That’s on the one hand to do with the stunning images (and … Continue reading

Posted in Photographer | Tagged | Leave a comment