Pages – Exposures: Views from Both Sides of the Camera
Pages – Book Review
I promised to do book reviews on this blog so here is the first one.
One of my favorite photographers is Guy Tal. Guy does not rely on big dramatic light and in your face wide-angle compositions to slap the viewer with impact. Instead his compositions are thoughtful, rich in expression and deep in meaning. His work grows on you with repeated viewings which for me is a sign of a great photographer. Too many photographers want to ‘punch you in the face’ with high impact delivery. Guy wins you over with a sensitive eye that expresses his feelings and respect for the landscape. In Guy’s images, you do not see a photographer looking for the trophy capture but, rather, you see an artist completely connected with his subject. For the photographs alone, this book is worth space on any photographer’s bookshelf.
But Guy is not only a visual artist, he is also a master wordsmith. Anyone who follows Guy’s web journal knows what an articulate and thoughtful writer he is. Guy’s writing style is a cross between the best of Galen Rowell, and Brooks Jensen’s writings. In my opinion, there are few photographers who write as well and as profoundly as Guy. This book is a must have for serious collectors of photography books.