I have two favorite photographer books that I sit down with on a regular basis and just browse. It’s like getting the batteries charged. I always come away refreshed and ready to start taking photos.
The first of the two books is Sam Abell’s The Life of a Photograph. A long time National Geographic photographer Sam has put in one book his way of seeing a photograph. What gives life to a photograph?
This video isn’t a replacement for the book but it is a terrific addition to it.
Tod Goldberg, center, Lee Goldberg, left, and Joseph Wambaugh, right
Tod Goldberg congratulates his older brother, Lee, after Lee’s conversation with Joseph Wambaugh.
Tod Goldberg has a piece in the Sunday LA Times Calendar, front page no less, on a place called LA. I enjoyed the essay so much I was disappointed when I got to the end. Wanted more, much more, but isn’t that typical of us readers, we’re never satisfied.
I think Tod has sleepy eyes. They’re almost always closed when I photograph him. This happens even when he doesn’t know I’m taking the picture.
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