Monday, 7 August 2017

BEHIND THE CAMERA: Creative Techniques of 100 Great Photographers: by Paul Lowe

Cast Iron Confessional, Paris
by Eugene Atget
one of the photographers talked about in 'Behind The Camera'


This book by Paul Lowe is a well written, very ambitious project that involves looking at the work of 100 photographers across several genres and periods throughout the history of photography. 

Lowe shows examples of their work to highlight the technical and aesthetic approaches each photographer uses in their creative process. Lowe covers a lot of ground here. His insights and observations into working methods and approaches of each photographer offer valuable teaching moments and demonstrate the real depth of understanding he has of his subjects. 

From looking at the work of the great Nadar to Richard Misrach and Laura Pannack, Paul Lowe has produced a useful reference tool that will inform and inspire students of photography at any level.