Saturday, September 24, 2016

Photographs From the Edge Book Review

Photographs From The Edge by Art Wolfe with Rob Sheppard

A master photographer's insights on capturing an extraordinary world.

I am in awe of this book. I ordered it because I was hoping it would help inspire visions for a good novel. Instead, I was mesmerized by the photos. Art Wolf has explored the tundra and the jungles of Venezuela. This books covers a vast span of time from the 1980s to the 2010s. I enjoyed each photo which included journalist entry of where he was when the photo was taken, the nature of the photo and surprisingly a photo tip. Sometimes the tip is nothing more than keep on trying. Other times it covers exposure and shutter speed advice.

Some of the photos had a kaleidoscope effect  such as the overturned boats along the shore of Lake
Baikal in the town of Irkutsk, Siberia. I would swear it’s a painting. Mr. Wolfe has done wonders playing with the light and colors available to him.

This book brings to you pieces of our world we never think about, let alone know it exists. From the people of various tribes to the diversity of animal life and landscapes, it is simply fascinating. I get lost in these photos.   

This is an excellent table top book to share with others.

Disclosure: I received this book at no charge in exchange for an honest review.

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