Wednesday, 14 January 2015
photographers' sketchbooks / photo eye
"(Other books) have poked holes in the paradigm of perfection. With Photographers' Sketchbooks the piñata has been busted wide open. This book samples the drafts and sketchbooks (a euphemism for goal-driven scrapbook?) of 43 contemporary photographers from a wide range of backgrounds, locations and styles. Some, like Jim Goldberg, Alec Soth, and Michael Wolf, are quite well known. Others have a much smaller fan-base. Regardless of notoriety, very little of this material has been published before." Thanks to Blake Andrews at Photo Eye for this generous review of Photographers' Sketchbooks.