Joel Meyerowitz: How I Make Photographs (Masters of Photography) (Paperback)
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The 'Masters of Photography' series is a new approach to photography how-to. Each volume is dedicated to the work of one key photographer who, through a series of bite-sized lessons and ideas, tells you everything you always wanted to know about their approach to taking photographs. From their influences, ideas and experiences, to tech tips and best shots.
The series begins with Joel Meyerowitz, who will teach you, among other essentials: how to use a camera to reclaim the streets as your own, why you need to watch the world always with a sense of possibility, how to set your subjects at ease, and the importance of being playful and of finding a lens that suits your personality.
Praise for Joel Meyerowitz's retrospective, Where I Find Myself:
"So let me say it plainly: Joel Meyerowitz's Where I Find Myself is a compelling, wonderful, deeply pleasing collection of an essential photographer's work. [it] is a necessary book. Necessary because of its size and scope. Necessary because of the way it holds the aesthetic of the artist in the air." LensCulture
"More than just a career retrospective, Meyerowitz's book is a personal celebration of photography as an art form." Publishers Weekly
"After over half a century of making pictures, Meyerowitz is noted as one of the most influential photographers living today. A new book titled Joel Meyerowitz's Where I Find Myself brings together his tremendous archive to create a portrait of not only America during the 20th and early 21st centuries, but also a prolific artist with a lifetime of groundbreaking work." BuzzFeed
"Joel Meyerowitz's Where I Find Myself is a pièce de résistance, a masterful feat of publishing that sets the bar as high as it can possibly reach. The photographer's magnum opus opens in the present day, with his most recent body of work and unfolds in reverse chronological order, leading us through a spellbinding life in photography that is simply unparalleled." Feature Shoot
"After 40 years Meyerowitz continues to entice and enthrall with a consistency of vision that reshapes subject matter in his own light. If you are a fan of Meyerowitz's work and especially of Cape Light, this lifetime retrospective will be a treasured addition." New York Journal of Books
About the Author
Joel Meyerowitz started making spontaneous color photographs on the streets of New York in 1962 with friends such as Tony Ray-Jones and Garry Winogrand. He has since become known as one of the most important street photographers of his generation. Instrumental in changing attitudes towards color photography in the 1970s, he is known as a pioneer, an important innovator, and a highly influential teacher.
Joel Meyerowitz: How I Make Photographs will appeal to those wondering about the creative process of one of the most respected street photographers of our time. - PhotoLife
"Part photo book and part advice book, this title gives readers a peek into the mind of legendary street photographer Joel Meyerowitz....Meyerowitz's enthusiasm for his craft seeps through the prose and is punctuated by the colorful street photographs that he has made throughout his career. It's a great quick read and one that you might find yourself reaching for whenever inspiration starts to wane." - Digital Photography Review ,
"Meyerowitz is constantly sharing his knowledge about his craft. His new book, Joel Meyerowtiz: How I Make Photographs, is a testament to this generous outlook. The volume-the first in a new photo book series from Laurence King called "Masters of Photography"-features 20 mini lessons that highlight Meyerowitz's unique approach to crafting compelling images. Readers learn how to find their artistic identities, own the street, be at one with the camera, and more. Meyerowitz's unique voice shines through his reflections and encouragement." Artsy