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Category: Reviews

Changed Expectations – Review of “Seeing Silence: The Beauty of the World’s Most Quiet Places” by Pete McBride

What do you do when you expect one thing and get another? What if that new thing is really wonderful

The Soft Veil of a Dream – Review of “Paysages & Transfiguration” (“Landscapes & Transfiguration”) by Philippe Ciaparra

Every now and then a book comes along which causes me to pause. I think I know what I’m looking

Learning from Others – Review of “How I Make Photographs” by David Yarrow (a part of the Masters of Photography series)

There is a lot of jazz in rock and roll. There’s a lot of the hymn in jazz. There’s a

Inspiration and Challenge – Review of “Photographers on Photography” by Henry Carroll

For many years, my father’s favorite book was Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations. A blue-covered hardback, heavy and thick, it migrated around

In Praise of Volume – Review of “Colorist” by Robert A. Flischel

The use of color is a tricky subject for photographers. I’m not talking about color versus black and white or

Elegant, Sad and Profound – Review of “Vanishing Cuba: A curated photo storytelling collection” by Michael Chinnici

Every now and then, a photo book is completely astounding. The images are technically brilliant and insightfully composed. The subject

On the Politics of Portraits – An essay review of “Northern Plains Americans: A Modern Wet Plate Perspective, Volume Two” by Shane Balkowitsch

Photography is no stranger to politics. With the possible exceptions of landscape and still life photography, nearly every other form

When the Moment Occurs – Review of “Abandoned Moments: A Love Letter to Photography” by Ed Kashi

There is something both common and brilliant about the idea of revisiting images. With just a little bit of time

Complexities – Review of “Westlands: A Water Story” by Randi Lynn Beach

There is a particular challenge to every photographer who brings a group of images together. Beyond the aesthetic power of

The Ideas that Guide Us – Review of “Through The Lens: The Pandemic and Black Lives Matter” by Lauren Walsh

When we talk about photography, we often get trapped into talking about the images. The composition, the use of light,

Kinetic Joy – Review of “Where The Ocean Drinks the Sky” by Stephanie Duprie Routh

There is always a bit of magic to the opening of a new photo book. Whatever expectations we may have,

The Beauty of Presentation – Review of “Outside II” by David Magee

I do not own a pair of white linen gloves. Although, sometimes, I wish I did. We all know that

A Moment’s Story – Review of “Byways” by Roger A. Deakins

I imagine if I were to make the claim that every photographer secretly wants to spend some time as a

So Much Fun – Review of “Tickety-Boo” by Charles H. Traub

This is going to be a brief review of a book I deeply admire. Tickety-Boo, by Charles Traub is the

Inside the Spirit of the Ceremony – Review of “The Perfect Imperfect: The Wedding Photographs of John Dolan”

To be honest, certain types of photography frighten me. Not because of personal risk, like falling off a mountain or