6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
True, as some reviewers commented, some of the photos in this book are 'ugly' or, more accurately, aim to do something other than simply flatter the subject: this book will not help you take soft-focus portraits of your family and it has no section on pet portraiture. But I hope most people will find that quite refreshing.
It's a book for someone who wants to broaden their idea of what portraiture is about or a photographer looking for new inspiration. Although it contains hints, it's not a technical guide. Rather it introduces you to a variety of surprising stylistic themes and the history and theory behind them: e.g. portraits that slice the subject with the edge of the frame;… Read more