Customer Reviews


2 Reviews
5 star:    (0)
4 star:
 (2)
3 star:    (0)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
 
 
Average Customer Review
Share your thoughts with other customers
Create your own review
 
 
Most Helpful First | Newest First

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Moody and inspiring, 16 Oct 2011
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Daylight Noir: Raymond Chandler's Imagined City (Paperback)
I bought this book as a gift and had a hard time actually handing it over in the end. (Luckily, all the photos can be seen on the Catherine Corman's own website).
Each photo is paired up with a quote from a Raymond Chandler story. Together and as a body of work they create an eerie, beguiling and even magical atmosphere, a parallel weird-noir world superimposed on the real landmarks of Chandler's LA.
With strong yet awkward compositions, high-contrast black and white with lots of vignetting the photographs are LA, Chandler and Noir all blended together and then filtered through Corman's aesthetics. It produces a lonely, empty, silent and rather bland work which has to be taken as a whole - on their own the individual photographs aren't anything special. It might not please Chandler fans who already have their own visualation of the LA of Philip Marlowe and it might not please fans of urban photography who want more inspired photographs. Personally, I like it as a book and appreciate the mood it invokes. But I happen to enjoy empty, almost abstracted architechtural photography - I suspect this book may appear to appeal to a wider audience than it delivers for.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


4.0 out of 5 stars Good but no show stopper, 2 Oct 2013
By 
Colin Edwards (Margate UK) - See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)   
This review is from: Daylight Noir: Raymond Chandler's Imagined City (Paperback)
Even when you are familiar with the high cover prices of coffee-table books around art and photography topics, this one seems to have a hefty tag for a 126 page paperback that is eight inches square and totally monochrome.
Sure, black and white is appropriate to the subject matter and title and yet I never did overcome a slight feeling of disappointment.
Production, presentation and print standards are all high but still ... it left me feeling that there should be more.
Otherwise I agree with all that the earlier reviewer said, so perhaps I'm just out of touch with prices.
Footnote: It amuses me that, not so long ago, one could buy expensive tilting-front cameras to avoid converging verticals when picturing tall buildings. Ms Gorman didn't buy one and doesn't care!
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


Most Helpful First | Newest First

This product

Daylight Noir: Raymond Chandler's Imagined City
Daylight Noir: Raymond Chandler's Imagined City by Catherine Corman (Paperback - 23 July 2009)
£36.02
In stock
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Only search this product's reviews