Top positive review
Insightful and well written
on 11 November 2014
Let me start off by saying yes, I wholeheartedly recommend this book. The author offers an intelligent, engaging and, most importantly, well informed guide through the complexities of how to tell a story with photos. Deft writing and carefully devised exercises will raise your awareness and skill without moving too quickly.
It is, quite simply, a guide to creating a photo essay designed for photographers with some prior knowledge of their kit and photography in general. As well as a historical overview of the photo essay, there are examples drawn from the author's own work which are explained, often with a touch of personal anecdote, alongside the more technical observations. It's a must read, as far as I'm concerned!