Photographs from the Edge of Reality: True Stories About Shooting on Location, Surviving, and Learning Along the Way Hardcover – 18 Nov 2010
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1. Structure and Process of Supervision. 2. Supervision Models: Psychotherapy-based Non-Psychotherapy-based. 3. Effective Supervision. 4. Supervisor. Gender and Perceived Stereotypes. Theoretical Orientation, Interaction and Learning Styles. BTI Types. Negative-Harmful Supervision. 5. Supervisee. Attachment Style. Self-presentation and Self-disclosure. Interaction and Learning Styles. Theoretical Orientation. Gender & Perceived Stereotypes. 6. Assessment of the Trainee. Knowledge and Skills. Personal Dynamics. Formal Assessment Tools. 7. Supervision Ethics. 8. Legal Aspects of Supervision in Psychotherapy. 9. Impacts of Culture and Diversity on the Supervisory Relationship and Process.
About the Author
John Harrington has worked for over 20 years as an active photographer in Washington D.C. and around the world, working with both editorial and commercial clients. Editorially, his credits have included the Associated Press, New York Times, Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, US News and World Report, The National Geographic Society, USA Today, People, MTV, and Life. For corporate and public relations clients, John has successfully placed images with the wire services (Associated Press, Reuters, Gannett, Agence France Presse, and UPI) over three hundred times. Commercially, John has worked with well over half of the top fortune 50 companies, and even more of the top 500. Ad campaigns for Seimens, Coca Cola, General Motors, Bank of America, and Freddie Mac, to name a few, have been seen worldwide.
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Some of the photographs are breathtaking and deserve a full page, which is sad as many of these great photos get only an inch or two of page space. The photo John Harrington caught of the Harrier Jet lifting off is fantastic. Photos of The Rolling Stones, Cuba, Obama's Inauguration, the Native American's taken for The Smithsonian Books, Aretha Franklin, Atop the Golden Gate Bridge, Europe on a shoe string budget, Robert Plant, The Pentagon on 9-11, Stevie Wonder and the mother's at Arlington Cemetery are worthy of large full pages. The majority of the political and sports photos just didn't capture my interest.
The stories of Cuba and how John Harrington could not enter Cuba as a photographer or journalist, but easily as a tourist are interesting. I found it funny how Fidel never says no to the almighty tourist spending money. Sneeking into Mr. Harrington's personal film rolls and pulling them open, destroying the film to see what is on the film, by the Castro administration seems par for the course in a country with no personal freedoms. I also enjoyed the stories high atop the Golden Gate Bridge where Mr. Harrington spent time strapped up there with the painters. By the time they are done painting the long bridge, it's time to start again. The photographs Mr. Harrington caught looking down on the bridge are just breathtaking. Going to Europe on a shoestring budget was also interesting. Some of the people pretending they don't speak English just to mess with Americans was something I heard about from co-workers who have family that still live in Europe.
The final story about the 2 mothers visiting their young son's graves at Arlington Cemetery was just so touching. Mr. Harrington could not get a great shot, until both mothers were distracted by a recycle beep from his equipment, when he kept shooting. The photo shows that sometimes, the not posed for photo, catches the real image. I enjoyed a good half of the stories and photos, but his best photos should have been showcased on full pages, as they deserve and for these reasons I'm giving it 3 1/2 Stars.
John Harrington's Photographs from the Edge of Reality: True Stories About Shooting on Location, Surviving, and Learning Along the Way is not a cliff-hanger that leaves one staring into a bottomless abyss, but does succeed in getting one's toes wet into what it would be like to be a somewhat elite (imo), sought-after, photo-journalist.
A wide and varied range of some of the most desired photographic assignments one can imagine -- or hope for. It seems, Harrington and his cameras and lenses have been just about everywhere -- except the moon. :)
Photos from the Edge of Reality is filled with wonderfully planned photos, light and airy styled commentaries - which is a plus, useful photographic tips, amazing tricks and secrets on how each amazingly wonderful assignment was accomplished and, sometimes, pulled off.
Even if one has no desire to be a photo-journalist, but loves to take photos, this is one book you will not want to pass up. Photos from the Edge of Reality also makes for a stylish gift or coffee table read for guests. Highly Recommended! --Katharena Eiermann, Nature Photographer, 2011
I did find the pictures to be a big of a disappointment. Some of it was the color--it wasn't as vibrant as I would assume the photos would project. Perhaps less dialogue and more photos would have made a coffee table book! Regardless, the book is well worth looking at and reading from several view points--that of a radio-television-film major, a journalist, a photographer, a historian! The dialogue is engaging and you'll find yourself staring at some of the pictures with new "eyes!"
There are many things this book is not.
This is not a coffee table book full of photographs of epic landscapes or the struggle between life and death. It's a relatively small book, measuring roughly 9" x 6" and the majority of the photographs don't cover an entire page.
There are no in-depth technical explanations detailing things such as camera settings or light metering, so this is also not a how-to book.
There is also no real order in which the photos and stories are presented. They are not in chronological order or organized by subject matter.
What this book is is an interesting insight into well-known photojournalist John Harrington's experiences; how he got his start and how luck and skill played a big part in his success. He doesn't go into technical detail about each photograph and jumps around chronologically which gives you the feeling that he's talking to a friend and reminiscing.
Having an interest in photography, I found it intriguing how he planned ahead and envisioned each shot, something that all photographers do. I also felt extremely envious of the places he's been and the people he's met because of his photography. Though the book is far from epic, it is still an inspiration to read.