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Superb book, savour every page!
on 1 August 2005
This is not a book just to flick through. Some of the images do have immediate impact, the "wow" factor, but more require a more detailed examination to really appreciate. By Joe Cornish's own admission, many of the photo's in the book are not taken in "ideal" conditions (read the text to understand why!), but these photos can still be just as compelling as those "wow" factor photos, if you take the time to look at them.
The book is well presented, I have seen many of the photos at a gallery in London (and I have listened to Joe Cornish talk about the photos and his experiences making them), and the book presents a very good reproduction... although they do have greater impact when printed at A1! This book is also an excellent read! Joe Cornish has added his own commentary to accompany the photos, which in some ways makes the photos seem more "real". Take the time to read each page of this book and you will be rewarded for it.
Flick through it and no doubt, those photos with the "wow" factor will impress, but you will be missing a great deal. A highly recommended book, and a worthy successor to "First Light".