Learn more Shop now Learn more Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Learn more Shop Fire Shop Kindle Learn More Shop now Fitbit
Customer Review

3.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad introduction to photography (shame about the self promotion), 18 July 2012
By 
This review is from: The Nature of Photographs by Stephen Shore: A Primer (Hardcover)
I found this book to be a nice companion to Ian Jeffrey's 'How to Read a Photograph' (2009), though decidedly the poorer relation.
On the whole it is well researched and neatly presented.

What takes from or compromises the work is the at times slight vagueness to the writing and what appears to be Shore's large ego via the inclusion of no less than FIVE of his own images (does he not have enough books of his own?). It may well be that he generously offered to fill the shortfall of images due to artists' and copyright fees but when one considers the wealth of work both new and old, it seems unlikely.

Nor was I overly impressed with the book's font (American Typewriter?). Is Shore or Phaidon trying to conjure up notes typed up in the field?

That considered, if you are (rightly) camera manual shy and want to understand what photography can and might mean, then this is a book worth considering as an alternative 'manual'.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]


Review Details