Some of you that follow this site regularly, or follow me on Twitter or Instagram, may be aware that during November I travelled around Italy on my own, merrily snapping away with a Yashica D and Olympus OM-1. You may also be aware that I was planning to put together some of the images in a zine. Well here it is.
Lets delve again into my collection of books (my girlfriend says I have too many, but can you really have too many books?), specifically photography books. This time we have a limited run book by photographer and You Tube Vlogger Eduardo Pavez Goye, I say limited run as he sold it through Etsy on a print run of only 50 copies, of which I managed to get hold of a copy after pouncing on it as soon as could, it sold out very quickly.
I haven’t done a book “review” for some time, I mean over a year actually (whoops) and as it’s not too long since Christmas I have a new pile of books to share my thoughts on. OK this book I was actually given for the previous Christmas (told you it’s been a while) but as I’m starting up this series again I might as well continue where I left off. So this book is, as the title suggests, a selection of images taken by Dennis Hopper (yes actor, director, painter, legend and also photographer Dennis Hopper) during the 1960’s. It’s a great piece of history of that time, other than the artistic nature of a lot of the images there’s a huge selection of portraits of famous people that he hung around with from artists and musicians to movie stars and figures of historical importance, there are images of Andy Warhol, James Brown, Jane and Peter Fonda alongside images of Martin Luther King Junior. There’s also a large selection of images of biker gangs (taken before and during filming of Easy Rider) and those of the hippy movement and equality movement’s. In all it’s a great book that shows a little slice of history of the 1960’s through the eyes of an artist of the time.
I haven’t written one of these for a little while so thought I would mix it up and write another article on one of the many photography book’s I own.
First off if you have never heard of Don McCullin I implore you to go online and search him out, he is one of the most important and finest photographer’s of the 20th Century, that’s not my opinion that is a matter of fact. Born into and growing up through The Second World War and the aftermath in poverty stricken London he emerged to become an incredible War Photographer, and despite not liking the title himself he did a pretty good job at it. (more…)
This is a little different from the usual post’s that appear on this blog, but as I said a few weeks ago things were going to get mixed up this is the first of what will hopefully be many more post’s about photography books and photographer’s in general rather than just showing my images. (more…)