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A Great Read

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519oWf1GrFL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA240_SH20_OU01_If your into knowing why we take the images we do and why the images have an impact on us then David duChemin’s book Within the Frame is an excellent read. It was one of those books where I made sure I had a pen ready to jot down little snippets of good information and underlined some really good stuff. He has some great images that are worth spending time studying to see what his vision is and how he presents that to us.

I like the fact he does not go into much technical details but really touches home with his emphasis on our vision and the emotion photography can create. His interest is in street portraiture. This interest in people goes deep and shows in his images. His writing has a spirituality tone mainly because of his spirituality, which is one of the reasons I enjoyed it. He also has a wonderful blog with some interesting writings that lead to even more interesting commentaries. I highly recommend this book. He also has a new book coming out soon called Vision Mongers: Making a Life and Living in Photography.

When his book arrived I headed to one of my coffee shops to sit outside and read. Isn’t that what all of you do with a new photography book? Anyway, I bumped the table and splashed a small amount of iced coffee on the book. 😦 I quickly wiped things up and only messed up the edges of the book. As a suggestion, please don’t do the same, move the coffee farther away!


Written by Monte Stevens

August 13, 2009 at 8:08 am

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  1. Lol. I’ve had this book in my hand, among some others. Its on my list, good to know you felt it to be a good read.

    As for the coffee spill–my husband is always puzzled by my proclivity to bend the pages back on a book, marking where I last left off. He sees it as literature abuse. I think of it as personalization…all in how you frame it! (no pun intended).

    Have a good one.


    August 13, 2009 at 8:31 pm

  2. You’re funny girl!

    Monte Stevens

    August 13, 2009 at 10:18 pm

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