Taking photography beyond the esoteric is a bit of a passion of mine. People should be able to enjoy the art without necessarily needing to understand which is the best camera to buy or how to take an amazing picture.
Photography is an artistic medium in the same way that a painter uses oil on canvas, or a sculptor carves a piece of marble.
Photography in the literal sense of the word means “painting with light”
To provide me with inspiration for locations, colours, textures and techniques I have studied a number of coffee table photography books compiled by prominent photographers.
Here are my recommendations for your own reading lists that are sure to brighten they day of anyone who flicks through the pages, hot beverage in hand, mind ready to be blown!
- Art Wolfe – Earth is My Witness
- Peter Watson – Seasons of Landscape
- Lonely Planet’s Beautiful World