I was looking at the number of views these book review videos get on Youtube the other day, and I wondered if I should continue doing them. Compared to the kit review videos or the phone videos, the book review vids don't get many views at all.
Then I came to my senses. I love taking and sharing photographs, but I also really like looking at them, especially in good photobooks. When I first started looking for photo-books at our local libraries and second-hand stores, the hard thing was to know which titles I should be searching for.
Hopefully with these videos I'm passing on some of the information I've learned - to fire up your enthusiasm for photo-books, to spend some of your photography money on books, and perhaps not magazines. It may not even be to buy the books I review in these videos - it may be to inspire you to hunt out and a discover treasures of your own. (But please share the titles you find in the comments below!)
Back to the review - "The British" by Nick Danziger. This is a great book, a collection of Mr. Danzigers work, brought together in stark contrast, showing the different poles of British Society. You could see it as a period piece similar to that of Robert Franks "The Americans", but grittier and harsher.
Nick is no gun and run shooter. He spends weeks and months with his subjects - earning their trust to capture these startling images. A great book, and one that I keep picking up to look through. Recommended.
Your Favourite Photo Books?
There's thousands of fantastic photo-books out there - what do you recommend? Where do you find them - new, second hand, or perhaps at a car-boot sale! Share what you're reading, and why the images have, or are, inspiring you. Please share your comments below.