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Magnum Contact Sheets

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I assumed he drew them with his contacts sheets as reference, but that’s not the case: “I sketch as soon as possible after taking a shot, usually at the scene itself.

When you consider that the majority of this book is full pages of contact sheets or enlargements of individual images then it really isn’t so scary.It does not so much "drop" through the letterbox as be handed to you with the warning that " it is heavy"…. We find out what drew the photographer to the scene, the equipment they used, the challenges and uncertainties they faced. You can see whether it took the photographer one shot or the entire roll to get that perfect image, if it took them a few frames or a whole roll you can see how they experimented with angles, framing, composition, etc… (I concede that there are instances where a contact sheet lies, even in this book there are examples of using contact sheets to tell a narrative, but broadly speaking the contact sheet is far more truthful than a single image). Mikhael Subotzky The entire Mallies family survive off Michelle's sex work and her father's disability grant. No matter what level of photographer you are, your age or your genre of photography, I would urge you to get this book .

As a side note, what has surprised me is how well these old negs have scanned, some (but obviously not all) look like they could have been taken yesterday - the glory of film! With the rise of digital photography, the contact sheet has, in many ways, been relegated an anachronism—a vestigial relic of the medium’s past. The contact sheet shows a series of 5 or 6 photos on the same roll with the Teddy Boy at various stages of carrying out this action.I've seen other reviews mentioning that you will learn from this book and it will improve your photography, but what you will not learn is anything about equipment used or exposure settings and the like. Getting to handle and see amazing work up close and personal as well as being given the opportunity to look through the viewfinder after he composed a shot. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Despite other comments to the contrary, my copy arrived in perfect condition and it's only protection was a small amount of brown paper around the sides and top. This is the compact edition of the definitive volume on how iconic images by Magnum photographers are made.



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