Last Updated on 02/16/2020 by Mark Beckenbach
Looking for the next photography book to inspire and educate you? Keep an eye out for the new “Masters of Photography” series of how-to books that will kick off with Joel Meyerowitz.
Attention, photobook collectors! A new series of ”Masters of Photography” books is set to provide a new approach to instructional volumes. Each volume focuses on the work of a key photographer who shares everything about how they take photos. The series kicks off with Joel Meyerowitz: How I Make Photographs, a great learning opportunity for anyone who has ever wanted to learn from master portrait and street photographer Joel Meyerowitz.
Published by Laurence King, the new series will feature ideas, bite-sized lessons, experiences, tech tips and best shots from one of the world’s best photographers. For the first installment, Meyerowitz imparts some essentials like taking a camera to the streets, how to set your subjects at ease, and finding a lens that fits your personality. He also covers some topics that will inspire creativity in photographers of all levels, like watching the world with a sense of possibility and the importance of being playful. Of course, the book comes with 95 illustrations of Meyerowitz’s most influential work.
Joel Meyerowitz, for the uninitiated, is recognized as one of the most important street photographers of his generation. The award-winning photographer began shooting spontaneous color photos of the streets of New York in 1962, joined by fellow photographer friends like Tony Ray-Jones and Garry Winogrand. He is deemed as a pioneer of color photography, instrumental in changing the insights on the craft during the 1970s.
Masters of Photography, meanwhile, aims to bring together the world’s greatest master photographers to be our guides, not through technical courses but intimate one-to-one masterclasses. If you’re looking for a primer to these classes, the “Masters of Photography” books will do just that for you.
Joel Meyerowitz: How I Make Photographs will be available for $14.99 starting May 5th. Visit Click here for more information.