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Book: Photographs not taken: A collection of photographers’ essays

Photographs not taken: A collection of photographers’ essays

By Will Steacy
Published in 2012 by Daylight
Rating: 4 / 5

Description:

Photographs Not Taken is a collection of photographers’ essays about failed attempts to make a picture. Editor Will Steacy asked each photographer to abandon the conventional tools needed to make a photograph-camera, lens, film-and instead make a photograph using words, to capture the image (and its attendant memories) that never made it through the lens. In each essay, the photograph has been stripped down to its barest and most primitive form: the idea behind it. This collection provides a unique and original interpretation of the experience of photographing, and allows the reader into a world rarely seen: the image making process itself.

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