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Jan 08 2014 09:19 AM


   jimread If you've arrived here as a result of the links I post in other forums Welcome :-)

Photography has dogged me since early childhood, my parents lending me the family Brownie and then using my grandfather’s magnifying glass to see the 'enprints'. In my teens my uncle gave me a pair of Envoy enlargers, that set me off doing my own prints.

Later in life I went down the exhibition route and had 14 of them in the space of about 12 years. I helped a mate who was a C&G tutor, I did the printing and showed others how to, eventually I did a couple of modules as well.

Photographic books

Or books of photographs rather than the boring how to* full of bland images. I find it very difficult to walk past a second hand bookshop, you just never know. Occasionally a general bookshop will have a monograph by a well known photographer and have no idea of its value. Value that is in terms of its content rather than monetary though they are often bargains.

Lots of these monographs are expressions of the photographers personal work made over a long period and just by looking it's possible to see the lifetime themes that interested them. I find their images and for some their words as well inspiring, thoughtful and a world away from the photography one sees generally. I have learned more about image making from looking at these books than anything else and they are always there waiting to be opened.

*With the exception of John Blakemore's Black and White Photography Workshop, aimed at the silver gelatin printer and full of the most wonderful images, now remaindered at a ridiculous price.
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