Karsh: Beyond the Camera

Karsh Beyond the Camera This book draws on interviews with the master photographer himself this is a fascinating volume repatriates some of Karsh s most iconic portraits with the stories behind him

  • Title: Karsh: Beyond the Camera
  • Author: David Travis
  • ISBN: 9781567924381
  • Page: 318
  • Format: Paperback
  • This book draws on interviews with the master photographer himself, this is a fascinating volume repatriates some of Karsh s most iconic portraits with the stories behind him.

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    1. As a photographer I love reading the words of the photographer about his photographs. One of the masters at work

    2. "Famously reticent about his work, this is a rare invitation to learn the stories behind Karsh's most famous meetings with great men and women, and of his aesthetic choices when met with the challenge of capturing them as they were."—Publishers Weekly

    3. This book attempts to look beyond the simple stories told about many of Karsh's most famous portraits. Because actual information from Karsh himself rarely goes beyond these simplified stories, much of the information is simply the thoughts of Mr. Travis. He does attempt to glean information from interviews by/with one of Karsh's principle assistants. Some of Travis' commentary I appreciated but other parts of it simply seemed to be conjecture. Overall it's a decent book with somewhat small but [...]

    4. Good book of photographs from Karsh. The comments on each portrait from the photographer are not necessarily revealing in terms of technique or rapport with the subject. Just anecdotes about the session. The commentary from Travis is helpful but a bit academic for my taste.

    5. The photos were sublime,Karsh's commentary was helpful and unegotistical.Travis's were somewhat helpful and seemed very egotistical.

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