In a recent interview with DIYP, Sean Tucker presented you his new book The Meaning in the Making. We talked about the book and various challenges, secrets, and anecdotes about writing it. Naturally, I read the book before the interview, and it was one of the best things I did for myself lately. So, I figured – it’s time to write my first book review that isn’t a bunch of scribbles on Goodreads. Sean shared his thoughts as the author, and I also wanted to share mine as a reader, hoping to show you another look at it.
If you have followed the work of Sean Tucker, you probably know that he has published a book. It’s titled The Meaning in the Making and it speaks about much more than the mere technicalities of photography. It’s about our human need to create, about its beauty, complexity, and challenges, and about how we can make the absolute best out of it.
I was happy to get my hands onto a copy of the book, and then honored to speak with the author himself about it. In an interview with DIYP, Sean shared some details about writing the book, the challenges he faced, and some interesting details and anecdotes.
Hip hop icons Wu Tang Clan have announced a limited-edition photo book with a pretty unusual concept. Other than being “the biggest and rarest book in the history of Hip Hop,” it’s being delivered inside of a 400-pound (~200kg) sculpture.
Photographer David Paul Larson recently came under fire after a chat with a model who asked him not to publish her nude photo. It’s a very tricky case, where the photographer has all the legal right to use the image. But after he ignored the model’s plea not to include her image, the community reacted fiercely.
Bringing photography together with other arts or sciences can produce magnificent results. So, what happens when you bring together photography and math? Michael Goldrei decided to try it out and he ended up with a unique photo book shaped like a Möbius strip, a one-sided mathematical surface. You can start reading it from any point you like and end anywhere you like, and it looks very trippy.
Other than being fantastic in front of the camera, actor Jeff Bridges is also fantastic behind it. He has been into photography ever since high school, and his work includes lots of BTS photos from film sets. In his latest book Jeff Bridges: Pictures Volume Two, he has once again brought together his photos of Hollywood in-between takes.
How does it make you feel when someone mentions I Spy books? They were introduced in 1992, and there’s a good chance that either you or your kids read them. But did you know how all those images in the books were created? In this video, Insider introduces Walter Wick, the photographer and photo illustrator behind I Spy books. He will take you behind the scenes and tell you just what it took to create photos for the books you (or your little ones) loved so much.
To celebrate the glorious beauty of our home planet, NASA has published a new photo book. Appropriately titled Earth, it contains hundreds of gorgeous aerial images of the Blue Planet. You can download a version for any eBook reader, there’s also an interactive online version – and they’re all completely free.
DIYP friend, photographer Don Giannatti, has just published a new book – What I’ve Learned So Far: Four Decades in Photography. He kindly shared a chapter with DIYP readers, and you can read it below. But wait! You can also download the book for free on Amazon for the next two days. In the meantime, enjoy the excerpt Don has shared with you below.
In 2014, photographer Lawrence Schwartzwald sent 49 prints to German publisher Steidl, hoping to publish them as a book. When he requested the return of his prints, it turned out that the publisher had lost them. After extensive litigation, a German court has still ordered Steidl to return the prints to the photographer.