Wednesday, October 8, 2014
MONTREAL: Street Photography by Debra Schoenberger (Review and Giveaway)
Published Aug 24, 2014
E-book, 64 pages
This is the first time I review a photography book. Although I'm the last one with a camera in hand whenever we are touring a place, I do appreciate art. When I was younger I drew a lot and was quite good at it. I love creativity in any form.
Having said all that, this book caught my attention for several reasons. I was born and still live in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, so I wanted to see how Debra would capture my city. Debra is a world traveler who skilfully captures the essence of the places she visits. I love looking at her photos on her website, so what about Montreal?
Debra's photos are both in black and white and in color. She has many snippets of places, people and things found on the streets of Montreal. They are almost like puzzle pieces, making you pause and wonder about them. She catches images at different angles, making use of shadow and motion. There are several photos looking through street windows, on the subway (metro, as we call it), of children and of dogs.
My favorite photos are the ones that capture the joy of children playing in the street, the ethnicity of my city and the quiet snow-filled streets.
Debra's photos are unusual and quirky. They are not your typical touristy pictures, making this a unique photography book.
View more photos from her world travels on her profile page at Your Shot National Geographic.
Note: This book is rated C = clean read.
To read more reviews, please visit Debra's book tour page on iRead Book Tours.
Debra Schoenberger (girl with camera)
"My dad always carried a camera under the seat of his car and was constantly taking pictures. I think that his example, together with pouring over National Geographic magazines as a child fuelled my curiosity for the world around me.
Although I worked in the field of photography for over 20 years, it wasn't until very recently in 2010 that I bought myself a secondhand professional camera and started experimenting with street photography. I shot over 50,000 images that first year and gradually began to improve.
Photographers I admire are Vivian Maier, Robert Frank, Steve McCurry and Edward Steichen to name but a few amongst the many incredibly talented people over the last century.
Street photography is my true passion. Having a slightly off-kilter sense of humour helps keep me looking for the unusual."
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