Thursday, March 8, 2018

Walk With Me by Debra Schoenberger (Review, Author Interview & Giveaway!)

I am thrilled to once again feature photographer (and my long-time friend) Debra Schoenberger's fourth photography book. Check it out and enter to win a copy!

Book Details:

Book Title: Walk with Me by Debra Schoenberger
Category: Adult non-fiction / Photography - 104 pages
Genre: Documentary / Street Photography / Travel
Publisher: Blurb
Release date: December 26, 2017
Tour dates: March 5 to 23, 2018
Content Rating: G

Book Description:

Whenever I'm asked, "which is the best camera?" I pretty much respond: "the one you have on you." In fact, most of the images in this book were taken with my cell phone simply because I always have it with me.

This is not only a book about street photography but a visual diary, or collection of quirky, unusual and sometimes just plain weird photos I've taken over the course of the last decade.

As a street photographer, I need to be an assiduous walker. My sneakers often take me to little known, hidden corners, seaweed strewn (and sometimes stinky) beaches and really cool back alleys of my rather small island city of Victoria, BC.

I've also included images of curiosities I've seen throughout my travels.
Everyone sees the world differently and this is my collection of the quirkiness that I call life.

My Review:
Reviewed by Laura Fabiani

Walk With Me is blogger/photographer Debra Schoenberger's fourth photography book. With such a captivating title we are invited to see street photography through Schoenberger's lens, capturing scenes and objects to which most of us might not pay more than a cursory glance. Once again, I found Schoenberger's photography to be unique and sometimes quirky.

I loved her pics of flowers, nature, architectural structures and lone figures perched up within a building's window or balcony. Her black and white pics are poignant. I also recognized street pics of my city Montreal. She includes pics of her worldwide travels, among them India. Some of the pics were hard to figure out, almost like a puzzle and they intrigued me, like the close up of a reflection of a building through the water of a puddle.

Debra has an affinity for shoes, bikes, subway stations and barber shops that come through in her photography. She catches images at different angles, making use of shadow, reflections, and motion. Once again, her signature style is evident in this fourth photography book. If you like street photography that is real and true to life, look into Debra Schoenberger's work.

Here are my reviews of Debra Schoenberger's other photography books:

To Be a Child

To read reviews, please visit Debra Schoenberger's page on iRead Book Tours.

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My Interview with Debra Schoenberger:

LCR: Welcome to Library of Clean Reads, Debra! Which of the 4 photography books you've published is your favorite and why?
DS: That's a tough one. It's like asking which child you like better. I think that my favorite was INDIA because there was so much raw emotion in the book. It also allowed me to be very creative with the photo layouts as well

LCR: INDIA was my favorite too! I noticed in WALK WITH ME, you group pictures together. Is there a theme to those groupings or is it just for organizational and formatting purposes?

DS: For the most part they were grouped by weight, color or balance but there are a few pages where the photos are placed together for a reason - for continuity or by theme.

LCR: What would you say your photography style would be?

DS: Real. I prefer my photos to be as true to life as possible. When I used my phone pics, I would often use an app just for fun to see how artistic I could be.

LCR: Which photographers do you admire and why?

DS: If you ever have the opportunity to review my Pinterest boards, there are about 70 photographers from different eras and parts of the world that I really admire. Each photographer has his or her unique style and I love to look through their work. A few names:
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Alfred Eisenstaedt, Wayne F. Miller, Ara G├╝ler, Elliott Erwitt, Vivian Maier, and Peter Turnley

LCR: Are you working or another photography project or book?

DS: I would love to do a book about the forest or landscapes. Or maybe even a photo book about books. It often takes years to gather enough images for a book so it may be a while. 

LCR: Oh, I especially like the idea of a photography book about books! If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why?

DS: With my camera? I would definitely have loved to have travelled with the Group of Seven. They were a group of Canadian landscape painters in the 1920s who painted Canadian landscapes in a way that had never been done before. They were revolutionary in changing the way we appreciate art today.

LCR: Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my questions.

About the Author / Photographer:

Debra Schoenberger aka #girlwithcamera

"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.

I am a documentary photographer and street photography is my passion. Some of my images have been chosen by National Geographic as editor's favourites and are on display in the National Geographic museum in Washington, DC. I also have an off-kilter sense of humour so I'm always looking for the unusual.

Connect with the author: Website ~ Facebook ~ Instagram ~ Pinterest

Other photo books you may want to add to your collection:

Montreal by Debra Schoenberger

To Be A Child by Debra Schoenberger

India by Debra Schoenberger

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  1. Thanks for this wonderful feature and giveaway. Debra is very talented and creative. I enjoy learning about her books.

  2. A great post thank you and an interesting interview.

  3. This sounds fantastic and her photography looks amazing. My son and I always bring our cameras along when we are out on day trips, it's a little passion we share.
    Enjoy your weekend!

  4. Wow these look fantastic. I love the India book.

  5. The book sounds like a fabulous visual treat.


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