Joel Meyerowitz: How I Make Photographs
This ‘Masters of Photography’ is a new photo book series from Laurence King: a new approach to photography how-to.
Each volume is dedicated to the work of one key photographer who, through a series of bite-sized lessons and ideas, tells you everything you always wanted to know about their approach to taking photographs. From their influences, ideas, and experiences, to tech tips, and best shots.
Joel Meyerowitz: How I Make Photographs (which is currently available in the U.S. and goes on sale in the U.K. on September 3rd) is the first in a landmark new series of photography books where key photographers lead you through all you need to know to understand how they take their amazing shots.
The series begins with Joel Meyerowitz, who will teach you, among other essentials: how to use a camera to reclaim the streets as your own, why you need to watch the world always with a sense of possibility, how to set your subjects at ease, and the importance of being playful and of finding a lens that suits your personality. Illustrations of Meyerowitz’s seminal work are included throughout the book.
The next volume in the series will be written by Albert Watson (April 2021).
About the Author
Joel Meyerowitz (born in New York, 1938) is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in over 350 exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world.
Celebrated as a pioneer of color photography, he is a two-time Guggenheim Fellow, a recipient of both National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities awards and a recipient of The Royal Photographic Society’s Centenary Medal. He has published over 30 books.
He lives and works in New York and in Italy.