Saturday, May 9, 2009
These three books have inspired me as a photographer more than anything. The Gorman book challenges me to push the limits of "morality" and "decency," and reminds me to let my freak flag fly. Avedon is a constant reminder that one should bear in mind that despite the spectacle to be found in elaborate experimentation, simplicity is often more profound. As far as Haviv, there is a photo in this book of a parent preparing their infant son's body for burial. Blood and Honey is a photojournalists experience of the Balkan conflict and it is a reminder to be fearless.