I've just posted two new book reviews, the first fruits of my call for writers (see the "Write for Us" link in the right-hand column). They are:
Robert Doisneau by Jean-Claude Gautrand, reviewed by Bruce Robbins. Bruce is a reporter for two Scottish newspapers—The Courier and the Evening Telegraph, both Dundee-based. He's also been a photography nut for 30 years and has a blog which focuses on taking pictures with Pentax digital and film cameras. He lives in Carnoustie but is working on an escape route to the South of France.
Mastering Black and White Digital Photography by Michael Freeman, reviewed by Andrew Gibson. Andrew is a hobbyist photographer. You can learn more about him and his writing by visiting his blog, where he writes about travel photography among other things.
I'll have another couple of additional new reviews posted soon. Meanwhile, my thanks to Bruce and Andrew for these!
You can always access new reviews by clicking on the "Book Reviews" link at right.
Featured Comment by Andy Ilachinski: "Here is a scoop, that as far as I know has never been revealed before: in Doisneau's famous 1950 photograph 'Kiss by the Hotel de Ville' that graces the cover (but with the left hand side cut off), the man wearing the beret and standing in front of the light post, to the left of the couple kissing, is my dad! His name is Slava Ilachinski, and he passed away only a few years ago. Slava was a remarkable artist, and had a posthumous exhibit of his works in his boyhood town of Taganrog, Russia, last year. Here is what he looked like a few years before he died (with a sampling of his work)."