I am an avid reader of most books to do with photography and I recently bought a new publication which thoroughly deserves a mention here.
"A Photographer at Work", is written by Eddie Ephraums and is a study of Landscape photographer, Joe Cornish. It provides a wonderful insight into the thoughts and methods of this world renowned artist .
The author follows Joe for four years, to a variety of different, breath taking, locations throughout the United Kingdom. He documents Joe's thoughts, observations and methods of taking pictures and gives the reader a fascinating look into equipment used and Joe's comments about composition, light and weather.
As I am predominantly a landscape photographer, I found the comments about light and weather conditions to be a real eye opener, Joe's thoughts on how he composes each image really made me think about my approach to landscape photography.
The book covers a wide range of equipment from Large Format cameras' to the more modest 35mm compact. The author provides the reader with some excellent images in his own right and the text is a decent size and is easily followed.
All in all I thoroughly enjoyed reading "A Photographer at Work" and though I completed it from cover to cover, it is one of those books that will be kept on the coffee table and dipped into from time to time, it is a real gem. I can thoroughly recommend this book for anyone with both a love of photography and of beautiful images of the British Isles.
"A Photographer at Work" by Eddie Ephraums
ISBN 978 1 902538 60 0