Books and magazines

Caught in the maelstrom of technology, we often forget that photography is not only about the latest camera or the sharpest lens or image, but also about the inspiration of the artist and the unique use of these tools of the trade to create an image that is memorable.

It was a rather abrupt but welcomed reminder today, as I picked up a copy of the French Photo magazine at a local bookstore. No articles about photographic equipment, technique or rules of composition. Pages after pages of photographic ART, showcasing some of today’s most respected photographers as well as interviews with artists and curators of photo collections. Advertising was kept to a minimum – none of it breaking the main content of the magazine (quite unusual for those of us accustomed with US and British magazines). If you read French and value photography as an art, this is a magazine I highly recommend. PHOTO magazine website


December issue of the French PHOTO magazine. On the cover: Lou Doillon, photographed by Karl Lagerfeld.