Saturday, May 3, 2014

Life Classic Photographs

Book 21 of my 2014 Reading Challenge.

Life Classic Photographs: A Personal Interpretation by John Loengard

A collection of photographs published in Life between the years of 1936 - 1985, along with explanations of why the author chose them.

My Opinion
This book, published in 1988, was fascinating to page through.  Some of the people and events were famous, most were not, but all are historical gems.  
The descriptions of how laborious early photography was, especially concerning lighting, was very interesting and made them even more impressive.  

Quote from the Book
"Our Earth was quite colorful, pretty and delicate compared to the very rough, rugged, beat-up, even boring lunar surface.  We'd come 240,000 miles to see the moon, and it was the Earth that was really worth looking at." ~ William Anders, photographer of Earthrise, a photo of Earth from the moon's surface.

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