There are so many of us who are enamored by travel but seldom are able to do this to the extent that we’d like. Yet, there are so many amazing places for us to explore and learn about. In Photographs From the Edge, Art Wolfe with Rob Sheppard share a beautiful and extensive photographic line-up. Through these stunning photos, the viewer is given a glimpse into parts of the world they wouldn’t normally get the pleasure of observing. I especially enjoy the variety of photographs that are included. Instead of sticking to one specific topic such as animals or landscapes, the photographer displays for us a broad variety of photos for our viewing pleasure that were taken throughout the 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s. These photos include people from all over the world, exotic and familiar animals, landscapes, and culture.
This book is much more than a pretty book to simply decorate ones coffee table with. The photos are accompanied by the technical information such as shutter speed, film, and camera type, as well as the story behind the photo. While the pictures are quite beautiful, I really appreciated the stories that the author shared. We only see the end product printed on a page without thinking about the lengths that the photographer went through to take that photo.
This book is wonder and inspiring for anyone but especially for the aspiring photographer. It is a reminder to go out, explore, and not afraid to get your hands dirty for that one spectacular, once in a lifetime view.
FTC disclaimer: I received this book from Blogging for Books for this honest review.