Photographs From The Edge: A Breathtaking Reminder

I tried getting into photography about 5 years ago but it seems getting the right composition and perspective is something I need to work on. I conceded to the fact that I can’t always be successful in every endeavor, specifically photography. I haven’t completely given up so to speak and I admit my interest is in dire need of resuscitation, but Photographs From The Edge by Art Wolfe with Rob Sheppard is definitely awakening my dormant interest.

Photography aside, one of my passions in life is traveling and since I am in no position to be doing that at the moment, the only place I can travel to exotic places is in my mind through images, though obviously deprived of the actual experience, learning and reading about new places and things never gets old. This photo journal book is complete with breathtaking pictures of places one would put in their bucket list from all corners of the world.

The photo journal spans from the 1980’s all the way to 2015 with over 100 pictures arranged in chronological order of indigenous people, places and things ranging from portraits to nature photography. Each photo also has an introduction on the subject and a photography tip to achieve the shot, succinct but quite insightful. It also has details on the equipment being used – the exact make of the camera, lens and ISO settings.

I am partial to the photos that look like paintings.

An absolute must for the global trekker and those with wanderlust, an insatiable urge to experience the beauty, tranquility and majesty of this beautiful planet God has created and would make a great gift for the aspiring photographer. Looking at the pictures only deepen my admiration for the ingenuity of all creation and Kudos to the photographer for capturing such striking images which you can take a sneak peek from the link I provided above through the ‘Look inside’ feature.

With everything that is happening on the same planet, this book is a great reminder that apart from all the chaos, beauty still abounds in the remotest regions undefiled by modernization, preserved in awe-inspiring perfection. I’m thrilled to have this in my bookshelf.

[This is my unadulterated review for a complimentary copy of the aforementioned book which I received from Blogging for Books ]