This is one stunning book. Through the foreword with the Dalai Lama and the poetry, you come to page after page just full images from two trips the photographer made to Tibet. (captions are in the back) Such an emotional place already I am impressed how the photographs portray the culture with a tinge of melancholy in both muted and saturated color. Beautiful. Money well spent on this collectable piece. For anyone who loves documentary and travel photography, and people who love or are interested in daily life in Tibet. Marissa Roth's other work is also amazing.
This book really allows you to let your imagination hold hands with these A list photographers as they each eloquently describe a photograph not taken. Simply being out of film, not knowing how to get into the action, respecting a subject's privacy or their own, every essay is a little gem and an insight to the realities and practicalities of this art. Sylvia Plachy's words haunt me: "Diane Arbus would have done it."
*I think this is the best pro review so far of the book [...] You can't even believe how many top photos are in this book, then you realize there's also all the stories behind them. Baron Wolman clearly recalls many adventures. My faves include when Pete Townshend suggested he and Baron go visit Mick Jagger on the set of Performance, just for a laugh; and Janis Joplin performing a personal concert for Baron in his studio; he's at Newport Jazz Festival when they're landing on the moon and recalls a moving little moment with his friend Jim Marshall. Also he talks about how Rolling Stone magazine even got started. Amazing photos, and compelling stories. Baron shot so many of the hottest acts in the late 60s and early 70s there's something in the book for everyone I reckon.