Moment by Moment

Moment by Moment : Photographs by John Loengard

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As John Loengard writes in the preface to this monograph: `The truth is: a good photograph cannot be repeated. This may be why a photograph of a brief moment, an instant in time, can hold our interest forever.' And this volume, Moment by Moment , is an intriguing selection of a many moments in his over half-century long career. His subjects include movie stars, writers, politicians, artists and other photographers, as well as normal people engaged in a host of extraordinary activities - or, rather, typical activities rendered unforgettable, of enduring interest, by the photographer's vision. From a shimmering Marilyn Monroe to a brooding T. S. Eliot, from a now almost sinister silhouette of Bill Cosby to an iconic shot of the Beatles, from an Etonian to a boy in the streets of Manchester, as well as ranchers, sweepers, picknickers, and other photographers, Loengard's vision moves and delights us with his humanity and artistry.
Loengard enlarges our understanding and deepens our appreciation of his photographs with insightful commentaries on each of the pictures reproduced in the book.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 152 pages
  • 248 x 320 x 17.78mm | 1,390g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • With 133 photographs in duotone
  • 0500970777
  • 9780500970775

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Loengard's...subjects, whether famous or unknown, are treated with the same careful, thoughtful eye. 'A great photographer has the knack of putting a great picture in front of his camera, ' (Loengard once said). It's a mantra that's visible in this collection. The book is beautifully done...The design is excellent and complements the immediacy and strong presence of the photographs.--Philip Trager, photographer Loengard has a trained eye for the decisive moment. With material ranging from celebrities to marginalized citizens to his own family members, he takes a sweeping sojourn down memory lane, with striking juxtapositions.
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About John Loengard

John Loengard's distinguished career
in photography has largely been
in the context of his long association
with LIFE magazine. He is also
the founding picture editor
of People magazine. His books
include Pictures Under Discussion,
LIFE Faces, Classic LIFE Photographs,
LIFE Photographers: What They Saw,
The Great LIFE Photographers
and As I See It.
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