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Image Makers, Image Takers

The Essential Guide to Photography by Those in the Know

Anne-Celine Jaeger

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A hugely successful guide to the working practices of the world’s leading makers and takers of photography


Image Makers, Image Takers systematically examines what motivates and inspires today’s photographers and what makes them succeed. It reveals how some of the world's leading photographers, from the fields of art, documentary, fashion, advertising and portraiture, actually work, and explores what it is that picture editors, curators, agency directors and publishers look for when they choose an image.

In this new and expanded edition five new interviews have been added, including a chapter on web and digital that highlights the importance of blogging and online galleries, bringing the content right up to date. Through her intelligent and perceptive interviews and selection of over 240 images, journalist and critic Anne-Celine Jaeger delves into the working practice of famous photographers, unveiling the mysterious process of artistic creation involved in making and taking a photograph. Here is the background on how Mario Sorrenti was inspired to capture a naked Kate Moss draped over a sofa for the iconic Calvin Klein campaign, how Fabrice Dall’Anese came to do a photo shoot with George Clooney in a hotel bathroom and how Rineke Dijkstra gets the best from her subjects.

Once the images have been taken, or commissioned, how are the photographs then selected? How are the photographs chosen to be hung on the wall of The Photographers' Gallery in London? How does the picture editor of the New York Times Magazine decide which photographer should shoot the next fashion spread? How did Pascal Dangin start pioneering high-end photographic technology and go on to become a world-renowned retoucher?

From questions on what to look for in an image to views on cropping and the use of colour over black-and-white, the shapers and makers of taste provide a unique and indispensable account of their working methods.

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'Great … read Jaeger’s well-researched book and you’ll be a step nearer to understanding how some of the best photographers in the world go about their work'
Creative Review

'Excellent … an exceptional book and an invaluable resource'
Amateur Photographer

'The perfect inspiration for budding photographers who want to get ahead … essential'

'A must-read'

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Book Details

Format: Flexibound PLC with flaps (no jacket)

Edition Type: New and expanded edition

Size: 23.0 x 17.7 cm

Extent: 312 pp

Illustrations: 245

Publication date: 4 October 2010

ISBN: 9780500288924

Contents List

Introduction; Part I IMAGE MAKERS: Art: Thomas Demand, William Eggleston, Boris Mikhailov, Stephen Shore; Documentary: Mary Ellen Mark, Martin Parr, Eugene Richards, Sebastiao Salgado; Fashion and Advertising: David LaChapelle, David Sims, Mario Sorrenti, Ellen von Unwerth; Portraiture: Tina Barney, Anton Corbijn, Rineke Dijkstra, Rankin; Next Generation: Fabrice Dall’Anese (Portraiture), Charles Fréger (Portraiture), Naomi Harris (Documentary), Jehad Nga, Alec Soth (Art), Neil Stewart (Fashion and Advertising); Part 2 IMAGE TAKERS: Curators and Gallerists: Camilla Brown, Katherine Hinds, Dr Inka Graeve Ingelmann, Rudolf Kicken; Agency Directors, Editors and Publishers: Diane Dufour, Kathy Ryan, Gerhard Steidl, Dan Torres; Web and Digital: Tim Barber, Jörg Colberg, Pascal Dangin

About the Author

Anne-Celine Jaeger is a journalist and critic for major publications across Europe, including Wallpaper*, The Times and the Guardian.

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