Over the Christmas break I bought a new book “Masters of Landscape Photography”. I would love to say I was featured, but alas I have been overlooked once more. Ordinarily I wouldn’t have bothered with a book such as this, but Amazon was offering a heavy discount. I took a chance and I think I have been well rewarded.
The book covers sixteen photographers, so you only see a small sample of work by each. The images that are presented though are very good. Someone has put a lot of effort into selecting a diverse range of interesting and beautiful work. Yes, there are a few of the usual names (at least for those of us in the UK) but there are others who are less well known.
One of the photographers you should probably look up if you don’t know him is Marc Adamus. Whilst I wasn’t familiar with his name, I have seen his work in galleries and his images are simply stunning. They may be a little too far from traditional landscapes for some readers, but you can’t deny they’re impressive.
I have added a short book review to Lenscraft covering this title. I’m quite impressed.
19 thoughts on “Masters of Landscape Photography”
http://www.marcadamus.com/gallery/favorites/ – yes I see what you mean! Not quite normal landscapes are they!
a really nice image with good use of an unusual foreground feature.
Thank you so much for the links, great work!
Beautiful photo and thanks for the links.
love to see the original shots that Marc Adamus took before the very heavy processing. Undoubtedly very skilled but to me they look like artificial worlds created in a programme like Bryce for a film.
Yes, they are more photo art than photographs. I guess that’s what appeals to me. I know its not for everyone though.
I’ve loved the Dovestones area since I started climbing there in the mid 60s. You’ve captured that view wonderfully. That’s Chew Valley road in the distance, isn’t it?
Spot on. It’s a great area and even better once you’re on top of the crags.
Lovely photo,Robin! Also, thanks for the link to the book. It looks very interesting so will be ordering it when I get back from holiday
Thanks Roy. Hope you enjoy the book.
Sometime ago, I have already seen his images in the net. Thanks for this reminder. I read his essay on outdoor photography. I am not sure if it was somewhere else or in his blog (if he had one then). Anyway, I miss it 😉.
Yes, shame he doesn’t write more. All I could find was an article called “Why I don’t Blog” (I understand his reasons though).
Yes, this is a good book. Maybe I want to buy it.
It’s a good book and one I keep finding myself flicking through when I have five minutes. There are also some nice images on your site when I had a look.
Thanks for sharing this. Very useful to find a review of this book
Thank you. I’m pleased it was helpful to you.