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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

PHOTOJOURNALIST: The Life Story of Ara Guler -- 2


MUST-HAVE BOOK CHRONICLING COLORFUL LIFE OF THE
WORLD’S GREATEST LIVING STREET PHOTOGRAPHER

The book is like the transcribed notes of an entire winter's worth of fireside chats with a compelling, humble and driven master photographer. It's not about technique and kind of camera/lens/lighting. Just like it drives the beauty in his captured images, it is Guler's personality that drives the narrative.

It appears he was not all that keen about spilling his guts, so high praise is owed to Tavlas for coaxing and endless amount of anecdotes about Guler's exploits...through the back streets of Istanbul, through the small towns of Turkey, through national photo assignments and even through celebrity interviews that at first seem out of place for the down to earth intrepid Guler -- whose best work is always in black and white and done with film.

Who would have guessed that man best-loved for pictures of dockworkers, everyday Turks, blue collar tradesman and even peasants -- would have fun hobnobbing and interviewing A-list celebs and Cannes and other festivals. Guler's sharing of tales of what oddballs he had to suffer through to get portraits of Salvador Dali are worth the price of the book alone.


http://photojournalistaraguler.com/



https://www.amazon.com/Photojournalist-Life-Story-Ara-Guler/dp/1543129447/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1502048568&sr=8-3

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