Watchmen: Portraits Hardcover – Feb 10 2009
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"I'm overwhelmed by the commitment, the passion, the palpable desire to do this right." - Watchmen artist Dave Gibbons, on visiting the set of the movie.
Praise for Watchmen:-
"Watchmen is peerless" -- Rolling Stone
"The greatest piece of popular fiction ever produced" -- Lost co-creator Damon Lindelhof
"A masterwork representing the apex of artistry" -- Entertainment Weekly
About the Author
Clay Enos is a rising star in portrait photography. Whether it’s his Streetstudio project, far-flung adventures, New York nightlife or celebrity portraits of Sting and Green Day, Enos brings many styles and unbridled enthusiasm to his subjects.
Top Customer Reviews
Large full page photos show detail in costumes, props, and make-up that you would never see in even a high-def version of the movie.
Did I say large photos? This book is MASSIVE. Seriously, of all the "coffee table" books I own, this is the first you could put legs on and actually use as a coffee table!
If you are not a Watchmen fan but happen to be into photography as a hobby or profession, this could be of special interest to you as well.
I might recommend the "Watchmen: Film Companion" and "Watchmen: Art of the Film" more for casual fans, but this book completes the set nicely.
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The full page portraits freeze the entire cast of the film from the prostitute to Rorschach and inbetween. When you see the film and notice a character you might like to see in more detail, this is the reference you need.
Surprisingly, the black and white imagery accentuates the nostalgaic nature of the film.
Photographs capture the soul, and Clay Enos has a mitful. May they treat him kindly.
Whether you are a fan of Watchmen or not, Clay's collection of portraits are a must have for fans of photography. I look forward to more books from this impressive artist!
Quick sidenote: Don't look through this book if you haven't read the graphic novel or watched the movie. There's actually some spoilers throughout, which when you see them are quite fantastic.
I got this book alone with Watchmen: The Art of the Film and Watchmen: The Film Companion on the same day a week before the film came out. I was tempted to look through them, peruse the pages and see what the film had in store. I held off with the latter 2, but I jumped into the Portraits book and devoured it, looking at each picture. What's cool about it is that they don't just showcase the stars of the film, but all the extras in the background and even the stunt doubles and stand ins for the various cast members.
If you love to see the making of a movie in any way imaginable, I suggest getting this film and the other 2 as soon as you can. A great coffee table book for all your friends to see.