- Publisher: Diane Pub Co; Reprint edition (Jan. 1 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0756753120
- ISBN-13: 978-0756753122
- Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 0.6 x 26.7 cm
- Shipping Weight: 544 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
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From Library Journal
Meyerowitz is best known as a photographer with brilliant control of color. That skill and his inspired compositions have made him one of our most important contemporary photographers and one of this reviewer's favorites. But this collection of more than 60 portraits of people who are redheads is empty. Though his introductory essay is self-congratulatory regarding the project and its capturing of the way redheads look, Meyerowitz's book looks like an idea born in the euphoria of a sunny Cape Cod day, published because of the artist's high recognition. As a gift to your favorite redhead--fine. As a library acquisition--not recommended.
- David Bryant, Belleville P.L., N.J.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The one drawback to this collection of photographs is the fact the almost all of the models are facing the camera straight-on but the variety of facial expressions, outdoor settings, and hair styles makes up for what is lacking in composition diversity.
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I would think that more care would have been given to an undertaking thought of as a formal project than the resulting images, many of which are simply dull, unflattering, under exposed, or out of focus. How one can under expose subjects on the beach and miss focus when shooting stopped down in bright daylight conditions escapes me, but Meyerowitz manages to do that here in several instances.
It turns out that Meyerowitz is a more interesting writer than photographer, and his Preface is full of excellent prose and interesting insight on the subject of redheads. I quote:
"...how emotions are expressed and where they emanate from are mysteries. Do the eyes say it all as they grow thoughtful or fierce, warm or sparkling? Or does the forehead, lined like the palm of the hand with the tracery left by curiosity, anxiety, rage, or simple good humor? Or does the mouth? We all know what charms and deceits the mouth holds."
He's a compelling writer, but the images in this collection fail to match his skill with words or the eminent reputation he has gained as a street photographer.