In the post today I received Dan Winters much talked about book 'ROAD TO SEEING'. What a wonderful publication, it really is as good as they say. It has so much to say and I for one am very thankful for the effort. Cheers Dan. David Hobby from Strobist.com was the man who put me onto this grand publication and his words below I feel are a great way to be introduced the Book ...
I am at a loss for a quick way to describe Dan Winters' just-shipped book, Road to Seeing. That's because it defies nearly any category of photo book I have seen to date. It's nearly 700 pages long, and is far and away the deepest journey into the photographic process I have ever read. It includes technique, but in the context of the journey covered in this book technique is almost an afterthought. And appropriately so. Best way I can put it: Road to Seeing is not so much a book as it is a mentor-ship.
THE "WHY" PRECEDES THE "HOW." THIS, I BELIEVE, SHOULD BE THE GOAL OF ALL ART. pg. 439
Part of me wants to do the standard run-though of Road to Seeing, to give an idea of its breadth and depth. To talk about the huge number of images it contains—only about half of which were shot by Winters himself. About how it is a wonderfully detailed manual—a personal journal, even?—of one man's life path to becoming of on the greatest illustrative portraitists of his generation.
Words by David Hobby | Images Simon P M Johnson iPhone