Lorenzo Dominguez Stephanie Staal
- Title: 25 Lessons I Have Learned (About Photography): The Art of Living
- Author: Lorenzo Dominguez Stephanie Staal
- ISBN: null
- Page: 173
- Format: Kindle Edition
In his best selling book, Lorenzo describes how the deceptively simple rules of photography can also be applied to the art of living Inspirational and poetic, this book will not only spark readers creative energies, but also reawaken your passion for life.In 2005, as a husband, father, and corporate employee Lorenzo s life revolved around home, work, and his daily commIn his best selling book, Lorenzo describes how the deceptively simple rules of photography can also be applied to the art of living Inspirational and poetic, this book will not only spark readers creative energies, but also reawaken your passion for life.In 2005, as a husband, father, and corporate employee Lorenzo s life revolved around home, work, and his daily commute from the suburbs to the city.Then, one day, he found himself staying at the Little Church in midtown Manhattan in the wake of a marital separation Living in virtual isolation for three months, he had a rare chance to re examine his life.Quite unexpectedly, he found himself wandering around the city to take photographs, a passion he had let slide in the years of pursuing a career and starting a family During his nightly sojourns through the streets of New York City, he was reminded of some important life lessons lessons too easily forgotten in the blur of everyday existence 25 Lessons has been the 1 best selling photo essay on for 2010 and 2011 Printed paperback and hard cover versions with photos are also available here on AISE FOR LORENZO AND 25 LESSONS In many of my conversations on great photographers, I frequently mention Lorenzo s work His sequential photographs are nothing less that a visual urban poem It has been my pleasure to watch Lorenzo s rapid growth as a leading photographer of our time Jim Van Meter, Rochester, NY, USA Lorenzo is a master His body of work is some of the very best online and may very well be some of the best being done in the medium today His street work follows in the tradition of Paul Strand, Cartier Bresson, Garry Winogrand and Larry Friedlander Lorenzo s 25 Lessons are as seminal as Ansel s dissertation on the zone system I found them to be reenergizing, perceptive and extremely useful I have been touched by his story, his writings and by his work I can t imagine anyone not being so Barry Shapiro, Los Angeles, CA, USA Lorenzo has a passion for life, photography and writing He is a linguistic genius, a storyteller through words and pictures He captures with his camera the world as he sees it, its feelings, love, beauty and all it has to offer Brenda George, Adelaide, AustraliaABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER, AUTHOR JOURNALISTLorenzo is a best selling author, a writer and an award winning street photographer.He has written numerous books, interviews and articles about fine art and photography for En Foco, Nueva Luz, Rain Tiger and the Examiner Throughout most of 2010, his book, 25 Lessons I ve Learned about photography Life has been the 1 Best Selling Photo Essay and Artist Photography Biography on Paul Giguere, guru for the popular podcast thoughts on photography, considers 25 Lessons one of the classic essays on photography In October of 2010, he served as the NYC photography adviser for the recently launched Microsoft foursquare photography app In 2008, he was chosen to be the HP Be Brilliant Featured Artist.Since taking up digital photography in 2005, his photography has been featured in fotoMAGAZIN, Germany s premier photo magazine, and his photos have been cited, posted and published by over 350 other blogs, websites, and print publications He has been called an Internet photography sensation by Time Out New York and is considered a Flickr star by Rob Walker, Consumed columnist, for New York Times Magazine.His work is represented worldwide by Getty Images.
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Where you are makes a difference to what you see. New York photographer Lorenzo Dominguez found himself in a difficult position when his marriage failed. He, like many others, had painted himself into a corner by accepting the values of others: the usual, wife, children, house in suburbia, mortgage, corporate job, respectability, doing the right thing. Everything was right. Everything was false.Lorenzo needed to thank his wife. She had broken up his family, leaving him desperate and grieving. So [...]
Photographer Lorenzo Dominguez has the uncanny ability to find beauty in his surroundings. Also gifted in the use of words, his book, 25 Lessons I've Learned (about photography), (blurb) is much more than the typical tech manual on photography. It's more like a roadmap for using your heart, soul and senses to capture images through the lens of a camera.When a change in life events had him soul searching, Lorenzo took to the streets of New York with his camera, photographing every night using his [...]
A big part of building a personal blog is having a platform to improve my writing abilities. With that in mind, I had high hopes for 25 Lessons I’ve Learned about (Photography) Life by Lorenzo DomÍnguez as a tool to learn about writing on my favorite subject as I tossed it into my cart. Upon completing the book, I can safely say that the book did teach me a fair amount about writing on photography. Unfortunately, almost every lesson was an example of what not to do. I got a nagging feeling t [...]
I got this book as a birthday gift from a friend who jokingly challenged me afterwards that I should make my own version after reading it. The book is about Lorenzo Dominguez’ journey in (re)discovering his artistic side while having emotional battles. He just separated from his wife and their two sons were left under her care. But instead of succumbing to depression and loneliness, he made his camera his constant companion and went to discover the neighborhood. And as they say, the rest is hi [...]
In the spring of 2005, writes Lorenzo Dominguez, he and his wife became separated, and he found himself looking for a roof to put over his head. He eventually found a small room in a Manhattan church sanctuary, and while living there, going through the introspection that most of us do when going through traumatic events in our lives, he took up photography. His hobby soon became much more than just a hobby. Photography was in itself the vehicle of his life introspection. Through images taken thr [...]
If this would have ended at about 20 chapters in, it would have been far better. Like this, it just feels dragged on unnecessarily. Some nice points though, such as:"The way you choose to see the world — and life — is ultimately how the world and life will be for you.""People like people who like themselves." "By playing other people’s games you’re playing by other people’s rules. If you have to play a game, play it with yourself—constantly set new goals for yourself and once you ach [...]
I found this an enjoyable quick read about Lorenzo's discovery of photography and himself as he struggles through a separation from his wife and handles being away from his two boys. I enjoyed this book, not so much for his philosophy (I disagree with the "my happiness comes first" philosophy.) but more for how he sees creatively and some of his late night adventures. There were also some nuggets around enhancing your creativity to be gleaned as well. I was disappointed that the Kindle Version o [...]
Enjoyed it - not so much about photography as taking life as it comes - but that was good too. I also love to photograph things, people, places and find that it is a completely different experience looking through the lens than just with the naked eye so I loved reading about the author's journey. He certainly "worked" at it with long evening outings - amazing!
I really did enjoy this book.I like the way the author mix life and photography getting an excellent outcome at the end of each chapter.It is true, if you are a photographer you will feel like sometines this pages are talking directly to you.I do recommend this book.
just stared this book ! and its lame :(
Short book with logical yet ever helpful life lessons and a few tips about the novice photographerI highly recommend it
love it, getting ready to re read it again
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