This creates a perfect pick up, put down summer book since there are so many subjects covered — 69 to be exact — that span only a few pages.Between the written essays are Tal’s beautiful photographic works of nature and landscapes.It is a book to gladden the heart of the young in spirit.
The editors used contemporary as well as lots of stock photography which, somewhat, reveals hasty production as some pictures "appear to have been included on the basis of what was available to the editors".
(1) The photographers that contributed to the collection were American and European and included Hajo Ortil, Karel Egermeier, Ermete Marzoni, Jos Le Doare, and others.
Here are boys - exuberant, irrepressible boys, boys in the flower of youth. In a superb collection of more than four-hundred hauntingly beautiful photographs, magnificently reproduced in deep-etched black-and-white and rich, lifelike color, this book evokes the vital spirit, the ephemeral magic, of the Golden Years of boyhood.
This book will appeal to every parent, educator, youth worker, or indeed to everyone who likes boys.
In this beautifully photographed book, Tal shares his thoughts and experiences as an artist who seeks to express more in his images than the mere appearance of the subject portrayed.
In a superb collection of more than four-hundred hauntingly beautiful photographs, magnificently reproduced in deep-etched black-and-white and rich, lifelike color, this book evokes the vital spirit, the ephemeral magic, of the Golden Years of boyhood.
I was first acquainted with Tal’s writing through his “Creative Thinking” essays published in Lens Work, to me the finest printed photography magazine available.
Instead of a single essay however, in “More Than a Rock” we get to see a constant stream of his thoughts as an artist working in photography.
If you need a break from the overly technical photography articles that seem to have taken over the Internet, look no further than “More Than a Rock: Essays on Art, Creativity, Photography, Nature, and Life” by Guy Tal.
This brilliant 256-page book is filled with topics that can both enlighten your artistic mind as well as challenge your views on the craft of photography, and I could not recommend it more.