Visual Stories

Visual Stories – Behind the Lens of Vincent Laforet

Wow! My last blog post was written ages ago! I’m finally done with the examinations (last week) and just had my week-long break. Heading back to school tomorrow for Final Year Project. I’ve just finished the book shown above. It’s written by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Vincent Laforet.

With 13 chapters and more than hundreds of photographs, this book does not focus on the technical aspect of photography. Instead, Mr. Laforet shares the thought process behind each photograph. He also brings us through his stories at Pakistan‘s war zone, and also differentiating himself from other photographers at the Olympics.

The reality for any photographer is you are only as good as your last photograph.

The very last chapter, Never Make a Mediocre Image, contains one of the most valuable lessons from the book. It is a great book and I’ll recommend to any friends who enjoy photography.

While reading the book, it made me think seriously about photography: If I really want to improve my art and vision, I need to shoot more. I’m not taking enough photographs to improve myself. No excuses because photographer Chase Jarvis said:

The best camera is the one that’s with you.

Check out one of Vincent Laforet’s latest films – Mobius