a summer’s day
i’ve been daydreaming about summer lately … have you?
today, i wanted to show you some photographs from one of my favorite photographers, joel meyerowitz. these are compiled in his book, “a summer’s day,” which i picked up at a used bookstore years ago. i think i have flipped through this book hundreds of times. it’s a constant source of inspiration for me. meyerowitz was using color photography during a time when it was considered almost “unserious.”
but aside from a technical standpoint, what i like most about meyerowitz’s photos is his unbelievable ability to convey a sense of place, people, and time. for me, the most powerful photographs are those that evoke a sense of place or an aesthetic. i try very hard to do this in my photos, but meyerowitz is a master.
as you can see, i wish i could show you every single page in this book. it’s just brilliant. you can look for this and other meyerowitz books in used bookstores, your library, or online (i don’t think his older books are in print anymore). i think you will like what you see.
meet you here tomorrow for some friday flickr favorites! have a great day.