John Loengard, the renowned LIFE magazine photographer, sums up his career with this important monograph which includes many of his best and most iconic photographs. John Loengard’s distinguished career in photography has largely been in the context of his long association with LIFE magazine. He is also the founding picture editor of People magazine. His books include Pictures Under Discussion, LIFE Faces, Classic LIFE Photographs, LIFE Photographers: What They Saw, The Great LIFE Photographers and As I See It.
133 illustrations 32.0 x 25.0 cm 152pp hardback ISBN 978 0 500 970775 October £35.00
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As John Loengard writes in the preface to this monograph: ‘The truth is: a good photograph cannot be repeated. This may be why a photograph of a brief moment, an instant in time, can hold our interest forever.’ And this volume, Moment by Moment, is an intriguing selection of many moments in his over half-century long career. His subjects include movie stars, writers, politicians, artists and other photographers, as well as normal people engaged in a host of extraordinary activities – or, rather, typical activities rendered unforgettable, of enduring interest, by the photographer’s vision. Loengard enlarges our understanding and deepens our appreciation of his photographs with insightful commentaries on each of the pictures reproduced in the book. From a shimmering Marilyn Monroe to a brooding T. S. Eliot and an iconic shot of the Beatles, from an Etonian to a boy in the streets of Manchester, as well as ranchers, sweepers, picnickers and other photographers, Loengard’s vision moves and delights us with his humanity and artistry.