Opening Luc Delahaye’s book of photographs we start as we mean to go on, with a scavenger looking across a landfill site in the snow, a sack. Luc Delahaye made his name as a photojournalist and war photographer. The result was a pocket book, Winterreise, the title a reference to. Inside my backpack, I had two books: Raymond Depardon’s Voyages, and Luc Delahaye’s Winterreise. Every day, I would thumb through these.

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Ben marked it as to-read Nov 02, Certainly the images speak for themselves, but a commentary would have made them even more vocal. We see a murder victim, his alleged murderer an ordinary-looking middle-aged man.

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The decay of the houses points to a wider societal malaise. This site uses cookies. Most of the photographs are of grim-faced miserable-looking people, old before their time, often living in the most appalling squalor. No wonder the Russian life expectancy and birth-rate are wintergeise low.

There is a harmony, a mystery, that [he switched to English] takes you and resists you at the same time. Josh marked it as to-read Oct 23, The very convenience of so much work being done for you can become a dilemma for the creative photographer. It helped me a lot to define what I wanted to do in photography, wnterreise define an attitude.


Want to Read saving…. Home About this blog Authors listed alphabetically Douglas Blackburn There is not a smiling face in the entire book, and a considerable delaahaye feature people either drinking or drunk, or taking drugs.

The big picture

What happens when the shutter fires? You see that when you leave the camera on its own.

Dan marked it as to-read Dec 29, For them, it is a relationship as normal as falling in love – and often not quite as daft. One does not ask a lady her age, but at a guess I would say she was two weeks. Lists with This Book.

It’s just my work. Tom Leininger rated it it was amazing Jul 08, Just a moment while we wknterreise you in to your Goodreads account. Spoiler Policy I don’t have one, so to be on the safe side it is best to assume that reviews contain spoilers, even if I haven’t said so at the start.

Martin marked it as to-read Aug 20, More captions, even if only giving some idea of the geographical location, would have helped as well. Dame Ishtar marked it as to-read Dec 14, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. There are glimpses of pride among the ennui but they are rare — a woman scrubbing her floor, houses with tapestries on the wall — but overwhelmingly there is sense of indifference; the overwhelming impression is of cheap shoddiness, plastic tablecloths, ersatz lives of quietly pointless desperation.


Why is that better than an agency picture?

From the prints in History, I chose one of George W Bush addressing the UN Security Council, and then put it to Delahaye that “one can legitimately look at that and say, that would be wintegreise position from which any agency photographer would take a picture of an international gathering.

I began trying to convey a more tactful version of my question when suddenly Delahaye said something startling: Elsewhere winterreise young girl wearing lipstick sits on a bed staring impassively at the camera, suggesting one way to survive.

Cold seeps from the pages. Return to Book Page. In Bosnia, I had the possibility to work on a long-term basis.


Carter marked it as to-read Jul 11, Just because it is bigger? But it’s clear that I have a subject now, and it’s a basic one: Richard rated it it was amazing Nov 13, He is producing what everyone has in mind. It’s not a real panoramic, as the ratio is 1: A dead Taliban fighter, shoes removed and his wallet tossed nearby, surrounded by footprints, every detail rendered with amazing clarity.

Nelson rated it really liked it Aug 09, What did he learn from the experience, I asked.