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Gregory Heisler 50 Portraits: From My Bookshelf

As I continue with the From My Bookshelf series I picked up the Gregory Heisler 50 Portraits Book.

WOW, he has captured 50 unbelievable portraits and much much more. Many photo books just show you the pictures but this one gives you everything you need to know to know how the image was made.

You have the personal behind the scenes stories right from the photographer that draw you into the images. Beyond that you find out how the photo was made, as a photographer knowing this information is invaluable.

If there is someone to look up to in portrait photography it is defilingly Gregory Heisler. CLick Here to check out this book on amazon.

Description from Amazon:

In this first-ever showcase of his work, Gregory Heisler, one of professional photography’s most respected practitioners, shares 50 iconic portraits of celebrities, athletes, and world leaders, along with fascinating, thoughtful, often humorous stories about how the images were made. From his famously controversial portrait of President George H.W. Bush (which led to the revocation of Heisler’s White House clearance) to his evocative post-9/11 Time magazine cover of Rudolph Giuliani, to stunning portraits of Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Hillary Clinton, Michael Phelps, Muhammad Ali, and many more, Heisler reveals the creative and technical processes that led to each frame. For Heisler’s fans and all lovers of photography, Gregory Heisler: 50 Portraits offers not only a gorgeous collection of both black-and-white and color portraits, but an engrossing look at the rarely seen art of a master photographer at work. With a foreword by New York City mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.