This highly original book explores the philosophy and working methods of one of the UK’s greatest landscape photographers. Over a four-year period, Joe Cornish and Eddie Ephraums - friend, collaborator and fellow landscape photographer - have created a unique record of Joe’s working approach in a variety of locations.
Each of these locations reflects a different aspect of the creative photographic process. Through conversations between the two, and Eddie’s revealing images of Joe at work, plus Joe’s own pictures from each location, we learn about the exploration of photographic ideas. The book also offers insights into the motivation and decision-making involved in landscape photography.
The genesis of A Photographer at Work coincided with the transition for both photographers from a traditional, exclusively film-based way of working to one that now embraces the use of digital compact cameras, digital SLRs and, most recently for Joe, a large format digital camera. The two authors explore the opportunities that each of these new tools has opened up. For example, Joe now uses a digital compact as a sketchbook and for exhibition-quality prints, while Eddie has employed one to make many of the photographs in the book.
With inspiring images and an absorbing conversational narrative, this book will appeal to everyone with an interest in photography and in the artist’s creative journey.