Street photographer, Debra Schoenberger aka “girl with camera” captures the more unusual side of Montreal in her foot travels around the city. The images portrayed in the book are from 2010 to 2014
View more photos from her world travels on her profile page at Your Shot National Geographic.
My dad always carried a camera under the seat of his car and was constantly taking pictures. I think that his example, together with pouring over National Geographic magazines as a child fuelled my curiosity for the world around me. Although I worked in the field of photography for over 20 years, it wasn’t until very recently in 2010 that I bought myself a secondhand professional camera and started experimenting with street photography. I shot over 50,000 images that first year and gradually began to improve.
Photographers I admire are Vivian Maier, Robert Frank, Steve McCurry and Edward Steichen to name but a few amongst the many incredibly talented people over the last century.
Street photography is my true passion. Having a slightly off-kilter sense of humour helps keep me looking for the unusual.”
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My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book was certainly different than most books I typically read. It is nothing but photos of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The pictures are certainly tasteful and out-of-the-ordinary. They are intriguing, but I am not an authority on photography. Others who are can speak on the professional aspects of the photos.
My only criticism of the book is that I wish there were some captions to accompany the pictures. I would like to know where some of them are taken or what is going on in the picture. I love photos, but for me, stories that accompany photos make the experience that much richer.
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.