Damn Jeff, you did good. As many of you know, I’m not really a street photography person. I don’t seek out this kind of work, and most of what I see coming from this genre just simply isn’t that good. Especially the work getting the most amount of hype. However, this is a good book. Well thought out, well-edited and Mr. Larason knows how to make pictures on the street.
He sees light well. Yes, there are what I would call “expected” images in here but there is also a lot more. This book is the end result of thirty-five years of pounding the pavement. This was not a rush job looking for a few likes.
The images cover a range of humanity. Up very close to middle distance. Quick moving events and others that depict a sit and wait mentality. There is an additional message in the title and thought put into the meaning of what he is trying to convey. Jeff knows the context of where his work fits in. (I wish more photogs understood this.)
Jeff Larason can speak and write about his work as well. Another refreshing aspect. The letter that came with the book touched the bases of what I was hoping to learn. And finally, a list of credits at the back. Jeff did his homework. Some names I know and respect. If you are a collector of all things street you should have a look.