The book is entitled The Unforgiving Guide to Photographing (or, How to Get to a Photograph that Matters).
It tells photographers the story of a photographer who was in his 50s when he decided to move to Paris to be with his wife, but then, like all good writers, he decided he needed to do more than just write a book about his own life.
He wanted to make photographs that mattered.
And in doing so, he was able to create a portrait that would inspire a generation of photographers to get out there and take on the world.
“I’ve been a photographer for 40 years, and this is my first book that’s really going to inspire a younger generation of people,” says Ben Hirsch, the author of The Unworthy, and the book’s co-author.
“There are so many great photographers who have already done great work, and now there are young people who are interested in photography who are going to have the same passion and want to make their mark.
It’s an opportunity to make the most of that.”
And if that’s not enough, the book is full of personal stories of photographers who say they were inspired by his stories.
The Unfathomable is the result of Hirsch’s long journey as a photographer, and he says he was inspired to write it by a young woman named Rachel Landon, who was a photographer herself in her 30s and was living in New York City.
“She told me she’d done a lot of research on how to write a personal book, and I just felt like I could go there and do it,” Hirsch says.
I’ve done everything I thought I’d need to do, and yet I’ve not been able to do anything about it.’ “
It was like, ‘Oh my God.
I’ve done everything I thought I’d need to do, and yet I’ve not been able to do anything about it.’
I was like: ‘What?
He is currently on a book tour for his book, The Unfair Advantage: Why I Became an Amateur Photographer and Why It Matters, and has a photo-making course he is teaching at the University of California, Santa Barbara. “
Hirsch is also an avid photographer himself.
He is currently on a book tour for his book, The Unfair Advantage: Why I Became an Amateur Photographer and Why It Matters, and has a photo-making course he is teaching at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
In other words, he’s a photographer. “
As a photographer I grew up in an environment where it was very difficult to be a professional, and then suddenly you’re going into a profession where it’s so easy to be an amateur and not do your homework,” he says.
In other words, he’s a photographer.
And so, after writing the first part of the book and doing his own research, he says, he knew he wanted to write another book.
“When I wrote The Unnecessary Photographer, I realized that I needed to be really creative in terms of the subject matter and the way I would present it,” he tells me.
“The reason I was writing this book is to be able to articulate my life to people who were younger than I was.
To them, it’s not just about the work I did.
It was about the life that I lived, and they’re going to want to know what I’m going through and what I did to make my photography the way that I did it.”
The Unthinkable A few years ago, Hinks says, his wife of 50 years told him she was going to take a vacation and that he should write a new book about her.
“That was kind of the beginning of the story,” Hinks recalls.
“So when I wrote the first book, I was just looking at my calendar and thinking, ‘I don’t have time to write anymore.
I’m not going to be around to write more.’
And I didn’t have enough time to do a lot, so I just had to get rid of the second book and focus on writing this one.”
The unspoken rule is to write about life as a photography student, and Hirsch did.
The book starts off with a snapshot of Hinks as a young photographer in New Hampshire.
“You’ll see my friends in the morning at the beach, in the sunset, sitting on the beach with their phones on their hips and smiling,” he writes.
“They’ve got a good time.”
And then he shares his own memories of the day, starting with the morning he walked into his first class of photographers, and ended with a photograph of a student taking photos in the hallway.
“What you see there is a snapshot from the year 2000,” he explains.
“We all started off with our first class in the school library, and it’s really neat to see how it was taken.
The first thing I do when I walk into a classroom is grab my camera and start taking pictures.”
Hirsch also shares a few stories about how the