Tuesday 13 March 2018

Walk With Me by Debra Schoenberger + Giveaway

Walk With Me by Debra Schoenberger

One of my 2018 IndieAthon Reads
One of my 2018 Take Control of Your TBR Pile Challenge reads

Category: Adult non-fiction / Photography - 104 pages
Genre: Documentary / Street Photography / Travel
Publisher: Blurb
Release date: December 26, 2017

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How I got this book:
Received a review copy via iRead Book Tours

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Whenever I'm asked "which is the best camera?" I pretty much respond: "the one you have on you." In fact, most of the images in this book were taken with my cell phone simply because I always have it with me.

This is not only a book about street photography but a visual diary, or collection of quirky, unusual and sometimes just plain weird photos I've taken over the course of the last decade.

As a street photographer, I need to be an assiduous walker. My sneakers often take me to little known, hidden corners, seaweed strewn (and sometimes stinky) beaches and really cool back alleys of my rather small island city of Victoria, BC.

I've also included images of curiosities I've seen throughout my travels.
Everyone sees the world differently and this is my collection of the quirkiness that I call life.

Walk With Me was a very different book to my normal reads because, other than a short introduction, it consists entirely of photographs taken by Debra Schoenberger during her travels around the world. These aren't your usual glamorous 'encouraging tourism' images either. Schoenberger manages to spot the unusual in the everyday and has a great eye for colour. I love the page of red shoes photographs and the cat glaring from the blue chair. There are candid photographs of people sleeping and working, my favourite being a particularly striking shot of a man looking directly at us by way of his reflection. Other images allow us to view the selfie generation and even a pigeon apparently peering through a phone camera!

Schoenbergers photographs are selected from probably thousands taken during her travels and I think my only real criticism of Walk With Me is that I wanted to know where each one originated and, often, the stories behind them. Who was that man in the mirror? Where was the train going? As an art collection however, this is a lovely book to have. There is endless detail to return to in the photographs and several have elements to trigger memories of my own travels.

To read further reviews, please visit Debra Schoenberger's page on iRead Book Tours

About the Author / Photographer:

Debra Schoenberger aka #girlwithcamera

"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.

I am a documentary photographer and street photography is my passion. Some of my images have been chosen by National Geographic as editor's favourites and are on display in the National Geographic museum in Washington, DC. I also have an off-kilter sense of humour so I'm always looking for the unusual.

Connect with the author: Website ~ Facebook ~ Instagram ~ Pinterest

Other photo books you may want to add to your collection:

Montreal by Debra Schoenberger

To Be A Child by Debra Schoenberger

India by Debra Schoenberger

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Open Internationally. Ends March 31, 2018.
Win a $15 Amazon gift card. Five other winners will receive an ebook copy of Debra Schoenberger's latest photography book WALK WITH ME.

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  1. This sounds great :) I don't really travel myself, so photo books are even more interesting.

    1. This one has unusual views and subjects too. I don't think there was a songle 'touristy' photo so it gave a real insider's viewpoint

  2. wow these pics are AH-MAZING!

    I love this concept because last year when I was blogging from my family blog I used to walk around downtown Providence where I work taking photographs that showed the not so touristic part of the city but more "its soul" too bad I know nothing about photography and that made me lose motivation! :( I really miss those posts on that blog. "small town, big spirit" I was the category :)

    1. That sounds really cool. Maybe you should take it up again? Knowing about photography is so overrated!!

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