Monday, November 28, 2016

Book Review: Hasselblad Masters: Volume 5: Inspire

Sometimes collections of books are really the way to go! I have a few books that have been published in volumes, either on interior design, or architecture, or photography. They make for wonderful coffee table presentation, and they allow you to have a catalog of inspiration page by page, book by book! That is certainly the case with the Hasselblad Masters volumes, including the newest, Hasselblad Masters: Vol. 5: Inspire published by teNeues.

For those of you who don't know, Hasselblad is the leading medium format camera manufacturer. Their lenses are handmade in Sweden, but it was a Hasselblad lense that captured the first US moon landing. Having always stood for technical excellence, creative vision, and a love for photography they have created the world's most prestigious professional photography competition: Hasselblad Masters.

The winners of the contest (10 of the more than 4,000 applicants) then are given the task of shooting photos for the book, in line with the theme, Inspire. The books have photos of all sorts of categories: architecture, fashion, portraits, street photography, and macro. 

The photos are always beautiful, of great quality, and showcase the remarkable visions of both brilliant amateur photographers and those master photographers with a life of photos behind them. Truly a remarkable art book, perfect for the avid photographer in your life, or someone who just appreciates lovely imagery. Take a closer look, and pick up your copy via the amazon link below: 

And if you're interested in taking a look at the earlier volumes of Hasselblad Masters, here they are: 

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