Because Ewen Bell provokes and inspires you to be better. And enjoy the art of photography even more. After a couple of decades of taking photos he’s clearly still passionate about the art‘n’craft, and is just as curious as when he gave away a lucrative career in medical research and eloped with his SLR film camera.
The photos in this new book – which he cryptically calls “ReImagine” – are somewhere between excellent and breathtaking. The intriguing chapter titles reveal a lot about the author, too. Everything from “Why Competitions Suck”, “Getting it Wrong”, “Experience Before Exposures”, “The Perfect Lens And Why It Doesn’t Exist”.
Do yourself a favour. Flash your credit card online and buy this book.
Photographer and Mentor
I own a large collection of photographically related volumes, but, I would not be without my copy of ReIMAGINE! Ewen’s imagery is so light-filled, luminous, dynamic and exuberant, so that every turn of the page is an absolute visual joy. What Ewen describes on each of the subjects he covers is perfectly and beautifully complemented with his remarkable photography. Ewen’s ReIMAGINE is written in a very accessible style and is especially well suited to all photographic and travel enthusiasts, no matter what level they currently have attained.
You don't have to get very deep into this book to work out what it's about, because of its emphasis on challenges for new perspectives. It formulates the case that there are so many great photos all around you, just waiting to be discovered, every time you travel and every time you really see the world, a world to be seen in a new light, and to be created by you.
If you are looking for some tangible and thoroughly different inspiration, a total re-think on the philosophy of taking images, or you crave some solid inspiration and a sparking of your own creativity, then this book is for you.
Fine Art Photographer
This book is the one to get if you’ve got a passion for the world at large. Ewen is a well travelled, experienced photographer who can tell you how to work with street scenes, people, food and landscape. Inside this book he is extremely gracious at sharing his many tips and techniques, golden nuggets that he has picked up over his photographic career. The book is also lavished with a hearty dose of ethics: Ewen knows that getting the picture is not just the only goal. The ultimate jewel for any travel photographer is to be an ambassador for the world - someone who can foster great friendships, experience genuine moments of joy and have a lot of fun along the way.
Fine Art Photographer
When is a 'how to' travel photography book not a 'how to' travel photography book?……. when it's Ewen Bell's ReImagine, which would not be out of place on anyone's coffee table. Beautiful production, beautiful design, with travel images of a style not well-traveled, and with text in a breezy conversationalist style that informs without preaching.
This is indeed a lovely book and well worth the investment for the discerning travel photographer looking for a book that both entertains and offers its advice in a highly readable format.
Were it a bottle of wine and I was James Halliday I would give it 95!