Review for Picturing Joy

Review for Picturing Joy

Picturing Joy: Stories of Connection George Lange, Photographs, Non-Fiction, Personal, Happiness, Boy with a cape jumping into the pool, non-fictionI received this book from Netgalley/the publisher in exchange of an honest review.

WOW, this was so fun and good to read! I wasn’t sure what to expect, just photographs or maybe a mix of text and photographs? But it was a fun personal read with photographs to accompany it. I do think I know George Lange, the name rings a bell, though I wouldn’t know one two three what from, I do read a lot, so maybe I saw his name somewhere, or maybe I saw one of his pieces in a place. Either way, thanks to this book I learned a lot about George Lange, about his photography journey, about how he makes his photographs, how he is with the people he works with. Plus, I loved how there was a good blend of celebrities and normal people. I wouldn’t mind a whole book with just celebrities, but unknown people are just a bit more interesting to read about.
I really hadn’t expected to have this much fun. Often with books featuring photography the text just isn’t my cup of tea. It is boring/doesn’t grab me, but this one? From the first sentence, boom, I needed to read more.

The photographs were a lot of fun and they indeed capture joy, connection, and more. A lot made me smile, some made me laugh.

All in all, I would recommend this book to all. I am very happy I discovered this book!

Star rating, 4 stars

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