Behind every great photograph is a story. For every noteworthy image there are many more images taken before and after ‘the moment’ that are often left unseen to anyone but the photographer himself.
Featuring an array of original contact sheets from more than forty international photographers The Contact Sheet allows in-depth insight into the subject matter and the photographic process, often revealing a deeper story that has not been told.
From William Claxton to William Wegman, the photographers in this collection range from well-known names to up-and-coming artists, making this an indispensable addition to the library of any serious lover of photography.
“Before the digital era, contact sheets preserved a photographer's thought process and were a graveyard for burying mistakes. The strips here reveal how and illustrious group - William Claxton, Nan Goldin, Dorothea Lange, Julius Schulman, William Wegman and others - went about their business. ... It's not always clear why the photographers chose one picture over another, which only adds to the value of this archival material.” - Wall Street Journal
“The Contact Sheet is an unprecedented glimpse into the photographer's craft, and a perfect gift for the photography lover.” - Amazon.com's Best Art Books of the Year