Book Review: Shadows Of The City – Tatum Roberts.

Posted: February 20, 2014 in Uncategorized
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The book includes only photographs which are all full page black and white images of London. All the photos seem very close up and an invasion of the passers by personal space. All the images have a nice consistent border, all photos are taken from the same perspective, a passer by in the city of London, beside two that are taken from a birds eye view. The neither represent the good or bad, it simply shows an average working persons journey to work. The photograph at the front shows sadness while the photograph at the back shows happiness and purity. I personally believe this proves you don’t have to look or be a certain way to call London home. All the images show seem to be naturel posses and positions, they look almost awkward, which leads you to believe none are staged or set up. All the photographs are the same size which shows that Tatum Roberts didn’t want you to focus on the details of the lay out. He just wanted to clearly portray his photographs. The title of the book “Shadows of the city” comes across in the images by the way he takes the photographs. The fact that there in black and white also makes you feel like your within the image and puts you in the area, almost like a “Shadow”.


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