Shoot: Photography in the Moment
by Tisha Leung
Getting back to basics, curator and former Tokion magazine editor-in-chief Ken Miller's new book "Shoot" presents the work of 26 photographers who go au natural using only a single-lens reflex camera and natural light. Their work focuses on capturing a moment without the aid of elaborate lighting, sets or manufactured scenes, instead relying more on instinct, intimacy with subjects and happenstance to create dynamic images.
Miller documents the influence of this freewheeling approach pioneered by an older generation of art photographers, such as the legendary Nan Goldin and Wolfgang Tillmans, on a new generation who've embraced the style. Photographers featured include Tim Barber, J.H. Engström, Dash Snow, Juergen Teller, Peter Sutherland and Glynnis McDaris, as well as Goldin and Tillmans.