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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.

Pre-order Shoot from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. See details of the launch party celebrating the 15 September 2009 release below and see more images from the book after the jump.

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Shoot Book Launch
17 September 2009, 7-9pm
The New Museum
235 Bowery
New York, NY 10002 map
tel. +1 212 219 1222

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