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Do Photo - Observe. Compose. Capture. Stand out. Andrew Paynter

'In a world where everyone is a photographer now, how do you stand out? The answer can be found in this simple but profound book. It will train your eye to see what others don't.' — David Hieatt

This isn’t a book about how to take the best pictures. It’s not even about the technical aspects of photography or how to ‘make it’ as a photographer. In fact, it argues that you should take fewer photographs.

By sharing 10 practices honed over a lifetime spent behind the lens working with clients such as Adidas, Levi Strauss, and Apple, photographer Andrew Paynter encourages you to develop a more considered approach to photography so that you craft pictures with care.

Do Photo teaches novice, intermediate and advanced photographers — and everyone in between — how to use their cameras to really connect with subjects, create memorable and more impactful photographs, and to enjoy the process along the way. And guess what? It all starts before you even pick up the camera. 

Preface by artist Geoff McFetridge.

Paperback purchase includes a free ebook download. 


Summary

  • 10 practices to more considered photography
  • Evocative colour and B&W film photography throughout
  • Photographer Andrew Paynter’s clients include Adidas, Apple and Rolling Stone
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~ Available to pre-order now. All books will ship just before publication on 1st October ~

Reviews

‘In a world where everyone is a photographer now, how do you stand out? The answer can be found in this simple but profound book. It will train your eye to see what others don't.’
David Hieatt
‘Andrew Paynter’s photography feels like it comes out of a sensitivity to the world; a deep social intelligence. His work is not the band, it is the hum of an amp in between songs. It is not a lecture, it is mediation. You never feel that his photos need a caption. You don’t wish they were video. You are glad they are still. ’
Geoff McFetridge, Artist
‘A welcome addition to the excellent ongoing series from Do Books, this alternative to trigger-happy phone photography guides us towards more considered practices. I particularly like the emphasis on looking and seeing your surroundings, then using photography to be more present and connected. With advice on observation, patience, attention to mood and light, the results can only be more meaningful and resonant pictures.’
The Bookseller

About the author

Andrew Paynter is a photographer and director based in Oakland, California, who is interested in exploring character and the creative process. His clients include Coca-Cola, Adidas, Levi Strauss, Converse, Apple, American Express and Rolling Stone. He has also embarked on several long-term photographic collaborations including decade-long projects with Hiut Denim and artist Geoff McFetridge, long-standing work with the bands Tortoise and The Mattson 2, and his ongoing personal series Working Artists. Andrew’s work appears in Do Purpose and Do Open, both by David Hieatt and published by Do Books.

Product Details

Pub date: Oct 2020
Dimensions: 120x178mm
ISBN: 978-1-907974-84-7
eBook ISBN: 978-1-907974-85-4

Artwork

Includes 30+ colour and B&W photographs taken by the author.

Paper & print details

Paperback editions are printed on Munken, an FSC-certified paper, by OZGraf Print.

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