At only 33, Andrew Zuckerman has already published 3 books, made 2 films, and interviewed some of the most prominent figures of our times, including Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Not a bad start to a photography career. I must admit, with his talent and achievements, I was expecting to read that Zuckerman was 50 years old with 20-25 years of photography behind him. I am in complete admiration of his work and can’t wait to see what the next book has in store. I am happy to see a photography book of that quality out there. It goes to show that there is still space for good creative work in photography that’s not necessarily controversial.
The first book that actually peeked my curiosity was Wisdom, a book about some of the world’s most important elders and their piece of wisdom about life. But, the book that really captured my attention and made me want to learn more about him was Birds, a book which contains some of the best bird portraiture you will ever see in your life. It actually boggles my mind how he did it. The pictures are so crisp and clean, it’s simply unbelievable. See for yourself in some of the photos posted below.
Here is some links where you can get more info:
- Andrew Zuckerman’s official website;
- Wikipedia’s entry on Zuckerman;
- First book creature from 2007;
- Second book Wisdom from 2008;
- Third book Birds from 2009;