Photography of the Moment.
Edited by Ken Miller with contributions from Stephen Shore and Penny Martin.
Rizzoli Publishers, New York, 2009. 208 pp., 140 color and black & white illustrations, 9¼x11½".
Shoot: Photography of the Moment presents the work of twenty-six
photographers whose work focuses on capturing a moment rather than elaborate lighting setups or controlled,
manufactured scenarios. Employing the most basic photographic tools—a single-lens reflex camera and
natural light——they must rely on their instincts and their ability to interact with a situation to create a
dynamic image. This freewheeling approach reflects an era in which we are increasingly bombarded and
saturated by images, and the emotional resonance of images has become an important part of our visual
Shoot documents the influence of an older generation of art photographers, such as the legendary Nan Goldin
and Wolfgang Tillmans, and expands on a younger generation of photographers, including Tim Barber and J.H.
Engström, and Glynnis McDaris, to show how this style has gained traction and influence.
With a preface by Stephen Shore and introduction by Penny Martin, Shoot is a remarkable survey of the most
innovative contemporary photographers working today.
Featured photographers include:
Stephen Shore, Juergen Teller, Linus Bill, J.H. Engström, Nacho Alegre, Thomas Jepe,
Nan Goldin, Mark Borthwick, Jason Nocito, Dash Snow, Ola Rindal,
Walter Pfeiffe,r Ari Macopoulos, Yurie Nagashima, Kenneth Cappello, Paul Scheik,
Boris Mikailov, Hiromix, Tim Barber, Louise Enhörning, Madi Ju,
Wolfgang Tillmans, Glynnis McDaris, Peter Sutherland, Michael Schmelling and Jamie Warren.
Read Susan Burnstine's review of Shoot on photo-eye's Magazine.