Shoot gathers over 20 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 by images, and the emotional resonance of images has become an important part of our visual vocabulary. The book 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. Engstrom, to show how this style has gained traction and influence.
Photographer Stephen Shore became one of the first living photographers to have a solo exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He is currently director of the photography department at Bard College. ProfessorPenny Martin is the Rootstein Hopkins Chair of Fashion Imagery at London College of Fashion, before which she was the longstanding editor in chief of SHOWstudio.com. Ken Miller is a curator, writer, and the editor of "Revisionaries: A Decade of Art in Tokion."