Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Bear Portraits: My Review

I'm used to taking babies to the photographer to have portraits made, but the only bears I've tried it with have been teddy bears. In Bear Portraits, Jill Greenberg photographed "working" bears in a variety of poses and captured some expressions that almost make them look human. Scattered throughout the book are short quotes about bears from sources as diverse as Swedish proverbs and Homer Simpson. This book should be a winner tomorrow with my daughter's kindergarten class--they are having Teddy Bear Tea and all the kids get to bring Teddy Bears to school. Now they can look at pictures of real bears, though the settings are not real. These are obviously studio portraits. Still, for a bear lover, this would be a beautiful gift.

About the Author:

Jill Greenberg regularly shoots advertising and celebrity portrait photography for such clients as Dreamworks, Sony Pictures, HBO, Bacardi, Rolling Stone, Time and Newsweek. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and began her career in New York City. Jill now resides in Los Angeles with her husband Robert and children.

Thanks to Hatchette for sending me a complimentary review copy.

To Purchase from Amazon: Bear Portraits

1 comment:

  1. what is it, among all animals, that is so appealing about bears?

    from a distance of course... ;-)


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