Elliott Erwitt XXL Collectors Edition commemorates the photographers long and successful career who was known to have a knack for taking candid captures with a lively spirit.
The photographer may best known for capturing such glamorous beauties as Marilyn Monroe and Jackie Kennedy, but this book also reveals another aspect to his work, which highlights his ability to capture everyday occurrences and make it have a whimsy and lively quality. Though he does not have a specific type of subject to take pictures of, his images range anywhere from children playing and crying to couples experiencing pinnacle moments within their relationship. While some evoke humor, others have quite a melancholy feel to them. As he explains on his website, “Some people say my pictures are sad, some think they’re funny. Funny and sad, aren’t they really the same thing?”
For those who truly appreciate the art of photography, the Elliott Erwitt XXL Collectors Edition is a necessary staple in any book collection.