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    "On being a photographer" by D.Hurn

    Hello all,
    I was trying to find the book "On being a photographer", which is actually a conversation between David Hurn and Bill Jay. I was told by my teacher that it is a very interesting and motivating book.
    However, I was dissapointed by not being able to find any place to buy it at a reasonable price.

    Actually at Amazon, the price is $500 for new and $70 for an used one.

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    Are people at amazon crazy or is this like the last copy in the whole world?
    It would be great if someone could give me a clue about where to buy it with like $10 or so ...erm it's just a book after all right?

    cheers

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    It's indeed a very interesting book. You should find it on Lenswork website http://lenswork.com/lwp.htm. At least they still list it.
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    Here you go, $12.95:

    http://www.lenswork.com/obp.htm
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    $500 for a book!? Must be one heck of a book.

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    thanks guys, I'll get it from lensworks

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    Quote Originally Posted by hatziteo View Post
    thanks guys, I'll get it from lensworks
    Or you can get mine for $100 !!
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    I have seen several of David's Hurn's exhibitions. He was/is a Magnum photograher and used to lecture at Newport (Monmouthshire, South Wales), in documentary photography I think.
    I saw his "Millenium" exhibition at Cardiff Museum back in about 2002. These were original framed silver gelatin prints about Welsh life and culture at the turn of the millenium. Good, encapsulated the subject and good prints. The recent exhibition was held at the Bay in Cardiff a few months ago, personally introduced by the photographer and was a kind of retrospective look at his life's work. Worth a look but prints this time were digital copies of original siver gelatin/ colour prints in most cases, unframed and held to the wall with tacks. I was not fussy on the presentation and the copies in my opinion lacked the appeal and finish of the originals.

    I have several of his books, they are held in the local library, but I do not remember the one you refer to here.
    Hope you get what you want at the right price.
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    thank you MFRATT!! Very kind of you to present this link. Excellent read. cheers for now, sam

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    It seems silly prices popp up from time to time on Amazon, wonder why, perhaps to get some attention but can't believe anyone would pay that kind of price.
    http://www.aclancyphotography.com

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    It's just rarity factor. WBMv1 got up to the $300 mark before v2 was released.

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