About the Book
The tourist, away from the cultural comfort of his home, is an amusing thing, especially when armed with a camera. As Susan Sontag wrote, "Most tourists feel compelled to put the camera between themselves and whatever is remarkable that they encounter. Unsure of other responses, they take a picture. "
This is a travelogue which examines not places, nor the people who live there. It's a study of the people who live somewhere else.
Bruce Pollock got his first real camera in 1973 and has been thinking about photography more or less continuously ever since. This means he learned it the hard way: standing in a darkroom with his hands in the developer. Photoshop is a struggle, but an enjoyable one.