About the Author

Mark Orr
Blurbarian Since March 2008
Name Mark Orr
My Web Site www.collectorsworldonline.com
Location Indiana
Gender Male
My Occupation Photographer

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...
My next book will most likely be about the people of the midwest. I love candid shots of people in their natural evironment....doing what they naturally do! Working ,playing and just living life. I'm not a huge fan of studio portraiture although it can be beautifully done. It just always seems posed and unreal to me.
I also want to include stories of people's family history....grandpa's Dandelion Wine recipe, tales from teachers, policemen, politicians from the past....etc.
Everyone needs to know about these authors and artists...
Every photographer and lover of photography should know about Robert Frank! Although raked over the coals by critics...I find Frank's photos to be full of character and emotion. No..he didn't get always get the horizon line straight and sometimes the photos were a bit out of focus...but the real content.....life in the 1950's and 60's is abundantly clear. I love the people in Frank's photographs...they aren't the classic portrait of beautiful people...but they are beautiful ...and they are us.
This book is addictive. Read it. (At your own risk.)
For those wondering why the book "21st Century Photography" is shown twice above...here is the explanation:
The first listing (on the left) is for the Hardcover version which is registered at the Library of Congress with it's own, individual ISBN number. The second listing is for the softcover and Image Wrap versions which do not have an ISBN, but are the exact same book without the registration. The only difference is the ISBN numebered book can be sold in retail stores and online stores.