Trains: Photography of A. Aubrey Bodine
Release Date: April 28, 2018 Pre-Order Today!
Genre: Books > Art & Photography > Vehicle Pictorials > Trains
Print Length: 128 pages
Age Level: Any
Format Read: Digital ARC via Edelweiss+
A. Aubrey Bodine, newspaper photographer, pictorialist, modernist, and documentarian, was a Baltimore Sun feature photographer from 1924-1970. This book is his archive of train photographs chronicling mid-twentieth-century rail transportation and the people working on the railroad. Bodine's images of steam and diesel locomotives document an era passed. Herein contains award-winning pictures, currently popular pictures, historically interesting pictures, and pictures unseen until this volume. These images demonstrate Bodine's pictorialist and modernist photographic eye for trains and railroads in motion and at rest. Bodine published four books, wrote articles, judged photographic Salons, won awards from all over the world, lectured across northeast America, and held down a full-time job at a major metropolitan newspaper. This is the fourth Bodine picture book assembled by his daughter, Jennifer. Their previous collaborations are Bodine's Chesapeake Bay Country, Bodine's City, and Bodine's Industry.
I chose to review this book based on my fascination of trains. However, what I ended up discovering was so much more. I found a book that went above and beyond my wildest imagine where both photography & trains are concerned.
A. Aubrey Bodine's passion for his work and the subject of trains shines through in every photo. The 'Foreword' was very informative. While the 'Introduction' was well written and gave a wonderful look into Bodine's love of his work & photography. I also enjoyed the added information at the end about the individual photos.
I'm glad that I found this book & would greatly recommend it to anyone who enjoys trains and/or just holds a passion for amazing photography.