Chronicling a career spanning over four decades, Shoot What You Love: Tips and Tales from a Working Photographer from Random House is a visual memoir by Henry Horenstein. The pages are full of evocative images that capture rich cultures in interesting places, especially those cultures that seem to be disappearing.
You'll find shots of country musicians in Branson, horse racing at Saratoga Springs, nightlife in Buenos Aires, fais do-dos in Cajun Louisiana, and old highways everywhere. See honky-tonk stars, stock car drivers, people of rural Maryland, Venezuelan baseball players, and even exotic sea creatures in images that freeze powerful moments within amazing stories.
Accompanying these powerful photos are behind-the-scenes stories, as well as insights, tips, and suggestions to help you hone your craft as a photographer. Horenstein recounts his early assignments in an amusing, entertaining way, bringing you back to the 1960s, when photography was a trade and even the greatest in the field were not considered artists. He recalls his shoots with such stars as Dolly Parton, the Lennon Sisters, and Emmylou Harris, as well as encounters with Ansel Adams, Minor White, Aaron Siskind, Harry Callahan, Nan Goldin, and many other photo legends.