Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Blog Tour + Travel Photographer Interview + Giveaway: Walk With Me by Debra Schoenberger

As a wannabe travel photographer, I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to highlight a fascinating collection of photos from Debra Schoenberger. She has even given us a sneak peak into the inspiration behind her work with an interview about the photographers that she admires. Read on to learn more about her latest release, Walk With Me.

Title:  Walk With Me | Author: Debra Schoenberger | Genre: Adult non-fiction / Photography | Publisher: Blurb | Release date: December 26, 2017

Book Description:

Whenever I'm asked "which is the best camera?" I pretty much respond: "the one you have on you." In fact, most of the images in this book were taken with my cell phone simply because I always have it with me.

This is not only a book about street photography but a visual diary, or collection of quirky, unusual and sometimes just plain weird photos I've taken over the course of the last decade.

As a street photographer, I need to be an assiduous walker. My sneakers often take me to little known, hidden corners, seaweed strewn (and sometimes stinky) beaches and really cool back alleys of my rather small island city of Victoria, BC.

I've also included images of curiosities I've seen throughout my travels.

Everyone sees the world differently and this is my collection of the quirkiness that I call life.

To read reviews of Walk With Me, visit Debra Schoenberger's page on iRead Book Tours.

My Thoughts:

I've been lucky enough to have the chance to review three of Debra Schoenberger's photography books. Both India and To Be A Child are striking collections of photography from around the world, themed appropriately for each title. Walk With Me is yet another inspiring group of photos that Schoenberger has expertly collecting in a visually stunning book.

All encompassed under the theme "street photography", Walk With Me includes photos of people living their daily lives. From cats in windows to stolen moments at the hairdresser to a varied collection of shoe shots, we get a glimpse into the habits of everyday people.

My favourite layout commonly found in the book is four square photos on a page, all linked in some way and styled -- either by colouring or theme -- to evoke a common mood. I'm not sure how she does it sometimes because I don't immediately see the connections, but it works. It's compelling and draws you into the scene she's created. Her creative style and the photos she has chosen for this collection beg so many questions that I never tire of flipping through this (or any of her) books.

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About the Author / Photographer + Author Interview:

Debra Schoenberger aka #girlwithcamera

"My dad always carried a camera under the seat of his car and was constantly taking pictures. I think that his example, together with pouring over National Geographic magazines as a child fuelled my curiosity for the world around me.

I am a documentary photographer and street photography is my passion. Some of my images have been chosen by National Geographic as editor's favourites and are on display in the National Geographic museum in Washington, DC. I also have an off-kilter sense of humour so I'm always looking for the unusual.

Can you tell us about any female photographers that inspire you?

​Dorothea Lange - Documentary photographer

Doroth​​ea​ ​Lange was an American documentary photographer and photojournalist, best known for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA). Lange's photographs humanized the consequences of the Great Depression and influenced the development of documentary photography.

During World War II, Lange photographed the evacuation and internment of Japanese Americans in camps. Her photos captured life in the internment camps and the often raw emotions displayed by the people who were uprooted from their homes and forced to live in the camps.


Desiree Dolron - Dutch photographer and filmmaker

Her oeuvre ranges from documentary photography and still lifes to portraiture and film.

Vivian Maier - street photographer

Vivian was a nanny for most of her life and on her days off she would walk around Chicago snapping shots of people and things of interest.  She consistently took photos over the course of 50 years and put together one of the most fascinating collections of American life in the second half of the 20th century.

These women all have very unique styles.  Studying their respective portfolios ​opens my eyes to new possibilities and ways of seeing the world.  How I would have loved to been able to work side-by-side with them!  Vivian Maier had a cheeky sense of humour and it shows through in her photographs.

Debra Schoenberger

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Other photo books from Debra Schoenberger that you may want to add to your collection:

Montreal by Debra Schoenberger

To Be A Child by Debra Schoenberger

India by Debra Schoenberger

Enter to WIN a $15 Amazon gift card.  Five other winners will receive an ebook copy of Debra Schoenberger's latest photography book WALK WITH ME. (Open internationally.)
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