Photo Adventures How to Bend Reality with Photography

Jan van Holleben, Monte Packham

Description

Photo Adventures is an activity book by photographer and professional fun-maker Jan von Holleben, who reveals his secrets to making magic with no more than a camera or smartphone and a playful approach. With the aid of props lying about the house, and a generous dose of imagination, children will discover how to pretend to fly like a superhero by turning the ground into the sky; use photo collages to create a “brain x-ray” of what’s hiding in their heads; teeter their parents on top of a tower using tricks of perspective; devise an impossible machine by combining junk with a tight picture crop; and transform siblings into one-eyed, three-legged monsters using a mirror and a sharp camera angle.

Featuring pro tips and secret tricks, Photo Adventures shows that there’s more to photography than tech wizardry or applying a filter. Using just a basic digital camera or camera phone, these addictively playful projects are readily accessible, not to mention enormous fun, for the whole family.

Contributors

Jan van Holleben

Author

Jan von Holleben is a German photographer living and working in Berlin. He is the author or photographer of more than ten books for children. His commercial clients include Die Zeit, Der Spiegel, Dazed & Confused, Creative Review, and the Face, among others.

Monte Packham

Text By

Monte Packham is an art historian, writer, and editor. He has published articles in Art & Australia, sleek and Another Magazine among others. Born and educated in Sydney, he was an editor at Steidl for a number of years, and authored Concentric Circles: A Chronicle of Steidl Publishers. He lives in Germany.