Wednesday, April 23, 2008
ulasan buku - Iron Maiden The Photographs by Ross Halfin
This is my review and photo snippets of the new Ross Halfin book - The Photographs Iron Maiden, which comprises Maiden photos Ross took since 1979 up till the DOD period I believe.
I really like this photo because the beaming happy faces of the fans remain the same from 1979 till 2008 and that is coming to 30 years.
Besides the National Geographic magazines which you can just marvel for hours staring at the beautiful photos, another inspiration which makes me take up photography as a fun and leisurely hobby is Ross Halfin.
You have an idea of the size of this book based on the cd casing at the corner.
I think some Maiden fans hate him, for his viscious words against Maiden, Steve Harris calls him obnoxious. But, like Rod Smallwood says in the intro to this book, Ross Halfin is one of the persons who really gets inside access to Maiden from the very beginning.
So this is my first photography book. It took me more than a year to finally able to afford this, and its worth it, lots of never seen before black&white & color photos, printed good quality paper, the book itself is huge, forewords by Rod, Steve Harris, the Classic Rock Magazine editor who I dont recall the name and an insightful writting by Ross himself.
I really like the ones with the WTC as the background.
And the best of it all, I really love the captions on some of the photos. Its hilarious and provides great info.
Some of Steve Harris photos are very very extra nice.
I think for every poll of Maiden's better video promos, Man On The Edge at the Massala desert will be right up there. I wish there were more photos of that trip here.
in conclusion, this photo book has everything, including
Lots of Eddies
Lots of sleeping
and lots of Dave Murray ( and the rest of course ).