Taken by Storm

Storm Thorgerson

Omnibus Press (2007)

Chosen by Tim Brook

Storm Thorgerson has developed a distinct concept for each photograph in this book, when many photographers struggle to have one concept per exhibition. Storm´s ideas often display influences from well-known works of the Surrealists but his photographs remain quirky and original. They are striking in their clarity, which hardly surprising from a commercially-successful photographer who you would expect to have the necessary technical skills. The real surprise comes when you realise that almost everything is real, almost nothing is added later in Photoshop—those hundreds of beds on the beach were really hundreds of beds on the beach!

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