Portrait of a Market: Photographs of Seattle's Pike Place Market

John Stamets, Author Real Comet Press $14.95 (95p) ISBN 978-0-941104-17-3
Stamets captures one of the country's longest-operating farmers' markets in 72 photographs. Taken with the aid of a 127 lens, these panoramic pictures are free of the ""fish-eye'' effect of a traditional wide-angle lens, and the black-and-white format imparts a sense of timelessness and unity to the images of vendors and patrons at the market. Color would be superfluous, particularly in the photograph of a Greek shopkeeper applying finishing touches to a Venus de Milo crafted of gyro meat. Dunnington's anecdotal text provides the right commentary to pictures that range from candid glimpses of shoppers and street people to proud vendors posing with their wares. This book is sure to pique interest in Seattle's homely treasure. (August)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1987
Release date: 01/01/1987
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