The Bookshelf Report is an ongoing series where we ask the same 5 questions and share 5 pictures of a bookshelf belonging to a Bushwick reader. Today’s bookshelf comes from Seattle photographer Morgen Schuler. For the past 5 years Morgen has been using her camera and creative eye to put her own artistic spin on Seattle’s music and arts community.
What’s your favorite book on the shelf?
How do you organize your books?
Be honest. What percentage of the books on this shelf have you actually read?
What book do you plan on reading next?
Wild Card: I don’t see any photography books. Aren’t you a photographer? What gives?
Yes, I’m a photographer, but there’s something to be said about learning by doing. I’ve been at this music photography (and beyond) thing for about four years now (wow, has it been that long?) and in the beginning it wasn’t supposed to be a serious thing. When I realized I knew little to nothing about it, I asked around… tried to find a few mentors and attempted to learn from books (there’s a few in there.. just sort of hidden). It didn’t work. So, I just asked questions as things came up, kept making mistakes until I understood where I was going wrong and then bought really expensive equipment (though that’s not necessary to be a great photographer, it just helps out a bit). I still have trouble calling myself a professional but I’ve put in the time, love, sweat and tears and finally feel like I get it; but there’s always tons more to learn… just not in books (at least not for me).
Thanks, Morgen! Love the polaroids!
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