The Command to Look: A Master Photographer’s Method for Controlling the Human Gaze

The Command to Look: A Master Photographer’s Method for Controlling the Human Gaze

George Dunham, Michael Moynihan, Larry Lytle


The Command to Look is taken into account one among Mortensen’s so much momentous and infrequent books. earlier, copies at the antiquarian e-book circuit bought for plenty of 1000's of greenbacks. it's a the most important booklet for knowing either Mortensen’s philosophy and his use of psychology within the making of his photographs. to demonstrate the textual content Mortensen contains an awesome gallery of his best-known and such a lot difficult photos with motives, by way of him, of what makes these photos so compelling.

The reprint of The Command to Look additionally includes new significant essays that determine the importance and influence of the unique ebook. An creation via Mortensen biographer Larry Lytle explores Mortensen’s use of Jungian psychology and likewise discusses new advances in neural psychology that ensure Mortensen’s equipment of controlling the viewer’s eye. the second one essay, by means of historian Michael Moynihan (author of Lords of Chaos), info a wierd and unforeseen reception of the e-book: how this small quantity on photographic tools performed a job within the production of the trendy Church of devil and Anton LaVey’s theories approximately Satanic Magic.

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