I Want to Go Home is a little different from most non-fiction books because the same material was used to produce a companion documentary with the same title. I’ve not watched the documentary but I did view the trailer. Based on the synopsis and the trailer, I expected the subject of I Want to Go Home to be Mr Takamatsu. As I read the book, however, I found this not to be the case.
First and foremost Lo-Fi Photo Fun is about getting creative with film photography. While Brinkhorst did state in the introduction that many techniques can be applied to digital photography as well, most of these results would have to be achieved in post-processing or through digital photo manipulation.
Street photography is a photography genre I’ve been wanting to try but haven’t actually dared to. My main concern has been the law — who can I photograph where with or without their permission and which of these resultant photos am I allowed to publish? I didn’t expect The New Street Photographer’s Manifesto to answer these questions specifically. Nonetheless, there is a section that dispels general legal myths of street photography in the US and the UK. Tanya Nagar cautioned that it’s best to check the law according to your location. I’ll definitely be doing that.