Over het boek
The black-and-white photographs that make up SECOND LOOK are filled with emotion -- whether it is joy, sadness, boredom, confusion, contemplation, despair, hurt, fatigue, or anticipation. These emotions bind us together as humans regardless of our race or ethnicity.
In this book, the photographs have been carefully paired on opposing pages with a purpose -- to motivate the viewer to discover why the two photographs belong together. Hopefully, there is something about the paired photographs that will make you want to take a second look.
Henri Cartier-Bresson emphasized that the difference between an average photograph and a great photograph is a matter of millimeters. There is a fine line between the truly mundane moment and an ordinary moment that captures your imagination. Such are the ordinary moments assembled as part of SECOND LOOK.
James Rice is an Indiana-based documentary photographer whose roots in photography go back to the days of black and white film in the late 1950's. His father was a civil engineer and his mother was an aspiring artist who introduced him to photography when he was 6 years old. James is inspired by the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Elliott Erwitt, Robert Frank, Walker Evans, Vivian Maier, Peter Turnley, David Turnley, and Craig Semetko.