Jane Bown has over 45 years' practical experience as a professional portrait photographer. Working exclusively in black and white, using only natural light and one SLR camera, she has photographed many of the most famous individuals of the second half of the twentieth century. Her unerring eye and talent for revealing the personalities of her sitters have won her tremendous critical acclaim. Here she reveals the secrets of her craft.
Jane Bown has worked as a portrait photographer for the Observer for over 45 years. Her previous books include The Gentle Eye, Men of Consequence and Women of Consequence. This is her first practical photography book. She lives in London and Sussex.