Magic is the word we [photographers] use to describe what we discovered when we think weve captured in a photograph some missing feeling, or hidden beauty, or bit of mystery from the fabric of life. John LoengardJohn Loengard, one of the great LIFE magazine photographers, sums up his 50-year career in this handsome volume. His subjects include movie stars, writers, politicians, artists, and other photographers, as well as everyday people engaged in a host of extraordinary activities or, rather, typical activities rendered unforgettable and compelling by the photographers vision. From a shimmering Marilyn Monroe to a man dozing on the beach, from a guffawing Ronald Reagan to Henri Cartier-Bresson flying a kite, from a groundskeeper in Dublin to picnickers in Central Park, Loengards vision moves us with its humanity and artistry.John Loengards own commentaries on his pictures enlarge our understanding and deepen our appreciation of them. These vivid texts who knew that the term silhouette was the name of Louis XVs budget-conscious finance minister? help us to see as if through Loengards own eyes.Beattie, Ann is the author of 'As I See It ', published 2005 under ISBN 9780865651678 and ISBN 0865651671.