RAILROAD PHOTOGRAPHY OF PHIL HASTINGS

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New Book
Tony Reevy 240 pages hardcover

The Railroad Photography of Phil Hastings explores the life and influential work of Dr. Philip R. Phil Hastings (1923-1987). Along with his contemporaries, Hastings changed the way we look at the North American railroad. Influenced by the photojournalistic movement that developed during their childhoods, these visionaries expanded their work from traditional locomotive roster and action shots into a holistic view of the railroad environment.

Collated by Tony Reevy, The Railroad Photography of Phil Hastings features 140 full-page, black-and-white photographs from throughout Hasting's career and features an introduction that explores Hastings's life and work, including his relationships with noted author and editor David P. Morgan and photographer Jim Shaughnessy.

The Railroad Photography of Phil Hastings represents a major contribution to historical record of the life and work of this remarkable photographer, whose images shaped how we perceive and experience railroads throughout North America.

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Excellent tribute to Phil Hastings
I may be biased, being one of Phil Hastings' children, but this new book compiled by Tony Reevy is a wonderful collection of my dad's passion for recording the history of railroading in America, and in particular, steam trains as they were disappearing. Thank you for this wonderful book.
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Reviewed by:  from Sequim, WA. on 5/16/2023
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The Railroad Photography of Phil Hastings
I was really looking forward to a combined volume of Hastings’s photography. I have been a fan since discovering Trains magazine in 1970. This volume does not contain some of his best photos in my opinion but is still an excellent collection. My biggest disappointment is the photo reproduction. The photos are very dark and in some cases details are completely lost in the shadows. There are very few grey tones. Its not comparable to other volumes by this editor and printer.
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Reviewed by:  from North Carolina. on 6/19/2023
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