|"Mind if I take your picture?" Over the years, Max Fallon has interrupted people going about their lives with that question - in 42 countries, on five continents, to date. Prior to his return to documentary photography full-time, he was the director of print production and art buying at an award-winning advertising agency in San Francisco, for 17 fun-filled years. But he always found time to connect with and photograph the people and places that caught his attention as he traveled the world. He has a BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology, and a dust covered MFA in Creative Arts from San Francisco State University. His work has been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and England. He founded MustSeeBooks in 2005.|
From Thomas Bradbury PhD, Professor and Co-Director, The Relationship Institute at UCLA -- on "COUPLES"
"The paradox of human intimacy is that whenever two people join as a couple, their journey has been taken millions of times, and never before. Lucky is the couple that finds themselves in front of Max Fallon's camera, but luckier still is the couple who has the opportunity to peruse this wonderful book of photographs. They will find themselves asking all kinds of questions - 'How did these people find one another?' 'How do they tend the flame that connects them?' 'What does their future hold in store?' - and learning a great deal about themselves as they do so. The title of this book refers not merely to the subject matter, but to who should be reading it."
From Doug Menuez, award-winning documentary and advertising photographer, based in New York, Menuez.com - author of "Heaven, Earth, Tequila" and "Transcendent Spirit: The Orphans of Uganda" His photo archive is in the Stanford University Library -- On "STRIKING POSES"
"To go into the world and photograph strangers takes courage and true humility as Max Fallon has shown in this terrific book. Max's ability to travel through any culture and disarm and connect with his subjects is astonishing. Through his skill we are compelled to look, wonder and learn more about our fellow human beings. That's got to be a good thing."