Recently I received a review copy of WITH child photographed by Howard Schatz. WITH child is an impressive coffee table book featuring more than 100 mothers-to-be over a twenty year period. Before becoming a full-time photographer Schatz was a physician who helped deliver many babies which surely inspired him to document this miraculous process.
I have been blessed to be with child three times myself but I now realize I did not take enough pictures. Luckily my husband and I agree that I’ve found my pregnant double down to the nitty gritty details in this book — and no I’m not mentioning what page you can see who I resemble! Surely I’m not the only one, other mamas are sure to see a bit of themselves WITH child.
The photos are what some may consider graphic but they are always tasteful. Black and white photography is perfect for this subject so the viewer can concentrate on the form and shapes. The book on the whole is a beautiful tribute to mothers everywhere and would make a beautiful gift for yourself or anyone who admires the female form. Check out the official Howard Schatz WITH child page on Facebook some time soon or head to Amazon.