What are your favorite photography books?

Updated on July 28, 2017 in Photography
33 on June 21, 2017

Share your favorite photo books below!

new favorite, Sunlanders by Sean Lotman

 
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1 on June 22, 2017

The Americans 😍

on July 20, 2017

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2 on June 22, 2017

Mario Mitidieri – Children of Bombay

 

It was actually my first photobook and found it in a thrift store. 

on June 22, 2017

It should be Dario Mitidieri 🙂 

on June 22, 2017


Josef Koudelka, Chaos. This is / was the most inspiring photo book for me. 

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0 on June 22, 2017

While I can’t pick a favorite, of late I can’t stop reading and re-reading La Calle by Alex Webb.

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0 on June 22, 2017

All this talk of books! Here’s my catalog. They’re all special and have all taught me something on way from there to here.

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1 on June 22, 2017

Today I’ve finished this one, really amazing 

on July 23, 2017

Just read this one. Great.

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0 on June 22, 2017

My favourite must be American Color 2 by Constantine Manos. But closely followed by The Suffering Of Light by Alex Webb. After that another great book by…. and this one by…

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0 on June 30, 2017

FOR A LANGUAGE TO COME takuma nakahira
FAREWELL PHOTOGRAPHY daido Moriyama
LOS ALAMOS William Eggleston
TOKYO LUCKY HOLE Araki

Currently anyway

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0 on June 30, 2017

I have been reading more of PDFs of Eric.

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2 on July 1, 2017

Art of Intuitive Photography by Mindy Véissid – really helped me to be more creative in photography and the author has an interesting story that resonated with me.

on July 2, 2017

Hey! Thank you very much for this! I’m reading it right now and found it interesting, inspirational and in general it nicely assonant with what I think.

on July 6, 2017

You’re welcome. I’m glad you like it 🙂
I’ve also done one of Mindy’s Intuitive Photography workshops too – really with it if you ever get the chance!

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0 on July 4, 2017

“Congo river” by  Kris Pannecoucke

Street photography of Kinshasa Congo

Touched me since I was born and raised there

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0 on July 4, 2017

I’m currently an unconditional fan of Vivian Maier and her books. Amazing!

In the photo: my Flexaret, another photography book and the Vivian’s book.

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0 on July 5, 2017

Skatebook – nothing this quality and awesome could last forever in todays digital world but I loved it. It was like a whopping big September Issue version of Skateboardings best photos/editorial.

Skatebook

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0 on July 6, 2017

Uncommon places – Stephen Shore

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0 on July 7, 2017

The Americans by Robert Frank.

 

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0 on July 8, 2017

In terms of general photography books I absolutely love “Looking at Photographs” By John Szarkowski, it’s a great book for someone just getting into photography because it goes through most of the history of photography with tons of great essays.

In terms of a book simply containing photos I may have to go with Fan Ho’s “The Living Theatre” there are so many amazing images in that book, if you read the list of plates you’ll realize that it’s a compilation of a decade’s work.

Although I can’t talk about favorite photo books without mentioning “Henri Cartier Bresson: The Modern Century” I honestly enjoy this book more than the decisive moment, although the photos are smaller I actually enjoy the smallness of the images more than the larger ones in the decisive moment, they feel more intimate. I don’t believe there are any two page spreads which I’m rarely a fan of. I love this book because it’s a retrospective on his entire career, the decisive moment leaves out a large chunk of the great work that he did after that book was published, and the amount of information regarding Cartier Bresson in the modern century is to the best of my knowledge, the most in depth biography of him.

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0 on July 10, 2017

COLOR –> Sightwalk by Pinkhassov
B/W –> PROVOKE

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0 on July 10, 2017

Nothing punches you in the gut more than The Americans. The effect on me was slow but when you see it when you see the context that it is in…it punches you hard. 

Free Signed Provoke book!                       

Also Provoke since it was a point in time that photography totally shifted! 

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1 on July 10, 2017

One of my favourites is Kunstkamera (“Кунсткамера” in Russian) by Alexander Petrosyan – it gives a great view on people living in Sankt Peresburg and fantastic study of street photography in general.

 

Another one is “Magnum Contact Sheets” where you can take a sneak peak on how people like Bresson and other famous Magnum photographers took their shots and worked the scene. 

on July 10, 2017

Magnum Contact Sheets is amazing. Beautiful book and a great way to get inside the mindset of some of history’s finest photographers.

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0 on July 10, 2017

Love Eyes of the City by Richard Sandler. Powerful , atmospheric and brilliantly composed black and whites of gritty 80s New York

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