What’s the latest photobook you bought? And why did you buy it?

Updated on January 13, 2018 in Photography
1 on August 10, 2017

I bought Irving Penn: Centennial after being lucky enough to catch the last day of the exhibition at the Met Art Gallery in NY.

I’m pretty early on in my journey into photography and have been really engrossed in street and candid photos over the past few months so I never really had an interest in studio photography and posed photographs.  The exhibition really changed that for me.  I saw a lot of beauty in his photographs.  He had such a talent for bringing out and capturing the character in the people he posed and shot – I had previously thought a photo would HAVE to be candid to capture a person’s internal character.

Irving Penn showed me I was wrong.  I like to find out when I’m wrong because it shows me what I need to learn next.  So I bought the book 🙂

on August 23, 2017

I think a good photographer ( of people) can capture the true emotion. In the street or the studio. I think that in the studio it’s actually much harder to capture a true emotion since everything is so forced. 

Thanks for the story!!! 

 

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3 on August 23, 2017

That is my latest purchase, 

 great fun to look in it once in awhile.

on August 23, 2017

This looks like a great book! Is it from lens culture? 
The cover photo is a really famous photo and such a nice one!!

 

on August 24, 2017

about lens culture, i’m not so sure.

but it’s a good book if you don’t know it I advise you to try it

on August 24, 2017

about lens culture, i’m not so sure.

but it’s a good book if you don’t know it I advise you to try it

From MatanDrori

I will thanks!!!

 

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0 on November 26, 2017

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1 on November 30, 2017

William Klein New York. I believe Klein is Moriyama’s main inspiration.

on January 10, 2018

I can see why you would think that. William Klein, his pictures are pretty grimy and gritty, which you can also see in Moriyama’s work. 
I would love to own a copy of William Klein’s Moscow book. But the ones you will find online are very expensive. 

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1 on November 30, 2017

my last readings :

Intimate Distance by Todd HIDO

Don’t just tell them Show them by Jesse Marlow

And one of my favorite photographers :  Raymond Depardon

 

on January 10, 2018

Jesse Marlow’s pictures are absolutely awesome! I love his work

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0 on December 1, 2017

Ellsworth Kelly – Photographs
Robert Adams – Prairie

Both highly recommended

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0 on December 3, 2017

“The Freak Factor” Discovering uniqueness by flaunting weakness 
By David J.Rendall

Very good information on how to be unique, very useful for photography

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1 on December 7, 2017

I bought this one yesterday (italian version): it’s about 20 Great photographers.

I’d like to learn and learn and learn more 🙂

on January 10, 2018

Always good to buy books to lean Francesca!! 😀

 

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0 on January 6, 2018

USD$4 / UK£3 thrift store book: “Street”; street fashion photos, 2006, various capital cities Colour work, looks like 35mm film for much of it. Was in the library today looking through a book of Maholy-Nagy b&w art pictures 1920-1930s avant-gard/abstracts, and Don McCullin “Sleeping with Ghosts” a retrospective of his main body of work in photo-journalism.

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0 on January 10, 2018

The latest book I recently bought is the new book from Magnum photographer: Carl de Keyser which is called: D.P.R. Korea Grand Tour. For this book, he spend a couple of weeks in North Korea to photograph the whole country. He has been to every province and saw a couple of thinks no westerner has ever seen. 
The pictures are absolutely stunning and typically Carl de Keyzer.  The only thing I hate is how the book is put together. It basically consists out of 2 pages on which every picture( over 250) is printed on. Then these pages are folded into a book form. So to look at the pictures you have to unfold the pages. it’s a very unpleasant experience to read a book this way. But the pictures are worth it.

 

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