Suggest Books of Photos by Famous Photographers

Discussion in 'Casual Photo Conversations' started by Vincent Peri, Nov 23, 2018.

  1. I've always been impressed with William Albert Allard (a/k/a "Bill") His "Five Decades" is a book I come back to often, to remind me of what is possible.
  2. For some of the best pictures ever published, the Taschen book of Camera Work has all the images from Steichen's famous journal

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  3. "Worlds in a Small Room" by Irving Penn

    "South With Endurance....The Photography of Frank Hurley" is excellent and perhaps not well known. Any of Hurley's work is worthy of attention.
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  4. By the way, since it’s easily doable these days and not terribly expensive, especially if you wait for one of the many sales offered, I’d highly recommend making a photo book of your own. It’s a great experience. You get to see your own photos in print and have the opportunity to cull your work into a cohesive organism.
  5. That was Stieglitz, not Steichen . . . But, I make the same mistake all of the time . . .
  6. I forgot Penn . . . I have a beautiful retrospective of his life's work . . .

    I also forgot Michael Kenna . . .
  7. It's so hard to be an expert when you can't keep your facts straight.o_O
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  8. John Sexton, Lee Friedlander, George Tice. If you do more B&W than color, get a subscription to Lenswork.
  9. Vincent Peri

    Vincent Peri Metairie, LA

    I read on the Photrio forum that Lenswork has changed for the worse, having many photoshopped images. That's just what I don't want - digitally manipulated images!
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  10. Nothing wrong with keyboard photography.
    It is what it is.
    You can fabricate pretty much any scene at any location without a camera at all.
  11. Saul Leiter - "Early Color" and "Early Black and White". I'd recommend the first over the second.if you had to choose.. Francesca Woodman, "On Being an Angel" by Tellgran. SFMOMA's Gary Winograd retrospective, Stephen Shore's "Uncommon Places". Inge Morath "First Color". Davis' "Clarence John Laughlin: Visionary Photographer". And I'd echo the Herzog recommendation above.
  12. You could browse your local public library and see if they have a book you would like to own.
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  13. Did you look at the work?

    Making judgments based on Internet forums, without doing some corroboration or visual inspection oneself, might be less than an ideal way to make a decision about what's worth looking at. Putting into the same big ol' basket all digitally manipulated images, as if you could even tell most digitally manipulated have been manipulated or as if all manipulation is of the same quality or type or ends in similar results is also something I wouldn't subscribe to.
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  14. Vincent Peri

    Vincent Peri Metairie, LA

    No. But I'm not interested in magazines in general. Used to like them, but no more... goin' senile in my old age LOL.
  15. A nice book for your collection might be The Bitter Years, Edward Steichen and the Farm Security Administration Photographs.
    These are not Steichen photographs but rather from a 1962 MoMA show Steichen put together. They are pre-WW2 photographs from the great depression era and the book includes work from all the big names of that era, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, etc. I find it inspirational.

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