Re: favorite photography books
I don't think anyone has mentioned these books which have given me a lot of
pleasure recently. I guess that the following fall into a category of books
to both look at the pictures and also have something really interesting to
'Dear friends. American photographs of men together' by David Deitcher. - An
excellent, perceptive, well written and very readable text about 'reading'
photographs and illustrated with wonderful photographs
'Gustave le Gray 1820-1884' by Sylvie Aubenas. Le Gray's images of the sea
'Karl Blossfeldt working collages' ed. Ann and Jurgen Wilde. WOW.
That old adage about 'not judging books by their covers' is not a maxim
that I follow. I always judge a book by its cover. These days there are some
pretty neat books/covers. My first encounter with photography was a book on
Andre Kertesz because it had a terific photo on the cover. I was hooked by
that. I still get a buzz from seeing Kertesz's images. I have not been able
to find well produced books on either Kertesz or Sudek - my other favorite
Some terrific books have been already mentioned so I thought I would add a
couple of others.