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RECOMMENDED READING: PHOTOGRAPHY INSPIRATION


The-Decisive-MomentHenri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment
Originally published in 1952, this collection of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s finest work collected in the consummate photography book. Until recently it was only available in first editions selling for thousands, but now it’s finally been re-released in Steidl’s new edition of the classic photobook.

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Albert Watson: MarocAlbert Watson: Maroc
One of my favorite photography books on many levels – photography, design, printing – it’s like a tip to Morocco without the stomach bug. With the detailed eye of an artist, Watson captured the physical beauty and spirit of this remarkable country in transition. These luxurious platinum prints, some with antique sepia tones, combine with Arabic calligraphy or Moroccan manuscript pages to conjure a feeling of the place, its history, its future.

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Albert Watson: CyclopsAlbert Watson: Cyclops
Filled with Watson’s iconic black & white portraits, ‘Cyclops’ is Watson’s tour-de-force astonishing collection of photographs — which range from Tupac Shakur posing with a pistol to Kate Moss modeling in the nude, from sailors in Beijing to convicts in Louisiana, from Elvis Presley’s Colt .45 to a goat’s-foot fetish from Marrakesh.

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Albert Watson: Strip SearchAlbert Watson: Strip Search
Five years in the making, Strip Search is Watson’s spectacular personal portrait of Las Vegas as seen through the lens of a legendary photographic artist. Over 270 remarkable landscapes, still lifes and portraits, together with dramatic reportage-style images, create a unique and visually stunning portrayal of one of the world’s most enigmatic cities.

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Albert Watson: UFOAlbert Watson: UFO
This book is a stunning compilation of Albert Watson’s greatest fashion images throughout the years. UFO-which stands for Unified Fashion Objectives-presents a 40-year retrospective of Watson’s best work, pulled from his vast archive. In its pages, a memorable era of style, beauty, fashion, personality, and power is captured for posterity.

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Elliott Erwitt's Personal BestElliott Erwitt’s Personal Best
One of the all-time greats, Elliott Erwitt is a master whose photographs have defined the visual history of the 20th century–and the 21st. Although his work spans decades, continents and diverse subjects, it is always instantly recognizable.

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Elliot Erwitt SnapsElliot Erwitt Snaps
Packed with over 500 pictures – half of which have never been published before – ‘Elliott Erwitt Snaps’ is a unique and comprehensive survey of his work. From famous images of Nikita Khrushchev and Richard Nixon arguing in Moscow in 1959 and Marilyn Monroe with the cast of the movie The Misfits, to his more personal images of places, things, people and animals, in Erwitt’s unmistakably witty style

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Elliott Erwitt's ParisElliott Erwitt’s Paris
Alternating intimate details with grand vistas, Erwitt captures the true flavor of la metropole. Born in Paris in 1928, Elliott Erwitt arrived in the U.S. in the late 1930s. Establishing himself in the ’40s and ’50s as a leading magazine photographer, he joined the prestigious Magnum agency in 1953.

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Elliott Erwitt's RomeElliott Erwitt’s Rome
For centuries, Rome has exerted a magnetic spell on inhabitants and travelers alike. Elliott Erwitt delves into the heart of this enduring magnetism. With careful precision, he lays bare the unflagging spirit of a magnificent metropolis. Undaunted by history, Erwitt portrays the distinctive mix of ancient glory and casual indifference that is uniquely Roman.

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Elliott Erwitt's New YorkElliott Erwitt’s New York
Elliott Erwitt’s glimpses of New York City are sometimes gritty, sometimes elegant, yet always true to life. His monochromatic tribute to the Big Apple contains all the shadings of this vital metropolis. Capturing the true diversity that makes this city great, this selection of images spans Erwitt’s career, including many previously unseen works from the ’50s and ’60s.

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Elliott Erwitt UnseenElliott Erwitt Unseen
For those already familiar with the scope and ingenuity of this photographic craftsman, this is an essential addition to your Erwitt collection. This intriguing collection of previously unpublished photographs highlights the drama in everyday moments from anonymous faces in the crowd to candid glimpses of icons like John F. Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, and Truman Capote.

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Elliott Erwitt's Sequentially YoursElliott Erwitt’s Sequentially Yours
In this unique book, photographic legend Elliott Erwitt presents a series of vignettes, each showing a sequence of photographs shot just moments apart. Erwitt captures everyone from infants to the elderly to dogs. The themes range from the buzz of street life to lovers caught in a casual embrace.

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Dorthea-Lange-Grab-Lightning-BookDorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning
The only career-spanning monograph of this major photographer’s oeuvre in print, it features images ranging from her iconic Depression-era photograph “Migrant Mother” to lesser-known images from her global travels later in life. Presented as the companion book to a PBS American Masters documentary, this deluxe hardcover offers an intimate and unparalleled view into the life and work of one of our most cherished documentary photographers.

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Abelardo Morell - Camera ObscuraAbelardo Morell – Camera Obscura
Magical camera obscura images Abelardo Morell photographed in darkened interiors by blacking out all of the windows leaving just a pinhole opening in one of them–produces photographs of astonishing, complex beauty. The world outside his darkened room is projected, upside-down, converting the room, in effect, into the interior of a camera.

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Massimo Vitali: Natural HabitatsMassimo Vitali: Natural Habitats
In the first volume of Landscape with Figures published in 2004, Massimo Vitali showed his entire oeuvre from the nineties, broadening the scope of his survey of beaches and discos to include skiing resorts and swimming pools from across the globe.

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Dan-Winters-Road-to-SeeingRoad to Seeing by Dan Winters
Dan Winters’ massive epic book is my favorite photobook of the year with 696 pages filled with Dan’s amazing photographs and wisdom to guide you on the path to better photography. Dan shares his journey to becoming a photographer, as well as key moments in his career that have influenced and informed the decisions he has made and the path he’s taken. A Must for every photobook collection!

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