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What is the latest photographic book you purchased and why?

olafphoto

Administrator
Staff member
Recently I had a wonderful exchange with an iconic photographer Charlie Waite. He was kind enough to send me one of his latest "Behind The Photograph" book. In this book Charlie shares his images and writes stories behind them. It is a truly fabulous and insiring publication. Highly recommended.

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Tim Floyd

Active member
Charlie Waite is a fabulous photographer and very entertaining speaker.

During these past 6-7 months I've bought several books, some still in the wrapper. Some of these photographers I have learned about listening to podcasts where they were guests.

Edward Steichen, Lives in Photography, because I wanted to know more about him, his life, his times.
Jeffrey Conley, Reverence. Love his work.
Thomas Joshua Cooper, The World's Edge, after a casual mention by Brooks Jensen.
Eddie Adams, Bigger than the Frame. Iconic photographer.
 

olafphoto

Administrator
Staff member
Charlie Waite is a fabulous photographer and very entertaining speaker.

During these past 6-7 months I've bought several books, some still in the wrapper. Some of these photographers I have learned about listening to podcasts where they were guests.

Edward Steichen, Lives in Photography, because I wanted to know more about him, his life, his times.
Jeffrey Conley, Reverence. Love his work.
Thomas Joshua Cooper, The World's Edge, after a casual mention by Brooks Jensen.
Eddie Adams, Bigger than the Frame. Iconic photographer.
Fabulous list! Thanks for sharing.
 

Jorgen Udvang

Subscriber Member
I don't buy photo books often, Across this Ravaged Land by Nick Brandt is the one I keep coming back to.


Not only does Nick Brandt take some of the best African wildlife photos, but his attitude towards his subjects and the environment in general is admirable.

But it's really an impossible question. There are so many amazing photography books. I could spend the rest of my life just watching black & white photos and never run out of subject matter.
 
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olafphoto

Administrator
Staff member
I don't buy photo books often, Across this Ravaged Land by Nick Brandt is the one I keep coming back to.


Not only does Nick Brandt take some of the best African wildlife photos, but his attitude towards his subjects and the environment in general is admirable.

But it's really an impossible question. There are so many amazing photography books. I could spend the rest of my life just watching black & white photos and never run out of subject matter.
Great choice! We had a chance to interview Nick Brandt for the Medium Format Magazine. Great man and stunning work!
 

Shashin

Well-known member
Kensengawa is one of the latest books I bought that made an impact. And to be clear, this is the French edition, which is so much better than the original Japanese edition even though it has the same Japanese book designer. The photographer is Naoya Hatakeyama. This book is a little different from his other work simply because it is very personal. I think the design and photography actually add something new to a book project.



This book is about the 2011 tsunami in the Tohoku region in Japan (the same one that hit the Fukushima nuclear plant). It destroys the photographer's home town. It is a simply a powerful book that uses words and images to tell a powerful story.

I actually reviewed the book on my blog: Kesengawa Book Review

Hatakeyama is fine photographer in his own right. I certainly would look at his work. He has used the book before, but tend to be more impersonal in his approach.
 
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