Hardcover. NY, Fraenkel Gallery/Hasselblad Foundation, 2005, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 64 1stpages. The master photographer best known for his extensive, insightful documentation of "the American social landscape"--from jazz musicians to factory hands to New York pedestrians and office workers zoning out at their keyboards--has recently been spending more time looking at the literal, natural landscape. His monumental 2005 MoMA retrospective showed, for the first time, a new series of landscapes made in the American West, while for Olives and Apples, he has looked back over the last decade's work and culled a forest, tree by tree. His docile subjects, apple trees photographed in New York State and olive trees photographed in France, Italy and Spain from 1997-2004, are presented in circumstances ranging from sunny, leafy summer health to glittering winter ice-storm glory. Some of the most striking compositions are shot from just inside the reach of a tree's furthest twigs, so that expanding branching limbs fill the frame, stretching out around the viewer.
Hardcover. NY, powerHouse, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket. 144 pages. The celebrated photographer Richard Phibbs, known for his celebrity portraits and iconic ad campaigns for Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani, and more, has an unwavering eye for beauty. Many theorists argue that beauty is subjective, a product of individual preference, but the images from Phibbs' archive of work from 1997-2009, edited, sequenced, and collected in Chasing Beauty, may put that argument to rest. The book is a deeply personal labor of love, affirming Phibbs' belief that photographs can change, inspire, and motivate. Alfredo Paredes, one of the creative minds behind Polo Ralph Lauren, approached Phibbs with the idea of making a monograph-with one caveat: Phibbs was to step back and relinquish control. Paredes had a vision in mind of taking Phibbs' aesthetic and selecting images that would realize his unique eye for beauty. The result is a fascinating juxtaposition of photographs that excite, tantalize, shock, and surprise. A delicate and gorgeous rose is followed by the rawness of a dirty rugby player; a pair of horses is set beside a female nude. These combinations highlight undeniable beauty of both natural and human origin, and show us that if you only look beauty can be found anywhere.
Hardcover. New York, Aperture, 1st, 1973, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 214 pages. Excerpts from Weston's diaries covering the California period of 1923 - 1926. A remarkable documentation of the important and the mundane by an artist at the height of his powers. Includes 32 plates from the period. Crisp, clean and unmarked with tiny bit of sunning to board edges. Dust jacket with light tape repair, wear, unclipped.
Hardcover. New York, Horizon Press, 1st, 1966, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 290 pages. Excerpts from Weston's diaries covering the California period of 1927 - 1944. A remarkable documentation of the important and the mundane by an artist at the height of his powers. Includes 40 plates from the period. Crisp, clean and unmarked with tiny bit of sunning to board edges. Dust jacket with light soil, wear, price-clipped.
Hardcover. Santa Fe NM, Arena Editions, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 219 pages, color and b&w photographs by Metzner. Foreword by Ralph Lauren. The renowned fashion photographer shares her competing nudes and still life's in this first-ever major retrospective of her remarkable photographic work.
Hardcover. NY, powerHouse, 1st, 2005, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 96 pages. In 1999, photographer Thomas Roma found himself within the walls of Philadelphia's Holmesburg Prison, one of the most notorious prisons in the United States, doing a special photographic project for Steve Buscemi's Animal Factory. During downtime Roma wandered through this nineteenth-century fortress, walking in and out of many of its seven hundred or so cells. After Holmesburg's inception in 1896--on the occasion of which one Philadelphia reporter warned, "Abandon all hope all ye who enter here"--it quickly became the prison for Philadelphia's worst criminals, eventually packing up to five prisoners into six by eight foot cells designed for single-occupancy. After leaving the site, Roma found his mind often inhabiting the space of the prison with its halls of flaking paint and graffiti-covered cells. Overwhelmed by the evidence of the lives spent inside those small rooms, Roma returned to photograph on his own, creating the images now collected for In Prison Air: The Cells of Holmesburg Prison.
Hardcover. privately printed, 1st, 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 64 pages. With over 60 beautiful color plates, this gorgeous book of flower photographs is bound to appeal to a wide audience of anyone interested in Nature, Beauty, Meditation or Art. Tenneson explores the world of botanicals in a way that is completely unique. These photographs transcend mere documentation; they encourage the viewer to see flowers in a whole new way. Joyce Tenneson's breathtaking photographs have graced the covers of major magazines, as well as museums and galleries. Her ethereal portraits of roses, tulips, poppies and other garden blooms also come accompanied by select quotes from authors such as Emily Dickinson, William Carlos Williams, and Anais Nin.
Softcover. US, Damiani, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 110 pages, softcover. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. Absence of Subject and Two Crowns of the Egg are Somoroff's most intriguing books of photography. In this edition of Two Crowns, the still life art work is as stunning as the female nudes. Of note, the rare combinations of objects (such. books of literature, high polished knives, exquisite dishes) and life matter (such pomegranates, honey, eggs, human skulls) set one's imagination in fire. These strange image compositions are as odd as the pairing of words by Postmodern poet Giannina Braschi who writes love poems to objects, animals, beings. The scholarly introduction by art historian Donald Kuspit is respectable but a bit dry. Regardless the imagery and poetry tower over any essay that one could write about them.
Hardcover. Carmel CA, Friends of Photography/Matrix, 1st, 1982, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 120 pages, 61 duotone photographs by Morris, beautifully reproduced. Limited to 500 copies SIGNED BY MORRIS. Dust jacket with fading to spine, price-clipped. In a lightly worn, rubbed cardboard slipcase.
Hardcover. New York , Random House, 1st, 2011, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Remainder mark to bottom edge, else like new in publishers shrink-wrap. White cloth hardcover in the dust jacket and name band , 244 page book . With color and black & white photo illustrations by Annie Leibovitz .
Hardcover. NY, Welcome Books, 1st, 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover in a die-cut slipcase. an outrageous imaginary collection of botanical shoes and accessories created by photographer and artist Michel Tcherevkoff. Each virtual shoe and handbag is amazingly crafted out of numerous photographs of a single plant or flower. 96 pages.
Hardcover. Boston, Olympic Marketing Corp, 1st, 1987, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 156 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. light edgewear to dust jacket, small purple stain to index page in rear. Overall, a tight clean copy.
Hardcover. New York, The Monacelli Press, 1st, 2009, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 127 pages, color plates. Like new in publishers shrink-wrap. Lynn Davis, known for surveys of natural and man-made wonders, has long been fascinated with the objects and venues of space exploration. Her photographs of the architectural icons, cornerstones, and abandoned sites of the space race reflect the many facets of a historically complex industry: the beginnings of space exploration; the changing nature of technology; and a fascination with otherworldly ruins. She emphasizes the bold modernism of these sites while evoking the presence of obsolete technologies. Davis traveled to historic sites in Kazakhstan, Russia, Germany, French Guiana, and the United States. She received special permission to visit Baikonur in Kazakhstan, a leading launch site shrouded in secrecy since the 1950s, and her photographs offer one of the first inside glimpses of launches, transmission towers, fuel lines, and satellites.