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Arrested by Jim Lee is a huge coffee table book. The book starts with several pages of the life and times of Jim Lee, which has no doubt been a very interesting one. One of the most renowned photographers of the 20th century, Jim Lee has a mass of photos just waiting to be seen by you in this book. Lee specialises in portrait photography, and his works aim to represent something about society. After the introduction, the book is basically uninterrupted full page and part page images, whi...
The second of the Royal Photographic Society's portfolio books follows the same format with a profiles a selection of the Award winning RPS photographers including high profile names such as Sir David Attenborough, Annie Leibovitz, Don McCullin and Terry O'Neill. There's also a section showing the panels and layouts submitted for the LRPS, ARPS and FRPS distinctions. Other chapters include a members gallery, focus on special interest groups Creative, Contemporary and Digital Imaging and Scottis...
The Royal Photographic Society's portfolio book profiles a selection of the Award winning RPS photographers including high profile names such as David Bailey, Tom Stoddart, Art Wolfe Tim Rudman and Heather Angel. There's also a section showing the panels and layouts submitted for the LRPS, ARPS and FRPS distinctions. Other chapters include a members gallery, focus on special interest groups travel and visual art and regions. Plus a short history section and images from the society's exhibition...
If you're looking for photography technique advice such as tips on f stops, focal lengths and framing you're looking at the wrong book as this title's all about making money from photography. The author gives photographers advice, facts, ideas and even a few leads to help them succeed in a market that grows more competitive every day. A big plus for this book is it's centred around the UK market. Also, the advice art directors and picture editors have to offer in chapter seven is really ...
With little writing apart from the odd quirky description from different photographers, this book is a fun flick through and a possible inspiration to budding photographers. This book offers new ideas and gives people something to smile about. With its amusingly bizzare idea of finding faces in everyday places and inamimate objects, 'Found Faces' would make a great gift, and is affordably priced at £6.57
The book 'Northerners' is diverse in its audience and offers the reader an insight into Sefton Samuels personality, both through his photos and his descriptions. This book gives you both humour and art, and is easy to read and enjoy. The layout benefits from simplicity as you open up to any page and there's one of Samuels' impulse inflicted photographs followed by a brief and quirky explanation. Personally, I think this book is well worth treating yourself, or maybe a loved one with, if you'...
Lola Goes To London is a book that demonstrates how Lola Evans, a photo artist, sees London. The colours used are unusual and many of the images show popular London locations from a new angle. A diary of Lola's thoughts and feelings can be found alongside the text although, you may need a magnifying glass to read it clearly! It's an interesting book and if you collect quirky photography related titles this one should be right up your street.
This is a quick reference book that gives you an insight into Rick Sammon’s way of working. Although the theme seems to be about taking photographs on holiday, the tips can easily be applied to more local forms of photography. The information is given in small, easy-to-read sections and the language used is easy to understand. As the book is split into small sections, you can pick the book up and read as much, or as little as you want, and the large images make it an entertaining read. ...
Transient beauty is a book made-up of a series of photographs by award-winning photographer Tamany Baker. The images documents Tamany's relationship with her later mother as well as a variety of other subjects, thoughts and feelings the photographer had. The beautiful cover and binding of the book make the images look even more stunning then they already are. The intriguing journey that was influenced by a fallen statue will keep any reader turning every page to see what image will ...