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Abandoned on the Plains: Fragments of the American Dream

Abandoned on the Plains: Fragments of the American Dream is a very interesting book that leaves you asking lots of questions. Basically, the book documents one couple's tour of central American plains, where the population density is very low and abandoned buildings are rife. Tony and Eva Worobiec are photographers that have explored many different abandoned American locations during their trip. From homesteads to grain silos, farm buildings and barns, these building are often weathe...

WATER

Bernhard Edmaier is a photographer who also happens to have training as a geologist and he uses his knowledge to create stunning images of earth, from the sky as well as on land, that educate as well as bring pleasure to those who view them. In his latest title - WATER - images of rivers, deltas, floodplains, glaciers and more grace the pages of this large-format book which really is a treat for the eyes. The abstract images which show water in all its forms are vibrant, sharp and full of...

SCHUDE

Schude showcases a decade of work by photographer Ryan Schude. Ryan is well known for his pop art colour schemes, startling portraits and mischievous tableaux teeming with cleverly-organised chaos and for the first time, his work is presented in a rather interesting book. On every page of the book you'll find a vast tableau bursting with detail or an intimate portrait that's filled with just as much interest and narrative. You'll find yourself turning every page wondering what's next and how...

Jim Lee: Arrested

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...

Royal Photographic Society Portfolio Two

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...

Royal Photographic Society Portfolio One

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...

The Bigger Picture: The Essential Business Guide for Photographers

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 ...

Focus: Found Faces

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

Northerners Portrait Of A No-Nonense People

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'...