Photo Books

Meryl Meisler: Purgatory & Paradise: Sassy 70s Suburbia & the City

Meryl Meisler: Purgatory & Paradise: Sassy 70s Suburbia & the City

Paradise & Purgatory: SASSY ’70s Suburbia & The City juxtaposes intimate images of home life on Long Island alongside NYC street and night life – the likes of which have never been seen. Quirky, nostalgic and a bit naughty, it’s a genuine cultural capsule of a decade that captivates today’s generation. The photos and stories illustrate Meryl’s coming of age:…
Hiroshi Sugimoto: Dioramas

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Dioramas

Hiroshi Sugimoto (born 1948) began his four-decade-long series Dioramas in 1974, inspired by a trip to the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Surrounded by the museum’s elaborate, naturalistic dioramas, Sugimoto realized that the scenes jumped to life when looked at with one eye closed. Recreated forestry and stretches of uninhabited land, wild, crouching animals against painted backgrounds…
Richard Sandler: The Eyes of the City

Richard Sandler: The Eyes of the City

Timing, skill, and talent all play an important role in creating a great photograph, but the most primary element, the photographer’s eye, is perhaps the most crucial. In The Eyes of the City, Richard Sandler showcases decades’ worth of work, proving his eye for street life rivals any of his generation. From 1977 to just weeks before September 11, 2001,…
Josef Hoflehner: Retrospective 1975-2015

Josef Hoflehner: Retrospective 1975-2015

The worldwide recognition he has received attests to the tremendous impact of his work. This Austrian photographer, who has been shooting primarily, though not exclusively, in black and white for over 40 years, captures surreal moments in his photos. Reductions and overexposures help him discover special elements and draw both technical and substantive contrasts between the spectacular and the banal.…
Hiroh Kikai: Asakusa Portraits

Hiroh Kikai: Asakusa Portraits

The Asakusa quarter of Tokyo has a shady past–it was the home of some of Japan’s most notorious pleasure palaces. Today it embraces this history by remaining a steadfast holdout of independent culture, which encompasses traditional comedy theater and some of the most innovative burlesque in the world. Asakusa has long attracted bohemians who opt out of Japan’s contemporary consumer…
Igor Posner: Past Perfect Continuous

Igor Posner: Past Perfect Continuous

In 2006, Igor Posner returned to St. Petersburg, the city where he was born, for the first time in 14 years. Confronted by the shifting resonance of place and memory, the resulting pictures are fundamentally impressionistic, grasped through distances of time. This is a city half-seen and half-recollected, one version overlaid imperfectly on the other, mapping where the past and…
Vernier: Fashion, Femininity and Form

Vernier: Fashion, Femininity and Form

Eugene ‘Gene’ Vernier (1920–2011) worked as a fashion photographer for British Vogue from 1954 to 1967, during one of the most exciting periods in fashion history. Shooting of-the-moment looks from the likes of Christian Dior and Emilio Pucci and top models including Celia Hammond, Jean Shrimpton, and current Vogue creative director Grace Coddington, Vernier worked with some of the biggest…
Rod Berry: Toys & Pussy Girls

Rod Berry: Toys & Pussy Girls

You’re probably thinking Rod Berry, who’s that? Yes, you’re right, it’s a pseudonym; we can’t publish his real name. Rod Berry mainly lives in eastern Germany and has been doing erotic photography for several years. Rod likes to experiment, and strives to capture the perfect blend of voyeurism and exhibitionism. His work stimulates the imaginations of model, photographer, and viewer…
Berenice Abbott: Paris Portraits 1925–1930

Berenice Abbott: Paris Portraits 1925–1930

Abbott began her photographic career in Paris in 1925, taking portraits of some the most celebrated artists and writers of the day, including Marie Laurencin, Jean Cocteau, Peggy Guggenheim, Coco Chanel, Max Ernst, André Gide, Philippe Soupault and James Joyce. Within a year her work was exhibited and acclaimed. Paris Portraits 1925–1930 features the results of Abbott’s earliest photographic project…
Anthony Friedkin: The Gay Essay

Anthony Friedkin: The Gay Essay

For more than forty years, American photographer Anthony Friedkin (b. 1949), creating full-frame black-and-white images, has documented people, cities, and landscapes primarily in his home state of California. During the culturally tumultuous years of 1969 and 1970, Friedkin made a series of photographs that together offer an eloquent and expressive visual chronicle of the gay communities of Los Angeles and…
Herb Ritts: L.A. Style

Herb Ritts: L.A. Style

Herb Ritts: L.A. Style traces the life and career of the iconic photographer through a compelling selection of renowned, as well as previously unpublished, photographs and two insightful essays. Herb Ritts (1952–2002) was a Los Angeles-based photographer who established an international reputation for distinctive images of fashion models, nudes, and celebrity portraits. During the 1980s and 1990s, Ritts was sought…
Rose, c’est Paris: Bettina Rheims & Serge Bramly

Rose, c’est Paris: Bettina Rheims & Serge Bramly

Bettina Rheims and Serge Bramly’s Rose, c’est Paris is both a photographic monograph and a feature-length film on DVD. This extraordinary work of art, in two different but interlocking and complementary formats, defies easy categorization. For in this multi-layered opus of poetic symbolism, photographer Bettina Rheims and writer Serge Bramly evoke the City of Light in a completely novel way:…
Norman Parkinson: A Very British Glamour

Norman Parkinson: A Very British Glamour

One of the great pioneers of fashion photography, Norman Parkinson is famous for his sense of style and glamour. Heralded as one of the true innovators in his field, he pushed the boundaries of the day by bringing the model out of the studio and onto the street. He set the model against unusual and daring backdrops, such as the…
Nelli Palomäki: Breathing the Same Air

Nelli Palomäki: Breathing the Same Air

Finnish photographer Nelli Palomäki (born 1981) is a graduate of Helsinki’s renowned Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture. In her work, she aims to recapture the lost magic that was once inherent in photography. Even 50 years ago, having one’s photograph taken was a special event; people donned their Sunday best and gazed, unmoving and serious, into the…
Arnold Odermatt: Karambolage

Arnold Odermatt: Karambolage

With thoroughness and a meticulous attention to detail, Arnold Odermatt photographed automobile accidents on the streets of the Swiss canton of Nidwalden between 1939 and 1993. For 40 years, the Swiss police office recorded the wrecked cars left in the wake of excessive speed, drunk driving, right-of-way errors, and plain foolishness, in poignant, sometimes funny, and always strange atmospheric photographs.…
Christine Osinski: Summer Days Staten Island

Christine Osinski: Summer Days Staten Island

Taken in the “forgotten borough” of Staten Island between 1983 and 1984, the photographs in Christine Osinski’s (born 1948) Summer Days Staten Island create a portrait of working-class culture in an often overlooked section of New York City. Captured on Osinski’s large format 4×5 camera as she wandered the island, her candid portraits of strangers, vernacular architecture and quotidian scenes…
Sally Mann: Immediate Family

Sally Mann: Immediate Family

First published in 1992, Immediate Family has been lauded by critics as one of the great photography books of our time, and among the most influential. Taken against the Arcadian backdrop of her woodland summer home in Virginia, Sally Mann’s extraordinary, intimate photographs of her children reveal truths that embody the individuality of her own family yet ultimately take on…
Vivian Maier: A Photographer Found

Vivian Maier: A Photographer Found

The definitive monograph of American photographer Vivian Maier, exploring the full range and brilliance of her work and the mystery of her life, written and edited by noted photography curator and writer Marvin Heiferman; featuring 250 black-and-white images, color work, and other materials never seen before; and a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman. Vivian Maier’s story—the…
David Lykes Keenan: Fair Witness: Street Photography for the 21st Century

David Lykes Keenan: Fair Witness: Street Photography for the 21st Century

Fair Witness presents the humorous and sometimes unsettling street work of New York City–based photographer David Lykes Keenan, whose black-and-white photos, taken with a Leica rangefinder, recall Frank, Winogrand, Friedlander and particularly Erwitt. David Lykes Keenan Fair Witness: Street Photography for the 21st Century Hardcover: 160 pages Publisher: Damiani (2015) Language: English ISBN-13: 978-8862083898 Order the book: www.amazon.com
Kenro Izu: Thirty Year Retrospective

Kenro Izu: Thirty Year Retrospective

Born in Osaka, Japan in 1949, Kenro Izu moved to New York City in the early 1970s, where he quickly established himself as a master of still life photography. A chance viewing of the mammoth plate photographs by the Victorian photographer Francis Frith led Izu to travel to Egypt in 1979, to photograph the pyramids and other sacred monuments. Thus…