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    Photo Collection Books

    do you guys know any collection of photos (not magazines) worth buying ? i'm more interested in having the photos large and be able to analyze them in paper format rather than on my monitor.

    black and white would be even better. anything worth buying!

    radu

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    Re: Photo Collection Books

    Hi Radu,

    If you enjoy portrait photography then the recently published 'Exposure - Jane Bowen' is one I would highly recommend. The book covers her 60 year career shooting for the Guardian newspaper and include many well known and some never seen before shots.

    Peter

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    Radu,

    Anything published by Life or Time magazine will be very interesting.

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    Radu

    Ansel Adams at 100. Plate upon plate of beautifully executed b/w images. Published by Little, Brown and Co

    Steve

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    Re: Photo Collection Books

    Quote Originally Posted by BZChi7d View Post
    do you guys know any collection of photos (not magazines) worth buying ? .... black and white would be even better. anything worth buying
    Once you focus in on what particular subject matter interests you most (e.g. landscape, portrait, etc), then you can start making choices.

    Another approach, prompted for me by Freeman (2009) helpfully illustrating the different approaches between such as Adams and Paul Strand, is to look at work by different people and compare and contrast. So, looking at some of Strand's work alongside that of Adams', would give you plenty material to analyse (and enjoy).
    Last edited by Donald; 14th February 2010 at 10:29 AM.

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    Re: Photo Collection Books

    Radu,
    One of my favorites is 'Steichen's Legacy'. Probably long out of print but my local library has it.
    Chris

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    The Hulton Getty Picture Collection (1950s)
    Published 1998

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    Re: Photo Collection Books

    it is a little big expensive ... but will save money for since i've heard he's one of the best photographers! and i love black & white as well!

    thank you!

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