Photo Book: UMBRA By Viviane Sassen Photography

Photo Book: UMBRA By Viviane Sassen

October 12, 2015

UMBRA‘s (Prestel, ISBN 978-3-7913-8160-2, $65) darkness lies in every human soul. The photo book delves into the world of shadows. A darkness that is seductive and deceptive — shadow as metaphor for anxiety and desire; as a symbol of both memory and hope for the future; and as an evocation

Your Help Is Needed For “Catching California Dreams” All Stars

Your Help Is Needed For “Catching California Dreams”

October 1, 2015

Our friends Julia Malysch and Jessica Simon have a passion for America, photography and sharing remarkable stories and want to visualize the Californian Dream in an illustrated fashion book. “We want to visualize our perceptions of the Californian Dream with a combination of reality in shootings that are exciting and

Forms Of Japan By Michael Kenna All Stars

Forms Of Japan By Michael Kenna

October 1, 2015

This photo book titled Forms of Japan (Prestel, ISBN 978-3-7913-8161-9, available through Amazon here) presents a meditative, arresting, and dazzling collection of 240 black-and-white images of Japan, made over almost 30 years by the internationally renowned photographer Michael Kenna. A rocky coast along the sea of Japan; an immense plain

Photography Inspired Lapel Pins And Labels For Your Everyday Carry Photography

Photography Inspired Lapel Pins And Labels For Your Everyday Carry

September 29, 2015

Recently we have been featuring the photographic work Americana by Los Angeles based photographer Anastasia Petukhova. Her lapel pins and label store Asilda Store is a fab inspiration boos for your equipment. When everything around is digital, all we crave sometimes is that touch. We’re consumed with constant meaningless updates

Boxed Collection: Good 70s By Mike Mandel All Stars

Boxed Collection: Good 70s By Mike Mandel

September 28, 2015

Mike Mandel is best known for his project The Baseball-Photographer Trading Cards, as well as his collaborations with the late Larry Sultan. Mandel employs conceptual structures and social commentary underneath a playful presentation. For The Baseball-Photographer Trading Cards, Mandel travelled across the US in 1974, posing 134 photographers and curators

How To Build Your Photography Portfolio Photography

How To Build Your Photography Portfolio

September 24, 2015

Also, when you consider the fact that 300 million photos are uploaded to Facebook each day, the average person has become much more familiar with the basics of photography and composition and will have a more critical eye when looking at your work. If you’re looking for a few ways

Photo Book: India By Steve McCurry All Stars

Photo Book: India By Steve McCurry

September 21, 2015

In India (Prestel, ISBN 978-3791381954, $40, via Amazon), Steve McCurry shows us something different from our one-size-fits-all, modernist global, urban world. This photo book is not about armed conflicts. In his beautifully taken photographs, he shows us a continent of incredible diversity of life with all its facettes. It’s always

The Palaces Of Memory By Stuart Freedman All Stars

The Palaces Of Memory By Stuart Freedman

September 15, 2015

The Indian Coffee Houses are a national network of worker-owned cafés which can be found in cities throughout the sub-continent. The Coffee Houses simultaneously speak of a Post-Independence optimism and a now-faded grandeur. Buried deep within the country’s collective memory they have for decades acted simultaneously as political and artistic

Photographs From The Borderline Of Society Photography

Photographs From The Borderline Of Society

September 14, 2015

The photo book Halbe Stunde (Sieveking Verlag, ISBN 978-3-944874-28-9, German Edition, roughly $42 via Amazon) by Tanja Birkner is about people who live on the edge of society: young prostitutes from Romania or Bulgaria who want to escape the poverty of their homelands; homosexuals who work as escorts; a self-confident dominatrix.

Americana – Captured Moments In Time Photography

Americana – Captured Moments In Time

September 8, 2015

Photographer Anastasia Petukhova was born in Moscow, Russia in 1989. She traveled the world by whole youth, spending months at a time in Italy, Malaysia, France, Sweden, and almost all around Europe. “I’ve seen the world. I’m competitive. I am an NCAA Champion among other things,” she states about herself. That’s