New Arrivals · Photography

August 22, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The street photographer's manual

August 21, 2014
Gibson, David, author.
London : Thames & Hudson, 2014.
192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
A medium reliant on unexpected moments is now catapulted into the future with smart phones, digital technology, and specialty equipment0Street photography has been around since the very first cameras were invented, producing some of the most poignant images of our time. Today, a wave of new technology has given this photographic genre a new lease of life, from phone cameras to specialist lenses to digital zooms. This book leads the reader through a series of fully illustrated tutorials, including how to shoot a face in a crowd and how to train your eye to observe and capture the unexpected. Readers will be inspired by some of the best street photographers in the world, and then go forth and create their own memorable images.

Backyard bird photography : how to attract birds to your home and create beautiful photographs

August 8, 2014
Tekulsky, Mathew, 1954-
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2014]
ix, 213 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.

Photos framed : a fresh look at the world's most memorable photographs

July 31, 2014
Thomson, Ruth, 1949- author.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2014.
61 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Includes index.
Explores some of the most famous photographs in history, including Stephen Dalton's "Ladybird Take-off," Charles C. Ebbets' "Lunchtime atop a Skyscraper," and Neil Leifer's "Muhammad Ali versus Sonny Liston."

An American odyssey : photos from the Detroit Photographic Company, 1888-1924

July 28, 2014
Köln, Germany : Taschen, c2014.
611 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 40 cm.
"The rediscovered Photochrom and Photostint postcard images from the private collection of Marc Walter were produced by the Detroit Photographic Company between 1888 and 1924. Using a photolithographic process that predated the autochrome by nearly 20 years, they offered people the very first color photographs of The United States. Suddenly, the continent's colors were available for all to see. The rich ochres and browns of the Grand Canyon, the dazzle of Atlantic City, became a visual delight not only for eyewitnesses, but for Americans far and wide." -- Publisher.

We went back : photographs from Europe 1933-1956 by Chim

July 25, 2014
Young, Cynthia, 1969-
Munich : DelMonico Books, [2013]
304 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Published on the occasion of the exhibition held January 18 - May 5, 2013 at the International Center of Photography.
Director's foreword -- Lives of Chim / Carole Naggar -- We went back: Photographs from Europe 1933-1956 by Chim / Cynthia Young -- Actual Responsibility / Roger Cohen -- Plates -- Publication history.
"Born Dawid Szymin in Warsaw, Chim began his career in the early 1930s photographing for leftist magazines in Paris. In 1936, one of these magazines, Regards, sent him to the front lines of the civil war in Spain, along with comrades Robert Capa and Gerda Taro. Although war formed the backdrop of much of his reportage, Chim was an astute observer of 20th-century European politics, social life, and culture, from the beginnings of the antifascist struggle to the rebuilding of countries ravaged by World War II. Like millions of other Europeans, Chim had suffered the pain of dislocation and the loss of family in a concentration camp. His profound empathy for his subjects is evident in his postwar work on child refugees. In this volume, Chim emerges as both a talented reporter and a creator of elegant compositions of startling grace and beauty. The book places Chim's work within the broader context of 1930s-1950s photography and European politics"-- Provided by publisher.

Brassaï : for the love of Paris

July 14, 2014
Brassaï, 1899-1984, photographer.
©2013
253 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 29 cm.
Published on the occasion of an exhibition held from November 8, 2013 to March 8, 2014 in the Salle Saint-Jean at the Hôtel de Ville in Paris.
"Simultaneously published in French as Brassaï, pour l'amour de Paris"--Title page verso.
Foreword / Bertrand Delanoë -- Chronology -- Introduction: an artist's life -- The Paris of Marcel Proust -- The walls of Paris: graffiti -- The Paris of the années folles -- Picasso's Paris -- Eternal Paris: the Paris of the flaneur.
"This striking monograph celebrates the beauty of Paris, Brassaï's muse throughout his career. Hungarian-born photographer Brassaï dedicated more than fifty years of his artistic creation to capturing his adoptive city in all its facets. From winsome children playing in the public gardens to an amorous couple on an amusement park attraction, from opera and ballet stars to prostitutes and vagrants, and from cobblestone alleyways to ephemeral graffiti, his photographs embody the very essence of Paris. In an interview shortly before his death in 1984, he explained how Paris had served as an infinite source of inspiration and had reigned as the unifying theme that characterized each phrase of his artistic work"--Amazon.com, viewed April 17, 2014.

Karl Blossfeldt, 1865-1932 : the complete published work

July 10, 2014
Adam, Hans-Christian, 1948-, author.
©2014
543 pages : ilustrations ; 20 cm
Text in German, French, and English.
Original edition, 1999, Benedikt Taschen Verlag GmbH.
"German photography pioneer Karl Blossfeldt (1865-1932) photographed plants so beautifully, and with such originality, that his work transcends the medium itself. Over more than 30 years, he took thousands of photographs, revealing a formally rigorous talent whose precision and dedication bridge the 19th- and 20th-century worlds of image making and bring a distinctly sculptural aspect to a firmly two-dimensional art form. Beautifully but starkly composed against plain cardboard backgrounds, Blossfeldt's images, relying on a northern light for their sense of volume, reveal nothing of the man but everything of themselves. They are still lifes, piercingly final statements on their subject, and have endured owing to their aesthetics and the ongoing fascination of students and photographers. Like their maker, they are quietly and lastingly effective."--book jacket.

Build your own pinhole cameras : print out and make cool paper cameras to take amazing photos

July 10, 2014
Quinnell, Justin, author.
Lewes, United Kingdom : Ilex, [2013].
96 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 /34 in.)
CD includes 7 easy-to-follow design templates.

Natural newborn baby photography : a guide to posing, shooting, and business

July 10, 2014
Long, Robin., author.
San Francisco, California : Peachpit Press, [2013].
207 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.

Read this if you want to take great photographs

July 10, 2014
Carroll, Henry.
London : Laurence King Pub. Ltd., 2014.
128 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 20 cm.
Includes index.

Touching strangers

July 2, 2014
Renaldi, Richard, photographer.
©2014
119 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 30 cm.
Since 2007, Richard Renaldi has been working on a series of photographs that involve approaching and asking complete strangers to physically interact while posing together for a portrait. Working on the street with a large format eight-by-ten-inch view camera, Renaldi encounters the subjects for his photographs in towns and cities all over the United States. He pairs them up and invites them to pose together, intimately, in ways that people are usually taught to reserve for their close friends and loved ones. Renaldi creates spontaneous and fleeting relationships between strangers, for the camera, often pushing his subjects beyond their comfort levels. These relationships may only last for the moment the shutter is released, but the resulting photographs are moving and provocative, and raise profound questions about the possibilities for positive human connection in a diverse society. -- Provided by publisher.

Oddyssey : the Billiad

July 1, 2014
Westheimer, Bill.
West Orange, NJ : Petey Pie Press, c2009.
63 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 21 cm.
Oddyssey is a quirky photo journal of one man's trip around the world - without leaving Ohio. With humor and style the traveler visits towns from Moscow to Mesopotamia, Congo to Calcutta, Aberdeen to York by way of Utopia and scores of other unlikely places all found in America's heartland. As foreign as the place names are, the towns are distinctly American. The photographs connect mid-America with the larger world. -- P. [4] of cover.

Sacred spaces : Turkish mosques & tombs

June 18, 2014
Cross, Mary, photographer.
New York : The Quantuck Lane Press, 2013.
255 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 32 cm
Stunning photographs celebrate the great mosques and tombs of the Ottoman period in Turkey. Over twenty mosques and tombs built from the fifteenth to the early seventeenth centuries in Istanbul, Bursa and Edirne. They are the products of a bold, daring, and refined civilization at the height of its power.

The photobook : a history. Vol. III.

June 18, 2014
Parr, Martin, 1952-
London ; New York : Phaidon Press Ltd., 2014.
320 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
While the history of photographs is a well-established canon, less critical attention has been directed at the phenomenon of the photobook, which for many photographers is perhaps the most significant vehicle for the display of their work and the communication of their vision to a mass audience. Volume III, co-edited by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, expands this study and history of the photobook further. It explores the symbiotic relationship between the contemporary propaganda book vs. the protest photobook, sex and youth culture, photographers examining their own environments and the impact of the Internet and social media on the nature of the photobook, among much else. The book is divided into 9 thematic chapters, each featuring general introductory text providing background information and highlighting the dominant political and artistic influences on the photobook in the period, followed by more detailed discussion of the individual photobooks. The introductory chapter texts are followed by spreads and images from over 200 books, which provide the central means of telling the history of the photobook. Chosen by Parr and Badger, these illustrations show the most artistically and culturally important photobooks in three dimensions, with the cover or jacket and a selection of spreads from the book shown.

Girls standing on lawns

May 28, 2014
Kalman, Maira.
New York : Museum of Modern Art, c2014.
64 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 22 cm.
"Combining vintage photographs from MoMA's collection, original paintings by Kalman inspired by these photographs, and text by Handler, Girls standing on lawns puts on display the creators' shared fascination with anonymous snapshots and the rich lives, memories, and stories they evoke."--P. [4] of cover.

Cindy Sherman

May 22, 2014
Moorhouse, Paul.
London ; New York : Phaidon, 2014.
145 p. : ill., ports. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
This is an introduction to the life and work of Cindy Sherman.

Henri Cartier-Bresson : here and now

May 19, 2014
Cartier-Bresson, Henri, 1908-2004.
London : Thames & Hudson, 2014.
399 p. : ill. ; 31 cm.
Translated from the French by David H. Wilson and Ruth Sharman.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, Gallery 1, 12 February to 9 June 2014.

The new art of capturing love : the essential guide to lesbian and gay wedding photography

May 16, 2014
Hamm, Kathryn, 1969-
New York : Amphoto Books, an imprint of The Crown Publishing Group, [2014]
x, 213 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
A wedding revolution -- Breaking the mold -- Engagements -- Two grooms -- Two brides -- Wedding parties -- Wedding rituals.
"This first guide to posing and sensitively capturing same-sex couples on their wedding days equips semi-pro and professional wedding photographers to serve the exciting LGBT wedding photography market"-- Provided by publisher.

Unfamiliar Streets : the photographs of Richard Avedon, Charles Moore, Martha Rosler, and Philip-Lorca DiCorcia

April 16, 2014
Bussard, Katherine A., author.
©2014.
ix, 218 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm

Photoshop for lightroom users

March 26, 2014
Kelby, Scott.
[U.S.] : New Riders, c2014.
xi, 166 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Includes index.

The masters of nature photography

March 20, 2014
Buffalo, N.Y. : Firefly Books, c2013.
223 p. : col. ill. ; 26 x 30 cm.

Find it in everything : photographs

March 11, 2014
Barrymore, Drew.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, [2014].
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
"I have always loved hearts," writes acclaimed actress Drew Barrymore in the foreword to this heartwarming book. "The way that continuous line accomplishes the most extraordinary thing--it conveys love." Here, Barrymore shares the photographs she has taken of heart-shaped objects and patterns she has come across over the past ten years. Some are obvious and others barely discernible. A very personal collection of images, many of them accompanied by brief captions that reflect on beauty in the everyday.--From publisher description.

Stages of decay

February 11, 2014
Solis, Julia, author.
©2013
159 pages : color illustrations, photographs ; 22 x 26 cm

Creative photography lab : 52 fun exercises for developing self expression with your camera

February 3, 2014
Sonheim, Steve, author.
Beverly, MA : Quarry Books, [2013].
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
"Includes 6 mixed-media projects"--Cover.
Introduction -- Fire away -- Seeing the light -- Fellow travelers -- Talking to yourself -- Finger painting -- Deeper waters.
Go ahead, have fun with your photography. This collection of exercises is designed to teach you something about your camera-- and yourself! Learn to tackle the technical stuff, develop your own stile, and turn your camera into a tool of self-expression.

Hotel Chelsea

January 16, 2014
Cohen, Victoria, photographer.
©2013.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 x 39 cm

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