New Arrivals · Photography

June 18, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Enchanted lands

June 17, 2016
Michaud, Roland, author.
407 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 30 cm
Translated by Fabia Claris and Susan Haynes-Huber.
Roland and Sabrina Michaud, now in their eighties, have spent most of their lives together exploring Africa and Asia. Their travels have taken them to far-flung places, including Yemen, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Iran, and Turkey. Throughout their journeys Roland and Sabrina photographed and wrote about what they saw. This breathtaking account of their travels features nearly 500 color images that capture, with sensitivity, curiosity, and delight, the people they met and the landscapes they traversed. Organized into sections that focus on particular regions, the book takes readers to the monasteries and villages of China, the tents of Mongolian nomads, and the black rocks of northern Pakistan. Many of their images are indelible studies of faces: the weathered faces of Kazakhstani men, their heads wrapped in turbans; or the shy veiled face of an Iranian mother nursing her child atop a camel as she travels from summer pastures to the Persian Gulf. Throughout the book the Michauds' eloquent commentary gives context to these remarkable images, and offers their uniquely humane perspective on what it means to encounter incredible beauty, harsh landscapes, and unfamiliar surroundings. Best of all, it describes the pleasures of meeting people whose joys, sorrows, and struggles we all share.

Diane Arbus : portrait of a photographer

June 13, 2016
Lubow, Arthur, author.
New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]
xviii, 734 pages, 16 leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Traces the life of the influential twentieth-century photographer to link the extraordinary arc of her experiences to her iconic images, exploring her role in shaping both photography and contemporary art while offering insights into the unique perspectives that drew her to her subjects.

Frank Browne : a life through the lens

June 1, 2016
Davison, David (David H.)
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2014]
224 pages : illustrations ; 23 x 25 cm
A titan of the camera / Colin Ford -- Father Brown, SJ / E.E. O'Donnell, SJ -- Frank Brown's finest photographs / David H. Davison.

Lois Greenfield : moving still

June 1, 2016
Greenfield, Lois, photographer.
224 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm
Includes index.
Introduction / William A. Ewing -- Interview with Lois Greenfield / William A. Ewing.
"For more than forty years, legendary dance photographer Lois Greenfield has captured the beauty and form of some of the most talented dancers of our time. This stunning monograph surveys Greenfield's creative output across the last two decades, including her entry into color photography and her work with many of the world's leading dance companies"-- Provided by publisher.

Louis Stettner : Penn Station, New York

June 1, 2016
Stettner, Louis, 1922- photographer.
111 pages : illustrations ; 34 cm
Louis Stettner's delicate moment / Adam Gopnik -- Penn Station, New York -- The poet of the magnificent ordinary / Raphaël Picon -- Afterword / Louis Stettner.
Louis Stettner is one of the last living members of the avant-garde New York School of Photography. His Penn Station series of the late 1950s represents some of his most important work, gathered here in a single form for the first time. The series is less a portrait of now-vanished building, though the station makes itself felt by its shadowy spaces and glowing surfaces, than a study of people at once in transit and in suspension. For Stettner, it was a spacious and dramatic arena where people in the act of travelling went through a mixture of excitement, a silent patience for waiting, and an honest fatigue, and he found the project exhilarating. However, when completed, the photographs weren't deemed newsworthy enough for publication. But with time and distance their significance has deepened, and this body of work has become recognized as a major work of art.

Photographing families : designing custom portraits with character & style

May 13, 2016
Homan, Elizabeth.
127 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Includes index.
"In this book, Elizabeth and Trey present 60 of their favorite and most diverse family portraits, showing you the art and technique of creating highly salable portraits. With every captivating image, you'll learn how the Homans masterfully orchestrated the technical and artistic aspects of the portrait, from the location or backdrop selection, to the overall compositional qualities, to the arrangement of the group in the scene, to the individual poses. You'll also learn the strategies Elizabeth and Trey used to create natural poses that contribute to the feel of the portrait and will learn how the lighting (studio light, existing light, and natural light) was harnessed to create a polished, professional portrait.". -- Publisher's annotation.

How photographs are sold : stories and examples of how fine art photographers sell their work

May 5, 2016
Briot, Alain, author.
Santa Barbara, CA : Rocky Nook Inc., 2014.
xi, 180 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Getting started -- How fine art photographs are sold and what happens in the process -- Eight artist: In their own words -- What artist do and don't do: Problems and solutions -- End notes.
Author and fine art photographer Alain Briot has compiled stories and examples of how several successful photographers market and sell their work. The book features information from photographers who earn a living from their artwork, as well as from others who sell their artwork to further their passion rather than as their main source of income. It also includes examples from Alain's personal experience selling his fine art photographs.

One : sons & daughters

April 28, 2016
Mapplethorpe, Edward.
Brooklyn, NY : PowerHouse Books, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 33 cm
"This publication celebrates the first birthday as a pivotal milestone in life's journey and the hope and promise of what is to come"--Foreword.

50 landmark cameras that changed photography

April 6, 2016
Wade, John, 1945- author.
Atglen, PA : Schiffer Publishing Ltd., [2016]
256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
"The Daguerreotype Camera of 1839 is a photographic landmark. It introduced the first practical method for taking a photograph, although what is generally acknowledged as the first photograph was actually taken thirteen years before with a different type of camera by Nicéphore Niépce. The Leica was the first camera to make the 35mm format popular, but it was by no means the first camera to use 35mm film. Likewise, Polaroid wasn't the first to produce an instant picture camera, but was, surprisingly, the first company to introduce an autofocus single lens reflex. The history of the camera is flush with similar anomalies. This lavishly illustrated book with over 460 pictures looks at the cameras that became landmarks and analyzes how and why they influenced future design – sometimes in a big, important manner, other times in a lesser but still significant way."--Page [2] of book jacket.

The Thames & Hudson dictionary of photography

April 1, 2016
New York : Thames & Hudson, 2015.
438 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Includes index.
"The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Photography is a landmark publication that encompasses the history, art, and science of photography in a single volume. At a time when information is instantly accessible on the Internet but is often unreliable or uncited, this ambitious project both reasserts the veracity, reliability, and accuracy of scholarly research in reference publishing and offers an immersive, usable, beautifully designed reading experience. Compiled under the editorial guidance of curator, writer, and art historian Nathalie Herschdorfer, and in consultation with an international panel of 150 experts, this volume is based on entirely new scholarship by seventy-seven researchers from sixteen countries. Over 1,200 concise yet fully detailed entries describe all aspects of the subject, including photographers, images, agencies, genres, movements, exhibitions, publications, collectors, techniques, and processes. Entries from Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, and amateur photographers to Emile Zola, Piet Zwart, and the zoom lens are enriched by 300 images showing key works, artist portraits, exhibitions, installations, and publications."--Publisher's website.

Photographer : writing with light.

March 29, 2016
Hubbard, L. Ron (La Fayette Ron), 1911-1986.
Commerce, Calif. : Bridge Publications, ©2012.
[5], 273 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 31 cm.
Includes index.
"Glossary": pages 231-258.
An introduction to L. Ron Hubbard -- First frames -- Adventures and expeditions -- Photographs from the formative years of Scientology -- New photographic vistas from Saint Hill -- Is it art? / by L. Ron Hubbard -- A photographic holiday -- Ports of call -- The Photo Shoot Organization -- Filters -- The latter years -- Instruction -- Notes on composition / by L. Ron Hubbard -- Camera stable data / by L. Ron Hubbard -- One last image.

The Malkovich sessions

March 23, 2016
Miller, Sandro, photographer.
New York : Glitterati Incorporated, [2016]
236 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color), portraits ; 37 cm
Includes Jon Siskel's conversations with Sandro Miller and with John Malkovich.
Includes index.
Portraits. "Hello, I'm John Malkovich" / Sandro Miller -- Homage. A conversation with Sandro Miller / Jon Siskel ; Meeting John Malkovich / Jon Siskel -- Film. Motion / Sandro Miller ; Butterflies ; Ecstasy ; The allegory of the cave / Plato.
"The product of a unique, almost 20-year artistic collaboration between two stars in their respective fields, the actor and cultural icon John Malkovich and the photographer Sandro Miller, The Malkovich sessions represents a profound meeting of the minds. The centerpiece of this stunning book is 'Homage', a series of 32 images that recreate the iconic works of photographers whose work inspired and influenced Miller, from Edward Curtis to Diane Arbus to Irving Penn to Annie Leibovitz. Malkovich's astonishing ability to channel others combines with Miller's technical mastery to produce images that transcend and amplify the originals, while creating something new and exciting in themselves. Bracketed by Miller's brilliant portraits of Malkovich as Malkovich, along with still work from a series of short films that the two made together, The Malkovich sessions is a marvellous record of friendship and inspiration."

Fine art wedding photography : how to capture images with style for the modern bride

March 23, 2016
Villa, Jose, 1980-
New York : Amphoto Books, 2011 .
159 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Preface -- Introduction -- Part 1: Fine Art Approach -- Light -- Exposure -- Color -- Direction -- Composition -- Part 2: Stages Of The Day -- Engagement sessions -- Getting ready -- Bridal portraits -- Ceremony -- Family portraits -- Bride and groom portraits -- Cocktail hour and reception -- Part 3: Business Of Fine Art Wedding Photography -- Marketing the fine art approach -- Moving to the next level -- Building an ongoing client base -- Index.
Overview: Many semi-pro and professional wedding photographers are looking to "wake up" their style, stay current, and stimulate business. And today, that means lifestyle photography, also referred to as "fine art wedding photography." Fine art wedding photography isn't just a catchy phrase; it's a modern approach in which design is paramount. Fine art wedding images are more graphic and stylized than traditional wedding photojournalism, as if they were pulled from the pages of a glossy wedding or lifestyle magazine. Acclaimed wedding photographer Jose Villa was a pioneer in fine art wedding photography before it became a trendy buzzword. Here, he shares his secrets for bringing a stylized sense of composition, lighting, posing, and most important, design, to your images, while still keeping them organic and narrative. You'll learn Jose's trademark technique of capturing the more natural moment after a pose, and tips for getting images right in-camera to avoid the need for heavy post production. Final chapters show you how to integrate design through the delivered product, whether an album or slide show, and continue nurturing clients after the wedding by expanding to baby and family portraiture. Packed with real-life examples, solid techniques, and stunning images from one of the wedding industry's brightest stars, this book will both educate and inspire photographers seeking to update their work and satisfy a new generation of brides.

Other rooms

March 7, 2016
Callis, Jo Ann, 1940- photographer.
New York : Aperture, [2014]
88 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Includes the essay Honey by Francine Prose.

The thrill of the chase : the Wagstaff collection of photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum

March 4, 2016
Martineau, Paul, 1967- author.
ix, 233 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Issued on the occasion of the exhibition The Thrill of the Chase: The Wagstaff Collection of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum, on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, from March 15 to July 31, 2016.
Foreword / Timothy Potts -- Introduction : recollections of Sam Wagstaff / Weston Naef -- A curious vice : the extraordinary life of Samuel J. Wagstaff Jr. / Paul Martineau -- Penitent / Eugenia Parry -- Plates -- Plate list -- Selected list of photographers.
"Presents the Samuel J. Wagstaff Jr. collection of photographs, now at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, along with a selection of 147 images from that collection"-- Provided by publisher.

Robert Mapplethorpe : the archive

March 3, 2016
Terpak, Frances, 1948- author.
vii, 239 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
"This publication will provide an overview of the most extensive collection of primary material existing on Robert Mapplethorpe's entire practice, including the work he produced before turning to photography. This volume will focus on examples of etchings, drawings, collages, paintings, sculpture, commercial work, personal collections, as well as intimate dialogues among friends, colleagues, and business associates. In addition, the book will provide insight into Mapplethorpe's identity as a gay man and the ways his art pushed against the limits of censorship and conformity. This publication is intended to be a "signal contribution to our understanding of one of the key figures in late-twentieth-century photography and cultural politics."--Publisher's description.
Picturing Robert / Patti Smith -- 1977: Stars align -- Pratt: not quite fitting in -- Chelsea charm -- Instant attraction -- Commercial work: capturing the jewels -- Photography's bad boy -- A photographer's cabinet of wonders -- The promiscuity of the archive / Jonathan Weinberg -- Pointing the way: an illustrated guide to the Robert Mapplethorpe archive.

Robert Mapplethorpe : the photographs

February 26, 2016
ix, 330 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
"This publication is issued on the occasion of the exhibition Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium, on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, from March 15 to July 31, 2016, and at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from March 20 to July 31, 2016; subsequently at the Musee des Beaux-Arts de Montreal from September 10, 2016, to January 15, 2017; and at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, from October 2017 to February 2018"--ECIP galley.
"This exhibition was organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art."--ECIP galley.
Mapplethorped: art, photography, and the pornographic imagination / Richard Meyer -- Flesh and spirit: Robert Mapplethorpe, Sam Wagstaff, and the gay sensibility / Philip Gefter -- Robert Mapplethorpe's queer classicism: the substance of style / Jonathan D. Katz -- A disciplined style: fashion and fetishism in the art of Robert Mapplethorpe / Ryan Linkof -- Mapplethorpe: portrait/self-portrait / Carol Squiers.

A history of photography in 50 cameras

February 19, 2016
Pritchard, Michael, 1964- author.
Buffalo, NY : Firefly Books, 2015.
224 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
The Giroux Daguerreotype -- The Talbot "mousetrap" -- Ottewill's double folding camera -- Powell's stereoscopic camera -- The Sutton panoramic -- The Kodak -- The Stirn concealed vest camera -- The Enjalbert revolver de poche -- The Rouch Eureka -- The Goerz Anschütz -- The Thornton-Pickard Royal Ruby -- The Scovill book camera -- The Kodak Brownie -- The Sanderson hand camera -- The Ticka -- The Soho reflex -- The vest pocket Kodak -- The Thornton-Pickard Mark III Hythe camera gun -- The Ermanox -- The Leica I -- The Contax I -- The George Washington Kodak -- The Voigtländer Prominent -- The Coronet Midget -- The Canon Hansa -- The Kine Exakta -- The Minox -- The Compass -- The Kodak Super Six-20 -- The Kodak Matchbox -- The Pacemaker Speed Graphic -- The Hasselblad -- The Polaroid Land Model 95 -- The View-Master personal stereo camera -- The Leica M3 -- The Rolleiflex 3.5f -- The Nikon F -- The Topcon Re Super (UK) / Super D (US) -- The Kodak Instamatic -- The Pentax Spotmatic -- The Olympus OM-1 -- The pocket Instamatic -- The Polaroid SX-70 -- The Canon A1 -- The Sony Mavica -- The Fuji Quicksnap -- The Kodak Nikon DCS100 -- The Apple Quicktake -- The Canon 5d Mark III -- The Nokia Lumia.

The photograph and Australia

February 2, 2016
Annear, Judy, author.
Sydney, N.S.W. Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2015.
307 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color), portraits ; 30 cm
Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at Art Gallery of New South Wales, March 21-June 8, 2015, and Queensland Art Gallery, July 4-October 11, 2015.
Includes essays by Daniel Palmer, Michael Aird, Jane Lydon, Kathleen Davidson, Martyn Jolly and Geoffrey Batchen.

Getting your shot : stunning photos, how-to tips, and endless inspiration from the pros.

January 26, 2016
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, 2015.
287 pages : illustrations (mostly color) ; 21 cm
Catch the light -- Self-portrait -- Home -- Spontaneous adventure -- The animals we love -- After midnight -- Foodscapes -- Love snap -- Iheart my city -- Biodiversity -- Family portrait -- The moment -- Embrace the untamed -- Explore our changing world -- Nature in black & white -- How close can you get? -- Imagine if.
"In this inspirational how-to photography book, the photo experts at National Geographic share their invaluable tips, advice and insights alongside more than 200 breathtaking photos--from glorious landscapes to intimate moments, from black-and-white to exuberant color, from the exotic to the homespun. These stunning and evocative photos, drawn from National Geographic's thriving online photography community "Your Shot," provide inspiration for photographers of all skill levels. This book reveals inside stories on how the featured photographers were able to get these incredible shots, and is filled with encouragement and inspiration for the artist and dreamer inside all of us"-- Provided by publisher.

Digital filmmaking for kids for dummies

January 21, 2016
Willoughby, Nick, 1981- author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2015]
310 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"23 fun video projects!"--Cover.
Week 1: The basic digital filmmaking process -- Week 2: Making a 60-second film trailer -- Week 3: Making a documentary -- Week 4: Creating your first short narrative film.
Digital Filmmaking For Kids makes it easy to get up and running with digital filmmaking! This fun and friendly guide walks you through a ton of cool projects that introduce you to all stages of filmmaking. Packed with full-color photos, easy-to-follow instruction, and simple examples.

Guillermo Srodek-Hart : stories

January 20, 2016
Srodek-Hart, Guillermo, 1977-
Munich ; New York : Prestel, ©2015.
142 pages, 24 unnumbered pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 x 31 cm

Detroit : unbroken down

January 5, 2016
Jordano, Dave, author, photographer.
Brooklyn, New York : PowerHouse Books, 2015.
160 pages : chiefly color illustrations, color portraits ; 31 cm
Detroit : unbroken down / Nancy Watson Barr -- Detroit : whose crisis? whose creativity? -- Dawoud Bey and Dave Jordano : a conversation / Dawoud Bey.

Beaton : photographs

January 4, 2016
Beaton, Cecil, 1904-1980, photographer.
New York : Abrams, 2015.
354 pages : chiefly illustrations, portraits ; 32 cm
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2015 by Jonathan Cape"--Colophon.
Covers six decades of the photographer's work from the 1920s to the 1970s.

Wildlife photographer of the year. Portfolio 25

December 21, 2015
160 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm.
Includes an index of photographers.
For 50 years, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition has championed honest and ethical wildlife photography, while pushing the boundaries of artistic freedom, technical skill and narrative excellence. This powerful collection of pictures features all the winning photographs from the 2015 competition. The collections represents the work of many international photographers, both professionals and amateurs. The photographs are chosen by an international jury for their artistic merit and originality, from categories that together represent a diversity of natural subjects. The range of styles is also diverse, as is the genre of photography, whether action, macro, underwater, landscape or environmental reportage. Together this outstanding collection is a reminder of the splendour, drama and variety of life on Earth. Each stunning photograph is accompanied by an extended caption and there is an introduction by one of the world's most respected nature photographers.

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