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17-05-2005
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thanks guys...
really interested to have a look at the grace coddington book...
there must be some great 'classics' in there...


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17-05-2005
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These are my personal favourites:
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Helmut Newton: Work

Fashion:Theory - this has some Chris von Wangenheim w Gia. Gorgeous. Some stories about the way the photographers worked etc.

Art of Vogue photographic covers (up till mid 80s): Some beyond gorgeous covers from all Vogue editions - American, English, Brazilian what have you.

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18-05-2005
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thanks guys...
really interested to have a look at the grace coddington book...
there must be some great 'classics' in there...

You can read more about the contributors of the 'Grace' book here. My favourite picture from it is a beach shot. There's a girl in a red bikini surrounded by guys in bathing suits clapping and cheering her on.

To stay on topic, more books:

"Backstage" by Gauthier Gallet. (Steidl) The cover has a photo of Pierre Berge, Bernard Arnault, his daughter Delhpine Arnault, and Karl Lagerfeld front and center at some show.

"Hotel Lachapelle" by David LaChapelle. (Bulfinch)

"Herb Ritts" by Herb Ritts. (Thames & Hudson) The cover has Alex Wek's infamous december Pirelli calendar pose.

"Terrworld" by Terry Richardson. (Taschen)

"Patrick Demarchelier:Forms" by Patrick Demarchelier. (Rizzoli)

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30-05-2005
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4 Inches Book on Fashion/Celebrity photography
You may have read about this in the press this morning.



Dressed in nothing but Jimmy Choo spikes and a piece of Cartier jewellery, a constellation of beautiful, successful and empowering women bare all in this long-awaited book Four Inches. The size of the heels they wear, Four Inches features Christina Aguilera, Rachel Hunter, Lara Flynn-Boyle, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Jodie Kidd, Victoria Beckham, Kate Moss, Macy Gray, Geri Halliwell, Serena Williams, Minnie and Kate Driver, Elle MacPherson, Tamara Mellon, Sophie Dahl, Anne Heche, Mimi Rogers, Pamela Anderson, Yasmin Le Bon, Sarah Ferguson and many more. All the pictures are taken by women too, in fact some of the world's best female photographers including Mary McCartney, Pamela Hanson, Sam Taylor-Wood and Ellen von Unwerth. A collaboration between Jimmy Choo and Cartier, Four Inches is a book for women, about women and by women. 10% of the proceeds from this book will go to the Elton John AIDS Foundation who will make sure that it gets to women and girls in Africa who are infected with HIV/AIDS. JIMMY CHOO Launched in 1996 by Tamara Mellon, Jimmy Choo, the makers of glamorous shoes, handbags and accessories favoured by female stars and elegant women, now has over 20 stores worldwide. The idea for this book came from Tamara Mellon who wanted to be able to use her company to help ease the suffering of women and children in Africa. CARTIER Founded in 1847 by Louis-Francois Cartier, the famous French watchmakers and jewellers agreed to sponsor this project after being approached by Jimmy Choo. They also provided all the jewellery that appears in the book. ELTON JOHN AIDS FOUNDATION Established in 1992 by Elton John, the Foundation is primarily concerned with increasing awareness, providing funding for educational programs and eliminating prejudice against HIV/AIDS infected individuals. Their work is worldwide.

To you? £40.

Well, it is all for charadee.

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31-05-2005
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"saigo ni mita fuukei" ("the final scenery") by izima kaoru. i think its the second collection...a series of photographs of famous women who, enact out their own death scene... includes japanese actress kyoko hasegawa, supermodel ai tominaga, singe UA and mika nakashima, etc...

i LOVE this book...feminists would have a heyday (hasegawa laying in a pile of trash in a gazillion dollar YSL fur coat) but i made copies and put my favorites on the wall. the colors and photography is beautiful it was recently reviewed in a UK mag so i think it might be available there now?
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oops, i was a little off:
http://photojpn.org/tips/kips01/artists/izima.html

Born 1954 in Kyoto. Tokyo-based photographer and TV commercial director. Formerly the chief editor of zyappu, a progressive fashion magazine which folded in 1999 when publisher Korinsha went out of business.

One regular feature of the magazine was a short pictorial called "Serial Murders of Actresses." It featured photos of an imaginary murder of a famous Japanese actress who lies dead in a river, road, or elsewhere while wearing brand-name clothing cited in the caption.

Twenty installments of this series were put into the book, sitai no aru 20 no hukei (A Corpse in 20 Scenes) published in 1999. And seven more installments were published in the exhibition catalog Landscapes with a Corpse 1999-2000.


As a special guest of PhotoGuide Japan, Izima-san exhibited 16 photographs titled Landscapes With a Corpse. He had four series of photos, each one showing a well-known Japanese actress dressed as a corpse. There was MATSUYUKI Yasuko wearing Gucci and lying in an empty bathtub (above photo), Catase Rino wearing Sybilla lying on the roadside on the Rainbow Bridge in Tokyo (top right), six girls wearing X-girl scattered on a beach in Okinawa, and SHINOHARA Ryoko wearing Vivienne Westwood in a men's restroom at an expressway rest stop (top left).

His work provoked the strongest response (both positive and negative) from viewers. He also came to the slide show and gave an interesting talk explaining the concept behind his corpse series. One of his objectives of this series was to bring the subject of death more out in the open



.....this guy has plethora of pics... i think i'll start a new thread

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09-04-2006
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i just bought this amazing book

picture from amazon.co.uk


here's a description from vam.ac.uk (victoria & albert museum) where the exhibition was shown:

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Imperfect Beauty: The Making of Contemporary Fashion Photographs


With the rise of the internet and the growth of magazine titles, fashion imagery has never been so widely available. The distinctions between editorial and advertising photography as well as fine art and commercial styles have, through the last decade, cross-fertilised, creating a diverse creative territory for fashion image-makers. Imperfect Beauty covers a period of great innovation and creativity in fashion photography, highlighting the experimental scope of today's fashion imagery. Displays exploring the world of fashion magazines, design of contemporary beauty and products and fashion styling compliment the exhibition. An installation highlighting the influential image-making group 'Buffalo' is also on show at the entrance to The Photography Gallery at the V&A.
The exhibition is accompanied by a book of the same title, now available in the V&A shop. Further information about the book and details of how to buy it on-line can be found in the Publications section of this site. First-hand interviews with internationally renowned photographers, art directors and stylists are featured in the book, alongside key examples of their work. Contributors include Juergen Teller, David Sims, Melanie Ward, Fabien Baron and Nick Knight.


Charotte Cotton, Assistant Curator, writes:

Fashion photography constitutes one of the most important areas of our visual culture. There are many questions about the production of fashion photography - such as who makes it, who commissions it and what will it look like in the future - that an increasing number of visitors to the V&A are asking us.
Imperfect Beauty: The Making of Contemporary Fashion Photographs is our first opportunity in the programme of exhibitions for the Photography gallery at the V&A to respond, in detail, to such questions and address this fascinating area of photographic practice. In my research, I have listened to the views of fashion image-makers - including photographers, stylists, hair and make-up artists, art directors - and gained an insight into their collaborations.

Many of the most innovative people in the sphere of fashion photography have been asked to contribute ideas, images and words to Imperfect Beauty that in some way reflect their inspirations, working practices or perceptions of their industry. It is going to be an exciting exhibition that goes beneath the surface gloss of fashion photography. I hope that visitors of the Museum this autumn will find it thought-provoking and, of course, beautiful.

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11-06-2006
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Melvin Sokolsky - Seeing Fashion
Brilliant man, brilliant book. I never get tired of looking through it. Surreal photography kicks gravity's ***. Superficially, anyway.

Haha and David LaChapelle's Artists and Prostitutes if you have the means and money. Or you know, to be more practical, Hotel LaChapelle would be pretty great.

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Photography Books
Though it would be good to see what books people recommend, I have a few that I use all the time.

Published by Rotovision, some great books on lighting.Published by Focal Press
  • Photoshop CS2 for Photographers by Martin Evening

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I really want to get this:
In Vogue: The Illustrated History of the World's Most Famous Fashion Magazine (Hardcover)
by Alberto Oliva (Author), Norberto Angeletti (Author), Anna Wintour (Contributor), Steven Klein (Contributor), Grace Coddington (Contributor)

I've read through it and am interested in purchasing it... but I'd like to see some opinions of people... Anyone? It honestly looks good, but is about $75 USD!

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i strongly recommend Unseen Vogue: The Secret History of Fashion Photographyjust bought it last june

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i'm thinking of buying this book online but i just wanted to ask if this book is wearth buying. are the pictures great? i don't know what the inside looks like but i do like the prada ad for the cover

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I really want to get this:
In Vogue: The Illustrated History of the World's Most Famous Fashion Magazine (Hardcover)
by Alberto Oliva (Author), Norberto Angeletti (Author), Anna Wintour (Contributor), Steven Klein (Contributor), Grace Coddington (Contributor)

I've read through it and am interested in purchasing it... but I'd like to see some opinions of people... Anyone? It honestly looks good, but is about $75 USD!
I highly recommend this book. The book is filled with a lot of pictures ranging from early illustrated Vogue covers to editorials from recent years. The book provides you with a great sample of the work of the many great photographers who have worked for Vogue such as Cecil Beaton, Irving Penn, Horst P. Horst, Helmut Newton, Richard Avedon, Lee Miller, and Steven Meisel. I also found the history of the magazine itself very interesting to read.

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I want to buy every book thats been mentioned in this thread! They all seem so interesting, but quite expensive too! I've got a photography book that I've been interested in for quite some time, but I was wondering if anyone else has taken a look at it, and their recommendations?

Title: 'Shot in Sicily'
Photographer: Michael Roberts
Additional contributors: Amanda Harlech (author), Manolo Blahnik (epilouge)
Published by 7L

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Shot in Sicily presents Michael Roberts’ complex view of Sicily – its people, traditions, and landscape – filtered through his photographic work for and beyond the fashion world. Spanning 20 years, the book traces Roberts’ changing vision of a sensual and ambiguous environment. Referencing Baron Wilhelm von Gloeden’s photography and evoking the films of Visconti and Bolognini, Roberts’ sense of Sicily moves beyond strict aesthetic categories. His camera captures the beauty of youth, crumbling temples, traditional Easter parades, and the theater of daily life to recreate the allure of Sicily, even for those who have not yet been there.
This is the cover:

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i'm interseted in this book..

Fashion: Photography of the Nineties (Paperback)
..written by Camilla Nickerson and her husband Neville Wakefield(an art critic)...i love the 90's...does anybody have this book?



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