New Arrivals · Photography

January 19, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Portraiture unplugged : natural light photography

January 18, 2018
Caylor, Carl, author.
©2015
127 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
We live in an era where the broad accessibility of smartphones means that photography is no longer an esoteric pursuit. Anyone with a smartphone can and does snap images of themselves and of their friends. As such, guides which imply that you need enormous amounts of equipment or training to take a photograph are simply ignored, if not laughed at. This title appeals to readers desire to craft better images, while also recognising that most readers won't have the time nor the desire to spend hours tinkering with lighting.

The luminous portrait : capture the beauty of natural light for glowing, flattering portraits

January 17, 2018
Messina, Elizabeth.
New York : Amphoto Books, ©2012.
176 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
A reference for wedding and portrait photographers as well as amateur shutterbugs of any experience level demonstrates how to maximize natural lighting for the best effects.

Tina Barney

January 16, 2018
New York : Rizzoli 2017.
239 pages : chieflycolor illustrations ; 31 cm
Internationally acclaimed American artist Tina Barney burst on the scene in the early 1980s with her provocative yet intimate photographs capturing the domestic lives and social rituals of the elite. In choosing colour over black and white and producing large-format prints, she broke the tradition of established fine-art photography at the time. Her unstintingly honest portrayal of her subjects, many of whom are family and friends, remains completely original. Straddling the line between candid and choreographed photography, between engagement and detachment, she captures her subjects in a range of rarefied settings, both private and public.

If you're bored with your camera read this book

January 12, 2018
Fordham, Demetrius, author.
London : ILEX, 2017.
128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Includes index.
You know photography, don't you? Nice group pictures, tasteful landscapes, perhaps a filter from an app on your phone. Conventional, easy to manage, inoffensive, boring...right? WRONG! In this book you'll find inspiring ideas and genuinely different techniques that you can use to capture anything, from artistic portraits, through to stunning street photography and unusual aboreals. This book will open your eyes, and your lens cap, to new ideas.

Naptime with Joey

January 12, 2018
Izumikawa, Laura, author, photographer.
New York : Gallery Books,, 2017.
120 pages : chiefly color illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
"Joey Marie wears many hats (or, rather, wigs): she's dressed up as Inigo Montoya, Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Pikachu, Anna Wintour, Moana, and Barb from Stranger Things. She's taken trips to Hawaii, baked croissants, and blasted off to the moon as an astronaut (at least, in her dreams). She's held occupations such as pizza chef, aerobics instructor, and handy-dandy-fixer-upper (figuratively, of course). She's inspired a parenting blog, been the face of her mom Laura Izumikawa's Instagram account--and for the first time, she's taken the leap from the ranks of internet-baby-snoredom to the pages of a book. Naptime with Joey is chockablock full of over a hundred deliciously adorable photos of Joey dressed up as various pop culture characters, movie stars, musicians, vacationers, and holiday-goers, making this the most fun, festive, and downright delightful gift under the sun"--Amazon.

I see a city : Todd Webb's New York

January 11, 2018
Webb, Todd, photographer.
©2017
175 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm
A city seen : Todd Webb's postwar New York / Sean Corcoran -- My city, lost and found / Daniel Okrent -- Plates -- Afterword -- Acknowledgments.
"I See a City: Todd Webb's New York focuses on the work of photographer Todd Webb produced in New York City in the 1940s and 1950s. Webb photographed the city day and night, in all seasons and in all weather. Buildings, signage, vehicles, the passing throngs, isolated figures, curious eccentrics, odd corners, windows, doorways, alleyways, squares, avenues, storefronts, uptown, and downtown, from the Brooklyn Bridge to Harlem. The book is a rich portrait of the everyday life and architecture of New York. Webb's work is clear, direct, focused, layered with light and shadow, and captures the soul of these places shaped by the friction and frisson of humanity. A native of Detroit, Webb studied photography in the 1930s under the guidance of Ansel Adams at the Detroit Camera Club, served as a navy photographer during World War II, and then went on to become a successful postwar photographer. His work is in many museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the National Gallery of Art in Washington. Published on the occasion of the exhibition Todd Webb's New York at the Museum of the City of New York, where Webb had his first solo exhibition in 1946, this book helps restore the reputation and legacy of a forgotten American artist."--Publisher's website.

Stephen Shore : selected works 1973-1981

January 11, 2018
Shore, Stephen, 1947- photographer.
©2017
279 pages : color illustrations ; 39 cm
"... an international group of artists, curators, authors, and cultural figures have selected up to ten photographs apiece from Stephen Shore's Uncoming Places archive. None of the images appear in the current edition of his landmark book of the same name; most are published here for the first time. Each suite of photographs, chosen from over four hundred newly scanned or rediscovered negatives, offers an idiosyncratic commentary on Shore's distinctive vision of America and proposes new perspectives on this seminal body of work from the 1970s and early '80s"--Page 5.

Portraits

January 10, 2018
Michals, Duane, photographer.
©2017
171 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 x 31 cm
"Duane Michals' Portraits presents for the first time a comprehensive overview of more than a half-century of portrait photographs--many of iconic cultural figures--by one of our era's most influential and entertaining artists.Duane Michals, the subject of a major retrospective exhibition organized by the Carnegie Museums in 2014 and scheduled to travel in 2018, has long been recognized for his inventive photo sequences, which shaped the work of several generations of artists. But even as he enjoys wide acclaim, a central body of work by the eighty-five-year-old artist remains little known.For decades, Michals was a sought-after editorial photographer for leading magazines, portraying outstanding creative personalities of our era. This comprehensive selection of his inventive portraits--many not previously published in book form--accompanied by Michals' inimitable, sometimes hilarious observations and reminiscences, will delight his fans and engage new admirers. The book features intimate and illuminating images of musical performers such as Barbra Streisand and Johnny Cash; actors from Dustin Hoffman and Robin Williams to Tilda Swinton; contemporary artists including Andy Warhol, David Hockney, and Jasper Johns; authors such as Norman Mailer and John Cheever; and old masters of modern art including Rene Magritte and Balthus."-- Provided by publisher.

Extra! Weegee : a collection of 359 vintage photographs from 1929-1946

January 10, 2018
©2017
336 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 25 x 31 cm
Published to coincide with an exhibition held at Fotografiska, Stockholm, April 7 - May 28, 2017.
Weegee (1899?1968) erhielt 1938 als Erster offiziell die Erlaubnis, den New Yorker Polizeifunk live mitzuhören. Seither traf er teilweise noch vor der Polizei am Krisenherd ein und machte unzählige Aufnahmen. Vom hartgesottenen Polizisten bis zum großmäuligen Ganoven, von der mitternächtlichen Schnapsdrossel bis zum tanzenden Jazzer, vom dramatischen Großbrand bis zu den Feierlichkeiten zum Ende des Weltkrieges: Weegee bannte all diese Momente in unvergessliche Bilder. Der Band zeigt auch die bisher unbekannte Seite des berühmten Fotografen: feiernde, glückliche Menschen. Ergänzt werden die Werke durch die spannende Geschichte der Wiederentdeckung dieses jahrzehntelang verschollenen Archivs. 00Exhibition: Swedish Museum for Photography, Stockholm, Sweden.

Polaroid : the complete guide to experimental instant photography

January 10, 2018
Adam, Rhiannon, author.
New York, New York : Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2017.
240 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Camera and film format guide -- Creative techniques.
"Polaroid: The Complete Guide to Experimental Instant Photography is the go-to resource for all lovers of instant photography. Divided into two main parts, Camera and Film Format Guide and Creative Techniques, it offers a comprehensive introduction to instant photography, including: a wide-ranging overview of instant cameras and compatible accessories and film; tips on what to buy and where to buy it; how to adapt equipment and preserve the life of your images; easy step-by-step guides to a wide range of image manipulations, accompanied by visual showcases of the work of the very best Polaroid photographers; extensive resources section, complete with film compatibility guide, a list of stockists, and safety information. Polaroid: The Complete Guide to Experimental Instant Photography provides photographers, art students, and vintage camera enthusiasts with the knowledge and skills to push the boundaries of what an Polaroid photograph can be"--Back cover.

Microsculpture : portraits of insects from the collections of the Oxford University of Natural History

January 2, 2018
Biss, Levon, photographer.
New York, NY : Abrams, 2017
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 32 cm
"Microsculpture is a unique photographic study of insects in mind-blowing magnification that celebrates the wonders of nature and science. Levon Biss's photographs capture in breathtaking detail the beauty of the insect world and are printed in large-scale format to provide an unforgettable viewing experience. Each picture in Microsculpture is created from approximately 8,000 individual photographs. Segments of the specimen are lit and photographed separately using microscope lenses, then stacked to maintain sharp focus throughout. These images are then combined to create a single high-resolution file. From start to finish, each portrait takes approximately 4 weeks to create. The project has captured the attention of the world with features in WIRED and New Scientist. Microsculpture has been exhibited at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and the Xposure 2016 International Photography Festival in Sharjah, U.A.E. It has been viewed by over half a mil-lion people so far and will be touring museums around the world from 2017 onward."--Publisher.

Avedon : something personal

December 27, 2017
Stevens, Norma, author.
©2017
x, 699 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Overture -- Curtain raisers -- His show of shows -- Featured players -- The house of pain -- Finding life through a lens -- All hell breaking loose -- East meets west -- Fresh affiliations -- Forbidden affinities -- Darkroom rivalry -- Assisted living -- First serving -- Assorted nuts -- Second helping -- The Calvin campaigns -- Veni, vidi ... Versace! -- Back in (editorial) fashion -- Believe it or not -- The cash cow -- Unsullied legacy -- The last picture show -- The living end -- Parting words.
A candid portrait of the famed photographer, co-written by his longtime business partner and confidante, traces Avedon's life from his humble New York childhood to his death during a shoot in 2004.

Irving Penn : centennial

December 18, 2017
New York : Published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, [2017]
371 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Published in conjunction with "Irving Penn: Centennial" on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, from April 20 through July 30, 2017, and at the Grand Palais, Paris, from September 2017 through January 2018.
Director's foreword / Thomas P. Campbell -- Preface / Maria Morris Hambourg and Jeff L. Rosenheim -- The heart of the matter / Maria Morris Hambourg -- Signs of life, 1939-47 / Jeff L. Rosenheim -- Existential portraits, 1947-48 / Maria Morris Hambourg -- In Vogue, 1947-50 / Philippe Garner -- Cuzco, 1948 / Jeff L. Rosenheim -- Nudes, 1949-50 / Maria Morris Hambourg -- Small trades, 1950-51 / Jeff L. Rosenheim -- Classic portraits, 1948-62 / Maria Morris Hambourg -- Ethnographic photographs, 1967-71 / Harald E.L. Prins -- Cigarettes, 1972 / Maria Morris Hambourg -- Time capsules, 1960s-2007 / Philippe Garner -- Still life, 1968-2000 / Adam Kirsch -- Advertising / Alexandra Dennett -- Penn's printing processes / Vasilios Zatse -- Chronology / Alexandra Dennett -- Notes -- List of plates -- Acknowledgments -- Index.
"Celebrating the centennial of Irving Penn's birth, this volume spans the entirety of his groundbreaking career. The introduction situates his work in the context of the various artistic, social, and political environments and events that affected the content of his photographs. The essays acquaint readers with Penn's primary subjects and campaigns, including early documentary scenes and imagery; portraits; fashion; female nudes; people of Peru, Dahomey (Benin), New Guinea, and Morocco; still lifes; and more"--Provided by publisher.

Vivian Maier : a photographer's life and afterlife

December 18, 2017
Bannos, Pamela, 1959- author.
©2017
362 pages, 23 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Beginnings and endings. A fractured archive ; A new world, a new art form ; A family divided / Photography's complex history -- The emergence of Vivian Maier. Young photographer / final days ; New York street photographer / Viral Vivian -- The reinvention of Vivian Maier. Mysterious nanny photographer ; High art / Downward spiral -- The aftermath. The missing picture: Vivian's Maier's last thirty years ; Those who did not know her ; Who owns Vivian Maier's photography? -- Epilogue.
"Who was Vivian Maier? Many people know her as the reclusive Chicago nanny who wandered the city for decades, constantly snapping photographs, which were unseen until they were discovered in a seemingly abandoned storage locker. They revealed her to be an inadvertent master of twentieth-century American street photography. Not long after, the news broke that Maier had recently died and had no surviving relatives. Soon the whole world knew about her preternatural work, shooting her to stardom almost overnight. But, as Pamela Bannos reveals in this meticulous and passionate biography, this story of the nanny savant has blinded us to Maier's true achievements, as well as her intentions. Most important, Bannos argues, Maier was not a nanny who moonlighted as a photographer; she was a photographer who supported herself as a nanny. Bannos contrasts Maier's life with the mythology that strangers—mostly the men who have profited from her work—have created around her absence. Bannos shows that Maier was extremely conscientious about how her work was developed, printed, and cropped, even though she also made a clear choice never to display it. She places Maier's fierce passion for privacy alongside the recent spread of her work around the world, and she explains Maier's careful adjustments of photographic technique, while explaining how the photographs have been misconstrued or misidentified. As well, Bannos uncovers new information about Maier's immediate family, including her difficult brother, Karl—relatives that once had been thought not to exist. This authoritative and engrossing biography shows that the real story of Vivian Maier, a true visionary artist, is even more compelling than the myth."--Inside dust jacket.

William Gedney : only the lonely, 1955-1984

December 18, 2017
Mora, Gilles, 1945- author.
©2017
159 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 25 cm
William Gedney, so similar, so different : alone are the lonely -- Gilles Mora : The farm, 1955-1959 ; Brooklyn, 1955-1979 ; Kentucky, 1964 and 1972 ; United states, 1964-1972 ; San francisco, 1965-1967 ; Short distances and definite places -- Margaret Sartor : India, 1969-1971 and 1980 ; Europe, 1974 ; Gay pride parades, 1975-1983 ; Intimate gestures : handmade books by William Gedney -- Lisa Mccarty : Chronology of William Gedney's life and work -- Exhibitions, related publications, awards, and collections.
Mysterious, introspective, fiercely private, and self-taught, street photographer William Gedney (1932-1989) produced impressive series of images focused on people whose lives were overlooked, hidden, or reduced to stereotypes. He was convinced that photography was a means of expression as efficient as literature, and his images were accompanied by writings, essays, excerpts from books, and aphorisms. Gedney avoided self-promotion, and his underrepresented work was largely unknown during his short lifetime. He died at the age of fifty-six from AIDS. 'William Gedney: Only the Lonely, 1955-1984' is the first comprehensive retrospective of his photography.

American witness : the art and life of Robert Frank

December 8, 2017
Smith, R. J., 1959- author.
New York, NY : Da Capo Press, 2017.
viii, 327 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portratis ; 24 cm
"...American Witness is the first comprehensive look at the life of a man who's as mysterious and evasive as he is prolific and gifted. Leaving his rigid Switzerland for the more fluid United States in 1947, Frank found himself at the red-hot social center of bohemian New York in the '50s and '60s, becoming friends with everyone from Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and Peter Orlovsky to photographer Walker Evans, actor Zero Mostel, painter Willem de Kooning, filmmaker Jonas Mekas, Bob Dylan, writer Rudy Wirlitzer, jazz musicians Ornette Coleman and Charles Mingus, and more. Frank roamed the country with his young family, taking roughly 27,000 photographs and collecting 83 of them into what is still his most famous work: The Americans. His was an America nobody had seen before, and if it was harshly criticized upon publication for its portrait of a divided country, the collection gradually grew to be recognized as a transformative American vision. And then he turned his back on certain success, giving up photography to reinvent himself as a film and video maker. Frank helped found the American independent cinema of the 1960s and made a legendary film with the Rolling Stones. Today, the nonagenarian is an embodiment of restless creativity and a symbol of what it costs to remain original in America, his life defined by never repeating himself, never being satisfied. American Witness is a portrait of a singular artist and the country that he saw."--Dust jacket

Take better selfies

December 5, 2017
Salzberg, Alysa, author.
Pittsburgh, PA : Eldorado Ink, [2018]
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm.
Selfies at a glance -- Putting your best face forward -- Show your whole self -- Lighting and angles -- Background information -- Squad goals -- Photo development -- Glossary.
Chances are, you ve taken at least a few selfies. But maybe you don t always like how they come out. In this book, you ll discover simple ways to improve your selfie game including how to look your best for a picture, choosing the right pose, lighting, and angle, and, most importantly, letting your personality shine through. You ll also learn how to make the background of your selfie work for you, and how to share the spotlight with a special place. You ll find pointers for taking memorable group selfies, even with the hardest co-stars of all: babies, toddlers, and pets. And then there's what happens after you take your selfie, from a handy list of popular editing software and apps, to questions that will help you determine if you need to use them. Anyone can take a selfie, but with the tips in this book, you'll take yours to the next level!

Annie Leibovitz : portraits : 2005-2016

November 30, 2017
Leibovitz, Annie, 1949- photographer.
©2017
313 pages : illustrations, portraits (some color) ; 36 cm
Annie Leibovitz : Portraits 2005-2016 is the photographer's follow-up to her two landmark books, Annie Leibovitz 1970-1990 and A Photographer's Life 1990-2005. In this newest collection, Leibovitz has captured the world's most compelling subjects in the style that has distinguished her as one of the most loved and compelling talents of our time. The photographs document contemporary culture with an artist's eye, wit, and uncanny ability to personalize even the most recognizable and distinguished figures.

National Geographic night vision : magical photographs of life after dark

November 30, 2017
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2017]
398 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Energy -- Harmony -- Mystery -- Wonder.

One face fifty ways : the portrait photography ideas book

November 30, 2017
Dyer, Imogen, author, model.
London, England : Ilex, 2017.
160 pages : illustrations (mostly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Themes -- Accessorizing -- Gear -- Light -- Taking your shot -- Angles -- Posing -- Choosing a formant -- Different faces.
"Whichever side of the camera you like to be on, this book will show you how, with some simple camera techniques and inexpensive items of wardrobe, you can revolutionize your portfolio." -- Page 4 of cover.

Zen dogs

November 30, 2017
Cearns, Alex, 1974- photographer.
©2016
116 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 19 x 22 cm
Introduction -- Zen dogs -- The dogs with eyes wide open.
Celebrate the peace, calm, and joy dogs bring to our lives with this unique full-color collection capturing eighty dogs in their most relaxed and contented moments.-- Source other than Library of Congress.

Ansel Adams : the National Parks Service photographs

November 20, 2017
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984.
©2017
160 pages : illustrations ; 24 x 27 cm
Kings River Canyon -- Grand Canyon National Park -- Native Americans and their lands -- Zion National Park -- Saguaro National Monument -- Death Valley National Monument -- Carlsbad Caverns National Park -- Boulder Dam -- Rocky Mountain National Park -- Grand Teton National Park -- Yellowstone National Park -- Glacier National Park.

France is a feast : the photographic journey of Paul and Julia Child

November 13, 2017
Prud'homme, Alex, author, editor.
New York : Thames & Hudson, 2017.
207 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
Through intimate and compelling photographs taken by her husband Paul Child, a gifted photographer, France is a Feast documents how Julia Child first discovered French cooking and the French way of life. Paul and Julia moved to Paris in 1948 where he was cultural attaché for the US Information Service, and in this role he met Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, Brassai, and other leading lights of the photography world. As Julia recalled: "Paris was wonderfully walkable, and it was a natural subject for Paul." Their wanderings through the French capital and countryside, frequently photographed by Paul, would help lead to the classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and Julia's brilliant and celebrated career in books and on television. Though Paul was an accomplished photographer (his work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art), his photographs remained out of the public eye until the publication of Julia's memoir, My Life in France, in which several of his images were included. Now, with more than 200 of Paul's photographs and personal stories recounted by his great-nephew Alex Prud'homme, France is a Feast not only captures this magical period in Paul and Julia's lives, but also brings to light Paul Child's own remarkable photographic achievement.

William Wegman : being human

November 6, 2017
Wegman, William, photographer.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2017.
352 pages : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Poeple like us/People we like / William A. Ewing -- Physique -- Masquerade -- Hallucinations -- Vogue -- Cubists -- Zoo -- People like us -- Sit! -- Tales -- Color fields -- Disguise -- Terrain -- Style -- Stay -- People we like -- Nudes -- A conversation / William A. Ewing and William Wegman -- Picture dogs / William Wegman.
"William Wegman's whimsical photographs of his Weimaraner dogs have been celebrated in the art world and enjoyed by pet lovers for nearly four decades. In this entirely new volume, renowned photography curator William A. Ewing presents more than 300 images from the artist's personal archive, unearthing previously unseen gems alongside the iconic images that have made Wegman--along with dressed-up dogs Man Ray, Fay Ray, and others--beloved worldwide. Presented in sixteen thematic chapters, William Wegman: Being Human foregrounds the photographer's penchant for play and his evergreen ability to create images that are at once funny, striking, and surreal. Audiences of all ages will fall in love--for the first time, or all over again--with Wegman and his friends"-- Provided by publisher.

View from above : an astronaut photographs the world

October 10, 2017
Virts, Terry, 1967- author.
©2017
303 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Introduction : a life above -- The International Space Station -- Missions and results -- Leaving Earth -- White -- Our place in the universe -- Deliveries from home -- Emergency in space -- Color -- Spacewalking -- The human world -- Returning to Earth -- Epilogue : back home.

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