New Arrivals · Photography

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

Road to seeing

October 21, 2014
Winters, Dan, 1962- author.
663 pages, 302 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
New Riders is an imprint of Peachpit, a division of Pearson Education.
"Winters photographic systems"--Lining papers.

Freeze frame : 5 decades, 400 photographs

October 14, 2014
Kirkland, Douglas, 1934-
New York : Glitterati, 2007.
352 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), ports. (chiefly col.) ; 17 x 23 cm.


October 9, 2014
Hyers, Martin.
[Hillsborough, NC?] : Daylight, c2014.
1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly col. ill. ; 24 x 29 cm.
"Published in conjunction with the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago"--P. opposite t.p.
"From 2004 to 2007 Martin Hyers and Will Mebane spent many months traveling across the United States on a picture-finding mission. Their goal was to photograph objects in people's homes and workplaces in order to fashion a time capsule of American material culture. ... In 2009, the artists began to document homes as a logical next step to the Empire pictures, to provide context for the objects. They mounted a strobe onto the roof of their car ... From homes the pair expanded their interests to Las Vegas, cars, zoos, and finally Here, a collection of images of retail stores, downtowns, restaurants, roads, overpasses, and other places where life takes place in public"--Preface.

Retronaut : the photographic time machine

September 26, 2014
Wild, Chris, 1970-
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2014]
351 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 23 cm
"This quirky blast to the past is a page-turner of some of the world's most jaw-dropping photographs, based on the wildly popular, and Chris Wild's unique wit and oddball knowledge. A crocodile walking a child, Queen Victoria caught smiling, and ponies at parking meters, all curiously depicted in this addicting photo album through time. "An emporium of retro treasure...from shocking sculptures of the 1700s, to Kodachrome snaps of 1950s Piccadilly Circus, to biblical scenes captured by Google Earth. Rather than nostalgia or folly, the aim is enlightenment, wonder and the pleasure of weirdness." --The Guardian Strap on your goggles and prepare to time travel with Retronaut to the past as you've never seen it. A space suit for dogs. Munchkins enjoying a cigarette break on the set of The Wizard of Oz. Ku Klux Klan members taking a spin on a ferris wheel. These images, and thousands more, make up the captivating world of the Retronaut, the Internet's most popular destination for vintage photography. In the words of Retronaut founder and chief curator, Chris Wild, the past is as exciting as a visit to a foreign country. Here, Wild has selected more than 400 of the best photographs from the site's most visited eras and themes, mashing up Victoriana with vintage advertising from the 60s and 70s with amazing inventions like pants for cows and breast wasershers for women. A launching pad for hours of conversation and a browser's delight, Retronaut is thought-provoking fun, and as perfect for collectors of unusual and humorous photography as it is for gift tables and special markets"-- Provided by publisher.

Danny Clinch : still moving

September 18, 2014
Clinch, Danny.
Still moving
296 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm

Art of everyday photography : move toward manual & make creative photos

September 18, 2014
Tuttle, Susan, 1971- author.
Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, [2014]
144 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Includes index.

Invisibles : vintage portraits of love and pride

September 17, 2014
Lifshitz, Sébastien, 1968-
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations, some color ; 22 cm
Originally published in French as "Les Invisibles" by Éditions Hoëbeke in 2013.
A charming collection of vintage photos of gay couples privately and often secretly celebrating their relationships. This volume is a unique collection of photographs of gay couples from 1900 to 1960. While this is a time many now regard as the deeply closeted "dark ages," these photos show gay couples who were clearly out (at least for a moment)-some camping it up for the cameras while others in loving or clearly domestic poses. These photographs were discovered and collected by the author at flea markets and garage sales, the names of the subjects and their photographers lost to time. He was intrigued by the fact that the pictures show couples posed hand in hand, revealing happiness, serenity, and a surprising air of freedom so unlike the image of gays suffering in secret or fighting for their rights. This unique collection inspired Sebastien Lifshitz to restore to these nameless couples their voices in his documentary movie The Invisibles for which he was awarded the Cesar Award for Best Documentary in 2013.

Vivian Maier : self-portraits

September 17, 2014
Maier, Vivian, 1926-2009.
Brooklyn, N.Y. : powerHouse Books [2013].
119 p. : chiefly ports. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
With approximately 60 never-before-seen black-and-white and four-color self-portraits culled from the extensive Maloof archive.

Quantum light

September 17, 2014
Sherry, David Benjamin.
Bologna, Italy : Damiani ; New York, NY : Salon 94, [2011].
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 30 cm

Cat lady chic

September 17, 2014
Lovejoy, Diane (Diane Planer), author.
New York : Abrams Image, 2014.
127 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm

The gay essay

September 16, 2014
Friedkin, Anthony, 1949- photographer.
San Francisco : Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, [2014]
143 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm
Catalog of an exhibition at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco of photographs by American photographer Anthony Friedkin made between 1969 and 1973.
For more than forty years, American photographer Anthony Friedkin (b. 1949), creating full-frame black-and-white images, has documented people, cities and landscapes primarily in his home state of California. During the culturally tumultuous years of 1969 and 1970, Friedkin made a series of photographs that together offer an eloquent and expressive visual chronicle of the gay communities of Los Angeles and San Francisco at the time. This is the first book to explore the series, titled The Gay Essay, in depth within the broader historical context that gave rise to it. 1969 witnessed the Stonewall riots in New York City and was a turning point in the history of community building and organized political activism among homosexuals in the United States. The Gay Essay provides a singular, intimate record of this crucial moment. Friedkin's portraits, taken in streets, hotels, bars, and dancehalls, demonstrate a sensitivity and an understanding that has imbued the photographs with an enduring resonance. This handsome book features seventy-five full-page plates and is accompanied by engaging essays and a poem by Eileen Myles.

One woman 100 faces

September 16, 2014
Tolot, Alberto, photographer.
1 volume (unnumbered pages) : chiefly color illustrations ; 31 cm.

David Benjamin Sherry : it's time

September 15, 2014
Sherry, David Benjamin.
Bologna : Damiani, c2009.
vii, 48, A-7 p. : chiefly ill. (chiefly col.) ; 31 cm.

The world atlas of street photography

September 15, 2014
Higgins, Jackie.
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2014.
399 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm.
North America -- Latin America -- Europe -- Africa -- Australia -- Asia.
The energetic, fluctuating pace of the metropolis has long lured photographers to capture--often candidly--the chaos, character, and incident of modern urban life ever since the genesis of photography in the 19th century. The World atlas of street photography focuses on the abundance of photos created on street corners internationally, including classic documentary street photography as well as mediated images of urban landscapes, staged performances, and sculpture. Twelve specially commissioned artworks are featured, in addition to a wide selection of striking and well-known images of city life. Lively and informative, this handsome book compiles expressions of a vibrant genre and is the first of its kind to scour the globe--from New York to New Delhi, Beijing to Brighton, Havana to Hamburg, and Sydney to Seoul. This magnificently illustrated compilation of more than 700 images presents over one hundred established and emerging contemporary photographers, including Nikki S. Lee, Lise Sarfati, Jeff Wall, Daido Moriyama, Alexey Titarenko, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, David Goldblatt, and Julio Bittencourt, among many others. The World atlas of street photography offers a peek through the lenses of photographers chronicling the fever, furor, and intimacy of urban life.

Photographer's market.

September 11, 2014
Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books.
v. ; 24 cm.
Publisher varies: <2011-2015> North Light Books.

A royal passion : Queen Victoria and photography

September 3, 2014
xi, 216 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Invention of photography in the Victorian world / Jennifer Green-Lewis -- A young monarch, a new art, and the introduction of the photographic exhibition / Anne M. Lyden -- Queen Victoria's private photographs / Sophie Gordon -- "As we are" : exploring the royal we in photographs of Queen Victoria / Anne M. Lyden.
In January 1839, photography was announced to the world. Two years prior, a young Queen Victoria ascended to the throne of Great Britain and Ireland. These two events, while seemingly unrelated, marked the beginnings of a relationship that continued throughout the nineteenth century and helped construct the image of an entire age. A Royal Passion explores the connections between photography and the monarchy through Victoria's embrace of the new medium and her portrayal through the lens. Together with Prince Albert, her beloved husband, the Queen amassed one of the earliest collections of photographs, including works by renowned photographers such as Roger Fenton, Gustave Le Gray, and Julia Margaret Cameron. Victoria was also the first British monarch to have her life recorded by the camera: images of her as wife, mother, widow, and empress proliferated around the world at a time when the British Empire spanned the globe.

[Photograph album : portraits].

August 29, 2014
[Place of production not identified] : [producer not identified], [18--?-19--?]
1 volume (unpaged) : black and white photographs ; 16 cm
Title provided by cataloger.
Book in original binding with decorative metal clasps on front and back covers, with gold edged pages.
1. Mrs. Thomas Carless -- 2. Annie Carless -- 3. Thomas Carless -- 4. Mary Carless -- 5. George Procter Carless -- 6. Mr. Henry Carless -- 7. Mr. George Henry Procter -- 8. Mrs. Procter -- 9. Mr. Carless -- 10. Mrs. Carless -- 11. Mr. Joseph Carless -- 12. Queen Victoria -- 13. Prince Consort -- 14. Princess Royal -- 15. Prince of Wales -- 16. Princess Nice -- 17. Prince Alfred -- 18. Princess Helena -- 19. Imperial family of France -- 20. Earl Russell.
A volume of twenty individual portrait photographs.

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.
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", viewed April 17, 2014.

Karl Blossfeldt, 1865-1932 : the complete published work

July 10, 2014
Adam, Hans-Christian, 1948-, author.
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.

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