This week's 365 Book A Day
featured items are:
with photographs by Paolo Roversi.
"Studio. features nearly two decades of Paolo Roversi's hugely influential studio portraiture. Within the confines of his Paris studio, Roversi photographs using a 8 x 10 Polaroid format, often allowing the images to fade before fixing them to their substrate. His long exposures at close range harness an aesthetic from the earliest days of studio photography, but with a renewed urgency that wavers somewhere between history and apparition."
with photographs by Yousuf Karsh.
"Yousuf Karsh's life-long ambition was to search for a form within a face, one that could become a symbol for a life that was purposeful, meaningful, and generally virtuous. 'I speak with some experience when I say that I have rarely left the company of accomplished men and women without feeling that they had in them real sincerity, integrity - yes, and sometimes vanity of course - and always a sense of high purpose.'"
Color Dying Light
with photographs by Sam Falls.
"Last time I spoke with him, he said he wanted more abstraction. He said, "Show me anything I've never seen before." Some might take this to betray a certain cynicism or discontent with the world as it is. I would disagree. Sam's work is more hyper-real than surreal."—Joshua Willey
El Baño de Frida Kahlo
with photographs by Graciela Iturbide.
"In 2005, the bathroom of Casa Azul, Frida Kahlo's private home, was reopened for the first time since her death 51 years ago. On this occasion Graciela Iturbide embarked on a voyage of discovery of the Mexican artist's private life, documenting the fundamental "witnesses" of her human and artistic career during this week-long "journey": medical supplies, artificial limbs, corsets, hospital gowns and stuffed animals, a portrait of Stalin and her hot-water bottle."
with photographs by Martin Bogren.
"For those that don't live within reach of the sea, the experience of visiting it can be tremendous. Martin Bogren's compact collection of black and white photographs, captures the joy and playfulness surrounding a group of Indians first visit to the Indian Ocean after they traveled more than 1000 miles by bus from the province of Rajasthan, India."
with photographs by Josef Hoflehner.
"Fasten seatbelt and prepare for landing. This new book features Josef Hoflehner's outstanding photographic series 'Jet Airliner'. These photographs are real, live-action, wide-angle captures of arriving and departing airplanes at the Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Maarten, Dutch West Indies. Perfectly printed in dutone - the book is bound in shiny white silk."
edited by Ken Miller with contributions from Stephen Shore and Penny Martin.
"Shoot: Photography of the Moment presents the work of twenty-six photographers whose work focuses on capturing a moment rather than elaborate lighting setups or controlled, manufactured scenarios. Employing the most basic photographic tools-a single-lens reflex camera and natural light-they must rely on their instincts and their ability to interact with a situation to create a dynamic image."
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