Black and White Photography books of the year - TelegraphI really like it, but would like to read more about it. If that's too basic, look at his "Beyond Basic Photography". There are severals discussions of this in the Photography Books forum. Way Beyond Monochrome by Ralph W. Check these out. Jimee - Which lenses do you have for the Nikons? I'm inclined to suggest you look out for a good couple of fixed focal length Nikon lenses of reknowned quality put the zoom asisde
Black and White Photography
Black and White Photography books of the year
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The appeal of black and white photography in the visual arts is enduring. The term is rather misleading as the images are actually black, white and various shades of grey, but a powerful image without color can carry many messages. This selection of photo-books spans 80 years of photography. There are portraits, nudes, animals and landscapes, industrial scenery, fashion, celebrities and many ordinary people, but no-one is really ordinary when they are being photographed by artists like Lewis Hine and Edouard Boubat. Some of these books are pushing the boundaries of art, while others record the lives of the poor and the powerful. Diane Arbus by Diane Arbus.
I love the scratched-up blown-out surface, the nearly dead cockroach, a punk's shredded tights and a fly on a super-grainy window. It has stark, raw images with an aesthetic shared by Anders Peterson. The book is darkly seductive - even the paper surface is sexy to the touch - and has a dark narrative, which really drew me into its spell. An enormous dead fly sits opposite a slightly open door. The book has a sinister feel at times, the sequence of images often uncomfortable. Ten photography fanatics share their favourite books of the year.