Profile for Ricardo Cordeiro > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by Ricardo Cordeiro
Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,413,625
Helpful Votes: 12

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
Ricardo Cordeiro "Sr. Cordeiro" (Lisbon, Portugal)
(REAL NAME)   

Show:  
Page: 1
pixel
Gueorgui Pinkhassov; Sightwalk
Gueorgui Pinkhassov; Sightwalk
by Gueorgui Pinkhassov
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £35.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars One of the worst presentations of one of the greatest photographers, 21 Jan. 2013
Disillusion is the word that can describe this book.

In the graphic design and print production mediums there's a well-known tendency for some people to invest in fancy materials and "special effects" to overcome a lack of real quality content. In this case, being the content provided by one of the greatest photographers of out time, I can't really understand the design and production choices for this book.

Almost every physical aspect of this book has a questionable bad taste: the rubbery "bathroom-carpet" cover, the almost "old newspaper" paper/print quality or the plain odd and fragile binding. And I'm not a conservative person, I believe in breaking the rules when there's a reason to do so, but in this case it just feel gratuitous.

The photos in this book are not Pikassovs best work too, but even so they deserved much more.

I recommend to see it in person before buying.
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Apr 2, 2015 12:41 PM BST


Henri Cartier-Bresson: Photographer
Henri Cartier-Bresson: Photographer
by Yves Bonnefoy
Edition: Hardcover

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect first book of HCB work, 6 Aug. 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
As a great admirer of HCB work I always struggled to find a book that made justice to his best work.

I wanted to see HCB most iconic photographs in a good sized book with great print quality and unobtrusive page layout.

After some investigation I concluded that this is the perfect book: the choice of photographs is excellent, the print and general quality of the book is flawless and I love how the minimalistic page layout doesn't interfere with the images (it also doesn't have any double-paged photographs).

The other books I've been looking were:

- "The Decisive Moment" - it seems a great collectors item with early HCB work, but obviously it's not the most complete book.

- "The man, the image & the world: A retrospective" - a affordable paperback good format book. The work selection has some iconic photos but focuses also on some inedit images. I didn't like the page layout, it has many pages with groups of reduced photos. The price of this one is tempting but since this book isn't hard to find on stores so I recommend to see it before buying.

- "Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century" - the most recent HCB work compilation. The general quality is great but it is very biased on showing inedit work. It might be the perfect book to complement "Henri Cartier Bresson: Photographer".

This book is a must have to any HCB admirer. It's not the most affordable but the prices might be starting to raise, so it's better to get one now before it becomes a rare collectors item.


Hildafolk
Hildafolk
by Luke Pearson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for illustration lovers, 27 Oct. 2011
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Hildafolk (Paperback)
Beautifully illustrated and with in a excellent edition. But the story is so short that is hard to even evaluate it. Made me wish it was longer.


Mitch Epstein: American Power
Mitch Epstein: American Power
by Mitch Epstein
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £48.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Contemporary photography at it's best, 7 Oct. 2011
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I think this is one of the most relevant works in contemporary photography on par with Taryn Simon's "An American Index of
the Hidden and Unfamiliar".

Although the photos have a very personal style, it's a very objective project that doesn't have to rely on pretentious and opaque concepts to justify it's meaning. This project don't have the sense of repetition that many others have, every image is very different from the others but all of them relate to the main theme in a different way.

May be the best photo-book I've bougth this year.


Mark Power: The Sound of Two Songs
Mark Power: The Sound of Two Songs
by Gerry Badger
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars A great catalog from one of the most interesting contemporary photographers, 7 Feb. 2011
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This book was considered one of the best photo books of 2010 and, in my opinion, it deserves all this attention.

Still, I have to confess I was a bit surprised to see some photos from this project were lacking in this book (you can confirm this on Mark Power's website).

Other thing that's a bit disappointing (but unfortunately common) is that some photos are printed in two pages, I understand this makes the photos bigger and adds some variety to the book's layout, but it also cuts the picture in two parts where the central area is difficult to see making the appreciation of the photos as a whole harder.

With all this said it's a very well done book with good print quality. As expected the photos are amazing. If you like Mark Power's work you can't go wrong with this one.


Y The Last Man TP Vol 01 Unmanned
Y The Last Man TP Vol 01 Unmanned
by Pia Guerra
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.68

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A novel that will keep in your mind for life, 6 April 2009
This is a review of all the series, not just the first book.

I've started to read Y based on it's premise: I've always been attracted to post-apocalyptic fiction and the "last male on earth" seemed a different approach to the genre.

I liked it immediately but never tough of it as a masterpiece, only a well done and entertaining comic. But when I approached the end of the series I started to look at it in a different way. As the various answers to the plot were revealed I kept reminding details on the first issues that seemed unimportant at the time but gained a new weight.

The plot is dense and full of metaphors yet presented on a simple way, a good example of a story with various layers of interpretation. It's the kind of book in witch you connect to the characters and feels more like an experience than just a book.

The last issue lets one experiment mix of feelings and when it came to the end I've become 10 or 20 minutes just reflecting on the whole story to realize that this is a modern masterpiece.


Page: 1