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David Bailey: Locations: The 1970s Archive
David Bailey: Locations: The 1970s Archive
by Martin Harrison
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £40.00

5.0 out of 5 stars After the swinging 60's, 3 Oct. 2014
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Now super cheap second hand.

A big book with intelligent informative bio text and as always wonderful large Bailey pictures.

Some photos have appeared in his other books but most were new to me (and I think I own almost all his books now).

David Bailey's 1970's travel, fashion, nudes and portrait photos. He wasn't just a swinging 60's London photographer. He was still brilliant during this period.

Highly recommended.


Bailey Exposed
Bailey Exposed
by David Bailey
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful must have little book, 8 July 2014
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This is a wonderful little book of alternate photo page and alternate Bailey quote.

He has incredible energy, takes stunning photos and brings his own form of East End philosophy/humour.

This book is great value and a must for all David Bailey fans.

I just hope he keeps going.


Perceptions: Patrick Lichfield
Perceptions: Patrick Lichfield
by Martin Harrison
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £30.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Just stunning, 31 May 2012
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I didn't realise just how good he was until I bought this book.

Just incredible photos of all types, some many would not expect having seen only the English gentry shots.

He had advantages as did Snowdon and Linda McCartney but they are all wonderful photographers in their own right.


Anton Corbijn: Inwards and Onwards
Anton Corbijn: Inwards and Onwards
by Anton Corbijn
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £29.95

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Anton Corbijn just keeps getting better, 14 Oct. 2011
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A small but stunning collection of new portraits of artists.

A vital part of any collection of photography books.

Worth buying for the photo of Mick Jagger alone.

Dark, brooding, uncompromising work from a genuine artist who follows his own path rather than be just another generic mediocre photographer sucking up to moronic clients and uncultured magazine editors who feel nothing for art and care only for corporate profits.

Duffy burnt everything appalled by his clients. David Lachapelle hung up on Madonna and cancelled all his jobs. Anton Corbijn has never needed to.

An icon in the history of photography.


Famed
Famed
by Michael Birt
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Subtle yet wonderful, 11 Oct. 2011
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A kind of male Jane Bown.

Touches of portraits by Cartier Bresson

The Cambridge Jones Before there was a Cambridge Jones.

Discreet, intimate, thoughtful.

My only ciriticism is why there are not more books by Michael Birt.


Northerners
Northerners
by Sefton Samuels
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The definitive book of Northern English photojournalism, 11 Oct. 2011
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Cartier Bresson meets Chris Killip.

Harry Benson without the glitz.

Understated magnumesque images from a very British recent past.

Martin Parr without the grotesque colors.

The Britain Duffy, David Bailey and Donovan left out.

This book deserves to sell a lot and justify the publication of further work by this charming, sensitive photographer.

A must for any serious collection of photography books .


LaChapelle. Heaven to Hell
LaChapelle. Heaven to Hell
by Artist: David LaChapelle
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £27.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Large format well presented collection of the work of one of the most important photographers currently working, 29 Sept. 2011
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There is certainly a lot of Helmut Newton here but taken to another level of the MTV all American steroids and silicone hip hop fast food generation.

Certain more shocking elements or at times a low resolution look bring to mind Terry Richardson, other more graphic are almost Guy Bourdin.

Popular culture, pop art, fine art, cult films, religious references, celebrities and sex fuse.

An incredible control and creation of even the finest details in set, wardrobe, makeup and styling that is the result of many days for many professionals and huge budgets come together to produce a unique world that is not just mere photoshop but usually all actually existed for the shoot in its full spray painted flowers glory.

David Lachapelle's work has been plagiarized by more than a few major celebrities in their pop videos (who I can't name for legal reasons) who should have hired him to direct their videos instead of the cheap photo-copiers (who have also copied Bourdin's work shamelessly).

Heaven to Hell is an essential purchase for anyone serious about their collection of contemporary photography books.


Degrees
Degrees
by Andy Gotts
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £24.00

5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent portrait book, 28 Sept. 2011
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I feel Cambridge Jones meets Nigel Parry.

Jane Bown with a touch of Rankin.

Subtle high quality black & white photography

Some really very nice portraits of well known actors (against black, white and grey backgrounds)... and a few close to the mark celebrity anecdotes.


Duffy
Duffy
by Chris Duffy
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £45.00

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy all the books that Chris Duffy does about his father (Brian) Duffy, 8 Sept. 2011
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My advice is always for only to look at photos taken by the very best. Brian Duffy is the absolute finest. Buy the book.


Kate Moss by Mario Testino
Kate Moss by Mario Testino
by Mario Testino
Edition: Paperback

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5.0 out of 5 stars Buy the book! Mario Testino is probably the photographer most present in the media in the world today, 14 April 2011
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There are a lot of photographers who dismiss Mario Testino as mere fashion photography.

Don't listen to them.

You can like him more or you can like him less but he is just so important and actually very good indeed you just need to own all his books in order to have a rounded contemporary photography education.

I personally prefer Nigel Parry's dark brooding portraits.
I prefer Jean Loup Sieff in black and white nude study.
I prefer Guy Bourdin in color exotica.
I prefer Richard Avedon's fashion photography.
I prefer Terry O Neill's celebrity photography.
But we are picking hairs.
Mario Testino is great, his books are a must have. Its a no brainer. Buy the book!

This book is big and the photos are full on.

You may know many already but there's enough unseen to make it worthwhile.

Many are snapshots that look like they are from his Contax compact 35mm camera with on camera flash in color and BW, so blown up the grain is like pebble dashing, but Mario knows how to do perfect shots when he cares to and includes some from commercial work and his recent exhibition in Madrid Museo Thyssen gallery. The quick snaps have all his trademark energy and positivity. Kate Moss's photos are fun. Some are sexy, some are cookie.

You may like her more or less but she's just wonderful. Check her first casting reel on YouTube to see how incredible she was from day one.

I myself am a portrait and wedding photographer but take my hat off to Mario he beats me hands down. He is the perhaps the hardest working most productive guy there is. He never stops. His air miles must be like George Clooney's in the film. Sometimes he seems to get things wrong like the recent Royal wedding engagement photos of Kate Middleton and Prince William but maybe his hands were tied but he's brilliant and they were, with all due royal respect, just plain dumb not to hire him to do the wedding IT WOULD HAVE BEEN THE BEST WEDDING PHOTO ALBUM EVER DONE!

Suerte Mario, saludos de Madrid España jefe. Ciao.


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