New York is the “city that never sleeps,” and there’s always something interesting to photograph in this endless hive of people, vehicles, and events. Recent photos from emerging and independent photographers give us a fresh perspective on this diverse and exciting cultural capital.
Many photographers have left their mark and changed the course of history since the first photograph was taken. But in her book, author Darcy Reed wanted to honor the women among them. Extraordinary Women With Cameras – 35 Photographers Who Changed How We See the World is a book that tells a story about the creative, innovative, and fierce women who have left a major trace in the history of photography.
I was honored to review this informative, easy-to-read, and wonderfully illustrated book. And in this article, I bring you more information and some of my impressions about it.
Chris Rainier, a documentary photographer and National Geographic explorer, has been devoted to exploring and understanding the sacred. What does sacred mean for different people and different cultures from all corners of the globe? Is it a landscape, a nature’s wonder, a man-made building, or a language?
Searching for answers to these questions, Chris spent the last forty years traveling across all seven continents and photographing what different people see as sacred. He collected it all in his book Sacred: In Search of Meaning, and today we share with you some of the magnificent photos he took on his long journey.
In a recent interview with DIYP, Sean Tucker presented you his new book The Meaning in the Making. We talked about the book and various challenges, secrets, and anecdotes about writing it. Naturally, I read the book before the interview, and it was one of the best things I did for myself lately. So, I figured – it’s time to write my first book review that isn’t a bunch of scribbles on Goodreads. Sean shared his thoughts as the author, and I also wanted to share mine as a reader, hoping to show you another look at it.
If you have followed the work of Sean Tucker, you probably know that he has published a book. It’s titled The Meaning in the Making and it speaks about much more than the mere technicalities of photography. It’s about our human need to create, about its beauty, complexity, and challenges, and about how we can make the absolute best out of it.
I was happy to get my hands onto a copy of the book, and then honored to speak with the author himself about it. In an interview with DIYP, Sean shared some details about writing the book, the challenges he faced, and some interesting details and anecdotes.
Reading photography books is a great way to learn new things and to get inspired. If you enjoy a good book, Photobook Collective is a perfect place for you. It’s a website that’s all about photography books and you can buy them, sell them, or trade them with other members.
Hip hop icons Wu Tang Clan have announced a limited-edition photo book with a pretty unusual concept. Other than being “the biggest and rarest book in the history of Hip Hop,” it’s being delivered inside of a 400-pound (~200kg) sculpture.
Photographer David Paul Larson recently came under fire after a chat with a model who asked him not to publish her nude photo. It’s a very tricky case, where the photographer has all the legal right to use the image. But after he ignored the model’s plea not to include her image, the community reacted fiercely.
Bringing photography together with other arts or sciences can produce magnificent results. So, what happens when you bring together photography and math? Michael Goldrei decided to try it out and he ended up with a unique photo book shaped like a Möbius strip, a one-sided mathematical surface. You can start reading it from any point you like and end anywhere you like, and it looks very trippy.
Other than being fantastic in front of the camera, actor Jeff Bridges is also fantastic behind it. He has been into photography ever since high school, and his work includes lots of BTS photos from film sets. In his latest book Jeff Bridges: Pictures Volume Two, he has once again brought together his photos of Hollywood in-between takes.