"In this book, Todd Hido explores the genres of landscape, interiors, and nude photography, with an emphasis on creating images from a personal perspective. Through words and photographs, he reveals insight into his own practice and discusses a wide range of creative issues, including mining one's own memory and experience as inspiration; using light, texture, and detail for greater impact; exploring the narrative potential activated when sequencing images; and creating powerful stories with emotional weight and beauty. Gregory Halpern, a student of Todd Hido, provides the introduction. Learn how to: create landscapes and interiors with emotional charge that suggest a larger story; evoke mood and feeling through color and composition; work with subjects and different environments to capture dramatic portraits"--P.  of cover.
Author: Todd Hido, David Campany
Todd Hido: Intimate Distance is the first comprehensive monograph charting the career of acclaimed American photographer Todd Hido. Though he has published many smaller monographs of individual bodies of work, this gathers his most iconic images for the first time and brings a fresh perspective to his oeuvre with the inclusion of many unpublished photographs. Well-known for his photographs of landscapes and suburban housing across the United States, and for his use of luminous color, Hido casts a distinctly cinematic eye across all that he photographs, digging deep into his memory and imagination for inspiration. David Campany introduces the work and looks specifically at Hido's cinematic influences and the kind of spectatorship the work demands. The book is organized chronologically, showing how his series overlap in exciting, new ways. Also featured are short interviews with Hido about the making of each of his monographs. From exterior to interior, surface observations to subconscious investigations, landscapes to nudes, this mid-career survey reveals insight into Hido's practice and illustrates how his unique focus has developed and shifted over time.
Author: Todd Hido
"The work in Roaming appears arrestingly different than that in Todd Hido's previous two monographs. It is as if, having spent so many nights outside the eerie, brightly lit suburban tract homes featured in House Hunting and Outskirts, he has suddenly put his foot on the gas pedal and driven into the next day. But these landscapes continue Hido's mastery in portraying the most mundane scenes with a menacing air of expectancy. These unpeopled pictures, often taken through a car windshield, are so effective in creating tension they might almost have been staged. But in fact they are taken "as seen"; the telegraph poles, the straggling tree, the road leading nowhere are all exactly as encountered by Hido as he drove through Eastern Washington State, the California Central Valley, Indiana, South Louisiana and beyond." -- Publisher description.
A Road Divided
Author: Todd Hido, Jean Beaudrillard
"The artist again focuses his attention on the American landscape" -- publisher blurb.
In "The Photography Workshop Series," Aperture Foundation works with the world's top photographers to distill their creative approaches, teachings and insights on photography-offering the workshop experience in a book. The goal is to inspire photographers of all levels who wish to improve their work, as well as readers interested in deepening their understanding of the art of photography. Each volume is introduced by a student of the featured photographer. In this book, Mary Ellen Mark (born 1940)-well known for the emotional power of her pictures, be they of people or animals-offers her insight on observing the world and capturing dramatic moments that reveal more than the reality at hand. Through words and pictures, she shares her own creative process and discusses a wide range of issues, from gaining the trust of the subject and taking pictures that are controlled but unforced, to organizing the frame so that every part contributes toward telling the story.
Author: Joel Meyerowitz, Bruce K. MacDonald
Publisher: Aperture Foundation
Cape Light, Joel Meyerowitz's series of serene and contemplative color photographs taken on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, quickly became one of the most influential and popular photography books in the latter part of the twentieth century, breaking new ground both for color photography and for the medium's acceptance into the art world. Now, over thirty-five years later, Aperture is pleased to bring back this classic collection in its original form. The book features all the now-iconic images of the original edition, newly remastered and printed as never before. In it, everyday scenes--an approaching storm, a local grocery store at dusk, the view through a bedroom window--are transformed by the stunning light of Cape Cod and the luminous vision of the photographer. Meyerowitz is a contemporary master of color photography, and through his eyes small-town life on the Cape is imbued once more with a powerful and captivating beauty.
Presents assignments and ideas, with stories and anecdotes from professional photographers, offering advice for better shooting and editing and creative ways to start new projects.
In this series, Aperture Foundation works with the worlds top photographers to distill their creative approaches, teachings, and insights on photographyoffering the workshop experience in a book. Our goal is to inspire photographers of all levels who wish to improve their work, as well as readers interested in deepening their understanding of the art of photography. Each volume is introduced by a well-known student of the featured photographer. In this book, internationally acclaimed color photographers Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, offer their expert insight into street photography and the poetic image. Through words and photographstheir own and othersthey invite the reader into the heart of their artistic processes. They share their thoughts about a wide range of practical and philosophical issues, from questions about seeing and being in the world with a camera, to how to shape a complete body of work in a way thats both structured and intuitive.
Author: Alexander Gronsky
INDIVIDUAL PHOTOGRAPHERS. In his photographic account Pastoral, Alexander Gronsky portrays the outskirts of Moscow: the places where humanity takes refuge to find solace far from the cities, colliding with urban expansion and frailty of nature. The space explored lives in between, suspended between the nothingness of the unknown and what stands on the other side. Gronsky is a landscape photographer with an incredible ability to capture natural scenes with an allegorical meaning: expanses and hills, spectacular lights, broad horizons. His skilful use of perspective and his ability in composition, lead the observers eye deeply into the landscape, generating a sense of astonishment for every place portrayed in photo. In the images, human presence is constant, Gronsky looks for infrequent but precious moments of relief and diversion in woody areas and open beaches, in remote corners and common meeting places.
Now in its third printing, Beauty In Photography is updated on the occasion of a major retrospective exhibition. Illustrated.
Author: Joel Meyerowitz
Aimed at children between the ages of eight and twelve, "Seeing Things" is a wonderful introduction to photography that asks how photographers transform ordinary things into meaningful moments. In this book, acclaimed and beloved photographer Joel Meyerowitz takes readers on a journey through the power and magic of photography: its abilities to freeze time, tell a story, combine several layers into one frame and record life's fleeting and beautiful moments. The book features the work of masters such as William Eggleston, Mary Ellen Mark, Helen Levitt and Walker Evans, among many others. Each picture is accompanied by a short commentary, encouraging readers to look closely and use their imagination to understand key ideas in photography such as light, gesture, composition-and, ultimately, how there is wonder all around us when viewed through the lens. Joel Meyerowitz (born 1938) is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in over 350 exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world. He is a two-time Guggenheim Fellow, a recipient of both National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities awards and a recipient of the Deutscher Fotobuchpreis. He has published over 15 books and divides his time between New York and Italy.
Wild, brash, outrageous and laced with humour, Dougie Wallace's photos capture the extreme variety of street life in one of London's most iconic areas: Shoreditch. Old people, young revellers, street vendors, those from many ethnic backgrounds and at all times of day - no one is immune to Wallace's sharp eye. They are captured in vivid colour in over 50 images in this beautiful book.
Photographs of custodial, maintenance, and food service workers of Harvard University are accompanied by brief statements by those pictured, including Bill Brooks, janitor to three university presidents and David Noard, security guard at the Fogg Art Muse
Publisher: Steidl Dap
Twenty-five years after his seminal 1988 book, Invisible City, Ken Schles revisits his archive and fashions a narrative of lost youth--a delirious, peripatetic walk in the evening air of an irretrievable downtown New York as he saw and experienced it. Night Walk is a substantive and intimate chronicle of New York's last pre-internet bohemian outpost, a stream-of-consciousness portrayal that peels back layers of petulance and squalor to expose the frisson and striving of a life lived amongst the rubble. Here Schles embodies the flaneur as Susan Sontag defines it, as a "connoisseur of empathy ... cruising the urban inferno, the voyeuristic stroller who discovers the city as a landscape of voluptuous extremes." We see in Night Walk a new and revelatory Ulysses for the twenty-first century--a searching tale of wonder and desire, life and love in the dying hulk of a ruined American city.