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Book Review: Photographic Composition Principles of Image Design by Albrecht Rissler

Albrecht Rissler worked as a professor of drawing and illustration at the University of Applied Sciences in Mainz, Germany. The subject of image composition, I read, “often informed by photography, is a key topic in his courses on illustration and … Continue reading

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Book Review: One Year on Kythera by Kristina Williamson

I have always been fascinated by Greek culture. Growing up in Queens there is a very vibrant Greek community with events in pretty much every neighborhood where everyone is free to join in and sample the food and ethnic experience. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Inside Tracks by Rick Smolan

  I felt impressed, enchanted, moved, encouraged, and uplifted by this truly wonderful work. It is one of these rare books that not only inspire but empower you. That’s on the one hand to do with the stunning images (and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fifty Shrinks by Sebastian Zimmermann

Fifty Shrinks combines photographs by Sebastian Zimmermann, a psychiatrist and photographer, of therapists’ offices as well as interviews with therapists. “As you read through the book, you will be struck by the variety of mood, ambience, and furnishing, mirroring the … Continue reading

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Book Review: We All We Got by Carlos J. Ortiz

Through intimate, heartfelt black and white images, Carlos Ortiz’ book chronicles a culture of violence in America focusing specifically on how it affects today’s youth. Having embedded himself for 8 years in communities on the front line of this problem … Continue reading

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Book Review: Moon Viewing: Megaliths By Moonlight by Barbara Yoshida

When I was a kid and watched 2001: A Space Oddessey for the first time it rocked me to my core. I was too young to fully understand what I was watching but the imagery that Kubrick crafted for the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Elena Perlino’s Pipeline

Elena Perlino, a documentary photographer born 1972 in Italy, lives in Paris and attempts, as I read on the back cover of her book Pipeline, “to show the complexities and contradictions” of migrant Nigerian prostitutes’ experiences in Italy. I’m not … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bronx Boys by Stephen Shames

I grew up in Queens. I still live here. I live in a apartment in the neighborhood I grew up in. Even within the five boroughs there are stigmas about the other parts of town. Those stigmas pretty much leaked … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jasper Morrison’s The Good Life

The title of this tome, The Good Life, immediately made me think of another work with the same title that I have a special fondness for. It is by Gerald Roscoe and happens to be A Guide to Buddhism for … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dirty Rendezvous by Chas Ray Krider

They say that the downfall of every great hero is wine and women. In the case of Dirty Rendezvous it’s more like whiskey and women. Chas Ray Krider has made a career out of contemporary/classic fetishized retro pinup photos with … Continue reading

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