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Which books inspire you?

January 27, 2015

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In a recent blog post Jay Goodrich gave some great advise what to do if you think that your photography sucks – we all go through that at some point (you can find his excellent post here). One of his suggestions was to study photography books – something I love to do. Not just the “how-to” technical books, but the beautiful coffee table books, study the images, get inspired by them.

I would love to hear from you which books you turn to for inspiration.  To start of, here are some that I own and turn to frequently:

Light on the Land – Art Wolfe

Earth is my Witness – Art Wolfe

The living wild – Art Wolfe

Mountain light – Galen Rowell

Working the light – Joe Cornish, Charlie Waite, David Ward

The unguarded moment – Steve McCurry

Light, Gesture, Color – Jay Maisel

Exposures – Guy Tal

There are many more I am hoping to get and it would be wonderful to get a great list together. I am looking forward to find out which books inspire you!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 28, 2015 8:01 pm

    That is a great list, Beate. I have two of those.

    Books that inspire me are:

    Portraits of America – William Albert Allard
    The Photographic Essay – William Albert Allard
    The Life of a Photograph – Sam Abell
    Galen Rowell’s Vision
    Bay Area Wild – Galen Rowell
    Yosemite: The Promise of Wilderness – William Neill
    Eliot Porter

    • January 28, 2015 8:21 pm

      Great suggestions! Completely forgot about Portraits of America. I have it. It is wonderful!

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