Photography of Specific Subjects
Skateboarding.3D
Skateboarding.3D
Hardcover      ISBN: 3791382950

Now available in a new format, this book features stunning 3D photographs that make skateboarding come to life. Put on the 3D glasses and immerse yourself in a hyper-real world of vibrating color, extreme tricks, and professional skateboarders. Featuring the European Carhartt skate team and inspired by virtual spaces, this award-winning volume brings the culture of skateboarding to life while exploring the thrilling possibilities of 3D photography. Skater and photographer Sebastian Denz spent three years travelling across Europe photographing some of the best skateboarders within its borders. Long before 3D became popular in current cinema, Denz used its effect to capture these striking images, including portraits of skateboarders as well as action shots in various locations from DIY spots to skate bowls situated in barns and backyards. Denz built his own large-format camera to take the 3D pictures in a never-before-seen quality and produced unique images which come to life in three dimensions and pay tribute to skateboarding culture.

Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad (Night Photography, Underground Railroad Photography and Essays)
Through Darkness to Light
Photographs Along the Underground Railroad (Night Photography, Underground Railroad Photography and Essays)
Hardcover      ISBN: 1616895659

They left in the middle of the night--often carrying little more than the knowledge to follow the North Star. Between 1830 and the end of the Civil War in 1865, an estimated one hundred thousand slaves became passengers on the Underground Railroad, a journey of untold hardship, in search of freedom.

In Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad, Jeanine Michna-Bales presents a remarkable series of images following a route from the cotton plantations of central Louisiana, through the cypress swamps of Mississippi and the plains of Indiana, north to the Canadian border-- a path of nearly fourteen hundred miles. The culmination of a ten-year research quest, Through Darkness to Light imagines a journey along the Underground Railroad as it might have appeared to any freedom seeker.

Framing the powerful visual narrative is an introduction by Michna-Bales; a foreword by noted politician, pastor, and civil rights activist Andrew J. Young; and essays by Fergus M. Bordewich, Robert F. Darden, and Eric R. Jackson.
Wet Dog
Wet Dog
Hardcover      ISBN: 1455531472
An adorable and hilarious collection of dog photographs.

Every dog owner knows too well the fun and misery of bath time: the wriggles, the poignant looks, the playful splashes. WET DOG, by photographer Sophie Gamand, is a stunning and touching capture of this intimate moment. Elevating dog photography to the status of art, these expressive portraits of our canine friends mirror our very own human emotions.

The Sporting Horse: In Pursuit of Equine Excellence
The Sporting Horse
In Pursuit of Equine Excellence
Hardcover      ISBN: 1781317836

Exhibiting grace and poise as they master the intricate movements of dressage; galloping like the wind at more than thirty miles per hour; soaring over huge competition fences; running tirelessly across every type of terrain - horses are simply stunning athletes. Naturally fleet of foot, they have strength, stamina and intelligence to match. We ask a great deal of these amazing creatures when we ride them in competition, and our horses always deliver.

The Sporting Horse is a glorious celebration of the athletic abilities of these beautiful animals, and the unique relationship that has evolved between horse and rider. Working side-by-side for centuries, horse and man have achieved a lasting synergy - and nowhere is that more evident than in the sporting arena.

Taking each of the four key sporting characteristics - athleticism, speed, agility and endurance - veteran journalist Nicola Swinney explores how hundreds of years of selective breeding and careful training have developed and refined the horse's natural ability to perform a diverse range of sporting pursuits. From dressage to polo, snow sports to carriage driving, steeplechasing to barrel racing, the book reveals how horse and rider work as one to achieve sporting excellence.

People Kissing: A Century of Photographs (Vintage Snapshots and Postcards, a Great Gift for Engagements, Wedding Showers, and Anniversaries)
People Kissing
A Century of Photographs (Vintage Snapshots and Postcards, a Great Gift for Engagements, Wedding Showers, and Anniversaries)
Hardcover      ISBN: 1616897643

Love is in the air as Barbara Levine and Paige Ramey take on humankind's oldest pastime: kissing. In racy candids, humorous vintage postcards, and snapshots taken on the sly, couples from the Victorian era through the Swinging Sixties smooch, canoodle, neck, and spoon. The collected photographs are sweet, sincere, and saucy, occasionally awkward, and always intriguing: Who took these photos? And what lay in store for these amorous couples after the shutter clicked--true love or just a passing fancy? People Kissing is the perfect gift to share with a sweetheart any day you feel like making a public display of affection.

Arcadia Britannica: A Modern British Folklore Portrait
Arcadia Britannica
A Modern British Folklore Portrait
Hardcover      ISBN: 0500517975

Arcadia Britannica is the product of photographer Henry Bourne's repeated trips to some of Britain's greatest folk events: striking color portraits capture an eccentric collection of individuals in inventive outfits, including arboreal costumes, pagan-inspired creations, and historical garb. These were captured at events like the annual Jack in the Green festival held in Hastings in May, for which the town and its people are decked in green to welcome summer, and the Easter Sunday celebration in Bacup, Lancashire, where fiercely proud Britannia Coconut Dancers (or "Nutters") perform their traditional seven dances. An accompanying text by Simon Costin provides the historical backstory and explains the folklore behind this wacky, inspiring collection of images.
Portraits in Lace: Breton Women
Portraits in Lace
Breton Women
Hardcover      ISBN: 0500517991

Although these headdresses were once worn daily, today they are part of a costume tradition upheld by women throughout Brittany in rites of passage, in Celtic circles, and at summer festivals, keenly attended by young and old.

Some fifty headdresses are identified and described in a separate reference section, accompanied by specially commissioned illustrations. Fr ger's exceptional photographs demonstrate Breton culture's wealth of pride, ingenuity, and personal expression.
Raptors: Portraits of Birds of Prey (Bird Photography Book)
Raptors
Portraits of Birds of Prey (Bird Photography Book)
Hardcover      ISBN: 1616895578

This delightful and dramatic collection of portraits reveals birds of prey as we never experience them: intimate and up close, photographed in Traer Scott's signature style. Seventy spectacular color photos present twenty-five different species, from the familiar to the exotic and endangered: hawks, owls, falcons, a bald eagle, kestrels, a Mississippi Kite, a turkey vulture, and more. Joining their elders are a fluffy baby vulture and adorable baby and juvenile great horned owls. The birds in this remarkable collection emerge as personalities, not just types: wise and quizzical, graceful and enigmatic, serene and fiercely self-possessed. A personal introduction describes Scott's process and connection to the birds, and captions detail the characteristics and habits of these incredible winged creatures.

Hijinx and Hearsay: Scenester Stories from Minnesota's Pop Life
Hijinx and Hearsay
Scenester Stories from Minnesota's Pop Life
Paperback      ISBN: 1681341328

In the summer of 1979, while disco was dying and new wave and punk were rising from the underground, two twenty-something guys were thrown together on a new music monthly ignobly called Sweet Potato. One had a Canon camera, the other a thirty-six-pound Royal typewriter. Over the next several years, the two chronicled the Minneapolis scene and the cultural landscape of the Twin Cities, covering some of the most influential artists, musicians, writers, comedians, and entertainers of the past forty years. They profiled legendary musicians from across the globe and across musical genres--Paul and Linda McCartney, Bob Marley, U2, James Brown, John Lee Hooker, Devo, and more--as well as homegrown talents ranging from Dylan and Prince to the Replacements and H sker D . They covered such disparate writers as William Burroughs and Dr. Seuss, and young, up-and-coming comedians like Jerry Seinfeld, Louie Anderson, and Lizz Winstead.
In Hijinx and Hearsay, writer Martin Keller and photographer Greg Helgeson are at it again, offering a delectable, fun, and fresh perspective through Helgeson's photography (much of it never seen before) and new stories and insights by Keller that shed fascinating light on a singular, influential era in popular culture in Minnesota.

A Fantastic State of Ruin: The Painted Towns of Rajasthan
A Fantastic State of Ruin
The Painted Towns of Rajasthan
Hardcover      ISBN: 1940743400

This book tells the story of the painted towns of Shekhawati in rural Rajasthan, India. For centuries, the painted buildings served the towns as trading houses, pleasure palaces, temples, caravansaries, and private homes. Following independence, the descendants of the merchant families left Shekhawati for India's burgeoning cities, abandoning their opulent structures. Some were left in the charge of caretakers; squatters took up residence in many; most simply remain vacant. The buildings have slowly deteriorated over time, ravaged by climate and neglect, and now lie scattered among the desert settlements as an elegiac collection of beautiful living ruins--a crumbling open-air gallery set amid the ordinary affairs of small town life. This book portrays the fascinating ruinous beauty of the painted towns, and, along the way, provides an intimate look at life and landscape on the arid fringes of Rajasthan. This world, too, is fading, and so the book's photographs, in the end, are a visual study of both place and society at the edge of time.