Photography of Specific Subjects
Born to Dance: Celebrating the Wonder of Childhood
Born to Dance
Celebrating the Wonder of Childhood
Paperback      ISBN: 0761189343
A New York Times bestseller

"In Jordan Matter's photos, dancers make all the world their stage." --New York Times


From Jordan Matter, YouTube star and New York Times-bestselling author of Dancers Among Us, a celebration of what it means to be young and full of possibility, featuring gorgeous photographs of well-known dancers (including Tate McRae and Sofie Dossi) as well as stars in the making.

Jordan Matter is known to millions for his 10 Minute Photo Challenge YouTube videos. Now, in one dazzling photograph after another, he portrays dancers--ages 2 through 18--in ordinary and extraordinary pursuits, from hanging with friends to taking selfies, from leaping for joy to feeling left out. The subjects include TV and internet stars like Chlo Lukasiak, Kalani Hilliker, Nia Sioux, and Kendall Vertes, as well as boys and girls from around the neighborhood. What they all share is the skill to elevate their hopes and dreams with beauty, humor, grace, and surprise. Paired with empowering words from the dancers themselves, the photographs convey each child's declaration that they were born to dance.
Bonus Features: Scan the QR code next to dozens of photos and watch behind-the-scenes videos documenting the shoots.

"Breathtaking photos to free your imagination." --Diane Sawyer, ABC World News

"When you take the natural grace of dancers and put them in unexpected places, you get photos that really tell a story." --Fox News
Hugs from Obama: A Photographic Look Back at the Warmth and Wisdom of President Barack Obama
Hugs from Obama
A Photographic Look Back at the Warmth and Wisdom of President Barack Obama
Hardcover      ISBN: 1250201098

A photographic celebration of Obama's warmth and compassion

America needs a hug from Obama now more than ever, and this beautiful collection of photographs and quotations showcases President Obama's wit, grace, wisdom, and warmth. As you pore over these pages, you'll be transported back to an era when leadership and dignity went hand in hand. Alongside touching images of our 44th president embracing his fellow citizens are some of his most inspirational and timely quotes, such as, "There's not a liberal America and a conservative America - there's the United States of America" and "We're the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."

United States of Lego(r): A Brick Tour of America
United States of Lego(r)
A Brick Tour of America
Paperback      ISBN: 1510750487
See the United States as You Never Have Before: Brick by Brick

United States of LEGO takes readers on a journey across America that has never been seen before. Photographer Jeff Friesen composes artful LEGO brick dioramas, each revealing a scene with a witty caption that celebrates what makes every American state unique, incorporating toy-scale monuments, colorful citizens going about their daily lives, and new spins on state history.

Here is a fresh vision of every state assembled with bricks, from Washington's steaming rivers of espresso to the ancient reptiles in Florida (we're not talking about alligators here). Brick Minnesotans tirelessly shovel snow but are ready to pose with a friendly "okey-dokey "

Giving readers even more than a cross-country tour, United States of LEGO reveals intriguing secrets of the states for the first time. Have you ever wondered who extinguished Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara's passion in Georgia, what's fishing for fishermen in Alaska, or how NASCAR drivers earn extra spending money in North Carolina? The answers will surprise and delight you.

Readers will also find thrilling scenes from history re-created in meticulous detail. Who can forget Lewis and Clark's intrepid manservant, Gaston? Okay, the history textbooks did, but not United States of LEGO. And what ever happened to the giant turkeys that once roamed Massachusetts? Your education may have missed these tender birds whose fate is detailed here.

Every captioned photograph is infused with good-natured humor, and occasional ill-humored nature, such as the Maryland crabs who are through with being lunch. Speaking of lunch, the famous Kentucky Frying Chicken awaits your order within these pages. Don't delay Good citizens of all ages will enjoy exploring every state's unique character in enchanting LEGO dioramas.
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.

Find Momo: A Photography Book
Find Momo
A Photography Book
Paperback      ISBN: 1594746788
Play hide-and-seek with Instagram's favorite border collie, hiding in every page of this book of beautiful landscape photography.

Thousands of his Internet fans play hide-and-seek with Momo the border collie every day. And now, in his New York Times best-selling book, you can too Momo and his best buddy Andrew Knapp travel all over--through fields, down country roads, across cities, and into yards, neighborhoods, and spaces of all sorts. The result is a book of spectacular photography that's also a game for kids or adults of all ages. Perfect for fans of coffee table books, a must-have for kids on a long car trip, and a great dog lover gift.
California
California
Hardcover      ISBN: 1554075459

A lavishly illustrated tour of America's most compellingly beautiful places.

The America the Beautiful series takes readers on a photographic tour of the country's most beautiful states and most vibrant cities. Top photographers contribute their best images -- from dazzling cityscapes to quiet forests -- of both well-known destinations and hidden gems. Clear and informative captions bring each scene to life. These handsomely designed books show the beauty of each destination, to be enjoyed by visitors and locals alike.

California is the most populous state and includes four of the top 15 locations in Forbes magazine's list of most-visited cities. It has something for everyone, and this book offers up a splendid sampling:

  • Majestic redwood groves and miles of sandy beaches
  • The many charms of wine country
  • Spectacular Yosemite and rugged Big Sur
  • The magic of Disneyland
  • Hollywood's glitz and glamour
  • The landmark cities of San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego
  • And much more.

California showcases the sunny state in truly stunning fashion.

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.

Awkward Family Photos
Awkward Family Photos
Paperback      ISBN: 0307592294

Based on the hit website, AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com ("painful, regrettable, horrifyingly awesome snaps of family bonding, you will laugh so hard that people in adjoining offices will ask what's wrong with you"--Esquire), this full color book features never-before-seen photos and hilarious personal stories covering everything from uncomfortable moments with relatives, teen angst, sibling rivalry, and family vacations from hell. Cringe at the forced poses, bad hair, and matching outfits--all prompting us to look at our own families and celebrate the fact that we're not alone. Nothing says awkward better than an uncomfortable family photograph

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.

Weddings, Butterflies & the Sweetest Dreams
Weddings, Butterflies & the Sweetest Dreams
Hardcover      ISBN: 1939621550

Following the success of her first book, Butterflies and All Things Sweet (Goff Books), which won a number of important international design awards, style icon Bonnae Gokson is back - this time focusing on weddings from different cultures, and celebrating beauty, creativity, individuality, artistry, and love in all its forms. Weddings, Butterflies & The Sweetest Dreams is a book like no other. With foreword by Vera Wang, world renown couture wedding gown designer, and Iris Apfel, iconic fashion industry personality, it is a unique visual feast, exploring couture wedding celebrations in a completely fresh and unexpected manner. Through exquisite, sophisticated and surprising imagery--from Paris haute couture to a ranch in Montana--it reveals the way Bonnae sees the world, inspired by everything from poetry to fine art resulting in a timeless, contemporary aspirational journey through a treasure trove of multi-cultural artistry.