Photography of Specific Subjects
Hand Jobs: Life as a Hand Model
Hand Jobs
Life as a Hand Model
Hardcover      ISBN: 1910566071

These models are the stars of the biggest advertising campaigns around. They adorn huge billboards. Some are insured for seven figure sums. Some are classed as supermodels, but you've never seen their faces--until now. Each model is shown peeling a banana alongside a full-face portrait coupled with a quote about life as a hand model.

Oli Kellett is a professional portrait and commercial photographer from London.

Alex Holder is a partner at advertising agency Anomaly London. Her projects often make worldwide press.

Ellen Kooi Above Rotterdam: One Glass Tower by Wiel Arets & Nine Situations by Katrien Van Den Brande
Ellen Kooi Above Rotterdam
One Glass Tower by Wiel Arets & Nine Situations by Katrien Van Den Brande
Hardcover      ISBN: 194515022x

High above the streets of Rotterdam, on cold winter nights, during early spring evenings, and dusky autumn days; five situations were staged and captured by artist Ellen Kooi, inside the B' Tower in Rotterdam, by architect Wiel Arets. Nearly each apartment is identical, which lends a receded repetition to the 'stage sets' Kooi created, in the tradition of her renowned landscape photography. In Kooi's 'sets', a sleeping young girl cuddles with whimsical Weimaraners; a lonely business man digitally pines for his distant love; a young couple saunters and seduces one another, inside and out; an informal dinner gathering morphs into an impromptu musical; a mother creates a dream world for her and her children, high above Rotterdam's streets. Interspersed throughout Kooi's sets of imagery are separately created scenes of poetry and prose, by artist Katrien Van den Brande, which alternate with Kooi's narratives-all graphically woven together by a design from Mainstudio. This publication is a two-dimensional immersion into a parallel urban reality, that's at once fantasy and fiction-yet remarkably familiar.

Hardcover      ISBN: 1910566063

Shot with a hint of nostalgia, these simple-yet-playful images of children blowing gum on beaches around the world capture the freedom and innocence of youth.

Lick Cats
Lick Cats
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062420348

The pet photographer and bestselling author of the Shake series presents more than sixty cute, cuddly, and charming cats caught in mid-lick in this delightfully funny full-color photography collection.

Photographed in Carli Davidson's recognizable style, Lick Cats includes more than 130 highly detailed, up-close portraits of cats at their most candid tongue-flicking moments. Showcasing slow-motion photography, Lick Cats follows the same layout as her previous books--each spread features two images of the same cat placed side by side to capture them in the action. The collection also includes a model roster listing the names, ages, and types of cats photographed, charming outtake images from the shoots, a short introduction about her process, and information about animal rescue to encourage fans to adopt a rescue cat.

Filled with adorable and entertaining photographs, Lick Cats is a must for every cat fanatic as well as photography and animal lovers.

Feelings of Imperfection: The Stylish Life of Lost Places
Feelings of Imperfection
The Stylish Life of Lost Places
Hardcover      ISBN: 9187815052

This book is a collection of images and texts that highlight the breadth of Scandinavian interiors, depicting lifestyles in seven different stunning locations. It underlines the ability to capture nuanced feelings through picture stories, demonstrating that one has the power to create memories and feelings through ambiance and atmosphere.

If you ask Anna Malmberg where the mystery and the loneliness within her photographs come from, she will probably answer that she got this aesthetic from her wild childhood.

Anna Bj rkman worked as an interior designer for IKEA, but left to explore her own ideas and style.

Rock & Roll for Everybody: A Photographic Tour of Today's Bands
Rock & Roll for Everybody
A Photographic Tour of Today's Bands
Paperback      ISBN: 1682034186

A camera and a show; that's all you need. Tasked with taking pictures of rock concerts on behalf of a local radio station, Steven Sanchez turned his love of music into a passion for photography, attending performances in every type of venue--from clubs and outdoors festivals to acoustic showcases and arena spectacles. His photography includes a huge array of artists from different genres (rock, rap, folk, indie) ranging from upcoming bands, to Grammy winning musicians, to true legends. And he accomplished it all in a city that isn't particularly known for its music scene or as a top choice for touring artists. In this book, he takes you behind the scenes at these concerts and shows how you can achieve similar results, capturing the emotion, energy, and artistry of live music wherever you live.

Beaton Photographs
Beaton Photographs
Hardcover      ISBN: 1419717839

This monumental survey is the first to do justice to Cecil Beaton's astonishing photographic career spanning six decades, from the 1920s to the 1970s. To create it, Mark Holborn thoroughly explored Beaton's vast studio archive, revealing an artist of extraordinary energy and ambition who made definitive portraits of the leading figures of his time, including Pablo Picasso, Gertrude Stein, Greta Garbo, Audrey Hepburn, Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon, David Hockney, and Mick Jagger. Beaton immerses the reader in memorable social and cultural scenes, including the ceremony of the British royal family, the society of the 1920s, the glamour of Hollywood, the drama of World War II, the high artistic bohemia of Paris and London, and the pop royalty of the 1960s.

Holborn contributes an introductory essay, and Annie Leibovitz offers an appreciation of Beaton as a portrait photographer.

Author: The Portraits of Beowulf Sheehan
The Portraits of Beowulf Sheehan
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316515159
A beautiful and moving collection of photographs by Beowulf Sheehan, whose work captures the essence of 200 of our most prominent writers, historians, journalists, playwrights, and poets.

Beowulf Sheehan is considered to be his generation's foremost literary portrait photographer, having made portraits of the literary luminaries of our time across the globe, from Roxane Gay to Masha Gessen, Patti Smith to Zadie Smith, Karl Ove Knausgaard to J.K. Rowling, and Jonathan Franzen to Toni Morrison.

In Authors Sheehan presents the most insightful, intimate, and revealing portraits of these artists made in his studio, in their homes, in shopping malls and concert halls, on rooftops and in parking lots, on the beach and among trees, surrounded by flowers and in clock towers. Following an enlightening foreword by Salman Rushdie, Beowulf Sheehan shares an essay offering insights in the poignant and memorable moments he experienced while making these portraits.

A treasure gift for readers and lovers of portrait photography, Authors is the only book of its kind to appear in more than a decade.
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.
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.