Portraiture
Chaining the Sun
Chaining the Sun
Hardcover      ISBN: 0816636567

Jeremiah Gurney was a leading portrait photographer working in New York City during the second half of the nineteenth century. Celebrated in his time, his work has since been overshadowed by the reputation of his competitor Mathew Brady. Now, for the first time since his death a hundred years ago, Gurney's accomplishments are being brought to light. Produced in conjunction with an exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, this volume covers Gurney's entire fifty-year photographic career.

Gurney was declared the country's leading portraitist in 1853 when he won the Anthony Pitcher, the first and most important American photography prize. He made pictures in every major nineteenth-century photographic medium and format beginning with the daguerreotype, capturing the images of not only ordinary men and women but also famous American and English figures such as the Prince of Wales, Charles Dickens, and Mark Twain. Chaining the Sun is a fascinating look at the role photography played in the world of nineteenth-century United States, both as a commercial enterprise and as an index of a rapidly changing society.

Portrait Revolution: Inspiration from Around the World for Creating Art in Multiple Mediums and Styles
Portrait Revolution
Inspiration from Around the World for Creating Art in Multiple Mediums and Styles
Paperback      ISBN: 1607749963
Based on the popular international collaborative art project, Julia Kay's Portrait Party, this book features hundreds of portraits in multiple mediums and styles teamed with tips and insights on the artistic process.

The human face is one of the most important subjects for artists, no matter their chosen medium. Pulling from 50,000 works of portraiture created by the artists of the international online collaborative project Julia Kay's Portrait Party, Portrait Revolution presents a new look at this topic--one that doesn't limit itself to one medium, one style, one technique, or one artist. By presenting portraits in pencil, pen, charcoal, oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, mixed media, digital media, collage, and more, Julia Kay and co. demonstrate the limitless possibilities available to aspiring artists or even to professional artists who are looking to expand creatively.

Along with works in almost every conceivable medium, Portrait Revolution shines a spotlight on different portrait-making techniques and styles (featuring everything from realism to abstraction). With tips, insights, and recommendations from accomplished portrait artists from around the globe, this all-in-one inspiration resource provides everything you'll need to kick-start your own portrait-making adventure.
Bettina Rheims: Gender Studies
Bettina Rheims
Gender Studies
Hardcover      ISBN: 3869308028
Cecil Beaton: Portraits and Profiles
Cecil Beaton
Portraits and Profiles
Paperback      ISBN: 0711239215

Cecil Beaton was a fashion, portrait, and war photographer, a diarist, painter, interior designer and an Academy Award-winning stage and costume designer. He is one of the most celebrated portrait photographers of the twentieth century and is renowned for his images of elegance, glamour and style.

Cecil Beaton combines Beaton's photographic and pen portraits. Ordered chronologically, these portraits offer insight, beauty, witty observations, and a fascinating glimpse into his world.

Featured portraits include: Fred Astaire, Mick Jagger, Marlon Brando, Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn, Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe, Queen Elizabeth, Winston Churchill, and many others

Cecil Beaton's life spanned many worlds and these are captured here through his fabulous photographs and incisive pen portraits.

Prince: A Private View
Prince
A Private View
Hardcover      ISBN: 1250134439

Now a New York Times bestseller

Featuring a foreword by Beyonc Knowles-Carter.

Afshin Shahidi met Prince in 1993 and soon became his cinematographer and later one of the only people allowed to photograph him. He collaborated with Prince longer than any other photographer. Afshin was the only photographer allowed to shoot the legendary 3121 private parties in Los Angeles that became the most sought after invitations in Hollywood; some of those photos are included in this book.

Prince: A Private View compiles photographer Afshin Shahidi's work into a journey through Prince's extraordinary life. With never-before-seen photos, it is the ultimate collection of shots of Prince. Brief, but complete and rich, stories about Shahidi and Prince's collaboration and time together are alternately incisive, personal, and even funny.

Pop Trash: The Amazing Art of Jason Mecier
Pop Trash
The Amazing Art of Jason Mecier
Hardcover      ISBN: 1452170126

Artist Jason Mecier creates insanely detailed portraits of celebrities using trash, candy, and other items, crafting sculptural celebrations as beautiful as they are outrageous. Here is Amy Sedaris assembled from her own trash, David Bowie made out of cosmetics and feathers, Snoop Dogg sculpted out of weed, Justin Timberlake and Miley Cyrus crafted out of candy, Kevin Bacon bespoke in bacon, and many, many more. Fun process shots offer behind-the-scenes insights into the meticulous work required to create these candy-colored--and literally trashy--spotlights (how much licorice does it take to make Harry Potter?). With mesmerizing tributes to icons ranging from Stevie Nicks to Farrah Fawcett to Honey Boo Boo, this gallery of the famous and infamous is a visual treat for fans of pop culture and pop art alike.

Faces
Faces
Hardcover      ISBN: 9401446504

-Serge Anton, internationally renowned fashion and interior design photographer, proudly presents Faces - his collection of portraits -From Africa, all the way to Asia - Intriguing black and white portraits -A beautifully designed book with an imprinted textile cover "Serge Anton, the photographer who makes human wisdom visible" - La Libre.be "The old, mysterious faces, warped and waned by the touch of time, the wrinkles on a skin that's been frayed by years of sunlight and the serene, enigmatic gazes are enchanting, poetic and reminiscent of faraway corners of the world." - Nicola Giovannini Serge Anton, internationally renowned fashion and interior design photographer, proudly presents his collection of portraits in Faces. Intriguing black and white portraits - from Africa, all the way to Asia - this is a beautifully designed book with an imprinted textile cover. Serge Anton has spent the last 30 years traveling the world. Faces collects the faces with character he photographed during his countless travels in Africa and Asia. His portraits tell wordless stories, as they reveal a certain resemblance in the exotic faces of faraway cultures. The details in their eyes, the light sifting through the black-and-white images, the wrinkles that seem to reflect the wisdom of lifetimes. Serge Anton's portraits adorn many modern and bohemian restaurants and hotels around the world.

Frogtown: Photographs and Conversations in an Urban Neighborhood
Frogtown
Photographs and Conversations in an Urban Neighborhood
Paperback      ISBN: 0873513363

Frogtown is a discerning portrait of an ethnically mixed neighbourhood that lies within the shadow of the Minnesota State Capital near downtown St. Paul. Wing Young Huie combines 130 compelling black-and-white photographs, some 50 quotes from talks with residents, and his own commentary to produce a powerful depiction of life on Frogtown's streets and front porches, in its kitchens and backyards, shops and churches. The images are documentary in nature, but the perspective is that of an artist who leaves meanings open to interpretation. Drawn to Frogtown by his own abiding curiosity, Huie spent two years photographing and getting to know its people -- working class whites, Southeast Asian immigrants, African Americans, American Indians, and Latinos. These exquisitely rendered images of Frogtown show the multiple realities that make up a dynamic urban neighbourhood. At the same time, they reflect the changing faces of American cities.

Mick Jagger: The Photobook
Mick Jagger
The Photobook
Hardcover      ISBN: 8869652750

This book gathers the most beautiful pictures of the legendary Mick Jagger, taken by some of the greatest photographers in the world. His extremely distinctive face has made him the archetypal rock star: Mick Jagger is universal. His physique and the way he moves have helped fashion the myth of the uber-sexy male celebrity. His mouth has become the emblem of his band The Rolling Stones. His face alone narrates fifty years of portrait photography practice, our relationship with celebrities, evolving dress and hair codes, and the creation of the rock aesthetic. Doing more than just recording this character of high dramatic intensity is the real challenge that portraitists, it seems, have been tackling for the past fifty years.

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.