Portraiture
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.

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.

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.

Bettina Rheims: Gender Studies
Bettina Rheims
Gender Studies
Hardcover      ISBN: 3869308028
Drawing Portraits for the Absolute Beginner: A Clear & Easy Guide to Successful Portrait Drawing
Drawing Portraits for the Absolute Beginner
A Clear & Easy Guide to Successful Portrait Drawing
Paperback      ISBN: 1440311447
Open this book as an absolute beginner, and come away as a proud portrait artist

Mark and Mary Willenbrink's Absolute Beginner books have helped thousands of novices tap into their inner artists. In this book, Mark and Mary help the beginning artist take on portraits, showing that absolutely anyone can draw faces. Their encouraging, easy-to-follow instruction style makes learning fun--you'll be amazed by how quickly you achieve impressive results.

You may be a beginner now, but not for long Drawing Portraits for the Absolute Beginner covers everything from warming up with sketches, and capturing facial expressions, to framing your finished work. Page by page, you'll build the skills and confidence you need to draw lifelike portraits of your friends and family.

What's Inside:

- A simple two-stage approach to drawing portraits: sketch a likeness, then build up values to bring it to life
- Step-by-step instruction for drawing eyes, noses, mouths, hairstyles, hands, glasses and other tricky elements
- 13 complete demonstrations featuring a range of ages and ethnicities
- Tips for evoking more personality in your portraits by using props, costumes and accessories
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.
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.

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.

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.

Icons by Oscar: The Works of Photographer Oscar Abolafia
Icons by Oscar
The Works of Photographer Oscar Abolafia
Hardcover      ISBN: 9089896864

The first official book by American photographer Oscar Abolafia Abolafia has been capturing the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, sports, and politics since the early 1960's Frank. Sammie. Twiggy. Sophia. Elizabeth. Elvis. Priscilla. Jim. Marlene. John. Yoko. Ginger. Janis. Mick. Jack. Fred. Salvador. Cher. Audrey. Dolly. Elton. Marlon... Very few celebrities are so iconic that a single name is all that's needed in order to immediately recognize them. One photographer has captured each and every one of these icons - and more besides - on film. He goes by the name of Oscar Abolafia. You can call him Oscar."