For more than half a century, Annie Leibovitz has been taking culture-defining photographs. Her portraits of politicians, performers, athletes, businesspeople, and royalty make up a gallery of our time, imprinted on our collective consciousness by both the singularity of their subjects and Leibovitz's inimitable style.
The catalogue to an installation at the LUMA Foundation in Arles, France, Annie Leibovitz: The Early Years, 1970-1983 returns to Leibovitz's origins. It begins with a moment of artistic revelation: the spontaneous shot that made Leibovitz think she could transition from painting to photography as her area of study at the San Francisco Art Institute. The meticulously and personally curated collection, including contact sheets and Polaroids, provides a vivid document both of Leibovitz's development as a young artist and of a pivotal era.
Leibovitz's reportage-like photo stories for Rolling Stone, which she began working for when she was still a student, record such heady political, cultural, and counter-cultural developments as the Vietnam War protests, the launch of Apollo 17, the presidential campaign of 1972, Richard Nixon's resignation in 1974, and the Rolling Stones on tour in 1975. Then, as now, Leibovitz won the trust of the prominent and famous, and the book's pages are animated by many familiar faces, among them Muhammad Ali, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ken Kesey, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Joan Didion, and Debbie Harry, as well as John Lennon and Yoko Ono, captured in their now iconic embrace just hours before Lennon was assassinated.
Throughout the book, the portraits and reportage are linked to images of cars, driving, and even a series on California highway patrolmen. In many ways, it's a celebration of life on the road--the frenetic rhythms, the chance encounters, the meditative opportunities. And with its rich archival aspects, it is also a tribute to an earlier time and a young photographer enmeshed in a culture that was itself in transition.
This volume collects Ansel Adams' range of Califonia images. The 70 reproduced photographs capture Lake Tahoe, redwood forests and various other Californian vistas. Accompanying them are evocative poems, essays and passages about the area from writers including Mark Twain and John Steinbeck.
When it comes to pleasure, size doesn't matter; as we all know it's quality, not quantity, that counts. But let's admit it: a big penis is undeniably compelling. Big shoulders, big lapels, and big hair may come and go, but the big penis never goes out of fashion. With those possessing more than 8 inches (20 cm) making up less than 2% of the world's population, this rare accessory will always fascinate.
In The Big Penis Book we explore the centuries-old fascination with the large phallus, a fascination common to men and women alike. This hefty book is profusely illustrated with over 400 historic photos of spectacular male endowments, including rare photos of the legendary John Holmes. The majority of the photographs are from the 1970s, when the sexual revolution first freed photographers to depict the male entirely nude. Photographers include Bob Mizer of Athletic Model Guild, David Hurles of Old Reliable, Colt, Falcon, Sierra Domino, Third World, and Champion Studios, with each of these iconic photographers interviewed or profiled, along with information about each of their models. And if this isn't enough, the book closes with a special surprise comparable to the Guinness Book of Records' Norma Stitz featured in The Big Book of Breasts Can you guess what body part Dian is dissecting next? Text in English, French, and German
"Final Edition. 16mo, 424pgs. Full bound in bright red cloth with bright white dustjacket and black paper slipcase. Book is a fascinating collection of black and white photographs; artistic interpretations of various works of literature such as The Fountainhead , Walden , Empire of the Sun , etc. Book is solid, clean and bright. Dustjacket only has faint smudges to white covers, else very fine. Slipcase is bumped on corners with several small tears and mild scuffing though still intact and protecting the book.
The work of dedicated, wolf-obsessed wildlife photographer Brandenburg is splendidly displayed in this beautifully designed and produced book. The photos, which could really stand alone, are accompanied by less interesting text in which Brandenburg describes his experiences in search of wolves and h
"1993, Oblong Small 4to, 160 pgs. 1st edition. Spine slightly cocked, else fine.
Renowned nature photographer, Jim Brandenberg, set himself the challenge of taking just one photograph a day for 90 days between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice. This book is the result of that personal project, set in the woods that lie between Canada and the US. The work was featured in the November 1997 National Geographic Magazine where all 90 photographs were used.