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Welcome to the ASMP Bookshelf where we highlight publications of our talented members. Go ahead and peruse the posts. We are certain that you will find at least one book that draws you into its pages. All posts have links to third-party sites where you can purchase the book. Enjoy your read!

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The Rise of David Bowie 1972-73 by Mick Rock

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Cross-posted from ItsNiceThat [by Jenny Brewer] Diving deep into one of the most significant eras of David Bowie’s career, a new Taschen tome compiles photographs taken by the artist’s official photographer Mick Rock from 1972-73 around the Ziggy Stardust epoch. Ranging from candid snapshots from backstage and rehearsals to vibrant portraits depicting his kaleidoscopic style choices, the book explores all facets of the Starman phase in its glorious glossy pages. Work began on the book in 2015…

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That Photo Makes Me Hungry by Andrew Scrivani

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Photographing Food for Fun & Profit Discover insider secrets for mouthwatering photographs. Andrew Scrivani, food photographer for the New York Times, is one of the most respected names in the business. He’s also a teacher of the craft, advising #foodporn obsessives, bloggers, photographers ready for the next step, and anyone who loves to shoot and eat, in how to: See the light (craft and shape it the way you want) Embrace the math (calculate ISO,…

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Dave Frieder’s New Book – The Magnificent Bridges of New York City

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Dave Frieder is a daring individual who has a great passion for the bridges he photographs. His skills are impressive, and he is able to capture something amazing in each photo. —John Travolta Dave Frieder has climbed twenty of New York City’s bridges, and has recently published a new book, The Magnificent Bridges of New York City. The images in the book capture the many intricate angles of the incredibly-engineered bridges spanning the Hudson and…

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Human Canvas by Art Wolfe

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What does it mean to be human? In Human Canvas, Art Wolfe uses his exceptional photography and his background in fine-art painting to transform skin into an abstract landscape. Inspired by the body-painting traditions of indigenous peoples Wolfe has photographed worldwide, and particularly those in Ethiopia and Papua New Guinea, Wolfe set out to present his own take on this art form and explore concepts of universal beauty. Through the use of lines, patterns, textures,…

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Before Easter After by Patti Smith and Lynn Goldsmith

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Cross-posted from AnOther “We wanted the book to be a sacred object – sacred for people who really love Patti,” photographer Lynn Goldsmith told AnOther earlier this month of her new book, Before Easter After, which she has co-authored with Patti Smith. The beautiful book documents a particular period of Smith’s life, from when she fell off a stage while performing in Tampa, Florida, in 1977 – a moment that Goldsmith captured, and is shown…

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Book Feature | Ansel Adams’ Yosemite – The Special Edition Prints

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Editor’s Note: The late Ansel Adams was an ASMP Member. The book’s foreword was written by ASMP Member, Pete Souza. Cross-posted from SLR Lounge [by Sean Lewis] Of America’s National Parks, Yosemite’s unique rock formations, waterfalls, deep valleys and giant sequoias make it one of the most diverse and beautiful places to visit. While countless photographers have captured this epic landscape over the years, perhaps none are more closely associated with this (or any other)…

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Rider of the Storm: Eric Meola’s Western Adventures

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Editor’s Note: Eric Meola is an ASMP Professional Member. His book, “Fierce Beauty: Storms of the Great Plains,” will be published on Nov. 11. Cross-posted from The East Hampton Star[by Jennifer Landes] Eric Meola is a storm chaser. For the past several years, he has loaded his camera equipment and traveled west from Sagaponack to the Great Plains and “Tornado Alley” — from the Rio Grande in Texas to Alberta and Saskatchewan in Canada —…

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T. J. Thomson: To See and Be Seen

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The Environments, Interactions and Identities Behind News Images Editor’s Note:  T. J. Thomson is a Lecturer in the School of Communication, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. Whether inscribed in physical media, projected on surfaces, or viewed on digital devices, we find ourselves constantly inundated with streams of visual data. Yet, we know surprisingly little about how these images are made, especially in journalistic contexts where representations are long-lasting and where repercussions can be dramatic. To…

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The Americans – Photographs by Robert Frank

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Editor’s Note: Documentary photographer and former ASMP Member Robert Frank died this week at the age of 94. The following book review appeared in The New York Times on the 50th anniversary of his book’s publication. Cross-posted from LensCulture [by Jim Casper] This is the photo book that redefined what a photo book could be — personal, poetic, real. First published in 1959, Robert Frank’s masterpiece still holds up — the selection of photos, and…

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Fred Baldwin’s New Book – Dear Mr. Picasso: An Illustrated Love Affair with Freedom

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Editor’s Note: A reading and book signing is scheduled for August 28th @ 7:00pmCT at the Menil Collection in Houston, Texas. Book is available for sale at the Menil Collection. Noted photographer and co-founder of FotoFest, Fred Baldwin has recently published his memoir, Dear Mr. Picasso: An Illustrated Love Affair with Freedom. The book begins with Baldwin’s encounter with Pablo Picasso in 1955, a life-changing event that emboldened Baldwin to embrace a peripatetic life as…

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