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Gift Recommendations Part Two

In an attempt at editorial balance after last week’s dog photography recommendations, the collection Photocat from Schilt Publishing would be a good gift for the cat lover(s) in your life. Featured photographers include Arthur Bondar, Machiel Botman, Rena Effendi, Martin Parr and Pentti Sammallahti.

If you want to introduce someone to the world of photography, Paul Lowe’s selection of 1001 Photographs You Must See in Your Lifetime should do the job nicely.
Taschen have produced cut-price editions of New York: Portrait of a City and Paris: Portrait of a City, both with over 500 pages. The New York volume’s photographers include Berenice Abbott, Weegee, Margaret Bourke-White, William Claxton, Ralph Gibson, Lee Friedlander, Nan Goldin, and Ryan McGinley. Sample images. Paris includes images by Daguerre, Marville, Atget, Lartigue and Cartier-Bresson. Sample images.
Hoxton Mini Press have published Unseen London, featuring twenty-five contemporary photographers who promise to take you to parts of London not featuring in the tourist guides. Contributors include Thom and Beth Atkinson, James O Jenkins, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Matt Stuart, Dougie Wallace, Simon Norfolk, George Georgiou, Andy Sewell, Lorenzo Vitturi, Giacomo Brunelli and Johanna Neurath.

In Naked Britain, fashion photographer Amelia Allen takes time out from her day job to document naturism in the UK. “The sense of fun and freedom that naturism seems to bestow on its followers is extraordinarily infectious and I like to think I have captured the raw beauty of that.” Sample images.
Eugenie Shinkle guides you through the history of fashion photography in Fashion Photography: the story in 180 pictures. Featured photographers include Avedon, Horst, William Klein, Helmut Newton, Bourdin, Steven Meisel, Corinne Day and Juergen Teller. Sample images.

From Life is a major retrospective of the career of fashion and portrait photographer Sheila Metzner, including her intimate family portraits in 1960s Woodstock, fashion editorials, nudes, and sacred landscapes. Sample images.
The Spirit of the Mountains presents the best photographs submitted to the International Mountain Summit (IMS) photography contest from 2011 to 2016. Sample images.

I’ve been an admirer of the landscape photography of Diane Cook and Len Jenshel for many years. Any tree enthusiast would enjoy their latest book Wise Trees, the result of two years spent travelling to five continents to photograph fifty-seven extraordinary trees that were carefully selected for their historic and cultural significance. Sample images.
Yoga: The Secret of Life is a photo-documentary by Francesco Mastalia about the spiritual and physical journey of yoga. It includes an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker. The photographs are taken on glass plates using the wet collodion process. The book includes an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker. Sample images.

Gabriela Torres Ruiz’s Silence might appeal to anyone looking for an antidote to the Christmas rush. The work combines carefully created colour diptychs of landscapes and abandoned interiors. Sample images.
There are two quirky stocking fillers from Fuel Publishing. Post-Soviet Ukraine has toppled all its Lenin monuments. For Looking for Lenin, photographer Niels Ackermann and journalist Sébastien Gobert scoured the country in search of the remains of these figures and found them in gardens, scrap yards and store rooms, often broken up or daubed with paint. Sample images.

For Soviet Bus Stops Volume II, Christopher Herwig drove 15,000 km from coast to coast across the largest country in the world, in pursuit of new variations of this singular architectural form. There is a foreword by renowned architecture and culture critic Owen Hatherley. Sample images.  The first volume of Soviet Bus Stops is also still available.

If you missed it last week, you can still view part one of our Gift Recommendations.

Endnotes

Michael Kenna’s Holga in now in stock.

Signed copies of Simon Roberts’s Merrie Albion will be here early this week.

Trent Parke’s Christmas Tree Bucket is now out of print. We have one copy left.

We can still get orders to Europe and North America before Christmas. We recommend you order by 13 December. UK customers should try to get orders to us by 19 December but we will continue to process orders after that. As stock levels change rapidly in December, you should contact us as soon as possible if you wish to ensure you get a copy of a particular item.

Our next newsletter wil be in early January.  We'd like to thank all our customers for their support in 2017 and hope you all have a great Christmas and New Year.
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