It’s not very often that a photobook on Kickstarter can pry my credit card out of my wallet. But David Gaberle’s new book, Metropolight: A Photobook is that kind of a book. The work spans 4 continents and depicts the modern metropolis as a place of common experience that unites and isolates at the same time. I talked with David about the his work and how the book came to life. Hit the jump for more!
Magnum Contact Sheets is the one book that every street photographer should own and now you can get a signed copy of the 2nd edition at the Magnum Store. The new edition is physically smaller than the original and is signed by 12 Magnum photographers but the $210 price tag might scare some people off. Hit the jump for more info!
Matt Stuart’s witty vision and keen sense of timing have made him one of the strongest voices in modern street photography. The iN-Public member’s work has been exhibited around the world and his first photobook is finally available for pre-order. We asked Matt a few questions about the process of making his first photobook and how it influenced his work. Hit the jump for the interview!
Photobooks continue to be a source of inspiration for street photographers around the globe and as the new year approaches it’s time for our annual list of lists of the best photo books 2015. If there’s any money left after Xmas then it’s time to treat yourself to one of the year’s best! Hit the jump for StreetShootr’s list of list of best photobooks 2015!
Trent Parke’s Minutes To Midnight is one of the most beautiful black and white photo books ever published and is considered a must-have by street and documentary photographers alike. Trent talks about spending 2 years on the road in Australia as he shot the images for the book and ultimately created the life of his son, Jem. Hit the jump to watch the video!
Eric Kim is well known for his Learn From The Masters series of posts on his popular street photography blog. And now he’s assembled all of this knowledge in a free street photography eBook called Learn From The Masters Of Street Photography. This massive tome contains over 250 pages of wisdom and inspiration from one of the clearest voices in the medium and it’s free. Yup, free. Hit the jump for more info!
Street photography often distinguished by its use of the single image to tell a story but photo books contain many images that must work together. Legendary photographer Ralph Gibson talks about how images relate to each other and sheds some light on the process of assembling a book in this short video. He touches on a couple of his own ideas on sequencing images and reminisces about several books he’s been a part of that resonate with him to this day. Great way to spend the next 4 minutes! Hit the jump to watch the video!
Signed copies of Songbook by Alec Soth are now available at the Magnum Store. The new photobook is a pictorial representation of Soth’s LBM Dispatch work documenting rural life in the Southern USA and the connection between the images without the context of news creates a new body of work that’s at once whimsical and sad. This is an amazing body of work and likely one of the best photobooks you’re going to see this year! Hit the jump for more info.
The first ever reprint of Henri Cartier Bresson’s seminal photobook, The Decisive Moment has been delayed until late February 2015. Steidl (the book’s publisher) cited overwhelming demand for the delay and now expects the book to be available in late February 2015. Hit the jump for more information.