Photography, the Art and the Technique

Book jacketPhotographic memory – The album in the age of photography
“This book traces the rise of the album from the turn of the century to the present day, showcasing some of the most important examples in the history of the medium, as collected by the Library of Congress.” (from publisher)

“Yvan Rodic, the photographer behind, one of the fashion world’s most visited street style blogs, has compiled in this book images that show his unerring sensibility for street style. He has captured real people, whose clothes reflect their character, charisma and confidence. The result is a portfolio of what’c chic on the street and an insightful predictor of what will be chic on the runway. Whether you’re fashion forward, backward, or sideways, you’ll find something inspiring in this radical, personal and unpredictable book” (Endpaper)

syndetics-lcCCCP Cosmic Communist Construction Photographed
“Photographer Frederic Chaubin reveals 90 buildings sited in fourteen former Soviet Republics which express what could be considered as the fourth age of Soviet architecture. They reveal an unexpected rebirth of imagination, an unknown burgeoning that took place from 1970 until 1990.”  (From

syndetics-lc Full Bleed – New York City Skateboard Photography
“Skateboarding in New York City is a singular experience. It is impossible not to feel the magnitude of the landscape, and with the city in constant motion, skateboarding is both exhilarating and extremely dangerous. There is no right or wrong way to navigate this vast terrain. Only one thing is certain—the skaters and images produced in New York City are wholly unique. The shots in “Full Bleed “span 30 years, with contributions from over 40 photographers. This is the first-ever comprehensive overview of the one of the most diverse and rich skating locations in the world, bringing together legendary skaters and iconic photographers. Featuring the work of: Giovanni Reda, Jessica Bard, Ivory Serra, Tobin Yelland, Miki Vuckovich, Thomas Campbell, Larry Clark, Ed Templeton, Jerry Hsu, Atiba Jefferson, Bryce Knights, Angela Boatwright, Athena Currey, Kenneth Cappello, Charlie Samuels, Andy Kessler, Mike O’Meally, Sammy Glucksman, Allen Ying, and more.” (Syndetics summary)

syndetics-lcDigital Photography simplified
“Are you new to digital cameras? Does new technology make you nervous? Relax! You′re holding in your hands the easiest guide ever to digital photography – a book that skips the long–winded explanations and shows you how things work. All you have to do is open the book and discover just how easy it is to get up to speed.” (Summary from

syndetics-lcProfessional Portrait Retouching

“Each year, Scott Kelby, Editor-in-Chief of Photoshop User magazine and the #1 best-selling Photoshop author, trains literally thousands of photographers on how to retouch portraits using Photoshop through his live seminars, online classes, DVDs, and standing-room only workshops at the Photoshop World Conference & Expo. Now you can learn the same techniques he uses in his own retouching workflow, in the only book of its kind–one written expressly for photographers who do their own retouching, whether professional or amateur. Each topic guides you through a step by step example. You can then practice the new skill by downloading the image shown at the end of the section.” (Adapted from