Tian Yi by Oliver Stalmans | Memoirs of a Geisha

Tian Yi is Geisha Glam for Elle Vietnam’s May 2013 Cover Shoot

olivertsalmans01 olivertsalmans02 olivertsalmans03 olivertsalmans04Memoirs of a Geisha – For its May 2013 cover story, Elle Vietnam gets inspired by the Japanese-influence of spring collections and Geisha beauty. Model Tian Yi evokes the theme perfectly in a series of images which juxtapose an urban backdrop with the ornate prints and sleek silhouettes of Prada, Dries van Noten, Dior, Thakoon and more selected by stylist Anna Katsanis. Photographer Oliver Stalmans captures the Chinese beauty in this elegant shoot.

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Ansel Adams : 400 Photographs

anseladamsbook400ANSEL ADAMS: 400 PHOTOGRAPHS presents the full spectrum of Adams’ work in a single volume for the first time, offering the largest available compilation from his legendary photographic career. Beautifully produced and presented in an attractive landscape trim, ANSEL ADAMS: 400 PHOTOGRAPHS will appeal to a general gift-book audience as well as Adams’ legions of dedicated fans and students.

anseladamsbookin1 anseladamsbookin2 anseladamsbookin3The photographs are arranged chronologically into five major periods, from his first photographs made in Yosemite and the High Sierra in 1916 to his work in the National Parks in the 1940s up to his last important photographs from the 1960s. An introduction and brief essays on selected images provide information about Adams’ life, document the evolution of his technique, and give voice to his artistic vision.

Few artists of any era can claim to have produced four hundred images of lasting beauty and significance. It is a testament to Adams’ vision and lifetime of hard work that a book of this scale can be compiled. ANSEL ADAMS: 400 PHOTOGRAPHS is a must-have for anyone who appreciates photography and the allure of the natural world.

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This book is available for download on your iPad with iBooks or on your computer with iTunes.

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Daphne Groeneveld, Joan Smalls, Lindsey Wixson, Liu Wen for H&M

Top models Daphne Groeneveld, Joan Smalls, Lindsey Wixson, and Liu Wen fronting H&M The New Icons campaign shot by the prolific fashion photographer Alasdair McLellan.

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H&M The New Icons from designscene.net

Marc Garanger’s Contested Portraits of 1960s Algeria

For France, the trauma of the Algerian War (1954-1962) was not unlike the experience of the Vietnam War for the United States. But, unlike the conflict in Vietnam, few photographic documents exist from that period in Algeria: it is as if the French responded with collective amnesia. Marc Garanger’s Algerian Women is one of the few photographic essays dedicated to that painful period.

Femme Algerienne 1960 Femme Algerienne 1960 Femme Algerienne 1960 Femme Algerienne 1960Women Unveiled: Marc Garanger’s Contested Portraits of 1960s Algeria

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A Visual Compendium of Cameras | Timeline infographic

popchartlab-camerasInfographic: A Timeline Of The 100 Most Important Cameras Ever Made

Over a century of photographic history on one poster

A Visual Compendium of Cameras, the latest from Pop Chart Lab, shows a hundred of the most important cameras ever produced, starting with the the original Kodak in 1888. And seeing all that history lined up, you can’t help but notice: compared to other gizmos, at least in terms of basic form factor, our picture-taking things have remained surprisingly consistent over the years. Not identical, perhaps, but definitely identifiable.

popchartlab-camA Visual Compendium of Cameras via fastcodesign

The New Erotic Photography Vol. 1

neweroticphotographyL’art du désir

Les meilleurs photographes érotiques contemporains

Imaginez: vous pénétrez dans une pièce remplie des meilleurs photographes érotiques contemporains qui ont tous un portfolio de leurs plus belles réalisations. Pendant que vous feuilletez ces œuvres, ils discutent inspiration, censure, comment trouver des modèles et comment gagner sa vie en capturant de superbes femmes sur pellicule et en pixels.

neweroticphotography1Cette pièce, c’est The New Erotic Photography, et des dizaines de photographes de différents pays sont conviés à cette réunion intime. Dans ce volume de 320 pages, vous ferez la connaissance de Ralph Gibson, Jan Saudek, Terry Richardson, Natacha Merritt, Petter Hegre, Richard Kern et de nombreux nouveaux talents qui redéfinissent l’érotisme. Ludique, provocante et terriblement sexy, voici la nouvelle photographie érotique, qui n’a rien à voir avec les vieux clichés érotiques du temps de votre grand-père.

pour plus de détails, voir taschen.com