Welcome to the third edition of the PENTAXIANS Yearbook. From now on we can say it is a series and no accident! We received more contributions than ever, of overwhelmingly high qual- ity, both technically and artistically. This large number of contributions led us to the point where it’s no longer possible to include all of them in the printed edition. Thankfully, the digital version suffers no such physical or cost limitation, so we have been able to include all contributions online. The digital version also benefits from far wider distribution than the print, with more than 15,000 downloads.
We congratulate Michele Marcolin for the title shot
This year, we also celebrate 100 years of Asahi Optical Joint Stock Co. – the mother of our beloved camera brand. So Happy Birthday – this is our gift to you! Thank you all for being part of it and for being such an awesome community of great photographers from all around the world.
Idyllic, wild swimming holes, alluring lakes and magical coves; discover more than 60 locations around the world to experience The Joy of Water with this inspirational new book from Lonely Planet. Tap into the ‘water wellness’ trend with personal stories about the best places to take a dip and forge a stronger connection to the elements through interactions with water.
Divided into five chapters by continent (Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania), journey to some of the world’s most far-flung corners in the search for sublime aquatic experiences, whether that’s for relaxing, contemplation or adventure. From wild swims off Britain’s remotest beach and coral reef-fuelled snorkelling trips in idyllic Mozambique, to sumptuous soaks in Iceland’s geothermally-heated pools and chill-out time with non-stinging jellyfish in Palau’s magical hidden lake, no corner is left unexplored.
With exquisite full-colour photography throughout and expert advice from Lonely Planet’s seasoned travel writers, be inspired to experience The Joy of Water all over the globe.
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In The Photographers Eye, Michael Freeman showed what a photographer needs to do in the instant before the shutter is released. In the sequel, The Photographers Mind, he explained the way that professional photographers think a picture through before taking it. Both of these international best-sellers featured Michaels own photography: stunning landscapes, revealing portraits, and fascinating street photography.
Now, in The Photographers Vision, he examines the work of photographys greats, explaining how to look at a photo and how to learn from looking at it. The featured work includes some of the most distinguished names in photographys history: Nick Knight, Frederick Henry Evans, Frans Lanting, Tim Page, Wolfgang Tillmans, Nan Goldin, Paul Outerbridge, Walker Evans, Cindy Sherman, Elliott Erwitt, Trent Parke, Jeff Wall, Paul Strand, Romano Cagnoni, Horst Faas, James Casebere and many more, making this book visually stunning as well as intellectually authoritative.
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The Photographer’s Vision: Understanding and Appreciating Great Photography
by Michael Freeman
“In photography, you are always searching, selecting, and taking away… If you make these decisions, then photography is always a journey of self-discovery. Sharing my work with others is like a conversation… it’s not about the words you exchange, it’s the feeling you walk away with. The unconscious meets the conscious in the act of photography…”
Over the last quarter century, Vincent Peters’s photographs have graced the pages of Vogue, Glamour, and GQ and defined fashion campaigns from Dior to Hugo Boss to Yves Saint Laurent. One of the most sought-after portrait and fashion photographers, Vincent Peters prints also have a significant following in the fine art market. Vincent Peters’s photographs are defined by their precision, love of detail, and an exquisite lighting that lifts his images beyond fast-moving trends into something timeless and iconic. With an aesthetic reminiscent of Jean-loup Sieff or Herb Ritts, Peters manages to capture even the most photographed of faces—whether Scarlett Johansson, Monica Bellucci, or Penélope Cruz—with previously unseen nuance, creating a new sense of intimacy with each subject. Vincent Peters’s work has already appeared in The Light Between Us and Personal. Now, in parallel with the major Vincent Peters solo show at Fotografiska in Stockholm, this compact and affordable Vincent Peters photo book presents a selection of his best black-and-white images, including portraits of Charlize Theron, John Malkovich, Laetitia Casta, and Emma Watson. It’s a vivid overview of a photographic artist who is always evolving, while remaining true to his principles.
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An ode to beauty | Selected Works · Vincent Peters