My Favorite Photography Books (Gift Ideas!)

        I love books and magazines. There is something magical about the feel of paper in stead of reading on a screen all day. I’m collecting books about art, fashion, photography, beauty, marketing and branding. Today I show you my favorite photography books, right in time before the Holiday season! Both English and Dutch books.

        The Fashion CameraThe Faces of Fashion – Vogue Model

        By Robin Derrick & Robin Muir.
        This book shows photographs and illustrations from more than ninety years of Vogue’s history to tell the fascinating story of the real faces of fashion. For me the models are important, it’s not only about the clothes, but also about the person behind. A great source for inspiration because of the many photos inside!
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        The Fashion Camera

        The Fashion CameraDoor Het Oog Van De Lens (NL) – The Genius of Photography (EN)

        By Gerry Badger.
        This book was important for me during my study photography at the Art School because it tells about the evolution of photography. At the heart of the book is a quest to understand what makes a truly great photograph. What is it that makes a photograph by Nan Goldin or Henri Cartier Bresson stand out among the millions of others taken by all of us every single day? A book that every photographer should read!
        (EN) Buy Here! / (NL) Buy Here!
        The Fashion Camera

        The Fashion CameraFashion: Photography Of The Nineties

        By Camilla Nickerson.
        A book full with photos of great photographers from the nineties. It places images familiar from magazines and style journals alongside their wilder, darker counterparts. Contributing photographers include David Sims, Cindy Sherman, Corinne Day, Richard Prince, Jeff Burton, Terry Richardson, Steven Klein, Bruce Davidson and Cathy Opie. A great book if you prefer more raw fashion images.
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        The Fashion Camera

        The Fashion Camera Handoek Kadreren

        By Theo Coolsma.
        This book is perfect if you want to learn how to tell a story with composition and making frames within your photographs. It sounds pretty basic, but it is an surprisingly interesting book! Unfortunately they don’t sell it anymore, only second hand. Let me know if you are interested in buying mine.
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        The Fashion CameraOver Fotografie (NL) / On Photography (EN)

        By Susan Sontag.
        One of the most highly regarded books of its kind, On Photography first appeared in 1977 and is described by its author as “a progress of essays about the meaning and career of photographs.” This book was very meaningful for me during my study photography.
        (EN) Buy Here! / (NL) Buy Here!The Fashion Camera

        The Fashion Camera Image Makers, Image Takers

        By Anne-Celine Jaeger.
        A book that tells the stories of how photographers of world stature approach their work, and what it is that makes them succeed. A recommendation if you like to read interviews of other photographers. Very inspiring and useful tips for all photographers!
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        The Fashion CameraPeople In Vogue – A Century of Portrait Photography

        By Robin Derrick & Robin Muir.
        The archives of British Vogue define modern portraiture. This book shows many portraits and stories about princesses, pop stars, models, writers and actors, architects and designers, society beauties and style dictators. Captured by the 20th-century’s leading photographers: Hoppe, Baron de Meyer, Horst, Beaton, Steichen, Snowdon, Parkinson, Bailey, Newton, Weber, Knight, Teller, Testino and others.
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        The Fashion Camera

        The Fashion Camera Unseen Vogue  – The Secret History of Fashion Photography

        By Robin Derrick & Robin Muir.
        This book presents hundreds of images never seen before – the killed pictures, rejects and out-takes – to form a fresh, new history of fashion photography. Searching for inspiration for your fashion photography business, this is the right book for you!
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        The Fashion Camera

        The Fashion Camera Fashion As Photograph – Viewing and Reviewing Images of Fashion

        By Eugenie Shinkle.
        A good read for all fashion photographers out there! This rich and rewarding book combines new critical approaches with views from inside the industry, showing fashion photography to be a complex cultural phenomenon worthy of serious critical attention.
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        The Fashion Camera


        1. Coming into Fashion – A Century of Photography at Conde Nast
        2. Dior and Fashion Photography – Great Photographers and Dior
        3. Peter Lindberg – A Different Vision Fashion Photography
        4. Louis Vuitton Fashion Photography
        5. The Art of Fashion Photography
        6. Avedon Fashion 1944-2000
        7. Mario Testino – Kate Moss
        8. New Fashion Photography
        9. Fashion Photography Next

        What is your favorite photography book, and why?


        Liselotte Fleur