1) The Ansel Adams trilogy: The Negative, The Camera & The Print. (Even if you only use a digital camera, read these books!)
|(the three books by Ansel Adams)|
2) Domestic Landscapes by Bert Teunissen.
|(book cover of Domestic Landscapes)|
See: www.bertteunissen.com for his beautiful series of images from all over Europe:
|(photo: Beuningen # 1 - by Bert Teunissen)|
I saw his pictures in a museum in Amsterdam in 2007 and bought the book.
It inspired me to make a "domestic landscape" portrait of my parents and it's the best portrait I have of them.
3) Barry Thornton - Edge of Darkness. I haven't read this book yet, but it is in the mail to me from the UK right now.
I've heard a lot about Barry Thornton and I'm looking forward to reading his book myself.
|(book cover of Edge of Darkness)|
4) William Crawford - The Keepers Of Light. This is the "standard work" about alternate early photographic processes, like cyanotype, carbon printing, gum printing, bromoil, Van Dyke Brown, salt printing, albuminen, etc.
|(book cover of The Keepers Of Light)|