i absolutely love photography books, and the bigger the better. they can take up a lot of room on your bookshelf, but looking at amazing photographs in print and at a decent size (rather than on your phone or computer) can't be beaten. unless it's at an exhibition. photography has been a huge love of mine since i was a child, and though i am always learning i find the best way besides just taking photos is via inspiration.
i recently bought this erwin blumenfeld book and it's amazing! i am forever amazed by his photos. simple without being overly minimal, and strong and colourful without overwhelming. he was an amazing photographer.
as always, i would love your suggestions for photography books! i especially love fashion photography (especially so from the 1930s to 1960s) and anything with a bit of quirk. saying that, i am very open with my tastes and i would love to add even more books to my wishlist. in no particular order, here's 10 books about photography that i would love to own.
man ray - portraits
avedon fashion - 1944 to 2000
pictures by tim walker (i have wanted this forever!)
stern fotographie no. 65: erwin blumenfeld
what remains by sally mann (and this one!)
horst: photographer of style
cecil beaton: portraits and profiles
viviane sassen: in & out of fashion
kodachrome by luigi ghirri
emmet gowin by emmet gowin