a landscape book you should have

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  1. manalishi

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    hi all,

    you may know this book already. Anyway I got my copy some time ago, and it is awesome! Photographs are stunning and printing/binding couldn't be better. I have the limited edition, with a great print and a beautiful slipcase. It is very very much worth getting it. In my eyes it is a landscape book that you should have - if you like landscapes.

    http://www.photoeye.com/templates/mShowDetailsbycat.cfm?Catalog=ZC882


    Best,
    M
     
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    It looks nice from what I could see from the website. Unfortunately, all the images were in B&W, none in color. While there are several books of B&W that I either own, or want to own - like John Sexton's new book - that I can pass on this one.
     
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    Thanks very much for the link. Looks like a very nice B&W Landscape Book. I just got a hard cover signed copy of John Sexton's book that I purchased at Photo Plus. I can not afford another at this point, and as Robert has indicated, I would personally prefer a book of Color Landscapes.

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    looks good on the website, not much of a surprise in that, but i doubt any book is worth $450, well that'd actually be a lot more in Aussie dollars

    i think i'd rather buy a heap of film and make my own images
     
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    $450 includes a print - not a bad price, when you take that into account. $70 for just the book.
     
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    I got my LE and it`s worth it! A wonderful original print included!
     
  7. manalishi

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    the limited edition is more an investment than a book. and you get a print with it. Josef's editioned prints starts from $800 or so. So it is very much worth it. Anyway, the trade edition with the book alone is also great - and that for just $70

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    that may well be true and known in some quarters, i don't know this person or their work, i'd rather spend the money on my own work, or the work of someone i greatly admire such as Kenro Izu, Michael Kenna, Bill Schwab (sorry if i've spelt that wrong Bill)
     
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    okay. but then you should at least take a look at his work online at www.josefhoflehner.net

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    You might want to take the time to look a little deeper. He is EXTREMELY prolific and I think his work stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the other fine photographers you mentioned.
     
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    guys, your not convincing me, but why do feel the need to

    i've looked at his work, it's great, but so is the work of several dozen others that quickly come to mind, some of whom i know personally

    i have no interest in investing in photography as a monetary enterprise, i am more interested in developing my own expertise and practice

    i'd love to own one of these prints, but not for an arbitrary amount that i can't self justify

    why is this work, or any other particular work so important/valuable/esteemed?
     
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    Robert kind of sums it up, everyone has different interests and likes. For B&W of Iceland, I like Fred Pickers portfolio.

    But, this one is nice and so is Bill's.

    Different strokes.

    Mike
     
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    sure. Bill's work is great too. I have seen only a few - maybe 15 (or slighlty more). However this book features 65 images, and each is great. It is more an "entire iceland collection" which perfectly fits in a book, and it is not just a series of images.... anyway... everyone has their one favourites

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    I just found this thread and am blushing a bit. I appreciate the kind words.

    Manalishi... I assure you there are many more! I was kind of holding off on much of it to do a book, but it seems there are more than enough on Iceland for now. :smile: I plan on doing much more photography there before rushing into a book. Someday it will all get out there... or maybe not.

    As for Josef's work, although I find it stunning and he is a spectacular practitioner of the ND shots, it tends to be quite like Michael's. I was recently forwarded an email that is circulating placing Kenna's work alongside Josef's, Rolfe Horn's and Michael Levin's who I am not familiar with. It is quite startling. I'm talking exact same locations, times of day, exposure, etc. I realize there will always be comparisons to Michael Kenna, I used to get them all the time. Still do in fact. Perhaps the square, black and white landscape will always now draw comparison to Kenna's work. Just like for awhile when I started out, everyone thought that because you did B&W landscapes, you were trying to be Ansel Adams. He is just the most popular thing out there. I suppose it is inevitable and it has gone on throughout art history.

    Thanks again everyone!

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    Originally Posted by manalishi--sure. Bill's work is great too. I have seen only a few - maybe 15 (or slighlty more). However this book features 65 images, and each is great.

    I second manalishi's comment about Bill Schwab. Bill's work, to me, is spectacular. I can say that as I am an avid collector of his prints. If you have never seen a Bill Schwab print, you are missing out on some beautiful work. Just my opinion, but I think a lot of people would agree after holding one of his prints and seeing it up close. Happy Thanksgiving to all.....Matt....P.S. Bill, don't forget to email me when you have the new work ready. :smile:
     
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    Wow, this stuff is almost a note for note copy of Michael Kenna's work. At least to my untrained eye.

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    I agree Bill.
    Take a square b&w landscape image and you have a comparison to Michael Kenna. Bill, didn't you photograph the same Rouge Steel plant like Kenna did? (hehe - just kidding... ;-))

    M ;-)
     
  20. bill schwab

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    Certainly did M. I live a mile away and both my Father and Grandfather worked at and retired from that plant. I started making photographs there in 1985. Several years before Michael began and many after Charles Sheeler and Robert Frank. If you ask me, it is the best work MK has done. At least to my taste. It is my favorite work and book of his. I was just there yesterday as a matter of fact. Unfortunately all the old and most historically photogenic parts have now been torn down. It is now a very modern and state of the art factory.

    B