For Christmas I gave myself a (used) copy of "Nicholas Nixon Photographs," which covers images from the 1970s through 2003. I have always enjoyed his work, and own some of his other books. It's certainly impressive to know that he does it all with an 8x10 camera. The reproductions (over 100) are good, but for some reason I didn't like this book very much. Perhaps everythng seemed too much alike, even the complete "Brown Sisters" series. Maybe it's just my own bad attitude, but I'm going to use the dread "B" word -- BORING. The forward in English, repeated in Spanish (it's published in Spain), is interesting and well-written, and a Chronology is included. Sorry I can't give it a thumbs-up, but right now it seems like a poor use for $40.