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    Quote Originally Posted by TheToadMen View Post
    I didn't see a thread like this, so I thought I start one. It is not meant to promote your own book or bookstore. So please no commercial stuff (there are other threads for that). It is just about telling others what book you discovered recently and bought - new or second hand. A book you saw or read about photography or a photographer that struck you. A book that inspired you and you'd like to share with us.

    Let me start this thing.

    I recently went to the town of Utrecht, The Netherlands. There I found a nice, small book store called Aleph Books, with interesting (used & antique) books about literature, philosophy, art, etc. They even had a whole cabinet with photography books. None of the "DIY digital photography" stuff, no, all good books about photo art, good artists, history of photography, autobiographies, etc. So I spend about an hour or so looking at all the books and selected four to take home with me. One is a thick book about the history of photography in The Netherlands (1850-2006) with some beautiful prints. An other one is a large book with all the images from Alfred Stieglitz Camera work (800 pages). The third booklet was from a Dutch museum with old photos from the Pictorialism aera in The Netherlands (1900-1930). A period I like.


    But the book that really surprised me was: The Water's Edge, Sally Glass (USA, 1995).

    Attachment 86077 (book cover)

    It's a hardbound book with square images beautiful printed. No technical data, just fine images and an essay as an introduction. I was struck by the atmosphere in the images - maybe the combination between contrast and softness of the prints? Quite inspirational for my landscape photography.

    Here are three images from the book:

    Attachment 86076 Attachment 86074 Attachment 86075

    Writer James Salter wrote an interesting essay as a introduction for this photo book. A quote:

    "These are photographs that require a viewer; they would perish from loneliness otherwise. They summon memories, vague desires, the mystery of life and our inability to grasp it."

    I never heard of Sally Gall before (my loss), but I really like here work. Here website: http://www.sallygall.com
    I wonder what camera or lens she used and how these images were printed. But then, maybe I shouldn't ask about the technical stuff, just simply enjoy the viewing of these images ...

    Bert from Holland
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    Do you have permission to reproduce these images, aren't these photographs the copyright of the photographer and her publisher ?
    Last edited by benjiboy; 04-18-2014 at 08:56 AM. Click to view previous post history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    Do you have permission to reproduce these images, aren't these photographs the copyright of the photographer and her publisher ?
    As far as I know it is allowed in an "editorial way", when writing about a book (on a forum like this) while mentioning who's images it are and what book it is. I'm not reproducing the images as my own or in a commercial way. I'm writing an article or comment about the book. It is normal practice in Europe, but if it is not allowed on this forum, I can remove it?
    But then how am I to show what I like about the book? This post is meant as an editorial review of a book I did buy and own.
    Just to make sure, I'll try to mail Sally Gall to see what she thinks about this post.
    Last edited by TheToadMen; 04-18-2014 at 09:58 AM. Click to view previous post history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    Do you have permission to reproduce these images, aren't these photographs the copyright of the photographer and her publisher ?
    I've just sent this email to the photographer:

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    Dear Sally Gall,
    I recently bought your book The Water's Edge in a 2nd hand book store in The Netherlands, Europe. I was quite impressed with your images, especially "Canou, 1993" and "Tampaksiring, 1988". So I bought the book as an inspiration for my own landscape photography. I recently bought me a Hasselblad SWC camera (from 1963) with a 38 mm lens to try to make a nice series of B&W landscapes from Denmark this Sumer during my holiday. I'm an amateur photographer with an interest in B&W analogue photography, still using old cameras and film.

    I posted a thread about your book on the analogue photography forum, see:
    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum56/1...-recently.html
    I added the book cover and 3 images from the book to illustrate why I bought the book and to share what inspired me. I also mentioned the title of the book, your name as the photographer and the link to your website.
    This post is only meant as an editorial review of your book and has no commercial intend or value. The forum is a gathering of analogie photographers and not an commercial site as well.

    Today a fellow member of the forum asked me: "Do you have permission to reproduce these images, aren't these photographs the copyright of the photographer and her publisher ?"

    I was under the assumption that I didn't need specific permission for this personal book review on this forum, but wanted to check with you all the same.
    Do you mind if I show the book cover and these three images from your book to illustrate my article/review of your book? If so, please let me know and I will remove the images images.

    And if I may post an other question, do you remember what camera you used for these images, and the film and developer type? As i wrote in the article: "I was struck by the atmosphere in the images - maybe the combination between contrast and softness of the prints?"
    Like shown in your images "Canou" and "Tampaksiring". It somehow reminded me of the Pictorialism style from around 1900. A style I like very much. I would love to make a carbon print or a albumen print of one of these images of yours once. I'm mastering these old alternative printing processes from over 100 years ago.

    In admiration of your work,
    Sincerely,
    Bert Kuijer from Holland
    http://thetoadmen.blogspot.nl
    Last edited by TheToadMen; 04-18-2014 at 09:59 AM. Click to view previous post history.
    "Have fun and catch that light beam!"
    Bert from Holland
    my blog: http://thetoadmen.blogspot.nl
    my Linkedin pinhole group: http://tinyurl.com/pinholegroup


    * I'm an analogue enthusiast, trying not to fall into the digital abyss.
    * My favorite cameras: Hasselblad SWC, Leica SL, Leica M7, Russian FKD 18x24, Bronica SQ-B and RF645, Rolleiflex T2, Nikon F4s, Agfa Clack and my pinhole cameras

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheToadMen View Post
    I've just sent this email to the photographer:

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    Dear Sally Gall,
    I recently bought your book The Water's Edge in a 2nd hand book store in The Netherlands, Europe. I was quite impressed with your images, especially "Canou, 1993" and "Tampaksiring, 1988". So I bought the book as an inspiration for my own landscape photography. I recently bought me a Hasselblad SWC camera (from 1963) with a 38 mm lens to try to make a nice series of B&W landscapes from Denmark this Sumer during my holiday. I'm an amateur photographer with an interest in B&W analogue photography, still using old cameras and film.

    I posted a thread about your book on the analogue photography forum, see:
    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum56/1...-recently.html
    I added the book cover and 3 images from the book to illustrate why I bought the book and to share what inspired me. I also mentioned the title of the book, your name as the photographer and the link to your website.
    This post is only meant as an editorial review of your book and has no commercial intend or value. The forum is a gathering of analogie photographers and not an commercial site as well.

    Today a fellow member of the forum asked me: "Do you have permission to reproduce these images, aren't these photographs the copyright of the photographer and her publisher ?"

    I was under the assumption that I didn't need specific permission for this personal book review on this forum, but wanted to check with you all the same.
    Do you mind if I show the book cover and these three images from your book to illustrate my article/review of your book? If so, please let me know and I will remove the images images.

    And if I may post an other question, do you remember what camera you used for these images, and the film and developer type? As i wrote in the article: "I was struck by the atmosphere in the images - maybe the combination between contrast and softness of the prints?"
    Like shown in your images "Canou" and "Tampaksiring". It somehow reminded me of the Pictorialism style from around 1900. A style I like very much. I would love to make a carbon print or a albumen print of one of these images of yours once. I'm mastering these old alternative printing processes from over 100 years ago.

    In admiration of your work,
    Sincerely,
    Bert Kuijer from Holland
    http://thetoadmen.blogspot.nl
    You don't need to do this, as you don't need permission.

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    Just found Ian Jeffery's "Photography: A concise history" in Oxfam for £1.99 and bought it without thought.

    Half way through and it's probably jiggled my thinking about what I might be doing when I take my snaps more than any other book, including Berger and Barthes ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
    You don't need to do this, as you don't need permission.
    I agree but better safe than sorry.
    BTW: she already replied. "... You should ask permission but no one ever does and it's now a free for all and impossible to control. It's fine with me if you post my images on your blog - (but not to print anything . ) ..."

    Bert from Holland
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    "Have fun and catch that light beam!"
    Bert from Holland
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    * My favorite cameras: Hasselblad SWC, Leica SL, Leica M7, Russian FKD 18x24, Bronica SQ-B and RF645, Rolleiflex T2, Nikon F4s, Agfa Clack and my pinhole cameras

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    I buy wayyyyyy more than is good for my budget.... but my summer reading list includes:
    The Creative Photographer by Catherine Anderson
    Talk about Contemporary Photography by Catherine Couterier
    Vivian Maier
    Francesca Woodman
    Joseph Sudek
    Julia Margaret Cameron
    And a couple of Christina Anderson's books on Alternative Photography
    "So I am turning over a new leaf but the page is stuck". Diane Arbus

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheToadMen View Post
    As far as I know it is allowed in an "editorial way", when writing about a book (on a forum like this) while mentioning who's images it are and what book it is. I'm not reproducing the images as my own or in a commercial way. I'm writing an article or comment about the book. It is normal practice in Europe, but if it is not allowed on this forum, I can remove it?
    As a side issue, a British TV programme recently used the fair use rules to its advantage. Comedian Dave Gorman wanted to use the front cover of Hello magazine. Whilst displaying the cover he told us that in order to use it, they had to ask permission of the magazine who had said "no". He went on to say "except if it is being used for criticism or review... in which case I think that is a really sh*t cover which looks as if it was designed by a bunch of paranoid, self protectionist morons".
    He then continued with the comments he wanted to make about the magazine.

    So the front page image got shown and used anyway and they also made Hello magazine appear stupid.


    Steve.
    "People who say things won't work are a dime a dozen. People who figure out how to make things work are worth a fortune" - Dave Rat.

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