December 8 2013
Russel’s career began when one of his photographs made it to the cover of Track & Field News magazine in the early eighties. He was then 19, majoring in business at the University of Oregon. In 1984 he enrolled at the renowned Art Center College of Design, where he honed his photography skills under the mentorship of industry legends. In his second year, he took a four-month immersion trip to Milan, Italy where he met and befriended influential fashion photographers who recognised his talent and connected him to their peers.
One thing led to another and by the late eighties Russel made a name for himself and cultivated a signature style; a style that tagged his name to big advertising accounts, and photoshoot assignments for publications like TIME, Fortune, Elle, GQ, New York Times and Los Angeles Times. Over the next few years Russel Wong captured one winning portrait after another, all to much praise and acclaim.
November 26 2013
Robert Capa, the most celebrated photojournalist of the 20th century and a founder of Magnum Photos, used Paris as a global platform for his photography throughout his career. Robert Capa: The Paris Years 1933–1954 tells Capa’s story by focusing on his Paris studio.
Recently many artifacts have surfaced, including the so-called “Mexican suitcase,” which contained Capa’s Spanish civil war negatives. These newly discovered documents, which were either created in or found in his Paris studio, are featured in the book.
With original textual analysis and both rare and renowned images, Robert Capa offers a newly informed, fresh look into the life of this revered photographer.
November 18 2013
Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908–2004) was perhaps the finest and most influential image maker of the twentieth century, and his portraits are among his best-known work. Over a fifty-year period, he photographed some of the most eminent personalities of the era, as well as ordinary people, chosen as subjects because of their striking and unusual features.
Originally published to coincide with an exhibition at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris, this book features both well-known images and previously unpublished portraits: Ezra Pound, André Breton, Martin Luther King, Samuel Beckett, Truman Capote, Susan Sontag, Carl Jung, William Faulkner, Marilyn Monroe, Henri Matisse, and many more.
Each photograph was chosen because it perfectly embodies Cartier-Bresson’s description of what he was attempting to communicate in his work: “Above all I look for an inner silence. I seek to translate the personality and not an expression.” The portraits reproduced here—discreet, without artifice—confirm once more the singular gift of Cartier-Bresson, who instinctively knew in which revealing fraction of a second to click the shutter.
November 13 2013
November 4 2013
Legendary Leica Camera announces the release of LEICA MYSELF, a compelling collectible photography book showcasing the world-wide enthusiasm for the Leica brand through the inspired self-portraits of thousands of Leica aficionados. Leica cameras have been used to take self-portraits since the invention of the compact camera by Oskar Barnack in 1913 and this book is a celebration of that legacy. LEICA MYSELF pays homage to Leica owners across the globe who shared their passion for Leica cameras by submitting self-portraits with their cameras in hand.
Edited by Till Schaffarczyck and Rainer Schillings, LEICA MYSELF serves as an unparalleled, unique perspective of the “Leica Universe”. The captivating photographs and text depict fleeting moments in time—both bizarre and mundane—in the lives of Leica photographers across the globe. These one-of-a-kind expressive entries include anecdotes, observations, dates, locations, jokes, and even poetry, that when accompanied by the powerful images, offers readers a unique glimpse into the private lives of everyday people from all over the world.