Best photography collections & exhibitions according to redditors

We found 345 Reddit comments discussing the best photography collections & exhibitions. We ranked the 158 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/dalovindj · 33 pointsr/aww

Further reading:
Why Cats Paint

Once you've grasped that material I find:

Why Paint Cats?

to be the logical follow-up.

u/EllisMichaels · 22 pointsr/suggestmeabook

I'm surprised no one mentioned Dick Proenneke. Many years before McCandless' trip to Alaska, Dick Proenneke moved up there, built a log cabin from scratch, and lived in the middle of nowhere Alaska for 30 years by himself. There's a book and a documentary that airs on PBS every once in a while.

Alone In The Wilderness - PBS Documentary

One Man's Wilderness - Book about Dick's time in the Alaskan wilderness

u/slthomp2 · 19 pointsr/HistoryPorn

I’ve found it a pretty common staple at public libraries, but I believe the paperback was much cheaper on amazon

u/[deleted] · 14 pointsr/pics

This is the correct answer. The photo appears in the book Propaganda and Dreams by Leah Bendavid-Val

u/Fist_of_Beef · 13 pointsr/TrueDetective
u/quidprobono · 11 pointsr/photography

Magnum Contact Sheets
Fantastic look into process and history through the contact sheets of some of the greats.

u/Dovienya · 10 pointsr/AskHistorians

But you can find stories that show the exact opposite, where white men would outright kill a black person (even women and children) and face no consequences. There were events colloquially called "southern barbecues" where crowds of white people would turn out to watch a black person be tortured and killed. Most of the time, there were no consequences for the killers.

This is an excellent book on the subject. You don't even have to buy the book, just look at the sample pages provided.

It was popular to have a photographer take pictures and then send them to family members in other states as postcards. You can look at photographs of parents putting toddlers on their shoulders to get a better look at the burning corpse, like they're at the circus or a festival. The book features the story of a man who was forced to watch his wife and son tortured and burned before they finally killed him - all because he demanded payment from a white man for services performed.

Just... look at one of those postcards and tell me again that the judicial system protected black people from being blatantly abused.

u/1esproc · 10 pointsr/photography

The Magnum Contact Sheets book covers this particular photo series and the roll it comes from. All in all it's definitely a great book for anyone interested in photo journalism, the role of a photo editor, and how the context of a photo in the larger set of a roll of film can be an important part of the story as well and one we don't often know.

I tried to locate some detail from the book on the Leipzig shots, but ended up stumbling across this, which has some interesting points to say about Magnum and Capa, and what might be an embellished or outright false story they've been hawking for decades...

u/rogue · 9 pointsr/photography

You might want to familiarize yourself with the photographers featured in the following books:

u/ylph · 9 pointsr/creepy

This is wrong tho - there are unmasked persons in the photo, suggesting no presence of gas, they wear soviet style uniforms and pre-WWII soviet gas masks

Anyway, the photo is usually credited as Viktor Bulla - Pioneers in Defense Drill, Leningrad (1937) - which is much more plausible than the Japanese island in your link

Apparently the photo was lifted from this book

Also here is a good analysis of the details in the photo, translated by google from Russian.

u/walkerb · 8 pointsr/tipofmytongue


Material World: A Global Family Portrait

u/causticjb · 8 pointsr/photography

A pretty solid book to look at to gain perspective is Magnum Contact Sheets. Flipping through it helped my view of how my own photos looked quite a bit.

Arbus' contact sheet for that photo is pretty enlightening due to the context it was taken in.

u/Cawifre · 7 pointsr/WTF

No, it is "Why Paint Cats." It is literally about painting cats. There is another book, "Why Cats Paint." It is about why cats will paint pictures and how they paint things upside-down. "Dancing With Cats" is by Burton Silver and Heather Busch, as are the other two books. I have read (more or less) all three books. The experience of reading them is rather surreal. Realizing that someone paid several thousand dollars to have Charlie Chaplin painted on their cat's ass, using the asshole as a bowtie, is also a bit surreal.

EDIT: Added links. Expanded info.

u/bighatcat · 7 pointsr/konmari

not quite what you are talking about but cool with regard to "stuff" and what people around the world own ... or what might own them

this book has people remove everything from their dwelling and display / arrange it all in front of their home

fascinating to see the differences in what we own in all the different places around the world

u/SFWarriorsfan · 7 pointsr/MorbidReality

This is a book that was introduced to us in senior year of high school US History class. Absolutely brutal look into what lynching was.

u/OverlordXenu · 7 pointsr/analog

I might try to do this, too. I'm just a photo student, but I have a decent amount of experience critiquing photos and being critiqued. (The photo program I'm in is small, the classes are smaller, and we're all essentially friends honestly critiquing each other so I like to think I've gotten good at critiques.)

And, you know, you're totally right about the lackluster bodies of work. I actually downvoted a couple people in here who are now kinda complaining about downvotes (but not whining, so respect to them). I went through. And one of the people I downloaded posted… an unedited contact sheet. But like, just that. Didn't ask for help editing. Didn't point out the photos they liked.

Just posted the contact sheet.

That's… lazy. Contact sheets are generally, just, they aren't 24 or 36 super amazing photos. Even in Magnum Contact Sheets, you generally only see a keeper or two per sheet. And these are largely super famous sheets.

Do you know that photo of the cloud of white butterflies engulfing a downed satellite? Pretty fucking amazing. Now look at (part of) the contact sheet.

It isn't enough to just… shoot film. I actually like this subreddit a lot. I haunt it more than daily. I plan to post more to it as I gain access to a scanner again. But, you know, just 'cause you're doing something uniquely analog, or just shooting film, doesn't mean what you're doing is all that interesting. Shit. I don't know. I want people to post! I do, I really do. But we don't have a community and there's just a bit too much saturated/unsaturated or trendy trite. :/

u/DrCiabatta · 7 pointsr/Exhibit_Art

Philippe Halsman's portrait of Salvador Dali is a spectacular image that captures the manic nature of the artist. Naturally this kind of photo isn't the easiest to get right on the first take and in Magnum's book of famous contact sheets they have included some of the unused photos and a little more info about the shoot.

Time magazine's website has a bit more info on this piece and on the influence of Halsman's work on portraiture in general.

u/jippiejee · 7 pointsr/photography
u/Iambillslefthand · 7 pointsr/photography

The Photographer's Eye
Get it. Read it. Analyze it. Sleep with it.

u/HDRgument · 6 pointsr/photography

The upcoming re-print of The Decisive Moment

u/Bezbojnicul · 6 pointsr/occult

These are from photographer Charles Freger's book Wildermann.

u/dinoxaurz · 5 pointsr/bookporn

I think this is a pretty common book most places, at least in the Pacific Northwest. I got it as a gift as a child and see it everywhere.

Edit: That, and "Why Cats Paint", and "Why Paint Cats". I recommend them all.

u/snarkymcsnarker · 5 pointsr/blogsnark

I really enjoyed reading Dick Proenneke's book about how he moved to a remote lake in Alaska at the age of 52 and built himself a cabin and a shed with hand tools, then lived there for 30 years.

I like the idea of moving off the grid too but I just read about other people who did it since I have zero survival skills.

u/silvoslaf · 5 pointsr/croatia

Knjiga Wilder Mann od Charlesa Fregera, preporučujem!

U biti je ovo možda bolji link.

u/emkay99 · 5 pointsr/whatisthisthing

And there's a classic book from (I think) the 1960s called Wisconsin Death Trip which collects a lot of them.

EDIT: Here it is -- 1973, but it has apparently been reissued.

u/itsdipping · 4 pointsr/photography

Normally I'll just drop my cameras for a short amount of time, and read two books I always find hugely inspiring.

The Photographer's Eye by John Szarkowski is a must-own book for anyone who takes photos.
And so is The Nature of Photographs by Stephen Shore.

Another thing I'll do is pick up my Instax and take a single photo a day for 10 days.

u/slyweazal · 4 pointsr/photography
u/NichtNick · 4 pointsr/AskPhotography

If you're interested in Street Photography or how photographers go about getting the final shot everyone sees, I'd recommend the Magnum Contact Sheets.

u/frostickle · 4 pointsr/photography

Magnum Contact Sheets - I really want this book, I saw it for about $90 at my local bookstore.

u/pun_loving_guy · 4 pointsr/photography

I took my XE-1 for a long-deserved outing after a long month of exams in school. Made a daring (for me, at least) cropping decision, and I really like it. Here's the photo in question.

Also bought the Magnum Contact Sheets book from Amazon with their 30% discount offer, and I can't wait to get it.

Oh, and bought some RAM as well as an SSD that would hopefully make my PC less laggy when I run Lightroom.

u/zazen529 · 3 pointsr/videos

>I wonder if he owned the property or just picked a spot in the wilderness and decided to set up camp.

Dick had a good friend who already had a cabin nearby on that same lake, not far from the site he picked for his. His friend allowed him to make use of the existing cabin (and his canoe, etc.) while he was building his there. He also had an arrangement with a bush pilot who regularly flew in supplies and materials for him. That lake is visited occasionally by Alaskan hunters who have the means to fly into the area, so although it's very remote it's not 100% devoid of human presence (especially now).

The DVD is actually kind of a companion piece to his journals, which are great and definitely worth reading if you like this kind of thing:

u/NYSenseOfHumor · 3 pointsr/photography
u/the_whore_whisperer · 3 pointsr/gaming
u/neuromonkey · 3 pointsr/photography

There are two books of that title--this creates some confusion. You're probably speaking of the first one?

u/Dr_Terrible · 3 pointsr/OldSchoolCool

Let me recommend this book to you. It's a very cool collection that shows entire rolls of film that famous photos came from (e.g. the iconic photo of Che). It's mostly targeted at film nerds like me but it is also a great piece of storytelling and I think you might enjoy it based on your comment.

u/wedidntmeantogotosea · 3 pointsr/Leica

General 'snapshot' street photography is a matter of chance, with a small amount of composition. Very little work and thought goes into the output. What's notable about HCB is that he frequently framed a shot based on artistic composition; and waited for something to happen. Other times he had time to compose a shot he took the time to find the geometry. Even when just out snapping, he looked for scenes where geometry was striking. If you're curious about the way he does this, he talks about it in an old movie.

Asking someone else how to make your work stand out is inherently uncreative, for the record.

One of the most important things I ever learned about photography was that buying gear isn't really useful. Having a working camera and some working lenses is necessary; but if you have something 'semi-professional' or above, there's little to no advantage in upgrading. You have an M8 (or possibly an M6 by now?) and a lens. As long as both are in functional condition; that's all you need in terms of equipment.

Instead, buy books. Here's some suggestions that you might want to consider:

u/dougfre68 · 3 pointsr/AskPhotography

I quite like my copy of Magnum Contact Sheets. It might be a good choice.

u/zeisss · 3 pointsr/analog

I've heard that Magnum's Contact Sheets is really incredible.

u/thavalai · 3 pointsr/photography
u/kickstand · 3 pointsr/photography

Photography is a very expensive book but maybe you can get it in a library. It's a standard photo class textbook:

The Photo Idea Index has dozens of self-assignments which will give you experience and have fun.

u/alexpv · 2 pointsr/photography

Agree. Like everything, it's about balance. It's good to try to have the best crop out of camera to use the maximum of your sensor or film, but as well its good to shoot slightly wider so you have room for some crops of rotation.

A good tool to prove your point is to send them to the Magnum Contact Sheets book and show them the corps they did on film in the darkroom.

u/Iago_PhD · 2 pointsr/photography

Anyone has suggestion for great photo books which I could learn a lot from about photography in general? Recently I bought both Magnum Manifesto and Magnum Contact Sheets, and I really love them, especially the latter, simply because I learned a great deal about composition by poring over it. So another question would be iss there any other book which compiles famous contact sheets of well-regarded photographers?

u/ordash · 2 pointsr/photography

I don't really think instruction books are worth it anymore. You can learn the basics much faster online for free. What the internet can't provide is a good printed book filled with classic photography. If she is going to Columbia (and perhaps hearing the great Rosalind Krauss), these classics are mandatory anyway.

One of the best books on photography ever written:
Barthes: Camera Lucida

A few classic photography books everyone with a faint interest in the medium will love:

Ansel Adams
Diane Arbus
Henri Cartier-Bresson
The Photographers Eye

u/Drizzle_Do-Urden · 2 pointsr/pics
u/kmack · 2 pointsr/movies
u/go_fly_a_kite · 2 pointsr/WTF

one of my favorite coffee table books-

you might also enjoy:
why cats paints and why paint cats

u/rusty075 · 2 pointsr/Survival

Exactly this. I was hoping someone would mention Dick Proenneke. That dude was the original wilderness badass. Get up in the morning, cut down a couple trees with an axe, build a table and a stool with just hand tools, catch some fish, and then stop and have some lunch.

The book is a great read for anyone considering making their way on their own in the wilderness.

u/Dourpuss · 2 pointsr/Parenting

This reminds me of Peter Menzel's Material World. It is the most fascinating coffee-table book!

u/rideThe · 2 pointsr/photography
u/7o0 · 2 pointsr/books

If you want an actual account that will give you the identical feel, check out One Man's Wilderness. You may have even seen the documentary on PBS if you're in the US, but it's just fantastic.

u/anotherMiguel · 2 pointsr/photojournalism
u/willies_hat · 2 pointsr/homestead

This is it.

u/PolythenePam · 2 pointsr/pics
u/axollot · 2 pointsr/TickTockManitowoc

Actually they could that's why due process was so high up on the Constitutional right to it.

I get that they couldn't conceive of local police shooting unarmed citizens (up by 200% since 2002!) And getting away with murder by being judge jury and executioner.

But consider this...

Lynching was only made illegal in 1968.

Between 1835-1964 some 5000 people were lynched.

Have you ever seen the book WITHOUT SANCTUARY?

It will amaze and horrify. Lynching was a post card worthy picnicking pastime; especially in the Deep South. But NOT ONLY!

Lynching caused my family to change my maiden name in 1919. At that time my migrant great grans from Sicily were terrified as Sicilians lynched SECOND only to black folks!

Sicilian female doctors couldn't get work. My great Aunt convinced my great grans to change name. Including all kids.

Anyone with the name is a direct relation. Now almost in thousands!

Lynching stats:

Link to book

u/CuriosityK · 2 pointsr/ArtisanVideos

You can read his book, One Man's Wilderness. I loved it. It's a compilation of his journal entries from when he was in Alaska.

u/mexicotoon · 2 pointsr/photography

Least Wanted: A Century of American Mugshots by Mark Michealson. It's a beautiful Steidl made summation of Mark's collection of mugshots over the years. It's hard to get hold of but well worth it if you can.

u/mjsolaro · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

When my husband got his first SLR, I got him this.

The writing is a bit cheesy, but it does a good job prescribing what settings you'll need for what type of picture. This allowed him to start snapping immediately rather than trying to study the camera for ages before getting started.

As for collections of great photographs, try National Geographic's collections if she likes landscapes.

u/Popocuffs · 2 pointsr/analog

I love contact sheets! Looking through mine really brings me back to the time I took the pictures.

Also, check this book out. It's massive, probably the highest density of photography-per-page and by far my favorite photo-related book.

u/rainnz · 2 pointsr/milwaukee

This what they use as textbook in college photography courses. Get used one or earlier edition on eBay to save some money.

u/Licensedpterodactyl · 2 pointsr/funny
u/Tranny_Tammy · 2 pointsr/ArtisanVideos

One man's wilderness - an Alaskan odyssy is tremendous. It's not written like a story though. Dick wrote in a journal everyday as part of his work for the national park service documenting things like temperature and snow pack depth. He would also document animals and their migration patterns. This book is excerpts from those journals and put together in chronological order, a highlights if you will.

Really really good read.

u/CodenameWalrus · 2 pointsr/Journaling
u/ryanmcd90 · 2 pointsr/woodworking

This guy is incredible. I read his memoir many years ago and highly recommend it...

u/perpetually_me · 2 pointsr/cats

There’s a book “Why cats paint: A theory of feline aesthetics”

u/4ArthurDent2 · 2 pointsr/homestead

Alone in the Wilderness:

Accompanying Book:

Multiple Alaskan Homesteads, the user who posted this video was apart of one of these families before leaving for civilization:

A documentary by VICE that is dedicated to the Korth family, seen in the above video:

Book about the Korth family from the previous two links:

Those last two are the most interesting, because the Korths are the only human residents of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, so they are basically the only residents of an area as large as the state of South Carolina, which is something I can relate to since I grew up in SC....basically the Korths are the most badass homesteaders alive; SC is pretty fucking big.

EDIT: Well I read that wrong, I thought you wanted documentaries to watch.....well if you have money for the plane ticket and the time you could try and meet one of them, but again the third link is from one of the members from one of those families except he's "civilized" so try and message him on YouTube.

u/Insert_Clever_Login · 2 pointsr/photography

If he's more of a reader get About Looking by John Berger

Its a great book that talks about why we take pictures of the things we do and much more.

If he's more interested in looking at actual photographs, I would recommend a number of books

Genesis by Sebastiao Salgado

Magnum Contact Sheets

The Americans by Robert Frank

The Last Resort by Martin Parr

u/anotherep · 2 pointsr/photography

Photography by London and Upton is a pretty popular general photography text. Fortunately it does have a chapter on large format photography and also addresses the particular considerations of large format film in its film/print processing chapters. Even if you aren't planning to develop on your own, I think it's important to know. This book probably has the necessary minimum info to get started without having to flip back and forth through different web sites. All versions of the text are pretty much the same, so you can pick up a used one for less than $5. It's also common enough you might find it in a library.

If you are doing 4x5, you should probably also be attempting to learn the zone system, which this text conveniently also has a chapter on.

u/Oliver_Kromwell · 2 pointsr/photography

The MoMA publication from the 2005 Lee Freidlander show

John Szarkowski's book The Photographer's Eye this is not the same as the other book titled "the photographer's eye" by Freidman which is just trash for digital monkeys to get more likes on flickr.

Uncommon Places by Stephen Shore

william eggleston's guide

and a trip (or, if you can, hundreds of trips) to your local art museum.

within these books and experiences lies every lesson in visual awareness, and by extension, photography, you'll ever want.

u/knl_ · 2 pointsr/photography

I also really liked the photographer's eye by john szarkowski (, which is similar to stephen shore's book but much older.

u/tsilb · 2 pointsr/Schizoid

> way too hard and full of inconvenience and risk.

Depends where your priorities are. Some people just want to get away from it all, exit the rat race, enjoy some peace and quiet. I for one can totally get on board with a life where I'm judged only by myself, based on what I've accomplished.

Which is a good segue to the story of Dick Proenneke, who in his 50s decided to disappear into the Alaskan wilderness and build a cabin from scratch using only hand tools. He's got his own book and movie about his story. Worth a read/watch.

u/Zigo · 2 pointsr/photography

Assuming he knows a decent amount about the basic technical side of photography, I'd really suggest a book of photos. There are tons, and they're not only beautiful pieces of art but also invaluable learning tools! This one is a crowd favourite, but there are plenty of other choices. :>

u/vanillawafercaper · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Coworker: I immediately thought she should get a really graphic Batman poster. You could even get it framed if you have enough left over. Here are some from Etsy: 1, 2, 3, 4, this one's a little different.. but it's video game related so.. here! 5

Boss: A nice photography book would probably be a safe bet: 1, 2, 3, 4, last one is $5 over budget, but 5

Professor: I'm sorry I don't have more original ideas for him but here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


u/braderton · 2 pointsr/photography

Usually when Amazon does something like this it's for a day or two and then it's over. This is the lowest it's ever been.

u/Phronux · 1 pointr/photography
u/kirinaz · 1 pointr/camping

That was a great doco, and his book is really good. If you liked reading this article, grab the book - you'll love it!

u/moxy801 · 1 pointr/nyc

Someone needs to read Wisconsin Death Trip

u/blokkanokka · 1 pointr/TooAfraidToAsk

Kindof like blackface, it was used in really really bad ways, so bad you cannot even joke about it. Certain peeps took white pride and went entirely too far, to the burning cross’ point, along with other practices. I just bought this book, I cannot go a few pages without putting it down...

u/xerberos · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

They used Hasselblad cameras with medium format film. That is probably sharper than anything you can get from a commercially available digital camera today.

Fun story: When they got back from a moon landing, the film would be processed and they would make a small number of copies. The original film was then stored in liquid nitrogen, and as far as I know it has never been thawed. Those second generation copies were then used to make a few third generation copies, and then frozen as well. So most pictures you see out there were made with those third generation copies.

A photographer named Michael Light (!) got permission in the late 90's to thaw and scan a second generation copy, and used those images to make a book named Full Moon. I browse through my copy about once a year, and the image quality is mind-blowing.

Some low-res images are on his web site.

u/2500ak · 1 pointr/whattoreadwhen

There is nothing like reading White Fang or Call of the Wild while in the Alaska backcountry. You start reading, and with no evidence of civilization suddenly it's 1890. Also read the short story, to build a fire.

Get a copy of a book or Robert Service poetry. You have to read the Cremation of Sam McGee at least once around a campfire (our most famous poem), it's even better if you cam manage to recite it from memory.

Here's a YouTube vid of Johnny Cache reciting it.

Here's one I read years ago where the sea breaks it's back it's the story of how captain Vitas Bearing and scientist George Stellar discovered Alaska. A truly harrowing tale.

this book is the memoirs or Dick Proenneke. He lived by himself in a cabin by a lake in remote Alaska for decades. The documentary based off of it (alone in the wilderness) is excellent but I haven't actually read the memoirs myself.

Since you're in the mountains read desperate passage this is an exceptionally well researched and written account of the Donner Party, it's chilling, I read while snow camping in the Chugach, powerful stuff.

Anther great thing to read in the wild, journals of famous adventurers. The Lewis and Clark diaries, for example.

A translation of the Poetic Edda (pretend your living in Viking times)

True Grit always an enjoyable slogging through untamed wilderness read.

Hatchet by Paulson, this book is aimed at a younger audience, but it's a good book for reading when out in the woods.

I'll second song of fire and ice, Alaska is the perfect place to read it and imagine themselves the king in the north, or wandering out beyond The Wall.

Also blood meridian is another good suggestion. Adventure in the wild lands with a big element of the unknown and sleeping under the stars. By that same token I'd recommend Dead Mans Walk by McMurtry, the fist prequel to Lonesome Dove, lots of slogging through the wilderness and mountains.

Those are all I can think of at the moment.

Also a note on into the wild, I've never read it but it a lot of people up here do not like it because it's caused a lot of people to come up and emulate the guy, some of them have died or almost died. So don't tell anything to the effect of that book being your inspiration for coming to alaska.

u/Mayhall_ · 1 pointr/pics
u/potatofreudster · 1 pointr/Awwducational

[Relevant, cats have been making art way before elephants!] (

u/markth_wi · 1 pointr/funny

yeah or if that's to fascistic oppressive for our feline life companions this

u/life_failure · 1 pointr/funny
u/junglizer · 1 pointr/minimalism

Not sure if it's quite the same, but my parents have this as a coffee table book. Similar at least, it's all the possessions of people around the world. Pretty interesting.

u/bourne_indemnity · 1 pointr/

you should check out Least Wanted! Its a really good collection of these kinds of mugshots.

u/estrellitadelmar · 1 pointr/religion

For those wondering, from what I could find...

  • Nat Geo article on Europe's Wild Men
  • A Wired article on it; note that some of the pictures from the OPs link are featured here with descriptions
  • An interview with the photographer, Charles Freger
  • Fox News also has a slide show of some of the photographer's Wild Men pictures, some of which have details to the location
  • The book is on Amazon should you feel up for buying it or just taking a peek at it and the reviews others have left on it.

    Going to just tag the two other posters, /u/10lbhammer and /u/stumpdawg so they can observe these additional links for info if they so desire.
u/BombDisposalBob · 1 pointr/photography

This is the textbook we were told to get Last year when I started school for photography, its an excellent reference tool and will give you a basic understanding of light, design, composition, and colour theory (

The best thing you could do is to hook up with a local commercial photographer and assist or shadow them, maybe take a night school course at a local Community College or University. Understanding light and design is paramount to making it as a commercial photographer IMO, its what really separates you from every other guy with a DSLR.

I'm not a commercial photographer, I shoot music (events) and promos for some Toronto based publications and i've built some working relationships with some commercial photographers. This is just my personal opinion.

TL;DR Read books on design (design in painting and sculpting and graphic design are interchangeable), colour theory, and pay attention to detail; study images from magazines, breakdown the lighting. Keep asking questions, the technical aspects are just as important as having strong marketing and business skills.

Edit: Book on design (

u/cybrbeast · 1 pointr/Documentaries

This perhaps? It's on my to read list since I saw this doc.

u/moot_mute · 1 pointr/moonhoax

Those are all composite photos from the CGI guy behind the coffee-table picture book Full Moon

My theory about these is that "real" photos from the NASA Apollo catalog have been inserted into CGI rendered landscapes. It's sort of admitted in that book although they're intentionally vague about the exact process, for example were the landscapes 3D models to help create consistent lighting? Doesn't say.

u/HaterSalad · 1 pointr/literature

Not about war but this coffee table book depiction of death, mystery, and insanity fascinates and freaks me out to no end:


u/tsdguy · 1 pointr/pics

I did enjoy the PBS documentary. If you like, you can read the book written from his journals - One Man's Wilderness or another which is mostly his actual journals collected into a book More Readings From One Man's Wilderness.

The first book is a retelling of his life from the journals. However, Dick stated that if his journals were ever published, he wanted them in his own words (which the original book didn't) so the second book was put out.

Of course, if you don't want to drop any money or support the author, and don't mind reading from a PDF, the second book More Readings is available on the National Park Service website at

And as a final esoteric entry, if you read his books and enjoyed all the sourdough cooking he did, you can purchase the actual sourdough starter he used at

Lastly I don't think it's fair or reasonable to compare Dick with Les or Bear as they have different goals. I don't think Dick's intent was to survive under difficult conditions. He like the Alaskan wilderness and wanted to live a comfortable life using his own skills to provide. He certainly didn't live off the land as his diet was primarily supplied by groceries brought in periodically by air. He did supplement his food with items he hunted (only legally during hunting season) and foraged food. But his main diet was sourdough products like pancakes and biscuits and beans.

u/Branch_McDaniel · 1 pointr/Survival
u/Toke_Hogan · 1 pointr/pics

I saw a book like this once. they took every possession families owned and put them on the front lawn and took a pic. they did that all across the globe. really put some stuff in perspective.

u/eurodiego · 1 pointr/analog

The new addition is a bit more than half the price. I've been meaning to pick it up for a while now now so ordered it immediately when I saw the cheaper price. More than worth the $50.

u/Bronloneus · 1 pointr/Teachers

Great book for comparing lifestyles around the globe.

u/allday212 · 1 pointr/environment

Check out this book if you find this issue interesting:

u/basepair86 · 1 pointr/PointlessStories
u/sunriseinthemidwest · 1 pointr/photography

Thanks for the advice. I can't find your Flickr. Your flair links me to your website. I'll start checking out John Free's videos today.

On Books:

I'm currently in the process of deciding which book(s) to get. I was thinking The Americans by Robert Frank or Magnum's Contact Sheets. At some point, probably both. I was originally looking for written books by author describing how they think when out shooting, but all I usually find on Amazon and the web are bland books on the essentials of your camera, such as how to get good exposure. Or only the basic compositions like the rule of thirds.

On Gear:

I actually really do agree with you on the gear part. Books(education) over gear. This is partly why the only camera I own, which I purchased a year ago, is my Fuji X100S. One camera, one lens. My thought process is that I want to earn my next camera. Meaning not switch over to another camera or lenses until I have finally decided I can benefit from it when my photos begin getting better.

On Resources:

That John Free guy is a great resource. I also find that Adam Marelli and Eric Kim do well to put out good info. Though the former is more reserved (I think he would rather get paid via a workshop for it). But if you have any more people you can think of on photography techniques and/or philosophy, please let me know.

u/Vermillionbird · 1 pointr/architecture

Wow, I'm not familiar with Perry Kulper at all, but those drawings you linked are excellent and I absolutely see the similarities now.

You might also like the work of Kate Orff and Richard Misrach, their book "Petrochemical America" is stunning and packed with excellent diagrams that seem quite similar to Perry Kulper

u/CDNChaoZ · 1 pointr/photography

Personally, I never have enough camera bags. Understated ones that can be used daily would be a fine gift. Domke, ThinkTank, Billingham are great and bags are a thing I don't like splurging on for myself.

Photography books are also nice. Unfortunately the most anticipated reprint book this year, Cartier-Bresson's The Decisive Moment has been delayed till January.

u/echoseashell · 1 pointr/painting

Cats CAN paint! why Cats Paint

u/2digital_n0mads · 1 pointr/photography

OK... help me figure this out!

I absolutely want to buy it, however I feel misled from Amazon:

The listing says "This title will be released on October 24, 2017" however reviews are from 2012 and beyond.

Would this book actually sell at $28.33? If so, DEAL OF THE CENTURY.

IF not, where should I source a copy?

u/Lemonpiee · 1 pointr/filmphotography

Magnum Contact Sheets is a great book that shows how many shots went into getting the perfect image and the different ways the photographers tried to set up the scene before getting the final shot.

Similarly, if your SO has any interest in Hip-Hop and the iconic photography behind it, Contact High is a great selection.

u/vincopotamus · 1 pointr/MountainMen

One Man's Wilderness by Sam Keith and Richard Proenneke is an absolute classic.

Indian Creek Chronicles by Pete Fromm is another of my favorites.

u/hornofhuman · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

Not at all. I actually love living alone and I even have a little fantasy of doing what this guy did (but only for a year or two):

By the way this book about him is necessary reading for any real outdoorsy people:

u/CheapIsHowIFeel · 1 pointr/ofcoursethatsathing

I think it's a take off of the book Why Cats Paint: A Theory of Feline Aesthetics, which is a delightful little book (it's satirical).

u/snarkhunter · 1 pointr/pics

This is from a book called Material World

I have it somewhere, read it as a kid. Really good book, also had great pictures where they'd take like... ALL of their possessions and display them outside their house. Very informative. Worth attributing, even.

u/the_erlking · 1 pointr/pics

Reminds me of a book called "Least Wanted" - unfortunately it's out of print, now:

But I also found this book of mugshots from a "mental institution" in the 1940s:

There's a photo gallery at the bottom of the page, and more pics in the free preview.

u/devlinrose · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Check out the PBS documentary or the book, One Man's Wilderness

u/tbigelow · 1 pointr/pics

My barber has this book that's a collection of old mug shots. Their style and hair is so good I had mine cut the same way.

u/kobello · 1 pointr/funny

and also, "Why Cats Paint." one of my favorites. thanks, new zealand. here it is on amazon. i know you're all dying to read it.

u/wraith_majestic · 1 pointr/WTF
u/CompanyOfMe · 1 pointr/tipofmytongue

Material World: A Global Family Portrait? link

u/meteorologist2010 · 1 pointr/gonewild
u/whats_up_doc · 1 pointr/homestead

I read this book on Richard Proenneke a few years ago, and it's a really worthwhile read.

u/BaronVonMannsechs · 1 pointr/WTF

This is from Wilder Mann by Charles Frëger. I have it sitting on my shelf. Great book.

u/monumentshorts · 1 pointr/booksuggestions

One mans wilderness

Basically the diaries of Richard proenneke. I.e. this old guy goes up to Alaska, builds himself a cabin, and lives there for years by himself. Non fiction. I liked it a lot. Slow, but it's real and that makes it so much more interesting

u/Torg0 · 0 pointsr/Frugal

I did not call her a mooch. I said she is mooching off her parents with regard to the construction location of her crap shack.

This may be shocking, but some of my experience comes from real life. For example, my uncle has built such a cabin and I have spent many a happy night in it. However, Dick Proenneke's cabin in Alaska would be an example of such craftsmanship. He documented the construction of his cabin in journal entries and with his video camera. He lived in this cabin year round for more than 30 years. I would highly recommend the book One Man's Wilderness

u/TitFuckinCuntMachine · -1 pointsr/WTF