Archive for Items Categorized 'Photography', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.

Junkyard Nights: Haunting NorCal’s Automotive Graveyards

by Troy Paiva

A night at the graveyard, what’s not to . . . love? This light painting photographer has been lighting up the night for over 30 years and published several books showcasing his observations.

Admission 7/6 – E.V. Starr Snaps the 60s Speed Merchants

by Tim Beavis and Guy Loveridge

If you have boxes of vintage photos gathering dust in the attic, off with your head. The ones in this book were almost lost to posterity, then someone bought them at auction. As the reviewer says, one look at the cover and you’ll be hooked.

Legendary: The Porsche 919 Hybrid Project

by Heike Hientzsch

In 2011 Porsche returned to the World Endurance Championship and vowed to win Le Mans. They did. More than once. This is the story.

Stars & Sportcars

by Marianne zu Sayn-Wittgenstein

Racing photos, sure, but a whole lot more. Here are photos by someone who knew how to “see”—and not just with the eye.

Car Tales, Classic Stories About Dream Machines

Five short stories by names you’ll mostly recognize, with unrelated but interesting photographs.

Neo Classics: From Factory to Legendary in 0 Seconds

by René Staud & Jürgen Lewandowski

If it doesn’t look as if there will be a Bugatti or McLaren or Pagani under the Christmas tree—ask for this book as a consolation price. Its cover is so glam it doesn’t even need wrapping paper!

Lartigue et les Autos de Course

by Pierre Darmendrail & Christophe Lavielle

From a 1905 to a 1978 race, this extraordinary photographer saw the world, and in this case race cars, in a very specific way. Students of photography and racing will find his photos remarkable.

The Ferrari Book: Passion for Design 

by Jürgen Lewandowski

Is there such a thing as too many Ferraris? Or too many Ferrari books? Nah. But this 10-pounder has challenges beyond its mere heft. Those Michael Zumbrunn photos, though. Bellisima.

The First World War: Unseen Glass Plate Photographs of the Western Front

by Carl De Keyzer and David Van Reybrouck

Whether you’re a student of history or photography this book has new things to say and show—none of them simple or simplistic but all wrenching and necessary.

Harold Edgerton: Seeing the Unseen

by Ron Kurtz, Deborah Douglas, Gus Kayafas (editors)

Thanks to the use of strobes and flashes, Edgerton’s Speedray photos, as they were nicknamed, gave visual evidence of laws of nature that had only been theorized upon before but not been observable. This book offers a look at the science and the man.

Langdon Clay: Cars – New York City, 1974–1976

by Langdon Clay 

Taking one clever photo is easy. Taking hundreds, not so much. Sure, you’ve seen cars on city streets—but surely not this way.

Our Le Mans, The Movie – The Friendship – The Facts

by Hans Hamer, editor

That movie destroyed friendships and budgets and schedules. It probably didn’t help anyone’s career. And there’s also a less talked-about side to it, recorded just in time before its author died.