December 7, 2020

Illuminations: Earning a Living with Dynamic Photography

In this memoir, Raymond J. Klein not only recalls his life and career, but tries to impart his wisdom and inspire others interested in photography.

When Klein was 12, he found his father’s old Kodak camera, and his career path was set. Within two years, he’d become the family photographer, learned to develop his own […]

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September 21, 2020

Visions of Light: Inspirational Poetry, Stunning Photography

With his Visions of Light, Raymond J. Klein offers a book of luminescent photography, accompanied by a selection of coordinating poems.

Most of Klein’s photos depict vibrant, cascading geometric forms, arranged to give the illusion of energy and motion. Although the photos make use of different forms and patterns, (“Scintillation,” for instance, is “a layered […]

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September 14, 2015

Exotic Tillandsia

Sim Eng Hiang’s photographic skill and passion for his tillandsia plants and floral arranging reveal themselves in every page of this stunning book that highlights these unusual floral creatures.

There are over 600 species of tillandsias, members of the large bromeliad family. Sometimes called “air plants” because they seemingly exist on air, tillandsias don’t really […]

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March 10, 2014

The Dead Do Speak to Us…of Love, Life and Death

Death is a difficult subject to broach, yet it’s something all living things face, sooner or later. This photo book reflects a variety of the ways we honor the departed. The Dead Do Speak To Us…of Love, Life & Death pairs photographs of gravesites, stones, and other memorials with epitaphs, poems, and brief quotes from […]

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March 5, 2012

Photography in Oman: Photography and Islamic Culture

Photography in Oman delivers more than its title promises. Abdullah Khalfan Al-Sauty, head of the photography department at Sultan Qaboos University, Oman, not only offers beautiful photographs, but he describes the technical aspects of still life, portrait, landscape and candid photography, offering explanations about how each of those uses is affected by Islamic law.

Bound […]

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September 20, 2011

My 9 Photo Stories of the Paranormal

Karin Stewart has written an entertaining and intimate book about her experiences photographing the paranormal in My 9 Photo Stories of the Paranormal. Her slim book is a compilation of stories explaining the situations in which each photograph was taken and the accompanying shots, which often contain orbs or other odd distortions that she believes […]

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November 14, 2010

Heaven in the Midst of Hell: A Quaker Chaplain’s View of the War in Iraq

Commander Snively, a Quaker minister and U.S. Navy chaplain, served a year with Marines at a trauma hospital and morgue in the Al Anbar province of Iraq. This book–a well produced, if unevenly written coffee-table-style volume combining photos and text–offers reflections of her time there.

Snively’s strength is her heart. With great empathy, she shares […]

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