The launch of a new free universal iOS app from Blurb enables you to create a photo book directly from your mobile device. Some of the feature highlights include the facility to pull images directly from your iOS albums into your book where ‘autoflow’ places them into pages. There are three different page layouts to allow you to customise your book, two sizes and two cover types. Captioning is another useful option to add to your images.
Photography books have always been a lover of mine. There are some books that I just completely lust over and they do not have to only be about mobile photography to be noted here, we are inspired by photography. To select the top 10 best photography books of 2015 is no mean feat and there will always be others that can be added to the mix, if I have not included your favourite photo book of 2015, then please add it within the comments section at the end of this post (on our website).
We are delighted to publish news of this fabulous new iBook by our contributor Dilshad Corleone. Ink Mirrors is full of vivid imagery and memorable descriptions. Corelone who captured all the mobile images within this book at the London Tattoo Convention 2015, takes on the mystery and psychology of the exhilarating world of tattoos, and their models. Corleone has created a stunning photo book, full of passion with an evocative sense of place and subtle insights into the minds as well as the bodies of these tattoo fanatics. This book is respectful and pays homage to the incredible assortment of characters throughout. It’s eccentric and surreal. Highly recommended.
This is wonderful, MacArthur Genius Grant winner Lynsey Addario’s relentless pursuit of complex truths drive this heart-pounding and inspirational memoir of a photographer’s life.
Lynsey Addario was just finding her way as a young photographer when September 11 changed the world. One of the few photojournalists with experience in Afghanistan, she gets the call to return and cover the American invasion. She makes a decision she would often find herself making—not to stay home, not to lead a quiet or predictable life, but to set out across the world, face the chaos of crisis, and make a name for herself.
Addario finds in photography a way to travel with a purpose, and It’s What I Do is the story of that singular calling—how it shapes and drives her life and how it changes the lives of others. She captures virtually every major theater of war of the twenty-first century and from it creates a historical document of truth on the international conflicts that have made, and remade, our world. She photographs the Afghan people before and after Taliban reign, the civilian casualties and misunderstood insurgents of the Iraq War, as well as the burned villages and the countless dead in Darfur. She exposes a culture of violence against women in the Congo and tells the riveting inside story of her headline-making kidnapping by pro-Qaddafi forces in the Libyan civil war.
As a woman photojournalist determined to be taken as seriously as her male peers, Addario fights her way into a boys’ club of a profession. Rather than choose between her personal life and profession, Addario learns to strike a necessary balance. In the man who will become her husband, she finds at last a real love to complement her work, not take away from it, and as a new mother, she gains an all the more intensely personal understanding of the fragility of life.
Watching uprisings unfold and people fight to the death for their freedom, Addario understands she is documenting not only news but also the fate of society. It’s What I Do is more than just a snapshot of life on the front lines; it is witness to the human cost of war.
Professional photographer and author Shaun Hines today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Unravelling the Mysteries of the Little Black Box, his new photo graphic novel available for download on iPad devices. Named both an Editor’s Choice Award winner and the 2014 runner-up in The Most Innovative App category by The Phoblographer, Unravelling the Mysteries of the Little Black Box provides users with an innovative and interactive tool for learning the ins and outs of their camera.
“It’s not very often that an innovative book for photographers makes a splash, but Unravelling the Mysteries of the Little Black Box is an eBook that will turn heads and make you excited about learning all of the intricacies of the art form,” says Chris Gampat of The Phoblographer. “We’ve never, ever had so much fun reading a book. In fact, paging through Unravelling the Secrets of the Little Black Box doesn’t even feel like you’re reading a book. Consider it a picture book for adults and teenagers who have evolved into much more visual learners as time has progressed. We give Unravelling the Secrets of the Little Black Box our Editor’s Choice award.” (23 Nov 2014)
We’re delighted to announce that Street Exposé – Global Street Photography II is now available to purchase. It’s a book containing around 78% of mobile street photography by some of the world’s very best mobile photographers. Cara Gallardo Weil (also … Read more
As we mentioned a few days ago (see here) the Mobile Masters Second Edition – Proof – is now available to download and will be temporarily free for two days, instead of the more usual $4.99/£2.99. In addition the Interactive … Read more
With many thanks to Nettie Edwards for bringing to our attention a great new iBook called Irish Tinkers that has just become available to purchase from the Apple iBookstore. Irish Tinkers has been created by Janine Wiedel, who actually took … Read more
Richard Koci Hernandez recommended this book and we are so pleased that he did. We have just begun exploring it and it is fascinating. We will be publishing our full review shortly. Each page is filled with highly useful facts … Read more
An editorial photograph is so much more than pixels or ink on a page. It is the result of a photographer’s ability to capture a critical instant in time, and an editor’s unique judgment giving it further impetus to reach … Read more