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photography: Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman
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Published to accompany the first major survey of Cindy Sherman’s work in the United States in nearly 15 years, this publication presents a stunning range of work from the groundbreaking artist’s 35-year career. Showcasing approximately 180 photographs from the mid-1970s to the present, including new works made for the exhibition and never before published, the volume is a vivid exploration of Sherman’s sustained investigation into the construction of contemporary identity and the nature of representation. The book highlights major bodies of work including her seminal Untitled Film Stills (1977-80); centerfolds (1981); history portraits (1989-90); head shots (2000-2002); and two recent series on the experience and representation of aging in the context of contemporary obsessions with youth and status. An essay by curator Eva Respini provides an overview of Sherman’s career, weaving together art historical analysis and discussions of the artist’s working methods, and a contribution by art historian Johanna Burton offers a critical re-examination of Sherman’s work in light of her recent series. A conversation between Cindy Sherman and filmmaker John Waters provides an enlightening view into the creative process.
Cindy Sherman (born 1954) is widely recognized as one of the most important and influential artists in contemporary art. To create her photographs, she assumes multiple roles of photographer, model, makeup artist, hairdresser and stylist. With an arsenal of wigs, costumes, makeup, prosthetics and props, the artist has altered her physique and surroundings to create myriad tableaux, from screen siren to clown to aging socialite. Over the past 35 years, Sherman has sustained a provocative investigation into the nature of identity, drawn from movies, television, magazines, the Internet and art history. Sherman lives and works in New York City.

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photography: The Creative Photographer (Pixiq)

The Creative Photographer (Pixiq)

The Creative Photographer (Pixiq)
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For most photographers the picture is the end product of the creative process. For Catherine Anderson, it’s just the beginning. In a wide array of projects using techniques from Photoshop to needle and thread, she shows beginner and experienced photographers alike how to turn their pictures into handmade objects of art-from books and collages to customized greeting cards.

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photography: Carson MM-200 Carson Micromax LED 60X-100X LED Lighted Pocket Microscope

Carson MM-200 Carson Micromax LED 60X-100X LED Lighted Pocket Microscope

  • LED lighted
  • Runs on 3 SG3 Button Cell Batteries (Included)
  • Power and zoom controls
  • weighs 7.2 ounce

Carson MM-200 Carson Micromax LED 60X-100X LED Lighted Pocket Microscope
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Your Price: $19.00- Carson MM-200 Carson Micromax LED 60X-100X LED Lighted Pocket Microscope

The MM-200 micromax led from carson optical is a powerful 60-100x power magnification pocket microscope with an extremely lightweight and portable design. This pocket microscope features a built-in LED light that provides a bright, clear image and a rubberized eyepiece for comfortable viewing. The micromax led fits easily in your Pocket so you can bring it with you anywhere.

Lightweight and portable, the Carson MM-200 MicroMax pocket microscope is ideal for on-the-go science. The MicroMax offers a powerful 60 to 100x magnification range, making it easy to examine blood samples, bugs, and anything else that’s worthy of a closer look. The microscope also includes a built-in LED light that provides a bright, clear image, along with a rubberized eyepiece for comfortable viewing. Best of all, the MicroMax fits conveniently in a jacket pocket, so you can bring it along wherever you go–whether it’s a school field trip or a visit to a friend’s house.

Specifications

  • Magnification: 60 to 100x
  • Batteries: 3 SG3 button cell (included)
  • Dimensions: 1.25 by 3.25 by 0.75 inches (W x H x D)
  • Weight: 1.1 ounces

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photography: The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook: 101 Asian Recipes Simple Enough for Tonight's Dinner

The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook: 101 Asian Recipes Simple Enough for Tonight’s Dinner

The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook: 101 Asian Recipes Simple Enough for Tonight's Dinner
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“What am I going to cook for dinner tonight?” It’s a common lament for everyone, and the answer too often is something unhealthy, unappealing, or both in the form of expensive take-out. Jaden Hair comes to the rescue in The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook, a fantastic new cookbook stuffed with dozens upon dozens of foolproof Asian recipes that are quick and easy to do—all in time for tonight’s supper!

Author and food blogger, Jaden Hair (steamykitchen.com) reveals her secret ingredient to create take-out favorite Broccoli Beef, shows you step-by-step in photos how to roll perfect Vietnamese Spring Rolls, how to make Thai Curry in less time than it takes to drive to a restaurant and teaches how, with only three main ingredients, you can fry up the crowd-favorite Firecracker Shrimp. With her irresistible sense of humor and accessible style, Jaden will have you running into your kitchen to start cooking!

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photography business: The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes

The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes

The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes
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Photographic artists and students of alternative process photography will welcome this new edition of Christopher James’ The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes. This significantly expanded edition is a full-color, lavishly illustrated, comprehensive resource that explores every aspect of alternative process image making. With his highly conversational writing style, James explores the techniques, processes, idiosyncrasies, history, and cultural connections that are such a significant part of the genre. Best of all, James makes it extremely accessible, providing clear instructions and practical workflow advice. The book delves into a vast menu of alternative and traditional options, among them: calotype, salted paper, cyanotype, argyrotype, chrysotype, POP, kallitype, ambrotype/wet collodion, Van Dyke, platinum/palladium, Ziatype, gelatin dry plate emulsions, carbon, gum bichromate, albumen, hand-applied emulsions, paper, alternative imaging systems, and digital negative production for alternative process image making. This book has become the unanimous standard reference text for alternative process photography, one that students love to read and work from. Not only does this definitive work make the most complex ideas easy to understand, it is conversational, comfortable, inspirational, and fun to read- a tremendous resource and a treasure trove of alternative process images. “The first edition was a stunning achievement, and one I felt that was not likely to be superceded. Five short years later Christopher James has created a very new work and a new standard. The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes: 2nd Edition is, by far, the best alternative photographic process book ever!” – Richard Sullivan, Founder and Co-Owner, Bostick & Sullivan “If I could only have one photography book this would be it.” -Timothy Whelan, Photographic Books

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photography: David Busch's Canon EOS 7D Guide to Digital SLR Photography

David Busch’s Canon EOS 7D Guide to Digital SLR Photography

David Busch's Canon EOS 7D Guide to Digital SLR Photography
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Welcome to the Canon EOS 7D, Canon’s new digital SLR that is loaded with professional features at an affordable price. DAVID BUSCH’S CANON EOS 7D GUIDE TO DIGITAL SLR PHOTOGRAPHY shows readers how to make the most of their camera’s robust feature set, including 18 megapixel resolution, blazing fast automatic focus, the real-time preview system Live View, and full HD movie-making capabilities, to take outstanding photos and videos. They’ll learn how, when, and, most importantly, why to use all the cool features and functions of their camera to take eye-popping photographs. Introductory chapters will help them get comfortable with the basics of their camera before you dive right into exploring creative ways to apply the Canon EOS 7D’s exposure modes, focus controls, and electronic flash options. This book is chock full of hands-on tips for choosing lenses, flash units, and software products to use with their new camera. Beautiful, full-color images illustrate where the essential buttons and dials are, so they’ll quickly learn how to their Canon EOS 7D, and use it well.



Features

From the Publisher

  • Shows readers how to master all the features and functions of the Canon EOS 7D, Canon’s advanced yet affordable new dSLR model.
  • Clear instructions and beautiful, full-color images will quickly help readers get familiar and comfortable with their cameras.
  • Written by working photographer and best-selling camera guide author David Busch, who understands digital photography with Canon digital single lens reflex cameras.

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photography: Cool Camera Design Silicone Case Cover for Apple iPhone 4 4G 4S AT&T Verizon Black

Cool Camera Design Silicone Case Cover for Apple iPhone 4 4G 4S AT&T Verizon Black

  • Easy to install and take off. No tools are required! Just sleeve the phone skin to your cell phone device.
  • Made of high quality silicone material durable and smooth which will give good protection to your cell phone
  • Slim and light weight adds little bulk feeling to your phone
  • Customized make to fit your cell phone with opening to all connections and controls. Designed to fit your phone perfectly and can be installed/removed easily
  • Helps to protect against shock and surface damage caused by accidental drops.

Cool Camera Design Silicone Case Cover for Apple iPhone 4 4G 4S AT&T Verizon Black
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1.Brand New, high quality 2.Color and Design as the picture showing 3.Fashion Camera Design 4.Protect your mobile phone against dirt, dust and scratch 5.Made of Durable elastic and High quality soft silicone material. 6.Compatible with : Apple iPhone 4 4G 4S Both AT&T, Verizon Package include:1x Camera Design Silicone Case Cover For Apple iPhone 4 4S AT&T and Verizon Accessory ONLY, iPhone is not included

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camera care: Host: A Rogue Mage Novel

Host: A Rogue Mage Novel

Host: A Rogue Mage Novel
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In a post-apocalyptic ice age, neomage Thorn St. Croix was nearly driven insane by her powers. She lived as a fugitive, disguised as a human, channeling her gifts for war into stone-magery. When she was discovered, her friends and neighbors accepted her, but warily. Not so the mage who arrives from the Council of Seraphs, who could be her greatest ally?or her most dangerous foe. And when her long-gone sister, Rose, is revealed to still be alive, Thorn must make a choice?and risk her own life in the process.

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camera care: Photo Idea Index – People: Ideas and Inspiration for Creating Professional-Quality Images Using Standard Digital Equipment

Photo Idea Index – People: Ideas and Inspiration for Creating Professional-Quality Images Using Standard Digital Equipment

Photo Idea Index -  People: Ideas and Inspiration for Creating Professional-Quality Images Using Standard Digital Equipment
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Rethink, revitalize and reinvent the way you shoot portraits.

Photo Idea Index: People is a photography book unlike any other. Rather than focusing on the “how to” aspects of digital photography, author Jim Krause focuses on the “what if” aspects. You’ll learn how to use your camera to photograph people around you from different perspectives and how to capture personal, beautiful digital images. You’ll learn how subtle variations in setting, lighting, props and digital manipulation can change the look of an image dramatically.

Krause shares his shooting techniques – both on-site and post-shooting digital treatments – so you can train your eyes to look for situations that will allow you to capture unique shots and create remarkable compositions.

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photography: Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority

Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority

Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority
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      “Black people are not dark-skinned white people,” says advertising visionary Tom Burrell. In fact, they are much more. They are survivors of the Middle Passage and centuries of humiliation and deprivation, who have excelled against the odds, constantly making a way out of “No way!” At this pivotal point in history, the idea of black inferiority should have had a “Going-Out-of-Business Sale.” After all, Barack Obama has reached America’s Promised Land.

Yet, as Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority testifies, too many in black America are still wandering in the wilderness. In this powerful examination of “the greatest propaganda campaign of all time”—the masterful marketing of black inferiority, aka the BI Complex—Burrell poses ten disturbing questions that will make black people look in the mirror and ask why, nearly 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, so many blacks still think and act like slaves. Burrell’s acute awareness of the power of words and images to shift, shape, and change the collective consciousness has led him to connect the contemporary and historical dots that have brought us to this crossroads.

Brainwashed is not a reprimand—it is a call to action. It demands that we question our self-defeating attitudes and behaviors. Racism is not the issue; how we respond to media distortions and programmed self-hatred is the issue. It’s time to reverse the BI campaign with a globally based initiative that harnesses the power of new media and the wisdom of intergenerational coalitions. Provocative and powerful, Brainwashed dares to expose the wounds so that we, at last, can heal.

 

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