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Help me find this photography book on children's nightmares

Decades ago at my local library I found this (soft cover, I think) photography book by a guy who'd interviewed a bunch of kids about their nightmares, and photographed interpretations of them. Over my youth, I would check the book out again and again, because it terrified and fascinated me. But they long ago got rid of the book, I've never been able to find it again, and when they went to an electronic system, my checkout history was gone. I would really love to see this book again. [more inside]
posted by emcat8 on Jun 8, 2013 - 5 answers

Books on the history of photography?

I only really have time to read a single book on the origins of photography. What do you recommend? Think Daguerre and Talbot, no need for hundreds of pages devoted to the camera obscura. I'd also prefer something heavier on text than actual photographs.
posted by Lorin on Jan 25, 2013 - 5 answers

What are the most interestingly designed books?

What are the most innovatively designed books currently in print? Do you know of one that has a particularly interesting layout, perhaps using typography, photos, drawings, or layout in an unusual way? If so, what makes it so great? I am interested in learning about some fun new examples of design.
posted by mortaddams on Sep 22, 2012 - 22 answers

Advice on selling collections from an estate

I'm looking for general and specific advice about striking a balance between value and ease in selling a few disparate items from an estate. [more inside]
posted by Luke Skywalker on Dec 3, 2011 - 6 answers

visual stimulation on the cheap

Looking for cheap, beautiful art and design books I can buy used. [more inside]
posted by TayBridge on Mar 25, 2010 - 4 answers

Help me photograph books (light, angles) and do it without destroying library books.

I have a bookshelf covered (on the front) with a flat surface). I would like to cover this flat surface with photographs of the bookshelf (minus the cover) with books in it. I'm hoping for a trompe l'oiel type effect so it looks like a bookshelf with books. Three questions: 1. How do I work out the angles/math etc. of the photographs 2. What light should I take the pictures in? 3. Is it ok (and how to) take the call numbers off of library books and replace them before returning the books? [more inside]
posted by If only I had a penguin... on Mar 14, 2010 - 15 answers

I wrote a book... but I only had a copy for me...

I have this amazing idea for a book that has never been done before and will sell like hotcakes. (No, seriously!) But I have absolutely no idea where to start. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Sep 25, 2009 - 11 answers

Recently Unemployed. What to do?

Recently Unemployed. What to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 25, 2009 - 7 answers

Other examples of "Tag and Release" Sites/Projects (Geocaching, Bookcrossing, etc.)?

I was thinking about "tag and release" projects/sites, where you basically leave something for a stranger to find, and came up with four off the top of my head: Geocaching, Disposable cameras on park benches, Bookcrossing, and Photochaining. Are there other examples? Thanks!
posted by Jim Biancolo on Mar 5, 2009 - 11 answers


What are some good books on the theory or aesthetics of photography. [more inside]
posted by shothotbot on Jan 5, 2009 - 15 answers

This question, and all photos of it, copyright grapefruitmoon.

CopyrightFilter: I was taking a photo in a bookstore and I was reprimanded by a clerk for copyright infringement. What exactly are the legalities of photographing books? [more inside]
posted by grapefruitmoon on Nov 16, 2008 - 26 answers

Help me with my digital darkroom technique

PhotoFilter: Help me find an affordable alternative to Photoshop Channel Chops. [more inside]
posted by red_lotus on Jan 29, 2008 - 18 answers

Help me with my Portfolio!

Photography Portfolio Filter: I'm finally hanging out my shingle *officially* to do portrait shoots and show my more *artistic* work beyond the few small galleries I've already been in. To whit, I'm putting together two portfolio books. One for prospective portrait clients and another for gallery work. My question is one of formatting the pictures within the portfolio book. (More inside....) [more inside]
posted by damiano99 on Jan 4, 2008 - 9 answers

How to rig up a cheap system to photograph book pages

I'm after online resources about photographing a book. It may be that recommended sites photograph other objects but have systems readily adaptable for books. (Resources should preferably have images of the set-up and be aimed at say, an enthusiast but not a professional) [more inside]
posted by peacay on Dec 16, 2007 - 10 answers

Photography Book: Good Idea or Bad?

Photography / Gallery / Book Filter: I am a amateur photographer in the process of building up gallery shows and the like. Can I create a book to show my work? Is this acceptable to most galleries? MORE INSIDE [more inside]
posted by damiano99 on Jan 11, 2007 - 5 answers

Female photographer of libraries?

Help identifying a specific photographer who photographs libraries? I think she's female and may be German. I do have one of her photos... [more inside]
posted by vacapinta on Oct 16, 2006 - 8 answers

Trying to locate a childhood book that used photographs to explain death.

The book was probably published in the 1970s or 1980s, with green on the cover, black-and-white photographs throughout, and talked about the death of a bird. I vaguely recall a photo or two of the bird being buried in a shoebox. What is the name of this book, and who is the writer/photographer?
posted by itchie on Feb 28, 2005 - 10 answers

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