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Hi Kevin, My nomination: Stay This Moment by Sam Abell. Coincidentally, the photographs were taken with Leica equipment. Also ShadowLight by Freeman Patterson. In both cases, artistry without contrivance. I prefer Sam Abell for people pictures, Freeman Patterson for abstract patterns. - - Phong - -----Original Message----- From: Khoffberg <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: [Leica] Best photography books >I was reviewing my own pitifully small collection of photography books - >both the technique oriented kind and the fifteen pound coffee table kind. >With the holiday season fast approaching (what would you like for Christmas >dear - other than a Noctilux?), I was wondering what books people were >especially fond of? Doesn't even have to be Leica specific. > >I'll start the ball rolling with Ken Duncan's book called The Great South >Land. Ken is Australian and works with a Linhof 617S. (Interestingly >enough, he uses a Nikon N90 for a light meter). Lovely sweeping images of a >wonderful sweeping land. > >As an aside, I was there earlier this year and would recommend Tasmania >without qualification. The people are terrific, the scenery is wondrous, >Hobart is charming, and Port Arthur (the penal facility) is haunting. If >you can't find something to photograph there, you're simply beyond hope. > >I might also nominate 75 Years of Leica Photography but I'll bet there's >even better stuff out there.