This is kind of funny, but for some reason nobody pays any attention to the "Recommended This Week" product link on the right-hand side of the page. In the dozen or so weeks I've been putting them up, I think maybe twenty people have actually ordered one of the books. (Granted, the link goes to Amazon U.S., and many of our readers are in Great Britain, Canada, and Australia. But still.)
In a recent comment, Ken T. even wrote:
That Katrin Eismann book is, in my opinion, the finest book of its kind (on 'digital darkroom' techniques) I've ever seen. It's a relatively timeless work that I highly recommend. Katrin is an excellent educator.
While I'm recommending such books I have to also highly recommend Leslie Alsheimer's Black and White in Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop Lightroom (Focal Press). (Mike, please provide the TOP amazon link for this book if possible.) It's superb, too.
At the time, I'd just taken down the product link for Leslie Alsheimer's book from the "Recommended This Week" slot, where it had been for six days.
Actually, that one didn't do too badly—five people ordered one.
It's especially invisible when you can't even see what the book's about. This week's title, for instance—American Horizons—is about the work of Art Sinsabaugh, subject of the recent PBS documentary that many of you might have seen (I missed it the first time it was on, although I'm scouring the listings for a rerun. Naturally I've known Art Sinsabaugh's work for years—decades, actually).
Anyway, I should probably just delete that little feature. Or else call attention to them in posts like this one. I dunno. Anyway, check it out once in a while, if you remember.
- Your friendly quasi-local virtual bookstore proprietor,
NOTE: Amazon is "temporarily out of stock" of American Horizons, as of 9 p.m.
UPDATE by Ken Tanaka: For those planning a visit to Monterey, California (or looking for a good excuse to take a trip to this wonderful area) "American Horizons" is making its final showing at the Monterey Museum of Art until September 7th. It's absolutely worth seeing. This is very genuine photography mostly captured with a big ol' banquet camera, free of steroids, artificial sweeteners or preservatives, created by a goggles-on, certifiable OCD-suffering, chain-smoking photomaniac. (No, the Museum isn't compensating me for promotion.)