I wonder if I could ask for your help. I know that most TOP readers regularly visit other photo-related websites and forums, and in many cases spend more time there than you might here, since we don't run a forum.
Our current "Four Book Photobook Sale" ends in three days—Saturday is the last day.
If you wouldn't mind, would you please mention the sale on any other photo sites you know of that might have readers who would be interested?
The sale has been very popular and a big success—TOP readers have so far purchased more than 2,000 books all counted. However, we have more than 200 sets left, and the sad thing is, this is the last chance to find those books good homes.
(Plus, TOP gets $6 per set, and frankly I could really use the money. Every purchase supports the site.)
Would you please help spread the word? Here's a quick link to this post:
...Please pass it along.
The four books are:
Clarence John Laughlin: Visionary Photographer (1990)
Todd Webb: Photographs of New York and Paris 1945–1960 (1986)
George N. Barnard: Photographer of the Sherman Campaign (1990)
The Photographs of Dorothea Lange (1995)
Marked down from $165 to $48.
Here's the order page; to get the discount,
enter the code 175212 at checkout.
And if you meant to order yourself but haven't yet, please don't put it off much longer. Saturday is the last chance.
Clarence John Laughlin's images are lush, rich large format, wonderful to look at for their technical beauty, but far from "straight." He played with photography in many ways: ripped pictures, double exposures, extreme angles. Many of the pictures seem to touch on the spiritual or give a glimpse of the occult; he makes the spookiness of old things come alive. He came close to catching ghosts—a face where you least expect it, a ghostly hand in a ruin. The pictures contain secrets. I enjoyed getting reacquainted with this strange, spooky book.
If you can help out, grateful thanks!
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Featured Comments from:
Tim Auger: "If I could find a cheap way to get them shipped to Singapore or London I would order like a shot. Otherwise prohibitive."
Mike replies: Sorry again about that. The Museum Shop sells very little through its website (mostly they stock the shop inside the Museum) and just isn't set up for efficient international shipping, of which they normally do almost none. Each international order requires a lot of special handling by the staff. Although it might sound self-serving to say so, actually they were quite accommodating to offer international shipping at all. They really did it as a favor to me, I suspect.
Bryce Lee: "Are there any other photo sites as engaging as The Online Photographer? Tell me where...."
Mike adds: Bryce has been a big supporter of TOP for many years and has made many donations to help keep the enterprise afloat. Always grateful, Bryce. :-)
Wayne: "In my opinion, the George Barnard book, alone, is worth the money. Aside from having great photographs, it is a well written account of photographic history related to Barnard's time. It is rare that I read much of the text in book on a photographer's life; but, the Barnard book sucked me right in."
David Bostedo: "I'll add that I bought the set for the Dorothea Lange, but the Todd Webb book is unexpectedly terrific!!"