If you are wondering why you haven’t seen me out in ages, why I’m posting corny shoe photos, why I’m shaking out of excitement (ok, maybe that’s the Abraco coffee), why I’m afraid to go to check my bank account balance, and why my true nerdiness is coming out, I’ve gone a bit crazy recently and bought these books and magazine in the past month”
Facehunter by Yvan Rodic, Elle magazine, New York Times Magazine Photographs by Aperture, Instyle Magazine (My friend Michelle is in it!), Willy Ronis by Taschen, Robert Doisneau - 3 Seconds of Eternity by Schrimer/Mosel, my History of Western Art II book, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, i-D Magazine (I got the Abbey Lee cover - really wanted Fei Fei and Carine as well!), Subway by Bruce Davidson - Aperture 3rd ed (went to his talk and got it signed Wednesday! so great), Carine Roitfeld- Irreverent, Helmut Newton Work by Taschen, The Photography Reader edited by Liz Wells, Georgia O’Keeffe- A Portrait by Stieglitz (by the Metropolitan Museum of Art?) History of Modern Art textbook, Grey Magazine Issue V (this is still on newsstands and I got it used - what?), Harper’s BAzaar Greatest Hits, William Wegman - Fashion Photographs (on dogs! It’s somewhere in there) Not pictured: My friend Hannah just lent me Fruits and Freshfruit books, yes!
Some other inspirational books: William Eggleston - 5x7 (interesting to see his black and white and portrait work), Ed Ruscha - Then & Now, Rankin - Sexy (I think?), Catherine McDermott - Street Style, Lynn Kohlman - Lynn Front and Back, Andreas Gursky MOMA book, Erte’ by Roland Barthes (Anyone have a few hundred bucks?) Latin Lover and New York Facades Chanel Spring/Summer ‘10 books by Karl Lagerfeld (Still thinking about it!, Errol Morris - Seeing is Believing, etc .
Mostly from what’s close to me: Amazon, Aperture, St. Marks Bookstore (help save it here), East Village Books, Mercer Books, and Mass books! Strand and Shakespeare & Co are always nice. Several nice bookstores in the West Village as well. Magazine Cafe near Bryant Park, the multiple Universal News stores, and Kinokuniya are great for various magazines/Japanese magazines.