The Bathroom Chronicles
By Friederike Schilbach
For many women, the bathroom is the most intimate of spaces. It is the place where we encounter ourselves in the mirror each morning and every night, getting ready to face the day, or recede from it. THE BATHROOM CHRONICLES is a beautiful, chic, touching, and deeply feminine collection of photos and accompanying short stories (sometimes no more than a sentence or two) by women about their private spaces and most cherished possessions. Lena Dunham reveals the corner by the sink where she keeps her favorite pieces of jewelry, as well as her birth control. Erica Jong snaps her poodles and insists that they love her powder room and to "fluff up their hair" in front of the mirrors. Roz Chast reflects on a shelf in the corner that she purchased from a second-hand store. It's decorated with birds, because she loves birds, and a tiny emu that was given to her by a friend when she was in Australia. Like the bathrooms themselves each of these stories and images is unique--open, private, minimalistic, messy, and beautiful.
By Jill Greenberg
The follow-up to Jill Greenberg's popular Monkey Portraits, BEAR PORTRAITS features bears in the photographer's signature style. In her latest book, Greenberg once again captures her animal subjects in poses at once comedic, beautiful, and oddly human. Her large-scale full-color portraits, first seen in galleries, are now available in this fantastic book, which is perfect for art- and animal-lovers alike. Greenberg has phototgraphed full-grown brown bears, grizzlies, Polar bears, and bear cubs with startling intimacy. These are bear portraits like no others.
By Terry Border
Trained as a photographer, Terry Border left the commercial world for story-telling. His complex vignettes are made of the simplest, everyday items: a jar of spices, a cigarette stub, a flower, a snack food. These sly photos range from whimsical scenes to sexy scenarios, the sad truths to the hilarious happenings in everyday life. In the tradition of bestselling humorous photography books like Chicks with Baggage , Play with Your Food , and Hello Cupcake! , this volume will surprise you with every viewing. A sunflower missing a petal becomes the tortured artist Van Gogh an egg arrives to visit his mom only to discover roast chicken on the table when confronted by a jar of peanut butter, peanuts hold a wake and hot dogs leave behind their own brand of little presents. Marshmallows, wine corks, bread, soap, rocks, and tea bags,no common household item is safe from the twisted (wire) mind behind these uncommon creations!