Book Gifts for Photographers

What better photography gifts than inspiration through some of the photographer greats of the last few decades. Gifts for photography enthusiasts include signed and limited edition books. Photographer gifts - the UK and international - are made simple through our selection.


Avedon, Richard - Performance | image1
Avedon, Richard - Performance
Harry N Abrams
£75.00 GBP
Bailey, David and Weldon - The Lady Is a Tramp - SIGNED by David Bailey | image1
Bailey, David and Weldon - The Lady Is a Tramp - SIGNED by David Bailey
Thames & Hudson
£175.00 GBP
Blackwell, Lewis - Photo-wisdom | front cover
Blackwell, Lewis - Photo-wisdom
Chronicle Books
£50.00 GBP
Bourdin, Guy - Untouched | image1
Bourdin, Guy - Untouched
Steidl
£38.00 GBP
Davidson, Susan - Robert Rauschenberg Photographs 1949 - 1962 | image1
Davidson, Susan - Robert Rauschenberg Photographs 1949 - 1962
Thames & Hudson
£28.00 GBP
Doisneau, Robert - Robert Doisneau ( Photofile ) | image1
Doisneau, Robert - Robert Doisneau ( Photofile )
Thames & Hudson
£10.00 GBP
Drysdale Woodcock, H. - Lilies : Their Culture And Management | front cover
Drysdale Woodcock, H. - Lilies : Their Culture And Management
Country Life
£40.00 GBP
Erwitt, Elliot - Elliot Erwitt Personal Best | image1
Erwitt, Elliot - Elliot Erwitt Personal Best
teNeus
£235.00 GBP
Havergal, Francis Ridley - Life Mosaic | front cover
Havergal, Francis Ridley - Life Mosaic
James Nisbet
£45.00 GBP
Hesse, Eva - Eva Hesse : Transformations the Sojourn in Germany 1964/65 and Datebooks 1964/65 | image1
Hesse, Eva - Eva Hesse : Transformations the Sojourn in Germany 1964/65 and Datebooks 1964/65
Walter Konig / Kunsthalle Wien
£50.00 GBP
Leibovitz, Annie - Pilgrimage - SIGNED | front cover
Leibovitz, Annie - Pilgrimage - SIGNED
Jonathan Cape Ltd
£125.00 GBP
Levine, Gemma - Mayfair - SIGNED | image1
Levine, Gemma - Mayfair - SIGNED
Harper Collins
£65.00 GBP
Newton, Helmut - Playboy | image1
Newton, Helmut - Playboy
Chronicle
£100.00 GBP
Nurnberg, Walter - Man Made | front cover
Nurnberg, Walter - Man Made
Ink Works
£85.00 GBP
Ottaway, Robert (edits) - Picturegoer Film Annual 1959-60 | image1
Ottaway, Robert (edits) - Picturegoer Film Annual 1959-60
Odhams
£45.00 GBP
Randle, John - Slow Ride to India | front cover
Randle, John - Slow Ride to India
Whittington Press
£250.00 GBP
Stahel, Urs - Well, What Is Photography ? | front cover
Stahel, Urs - Well, What Is Photography ?
Scalo
£35.00 GBP
Thompson, Hunter S. - Gonzo | front cover
Thompson, Hunter S. - Gonzo
AMMO Books
£225.00 GBP
Walker, R A - Some Unknown Drawings of Aubrey Beardsley - SIGNED | front cover
Walker, R A - Some Unknown Drawings of Aubrey Beardsley - SIGNED
R A Walker
£80.00 GBP
Welty, Eudora - Photographs - SIGNED | image1
Welty, Eudora - Photographs - SIGNED
University Of Mississippi Press
£495.00 GBP
Young, Gordon - Trading Words London Docks | front cover
Young, Gordon - Trading Words London Docks
Why Not Associates
£45.00 GBP

More Book Gifts for Photographers & Photography Enthusiasts

We hope you like our selection of book gifts for photographers. We keep adding new books that are great gifts for photography enthusiasts regularly, so please make sure to come back soon for updates and new choices.

If you’re looking for the best gifts for photographers then take a look at our first edition and limited edition books. The best books for photographers provide inspiration from some of the masters of the medium. We currently hold books showing the portfolios of, for example:

  • Annie Leibovitz
  • Gemma Levine
  • Urs Stahel

Books for beginning photographers currently include examples below which would make a great gift for a photographer.

  • Robert Doisneau’s Photofile. Robert Doisneau was born in 1912, living through the turbulent twentieth century until 1994. He was to become a world renowned photographer, famous for his photojournalism and focus on photographs of people.
  • Eudora Welty: Photographs. Welty was born in 1909 and just saw the 22nd century, dying in 2001. She began the creative part of her career as a writer, working as a publicity agent for the Works Progress Administration (an employment and infrastructure programme initiated by President Roosevelt in 1935). Away from the office she began to photography people across the social spectrum. Her photographs are famous for the images of Mississipi’s economically deprived populace – and especially for the consequences of the Great Depression. She published two books: One Time, One Place (1971) and Photographs (1989).
  • Elliot Erwitt “Personal Best”. Elliott Erwitt was born in 1928 in France, although he lived most of his life in America. He was actually christened Elio Romano Erwitt. He’s known for his advertising and documentary photographs - known for his uncontrived black and white photos showing everyday scenes that could be considered almost satirical. Personal Best shows a portfolio of many of his most iconic images from throughout his career.
  • Robert Rauschenberg was born in 1925 in Texas, going on to serve as a sailor in the US Navy. He went on to study art at the Kansas City Art Institute, followed by the Academie Julian in Paris, and then on to Black Mountain College in North Carolina. In New York, where he lived throughout the 1950’s he was considered as a challenger of the norms of photography through his Combines. Always ready to think outside the photography box, examples of his work that we currently stock include:
    • Krcma, Ed - Rauschenberg / Dante : Drawing a Modern Inferno. Dante's Inferno: Robert Rauschenberg was inspired by the painting to create artwork that combined objects and photographic imagery from newspapers and other popular sources.
    • Dickerman, Leah - Robert Rauschenberg: Canyon - Robert Rauschenberg declared in the mid-1950s "there is no reason not to consider the world as a gigantic painting," and was inspired to create "Combines,” - work that fused cast-off items like quilts or rubber tires with traditional supports. "Canyon" was published in 1959 and was the most famous of the Combines, consisting of a large canvas affixed with paper, fabric, metal, personal photographs, wood, mirrors and a large stuffed bald eagle, wings outstretched, carrying a drooping pillow, and balanced upon a wooden plank jutting out from the canvas. " An essay by MOMA curator Leah Dickerman looks at Robert Rauschenbert’s influence as a result of Combines and in particular, Canyon.

Good books for photographers could also include:

  • Guy Bourdin, the groundbreaking photographer and an incredibly influential twentieth-century fashion photographer. “Untouched” focuses on Bourdin’s black and white camera work from the 1950s.
  • Richard Avedon “Performance” – Avedon is considered to have developed an idiosyncratic style that was unique to him. Portraits were minimalist, with great lighting and usual a white backdrop.Famous for their minimalism, Avedon portraits are often well lit and in front of white backdrops. He introduced the idea of using a dark outline around the protraits, showing the dark grey or black outline of the film. Performance includes portraits of some of the most famous artists from the worlds of theatre and dance. He’s well known for capturing, not just their finest performances but conveying their inner life. They include Hepburn, Chaplin, Monroe, Garland, Brando and Sinatra amongst others.

If you’re looking for presents for photographers then picking a photograph portfolio from our collection is sure to delight the recipient.