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    Published by Ammo Books, Pasadena CA

      by Steve Crist

      Behind every great photograph… are dozens of similar images taken just before and after "The One!" that are never seen by anybody. Except the photographer, of course. Maybe an assistant.

      And now, us.

      Featuring an array of original contact sheets from more than forty international photographers, The Contact Sheet allows in-depth insight into the subject matter and the photographic process, often revealing a deeper story that has never been told.

      An indispensable addition to the library of any serious lover of photography, this collection ranges from well-known names to up-and-coming artists including: Chuck Close, Michel Comte, Anton Corbijn, Imogen Cunningham, Nan Goldin, Dorothea Lange, Saul Leiter, Joel Meyerowitz, Richard Misrach, Ed Ruscha, Julius Shulman, and William Wegman.

      Steve Crist is the publisher of AMMO Books and has authored, edited, or published several outstanding titles, including Edward Weston: One Hundred Twenty-Five Photographs, Gonzo by Hunter S. Thompson, The Curse of Lono by Hunter S. Thompson and Ralph Steadman, Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life by Todd Oldham, and others.

      "Before the digital era, contact sheets preserved a photographer's thought process and were a graveyard for burying mistakes. The strips here reveal how an illustrious group went about their business. ... It's not always clear why the photographers chose one picture over another, which only adds to the value of this archival material."Wall Street Journal
      "'The Contact Sheet' is an unprecedented glimpse into the photographer's craft, and a perfect gift for the photography lover."Best Art Books of the Year

      AMMO Books publishes provocative, one-of-a-kind titles on the visual arts and pop culture. With a focus on great design, thoughtful writing, and exquisite printing, they celebrate the work of unique designers, photographers, illustrators, and artists.


      • Trade Paper
      •  8 x 10 inches | 192 pages
      • Ammo Books/Publishers
      • Made in USA


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