i was recently shooting a video for a new lynda.com training course on how to create better portraits. (the course is coming out in a few months - i'll keep you posted.) for one of the movies i filled up a crit rack with a handful of books related to the topic of creating people pictures (click on the image above for a larger view). this selection is in no way exhaustive, rather its more of a representational sampling of the books that i enjoy.
i've always found photography books to be a great source of inspiration. this got me wondering about which books have influenced other photographers. what are the books that you enjoy or that have made your top 25 list? i'd love to hear your thoughts.