Photo books that inspire

Not meant to be a complete list, just the list of photo books that I own and that continue to inspire me for one reason or another. Use the comment section to add photo books that you would like to recommend.
Here goes, in no particular order and not split up into categories:

  • An ode to travel photography with gorgeous photos from Tibet, Japan and Italy among many other countries:
    Fosco Maraini, Maraini: Acts of Photography, Acts of Love, Joost Elffers Books, 1999, ISBN 1-55670-973-0
  • If you ever want to get into landscape photography, this, or any other books with photos by Ansel Adams:
    Ansel Adams, Ansel Adams 400 photographs, Little Brown, ISBN-13: 978-0-316-11772-2
  • Awesome street photography in W. Eugene Smith’s Pittsburg project:
    W. Eugene Smith, Dream Street, Lyndhurd / Norton, ISBN 0-393-32512-1
  • The perfect execution of a project; Nakamura went to Miharu in Fukushima Prefecture and took the gentlest of portraits:
    Nobuo Nakamura, Miharu, 2000, ISBN4-938737-42-6
  • A must have if you like jazz or if you like the photos of Eugene Smith, a treasure if you like both:
    W. Eugene Smith, The Jazz Loft Project, Knopf, 2009, ISBN 978-0-307-26709-2
  • To show that a city can be photographed in a beautiful way although this might not longer be true because of the parked cars ruining every shot these days:
    Eugène Atget, Paris, Taschen, ISBN 978-3-8365-0471-3

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