Steidl printed a new edition of Sander’s classic 7-volume People of the 20th Century a few years back at a quite bearable price and I was lucky enough to pick up a copy for something like $75 (Amazon currently lists 7 copies ranging in price from $325 to over $1000).
If I can’t photograph anything new, I guess I’m down to photographing books of photographs or books about photography…
When I was about 12 or 13, Time-Life Books started issuing a subscription series of books on photography. They were very cheap, but much more than my weekly allowance would cover. I persuaded my father to cover half the cost and every other month a new volume would arrive. I devoured them. Initially a series of 8, they subsequently extended the series but we had left the country by then so I only have the original set. Still a worthy source for the budding young photographer.
Shot into an ancient door-mounted mirror with glare from the shoe-mounted Litra cube.
And, finally… Nikon dispensed with the models and created this set, allowing the customers to be the models and get pictures of themselves flying into the living room.
Just found a couple more shots in camera of the Contra Studios show last month, taken Saturday morning (Oct 26th) before opening.