Central Park by Bruce Davidson Aperture ISBN 0-89381-625-6 My first encounter with the works of Bruce Davidson was his book Subway, and then I found out about East 100 Street. Both left very deep impression and influenced my approach to working on projects.
Photographers International 摄影家 45 链 The Chain: Chien-Chi Chang Monograph A Taiwanese bimonthly photography magazine founded by Juan I-Jong and Nathalie Juan, it was one of the first to have published Chien-Chi’s famous series. But what makes this even more special? It contains images very few people had seen before.
Hot Light/Half-Made Worlds Alex Webb Thames & Hudson ISBN 978-0500541166 I searched for more than two decades for this book, only to be given one by Alex Webb himself. This copy is well-thumbed, and had probably went around the world with him for many many years. Priceless. Thanks Maestro!
The Decisive Moment by Henri Cartier-Bresson with a cover design by Henri Matisse Published in New York by Simon & Schuster, 1952 The spine has been repaired but this copy, given to me as a birthday present, is still beautiful. Bought in the Cow bookstore in Tokyo.