If you aren’t familiar with Richard Avedon’s work please email me your address so I can stop by your house and yell at you for not being familiar with Richard Avedon. 🙂

Richard Avedon has been, and is, one of the most influential photographers in my life. It’s very difficult to figure out which Avedon book to get you started with. This is a good one. Remember —  There was no auto focus. No aperture priority. No Lightroom presets. Large format gorgeous effing work. Stuff we can only hope to maybe come close to one day. Put this one or any of his other books on your wish list.

Buy it here on Amazon. Your purchase lines my pockets with cold hard pennies so that I can keep DEDPXL alive and well. Thank you.


Zack Arias

A full time commercial and editorial photographer, Zack shoots everything from bands to CEOs to ad campaigns. A gifted teacher and communicator, he has an uncanny ability to meet and connect with all types of people.

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  1. Tyler Schmeling

    I’m messaging you, not because I don’t know about or love Avedon’s work. But mainly to say it would be funny as hell if you actually busted down my door to yell at me for photography, or spending time studying numerous photographers that came before me. My wife would probably crap golden bricks because she continues to tell me to stop focusing on photography (see the pun there) and work harder on my nursing career. Yes I’m a nurse….a nurse with a beard that shoots great photography. So thank you for the book reference. And next time you are in Las Vegas, stop by and feel free to yell at me. The kids do it all the time……-Tyler