7 Photography Books Every Guy Should Definitely Own

7 Photography Books Every Guy Should Definitely Own

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For better or for worse, the age of technology has made a significant impact on our culture. What use to take days now takes mere seconds in terms of the relaying of information. Whether it’s across the World Wide Web or signals bouncing off satellites to relay messages to your iPhone.  In fact, you can now read your favorite book on any mobile device, anytime and anywhere. Which begs the question — are books still important as they once where?

Sadly the answer is NO.

Although, if you prefer the age old form of entertainment, there’s a few reads you should have stocked in your personal library, and almost certainly if you’re into photography.

Taschen Books has just about the best and largest assortment of “Off-The-Cuff” material ranging from iconic author’s takes on fashion to history — this list isn’t a cover on that — not at all. This particular guide to books every guy should own, is more … let’s say … well once you continue scrolling you’ll get the picture.

William Claxton. Steve McQueen

Sharing a passion for fast cars, Steve McQueen (1930-1980) and William Claxton became friends early in McQueen’s career and remained close until his premature death. As this photo album demonstrates, Claxton’s photographic talent and sensibilities were perfectly attuned to the actor’s multifaceted character.

Sharing a passion for fast cars, Steve McQueen (1930-1980) and William Claxton became friends early in McQueen’s career and remained close until his premature death. As this photo album demonstrates, Claxton’s photographic talent and sensibilities were perfectly attuned to the actor’s multifaceted character.

Buy It Now: $15

Harry Benson. The Beatles

In early 1964, Harry Benson was getting on a plane for a foreign assignment in Africa, when he got a call from the photo editor of London newspaper The Daily Express. He was now going with The Beatles to Paris to document French Beatlemania and what followed was the biggest (ticket to) ride of his life.

In early 1964, Harry Benson was getting on a plane for a foreign assignment in Africa, when he got a call from the photo editor of London newspaper The Daily Express. He was now going with The Beatles to Paris to document French Beatlemania and what followed was the biggest (ticket to) ride of his life.

Buy It Now: $70

The Big Butt Book 3D

The book contains 110 masterpieces, many not seen in the original Big Butt Book. See cover model Alexis Texas as nature intended! Thrill to Coco in the round! When they see The Big Butt Book 3-D even breast men will agree with Sir Mix-a-Lot, “My anaconda don’t want none, unless you’ve got buns, hun.”

The book contains 110 masterpieces, many not seen in the original Big Butt Book. See cover model Alexis Texas as nature intended! Thrill to Coco in the round! When they see The Big Butt Book 3-D even breast men will agree with Sir Mix-a-Lot, “My anaconda don’t want none, unless you’ve got buns, hun.”

Buy It Now: $40

Leifer. The Golden Age of American Football

While best known for his iconic photograph of Muhammad Ali towering over a fallen Sonny Liston, it is his football pictures Leifer considers his best. This collection represents the best of his best, culled from over 10,000 rolls of film on the sport.

While best known for his iconic photograph of Muhammad Ali towering over a fallen Sonny Liston, it is his football pictures Leifer considers his best. This collection represents the best of his best, culled from over 10,000 rolls of film on the sport.

Buy It Now: $50

Expanding Universe. Photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope

With investigations into everything from black holes to exoplanets, the Hubble Telescope has changed not only the face of astronomy, but also our very sense of being in the universe. Ultra high-resolution and taken with almost no background light, these pictures have answered some of the most compelling questions of time and space, while also revealing new mysteries, like the strange “dark energy” that sees the universe expanding at an ever-accelerated rate.

With investigations into everything from black holes to exoplanets, the Hubble Telescope has changed not only the face of astronomy, but also our very sense of being in the universe. Ultra high-resolution and taken with almost no background light, these pictures have answered some of the most compelling questions of time and space, while also revealing new mysteries, like the strange “dark energy” that sees the universe expanding at an ever-accelerated rate.

Buy It Now: $70

Ralph Gibson. Nude

A decade after his first TASCHEN book, Deus ex machina, master photographer Ralph Gibson returns with an exquisite collection of nudes, combining the best of his recent work with an in-depth interview by Eric Fischl. Strikingly graphic, meticulously composed, and loaded with subtle provocations, Gibson’s mysterious, dreamlike images pay homage to greats such as Man Ray and Edward Weston, while continually pursuing new frontiers.

A decade after his first TASCHEN book, Deus ex machina, master photographer Ralph Gibson returns with an exquisite collection of nudes, combining the best of his recent work with an in-depth interview by Eric Fischl. Strikingly graphic, meticulously composed, and loaded with subtle provocations, Gibson’s mysterious, dreamlike images pay homage to greats such as Man Ray and Edward Weston, while continually pursuing new frontiers.

Buy It Now: $1,000

Greatest of All Time. A Tribute to Muhammad Ali

GREATEST OF ALL TIME - A TRIBUTE TO MUHAMMAD ALI is a book with the power, courage, depth, creativity and dazzling energy of its extraordinary subject. Containing thousands of images—photography, art and memorabilia—from over 100 photographers and artists, 2 gatefold sequences, original essays as well as the best interviews and writing of the last five decades round off the picture of the Champ.

GREATEST OF ALL TIME – A TRIBUTE TO MUHAMMAD ALI is a book with the power, courage, depth, creativity and dazzling energy of its extraordinary subject. Containing thousands of images—photography, art and memorabilia—from over 100 photographers and artists, 2 gatefold sequences, original essays as well as the best interviews and writing of the last five decades round off the picture of the Champ.

Buy It Now: $150

David Ferretti

Is the Editor-in-Chief for VouchMag. When he's not in the office you can usually find him drinking way to many Red Bull's trying to figure something out which is probably giving me a headache.

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David Ferretti

Is the Editor-in-Chief for VouchMag. When he's not in the office you can usually find him drinking way to many Red Bull's trying to figure something out which is probably giving me a headache.

All stories by:David Ferretti