The Contact Sheet

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Ammo Books
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8.03 X 10.03 X 0.85 inches | 1.7 pounds

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About the Author
Steve Crist is the publisher of AMMO Books and has authored, edited, or published several outstanding titles, including Edward Weston: One Hundred Twenty-Five Photographs, Gonzo by Hunter S. Thompson, The Curse of Lono by Hunter S. Thompson and Ralph Steadman, Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life by Todd Oldham, and others. He is currently in production on upcoming books with the estate of Charles and Ray Eames and the artist Ralph Steadman.

"Before the digital era, contact sheets preserved a photographer's thought process and were a graveyard for burying mistakes. The strips here reveal how and illustrious group--William Claxton, Nan Goldin, Dorothea Lange, Julius Schulman, William Wegman and others--went about their business. ... It's not always clear why the photographers chose one picture over another, which only adds to the value of this archival material." --Wall Street Journal

"'The Contact Sheet' is an unprecedented glimpse into the photographer's craft, and a perfect gift for the photography lover."'s Best Art Books of the Year

"Here, Steve Crist presents iconic photographs from some of the world's most famous photographers, along with their contact sheets--the photographer's print of all the successive negatives on a roll--to reveal the magic that happens when you see 'the one' that stands out from all the rest." --NPR