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Photography has that special ability to capture the moment. At Tales you can find photo books, which did that to perfection, whether the camera was pointing towards fashion, design, humans, animals, nature or your favorite city. Photography can also be art in itself, when pushing the boundaries of the medium, experimenting with light, colours and perspective showing new sides of the world and of life itself. If you are a photographer yourself or just a photo enthusiast, get ready to be inspired by some of the greatest photo artists. There is a whole new world of photography waiting just for you, and we all know that a photo says more than a thousand words.

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  • - The World as You've Never Seen It Before
    by Patricia Schultz

    A photo-driven, deluxe gift-book edition of the bestselling travel book of all time, Patricia Schultz's #1 New York Times bestseller 1,000 Places to See Before You Die.

  • - A Photographic History of Men in Love 1850s-1950s
    by Hugh Nini & Neal Treadwell

    Loving: A Photographic History of Men in Love portrays the history of romantic love between men in hundreds of moving and tender photographs taken between the years 1850 and 1950.

  • by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

    The Earth has changed... A new edition of this classic book, with 100 new photographs by Yann-Arthus Bertrand.

  • - Inspiration for Your Quiet Place Somewhere
    by Zach Klein & Steven Leckart
    £9.99 - 19.99

    Offers a collection of photography of rural escapes and inspiring stories of people who've created their dream home. This book is an invitation to slow down, take a deep breath, and enjoy the beauty and serenity that happens when nature meets simple craft.

  • by Brandon Stanton
    £10.99 - 17.99

    The thrilling book that brings people all around the world together by the creator of Humans of New York

  • by Peter Lindbergh

    Peter Lindbergh's seminal compendium, now published in a special anniversary edition. Through collaborations with the most venerated names in fashion, Lindbergh created new narratives with his humanist approach. This book features more than 300 images, many previously unpublished, and an adapted interview with Lindbergh.

  • - Generation Wealth
    by Lauren Greenfield

    A highly anticipated monograph from the internationally acclaimed documentary photographer and filmmaker

  • - Spaces Designed for the Senses
    by Kinfolk & Norm Architects

  • by Alan Riding & Sebastiao Salgado

    For a decade, Serra Pelada evoked the long-promised El Dorado as the world's largest open-air gold mine, employing some 50,000 diggers in appalling conditions. Today, Brazil's gold rush is merely the stuff of legend, kept alive by a few happy memories, many pained regrets-and Sebastiao Salgado's photographs. This collection is a major...

  • by Kristen Lubben

    An extraordinary record of great photographs being captured, edited and made, reissued to mark Magnum's 70th anniversary.

  • - Street Photographer
    by Vivian Maier

  • by Wally Koval

    A visual adventure of Wes Anderson proportions, authorised by the legendary filmmaker himself: stunning photographs of real-life places that seem plucked from the just-so world of Anderson's films, presented with the fascinating human stories behind each facade.

  • by Ekow Eshun

    Following her best-selling TASCHEN monograph, Linda McCartney's Polaroid Diaries brings together highlights from her vast archive. Taken from the early 1970s until the mid-1990s, the portraits, still lifes, landscapes and interior compositions affirm her bold eye for pattern, color, or simply an elegant fall of light. Through these candid...

  • - Mayhem 1984-94
    by Jorn " Necrobutcher" Stubberud

    Mayhem are the most influential Black Metal band in the world, and obviously no strangers to controversy. Death Archives offer never before seen photographs and unique insight into one of music's most extreme subcultures.

  • by Richard B. Woodward

    Created in collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation, this book reveals hundreds of the artist's instant pictures, many seen here for the first time. From self-portraits to still lives, anonymous nudes to New York high society, from Cabbage Patch dolls to portraits of Mick Jagger and Debbie Harry, these impromptu images offer a unique...


    Wolfgang Tillmans has explored the medium of photo-imaging with greater range than any other artist of his generation. From early portraits of his friends to abstract images made in a darkroom without a camera or works made with a photocopier, he has pushed the photographic process to its outer limits in myriad ways. For this collection of...

  • by Hugh Honour & John Fleming

  • - Portraits of Insects
    by Levon Biss
    £22.99 - 23.99

    A highly original collection of photographs that unlock the hidden beauty of the insect world.

  • by Nick Cave

    A Sunday Times top ten bestseller. A journey in images and words into the creative world of musician, storyteller and cultural icon Nick Cave

  • - Twenty-Five Years of Photographs, A Chronological Album
    by DAVID CAMPANY & Katya Tylevich

  • - 307 Assignments and Ideas
    by Jason Fulford & Gregory Halpern

    Over 250 inspiring and fun photography assignments from leading photographers and educators, including John Baldessari, Elinor Carucci, Sandra Phillips, Stephen Shore, and Alec Soth

  • - Screenwriting, Producing, Directing, Cinematography, Audio, & Editing
    by Blain Brown

  • - 225 of the World's Most Amazing Places
    by National Geographic

    NatGeo takes you on a photographic tour of the world's most spectacular destinations, inspiring tangible ideas for your next trip. Travel to hundreds of the most breathtaking localesboth natural and man-madeillustrated with vivid images taken by the organization's world-class photographers. These images, coupled with evocative text, feature a plethora of visual wonders: ancient monoliths, scenic islands, stunning artwork, electric cityscapes, white-sand seashores, rain forests, ancient cobbled streets, and both classic and innovative architecture. Loaded with hard service information for each location, Destinations of a Lifetime has it all: when to go, where to eat, where to stay, and what to do to ensure the most enriching and authentic experience.

  • by Colin Westerbeck

    The first definitive monograph of color photographs by American street photographer Vivian Maier. Photographer Vivian Maier's allure endures even though many details of her life continue to remain a mystery.


    Since the 1980s, Dutch master Anton Corbijn's timeless and brooding aesthetic has cemented Depeche Mode's reputation as effortlessly cool. With over 500 images from Corbijn's personal archives, some never seen before, as well as Corbijn's handwritten captions, and an in-depth interview with the artist, this is the eagerly anticipated, wallet...

  • by Brandon Stanton
    £10.99 - 18.99

    Brandon Stanton is back with the follow up to Humans of New York that his loyal followers have been waiting for: Humans of New York: Stories. Ever since Brandon began interviewing people on the streets of New York, the dialogue he's had with them has increasingly become as in-depth, intriguing and moving as the photos themselves. Humans of New York: Stories presents a whole new group of humans, complete with stories that delve deeper and surprise with greater candour.Back in the summer of 2010, photographer Brandon Stanton began an ambitious project - to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City. The photos he took and the accompanying interviews became the blog Humans of New York. In the first three years, his audience steadily grew from a few hundred to over one million. In 2013, his book Humans of New York, based on that blog, was published and immediately catapulted to the top of the NY Times Bestseller List where it stayed for many weeks. The appeal of the Humans of New York blog has been so great that in the course of the next year Brandon's following increased tenfold to over 12 million followers on Facebook and is still growing.With his second inspiring look at the residents of New York, let Brandon Stanton and the people he's photographed astonish you.

  • by Susan Sontag
    £5.49 - 36.99

    Susan Sontag's On Photography is a seminal and groundbreaking work on the subject.Susan Sontag's groundbreaking critique of photography asks forceful questions about the moral and aesthetic issues surrounding this art form. Photographs are everywhere, and the 'insatiability of the photographing eye' has profoundly altered our relationship with the world. Photographs have the power to shock, idealize or seduce, they create a sense of nostalgia and act as a memorial, and they can be used as evidence against us or to identify us. In these six incisive essays, Sontag examines the ways in which we use these omnipresent images to manufacture a sense of reality and authority in our lives.'Sontag offers enough food for thought to satisfy the most intellectual of appetites'The Times'A brilliant analysis of the profound changes photographic images have made in our way of looking at the world, and at ourselves'Washington Post'The most original and illuminating study of the subject'New YorkerOne of America's best-known and most admired writers, Susan Sontag was also a leading commentator on contemporary culture until her death in December 2004. Her books include four novels and numerous works of non-fiction, among them Regarding the Pain of Others, On Photography, Illness as Metaphor, At the Same Time, Against Interpretation and Other Essays and Reborn: Early Diaries 1947-1963, all of which are published by Penguin. A further eight books, including the collections of essays Under the Sign of Saturn and Where the Stress Falls, and the novels The Volcano Lover and The Benefactor, are available from Penguin Modern Classics.

  • - The Great American Hike

The best thing about photography is its ability to capture the moment - and its ability to do it in so many ways. Each individual takes their own kind of photos. We have our own characteristic which comes to the surface when photographing. Although another amazing thing about photography is its universality. You don’t have to speak the same language in order to understand a photo taken by another nationality, even though you should remember the cultural differences.  
When taking a photo we give something of ourselves. A photo shows how we as individuals see the world; the way we use colors, light and shadow, perspective and not least the motive we choose to capture. It shows our interpretation of the world, and it is a product of what we find meaningful, although it can be difficult to go from idea to reality as an amateur photographer taking a photo. The photography does not always end up as we planned. It can be challenging when the importance of well taken and well produced photography and visual media has increased in recent years, especially after the rise of photo sharing social media sites such as Instagram and Pinterest. In Tales’ selection of photography books online you can find help to get started yourself. The selection of photo books guide you to all the basics of lights, backgrounds, perspectives and lenses making you the next master of photography. Who knows maybe you will end up with your own photography book or more followers on social media? If not, you can get inspired by the works of some of the greatest photographers now and then giving their different interpretations of the world and of life itself. 

Popular photo books
In Tales’ selection of photo books online you will find some of the most popular photography books at the market. The books contain works of some of the biggest photo artists in modern history. Photography can be its own form of art, especially when the camera is in the hands of a talented photographer, and that is why some of our most popular books are photography art books.
One of the most popular photo books right now is the collection of Helmuth Newton’s photo art in the special anniversary edition of his famous art book SUMO. Helmuth Newton has a whole museum dedicated to him and his works in the German capital Berlin. Newton is one of the biggest names in modern photography art and you have the chance of getting lost in 464 of his greatest photos. Newton works in the cross field between art and fashion and some of his photos are quite provocative. We recommend you to dive into the works of Helmuth Newton together with other photography art books.
Another one among our most popular photo books is the bestselling Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton. Through amazing visual portraits Stanton tells the story of everyday life in New York seen through the eyes of the ordinary new yorker, while at the same time showing all the diversity of the Big Apple. Stantons’ photos focus on the individual and the story of that individual, which comes to life in his photo book. All the individual photos come together and form a poetic and authentic portrait of modern New York.

Coffee table books
We all know the feeling of getting lost for words, especially in situations when not convenient. With one or two photography books on your coffee table you never have to experience that again. With a photo book you always have something to show your guests. A photo book gives them something to look at and converse about. There is nothing so inspiring as a good photo book. Coffee table books also add that final touch to your interior and show your interest in photography and art, making even more room for conversation. The photography books look good both in and out, and make your furnishing even more stylish, while giving you a touch of inspiration every day. 

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