What Can You Do with 3 USD?

Posted: December 6, 2014 in b&w, book, flea market, PHOTOGRAPHY

You can save A Book From Oblivion.

A.Feininger “On Photography” Revised Edition 1953.
Last Week I was at the flea market and I was looking around some old books.Then I noticed a big old book which only had on its spine something written in English. I looked closer and it was titled “On Photography” Revised Edition 1953 By A.Feininger. For 2 Euro or 3 USD it was a steal.

The book was in good condition, the cover was a bit dirty but the inside pages where in excellent condition. 

I didnt know who Feininger was and only when I did some small research I learned that he was well known B&W photographer.


Andreas Bernhard Lyonel Feininger (27 December 1906 – 18 February 1999) was an American photographer and a writer on photographic technique. He was noted for his dynamic black-and-white scenes of Manhattan and for studies of the structures of natural objects.

Here is a part of a documentary about him.



The great profit from this book for me was the insight of a long gone era, where B&W film photography ruled. The basics of photography technique’s are outlined with simple words easily understood.


The photograph’s in the book are beautiful and can provide inspiration for your own work.

Bottom line its a book on photography,that it technologically outdated but its principles are still much needed in our digital realm.

Most Importantly Its a part of Photography History,for that alone it needs to be preserved.

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