Books on dance, photography, creativity, and more

These are the books that I've found most helpful, and am glad to recommend.  This bookstore helps support me.  I receive a percentage of any purchases you make after entering Amazon via these links, and so encourage you to do all of your Amazon shopping here.

Dance Photography
  Dance  by Arthur Fink

Forgive me for listing my own book first! These are the photographs I've taken at the Bates Dance Festival in 2006 and 2007, and exhibited at the Chase Gallery at Bates in 2007 and 2008.  Thirty seven color illustrations.

  Natural Dance  by Hal Eastman
  Barbara Morgan  by Barbara Morgan

The Fugitive Gesture: Masterpieces of Dance Photography  by William A. Ewing

  Dancers  photographs by Philip Trager, text by Joan Acocella and  David Freedberg
  Masters of Movement: Portraits of America's Great Choreographers  photographs by Rose Eichenbaum, text by Clive Barnes

Dance Ink  by Nancy Dalva, J.Abbott Miller, and Patsy Tarr

Other Photography Monographs

Wise Women: A Celebration of Their Insights, Courage, and Beauty  by Joyce Tenneson

  Joyce Tenneson: A Life in Photography: 1968-2008  by Joyce Tenneson and Vicki Goldberg

Philip Trager: Faces  by Phil Trager


Edward Steichen: In High Fashion - The Conde Nast Years, 1923-1937  by Todd Brandow and William A. Ewing


Andre Kertesz  by Sarah Greenough,  Robert Gurbo and Sarah Kennel

Photography Technical
  Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Photographers by Jeff Schewe and Martin Evening

Mastering Digital Black and White: A Photographer's Guide to High Quality Black-and-White Imaging and Printing  by Amadou Diallo


Adobe Photoshop Restoration & Retouching  by Katrin Eismann and Wayne Palmer

Surviving as an Artist -- Business, Intellectual Property, etc.
  The Artist's Guide: How To Make a Living Doing What You Love by Jackie Battenfield 

This title is accurate.  Jackie Battenfield has done that herself, and has been teaching many of us about the kinds of persistence, creativity, energy, and focus that we need to develop cash flow around our art.

Wish I could say that I've taken all of her advice -- but I've certainly taken it to heart! And as this book gets well used by my bedside, I'll expect that my web site will be more inviting, my grant applications stronger, and my outreach to galleries and other sales channels more direct and more frequent.

Enough said. If you love your art, and you want or need to make money from it, read this book! Buy one for yourself, your friends, your library, your community arts center.
  The Creative Habit  by Twala Tharp

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles  by Steven Pressfield

God is at Eye Level  byJan Phillips

An inspiration for photographers, and for all of us.

How to Get Ideas  by Jack Foster and Larry Corby

"Coaching"  (which I prefer to call "Clarifying)

Co-Active Coaching: New Skills for Coaching People Toward Success in Work and Life  by Laura Whitworth, Karen Kimsey-House, Henry Kimsey-House and Phillip Sandahl

Everything Else

The Book of Tea  by Kakuzo Okakura