I found this book on the life work of David Douglas Duncan at Harper’s Books in East Hampton and I couldn’t love it more. To read the stories of his adventures in the pursuit of breathtaking images is so inspiring to me.


Actually, it’s a little spooky because reading his book is like reading about my life, just not my life. I have no idea if this is a rare book or not, but if you love the life of being a photographer, you’ll love this book.


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  1. Jana H.

    August 28, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Of course I’m not a photographer like you are, but I love art, photos and taking pictures, also being pictured (it happens when I have jobs as a model, not in fashion). And every book that’s about traveling, living and photos, is interesting to me.

    Did you know that Germany is THE place where people buy more photography books worldwide??

    We love this kind of books here!

    Jana H.

  2. LUBA

    August 28, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Thanks for the tip !!

    XX Luba



    August 28, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Been enjoying your insight on which photographers have inspired you!

  4. Wandering In Heels

    August 28, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    What an amazing book! Beautiful imagery.


  5. FripperyVintage

    August 28, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    The images look beautiful, love the cover.

  6. Eva

    August 28, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Oh wow, these photos look amazing! xx


  7. Carlita

    August 28, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Love DDD, esp his Picasso photos.

  8. dario fattore

    August 28, 2013 at 3:52 pm

  9. Francois

    August 28, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Picasso’s friend and was offered a 1956 Gullwig 300 SL by Mercedes to promote it in magazines…yup nice job!

  10. Sevan

    August 28, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    The photo of the Zar dancers is beautiful. The rich colors and textures remind me of my trips to North Africa.

  11. Benedicte

    August 28, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    It looks great !

  12. Laura

    August 28, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Then I think I will love this book!


  13. Erica

    August 28, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Looks like it’s full of wonderful images


  14. TeMo

    August 29, 2013 at 12:08 am

    Looks to be a lifetimes worth of inspiration, thanks for this!

  15. Anita

    August 29, 2013 at 4:18 am

    He is not only a great photographer, he is also a wonderful person.

  16. Anita

    August 29, 2013 at 6:16 am

    DDD is not only an amazing phortographer he is also a wonderful and warm man. I had the pleasure to meet David several times many years ago. Great and lovely man!

  17. Denisa

    August 29, 2013 at 7:12 am

    Interesting. Great day.


  18. Gian Luca M

    August 29, 2013 at 8:28 am


    Gian Luca M


  19. alessia

    August 29, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    so cool!


  20. Andy

    August 30, 2013 at 11:28 am


    If you like this, you’ll love photographer Eric Meola’s “India.” http://welcomebooks.com/india/lookinside.html


  21. Thomas S

    September 8, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    I love that book – I own the european edition named “Nomad” (“yankee” was a controversial word in the 60′s). The pictures he shot hanging in a tube under the wing of a WWII fighter with a 12-image Super Ikonta… DDD is still alive, 97 years old.

  22. Ritoot

    February 9, 2017 at 9:15 am

    What an amazing book! Beautiful imagery http://www.ritoot.com/blog/

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