Think your fashion photography is any good? Well, powerHouse Books is seeking submissions for an upcoming book featuring under-the-radar photogs. The book's purpose is to expose lesser-known photographers and models--a risk few publishers are willing to take. powerHouse Books is asking for photographers to submit the strongest shots of their favorite muses, whether it be a model or a girlfriend. Black and white, color, or film--it doesn't matter --as long as the photograph and the fashion and beauty elements are of equal importance. Acquisitions editor, Wes Del Val, along with other notable guest editors, will be selecting the photos showcased in the book.
Take Ivy, an Ivy-League collegiate guide to menswear, was originally published in Japan in 1965. In fact, this is the book that made "trad" fashion so popular among young Japanese men. The look is an adaptation of the old-money prep school style of, you guessed it, American Ivy Leaguers. Filled with photo after photo of gorgeous (now-retro) scenes from the daily lives of these boys, Take Ivy is now enjoying a welcome run with powerHouse Books. This new edition is the first to be translated into English, but remains otherwise unedited. To be sure, some of its charms lie in the captions. But if this book was influential before, it's absolutely indispensable today.