I was just thinking about a book I could recommend to my photographer friends on Valentine's Day and it came to me in a flash: Robert Adams, "Beauty in Photography: Essays in Defense of Traditional Values." A great collection of essays that bring some meaning to the life of some artists.
Robert Adams collected another series of essays entitled: "Why People Photograph." That's a good one too. Fleshes out why we do what we do and why it resonates with us. The two books would make a nice set for someone trying to get the impulses figured out.
The book that I want? Five Beautiful Women by Victor Skrebneski. The book I must have but can't afford? Of course, it's Richard Avedon. "Richard Avedon: Made in France"
I hope everyone has a romantic day and falls in love all over again. Hard to fight and argue when you're happy.
(the above photograph was taken with a Leica R8 and a 90mm Summicron on color slide film).