Release date: Summer 2016
Photography: Lloyd Ziff
Foreword LA: Paul Ruscha
printed on heavy matte paper stock, hardcover
Images: 29 color, 53 b&w
Size: 9.5 in x 12 in
Los Angeles – Photographs: 1967-2015
Los Angeles – Photographs: 1967-2015 is a superb collection of photographs taken of one of America and the world’s most fascinating cities as seen through the eyes of photographer, art director and award-winning designer Lloyd Ziff. Shot over the last 4 decades in classic black and white and contemporary color photography, Ziff’s Los Angeles captures the changing landscape of the city’s architecture, streets and people as only a seasoned Angeleno can.
Release date: Summer 2016
ADVANCE PRAISE FOR New York/Los Angeles
A great accomplishment. And a genius idea!!! The comparison of the two cities is killer. I was particularly taken with New York City. The difference is astonishing. Of course I live in L.A., but I fell in love with NYC. Dynamic. I was amazed how startling the images are. How provocative. To have put the two separate but together visually is unique. Congratulations. – Diane Keaton, Actor, Director, Author
Lloyd Ziff’s high-flying bicoastal career—as a cutting-edge LA album-cover designer in the Seventies and big-deal NY magazine art director in the Eighties—was energized by these twin lodestars of American pop culture. All the while he was also taking photos for his own pleasure, and they might eclipse what he did in his day jobs. Ziff’s coolly observed but uncannily perceptive images capture the zeitgeist of both cities at peak moments of creative ferment, and once seen they are hard to forget.
– Martin Filler, author and critic
“Lloyd and I go back over forty years, and his photographs, like Lloyd, are kind of shy. They seem to focus ultimately on the infinite, the horizon line. I own at least two of Lloyd’s pictures, and I keep them with me, usually by a window because the photographs themselves are picture windows; they view a life of romance, escape and optimism. They give me a way out. I love Lloyd for most of the same reasons.” – Annie Leibovitz, Photographer
“Lloyd Ziff’s work has a Proustian quality recording how life is and was, at a particular time. His gentle humanity will not permit his ego to come in between him and his subject. For my generation there is a nostalgia with black and white photography as there is with black and white film, it has the veracity of ‘breaking news’, the truth. Remarkably this veracity is not diminished by Lloyd’s move into colour. His images can have the illusion of a snapshot yet this immediacy conceals a formidably visual talent. Like the tightrope walker who makes something difficult seem easy, Lloyd’s photographs have a simple directness.” – Allen Jones RA, Artist
“Lloyd Ziff’s high-flying bicoastal career—as a cutting-edge LA album-cover designer in the Seventies and big-deal NY magazine art director in the Eighties—was energized by these twin lodestars of American pop culture. All the while he was also taking photos for his own pleasure, and they might eclipse what he did in his day jobs. Ziff’s coolly observed but uncannily perceptive images capture the zeitgeist of both cities at peak moments of creative ferment, and once seen they are hard to forget.” – Martin Filler, Author, Critic
“Brilliant!!!! Honestly, it is the best photography I have seen in a long, long time. I am knocked out. Both volumes take my breath away. And, how well they work together: West Coast/East Coast, left and right, red and blue, black and white. This is an incredible body of work, perfectly presented.” – Gail Buckland, Author, Educator, Curator of Photography
“These pictures are about seeing clearly and about the relief and comfort that photographs can summon up, after the color and the clamor of commerce is let behind.” – Marvin Heiferman, Photography, Curator, Author
“Ziff ranges freely. Unconfined by time or subject, he randomly enriches our idea of what the city represents.” – Sir Harold Evans, Journalist, Writer, Editor
“Lloyd’s photographs hone in on the sometimes-subtle, oft-times overt wonders of everyday California West Coast locales. His landscapes of sand, surf, and the setting sun register in each frame a sense of peace and quiet isolation.” – Paul Ruscha, Photographer
Celebrated Living Magazine
THE ESSAY: Hidden in plain sight
I GREW UP IN L.A., AND LIVED THERE UNTIL I was 20 to go to the Pratt Institute in New York. The light in L.A. is so lovely. The irony of it, the architecture—the city is like a fantasyland for me. There’s always a horizon line in the distance, with a foreground and middle ground. The city embodies a sense of space, which is the opposite of New York, where everything is right in front of you, and the light, though also great, is much harsher.
I began to shoot in my last semester at Pratt , where I was going to art school. My roommate recommended an extra-credit photography course because he thought I’d be good at it. My early pictures of New York from ’68, fi lled with black-and-white patt erns, really got me hooked. Though I was an art…
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Departures Magazine – Departures 100: 2017’s Best Books List
Two Cities, One Lens
During his career in magazines, including Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, and Travel + Leisure, art director Lloyd Ziff worked with acclaimed photographers Annie Leibovitz, Richard Avedon, and Irving Penn. Their work filled Ziff’s pages, and over the years Ziff shared his personal photography with them. It’s those images, starting with a shot of a Buick on Brooklyn’s Myrtle Avenue the L.A. native took while a student at Pratt Institute, that now comprise Ziff’s new book, New York/Los Angeles ($125; KMW Studio; kmwstudio.com), a double volume of photos taken in his two hometowns.
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The Creators Project: New York and LA Through the Eyes of Lloyd Ziff
It’s Back to School season, so to honor your return to art class, we’ve compiled some personal stories and projects in our Liberal Arts series to help you rethink or reshape your educated perspective.
With a keen eye for the urban landscape, renowned photographer Lloyd Ziff captures the essence of a city with unwavering frankness in New York/Los Angeles, Photographs: 1967-2015, a two-volume collection with over 40 years of pictures. His photographs are direct and unequivocal.
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Creative Quarterly: New Books from Lloyd Ziff
We just received a press release about photographer Lloyd Ziff’s new boxed-set of books on Los Angeles
and New York that are being published this month:
New York/Los Angeles, Photographs: 1967-2015 is a remarkable collection of compelling images of life in two of America’s most exciting cities,
as seen through the eye of photographer Lloyd Ziff.
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Since 2000, after a career in art direction, Lloyd Ziff has made photography the sole focus of his career. His photographs are part of the permanent collections of The Palm Springs Art Museum and The International Center of Photography in New York, as well as having been published in many of the world’s most prestigious magazines, such as The New York Times Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair an kid’s wear Magazine, and have been also included in Patti Smith’s autobiography, Just Kids.
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L’Oeil de la Photographie
New York/Los Angeles, Photographs: 1967-2015 is a beautiful collection of compelling images of life in two of America’s most exciting cities, as seen through the eye of photographer Lloyd Ziff. This two-volume publication encompasses more than 40 years of black/white and color photography. As both cities change before Ziff’s inquiring camera lens, his unique vision emerges, amused and ironic, finding beauty and surprise in daily urban life.
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The WOW Report
Photography legend, Lloyd Ziff– whom is featured in WOW and HBO produced Emmy nominated “Mapplethorpe: Look At The Pictures” – has a coffee table book New York/Los Angeles 1967-2015 out now in stores and his online store. He will be doing a book signing with Paul Ruscha – whom writes the LA books’ introduction – Los Angeles on October 13th, from 5-7PM.
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The New York magazine Approval Matrix
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
Lloyd Ziff’s New York/Los Angeles, Photographs: 1967-2015 featured in New York magazine’s Approval Matrix!