Since this is in the "Philosophy of Photography" forum not the image processing or technique forum, I thought it would be helpful to start a list of books we've found inspirational over the course of time. An introductory thread by bouvin, got me started down this route because he mentions a book he has found very helpful. Well it happens to have the same title as a book that I have always loved..so hence I've begun this thread which I hope everyone will contribute to and find helpful. My first entry is "The Photographer's Eye" by John Szarkowski. I'm using Amazon as my linked to description because it is the easiest for me. Here is the editorial bit from the site to give you a taste for what lies within This is a great book, if you're not familiar with it. Take a look at the first "review" and I think you'll get a good feel for this valuable book.