New York/Los Angeles, Photographs: 1967-2015

New York/Los Angeles, Photographs: 1967-2015 is a remarkable collection of images of America’s two most interesting cities, as seen through the eye of photographer and award-winning art director Lloyd Ziff. Taken over some 40 years, this 2 volume collection captures both cities in compelling black and white and color photography.

New York/Los Angeles: Photographs 1967-2015 two volume box set by Lloyd Ziff
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
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 left behind.
– Marvin Heiferman, photography curator and author
Lloyd Ziff’s New York is an intriguingly idiosyncratic portrait of the city he has photographed over four decades. He ranges freely. Unconfined by time or subject, he randomly enriches our idea of what the city represents.
– Sir Harold Evans, Journalist, Writer, Editor

Book Details

Publication date: Summer 2016
Size: 9.5 in x 12 in

New York Edition: $50.00 ($10.00 s&h)

Pages: 104, printed on heavy matte paper
Images: 30 color, 54 b&w
ISBN: 9780990790846

Los Angeles Edition: $50.00 ($10.00 s&h)

Pages: 104, printed on heavy matte paper
Images: 29 color, 53 b&w
ISBN: 9780990790853

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Limited Edition 2 Volume Box Set: $125.00 ($20.00 s&h)

Pages: 2 x 104 page volumes in case, printed on heavy matte paper,
enclosed in a board slipcover
Images: 59 color, 107 b&w
ISBN: 9780989885621

New York/Los Angeles: Photographs 1967-2015 by Lloyd Ziff
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
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 an incredible body of work, perfectly presented.
– Gail Buckland, Author, Educator, Curator of Photography
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

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Press

Celebrated Living Magazine

Lloyd Ziff in 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...

Read more on American Airlines magazine: Creative Living


Departures Magazine - Departures 100: 2017’s Best Books List

Lloyd Ziff in Departures Magazine

 

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

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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Kid's Wear: A West – East coast journey through 40 years!

New York/Los Angeles, Photographs: 1967-2015 by Lloyd Ziff

Kid's Wear: A West – East coast journey through 40 years

 

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: Lloyd Ziff, New York/Los Angeles

L'Oeil de la Photographie: Lloyd Ziff, New York/Los Angeles

 

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: Get Your Tickets For Lloyd Ziff’s
“NY/LA” Photography Book Signing In October

The WOW Report: Get Your Tickets For Lloyd Ziff’s “NY/LA” Photography Book Signing In October

 

Photography legend, Lloyd Ziffwhom 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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Creative Quarterly: New Books from Lloyd Ziff

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.

Read more at Creative Quarterly


The New York magazine Approval Matrix

lloyd Ziff in The New York magazine Approval Matrix

Week of August 22, 2016

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!

Events

Floyd Memorial Library

Welcomes

Lloyd Ziff

An illustrated lecture and dialogue on his recent books

New York/Los Angeles, Photographs: 1967-2015

Lloyd Ziff Book Signing at Floyd Memorial Library

Sunday, March 5, 2017 3pm

Floyd Memorial Library
539 First Street
Greenport, NY 11944


Mid-Manhattan Library

Welcomes

Lloyd Ziff

in conversation with Kiersten Armstrong
An illustrated lecture and dialogue on his recent books

New York/Los Angeles, Photographs: 1967-2015

Lloyd Ziff Book Signing at New York Public Library

Thursday, January 26, 2017 6:30pm

New York Public Library
Mid-Manhattan Library
455 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY, 10016


KMWstudio publishing and MoMA

Please join us to celebrate the publication of

New York
Photographs: 1967-2015

by Lloyd Ziff

Lloyd Ziff Book Signing at MoMA

Book Signing with the Author

Friday, November 18, 2016 4pm–6:30pm

MoMA Design and Book Store
11 West 53 Street
RSVP at rsvp_momastore@moma.org


KMWstudio publishing and Arcana: Books on the Arts

invite you to a conversation and book signing with

Paul Ruscha and Lloyd Ziff

to celebrate the publication of

New York/Los Angeles, Photographs: 1967-2015

by Lloyd Ziff

Lloyd Ziff Book Signing and Conversation with Paul Ruscha

Thursday, October 13, 2016 5pm – 7pm

Arcana: Books on the Arts
8675 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA
RSVP at books@lloydziffnyla.com


KMWstudio publishing and Rizzoli Bookstore

invite you to a conversation and book signing with

Sir Harold Evans and Lloyd Ziff

to celebrate the publication of

New York/Los Angeles, Photographs: 1967-2015

by Lloyd Ziff

lloyd Ziff book signing at Rizzoli Bookstore, New York

Thursday, September 29, 2016 6pm - 8pm

Rizzoli Bookstore
1133 Broadway at 26th Street, New York
RSVP at books@lloydziffnyla.com


Lloyd Ziff

New York/Los Angeles, Photographs: 1967-2015

lloyd Ziff book signing at Ille Arts, Amagansett, NY

Book-Signing & Sale

Sunday, August 07, 2016 3-5 pm

ILLE ARTS

171 Main Street, Amagansett, NY
631-905-9894 - www.illearts.com


Lloyd Ziff

New York/Los Angeles, Photographs: 1967-2015

lloyd Ziff book signing at Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Shop, New York

Book-Signing & Sale

Saturday, July 30, 2016 6-8 pm

Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Shop

1010 Village Lane, Orient, NY
www.birdsblack.com

About Lloyd Ziff


lloyd Ziff - New York/Los Angeles: Photographs 1967-2015

Since 2000, Lloyd Ziff has made photography the sole focus of his career. He has had one man shows in New York City at Danziger Gallery and Robin Rice Gallery, and Earl McGrath Gallery in Los Angeles.

His book of photographs, Near North, Photographs of Alaska and The Yukon, was published in 2010, and his photographs have been included in Patti Smith’s autobiography, Just Kids, and the anthologies American Photography, Graphis Photography, and The Spirit of Family, by Al and Tipper Gore.

Ziff’s photographs are included in the permanent collections of The Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, California, and The International Center of Photography, New York, New York, as well as having been published in many of the world’s most prestigious magazines including Blind Spot, The New York Times Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, Interview, Kid’s Wear (Germany), LA-The Los Angeles Times Magazine, New York, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, and Wired.

Before he became known as a photographer, Ziff was an award-winning art director/design director of magazines, including Vanity Fair, House & Garden, Condé Nast Traveler, New West, and Rolling Stone. Ziff taught magazine design, photography, and illustration at Art Center College in Pasadena, California, The School of Visual Arts in New York City, and for 13 years at Parsons School of Design in New York City.

In 1999, he was elected to the Board of Trustees of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, his alma mater (1967).