Recovered Memory: New York & Paris 1960-1980  $45  Daylight Books,  2018.
Frank Van Riper’s bestselling documentary-cum-memoir about two of the world’s great cities, reflected in his vivid BxW vintage photographs and eloquent contemporary text. A meditation on time and place, when you could tour the Eiffel Tower without seeing police and automatic weapons; when the Coney Island Parachute ride still thrilled thousands. With a foreword by bestselling author Martin Walker.


Serenissima: Venice in Winter, $50. SOLD OUT. Vianello Libri, Hudson Hills Press, 2008, internationally acclaimed coffee table collection of BxW photographs and essays depicting the Floating City when the tourists have left. Jan Morris: “One of life’s subtlest acquired pleasures is the Venice of winter, of mists and puddles, umbrellas and empty alleys and gondolas in the rain. This book magically acquires the pleasure for us—and no less miraculously—enables us to enjoy it all the year round.”



Down East Maine: A World Apart, $29.95 Down East Books, 1998—8,000 copies. SOLD OUT. Book went almost immediately into a second printing. It was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and won the silver medal for photography from the Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington. Stephen King: “Frank Van Riper captures the Maine I know and the Maine I love. It’s a masterly job.”



Faces of the Eastern Shore, $19.95 Thomasson Grant, 1992, 5,000 copies. Only a few available. Highly acclaimed portrait of life on the Chesapeake (Frank Van Riper’s first book of photography.) Featured foreword by James A. Michener (“What this rascal has done in belatedly to illustrate my novel Chesapeake, and superbly.”)



Glenn: the Astronaut Who Would be President, Empire Books (imprint of then Harper & Row) 1983. SOLD OUT. 10,000 copies of this political biography sold following superb reviews nationwide–including the lead review in Washington Post Book World. [NB: Three-nation deal for foreign rights (Germany, Denmark and Japan) was pending when Glenn campaign faltered.]



Talking Photography: Viewpoints on the Art, Craft and Business, $19.95 Allworth Press, 2002. Considered an evergreen by the publisher, this nationally acclaimed collection of the first ten years of the author’s photography columns and related writing, is widely used as a text in colleges and photography schools.
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NOTE: signed and personally inscribed copies of Serenissima may be ordered directly through the authors for $50, plus $5 s/h. ALSO: Limited numbers of copies of Faces of the Easterm Shore may also be available through the author. Go to for details.

Signed archival prints from all books are available directly through the photographers. These are signed, archival black and white silver prints handmade by Frank Van Riper in a traditiona wet darkroom, or archival numbered and signed giclee prints on watercolor paper. Please contact the authors directly for details.