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Odd Jobs: Portraits of Unusual Occupations

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Who blows the bugle at the Kentucky Derby? Who dusts the dinosaur bones at the Smithsonian? Who sniffs dog breath for a living? Who measures the breasts of real models? Odd Jobs introduces you to the real people who perform these truly peculiar jobs. In 65 intimate portraits, photo essayist Nancy Rica Schiff captures the personalities and occupations of these oddball professionals, providing a short profile of each. A 20-year photography veteran, Schiff has spent the better half of that time discovering the behind-the-scenes people who do what others can?t (or won?t) do. No one can say that America isn?t the home of the free, the brave, and the quirky, who will do almost anything to make an honest buck.
  • Profiles 65 of the most unique jobs in America.
  • Jobs include duck walker, coin polisher, doll doctor, and artificial inseminator.

Review:

"The perfect coffee-table book...photographs will have party guests gabbing....these portraits create an eccentric picture of the most creative of America?s working class." The Boston Phoenix

Review:

"Odd Jobs is a captivating photo essay on the people who make America tick." New York Post

Synopsis:

In 65 intimate portraits, photo essayist Rica Schiff captures the personalities and occupations of oddball professionals, providing a short profile of each. Jobs include duck walker, coin polisher, doll doctor, and artificial inseminator. 65 photos.

About the Author

Nancy Rica Schiff is a published and exhibited photographer based in New York City. This book has been her labor of love for the past 12 years. She went to great lengths to photograph her subjects for Odd Jobs, including climbing Mount Rushmore and standing atop George Washington to shoot a ?crack filler? working on Thomas Jefferson?s nose.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580084574
Author:
Schiff, Nancy Rica
Publisher:
Ten Speed Press
Author:
Rica Schiff, Nancy
Location:
Berkeley
Subject:
Individual Photographer
Subject:
Photo Essays
Subject:
Occupations
Subject:
Portraits
Subject:
Portrait photography
Subject:
Working class
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Portraits
Subject:
Photoessays & Documentaries
Subject:
Individual Photographers - General
Subject:
Occupations -- United States.
Subject:
Working class -- United States.
Subject:
PHOTOGRAPHY / General
Copyright:
Series Volume:
11
Publication Date:
20021031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.44x7.22x.73 in. 1.07 lbs.

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Product details 144 pages Ten Speed Press - English 9781580084574 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The perfect coffee-table book...photographs will have party guests gabbing....these portraits create an eccentric picture of the most creative of America?s working class."
"Review" by , "Odd Jobs is a captivating photo essay on the people who make America tick."
"Synopsis" by , In 65 intimate portraits, photo essayist Rica Schiff captures the personalities and occupations of oddball professionals, providing a short profile of each. Jobs include duck walker, coin polisher, doll doctor, and artificial inseminator. 65 photos.
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