As I said in an earlier post, I like art about books. So maybe it not surprising that one of my favorite artists is Abelardo Morell. He is an amazing photographer. The work above is Naked Maja by Goya, 1994.
Morell also did an incredible Alice's Adventures in Wonderland series, illustrating an edition of Lewis Carroll's book. I will let Peter Galassi, Chief Curator of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, explain for me why they are so great:
For his illustrations, Abelardo Morell had the brilliant idea of making the book itself a character in the story. His photographs, at once eerie and full of wit, are beautifully realized.
In addition to his photographs of and about books, he also does wonderful work using a camera obscura. Here is a recent piece titled Camera Obscura: View of Central Park Looking North-Summer, 2008.