Photo books

Are luxury photography books recession-proof?
Six-figure sums are routinely paid for limited-edition photography books – and publishers tell us they’ve mined art gold

“Spending £1,000 or more on a book is an investment,” Taschen says. “A number of people are looking for a safe place to put their money, and the success of our limited editions have shown time and again that prices are often doubled, tripled or, in the case of Sumo, multiplied by 10. And while you’re waiting for your money to grow, you get to own something beautiful and rare. That’s what I call a good investment.”