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Latest Newsletter- 17 November 2014

Our latest newsletter, out today, has information on new titles by Bryan Schutmaat, Paula McCartney, Awoiska van der Molen (all signed); Alexander Gronsky, David Parker and Yamamoto Masao.

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Field Guide to Snow and Ice SIGNED

Paula McCartney

Publisher's Description

Includes 48 black and white and full color plates printed with UV inks on uncoated paper. Leporello binding with multiple panel widths and stiff front and back covers. Spine closure printed on synthetic paper with an essay by Mark Alice Durant.

Publisher: Silas Finch

Size: 10 x 8"

48 pages

With the spine detached from the front cover, the book becomes an installation piece approximately 34 feet in length.

Sample images

Signed copies

Unsigned copies also available

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Less Than One

Alexander Gronsky

Publisher's Description

Russia, 2006-2008
Less than one person per square kilometer is an average population of Russia’s outmost regions in which this project was made.

  • 48 pages
  • Cover: 27.8x22.5cm, Body: 27.5x22.5cm
  • Softcover
  • Full color offset
  • First edition of 500 copies, 2014

Sample images

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Grays the Mountain Sends SIGNED

Bryan Schutmaat

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Publisher's Description

Second edition. Nov 2014.

Includes 42 full color plates printed with UV inks on Mohawk Superfine uncoated paper. Flexible offset-printed cover. Screwpost binding with custom fabricated steel spine.

"Its powerful sense of place lends it a strange beauty, but it is the faces that linger in one’s mind: a blue-eyed, middle-aged man who gazes beyond the lens as if lost in some inner reverie; a bearded older man whose face seems like a landscape of lost hope. It is the evocation of the inner lives of these working men, and the beautiful austerity of their environment, that makes Grays the Mountain Sends such a great example of the enduring power of closely-observed documentary photography." Sean O’Hagan The Guardian (see full review on the Guardian website)

Sample images

Signed copies

Unsigned copies also available

Publisher: Silas Finch

Size: 11.5 x 13.5"

102 pages

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Shot at Dawn

Chloe Dewe Mathews

Publisher's Description

This book is published in association with the Ruskin School of Art at the University of Oxford.

Produced over the eighteen month period leading up to the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, Shot at Dawn is a new body of work by the British photographer Chloe Dewe Mathews that focuses on the sites at which British, French and Belgian troops were executed for cowardice and desertion between 1914 and 1918. The project comprises images of the locations at which individuals were shot or held in the period leading up to their executions and all were taken as close to the exact time of execution as possible and at approximately the same time of year.

The book provides a complete visual record of Shot at Dawn. It also contains a critical analysis of the work by the celebrated writer Geoff Dyer and expert contextual essays on cowardice, desertion and psychological trauma brought on by military service by the acclaimed historians Sir Hew Strachan and Dr Helen McCartney.

Publisher: Ivory Press

Size: 295 x 236 mm

126 pages.

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Eye to Eye: Photographs by Vivian Maier

Vivian Maier

Publisher's Description

Since her death in 2009, Vivian Maier has become a photographic darling. Her story—thousands of photographs found in storage lockers and sold for pennies at auction—has attracted the attention of millions. Unknown as a photographer during her long life, Maier was a private woman who speaks powerfully through photographs she took only for herself. Now, Richard Cahan and Michael Williams, authors of the award-winning Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows, present Eye to Eye: Photographs by Vivian Maier, a book filled with photographs of people she met only once but who will now live forever. It adds a new dimension to her work and adds to the mystery of how one photographer could be so intimate—if just for a moment—with so many people.

Though she’s been cast as a quirky, shadowy figure, moving on the outskirts, these eye-to-eye portraits reveal a deeper Maier. These pictures show that she yearned to connect with people around her. That she often stopped them, talked to them, and always watched closely. These inspirational pictures teach us that around every corner is a chance encounter. Somebody new. But only if we notice. Here we travel the world with Maier, visiting more than a dozen countries in Asia, Europe, and South America. We take trips with her through the United States and get to tag along as she walks around the block.

“As she was photographing, she was seeing just how close she could come into somebody’s face and make a picture of them,” said celebrated photographer Joel Meyerowitz in a recent documentary. “That tells me a lot about her. That tells me she could walk into the space of a total stranger and get them to accommodate her by being themselves. And generate this kind of moment where two presences were actually kind of vibrating together.”

Here, for the first time, Maier’s work is printed using the latest technology, a unique four-color process that produces black-and-white images that parallel traditional silver gelatin prints. It, too, shows Maier in a new light. The result: spectacularly sharp, full-range photographs that continue to amaze.

Publisher: CityFile Press

Size: 8.5 x 9.25"

208 pages

Publisher's price: £49.95

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Vivian Maier: A Photographer Found

Vivian Maier

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Publisher's Description

The largest and most comprehensive selection of the work of American street photographer Vivian Maier

Photographer Vivian Maier's allure can be explained by the mystery that surrounds both her life and her work. The story of Maier—the secretive nanny-photographer who became a popular sensation shortly after her death—has only been pieced together from a small selection of the images she made and the handful of facts that have surfaced about her life. Vivian Maier: A Photographer Found is the largest and most in-depth collection of Maier's photographs to date, including her color images.

With lively text by noted photography curator and writer Marvin Heiferman, this definitive volume explores and celebrates Maier's work and life from a contemporary and nuanced perspective, analyzing her pictures within the pantheon of American street photography. With more than 235 full-color and black-and-white photographs, most of which have never been published in book form, this collection also includes images of Maier's personal artifacts and memorabilia that have never been seen before. The text draws upon recently conducted interviews with people who knew Maier, which shed new light on her surprising photographic accomplishments and life.

Vivian Maier: A Photographer Found is a striking, revelatory volume that unlocks the door to the room of a very private artist who made an extraordinary number of images, chose to show them to no one, and, as fate would have it, succeeded brilliantly in fulfilling what remains so many people's secret or unrealized desire: to live in and see the world creatively.

With more than 235 full-color and black-and-white photographs

Publisher: Harpercollins

Size: 10 1/4 x 12 1/2"

288 pages

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New York

Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao

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Publisher's Description

With painstaking care and the use of multiple exposures, Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao crafts each of his images with technological precision. Shooting primarily with a large-format film camera, then scanning and digitally editing the negatives, Liao creates enormous, detail-driven panoramas of the social and urban landscape of New York. This oversized monograph includes photographs taken over the last ten years. From rehabilitated Coney Island to the Grand Concourse in the Bronx, from the demise of Shea Stadium in Queens to the newly built One World Trade Center, Liao has created a lasting document of a significant period of transformation in New York’s skyline and social fabric. His unique perspective on New York is both personal and hyperreal, managing to capture both the lasting charm of the city’s well-known landmarks as well as the moment when New York entered the twenty-first century.

Publisher: Aperture

Size: 16 1/2 × 13 3⁄8"

160 pages , 100 four-colour images

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Erwin Olaf: Volume II

Erwin Olaf

Publisher's Description

Erwin Olaf’s approach to storytelling is uniquely evocative and enticingly ambiguous. According to critic Francis Hodgson, Olaf’s images “lead us to a Stimmung (a sense of atmo­sphere) which is broad enough to repay many second readings of the pictures and so keep us viewers interested.” In this presentation of his most recent work, Olaf expands on his established style of highly polished and stylized color studio images to include a series drawn from his sculptural video installation, Keyhole; a group of black-and-white images he has exhibited as carbon prints; and photographs created on location in Berlin—a departure from the constructed mise-en-scènes of earlier work produced in his Amsterdam studio.

Erwin Olaf: Volume II showcases the artist at the height of his powers as an artisan of atmosphere and a craftsman who uses high polish to both perverse and seductive effect.

Publisher: Aperture

Size: 10 x 13"

112 pages, 75 four-colour images

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Earth is my Witness (Book and Print)

Art Wolfe

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Publisher's Description

Over the course of his thirty-year career, award-winning photographer ART WOLFE has worked on every continent and in hundreds of locations. His stunning images interpret and record the world’s fastest disappearing wildlife, landscapes, and native cultures and are a lasting inspiration to those who seek to preserve them all. Wolfe’s photographs are recognized throughout the world for their mastery of color, composition, and perspective, and his photographic mission is multifaceted: art, wildlife advocacy, and journalism all inform his work.

Advanced printing process: The printing of this book utilizes a revolutionary new color reproduction technique called Chroma Centric™, which is eight times more precise than standard offset printing. To meet the demands of high-density printing, this process uses stochastic screening and specially formulated inks, enhancing the color gamut by more than 25 percent. With this technique, Insight Editions is creating perhaps the most stunning color photography book of its kind.

Publisher: Insight Editions

Size: 11 x 14"

356 pages

Includes an archival print (approx. 8×10″) signed by Art Wolfe

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Photography Book (2nd Edition)

Ian Jeffrey

Publisher's Description

A revised and updated edition of Phaidon's bestselling book, which brings this landmark work fully up-to-date with new additions covering the latest developments in photography.

The Photography Book is an unsurpassed collection of more than 550 superb images that represent the world's best photographers from the mid-nineteenth century to today.

Arranged alphabetically by photographer, it showcases pioneers such as Gustave Le Gray and Daguerre, icons like Robert Capa and contemporary names such as Richard Wentworth and Carolee Schneemann. The selection encompasses fashion, sport, natural history, reportage, society portraiture, documentary and art, with concise text providing useful insight into each work and its creator. Also included are extensive cross-references and glossaries of technical terms and movements.

Publisher: Phaidon

Size: 90 x 210 mm

576 pages, 563 illustrations

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Myth and Landscape

David Parker

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Publisher's Description

Myths and legends have often been inspired and shaped by geologic landforms and similarly, British photographer David Parker uses the natural world as an arena for the personal exploration of new mythic, symbolic, and metaphoric motifs, a theme he previously developed in the award winning book The Phenomenal World (2001). Building on this work, Myth and Landscape brings together images from Sirens and New Desert Myths, two larger projects created in parallel and sharing a common esthetic. For Parker the siren song is a call to contemplation, and his pictures chart many fascinated encounters with an enchanted world of forgotten archetypes, further exploring the tension between the temporal and eternal in our secular age.

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag

Size: 335 x 235 mm

136 pages, 55 colour illustrations

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Small Things in Silence

Masao Yamamoto

Publisher's Description

Born in 1957 in Gamagori, in the Japanese prefecture of Aichi, Masao Yamamoto is a photographer who began his art studies as an oil painter under the supervision of Goro Saito in his hometown. Masao subsequently discovered that photography was the ideal medium for the theme that most interested him: images with the ability to evoke memories.

Small Things in Silence offers a perspective on twenty years in the career of one of Japan’s most important photographers. In the words of Yamamoto himself: “I try to capture moments that no one sees and make a photo from them. When I seen them in print, a new story begins.”

Small Things in Silence includes images from each one of Yamamoto’s major projects—Box of Ku, Nakazora, Kawa, and Shizuka—as well as images from some of his original photographic installations.

Publisher: RM + Seigensha

Size: 9.4 x 11.8"

144 pages, 128 photographs

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Last Great Wild Places: Forty Years of Wildlife Photography

Thomas D. Mangelsen

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Publisher's Description

A collection of unparalleled photographs—spanning forty years and seven continents—by one of the world’s foremost wildlife photographers. Capturing the splendor of wild places and intimate moments with animals, this luxurious volume chronicles legendary nature photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen’s photographic adventures in the field. Driven by a passion for sharing and preserving the Earth’s last great wild places, Mangelsen is as much a conservationist as a natural history photographer and artist. From majestic elephants and giraffes on the plains of Kilimanjaro to polar bears in the Arctic, and from mountains and prairies to primordial jungles, Mangelsen invites us to witness fleeting wildness. A quiet call to action, an inventory of our planet as it battles climate change, and a celebration of wildness and its intrinsic value, The Last Great Wild Places is a record of the Earth’s last great locales, one that will inspire present and future generations with the message that what we have can, and must, be saved.

Publisher: Rizzoli

Size: 18 1/2 x 12"


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Noia

Antoine d'Agata

Publisher's Description

Sao Paulo and Salvador de Bahia crack houses. September/october 2008.
An endless accumulation of empty gazes perpetuates the stunned deprivation of men defeated by history. 

Everything is done to eradicate all traces of desire, rage, violence, pain, fear or animal pleasure.

Fragile shadows cut free of social control by regaining control over their bodies.

Through the degeneration of bodies and the paroxysm of emotions, the images reveal fragments of society that escape from customary analysis and visualization of the social body, but nonetheless, are its primary elements.

Confronting the inherent contradictions to the use of documentary photography, structuring a physical and psychic path overshadowed by dependence, pain, risk, hazard and unconsciousness. 

Poverty is antithetical to order. 

Bestiality is the ultimate rampart against the anaesthesia of senses and the mindset of a society that defines objects and people as commodity.

Those who emancipate themselves from physical deprivation and evade the moral order access the last magic rites of instinct, as the intimate territory of social resistance, antidote to the merchandise dream, an alternative to the violence of social stability.

The production of pornographic images may paradoxically be the only true committed position, an alternative to the violence of a social stability based on the frustration of unfulfilled lust.

Only the mingling of bodies lies beyond the reach of history, in a slow agony, under the seal of consciousness and irony, warding off death and living up to an amorous view of the world.

Publisher: Superlabo

Size: 297 x 396 mm

36 Pages, 34 colour images

Sample images

Limited edition: 500

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Glimpse

Joel Meyerowitz

Publisher's Description

How often have you been in your car going somewhere when you suddenly see outside your window some brief, often insignificant event, which nonetheless grabs your attention, and you turn to whoever is in the car with you and say, ‘… quick! Look at that!’ And then it’s too late, you’ve already passed it and it becomes almost too vague to even describe it to whoever is there with you. But you saw something! And it went in deeply to that vulnerable place we hold for epiphanies.

I began to understand that the car window was the frame, and that in some way the car itself was a camera with me inside it, and that outside the world was scrolling by with a constantly changing image on the screen. All I had to do was to raise the camera and blink to make a photograph. In this way I surrendered all the controls I had normally developed when I was out walking, for the raw, fragmentary images that were emerging out of my moving world.

Sample images

Publisher: Superlabo

Size: 228 x 178 mm

120 Pages, 63 black & white images

Limited Edition: 1000

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Sequester SIGNED

Awoiska van der Molen

Taking orders for 2nd printing only

Publisher's Description

Photography exists by the virtue of light, but the landscapes in Awoiska van der Molen’s photographs loom out of the darkness. Her monochrome photographic works arise out of a desire to penetrate deeply into the core of the isolated world in which she photographs. Van der Molen is known for her monochrome landscapes. She stands out as someone who remains rooted in the riches of analogue photography and printing; expressing these roots in an extreme manner by creating monumental pieces that combine intentionality in choice of subject and photographic craftsmanship.

Signed copies

Publisher: Fw: books

Size: 240 x 290 mm

80 pages,duotone (partly printed on black paper)

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Field Guide to Snow and Ice

Paula McCartney

Publisher's Description

Includes 48 black and white and full color plates printed with UV inks on uncoated paper. Leporello binding with multiple panel widths and stiff front and back covers. Spine closure printed on synthetic paper with an essay by Mark Alice Durant.

Publisher: Silas Finch

Size: 10 x 8"

48 pages

With the spine detached from the front cover, the book becomes an installation piece approximately 34 feet in length.

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Islands of the Blest

Edited by Bryan Schutmaat and Ashlyn Davis

Publisher's Description

These photographs depict various places in the American West, and were taken over a one hundred-year period, from the 1870s through the 1970s. The photographers represented range from the completely unknown to some of America’s most distinguished practitioners of the medium. All of the images were sourced from digital public archives.

Sample images

Publisher: Silas Finch

Size: 11.5 x 13.5"

68 pages, 44 b&w plates

Offset printed with UV inks on uncoated paper. 

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Another Twenty-Six Gas Stations (Signed)

Gregory Eddi Jones

Publiaher's Description

Another Twenty-Six Gas Stations is a new media artist book comprised of twenty-six screen captures culled from gas station surveillance videos found on YouTube. The book blends notions of surveillance, crime photography, advertising, and found text;  which together form an incisive dark-humor commentary on advertising and violence within the framework of online consumption.

Fifty-one years after the publication of Ed Ruscha’s seminal book work, Twentysix Gasoline StationsAnother 26 examines how the American Identity has shifted from the idyllic media messages and car culture of the 1950s and 60s, to the coarse post-9/11 age we occupy today.

Within the book, the image-text relationships work to form interweaving layers of meaning and interpretation.  The sequence ties together formal properties, textual interplay, narrative sequences, as well as several discrete visual puns and references to Ed Ruscha. The book’s elements create a meditation in morality and mortality, which challenges the viewer to either succumb to her own fascination with the violence depicted, or to look beyond the surface to discover the critique embedded within.

Sample images

Publisher: In the In-Between: Journal of Digital Imaging Artists

Size: 7” x 5”

48 pages, 26 images

Limited Edition: 450

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I Write to Tell You of a Baby Born Only Yesterday SIGNED

David Eustace

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Publisher's Description

Judging from the testimonials currently pouring in from both David’s colleagues and clients, it is justifiable to say that this first retrospective has been hotly anticipated for over twenty years.  Covering an eclectic mix of portraiture, landscape and social observation, David’s sitters read like a list of Who’s Who in the world of art, cinema, music and design: Tracey Emin to Sophia Loren to James Earl Jones, Radiohead to Paul McCartney and Milton Glaser. His work is held in both private and public collections worldwide, and Tom Brokaw’s television series Along Highway 50, was inspired by David’s portfolio for NBC’s art based project.

“The photographs are stunning.  When we first met I remember being intrigued by him (Eustace) as a man and his past.  I felt strongly that he had captured the real me, at a very important time in my career. I’ve worked with him many times and it’s such a pleasure.”  EWAN MCGREGOR, Actor and Filmmaker.

Sample pages

  • Extent: 256pp
  • Format: 364mm x 284mm
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Extent: 256pp
  • Format: 364mm x 284mm
  • Binding: Hardback
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Judging from the testimonials currently pouring in from both David’s colleagues and clients, it is justifiable to say that this first retrospective has been hotly anticipated for over twenty years.  Covering an eclectic mix of portraiture, landscape and social observation, David’s sitters read like a list of Who’s Who in the world of art, cinema, music and design: Tracey Emin to Sophia Loren to James Earl Jones, Radiohead to Paul McCartney and Milon Glaser. His work is held in both private and public collections worldwide, and Tom Brokaw’s television series Along Highway 50, was inspired by David’s portfolio for NBC’s art based project.

“The photographs are stunning.  When we first met I remember being intrigued by him (Eustace) as a man and his past.  I felt strongly that he had captured the real me, at a very important time in my career. I’ve worked with him many times and it’s such a pleasure.”  EWAN MCGREGOR, Actor and Filmmaker.

- See more at: http://www.clearviewbooks.com/publications/eustace/#sthash.sEBF4nTS.dpuf

Judging from the testimonials currently pouring in from both David’s colleagues and clients, it is justifiable to say that this first retrospective has been hotly anticipated for over twenty years.  Covering an eclectic mix of portraiture, landscape and social observation, David’s sitters read like a list of Who’s Who in the world of art, cinema, music and design: Tracey Emin to Sophia Loren to James Earl Jones, Radiohead to Paul McCartney and Milon Glaser. His work is held in both private and public collections worldwide, and Tom Brokaw’s television series Along Highway 50, was inspired by David’s portfolio for NBC’s art based project.

“The photographs are stunning.  When we first met I remember being intrigued by him (Eustace) as a man and his past.  I felt strongly that he had captured the real me, at a very important time in my career. I’ve worked with him many times and it’s such a pleasure.”  EWAN MCGREGOR, Actor and Filmmaker.

- See more at: http://www.clearviewbooks.com/publications/eustace/#sthash.sEBF4nTS.dpuf
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Bestsellers

River Winter, The SIGNED

Jem Southam

SIGNED COPIES

Publisher's Description

“Winters, like ice ages, are Janus faced, for after the freeze comes thaw and flood, as water is returned to life and movement. Freeze, thaw, flood: the great climatic cycles that created the topography of the northern hemisphere, and which continue to shape the idea of winter that lies deep in our cultural imagination.”
Richard Hamblyn

In November 2010, after a photographic lull of half a year, Jem Southam took a photograph which became the first in this series, The River  Winter and which spurred him to make one of the most concentrated bodies of work in his career. From late autumn through to the earliest signs of spring, along the banks of the river Exe in Devon, Southam chose locations and took photographs, returning at regular intervals. This pattern continued for the next five months with Southam documenting the subtle agencies of change transforming the landscape. By the end of January 2011 he realized this had become a new work, one that caught the effects of the Earth’s turn on film, one which followed the passage of a single winter.

The shift in seasons is presented through a sequence of ten by eight colour contact prints, with which an essay by Richard Hamblyn explores how, since the last ice-age, winter has embedded itself into our cultural psyche.

Jem Southam (b. 1950) is a key figure in British landscape photography, working across twenty-five years. His work is included in many important collections including Rijksmuseum, Museum Folkwang, and the Yale Centre for British Art. He has been the subject of numerous solo shows including Tate St. Ives in 2004 and The Victoria & Albert Museum in 2006.

Publisher: MACK Books

Size: 330 x 277 mm

96 pages, 40 colour plates

2014 Michael Kenna Wall Calendar

Michael Kenna

Publisher's Description

Michael Kenna’s intimate, exquisitely crafted black-and-white photographs reflect a sense of refinement, respect for history, and thorough originality. We are pleased to present our eighteenth calendar featuring his work. The 2014 Michael Kenna Wall Calendar is printed on an exclusive, uncoated, natural Japanese paper using “Daido black” ink. It features thirteen photographs: Two Leaning Trees, Kussharo Lake, Hokkaido, Japan. 2013; Yuanyang, Study 1, Yunnan, China. 2013; Alley of Trees, Damyang, Jeollanamdo, South Korea. 2012; Skyline, Shanghai, Study 5, China. 2011; Bamboo and Tree, Qingkou Village, Yunnan, China. 2013; Three Posts and Island, Jangsan-do, Shinan, South Korea. 2013; Chateau Lafite, Study 5, Bordeaux, France. 2012; Sand Dune, Wooi-do, Shinan, South Korea. 2012; Baby Elephant, Phuket, Thailand. 2011; Moai, Study 50, Ahu Tongariki, Easter Island. 2001; Pont Neuf, Study 3, Paris, France. 2011; Sadakichi‘s Docks, Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan. 2012; and Snow Clad Trees, Heilongjiang, China. 2012.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 14 x 18"

13 duotone plates

Michael Kenna 2013 calendar

Michael Kenna

Please note this is the 2013 calendar.

Michael Kenna’s intimate, exquisitely crafted black-and-white photographs reflect a sense of refinement, respect for history, and thorough originality. We are pleased to present our seventeenth calendar featuring his work. The 2013 Michael Kenna Wall Calendar is printed on an exclusive, uncoated, natural Japanese paper using “Daido black” ink. The subject of this year's calendar is France: Homage to Atget, Parc de Sceaux, France. 1988; Intra Muros, St. Malo, France. 1993; Dawn Mist, Mont St. Michel, France. 1994; Fontaine du Palmiere, Study 2, Paris, France. 2007; Sunrise, St. Valery sur Somme, France. 2009; Printemps, Bargeme, France. 2011; Pebbles and Beach House, Cayeaux sur Mer, France. 2009; Tidal Pool and Posts, Berck Plage, France. 2003; La Trappa, Vielle Ville, Nice, France. 1996; Abbey Façade and Star Trails, Hautvillers, France. 2001; Night Shadows, Saint Malo, France. 2000; Ciel d’Orage, Bargème, France. 1996; In-Between, Courances, France. 1997.

France (standard edition)

Michael Kenna

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SHIPPING OCTOBER 2014. Nazraeli Press is thrilled to announce Michael Kenna’s long-anticipated monograph on France. Kenna first visited France in 1973 and has been photographing there since the early 1980s. He has produced thousands of photographs on subjects such as Mont St Michel, Le Notre’s Gardens, the Calais Lace Factories and Chateau Lafite Rothschild. France encompasses work from these projects and many others. Comprising 275 duotone plates, this gorgeous new book was edited by the artist himself, who selected both well-known and previously unpublished material from his own archive. It coincides with an exhibition of his Paris studies at Le Musée Carnavalet opening October 2014. 

Casebound in burgundy-dyed silk cloth and housed in an elegant gold-stamped black slipcase, France is printed in duotone on matt art paper. The book opens with an introduction in French and English by renowned historian and curator Jean-Claude Lemagny.

Michael Kenna is widely considered to be the most influential landscape photographer of his generation. The subject of some 50 monographs, Kenna’s work is included in the permanent collections of over 100 museums and institutions worldwide, and has been widely exhibited and written about internationally since the mid-1970s. Michael Kenna was presented with the prestigious Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture in 2000.

A selection of Kenna’s images of France

312 pages, 275 images, 12 by 13 inches

Nazraeli Press

Silent Landscape SIGNED

Jan Tove

We have signed copies of the first printing only.  A decision has yet to be made on a second printing. Remaining copies have slight imperfections on the cover or in the printing.  We will send you the best copy we have.

Jan Tove's first published work for several years, Silent Landscape represents a significant maturation in his vision.  If, in Riverside, the relatively traditional nature photography of Beyond Order coexisted with work influenced by contemporary American landscape photographers, here they are successfully integrated.  Photographs mostly from Sweden but also from Norway, Denmark and Scotland.  See here for all the spreads from the book.

Period of Juvenile Prosperity, A

Mike Brodie

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Publisher's Description

But I needed to find out for myself. Two weeks later I was gone, witnessing my new world wizz by, especially at dusk, then darkness as I watched the sum of all the city lights cast my silhouette across the pine trees of the Florida panhandle. This was it, I was riding my very first freight train. And soon, what would begin as mere natural curiosity and self-discovery would evolve into a casting call of sorts, taking photographs of my newfound friends.
Mike Brodie

For sample images, see Mike Brodie's website

Publisher: Twin Palms

2nd printing

Size: 11 x 13 Inches

104 Pages, 60 Four-colour Plates



Here Far Away

Pentti Sammallahti

2nd printing, Aug 2013

Publisher's Decription

Born in 1950 in Helsinki, Finland, from 1971 Sammallahti began to exhibit extensively in Finland and throughout the world. He is recognised as a master craftsman both in terms of the photographic print and also in mechanical printing methods. His own innovative printing techniques and his reintroduction of the portfolio form have been a major influence on published photographic art. Sammallahti taught at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki for 17 Years, until he received a 15-year artist's grant in 1991 from the Finnish government, an unusually long endowment. He had a solo exhibition at Paris for Mois de la Photographie in 1996 and another in 1998 at Houston Fotofest. In 2004, Henri Cartier-Bresson ranked Sammallahti amongst his favourite photographers in his Foundation's inaugural exhibition in Paris. In 2005 he was added to Robert Delpire's Photo Poche book series and also exhibited at the Arles International Photography Festival. As a teacher, Sammallahti has had an enormous influence on a whole generation of documentary photographers in Scandinavia and since 1979, he has published thirteen books and portfolios and has received innumerable awards. His work is in many major international collections including the V&A, London; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg; Moderna Museet / Fotografiska Museet, Stockholm; and The Finnish State Collections and the Photographic Museum of Finland.

The Guardian's selection of Sammallahti's finest shots.


Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing

Size: 300 x 242 mm

256 pages

Shinan

Michael Kenna

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Shinan, an archipelago of 1,004 exquisite and unspoiled islands situated in the South West of Korea, is also known as “The Island of Angels”. Michael Kenna photographed there over a period of two years. The resulting monograph, “Shinan”, is comprised of sixty-two black and white images in which the artist emphasizes suggestion rather than description; sparce and graphic elements evoke a whole world. Elegantly printed with our special Daido black ink and tinted spot varnish on Japanese matte art paper, this first printing of Shinan is limited to 3,000 slipcased copies. A special edition of 250 signed and numbered copies, presented in a custom clamshell box, is also available. “Breathtakingly beautiful” – it sounds like a cliché, but the phrase encapsulates the feeling that echoed in my mind the moment I saw Michael Kenna’s work... It is as if Mother Nature is trying to show off her creation through the medium of these images. – Lee Chuyoung, Curator of National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea.

Watch a video of Kenna working in Shinan.

Browse Kenna Shinan image archive.  The images are not guaranteed to be the same as the contents of the book.

All copies of the limited edition have been sold.

Mountain Light: In Search of the Dynamic Landscape

Galen Rowell

25th anniversary edition, with new foreword by David Muench

Publisher's Description

Mountain Light is the best-selling classic that captures the unique artistic vision of Galen Rowell, one of the world's most celebrated nature photographers. This remarkable collection offers 80 of Rowell's finest photographic images, as well as the stories behind them - what he was after and how he achieved it.

Rowell arranges the photographs, with details of their creation, in eight exhibits according to visual themes, reflecting his fascination with the infinitely varying qualities of light found in mountain landscapes. He recounts his development as a photographer, his philosophy and techniques for creating "dynamic landscapes," and his adventures in remote, dangerous, and beautiful places, from California's Yosemite Valley to almost inaccessible peaks in China.

Rowell also explains how film and the human eye see differently, how he selects and composes the content of his work, how to work with optical phenomena and natural light, and how equipment and adventure interact in the field.

"A splendid blend of autobiography, personal philosophy, and superb color photographs of high, wild places."
- The New York Times

Publisher: Sierra Club

Size: 236 x 304 mm

240 pages, 80 colour photographs

American Colour 1962–1965

Tony Ray Jones

Publisher's Description

American Colour 1962–1965 is a carefully edited selection of previously unpublished Tony Ray-Jones colour photographs from the earliest period of his work. Taken from the extensive archives held at the National Media Museum in Bradford by Liz Jobey, this book brings together the early experiments that would inform his later work.

Ray-Jones arrived in America in 1961 on a scholarship to Yale to study graphic art and he returned to England four years later. It was in America that he learned to be a photographer. Among New York’s street parades, on Fifth Avenue, in Times Square, Chinatown and Little Italy he learned to extract individual moments from a crowded backdrop and to find order in the chaos of the street. Based in New York, he made trips across the country – west to Detroit, south to Florida – all the time making colour pictures alongside the black and white images for which he would later became known.

Ray-Jones later referred to these early photographs as ‘isolated sketches’, and they were clearly a part of his formative experience. At the time colour was considered vulgar and not the medium of serious photography, but for Ray-Jones it expressed the excitement of America in a way that black and white could not.

'I found America a very colour-conscious country,' he said. 'Colour is very much part of their culture, and they use it in crazy ways. You look down Madison Avenue at lunchtime and the colours just vibrate.'

Publisher: MACK

Size:200 x 200 mm

80 pages, 45 colour plates

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