We can still get stuff to you before Christmas, provided you're in non-Highland mainland UK. Obviously it would need to be something we have in stock so you might want to email first. You could treat someone (even yourself) to the new Steidl edition of Cartier-Bresson's Decisive Moment before it disappears.
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This thorough and accessible introduction to the greatest women photographers from the 19th century to today features the most important works of 55 artists, along with in-depth biographical and critical assessments.
Since the inception of photography as an art form nearly 200 years ago, women have played an important role in the development of the genre, often pushing boundaries and defying social convention. This comprehensive volume features 55 of the most important women photographers. Each artist is profiled in spreads featuring splendid reproductions of key works and an in-depth overview of her career and contributions to the art of photography. Biographical information and a contextual essay focusing on the impact of women in the history of the medium makes this an excellent illustrated reference.
240 pages, 21.0 x 27.0 cm, 8.3 x 10.6 Inches, 200 colour illustrations
Jens Liebchen's book ›System‹ is a delight with a false bottom.
The pictures show a magical winter wonderland, a deserted, pristine snowy landscape with beautifully sprouted trees, that emerge, individually or in groups, filigree, snow-covered and delicate green on the branches from the soft white and gray surroundings. A natural spectacle of perfect beauty.
So it seems - but it is not that simple.
Jens Liebchen has taken the pictures in the outer part of the Imperial Palace Garden in central Tokyo. Here and there in the dense snowstorm we see cars bowl along in the background and isolated shadowy towering skyscraper silhouettes, that darken the sky. And for the trees, nature has supplied only the material. Placement, growth, size and shape are defined by people and planned down to the smallest detail. With his photographs Jens Liebchen, who lived in Tokyo for three years, reflects firm principles of the Japanese social system.
Nevertheless, the series is intriguing because of its great beauty, and the same goes for the book itself. Excellently designed by Helge Schlaghecke, printed in the finest quality and manufactured as clothbound hardcover with embossed title and tipped in image on the back the book is a bibliophilic gem.
›System‹ is published in an edition of 500 signed and numbered copies. A Special Edition with signed and numbered print is available on request.
19 Color images
20 x 27 cm
Recommended retail price £39
Carolyn Drake's latest photographic book, Wild Pigeon, is a collection of photographs compiled from her work on the Uyghurs in Xinjang, China. "Traveling through China’s far western province with a box of prints, a pair of scissors, a container of glue, colored pencils, and a sketchbook, I asked willing collaborators to draw on, reassemble, and use their own tools on my photographs of the region. I hoped that the new images would bring Uyghur perspectives into the work and facilitate a new kind of dialogue with the people I met—one that was face-to-face and tactile, if mostly without words." These pieces, along side straight photographs, come together in a 128 page hard cover book. The photos are compelling on their own, but the addition of layers of drawing and writing adds an entirely new and important perspective to the work, mixing both inside and outside views of the Uyghur community.
Self-published, limited edition of 950 copies
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Paul Gallagher has been a fine art black and white and colour photographer for over twenty seven years, dedicating his photography to Northern England and the Scottish Highlands and photographing predominantly using large format equipment.
Chords of GREY is a limited edition fine art book, featuring Paul's finest images, in a limited edition of 750, each individually signed and numbered by the photographer.
Sample images here.
Grey cloth cover with debossed image and embossed lettering
4 colour printing
Japanese 170 gsm paper
images spot varnished
345mm x 270mm
Slip Case Grey cloth with embossed lettering
Publisher Envisage Books;
Following the sold-out success of Domestic Vacations (Radius Books, 2009), Homegrown captures Blackmon’s ever-evolving talent for portraying the tension between the harmony and disarray of domestic life. As Seattle Times arts writer Michael Upchurch said of her work, “Visual jokes and puns are plentiful. But so are family mysteries, childhood psychodramas and painterly richness.”
The influence of the 17th-century Dutch painter Jan Steen can be seen in photographer Julie Blackmon’s kindred sense of humor and colorful attention to the absurd at home. Though playful and entertaining, her depictions provide an analogous observation on the struggle between living in the moment versus escaping to another reality, two opposites that strive to dominate.
Included in this new volume are 40 works made from 2009-2014, an interview of the artist by Academy Award winning actress Reese Witherspoon, as well as an insightful introduction by the renowned poet Billy Collins.
Julie Blackmon is an award-winning photographer who has amassed several honors since beginning her career just a few years ago. Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Kemper Museum of Art in Kansas City, the Toledo Museum of Art, the Portland Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, among others. Her work has been in such publications as New York, TIME, VOGUE Italia, New York Times and The New Yorker.
Sample images here.
Hardcover, 11.5 x 13.5 inches, 108 pages, 45 color images;
Thomas Joshua Cooper
Thomas Joshua Cooper is one of the most celebrated and distinctive landscape photographers working anywhere in the world today. The capturing of any one image can involve months of preparation and arduous travel as each location is tracked down and then photographed with a weighty wooden field camera from 1898.
Cooper’s travels have taken him from pole to pole, old world to new, but always between journeys he returns to his studio and dark room in Glasgow. Scotland is his home and, for the last 32 years, he has worked on a parallel project to his wider travels, chronicling his adopted land through the rivers that help to define its identity. Scattered Waters: Sources Streams Rivers is Cooper’s love letter to Scotland and presents some of the most beautiful and unexpected photographs that he has ever made.
This beautiful 96-page hardback book, with 47 illustrations and essay by Bella Bathurst, was published to accompany the major solo exhibition Scattered Waters: Sources Streams Rivers at Ingleby Gallery which took place from 11 October – 29 November 2014.
hardback book, published by Ingleby Gallery (2014)
96 pages; 28 x 22 x 1.7 cm
Recommended retail price £30;
The extraordinary work of acclaimed photographer Karen Knorr and her poetic journey through the Indian Subcontinent. Karen Knorr began her ‘India Song’ series in 2008, after a life-changing trip through Rajasthan. These carefully crafted images take inspiration from the Indian tradition of personifying animals in literature and art, depicting scenarios that are at once otherworldly and surreal. Knorr’s work explores Rajput and Mughal cultural heritage and its contemporary relationship to questions of feminine subjectivity and animality.
Knorr was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and was raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the 1960s, completing her education in Paris and London. She has taught, exhibited, and lectured internationally, including at Tate Britain, Tate Modern, The University of Westminster, Goldsmiths, Harvard and The Art Institute of Chicago. She studied at the University of Westminster in the mid-1970s, exhibiting photography that addressed debates in cultural studies and film theory concerning the ‘politics of representation’ practices which emerged during the late 1970s and early 1980s. She is currently Professor of Photography at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, Surrey.
With a preface by William Dalrymple, essay by Christopher Pinney, and interview by Rosa Maria Falvo.
Size: 240 x 280 mm
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“The wind of change is blowing through this continent, and whether we like it or not, this growth of national consciousness is a political fact. We must all accept it as a fact, and our national policies must take account of it.”
On 3 February 1960, Harold Macmillan, the Prime Minister of Great Britain, made his controversial ‘Wind of Change’ speech to a hostile South African Parliament, in which he signalled his government’s intention to roll out independence to many of the British colonies. The speech was received in stony silence, particularly his critical comments on South Africa’s abhorrent policy of apartheid.
In 1964, The Sunday Times Magazine commissioned journalist Richard West and photographer John Bulmer to document the radical changes sweeping through Africa, devoting a whole issue to their report, ‘The White Tribes of Africa’. Visiting 14 countries over a two-month period, John captured the dying embers of colonialism set against a growing African nationalism.
Africa was just a starting point and over the next 15 years, John continued photographing the profound social and political changes sweeping across the world, from the slow disintegration of the Middle East and the early signs of the collapse of the Communist bloc, to the totalitarianism of China and North Korea.
In the mid-sixties, as now, America was a country of extremes, but the grinding, hopeless poverty of two very different areas – Appalachia in East Kentucky and Oakland, California – was still a shocking contrast to the rest of America’s wealth. President Johnson’s War on Poverty, launched in 1964, appeared to have had little effect. In South America, as capitalism and communism fought out their ideological battle, Bulmer brilliantly captured the collusion between the military and church for control of the hearts and minds of the people.
The pictures in this book offer a glimpse of a changing world. Colour photography as journalism was new at that time. Until the publication of the first colour supplement by The Sunday Times in 1962, colour photography had been used for advertising, fashion or travel pictures but rarely for photojournalism. John Bulmer was a pioneer and his work is now receiving the recognition it deserves.
Publisher: Bluecoat Press;
The real world is full of cameras; the virtual world is full of images. Where does all this photographic activity leave the artist-photographer? Post-Photography tries to answer that question by investigating the exciting new language of photographic image-making that is emerging in the digital age of anything-is-possible and everything-has-been-done-before.
Found imagery has become increasingly important in post-photographic practice, with the internet serving as a laboratory for a major kind of image-making experimentation. But artists also continue to create entirely original works using avant-garde techniques drawn from both the digital and analogue eras.
This book is split into five sections – Something Borrowed, Something New; Layers of Reality; All the World Is Staged; Hand and Eye; and Post-Photojournalism – which cover the key strategies adopted by 53 of the most exciting and innovative international artist-photographers of the 21st century.
Publisher: Lawrence King
Size: 280 x 216 mm
272 pages, 196 colour illustrations;
Wild, brash, outrageous and laced with humour, Dougie Wallace's unflinching photos capture the extreme variety of street life in one of London's most iconic and colourful areas: Shoreditch.
Originally from Scotland, Dougie Wallace has lived for many years in East London.
Book 4 from the series 'East London Photo Stories'.
A special, fully cloth covered, collector's edition of Shoreditch Wild Life by Dougie Wallace presented in a bespoke cloth covered clamshell box complete with signed and numbered limited edition print.
Collector's Editions are limited to 250 copies per title.
Publisher: Hoxton Mini Press
Size: 145 x 205 mm;
224 pages with 198 photographs of 99 ice creams and 99 locations. Essay by Michael Smith and designed by YES.
Publisher: Antenne Books
Size: 290 x 220 mm
The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize celebrates the vitality and excellence in portrait photography today. This prize is one of the most important platforms for contemporary portrait photographers internationally, and sixty stunning reproductions of the selected works provide an excellent overview of current photographic styles, trends and techniques.
This book provides a unique opportunity to see an inspiring range of portraits from contemporary photographers selected from thousands of submissions. The works included are not only about the subjects – people who appear intriguing, defiant or relaxed – but also reveal the outstanding skill of the photographers, whose intelligence and diligence enable them to capture a moment in time, and to convey something of the spirit of those photographed.
Fully illustrated in colour throughout, the book features all the selected entries from this year’s competition, as well as comments and insights from the judges. The catalogue includes an extended essay about contemporary portraiture.
Publisher: National Portrait Gallery
Size: 280 x 220mm
80 pages, 60 illustrations;
Ursula Sprecher and Andi Cortellini
In their series Freizeitfreunde, the Swiss photographers Ursula Sprecher (b. 1970) and Andi Cortellini (b. 1965) show group portraits of people who meet regularly due to a shared interest. No matter what they call themselves – interest group, association, club, clique or league – the focus in these groups is always on voluntary commitment and the joy of pursuing a common cause or shared idea. These staged pictures were each taken at a carefully selected location, at a scheduled time, with scenery built and specifically arranged to show a certain number of members of the group. The subjects of the group pictures come from all walks of life, age groups, ethnicities and religions. The pictures betray thorough research and organization: the number of subjects and their clothing, the props, accessories – nothing is left to chance. This approach results in unusual, intriguing and in some cases even perplexing images and compositions. The photo series has been exhibited internationally and published in numerous magazines, such as chrismon, Geo, Tageswoche and NZZ.
Publisher: Kehrer Verlag
Size: 24o x 215 mm
132 pages, 60 colour illustrations
"The images in Fading were all created in small rural towns around Sweden – places Elis had never traveled to before. By staying close to home, yet taking unfamiliar paths, he opens the door to chance. Equally, the subjects he photographs are people he has never met prior to this moment: strangers, yet they also make up the vital elements of a very personal journey – a soul searching walkabout. By studying their lives the artist discovers unexpected aspects of himself. Working like an archeologist, he investigates these foreign sites, examining the artifacts he finds there, teasing out the answers to his own deeper philosophical questions. Thus the images are as much about him as an artist and a person, as they are about his subjects. At its base Fading explores these these simple facts: Seasons change; leaves fall from the trees and die, winter moves in – everything is constantly fading. Spring arrives, restoring life and as quickly as new seedlings emerge, fading begins again. Each second ends as it begins. This is what Elis Hoffman pays silent witness to through his images – the exploration of this transitory nature in all things.
Observing Elis’ journey we feel no sense of separation between photographer and subject, what we experience is instead a deep collaboration." (Peggy Sue Amison)
Publisher: Kehrer Verlag
Size: 300 x 240 mm
72 pages, 36 colour illustrations;
The great technological leap forward that took place in the 19th century in optical lens systems such as the microscope meant that by the latter half of the century the exploration of the microcosm was a common pursuit amongst the scientifically minded. Individuals often became interested in a particular area or theme and were able to add significantly to the existing body of knowledge in their subject. More than this, another universe and another dimension were opened up in which to dream and travel.
In The Whale’s Eyelash, Timothy Prus has edited together some of these historical explorations and recast them as a play – a play that unfolds through a series of 19th century microscope slides. Each slide contains a specific dramatic moment, and together they tell a story about what happens between the appearance of humankind and its passing away.
Publisher: AMC Books
Size: 190 x 247 mm
By documenting the everyday workings of the city, Magnums photographers capture the essence of Parisian life. Their photographs show the city as it lives and breathesfrom fashion shows to underground jazz clubs, from the bustling metro to outdoor cafés, and from the Art Deco Fouquets hotel to the working class Goutte dOr neighborhood. Even celebrities appear as ordinary citizens encountered in their own milieufrom former President François Mitterrand to novelist Marguerite Duras, singer Edith Piaf to actress Catherine Deneuve, fashion designer Christian Dior to artist Giacometti. The citys rich history and traditions are inherent in images depicting the bravery of an unknown female resistance fighter, the exuberant joy upon the Liberation of Paris, the eroticism of burlesque dancers, or the excitement of the final lap of the Tour de France. Crusty baguettes, buttery escargot, glasses of wine, and abundant butcher cases attest to the gastronomic pleasures of the city, and all of the monumentsthe Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dameappear like cast members at curtain call. This book celebrates the myriad aspects of Paris in a volume as captivating for the lifelong Parisian as it is for the armchair traveler.
Size: 250 x 318 mm
“A midnight scene… only in Brooklyn. My assistant and I were watching a mediocre minor league double header. The Staten Island Yankees versus the Coney Island Mets. Their split. A man came over to join us. He was a Czech Rabin who had arrived here in 1980, a baseball and photography fan. He recognised me and asked, “What are you guys doing?” We told him. He asked us whether we wanted to see a Hasidic prayer and study session. It was only a block away. We accepted. (…)“ William Klein
"Brooklyn" is the newest body of work by William Klein. He sets out on a new project to document the New York borough of Brooklyn, a city he refers to as ‘the America of tomorrow’. Commissioned by Sony, exclusively for their new Global Imaging Ambassadors programme, this is the first time Klein produces work entirely on digital cameras. His artistic career continues to produce work today. Sixty years after his work "Life is Good and Good for You in New York", notoriously re-known photographer and artist, William Klein returned to his native roots to document Brooklyn. The energy and composition of the images are classic. Klein, who at 86 years old, continues to impress his peers and critics. Of the programme, Klein says, "Brooklyn for me, a Manhattanite, has always been a mystery. This year, it became a photographic discovery. With the Sony a99, photography has been a pleasure. The camera has been a partner, rather than a burden. And the quality of the photos have proven to be an unexpected revelation."
Size: 297 x 210 mm
120 Pages, 100 photographs;
Gail Albert Halaban
Gail Albert Halaban: Paris Views is a continuation of Halaban’s 2012 series Out My Window. In this new set of images, Halaban shifts her focus from New York to Paris—while continuing to steady her gaze through the windows of her neighbors and others in the community. The photographs, taken between 2012 and 2013, feature cinematic atmospheres and intimate domestic stills. Through Halaban’s lens, the viewer is welcomed into the private worlds of ordinary people. The photographs in Gail Albert Halaban: Paris Views explore the conventions and tensions of urban lifestyles, the blurring between reality and fantasy, feelings of isolation in the city, and the intimacies of home and daily life. In these meticulously directed, window-framed versions of reality, Halaban allows the viewer to create his or her own fictions about the characters, activities, and interiors illuminated within. This invitation to imagine renders the characters and settings both personal and mysterious. Halaban's seductive photography appeals to the flaneur in all of us.
Size: 15 x 13"
120 pages , 60 colour images;
Sebastião Salgado's photographs have been shown around the world. In From my land to the Planet the photographer tells us the story of his most famous reportages: the black and white portraits of unknown men and women, workers or refugees, and more recently his Genesis project aimed at the conservation of the most beautiful places of our planet. With a kindness and a disarming simplicity, Salgado rebuilds its path, exposes his beliefs, makes us sharers of his emotions. It turns out that his talent as a storyteller and the authenticity of a man who knows how to combine activism and professionalism, talent and generosity. Inside the book there are fascinating stories of Africa, Brazil, the Americas, Mozambique and Rwanda, and then again the birth of the Instituto Terra, of Genesis project, of the agency Magnum Photos until Amazonas Images.
“I very much like to work on long-term projects...There is time for the photographer and the people in front of the camera to understand each other. There is time to go to a place and understand what is happening there. ...When you spend more time on a project, you learn to understand your subjects. There comes a time when it is not you who is taking the pictures. Something special happens between the photographer and the people he is photographing. He realizes that they are giving the pictures to him. With my background as an economist, sociologist, and anthropologist my photograpy can be nothing but social. Everything in my background, my upbrising, my education, my focus on sociology, anthropology, and geopolitics—has speeded into my photography. Photography, for me, is continuity.” Sebastião Salgado
Size: 160 x 224 mm
160 pages, 40 black and white photographs;
George Lowe and Huw Lewis-Jones
One hundred years after Ernest Shackleton set out on his ill-fated attempt to make the first crossing of Antarctica, this beautifully illustrated book celebrates those who succeeded where he had failed.
Awe-inspiring landscapes, candid portraits and action shots evoke the day-by-day moments as the expedition travelled across snow and ice, facing extraordinary challenges and dangers.
An impressive array of polar experts and explorers also add their reflections on Antarctica, and the meaning and art of true exploration. They include Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Peter Fuchs, Jonathan Shackleton, Børge Ousland, Sebastian Copeland, Ken Blaiklock, Felicity Aston and Paul Dalrymple.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Size: 270 x 220 mm
240 pages, 154 Illustrations, 60 in colour;
“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.”
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
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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.
312 pages, 275 images, 12 by 13 inches
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
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.
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.
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
Size: 11 x 13 Inches
104 Pages, 60 Four-colour Plates
Wire-O, 14 x 17 inches, 13 duotone plates.
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 nineteenth calendar featuring his work. The 2015 Michael Kenna Wall Calendar is printed on an exclusive, uncoated, natural Japanese paper using Daido black ink. It features thirteen photographs: Wanaka Lake Tree, Study 1, Otago, New Zealand. 2013; Tree in Snowdrift, Wuchang, Heilongjiang, China. 2011; Milford Sound, Study 2, New Zealand. 2013; Yuanyang, Study 3, Yunnan, China. 2013; Thirty Six Birds, Isle of Skye, Scotland. 2005; Late Afternoon Rainbow, Tasmania, Australia. 2013; Seaweed Farms, Study 7, Xiapu, China. 2010; Sandjeika Beach, Odessa, Ukraine. 2013; Night Pagoda, Nindge, Fujian, China. 2010; Harvest Moon, Seattle, Washington, USA. 2013; Maple in Autumn, Kyoto, Honshu, Japan. 2001; Pont des Arts, Study 3, Paris, France. 1987; Snow on Pebbles, Toya Lake, Hokkaido, Japan. 2009.
Huangshan is the name given to a whole range of mountains in Anhui province in eastern China. Also called Yellow mountain, the range is particularly known for its uniquely-shaped granite peaks, ubiquitous pine trees that literally grow out of the rock faces, and the ever changing configurations of flowing clouds as seen from above. Huangshan has been a source of inspiration and a muse for Chinese painters and poets throughout history. It continues to inspire artists today, including Michael Kenna. These forty-six photographs, which Kenna made over a period of three years, capture both the sublimity and grandeur of these peaks, and quietly reflect on our human interaction with nature. Kenna has written a brief introduction which describes some of his experiences on Huangshan. Arguably the most influential photographer of his generation, Michael Kenna is the subject of over 35 monographs. Beautifully printed in our special Daido black ink on uncoated art paper, this second printing of Huangshan is limited to 2,000 casebound copies.
Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 12 x 13"
72 pages, 46 duotone plates.
What is it about the way the sea moves, reflects, and glows that mesmerises and transfixes us? People are drawn to the sea, perhaps by the chaotic criss-cross of the waves, or the sense of power and force accompanied by the infinitely variable soundtrack. After all, an ocean wave is energy passing through water. Elemental and always in a state of flux, the sea changes colour depending on the weather or the light.
At heart I’m a coastal photographer drawn to the flow of the sea and the ever changing possibilities of shore, sea and sky. Coastal landscapes may often offer a simple geography of a beach, the sea and a cloudscape and as such there is a challenge to construct new and inventive interpretations.
Sea Fever is my interpretation of those seascapes and of the close affinity between sea and sky.
This A3+ soft back book is the first in the Triplekite Discover Series, featuring projects from today’s leading landscape photographers.
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.