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Latest newsletter- 18 August 2015

Our latest newsletter has new and forthcoming books from Michael Kenna, Paul Graham, Jacob Aue Sobol, Toshio Shibata, Kikuji Kawada, Bruce Davidson and more.

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Life is One Live it Well SIGNED

Henrik Malmstrom

Publisher's Description

Life is One Live it Well takes us back to the dodgy area of St. Georg in Hamburg and to many of its barrooms: Mickey Mouse, Windstärke 11, Zum Frühaufsteher, Rund um die Uhr, Moin Moin, Treff Hamburg-München, also the Vanessa Bar, Dschungel Bar, Rubin Bar, Moulin Rouge, Zar und Zimmermann and the Astra Stübchen. Now that the party is over, these bars have turned into mausoleums of the good old times and fading testimonies of a quartier that is frenetically changing under the effect of gentrification and the ban on street prostitution.

Henrik Malmström was curious to know what was actually happening inside these places. So, he started frequenting them. For four years, he befriended regulars, bartenders and clients. He became one of them. Then a sort of photo metamorphosis happened through the life in the bars of St. Georg. Like a cockroach, his camera, started crawling on the floor recreating what it feels like after a night of solitary rounds.

Balloons, velvet cushions, faded wallpaper and champagne –decayed fragments of the old fancy times, all shot with flashlight, all in close-up. They could perfectly be the snaps of a drunkard.

And then, it’s people. Living characters. Life’s rebels. Moralists call them the prostitutes, pimps, underdogs and petty criminals of Hamburg’s streets of shame. But, in fact, what they are is common people living their lives the best they can. Just like everyone they want to hang out, have fun and some beer.

Somewhere between the bittersweet fatalism of Rainer Werner Fassbinder and the deadpan mien aesthetics of Aki Kaurismäki, Malmström recreates in colour a contemporary “Café Lehmitz”. Its ambience is imbued with visual stylization and a warm-hearted emotional immediacy towards its people who just want to be left in peace and “drink their bitter cup of broken dreams”, as the famous Finnish tango artist Olavi Virta sings. After all, life is one, so you better live it well. Thank you for the visit.

Finnish photographer Henrik Malmström (b.1983) currently lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His work is often the result of the interaction with his immediate surroundings. In 2010 he self-published On Borrowed Time, his first book of photographs. In the same year he moved to Hamburg, Germany, where he developed and completed his two projects “A Minor Wrongdoing” and “Life is One Live it Well” by 2014. He is the co-founder and curator of the Müllkellergalerie, a premium art gallery located in a garbage room in Hamburg, Germany. In 2015 he co-founded the online platform Vaciarte, that deals with arts and politics in Buenos Aires.

210mm x 300mm / hardcover with embossing / 256 pages + 1 loose paper / Design and editing by Henrik Malmström and Misha Kominek / Limited Edition of 375 copies / signed and numbered / July 2015 Kominek books /

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Women, Children and Loitering Men

Shirley Baker

Publisher's Description

Shirley Baker: Women and Children; and Loitering Men
focuses on this formative period of Shirley Baker's practice and features many previously unseen photographs, in
particular her startling colour work from Summer 1965,
sequenced as an unfolding visual narrative.

A foreword by Professor Griselda Pollock, and an original short story by author Jackie Kay offer a contemporary
reading of the quiet drama of Baker’s photographs and
serves to underline the photographer’s principal
significance as a compassionate as well as a humorous
teller of stories that make visible the spectrum of human resilience.

The book accompanies the exhibition: Shirley Baker: Women and Children; and Loitering Men, The Photographers' Gallery, 17 July - 20 Sep 2015

Second printing, due 31 August

Author - Anna Douglas
Publisher - The Photographers' Gallery
Price - 29.99
Binding - Hardback
Publication Date - 2015
2nd printing 500 copies

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Avec Toi SIGNED

Jacob Aue Sobol

catalog with 17 images and 20 pages, signed

Size 42cm x 28cm

Pages unfold as posters (poster size 42cm x 56cm)

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Julia Margaret Cameron: Photographs to electrify you with delight and startle the world

Julia Margaret Cameron; Marta Weiss

Publisher's Description

Julia Margaret Cameron (1815–79) was one of the most important and innovative photographers of the 19th century. Criticised in her lifetime for her unconventional techniques, she is now celebrated as a pioneering portraitist. 2015 marks the bicentenary of Cameron’s birth and the 150th anniversary of her first museum exhibition – the only one in her lifetime – held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1865.

Drawing on the V&A’s significant collection, which includes photographs acquired directly from Cameron and letters she wrote to the museum’s founding director, Curator Marta Weiss tells the story of Cameron’s artistic development. She also presents, for the first time, a group of photographs recently revealed to have belonged to Cameron’s friend and mentor the artist G.F. Watts. This discovery sheds light on previously unacknowledged aspects of Cameron’s experimental approach.

To accompany a touring exhibition:
Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow (18 Nov 2018 – 1 Feb 2015)
Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent (14 March 2015 – 14 June 2015)
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (13 August 2015 – 25 October 2015)
Victoria and Albert Museum, London (28 Nov 2015 – 21 Feb 2016)
Fundación MAPFRE, Madrid (15 March 2016 – 15 May 2016)
Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo (2 July 2016 – 19 September 2016)

188 pages
22 cm x 26 cm
Paperback
Published in partnership with Victoria & Albert Museum, London

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INDEX

Antoine d’Agata

Publisher's Description

This work of Antoine d’Agata was partially visible in the exhibition «S’il y a lieu je pars avec vous», presented at the BAL (Paris) from September 11th to October 26th 2014. This one is published in INDEX in its entirety.

Publisher: Andre Frere Editions

Size: 135 x 180 mm

256 pages, 1215 colour pictures

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Landscape 2008 - 2009 SIGNED

Toshio Shibata

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Signed copy

Publisher's Description

Catalog of an exhibition of Shibata's landscape photography held at Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.

Includes English translations of essays in the back and front of the book.

Publisher: Yomiuri Ryoko Shuppansha

Size: 360 x 254 mm

83 pages

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bergen

Daniela Keiser and Nadine Olonetzky

Publisher's Description

Viewing historical events from today’s perspective, freeing space for the autobiographical, and creating an authentic voice and connection between image and text are the themes on which bergen is based.

The hills in the surroundings of Berlin are not mountains but hills with thin topsoil, infused with iron from armaments, bricks, and other rubble. They come from the post-World War II era. Nowadays, these elevations are used for recreational activities. Children fly their kites, young people and adults meditate or relax here. Daniela Keiser has visited these hills often over the past several years to photograph contemporary everyday life.
The author Nadine Olonetzky has frequently been engaged with Keiser's photographs. Her precise descriptions of the works, which have been published in various media, have led them to closer contact. Starting point of this book was a studio visit when Keiser had just defined the first photographs for bergen. Inspired by that Olonetzky created a text dealing with her own family history, intertwining post-war images and childhood memories.

Publisher: The Green Box

Size: 130 x 195 mm

128 pages, 49 illustrations

German / English

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Gathered Leaves (Signed)

Alec Soth

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Publisher's Description

Alec Soth’s reputation as one of the leading lights of contemporary photographic practice is largely predicated on the books he has published. This unusual catalogue accompanies a touring exhibition which uses the four major bodies of work which Soth has published as books since 2004 as the structural basis for both a mid-career retrospective and an investigation of Soth’s prescient understanding of the various and distinct applications of photography as a tool for storytelling across diverse media. The title of the exhibition comes from Walt Whitman’s poem Song of Myself [1855] and references both the pages of his books gathered for consideration and the notion that his work is also a story about Soth himself.

Soth's meteoric rise to international acclaim began with his first book, Sleeping by the Mississippi, published by Steidl in 2004. The book has sold through numerous print runs and has long been out-of-print. It embodies not only a moment in which a new and original voice emerged with an unusual ability to transpose subtle and highly personal stories of local American life, but also marked a significant early event in the photo-book publishing boom we are currently experiencing. The success of his two subsequent volumes, Niagara[2006] and Broken Manual [2010], combined with the hugely influential exploration of self-publishing under his Little Brown Mushroom imprint, have all reinforced Soth’s position as a master of the book form. The recent success of Songbook [2015] has seen a return to the mainstream of book publishing.

This catalogue is a special object, bringing together an essay by Aaron Schuman spread across 28 large format postcards, with mini facsimile versions of Soth’s 4 books [3 of which are now out-of-print], all housed together in a luxurious printed and embossed clamshell box.

Box:
Embossed cardboard box with 4c printed paper cover and interior printed 1c. [228 mm x 223 mm]

Postcards:
32 large format postcards printed one side with the images from the exhibition. With an essay by Aaron Schuman spread across the backs of the cards. One additional card printed with an introduction by Kate Bush, curator of the exhibition and Director of Media Space, London.

Four mini facsimile books: Sleeping by the Mississippi [113 mm x 108 mm] Niagara [109 mm x 128 mm] Broken Manual [86 mm x 112 mm]Songbook [113 mm x 108 mm]

With texts by Aaron Schuman and Kate Bush

4 volumes

Sample images

Publisher: Mack

Size: 228 x 223 mm

Clamshell box housing four mini facsimile books, and 32 large format postcards

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Gathered Leaves

Alec Soth

Overseas deliveries  Please note that, as this is a heavy item, overseas postage will be charged at twice our standard rates.

Publisher's Description

Alec Soth’s reputation as one of the leading lights of contemporary photographic practice is largely predicated on the books he has published. This unusual catalogue accompanies a touring exhibition which uses the four major bodies of work which Soth has published as books since 2004 as the structural basis for both a mid-career retrospective and an investigation of Soth’s prescient understanding of the various and distinct applications of photography as a tool for storytelling across diverse media. The title of the exhibition comes from Walt Whitman’s poem Song of Myself [1855] and references both the pages of his books gathered for consideration and the notion that his work is also a story about Soth himself.

Soth's meteoric rise to international acclaim began with his first book, Sleeping by the Mississippi, published by Steidl in 2004. The book has sold through numerous print runs and has long been out-of-print. It embodies not only a moment in which a new and original voice emerged with an unusual ability to transpose subtle and highly personal stories of local American life, but also marked a significant early event in the photo-book publishing boom we are currently experiencing. The success of his two subsequent volumes, Niagara[2006] and Broken Manual [2010], combined with the hugely influential exploration of self-publishing under his Little Brown Mushroom imprint, have all reinforced Soth’s position as a master of the book form. The recent success of Songbook [2015] has seen a return to the mainstream of book publishing.

This catalogue is a special object, bringing together an essay by Aaron Schuman spread across 28 large format postcards, with mini facsimile versions of Soth’s 4 books [3 of which are now out-of-print], all housed together in a luxurious printed and embossed clamshell box.

Box:
Embossed cardboard box with 4c printed paper cover and interior printed 1c. [228 mm x 223 mm]

Postcards:
32 large format postcards printed one side with the images from the exhibition. With an essay by Aaron Schuman spread across the backs of the cards. One additional card printed with an introduction by Kate Bush, curator of the exhibition and Director of Media Space, London.

Four mini facsimile books: Sleeping by the Mississippi [113 mm x 108 mm] Niagara [109 mm x 128 mm] Broken Manual [86 mm x 112 mm]Songbook [113 mm x 108 mm]

With texts by Aaron Schuman and Kate Bush

4 volumes

Sample images

Publisher: Mack

Size: 228 x 223 mm

Clamshell box housing four mini facsimile books, and 32 large format postcards

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Voyage of Discovery, The

Carly Steinbrunn

Publisher's Description

A few hundred years hence, in this same place, another traveller, as despairing as myself, will mourn the disappearance of what I might have seen, but failed to see. I am subject to a double infirmity: I am hurt by everything I see, and I constantly reproach myself for not looking as much as I should. Claude Lévi-Strauss, "Tristes Tropiques"

Carly Steinbrunn’s The Voyage of Discovery poses as the scientific report of a mission to discover and describe unknown worlds. The photographs present an inventory of findings, with an encyclopaedic curiosity reminiscent of the expeditionary narratives of James Cook and the travelogues of Claude Lévi-Strauss.

Touching upon the realms of geography, botanics, anthropology and zoology, Steinbrunn’s body of work borrows from the varied approaches of the scientific register, and from the history of photography. Echoing Le Gray and Blossfeldt to evoke the aesthetic catalogue of photography’s own evolution, Steinbrunn also enfolds found images to question the transparency of the medium, where a photograph is simultaneously an index of reality and a fabrication.

Steinbrunn’s project is wilfully inconclusive, offering only signs to a pathway through a territory that exists only within the universe of her book. Ultimately, the work bears reference to that particular history which links photography to exploration – the successive conquests of the sea, the air and outer space – and Steinbrunn suggests that, in an age where every island has been charted, every frontier has been breached, the only journey left is inside the image itself.

Publisher: Mack

Size: 210 x 260 mm

96 pages


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Lago

Ron Jude

Publisher's Description

“…I know it happened, and I have enough information about it to reconstruct the whole scene to my own satisfaction, but the person to whom it happened is somewhere so far off that I only know it’s me because I can see his face, and because I’m the one remembering.” John Darnielle, Wolf in White Van

In Lago, Ron Jude returns to the California desert of his early childhood as if a detective in search of clues to his own identity. In a book of 54 photographs made between 2011 and 2014, he attempts to reconcile the vagaries of memory (and the uncertainty of looking) with our need to make narrative sense of things. Using a desolate desert lake as a theatrical backdrop, Jude meanders through the arid landscape of his youth, making note of everything from venomous spiders to discarded pornography. If one considers these traces to be a coded language of some sort, Jude’s act of photographing and piecing them together becomes a form of cryptography – like a poetic archeology that, rather than attempting to arrive at something conclusive, looks for patterns and rhythms that create congruity out of the stuttering utterances of the visible world. According to Jude, “these harmonies, when we’re lucky enough to find them, are probably the closest we can get to discovering actual ‘meaning’ and grasping the potency of place.”

Publisher: Mack

Size: 241 x 292 mm

96 pages, 55 colour plates

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Shutting Up Shop

John Londei

Publisher's Description

Shot over a fifteen-year period beginning in the early 1970s, Shutting Up Shop is a tribute to an era that has all but disappeared: the traditional small shops that feature have now almost all gone.

In all there are 60 shops. Each one is unique, and their range diverse: from flowers to condoms, from tea to tobacco. As well as shops from London the series covers many regions of the UK, everywhere from the Isle of Harris to the Isle of Wight.

As well as the photographs of the shops are their stories, vividly told through anecdote and interviews with the staff; for just as important as the shops were the shopkeepers, people who were cherished and seen as important members of their community. And how proud they were to be serving it!

In 2004 Londei began the task of updating what had become of the shopkeepers and shops he’d photographed so long ago. His findings are included in the fascinating ‘afterword’ section of the book. Many had closed not long after the pictures were taken, others struggled on until the death or retirement of their owners; almost every single one had changed beyond recognition.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis

255mm x 247mm

144 pages, 120 photographs

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Sierra Club Calendar 2016

Publisher's Description

A bestseller for thirty years -- over 8 million sold!

  • All the grandeur of the North American wilderness
  • Spiral bound
  • Shrink-wrapped

Publisher: Sierra Club

Size: 11 5/16 x 13 1/2"

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Sierra Club Diary 2016

Publisher's Description

The most popular nature calendar ever published

  • Stunning images of flora and fauna
  • Week-by-week format with 56 full-color photographs
  • Spiral bound, measures 6 5/16" x 9 1/4"
  • Shrink-wrapped

Publisher: Sierra Club

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Ansel Adams Diary 2016

Ansel Adams

Publisher's Description

The classic desk calendar, featuring faithfully reproduced images from the Ansel Adams archive alongside helpful organizing features.

The 2016 Engagement Calendar features a wide range of Ansel Adams' most beloved images, all impeccably printed in duotone to the high standards established by Adams himself. From iconic National Parks photographs to intricate nature and architectural studies, the selection features images both familiar and rarely seen. Ample space for recording appointments and a section of monthly calendars are provided for long-term planning. Elegant and practical, the Engagement Calendar is the perfect desk organizer and an attractive gift.

Publisher: Little Brown

Size: 9 x 9"

128 pages

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Ansel Adams 2016 Wall Calendar

Ansel Adams

Publisher's Description

With superb reproductions of breathtaking Ansel Adams photographs, the ANSEL ADAMS WALL CALENDAR remains a beloved annual bestseller.

The 2016 Wall Calendar features thirteen exquisite, high-quality reproductions of Adams' photographs carefully selected and ordered to reflect the changing seasons. These stunning images--majestic mountain vistas, dramatic waterfalls, and landscapes of the American West--will delight all year long. A classic and popular now as ever, the ANSEL ADAMS WALL CALENDAR is an elegant addition to any home or office.

Publisher: Little Brown

Size: 15 1/2 x 12 1/2"

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Athens Diary (Signed)

Peter Bialobrzeski

Publisher's Description

In a follow-up to 2014's Cairo Diary, Peter Bialobrzeski visits Athens to document the urban consequences of the biggest European crisis in decades.

"Around my neighborhood in central Athens, most of the old Kafenions have made space for American-style coffee shops. It is “International Workers Day“. One has to wait till 7am to indulge in a large Cappuccino. When I cross the road a platoon of riot police are ready to deal with what will come."

Athens Diary is the 2nd book in the City Diaries Series. It will be followed by Taipei Diary.

Publisher: Velvet Cell

Size: 140 x 210 mm

112 pages

Limited Edition of 500

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Athens Diary

Peter Bialobrzeski

Publisher's Description

In a follow-up to 2014's Cairo Diary, Peter Bialobrzeski visits Athens to document the urban consequences of the biggest European crisis in decades.

"Around my neighborhood in central Athens, most of the old Kafenions have made space for American-style coffee shops. It is “International Workers Day“. One has to wait till 7am to indulge in a large Cappuccino. When I cross the road a platoon of riot police are ready to deal with what will come."

Athens Diary is the 2nd book in the City Diaries Series. It will be followed by Taipei Diary.

Publisher: Velvet Cell

Size: 140 x 210 mm

112 pages

Limited Edition of 500

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Arrivals and Departures signed

Jacob Aue Sobol

Catalog with 40 images and 50 pages, signed

Magnum photographer Jacob Aue Sobol made a trek from Moscow to Ulan Bator to Beijing in one month — often making more than 1,000 photographs each day for 28 days straight.

Size 31,5cm x 23cm, printed by Leica Gallery Warsaw

Sample images

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The Map

Kikuji Kawada

Publisher's Description

Limited Edition: 600/ signed & numbered、housed in a specially-made box、texts: Kenzaburo Oe “Map” and Kikuji Kawada “On the re-reprint of ‘Chizu’”

The original 1965 edition of “Chizu” is a legendary photography book that is virtually impossible to catch sight of today.
While relentlessly tracking the “stains” scattered across walls and ceiling of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial,
Kawada projects memories of the war through young soldiers’ portraits and letters, ruined fortresses, etc.
At the same time, his pictures of iron scraps at factories, Lucky Strike boxes brought in by occupation forces,
dumped Coca-Cola bottles, and other indicators of recovery after the war, document the process of overall transformation in postwar Japan.

This long-awaited new edition of “Chizu”, renowned as one of the most experimental Japanese photography books, is a
complete reprint adopting Kohei Sugiura’s original peculiar design with all photos as double-page spreads.

Sample images

Publisher: Akio Nagasawa Publishing

Size: 150 x 225 mm

190 pages

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Bestsellers

Songbook (Signed)

Alec Soth

Signed copies, 2nd printing

Publisher's Description

Known for his haunting portraits of solitary Americans in Sleeping by the Mississippi and Broken Manual, Alec Soth has recently turned his lens toward community life in the country. To aid in his search, Soth assumed the increasingly obsolescent role of community newspaper reporter. From 2012-2014, Soth traveled state by state while working on his self-published newspaper, The LBM Dispatch, as well as on assignment for the New York Times and others. From upstate New York to Silicon Valley, Soth attended hundreds of meetings, dances, festivals and communal gatherings in search of human interaction in an era of virtual social networks.

With Songbook, Soth has stripped these pictures of their news context in order to highlight the longing for connection at their root. Fragmentary, funny and sad, Songbook is a lyrical depiction of the tension between American individualism and the desire to be united.

SIGNED COPY

Sample images

Publisher: Mack Books

Size: 285 cm x 273 mm

144 pages, 75 tritone plates

Black Rose, The

Trent Parke

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Publisher's Description

The Black Rose represents the culmination of seven years of work for internationally renowned Adelaide photographer Trent Parke. In his quest to uncover his memories of his mother and childhood, Parke photographs details of the natural world and incidents from everyday life. These take on greater significance and symbolic meaning, which he builds to create a complex narrative. The Black Rose, produces a meditation on life¹s journeys and explores the way the past infiltrates the present, and in turn can influence the future.

Sample images

Size: 240 x 320 mm

168 pages, over 200 illustrations

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

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

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.

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.

Shinan

Michael Kenna

Available now

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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.

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



Silent Respiration of Forests

Takeshi Shikama

Signed Copies

Publisher's Description
'The depth of the forest was filled with an uncanny air For something seemed to be lurking there.'

This series of photographs is an expression of my search for the soul of the deep forests.

One day in early autumn in 2001, just as twilight was setting in, I had lost track of the mountain paths. I happened to wander into a shady forest, where I found myself suddenly seized with a strong desire to take photographs. The following day, I set out once again, carrying my camera with me this time, and searched for the same forest. This experience made me realize that I was not taking photographs of the forest out of my own will, but that the forest was inducing me to take its photographs.

Looking back in retrospect, I have a feeling that this might have all begun with my decision to build a mountain lodge with my own hands. In order to clear a plot of land for constructing a lodge inside a small forest, I had to fell Japanese red pine trees some eighty years old. Although many years have elapsed since then, I still vividly remember the sensation I had as I sat astride the felled down trees, stripping them of their barks. The trees collapsed onto the ground with a huge thud, making my entire body tremble; I looked up and remained motionless for a while, totally overwhelmed by the vastness of the sky. Almost as if stained by the blood rushing from another person's wound, I was covered with splashes of tree sap spurting from the edge of the blade of my hatchet. This made me acutely aware of the living energy of the trees, and I immediately decided to make the most of this power in the lodge I was about to build.

It took me some ten years to finish constructing the lodge. Thirty-six Japanese red pine trees growing in that forest were used for the ground sills, the central pillar and the beams. This probably explains why it is so very cozy and comfortable inside my mountain lodge. While continuously handling wood for building my lodge, I believe that I have come to feel things I could neither see nor hear before. And it could well be that, lured by this strange power, I started to travel all over Japan visiting the depth of forests.

The Silent Respiration of Forests is a collection of photographs which I was able to take, inspired by this power of the forest.

Takeshi Shikama

Publisher: TOSEI-SHA Publishing Co
Size: 270 x 380 mm
64 pages

Publisher's Price: £ 50.00
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