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Latest Newsletter- 24 March 2015

Our latest newsletter has new and forthcoming photobooks by Viviane Sassen, Stephen Shore, Eve Arnold, Michael Lange, Dominick Tyler, Taishi Hirokawa, Andreas Bitesnich, Eriko Koga and many more.

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Nude Animal Cigar

Paul Kooiker

Publisher's Description

Paul Kooiker is among the most interesting conceptual photographers currently working in the Netherlands. Although his work consists entirely of photographic images, he is not so much a photographer as a sculptor and installation artist. His fascination with intriguing themes like voyeurism, innocence and clichés leads him to construct fictive collections of images that are of extremely uncertain origin, subject and significance. In his latest installation, Nude Animal Cigar, created at the invitation of the Hague Museum of Photography, Kooiker looks back over his twenty-year career in the visual arts. The result is a bewildering array of two hundred photographic works, in which images of nudes and of animals are interspersed with close-ups of the countless cigars he has smoked in his studio over the years.

Paul Kooiker (b. 1964) is not interested in creating the perfect photographic image. The value of his work lies not in his individual photographs (which are sometimes overexposed, blurred by camera movement or grainy), but in what he does with them postproduction – the subsequent process of selection and manipulation. In the initial phase of his creative process he is a deliberately ‘bad’ photographer, producing a mass of exploratory material that often runs to hundreds of images. He then approaches this material as a visual artist, creating ‘collections’ in the form of three-dimensional installations and photo books. These fictive collections look as if they have been found somewhere or have turned up in some ancient suitcase abandoned for decades in an attic. To ensure their credibility, Kooiker pays meticulous attention to internal consistency of form and style. This stands in sharp contrast to the contents of his series, which are often enigmatic and vaguely disturbing.

Publisher: APE (Art Paper Editions) 

Size: 170 x 240 mm

385 pages

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Experimental Photography: A Handbook of Techniques

Edited by Luca Bendandi, with texts by Marco Antonini

Publisher's Description

This book celebrates the new creative processes in which early analogue processes such as collodion and salt printing are undergoing a widespread revival, and new ones are evolving in combination with digital technology.

Specially commissioned photoshoots illustrate easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions for some forty technical processes: cameraless techniques such as photograms and camera obscura; pinhole, toy and hand-built cameras; camera hacking; manipulating negatives and printing processes; and post-printing treatments such as mordançage and bleaching. These processes are accompanied by illustrated interviews with practising photographers such as Ackroyd & Harvey, Wayne M. Belger, Binh Danh, Ruth Erdt and Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Size: 230 x 175 mm

240 pages, over 600 illustrations in colour and black and white

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Landscape in my Mind: Landscape photography today. Hamish Fulton to Andreas Gursky

Roland Lippuner, Lisa Ortner-Kreil, Christoph Ransmayr, Florian Steininger, Ingried Brugger

Publisher's description

Landscape in my Mind is a pictorial journey through the landscapes of current art photography. The exhibition covers the whole gamut of current positions in international landscape photography from Hamish Fulton to Andreas Gursky. Always a network of connections between man and nature landscape presents itself as a mental projection level of the perception of our surroundings – both close and distant.

The works of art function as 'distorted' mirrors of perceived reality; they are not pure documentations produced at the click of a camera but hybrid tableaus between fiction and abstraction, metaphors of the view of the world and beyond. Typically, the photographs are 'pictures painted with the camera' in large format, which exude the self-confidence of New Photography. Blurring effects and compositional qualities enhance the tableau’s painterly and pictorial value. Consequently, artists such as Elger Esser or Jörg Sasse, for example, see themselves more as 'picture composers' rather than photographers. Rather than the objective perception of landscape as found in say Thomas Struth, these images elicit emotions in the observer, including feelings of being overwhelmed, melancholy, disquiet and dread.

Some of the artists in the exhibition present landscape photography as an experience and adventure, and resort to manipulative means in doing so. 'Global landscapes' produced as digital collages and enriched using found footage from the Web. Others destroy the illusion as when Thomas Ruff reveals images in pixeled resolution to be nothing more than digital information. Moreover, we have never set eyes on Mars. Roland Barthes’ pronouncement on photography that 'this is how it was' is annulled given the full spectrum of manipulation and fiction. Landscape photography as a painterly construction of reality.

Publisher: Verlag für moderne Kunst

Size: 282 x 297 mm

176 pages, 60 illustrations in colour

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extra{ordinary}: Photographs of Britain by The Caravan Gallery

Jan Williams & Chris Teasdale

Publisher's Description

The Caravan Gallery (Jan Williams & Chris Teasdale) document the unseen aspects of the way we live now. For 15 years their work has examined aspects of daily life and social change that the mainstream media frequently overlook.

The Caravan Gallery’s photographic practice is based on travel – near and far. The artists re-appropriate what has been called ‘the tourist’s gaze’ to see spaces, places and people that are seldom visited or thought worthy of ‘touristic’ attention.

The sites and sights that the artists document are often precisely those beneath a threshold of visibility. Like the very best travel writing, their work opens our eyes to those things already beneath our feet.

For Williams and Teasdale, the city itself is a kind of museum – a place of secret treasures – where one finds wonder, astonishment, moments of grace, and unexpected beauty.

Following the bestselling success of their Is Britain Great? trilogy, extra{ordinary} is a lavishly illustrated collection of the Caravan Gallery's most well-known photographs over the years.

Publisher: The Caravan Gallery

Size: 265 x 290 mm

132 pages, 86 colour illustrations

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Joel Meyerowitz: Sense of Time

A Film by Ralph Goertz

Publisher's Description

Joel Meyerowitz counts, next to Stephen Shore and William Eggleston, as the most significant representatives of the American New Colour Photography from the 1960/70s.

Meyerowitz's street photographs of New York, achromatic light examinations on Cape Cod and his Aftermath series became icons of contemporary photography.

'This retrospective documentary gives an overview on nearly every series Meyerowitz made in the last 52 years. We were allowed to accompany the photographer over three years and went out on the streets of New York and Paris. We also followed his footsteps on Cape Cod, France and Italy.'

Publisher: Walther Koenig

Format: DVD (duration 60 mins)

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In the Shadow of the Pyramids (Signed)

Laura El-Tantawy

Publisher's Description

In the Shadow of the Pyramids is a first person account exploring memory and identity. With images spanning 2005 to 2014, what began as a look in the mirror to understand the essence of Egyptian identity expanded into an exploration of the trials and tribulations of a turbulent nation. The result is dark, sentimental and passionate. Juxtaposing the innocence of the past with the obscurity of the present, the book is an experience, edited to look like a one night’s encounter. A peaceful and tranquil day suddenly turns violent and chaotic, it’s claustrophobic, until a new dawn rises and there is hope again. 

Signed and numbered 

Self published in edition of 500

Size: 227 x 176 mm

40 pages with Japanese folds including 7 smaller text pages & 18 pages as single sheets  

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Godrevy

Michael Marten

Publisher's Description

Godrevy light flashes across St Ives Bay in Cornwall, England, warning ships of a treacherous submerged reef. Built in 1859, it has figured in paintings by several generations of the St Ives school of artists. It was an inspiration to the young Virginia Woolf, who visited it during childhood holidays and later used her memories in her novel, To the Lighthouse. Michael Marten’s photographs aim to place the lighthouse in the context of its landscape and seascape, its geology and weathers. He is interested in multiple approaches to a subject, as opposed to the idea that one particular moment and viewpoint can adequately portray a place or a scene. The book is based around a series of triptychs, which consist of separate photographs taken one after the other. The purpose is to get away from a »standard« panoramic landscape and surprise the viewer into
looking more carefully.

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag

Size: 300 x 245 mm

64 pages, 77 colour illustrations

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Anton Corbijn 1 - 2 - 3 - 4

Anton Corbijn

Publisher's Description

Representing the ultimate publication on the music photography of Anton Corbijn, one of the most important photographers and directors working today, this collection of images, many never before published, focuses on Corbijn’s evolving fascination with the music industry, from the 1970s to the present day.

Corbijn’s interest in music has been the engine of an illustrious decades-long career that most recently has veered to the making feature length films such as The American, A Most Wanted Man, and Life, due to be released later this year. This gloriously illustrated, oversized book pays homage to Corbijn’s obsession with rock and roll—an interest that has led to lifelong friendships with Bono, Michael Stipe, Dave Gahan, and other iconic musicians. Looking back over three decades, it features hundreds of creative, offbeat images that Corbijn was able to capture largely as a result of his close relationships with his subjects. Nearly every revered musician and band is represented in Corbijn’s archives: Nick Cave to Nirvana, U2 to R.E.M., the Rolling Stones to Siouxie and the Banshees. Many of the portraits are accompanied by their subjects’ own take on Corbijn’s distinct style and approach. Also included here are previously unpublished photos of the late Joe Cocker and the band Depeche Mode, who considered him an honorary member. A fitting tribute to an innovative and deeply passionate photographer, this book will rock the worlds of fans of music and photography.

Publisher: Prestel

Size: 240 x 290 mm

352 pages, 13 colour illustrations, 287 b/w illustrations

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Hollands Deep

Anton Corbijn

Publisher's Description

Known for his groundbreaking personal portraits of cultural protagonists of our time, Dutch filmmaker (Control; The American; A Most Wanted Man) and photographer Anton Corbijn presents a survey of his work of more than four decades. Designed by award-winning book designer Irma Boom, this exhibition catalog accompanies a major retrospective in The Hague. 

With essays by Franz Kaiser, Seán O'Hagan and Benno Tempel.

English/German edition.

Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel

Size: 275 x 250 mm

240 pages, 241 colour and duotone plates. 

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Mediterranean

Nick Hannes

Publisher's Desrciption

From 2010 to 2014, photographer Nick Hannes travelled the length and breadth of the Mediterranean shores, documenting various contemporary issues such as tourism, urbanisation and migration. While he was working on this project, the region continuously hit the headlines: crisis in Greece, the Arab Spring, boat refugees on Lampedusa, wars in Libya, Syria, and Gaza. One thing is for sure: the Mediterranean was centre stage once more.

Nick Hannes' images capture the paradoxes of this region and the spirit of the time most significantly. They put things into perspective. Serious and moving in one moment, hilarious and ironic in the next.

Publisher: Hannibal Publishing

Size: 215 x 290 mm
192 pages, 100 colour illustrations

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Atlantic Wall

Stephan Vanfleteren

Publisher's Description

During World War II, Adolf Hitler gave the order for a line of defence to be constructed along the coasts of the western front. Ranging from the French-Spanish border to the north of Norway, this Atlantic Wall is a series of bunkers, barricades and coastal batteries.

Over the past year, Stephan Vanfleteren photographed this 'wall' of more than 2600 kilometres in his well-known black-and-white style. He planted his tripod on various beaches in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, climbed cliff faces in France, sailed between the fjords of Norway and stood in the surf in Denmark to photograph the ruins of the largest military structure of the previous century.

Vanfleteren shows with this series of photos his wonder for the untamed architectural beauty of these concrete structures and he shows the power of nature as it slowly reclaims these structures that were once considered impenetrable.

Publisher: Hannibal Publishing

Size: 195 x 280 mm

200 pages, 200 illustrations

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4 Real & True 2! Landschaften. Photographien

Wim Wenders

Publisher's Description

Famous and unpublished highlights from Wenders’ acclaimed photo series Written in the West, Buena Vista Social Club, Once, Pictures from the Surface of the Earth, and Journey to Onomichi. A tribute on the occasion of his 70th birthday. Schirmer/Mosel. Edited by Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf. With texts by Hubertus von Amelunxen, Laura Schmidt and Beat Wismer and Haikus von Wim Wenders.

Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel

Size: 135 x 200 mm

336 pages,240 colour and duotone plates

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This is England

Homer Sykes

Publisher's Description

As a freelance photographer in the early 1970s, Homer Sykes worked for magazines such as The Observer, The Telegraph, Time or Newsweek and covered the conflicts in the Middle East or Northern Ireland. But he quickly turned to his own country, questioning the British customs. The first twenty years of his career were for him a true immersion in the daily life, folklore and mutations of a society in crisis, beset by doubt and reinventing itself through a pop-rock culture.

Publisher: Poursuite Editions

Size: 160 × 220 mm

32 pages

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Territories of the Soul

Kenro Izu

Publisher's Description

The images of the Japanese photographer accompany the reader on a fascinating trip around the world through the most important religious centers. The sophisticated art of Kenro Izu (Osaka, 1949) is the focal point of a volume devoted entirely to the photographer’s long exploration of the world’s most important holy places, from Cambodia, India, and Tibet to Indonesia, Egypt, and Syria. Fascinated by the sublime beauty of ancient remains, he returns to the styles and printing techniques of 19th-century photography, as they are best able to capture the mystical atmosphere of the places examined.

Publisher: Skira

Size: 9-1/2 x 11"

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Sketches 2nd printing

Viviane Sassen

2010 Kominek Gallery, 16 x 20 cm 36 pages. Stamped cardboard cover, binded with stitched black thread.

Sketches is showing Polaroids made in Africa between 2002 and 2010. This book could be an explanation or a introducion to the previous Flamboya book and project but in fact Sketches is a small and magic book on its own, showing the beautiful universe of Viviane Sassens photography. Viviane is normally using the polaroids as sketches and tryouts before taking the final picture, its like not long ago most of the fashion and advertisment photographers did. But In the book it seems like that the polaroids start to live their own life, capturing the raw energy of a spontaneously staged street scene, building together a new photobook that becomes a piece of its own. The design of the book is by Sybren Kuiper, a dutch designer who did many interesting books for Cuny Janssen, Niels Stomps o Rob Hornstra.The reproduction of Polaroid piles on a white page suggests the 3 dimensional feeling of a real Polaroid but threw the simple stamped cardboard cover and the binding with stitched black thread this publication never gets over designed but just incredibly balanced.

Sample images

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Umbra

Viviane Sassen

UMBRA delves into the world of shadows. A darkness that is seductive and deceptive.
A darkness that lies in every human soul, as a still black lake with a surface flat as a mirror that can not be but shattered.

UMBRA is, naturally, also the story of light, from its blinding qualities to its brittle brightness. The ever conflicting pull of light and darkness kicked off the quest for imagery of what can not be contained: a world continuously in motion, the mind unable to decide which direction to take. Shadow, eventually, as a force of life, and not only the negation of light.

Viviane Sassen and Maria Barnas shared their interests in the darker sides of life, in this publication that shines with lucidity.

Photographs by Viviane Sassen, poems by Maria Barnas.

Folder (foil block cover), containing a booklet and 11 single prints. 

Second edition of 700, 15*21 cm

Sample images

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Exploring Color Photography From Film to Pixels (6th Edition)

Robert Hirsch

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Publisher's Description

Robert Hirsch’s Exploring Color Photography is the thinking photographer’s guide to color imagemaking. Now in its sixth edition, this pioneering text clearly and concisely instructs students and intermediate photographers in the fundamental aesthetic and technical building blocks needed to create thought-provoking digital and analog color photographs. Taking both a conceptual and pragmatic approach, the book avoids getting bogged down in complex, ever-changing technological matters, allowing it to stay fresh and engaging.

Known as the Bible of Color Photography, its stimulating assignments encourage students to be adventurous and to take responsibility for learning and working independently. The emphasis on design and postmodern theoretical concepts stresses the thought process behind the creation of intriguing images. It’s extensive and inspiring collection of images and accompanying captions allow makers to provide insight into how photographic methodology was utilized to visualize and communicate their objectives.

The text continues to deliver inspiring leadership in the field of color photography with the latest accurate information, ideas, commentary, history, a diverse collection of contemporary images, and expanded cellphone photography coverage.
A "Problem Solving and Writing" chapter offers methods and exercises that help one learn to be a visual problem solver and to discuss and write succinctly about the concepts at the foundation of one’s work.

Exploringcolorphotography.com, the companion website, has been revamped and updated to feature more student and teacher resources, including a new web-based timeline: As It Happened: A Chronological History of Color Photography.

Publisher: Focal Press

388 pages

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Uncommon Places: The Complete Works

Stephen Shore

Publisher's Description

Originally published in 1982, Stephen Shore’s legendary Uncommon Places has influenced more than a generation of photographers. Shore was among the first artists to take colour beyond the domain of advertising and fashion photography, and his large-format colour work on the American vernacular landscape stands at the root of what has become a vital photographic tradition over the past forty years. 

Uncommon Places: The Complete Works presents a definitive collection of the landmark series, and in the span of a decade has become a contemporary classic. Now, for this lushly produced reissue, the artist has added twenty more images and a statement discussing the rediscovery of photographs never previously printed and what it means to expand a classic series.

Like Robert Frank and Walker Evans before him, Shore discovered a hitherto unarticulated vision of America via highway and camera. Approaching his subjects with cool objectivity, Shore retains precise internal systems of gestures in composition and light, through which a parking lot emptied of people, a hotel bedroom, or a building on a side street assumes both an archetypal aura and an ambiguously personal importance. In contrast to his signature landscapes with which Uncommon Places is often associated, this expanded survey reveals equally remarkable collections of interiors and portraits.

An essay by noted critic and curator Stephan Schmidt-Wulffen and a conversation with Shore by fiction writer Lynne Tillman examine his methodology as they elucidate his roots in the Pop and Conceptual art movements of the late 1960s and early 1970s. The texts are illustrated with reproductions from Shore’s earlier series ‘American Surfaces’ and ‘Amarillo: Tall in Texas’.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Size: 262 x 327 mm

208 pages, 183 Illustrations, 183 in colour

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Kodama

Hajime Kimura

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Publisher's Description

This photographic story is the first subject matter that Hajime would challenge himself to portray. The trigger to his passion dates back to a decade ago, when he was just 21 years old. Sitting in the college library he stumbled upon a book that portrayed the life of an ancient Japanese people living in mountainous ranges, only 30 years ago. The tribe was described as being quite apart from the Japanese society as we know it today. The book left a deep impression that marked him for life... This 56-page memory is richly overflowing with the recollections of Hajime's 5 years spent living, between 2007 and 2011, with that very tribe, the MATAGI.

Publisher: Madosha

Size: 300 x 300 mm

56 pages

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Cry of Silence: Traces of An Armenian Memory

Antoine Agoudjian

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Publisher's Description

Antoine Agoudjian’s comprehensive tome is dedicated to the Armenian cultural memory and identity; it marks the centenary of the Armenian genocide. Antoine Agoudjian has dedicated his life’s work to the photographic documentation of Armenian peoples, exiled from a nation decimated by genocide and war. Agoudjian’s evocative images explore cultural memory and identity in the face of wholesale extermination and consequent exile; his exhibition in 2011 was the first on this subject to be exhibited in Turkey since the 1915 genocide. His work evolved that same year from black and white to color photography, and his message of tolerance transcends beyond the Armenian community, offering hope in the irrepressible strength of the human spirit. With photographs taken all over the world over the course of nearly thirty years, Agoudjian documents what must not be forgotten in powerfully moving and intimate images.

Publisher: Flammarion

Size: 11 3/4 x 11"

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Bestsellers

Songbook (Signed)

Alec Soth

Signed copies, 2nd printing, available April 2015

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

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

Michael Kenna Calendar 2015

Michael Kenna

Publisher's Description

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.

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.

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.

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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