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Latest Newsletter- 12 January 2015

Our first newsletter of 2015, issued today, includes new and forthcoming titles by Alec Soth, Antoine d'Agata, Darren Almond, Hasselblad Award winner Miyuko Ishiuchi, Takeshi Shikama, and Mayuma Hosukura.

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Brown Sisters, Forty Years

Nicholas Nixon

Publisher's Description

In August 1974, the photographer Nicholas Nixon made a group portrait of his wife, Bebe, and her three sisters, Heather, Mimi, and Laurie. He did not keep the image, but in 1975 he made another portrait of the four—who then ranged in age from fifteen to twenty-five—with an eight-by-ten-inch view camera, whose large negatives capture a wealth of detail and a luscious continuity of tone. Nixon and the sisters have gathered for an annual portrait ever since.

Publisher: MoMA Publications

Size: 11.5 x 9.5"

96 pages

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Tranquillity

Heikki Kaski

Publisher's Description

Finnish photographer Heikki Kaski shot the images for this photobook in a small town called Tranquillity, located in Central Valley, California. Hot and dusty, with junk piled in empty lots and run-down buildings, it seems to be a typically quiet place in the middle of nowhere, resigned to its own character. Yet in the people Kaski portrays, one can sense an underlying tension. Their faces are rarely divulged – covered by hair, turned away or blasted in white light – so we are forced to read their bodies and postures, or to look for signs in the birds swirling overhead, the gnarled trees and dried grasses, the patient dogs. “Tranquillity” won the Unseen Amsterdam dummy award in 2013.

Publisher: Lecturis

Size: 190 x 260 mm

118 pages

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Winslow Arizona

Stephen Shore

Publisher's Description

Winslow Arizona features a selection of images Stephen Shore presented in contemporary artist Doug Aitken’s project “Station to Station.” For the project, which Aitken calls a “nomadic happening,” he rented a train, which departed from New York and traveled to nine cities, including Minneapolis, through the southwest, and finally arriving San Francisco in a three-week journey. He invited artists, writers, filmmakers, and performers to participate, and staged a “happening,” which involved exhibitions and performances, at each stop. 

The images in Winslow Arizona, which Stephen Shore shot in a day while revisiting Winslow, Arizona, where he made his seminal work American Surfaces, are presented unedited, in the order that he shot them, making it an improvisational work

Publisher: Amana

Size: 270 x 210 mm

132 pages

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Koan (Signed)

Xiaoyi Chen

Publisher's Description

Chinese photographer Xiaoyi Chen uses the photogravure process to create extraordinarily beautiful prints on a variety of Japanese and other fine art papers. Chen's vision originates from immersion in Zen and Taoist philosophies: philosophies which, in contradiction to Western thought, emphasise the inadequacy of language and words, and the importance of intuition over reason and logic, to transform the self. In Zen Buddhism Koan is a story or riddle used to help in the attainment of a state of spontaneous reflection, free from planning and analytical thought.

The book's images, mostly landscapes, many taken in Iceland, often dissolve to abstraction. Chen's radiant images, in a complementary sequence and design, produce a photo book that provides an exhilarating visual experience.

Publisher: PJB Editions

Size: 215 x 273 mm

72 pages, 40 photographs

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Alp

Olaf Unverzart

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Publisher's Description

Serious Alpine photography began in the middle of the 19th century by photographers who lugged large plate cameras into inaccessible regions to produce some of the most spectacular images of their time. Nearly two hundred years later, Olaf Unverzart has photographed the Alps and given them a 21st century perspective. Disappearing glaciers, the steeply inclined asphalt roads of the Tour de France, machinery crushed by avalanches, or huge cement fortifications imbedded in rock and defying nature—Unverzart’s large-format images focus on the marks humankind leaves behind when attempting to master nature. He also documents nature’s own power—in the form of avalanches and mudflows—when it overcomes these misguided efforts. Much more than another collection of nature photographs, this volume is a powerful reminder of the ramifications of human intervention toward Earth’s most majestic features—a story told without ideology or didactics, through the eyes of a keen and hopeful observer.

Publisher: Prestel

Size:230 x 300 mm

192 pages90 colour illustrations

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Perspectives on Place: Theory and Practice in Landscape Photography

J.A.P. Alexander

Publisher's Description

Creative Landscape Photography accessibly navigates the history of this rich and diverse genre and looks critically at how contemporary practitioners continue to find new and innovative ways of engaging with the landscape and their surroundings. Practical issues are addressed, such as effective composition and managing challenging lighting conditions. However, this book bridges theory and practice by demonstrating how particular visual approaches have been adopted by photographers and artists to facilitate the communication of ideas and themes, as well as more abstract concepts. 

Writer, educator and professional photographer Jesse Alexander provides an inspiring and challenging insight into the territory of contemporary landscape photography, which will help foundation level and undergraduate students to improve the visual qualities of their landscape images as well as develop their understanding of how to represent the landscape more meaningfully. 
 
This book is aimed for students as well as enthusiasts that have already acquired a basic understanding of camera controls and photographic materials, and who wish to explore the specific territory of landscape practice for the first time and who might wish to challenge themselves to create imagery with greater intellectual meaning. 
Fundamental practical elements will be addressed (exposure, depth-of-field etc.) although this will be within the context of landscape practice, and aimed at developing the reader's knowledge and refining technical ability to apply to their own photographic work with greater confidence. The book will be illustrated with up to 200 colour photographs that will serve as technical illustrations; as points to enlighten particular concepts and ideas; as examples of the diversity of the genre as explored by historic photographers, contemporary artists, commercial and documentary photographers; and as sources of creative inspiration. Some images will be drawn from relevant libraries and archives and introduce readers to the canon of the genre, and others will be acquired directly from contemporary practitioners, including a small selection of the author's work. 

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Size: 270 x 210 mm

192 pages, 200 illustrations

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Photography For The Afterlife

Nobuyoshi Araki

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Publisher's Description

Due to his age and failing health, the prolific photographer Nobuyoshi Araki believes death is catching up with him, and titled this photobook, published in conjunction with a solo exhibition at three Japanese museums, accordingly. Presented here are 300 pages of colour and black-and-white images he produced throughout his career, a chronicle of life’s melancholy journey. In diverse ways, Araki captures the mundane scenes, urban landscapes and intimate portraits for which he is best known, his filter of the world around him expressed in both nuance and frank candour. With texts by Mario Perniola and Masaru Hamada, plus a conversation between Araki and Kaori Fujino.

Publisher: Heibonsha

Size: 240 x 180 mm


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Zhili Byli

André Lützen

Publisher's Description

Arkhangelsk / Russia / still another 140 miles to the Arctic Circle

With these words Andre Lützen opens his book Zhili Byli and that’s the point. The photographer traveled to the far north of Russia and has spent time in a place that is little known and hardly to be found in guidebooks. 

It’s cold and wet, the river is frozen, the streets are gray, at night a lonely lighted billboard - without advertising. People live in prefabricated or simple wooden houses, paint peels in the stairwell.

Nevertheless, people live here, the city has 350,000 inhabitants. They have established themselves in their homes, they are prepared for the long cold winter. Bedroom, living room, kitchen, bathroom. Patterned wallpaper, desk, television, piano, pictures on the wall, food on the table. The residents of Arkhangelsk have invited the photographer in their homes and he has made pictures that just show just they live.

Habitat, in- and outdoors, and how people arrange themselves. Somewhere in Russia. That’s what this beautiful book is about and what makes it so exciting - just because it is so unspectacular. 

In his essay A Journey from Nowhere to Nowhere Leonid A. Klimov talks about his mixed feelings about his cold secluded native land that is still his home, even if he does not live there anymore. Mostly because of the people.

Publisher: Peperoni Books

Size: 
240 x 220 mm

88 Pages
, 43 colour images

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How to be a Photographer in four lessons

Thomas Vanden Driessche

Publisher's Description

In early 2012, an old analog photobooth was installed in Brussels, in a cultural center located near the home of Thomas Vanden Driessche, documentary photographer and member of the group Out Of Focus.

Following in the footsteps of artists like Topor, he decided to use this medium and its constraints to tell stories about the little world of photography he knows so well, through these strips of 4 pictures.

These “lessons” were basically distributed weekly through the Internet, but soon began to form of a real little guide to Contemporary Photography (How to be a contemporary, kitsch, conceptual, war, school of Helskinki photographer, etc.).

Armed with his Valentine typewriter, Thomas gives his lessons with a very personal humor and a gentle irony, highlighting stereotypes and excesses of some contemporary photographic trends. The author, personally embracing many influences from the mainstream of documentary photography in his own work is not sparing himself and also questions, in a way, his own approach.

Publisher: André Frère Editions

Size: 107 x 170 mm

48 pages

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Anna et Salomé

Adrià Cañameras

Publisher's Description

We are excited to announce the release of our latest publication Anna et Salomé – a book of new photographs by Barcelona-based photographer Adrià Cañameras. Born in 1988 to a French father and a Spanish mother, Adrià initially cut his teeth assisting fellow photographer Misha Kominek, and has since risen to prominence within the pages of Apartamento, Dazed & Confused, Rolling Stone, Die Welt and the New York Times, as well as through his frequent work with various musicians such as El Guincho and John Talabot.

The central focus of Anna et Salomé is the Mediterranean. Developed from a personal project which allowed Cañameras to reflect on the environment he grew up around, the images were captured in various locations along the Costa Brava in Spain and on the French island of Corsica. Shot between June 2012 and March 2013 these beautiful and striking photographs function on both an abstract and geological level, and can be viewed as part survey, part celebration and part meditation. (With thanks to Simon Roe)

Publisher: Lawson's Books

Size: 210 x 255 mm

64 pages

First Edition of 500 copies

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Collected Works

Gordon Parks

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Publisher's Description

“These images and words are a gathering of individuals, events, places, conflicts and dilemmas that confronted me as I shifted from course to course in pursuit of survival. Some star-coloured, others, painted with rage, fall like rain in my memory. They all simmer down to what I remember, forgot, and what at last I know.” Gordon Parks’ photography. It is the most extensive publication to document his legendary career. Widely recognized as the most important and influential African-American photographer of the twentieth century, Parks combined a unique documentary and artistic style with a profound commitment to social justice.

Working first for the Farm Security Administration and later for Life magazine, he specialized in extended narrative picture stories on difficult subject matter. Covering crime, poverty, segregation, the politics of race and class, and controversial personalities, Parks became legendary for his ability to meld penetrating insight with a lyrical aesthetic.

He was thus able to introduce a broad and diverse public to people, issues and ideas they might otherwise have ignored. Parks was remarkably versatile, travelling the world to photograph news events and fashion, as well as the worlds of art, literature, music, theatre and film. Later in life, he reconceived his vision in fundamentally personal and poetic terms, producing colour photographs that were allusive rather than descriptive, symbolic rather than literal.

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 250 x 290 mm

1084 pages

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Gordon Parks

Segregation Story

Publisher's Description

Gordon Parks: Segregation Story features a broad selection of images – most of them published for the first time – from Gordon Parks’ powerful 1956 photographic series documenting the “Restraints: Open and Hidden” on an extended African American family persevering in the segregated South. Originally commissioned for Life magazine, Parks’ work resulted in the creation of hundreds of transparencies, representing one of his earliest social documentary studies on color film, only a fraction of which had been reproduced.

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 25 x 29 mm

120 Pages, 101 Photographs

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Essence of Photography: Seeing and Creativity

Bruce Barnbaum

Publisher's Description

There is a lot more to photography than simply picking up a camera, pointing it toward something, and tripping the shutter. Achieving a great photograph requires thought and preparation, an understanding of the photographic process, and a firm grasp of how light and composition affect a photo. There must be personal involvement and personal expression. There must be experimentation, with the recognition that only a small percentage of experiments end successfully.

In this book, best-selling author and world-renowned photographer and teacher Bruce Barnbaum explores these seldom-discussed issues by drawing upon his personal experiences and observations from more than 40 years of photographing and teaching. In addition to photographs, Bruce also uses painting, music, and writing, as well as the sciences and even business, to provide pertinent examples of creative thinking. These examples serve as stepping-stones that will lead you to your own heightened ability to see and be creative.

Creativity is a topic that is almost wholly ignored in formal education because most instructors think that it cannot be taught or learned. To the contrary, Bruce has proven that photographic seeing and creativity can be taught, learned, and improved. This book expands on the ideas that are central to Bruce’s method of teaching photography, which he has used in workshops for the past 41 years.

Included in the book are in-depth discussions on the following topics:

• Defining your own unique rhythm and approach as a photographer
• How to translate the scene in front of you to the final photograph
• The differences and similarities between how an amateur and a professional approach photography
• The differences between realism and abstraction, and the possibilities and limitations of each
• Learning to expand your own seeing and creativity through classes, workshops, and associating with other photographers
• Why the rules of composition should be ignored
• How to follow your passion
• When to listen to the critics and when to ignore them

The book is richly illustrated with over 90 photographs taken by Bruce as well as other photographers.

Seeing and creativity are difficult to teach, but not impossible. This very different, perhaps groundbreaking book is sure to inspire photographers of all skill levels—from beginners to seasoned professionals—to think deeply about the issues involved in creating successful photographs.

Publisher: Rocky Nook

Size: 10 x 10"

196 pages

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European Portrait Photography since 1990

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Publisher's Description

An examination of European portraiture since the 1990s, this book shows how major changes in the continent’s political and societal realms have inspired photographers to capture a new identity—both collective and individual.

The 1990s saw a resurgence of the portrait genre of photography, especially in Europe, where the collapse of communism and the solidification of the European Union raised enormously important questions about national identity and shared historical and cultural values. This volume delves into this important development, featuring full-page reproductions of work by Rineke Dijkstra, Jurgen Teller, Thomas Ruff, Nikos Markou, Anders Petersen, Clare Strand, and others from dozens of countries around the continent. Taken as a whole, these portraits comprise a new genre—one that represented a break from postmodernist strategies and which allowed for experimentation and the exchange of ideas.

Publisher: Prestel

Size:235 x 315 mm

240 pages150 colour illustrations50 b/w illustrations

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Becoming Disfarmer

Mike Disfarmer

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Becoming Disfarmer uses a compelling sequence of over 100 images to tell the story of Mike Disfarmer's vernacular portraiture and its transformation into art. This monograph features his vintage prints along with a selection of enlargements made from his negatives in the 1970s, through which his work first became known. Disfarmer's postcard-size vintage photographs are reproduced in full color to accurately convey their varied surfaces, and most of the examples are shown in the condition in which they were found, rather than as restored images. This publication also reproduces the backs of selected vintage photographs and provides transcriptions of all handwritten notes that appear on the objects. In addition, the monograph contains high-quality reproductions of newspaper pages in which Disfarmer's images appeared, locally produced historical journals that include images by other photographers who worked at the same time and in the same region as Disfarmer and album pages like those for which Disfarmer's photographs were originally made. These fascinating additions to the scholarship were collected as primary research by the editor over a three-year period and provide historical context for Disfarmer's portraits. Complete with three scholarly essays, a bibliography and exhibition history, this monograph qualifies as the most comprehensive Disfarmer publication to date.
Mike Disfarmer (1884–1959) was born Michael Meyer in Indiana, and began working as a photographer in Heber Springs, Arkansas in 1914. In addition to selling portraits made in his studio, he processed film, sold postcards and worked for hire. He was considered a mythical figure in his own lifetime for changing his surname to Disfarmer in 1939 and claiming to have originated from a tornado. His portraits--commonly considered as honest depictions of a rural population made by an eccentric outsider--have been compared with the work of masters such as August Sander and Irving Penn.

Published by Neuberger Museum of Art
Edited with text by Chelsea Spengemann. Text by Gil Blank, Tanya Sheehan.

192 pages

9" by 12"

Publisher's price $60

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Fukushima (with signed certificate)

Antoine d'Agata

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SUPER LABO is proud to announce the release of new book“福島(Fukushima)”  by Antoine d'Agata
"The void surrounds me and eats my belly. Through the clear glass of the car window, everything is grey: 
slow descent into a warm and acrid cell nucleus, memory wearing off through scattered images whose logic 
is as atomized as the territories I go through."
published by Superlabo
w18.3 x h12.3 cm
602 pages
600 images(b/w)
Hardcover : comes in a slipcase
b/w Offset
Japanese and english text
Limited edition of 500 with numbered and signed certificate
Published in Jan 2015
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Los murmullos del bosque SIGNED

Takeshi Shikama

A substantial catalogue of an exhibition in Spain in 2014, containing the best of Shikama's work since the original publication of The Silent Respiration of Forests. Includes work from Yosemite, Galicia and his residency in Skye in 2013.

SIGNED COPIES

Texts: Alain D’Hooghe, Carlos Cánovas y Yukiko Matsusaki

English/Spanish bilingual edition
24 x 17 cm
144 pages

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Things Left Unsaid SIGNED

Paul Seawright

In this publication, Seawright explores the theatre of war through the internal landscape of the US television news studio. Developing Virilio’s theories about electronic warfare and weapons of mass communication, Seawright focuses here upon the illusory nature of these spaces where information is selectively transformed into news. Characteristically Seawright continues his exploration of contested spaces and illuminates an invisible aspect of contemporary conflict. Published in conjunction with the exhibition at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris and The Model, Sligo.

56 pages
27 X 21 cm

APB Books

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LBM Dispatch #7: Georgia

Alec Soth and Brad Zellar

Publisher's Description

Over two sweltering, bug-swarming weeks in July, the LBM Dispatch crew (superbly assisted by Stephen Milner and Brett Schenning) covered 2,400 miles in Georgia, exploring the State’s diverse landscapes, histories, and narratives that were alternately harrowing and inspiring.  From the Civil War to the last beleaguered Gullah Geechee community on Sapelo Island, the result is a sort of see-sawing time-lapse portrait of a region that continues to straddle the past and the present, and that seems to exist in a state of conflicted nostalgia and perpetual reconstruction.

The LBM Dispatch is an irregularly published newspaper of the North American ramblings of photographer Alec Soth and writer Brad Zellar.

Publisher: Little Brown Mushroom

Size: 11.25 x 15"

48 pages

Edition of 2000

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Crystal Love Starlight

Mayumi Hosokura

In 1992, the owners of Crystal Love Starlight were arrested for allegedly allowing prostitution in their restaurant in the Gunma prefecture of Japan; 34-year-old photographer Mayumi Hosokura came across the case while looking through old copies of a local newspaper, Jomo, and was inspired by both the story and the restaurant’s trashy moniker.

The resulting series, also called Crystal Love Starlight, has just been published by Tokyo-based Tycoon books.

“The charming meaninglessness of the flashy name – Crystal Love Starlight – and of the numerous snack bars, cabarets and love hotels throughout Japan appeals to me,” she says. “This series considers various aspects of urban life. I use images of nude girls and boys because I want to think about the gaze, especially the sexual gaze. The people in this series are the ‘anonymous youth’ and we can see them as us.”

It’s not the first time she’s shot nudes, or the transience of youth; in a previous series the Kyoto native combined softly lit nudes with hazy landscapes. This time she mixed nude studies shot in-studio in Tokyo with photographs of the restaurant, photographs of the hotels in Gunma, and images of the neon signs from the three-hour drive from Tokyo to Gunma.

“I wanted to look at Japanese suburbs and the ‘roadside-scape’ of national roads – it’s a very intimate landscape,” she says. “This region seemed to be a very good place to capture these roadside images, but I wanted to add a little bit of narrative, and for the viewer to confuse what is real and what is not.”

Publisher: Tycoon Books

Size: 200 x 253 mm

First edition of 500 copies

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Bestsellers

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.

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

Shinan

Michael Kenna

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

Watch a video of Kenna working in Shinan.

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

All copies of the limited edition have been sold.

Huangshan

Michael Kenna

Publisher's Description
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.

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