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Picture of Taking Shots: The Photography of William Burroughs

Publisher's Description

Marking the centenary of William S. Burroughs’s birth, this exciting book reproduces the celebrated writer’s many rarely seen photographs.

Renowned and highly regarded for his experiments with literature, painting, film, and music, William S. Burroughs was also a prolific photographer. However, his photographic work, consisting of several thousand images, has so far received little critical attention or sustained public exposure. This book reproduces many previously unseen photographs and offers fascinating insights into his photographic practices. It also provides convincing evidence that his photos should be considered a significant aspect of his entire body of work. It includes portraits and self-portraits, location shots from his travels in Europe, the Americas, and North Africa, images of construction and demolition sites, and his individual and collaborative experiments with photomontage, assemblage, and collage. Essays by internationally acclaimed scholars of photography and of Burroughs’s work offer a variety of critical perspectives on his photographic oeuvre, examining its sources, methodologies, biographical contexts, influences, and purposes. Certain to appeal to his many devoted fans, this publication also coincides with a recent revival of critical and cultural interest in the 1960s art scene and the Beat Generation’s writers and artists.

Publishing House: Prestel

Size: 240 x 280 mm

160 pages, 150 b/w illustrations

William Burroughs
Marking the centenary of William S. Burroughs’s birth, this exciting book reproduces the celebrated writer’s many rarely seen photographs.
£29.99
£9.99

Picture of Stones and Marks

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Australian physicist and photographer, Peter Elliston, packed his cumbersome 8×10-inch view camera and travelled over many years to eighteen countries on four continents seeking out and photographing petrolgyphs and pictographs, standing stones, monuments, and ancient ruins. Each photograph in this beautiful oversized book is accompanied by commentary by Elliston on the historical importance of each of the sites, or by accounts by the nineteenth century archaeologists and explorers who first discovered many of these places. The combination of photographs and writing provide an extremely rich experience.

An enduring curiosity about our past has led Peter Elliston to locate, research, decode, and record the historically significant visual and textual information found in Stones and Marks. In this book, Elliston’s exquisite photographs are powerfully combined with his scholarly writing. His sharp-focused photographs, made with an 8 x 10-inch view camera, convey valuable descriptive information while revealing great beauty. His research and writing enhance our knowledge about the sites by drawing on the sketches and writings that early explorers and modern archaeologists created in the same locations, and by providing translations of ancient inscriptions, with information about who made them and when. Perhaps most important, the remnants of the ancient monuments link us to our past and offer profound connections. In Stones and Marks, we learn about our ancestors—and, ultimately, about ourselves as their successors.

The photographs in Stones and Marks have been reproduced to the highest possible standards: incomparable 600-line screen quadtone printed on heavy coated stock with specially modified inks on a unique, custom-designed Heidelberg press. A sturdy French-fold dust jacket complements and protects the book.

Publisher: Lodima Press

Size: 13″ x 11″

172 pages, 77 reproductions

Peter Elliston
Sold out - taking orders for more stock in March 2017. Australian physicist and photographer, Peter Elliston, packed his cumbersome 8×10-inch view camera and travelled over many years to eighteen countries on four continents seeking out and photographing petrolgyphs and pictographs, standing stones, monuments, and ancient ruins.
£51.99
£19.99

Picture of Theatre of War

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At the beginning of the Second World War the Ministry of Information, through the advice of Kenneth Clark, commissioned Cecil Beaton to photograph the Home Front. Beaton set to work recording the destruction of the Wren churches in the City and the heroism of Londoners under attack. He conducted a survey of Bomber and Fighter Commands for the RAF, which was published with Beaton's own astute commentary. Beaton was an effective propagandist, but his voice, like his photographs, was touchingly elegant. Whatever his subject, Beaton was always a stylist.

Beaton's wartime work for the Ministry amounted to seven thousand photographs, which are now housed with their negatives at the Imperial War Museums. They form a great document both of the landscape of war and of the passing of the Empire. He travelled through the Western Desert and on to Iraq, Palestine, Transjordan and Syria. In 1943 he left for India where he photographed the final days of the Raj in New Delhi and Calcutta before joining the Burma campaign. He ended the war deep in Chinese territory where he witnessed the Nationalist resistance to the Japanese.

Beaton's inherent sense of theatre extended from palatial drawing rooms to the jungle and the desert. Whatever the circumstances he never departed from his radical aesthetic. Theatre of War is published in conjunction with the Imperial War Museums on the occasion of a major exhibition.

Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Size: 303 x 322 mm

360 Pages

Cecil Beaton
At the beginning of the Second World War the Ministry of Information, through the advice of Kenneth Clark, commissioned Cecil Beaton to photograph the Home Front.
£35.00
£17.50

Picture of Believing Is Seeing: Observations on the Mysteries of Photography

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Academy Award–winning director Errol Morris turns his eye to the nature of truth in photography.

In his inimitable style, Errol Morris untangles the mysteries behind an eclectic range of documentary photographs. With his keen sense of irony, skepticism, and humor, Morris shows how photographs can obscure as much as they reveal, and how what we see is often determined by our beliefs. Each essay in this book is part detective story, part philosophical meditation, presenting readers with a conundrum, and investigates the relationship between photographs and the real world they supposedly record. Believing Is Seeing is a highly original exploration of photography and perception, from one of America’s most provocative observers.

Publisher: Penguin Books

Size: 7 1/4 x 9 1/8"

336 pages

Errol Morris
Was $50 > Now £6.99 Academy Award–winning director Errol Morris turns his eye to the nature of truth in photography.
£6.99

Picture of Architecture of Truth: The Cistercian Abbey of Le Thoronet

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Le Thoronet Abbey, one of the wonders of twelfth-century Cistercian architecture and still revered by architects today, nestles in a wooded valley in Provence, South of France. This book is a pictorial appreciation of the abbey, photographed by Lucien Hervé in the mid-1950s and introduced by Le Corbusier.

'The pictures in this book are witnesses to the truth,' says Le Corbusier of Hervé's photographs of the Romanesque abbey. Hervé's exquisite study presents the building throughout the course of a day, depicting the changing play of light and shadow on its stone vaulted exterior and interior. Highly textured and almost abstract in quality, his photographs reveal how the abbey is defined as much by light as by the conventions of Romanesque architecture, to communicate the intense spirituality of the Cistercian monastic order. Arranged according to the canonical hours of prayer, Hervé's photographs are complemented by quotations from the psalms and the saints.

An essay by Father Samuel of the Abbey of Notre-Dame de Sept-Fons provides a profound insight into the Cistercian monastic order, while the renowned state-of-the-art architect John Pawson contributes a personal appreciation of this fine example of Cistercian architecture.

A pictorial tribute to one of the wonders of 12th-century architecture.

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Publisher: Phaidon

Size: 290 x 250 mm

160 pages, 67 Duotone Images

Lucien Hervé
Le Thoronet Abbey, one of the wonders of twelfth-century Cistercian architecture and still revered by architects today, nestles in a wooded valley in Provence, South of France. This book is a pictorial appreciation of the abbey, photographed by Lucien Hervé in the mid-1950s and introduced by Le Corbusier.
£35.00
£17.50

Picture of Fat Baby, The

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The Fat Baby is an epic collection of poignant and often controversial stories photographed and written by acclaimed social documentary photographer Eugene Richards. The culmination of a dozen years of reporting, both on and off assignment, these stories, each one different in style and tone, immerse us in the lives of Honduran coffee growers, members of a Kansas City street gang, drought-plagued villagers from Niger, and doctors in an embattled Bosnian hospital. They chronicle the birth of a first child, an explosion of family violence, the struggle of a farming family to hang on to its ancestral home, and the unearthing of a half-hidden grave said to hold the remains of a slave.

Described as having an acute, sometimes hard-edged visual sensibility and a literary voice, Richards writes in order to come to terms with the complexities of what he is observing. At a time when photojournalists are often relegated to illustrating the ideas of others, he persists in interweaving his words and photographs to create boldly narrative stories that bear witness to the dramas of real lives and comment on the times in which we live. Deeply personal and prodigious in scope, The Fat Baby is a tribute to the emotional power of photography and a celebration of storytelling.

Publisher: Phaidon

Size: 290 x 214 mm

432 pages, 300 Duotone Photographs

Publisher's price £59.95 > our price £19.95

Eugene Richards
The Fat Baby is an epic collection of poignant and often controversial stories photographed and written by acclaimed social documentary photographer Eugene Richards. Publisher's price £59.95 > our price £19.95
£59.95
£19.95

Picture of I to Eye

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In a career that has spanned some 50 years, Lewis Morley has worked with equal ease in theatre, fashion, portraiture, magazine photography and documentary reportage. His body of work, particularly his portraits of key figures of 1960s London, is highly recognised, and with his famous photo of Christine Keeler naked upon a chair, Morley produced an image that is probably one of the most memorable, and most copied, of any photographs of any time.

Born in Hong Kong in 1925 to a Chinese mother and English father, Morley spent much of the war in a Japanese internment camp, before being repatriated to England.

His early photographic work included magazine assignments for Tatler before devoting himself to theatre photography and studio portraits from a studio above Peter Cook’s nightclub The Establishment. Through Cook he help shape Beyond the Fringe and contributed photographs to Private Eye.

In addition to the Keeler portrait, Morley photographed many of the most famous faces of the Sixties, including Salvador Dali, Somerset Maugham, Joe Orton, Andre Previn, David Frost, Dudley Moore, Tom Jones, Clint Eastwood, Judi Dench, Peter O’Toole, Charlotte Rampling, Susannah York, Michael Caine, Barry Humphries, and celebrity couples including John Cleese and Connie Booth, David Bailey and Catherine Deneuve.

Morley and his family emigrated to Australia in 1971 and he worked extensively in colour for the first time in Pol, Woman’s Day and the design magazine Belle. He continued his work in portraiture with studies of Australian celebrities such as Peter Carey, Brett Whiteley, and the young Nicole Kidman. This book includes several hundred photographs, many published for the first time.

Publisher: T & G Publishers

Size: 240 x 286 mm

400 pages with over 270 duotone and colour plates.

Lewis Morley
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£72.00
£23.95

Picture of Japan: A Self-Portrait: Photographs 1945–1964

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From the end of the Pacific War in 1945 to the Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964, Japan underwent an extraordinary transformation; from a defeated and devastated empire, mired in ancient martial traditions, it embraced modernization and mass production to become a rising economic power. This moment of radical change generated an enormous creative energy, which also influenced the evolution of Japanese photography from social realism to a subjective and increasingly personal style. This album presents 150 exemplary black and white images from leading photojournalists and street photographers, capturing Japan's changing view of itself in that remarkable time.

Publisher: Flammarion

Size: 12.25 x 10.5"

216 pages


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£40.00
£13.25

Picture of Designs on the Land

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For more than three decades, aerial photographer Alex MacLean has visually documented the history and evolution of the American land. From Massachusetts tobacco farms to a decimated Queens neighborhood, and from the fog-shrouded Berkshires to a field of abandoned B-52 bombers in Arizona, many of these 400 color photographs of deserts, forests, junkyards, and housing developments display an abstract beauty and cultural relevance. A trained architect who is closely involved in landscape protection issues, MacLean fashions aesthetically pleasing images which can nonetheless serve as a caution against the effects of pollution and urban sprawl.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Size: 9.75 x 7.5"

368 pages

Alex MacLean
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£27.50
£8.95

Picture of At Water’s Edge

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At Water’s Edge, the long-awaited publication from photographer Paul Blackmore, explores the relationship between humanity and its most vital natural resource. This extraordinary body of work – spanning 11 years and 14 countries – provides a global look at how water flows through the spiritual and physical daily lives of people around the world. The photographs poignantly illustrate the unfolding drama of the global water crisis and how it is affecting those caught up in it: a billion people without access to clean water, another four billion without an adequate supply. Against this dire backdrop, the work also celebrates the quiet, yet essential connection with nature that water offers us.

Publisher: T & G Publishing

Size: 306 x 260 mm 

132 pages with over 59 duotoned B/W Photographs

Paul Blackmore
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£53.50
£17.75

Picture of Battlescapes

A united Europe has been in existence for over 50 years, however before the European Union was formed the continent saw over 2 millennia of constant conflict. The battlefields where these wars were decided dot the landscape of Europe, bearing witness to the sacrifice paid by armies of the past, and acting as reminders to those who forget the dangers of conflict. This book collates the work of Alfred Buellesbach, who has spent years traveling around Europe to photograph battlefields. Some of the sites have a sad history, or host memorials and cemeteries. The beauty of other sites conceals the brutality that once played out over them. "Battlescapes" combines these images with details for visitors.

224 pages

30*25 cm

Alfred Buellesbach
Publisher's price £25, our price £8.25. "a photographic testament to 2000 years of conflict"
£8.25

Picture of Lee Miller in Fashion

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Muse, surrealist and war photographer, Lee Miller was also one of the twentieth century’s most important fashion photographers – yet her work in the field of fashion remains little known.

This book is the first to redress the balance by exploring her unprecedented contributions as both model and photographer to the century’s leading fashion magazine, Vogue. From the late 1920s when her face graced its cover to the 1940s and 1950s when her stunning photographs lit up its pages, Vogue was the primary outlet for Miller’s daring 
creative vision.

Miller’s transition from one side of the camera to the other was unprecedented, and her fashion self-portraits, in which she was simultaneously model and photographer, are unique in the history of fashion photography. Only a few short years after she picked up the camera for the first time, Vanity Fair would declare her one of the ‘most distinguished living photographers’.

The story of Lee Miller in Fashion is also the story of an amazing transatlantic creative community 
in New York, London and Paris, as well as the changes that rocked the world in these glittering, then tumultuous decades.

Becky E. Conekin seamlessly intertwines this fascinating history with Miller’s life and accomplishments, as well as those of her friends and peers, including Edward Steichen, Man Ray and Picasso. The result is a vivid, beautifully illustrated read about one of the century’s true individuals.

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Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Size:246 x 186 mm

224 pages, with 144 illustrations, 12 in colour

Lee Miller
Muse, surrealist and war photographer, Lee Miller was also one of the twentieth century’s most important fashion photographers – yet her work in the field of fashion remains little known. This book is the first to redress the balance.
£19.95
£9.95

Picture of Photo Poetry

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Manuel Alvarez Bravo was one of the foremost practitioners of visual arts in the twentieth century. Manuel Alvarez Bravo, the first major retrospective of his eighty-year career, showcases hundreds of iconic photographs and unveils more than twenty previously unpublished images. Featuring landscapes, still lifes, rural and urban scenes, religious and vernacular subjects, as well as portraits of luminaries such as Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Carlos Fuentes, and Octavio Paz, the work is chronologically arranged and richly varied. Three illuminating essays reveal the poetry of Bravo's photographsfrom his use of light and form to his fascination with dreams and his preoccupation with death. This definitive monograph is a powerful tribute to Mexico's most distinguished photographer.

Manuel Alvarez Bravo (1902-2002) received his first camera in 1923 and would go on to become Mexico's most celebrated photographer.

Publisher: Chronicle

Size: 10-1/4 x 11"

320 pages, 350 duotone photographs

Manuel Alvarez Bravo
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£20.00

Picture of Earth on Fire

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  • Spectacular photographs of the world’s most dramatic and beautiful volcanic landscapes
  • Divided into five chapters by tectonic plate region, this book includes geothermal regions in Europe, the Americas, Africa, New Zealand, the Indian Ocean and the Caribbean
  • Includes famous volcanoes such as Mount St Helens in the USA, Etna in Italy, Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and Krakatoa in Indonesia
  • Features a wide variety of phenomena, from hot flowing lava and towering columns of smoke and ash to lakes, islands and mountain ranges that are the result of volcanic activity
  • Includes clear, accessible texts explaining key volcanic phenomena and events

Publisher: Phaidon

Size:350 x 297 mm

224 pages, 200 colour illustrations

Bernhard Edmaier
Was £35 > Now £16.50 Spectacular images of the world's most beautiful and dramatic volcanic landscapes
£16.50

Picture of American Photographer

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Since the early nineties, American artist Catherine Opie (*1961) has been working on a diverse photographic oeuvre that explores our notions of sexual and cultural identity with penetrating acuity. Influenced by social documentary photographers such as Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange, her works—from early portraits of the transgendered and tattooed to her urban landscapes of cities such as Los Angeles or New York—examine social norms and deviations.
All of Opie’s principal works are assembled in this volume, the most in-depth presentation of her work to date. It features color reproductions of all of her series, including Portraits, Self-Portraits, Freeways, Houses, Domestic, American Cities, Icehouses, and Surfers.Containing an extensive essay, interviews with the artist, introductions to all of the series, a newly revised and comprehensive list of exhibitions, as well as a bibliography, this will be the standard reference work for future studies on Catherine Opie.

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Size: 313 x 260 mm

288 pages, 237 color illustrations.


Catherine Opie
Was £35 > Now £12.50. Excellent, hardback, mid-career retrospective – and very substantial, measuring 313 x 260 mm and with 288 pages.
£12.50

Picture of Downstream: encounters with the Colorado River

Downstream is an arresting vision of the Colorado River by renowned landscape photographer Karen Halverson. The Colorado, crucial to development in the West, is at once wilderness, natural resource, recreation area, and wasteland. In seventy large-format color photographs, Halverson captures the river's natural majesty as well as the strange and unexpected beauty of its altered state. The images take us on an intimate exploration of the Colorado's entire length—from its rugged upstream canyons, to its dams and reservoirs, to where it disappears into the desert, entirely consumed. In an insightful, personal introduction to the photographs, Halverson tells how she explored the Colorado—accessing it by car, on foot, and by raft—while learning about its transformation into a complex water delivery system. In a lyrical foreword, historian William Deverell sets the photographs in the illuminating context of Colorado River history and discovery. In both images and prose, the book gives an extraordinary view of the Colorado's great and enduring splendor and a clear-eyed look at the many ironies contained in its waters.

Publisher's price £24.95

Karen Halverson
An arresting vision of the Colorado River by renowned landscape photographer Karen Halverson
£8.25

Picture of Reconstructing Space - Architecture in Recent German Photography

Publisher's Description
It is as though human beings - in an age increasingly dominated by photography - have taken on the attributes of the camera... 'We now see the world in terms of the "snapshot", and according to the mechanism of the camera itself.' Neil Leach

German photography has led the world in the reassessment of our relationship to the urban and man-made environment. Themes such as the way we move through space, and our alienation from the world around us, are explored by artists including Bernd & Hilla Becher, Gosbert Adler, Laurenz Berges, Mona Breede, Johannes Bruns, Susanne Brügger, Michael Danner, Thomas Demand, Christine Erhard, Andreas Gursky, Matthias Hoch, Candida Höfer, Thomas Ruff, Heiner Schilling, Matthias Schmidt, Michael Schmidt, Heidi Specker, Petra Wunderlich and Ulrich Wüst. The artists' portfolios are supported by a series of essays that set the work in a theoretical and historical context.

Publisher: AA Publications
Size: 270 x 240 mm
196 pages

Published Price: £ 25.00
Edited by Michael Mack

Publisher's Description
It is as though human beings - in an age increasingly dominated by photography - have taken on the attributes of the camera... 'We now see the world in terms of the "snapshot", and according to the mechanism of the camera itself.' Neil Leach

German photography has led the world in the reassessment of our relationship to the urban and man-made environment. Themes such as the way we move through space, and our alienation from the world around us, are explored by artists including Bernd & Hilla Becher, Gosbert Adler, Laurenz Berges, Mona Breede, Johannes Bruns, Susanne Brügger, Michael Danner, Thomas Demand, Christine Erhard, Andreas Gursky, Matthias Hoch, Candida Höfer, Thomas Ruff, Heiner Schilling, Matthias Schmidt, Michael Schmidt, Heidi Specker, Petra Wunderlich and Ulrich Wüst. The artists' portfolios are supported by a series of essays that set the work in a theoretical and historical context.

Publisher: AA Publications
Size: 270 x 240 mm
196 pages

Published Price: £ 25.00
£10.00

Picture of Animal Life - An Intimate Journey Into the Animal World
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Publisher's Description

Heidi and Hans-Jurgen Koch are among the world's best-known photographers of animals. For over 15 years they have regularly published in renowned international magazines, detailing the lives of polar bears to field mice. This book explores the personalities of animals through distinctive and intimate pictures.

Publisher: h.f.ullmann
240 pages


Publisher's Price: £ 29.99
Heidi Koch, Hans-Jurgen Koch and Martin Rasper
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Publisher's Description

Heidi and Hans-Jurgen Koch are among the world's best-known photographers of animals. For over 15 years they have regularly published in renowned international magazines, detailing the lives of polar bears to field mice. This book explores the personalities of animals through distinctive and intimate pictures.

Publisher: h.f.ullmann
240 pages


Publisher's Price: £ 29.99
£9.99

Picture of Across the Tibetan Plateau - Ecosystems, Wildlife, and Conservation

Publisher's Description
The beauty and diversity of Tibet is staggering: from Mount Everest to the world's deepest gorge, from tropical jungles to arctic-like tundra, from trees twenty feet in diameter to vast herds and solitary specimens of some of the least-known animals on the planet. The remarkable photographs in this book, such as those of a newborn Tibetan antelope or the elusive red ghoral, celebrate the wild places and the exquisite animals of the country.

Across the Tibetan Plateau is the most comprehensive photographic portrait to date of a little-known and seldom-visited land the size of western Europe. It brings American, Tibetan and Chinese scholarship to bear on the natural history of Tibet, and describes an extraordinary conservation accomplishment that has gone virtually unnoticed by the outside world. As a result of this project, the animals and landscapes shown will be saved for future generations.

Publisher: Norton
Size: 330 x 254 mm
120 pages, Colour illustrations throughout

Publisher's Price £35.99

£11.99

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