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Picture of Ordos: The Stillborn City

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The city of Ordos in China, only exists since a few years, but is already a ghost-town. One of countless new city projects in China, Ordos is the biggest, the most megalomaniac, and the worst situated one: in the middle of inner Mongolia’s vast steppe, in a region lacking water and trees. Originally, Ordos was set to welcome at least a million inhabitants but repelled by its harsh climate and exorbitant prices, barely a few thousands ever settled. There is no activity in Ordos, except building Ordos. Relentlessly, high-rise condominiums reproduce in the hostile plain, while the wide avenues in the blank city center stay empty. The skyscrapers of the hypothetical Central Business District are not even connected to the power network. Ordos is a gigantic real estate bubble, of a breed that could ruin the economy of a whole country, but the Chinese government ploughs on with its chimera. In the meanwhile Ordos, the city, where everything is better and bigger, still awaits the essential: its inhabitants.

Adrien Golinelli (b. 1987) lives and works in Switzerland. In his works, that amongst others include essays on Bhutan, Afghanistan and North Korea, he combines fine art and documentary photography.

Authors: Adrien Golinelli, Christian Caujolle, Gabriel Grésillon, Hudson LockettDesigned by Neo Neo (Xavier Erni, Thuy-An Hoang)

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag

Size: 245 x 300 mm

216 pages, 128 colour illustrations 

Adrien Golinelli
The city of Ordos in China, only exists since a few years, but is already a ghost-town. One of countless new city projects in China, Ordos is the biggest, the most megalomaniac, and the worst situated one.
£31.50

Picture of Jakarta: Modest Interventions and Minor Improvisations

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In this book Ramírez explores the difficulties associated with of living in an overpopulated city that is expanding at tremendous speed. Jakarta is currently the 2nd largest megalopolis on the planet, after Tokyo-Yokohama. The photos in this book show the modest interventions and minor improvisations Jakartans have developed to get by while living in a city that offers a quality of life that is far from perfect. For 2 years, between 2014 and 2015, Ramírez made numerous trips to Jakarta to create this body of work.

Isidro Ramírez is a Spanish photographer who, after 20 years spent living, working and studying in the UK, is now based in Singapore. Alongside developing his practice as a contemporary urban photographer, Ramirez also lectures at Temasek Polytechnic. Ramírez’s works have been exhibited widely in major cities across Europe and the USA, including Barcelona, Bogota, Vienna, Berlin, New York and Los Angeles. Ramírez is a member of the Association of Urban Photographers, an international collective focusing on aspects of urban life in their work.

Publisher: Velvet Cell

Size: 250 x 200 mm

80 pages

Swiss Binding, 4 Colour Offset

Limited Edition of 500

Isidro Ramírez
In this book Ramírez explores the difficulties associated with of living in an overpopulated city that is expanding at tremendous speed.
£22.50

Picture of Houses Rooms Voices

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With Houses Rooms Voices, Stefan Koppelkamm not only collects basic elements of urban space. The catalogue also uses them to stage a game with different times. It focuses on the Local Time project, which the photographer initiated in 1990. Shortly after the fall of the Berlin wall, he travels through eastern Germany and captures houses, streets, and squares in black-and-white photographs. Ten years later, he seeks out these places a second time and takes pictures of them from exactly the same position. The changes are remarkable: social and economical transformations permeate each of these images. Supplemented by contemporary urban impressions—enormous window façades and huge billboards—as well as urban sound collages, Koppelkamm creates a panorama that embraces not only space, but time as well.

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Size: 210 x 306 mm

207 pages, ca. 100 illustrations

German, English

Stefan Koppelkamm
Shortly after the fall of the Berlin wall, he travels through eastern Germany and captures houses, streets, and squares in black-and-white photographs. Ten years later, he seeks out these places a second time and takes pictures of them from exactly the same position.
£29.25

Picture of Mud | Sand

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Mud|Sand… a notation that appears frequently on the Ordnance Survey map of the Bristol Channel. It is also a pretty succinct description of the coast here.

When the sediment rich waters of Britain’s longest river merge with a sea that is subjected to the second largest tidal range in the world, it is inevitable that some remarkable coastal landscapes are formed.

This series of photographs explores the unusual and often maligned aesthetic of a coastline defined by miles of mudflats and salt marsh. It is a landscape rich with patterns that are constantly remoulded by tidal forces, and wet surfaces that reflect whatever drama is being played out in the skies above.

Publisher: Triplekite

Size: 240 x 240 mm

48 pages, 25 plates

James Osmond
This series of photographs explores the unusual and often maligned aesthetic of a coastline defined by miles of mudflats and salt marsh.
£16.65

Picture of Fragile

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‘The work in this book is an attempt to reconcile some of the conflicting aspects that are of interest to me in the landscape. The images here are an investigation into how the most fragile elements seem to have their very existence challenged and their vulnerability magnified when set against the strength and solidity of their surroundings’.

Valda Bailey is a freelance photographer living in Sussex who first became passionate about photography when she was 14. Her approach to photography is greatly informed by her background in painting and her influences come as much from artists as photographers. She is largely motivated by colour and form and the tension and dynamism that these components can bring to an image.

Her objectives are to portray an interpretation of a scene rather than a literal representation. She makes her images using camera movement and multiple exposure – two techniques which help to create abstract shapes and blur extraneous detail.

She has spent time in New York under the expert tutelage of noted street photographer, Jay Maisel and has been greatly influenced by his teaching about light, colour and gesture.

Her work has been featured in broadsheet newspapers, national and international publications and she has recently been invited to teach for Light & Land Photographic Workshops run by Charlie Waite. She has exhibited most recently in London and last summer was the first woman to be invited to join six other photographers to exhibit at the biennial Masters of Vision in Southwell.

She has images in private collections worldwide and her work has been purchased by notable members of the art and photographic community.

Publisher: Triplekite

Size: 240 x 240 mm

48 pages, 25 plates

Valda Bailey
‘The work in this book is an attempt to reconcile some of the conflicting aspects that are of interest to me in the landscape.'
£16.65

Picture of Yosemite

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After 40 years of exploring, hiking, photographing, and loving Yosemite, I still never tire of its charms. Each time I go I still experience scenes of wonder and curiosity. Each time I go Yosemite presents a slightly different facet to me. And, each time I go, I find that I’ve also changed, and so experience Yosemite in a fresh way. As Ansel Adams wrote, “Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.”

Charles Cramer has been photographing the landscape for 40 years. His prints are available through many fine galleries, including the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite. Cramer was selected by the National Park Service to be an artist-in-residence in Yosemite in 1987 and again in 2009. He has taught digital imaging for the Ansel Adams Gallery Workshops, Anderson Ranch, John Sexton Workshops, and others. He has been profiled in PhotoTechniques, Outdoor Photographer , Outdoor Photography (UK), Camera Natura (Sweden), and Popular Photography (China), PhotoVision, and View Camera Magazines. He is also included in the books Landscape: The World’s Top Photographers published in 2005, and“First Light: Five Photographers Explore Yosemite’s Wilderness, published in 2009. He also had a solo exhibition at the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel in 2010.

Size: 240 x 240 mm

48 pages, 25 plates 

Charles Cramer
"After 40 years of exploring, hiking, photographing, and loving Yosemite, I still never tire of its charms. Each time I go I still experience scenes of wonder and curiosity."
£16.65

Picture of London 1949

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A few days before Christmas 1949, the young Swiss photographer René Groebli arrived at Victoria station in fog-bound, bombed-out London. For two weeks he wandered aimlessly around the city with his Rolleiflex camera. The result is compiled in this edition with high-quality tri-tone offset printed images.

The second part of the book contains a series of images shot at London's Crystal Palace Park in 1951. 

Publisher: Sturm & Drang Publishers, Zürich, Switzerland

Size: 11¾ x 8½"

32 pages, 38 tri-tone illustrations

Rene Groebli
A few days before Christmas 1949, the young Swiss photographer René Groebli arrived at Victoria station in fog-bound, bombed-out London. For two weeks he wandered aimlessly around the city with his Rolleiflex camera. The result is compiled in this edition with high-quality tri-tone offset printed images.
£47.50
£46.50

Picture of Message from the Exterior

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Message from the Exterior explores the ruins and remains of failed attempts to live in the desert’s harsh environments, depicting abandoned houses – small, often eccentric huts, both humorous and a little forlorn. Ruwedel examines the desert regions east of Los Angeles as a palimpsest of cultural and natural histories, presenting an inventory of a particular, and poignant, form of vernacular architecture; each structure might be read as a clue to the lives of anonymous individuals, and the impulse to create a home in the wilderness, however transitory. The first section, 'Desert Houses', comprises 68 desert structures, while the second section, ‘Dusk’, presents houses photographed after the sun had disappeared over the horizon, now rendered in subdued, dusky tones that suggest both present and absence, and the weight of isolation.

Mark Ruwedel (b. 1954) lives and works in California. He has exhibited and published internationally for over thirty years, and his work is represented in museums throughout the world: Tate Modern; the J. Paul Getty Museum; LACMA; The Met, New York; National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Canada; SF MoMA; and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, amongst others. Previous works include Westward the Course of Empire (Yale University Art Gallery, 2008); 1212 Palms (Yale University Art Gallery, 2010) and Pictures of Hell (RAM Pubs, Los Angeles, 2014). In 2014 he was the recipient of both a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Scotiabank Photography Award.

Publisher: MACK

Size: 240 x 300 mm

184 pages, 97 black & white plates

Mark Ruwedel
Message from the Exterior explores the ruins and remains of failed attempts to live in the desert’s harsh environments, depicting abandoned houses – small, often eccentric huts, both humorous and a little forlorn.
£45.00

Picture of Truncated

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The forest interior is more architecture than landscape. Amongst the trees, your concept of time is changed. As you move deeper inside, and the outside world disappears, the wind is calmed and noise filtered, temperature is altered, and light is bounced and subdued. Some trees stand like sentinels, others are stolid in ranks, an army of trees appearing out of the dark. This apparent sanctuary of stillness can strangely transform.

It is its own world. Stepping into the forest is always like stepping into the unknown, with the semi-dark concealing much, revealing a little. A place sometimes mysterious, sometimes secretive, but always seductive and always dark.

A prize winner at the 2008 Prix de la Photographie Paris, Paul Hart is fast becoming one of the UK’s leading landscape photographers. His work is used by Ilford-Photo to promote their black and white paper range worldwide.

Born in the UK in 1961, Hart worked for six years in advertising photography, travelling throughout Europe and the USA, before embarking on a freelance career focusing more on the natural world. His images have been used internationally for advertising, publishing and editorial. Since 2000 Hart has concentrated solely on personal projects. Truncated is his first book.

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Foreword by Gerry Badger

Hardback, 72 pages
34 duotone photos, 295mm x 295mm

Paul Hart
Stepping into the forest is always like stepping into the unknown, with the semi-dark concealing much, revealing a little. A place sometimes mysterious, sometimes secretive, but always seductive and always dark.
£22.50

Picture of  Luzzara

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In 1993 world renowned photographer Stephen Shore travelled to Luzzara, a comune in the province of Reggio Emilia, Italy. Here Shore photographed the town’s people, streets and squares, just as another American master, Paul Strand had done forty years earlier, when he produced the seminal book Un Paese with the Italian screenwriter of The Bicycle Thieves Cesare Zavattini.

STANLEY/BARKER has revisited Shore’s series with an exquisitely produced limited edition publication of Luzzara, which includes a number never before seen photographs.

Speaking of his purpose Shore said, "There was no way I could approach Luzzara as though I was not familiar with Strand's work. At the same time, even though I was going to Luzzara exactly forty years after Strand, I was not interested in producing a re-photographic survey. In a certain way, Strand's work does not need simple updating, because the kinds of people and farms and landscapes he photographed still exist in very much the same form today. But, they exist side by side with the modern world. A key feature of Italian life, at least to my New World eyes, is the presence of the traditional within the modern. My aim, then, was to produce a companion volume to Un Paese; to produce a group of pictures, which to the limit of the subjectivity of my vision, supplement Strand's work."

Publisher: STANLEY/BARKER

Size: 240 × 300mm

80 pages, 29 duotone photographs

Stephen Shore
In 1993 world renowned photographer Stephen Shore travelled to Luzzara, a comune in the province of Reggio Emilia, Italy. Here Shore photographed the town’s people, streets and squares, just as another American master, Paul Strand had done forty years earlier, when he produced the seminal book Un Paese with the Italian screenwriter of The Bicycle Thieves Cesare Zavattini.
£31.50

Picture of Chernobyl (Signed with Original Photograph)

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This book includes an original certified, printed on photo paper Hahnemühle Luster 30cm x 26.7cm. Once the purchase, you will receive the contact sheets so you can pick your picture (exist only 20 copies of each photograph).

Chernobyl is a world heritage of disaster, the historical moment and the place where it took place are important elements for the construction of its iconography which has left behind what meant and means 30 years later for the domestic life of thousands of people.

ИВАН И МЭРИ 30 years after Chernobyl searches human experience through ruins and its geography, beyond explosion impact. Living in such a landscape, setting up a home in the middle of somewhere that was a crucial point of the country, today drifting away in oblivion; not only as an urban place or industrial, but also a historical oblivion. As if letting nature consume its ruins would erase it from the human misfortune pages.

This book travels through a journey that goes from religious to human and from pristine nature to still life. It’s about human life fragility and the abilities to build up a home among ruins of our own civilization.

Size: 200 x 280 mm

92 pages

Edition: 50

Ricardo Arispe
This book includes an original certified, printed on photo paper Hahnemühle Luster 30cm x 26.7cm.
£100.00

Picture of Chernobyl (Signed)

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Chernobyl is a world heritage of disaster, the historical moment and the place where it took place are important elements for the construction of its iconography which has left behind what meant and means 30 years later for the domestic life of thousands of people.

ИВАН И МЭРИ 30 years after Chernobyl searches human experience through ruins and its geography, beyond explosion impact. Living in such a landscape, setting up a home in the middle of somewhere that was a crucial point of the country, today drifting away in oblivion; not only as an urban place or industrial, but also a historical oblivion. As if letting nature consume its ruins would erase it from the human misfortune pages.

This book travels through a journey that goes from religious to human and from pristine nature to still life. It’s about human life fragility and the abilities to build up a home among ruins of our own civilization.

Numbered, stamped and signed.

Size: 200 x 250 mm

92 pages

Edition: 150

Ricardo Arispe
Chernobyl is a world heritage of disaster, the historical moment and the place where it took place are important elements for the construction of its iconography which has left behind what meant and means 30 years later for the domestic life of thousands of people.
£37.50

Picture of Farmed (Signed)

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The Fens, a region of reclaimed marshland in eastern England, is one of the richest arable areas in the UK. Paul Hart has been photographing this landscape of agribusiness over the last six years. In Farmed he explores this wide-open environment, a linear landscape of straight lines and flat horizons, which is monoculture at it’s core. Hart’s narrative pinpoints the objects that remain when all that surrounds has been cleared by modern agricultural practice. He conveys nature’s vulnerability within this unsheltered and unprotected environment. 

Hart explores our relationship with the landscape in both a humanistic and socio-historical sense. His working method is in the vein of documentary, exploring our relationship to the landscape by highlighting elements that are so often overlooked. He employs the analogue process and traditional darkroom techniques, to convey something of the soulful in a landscape that is rarely considered. As Steven Brown says in his introductory essay: “Hart’s photographs raise important questions about possession, ownership, mobility, stewardship, history, memory, perspective – the list goes on. But none of these would matter much if the photographs were not, in their attention to the poetry of the place, earnest and moving.”

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Signed copies

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing

Size: 295 x 295 mm

108 pages, 56 duotone plates


Paul Hart
The Fens, a region of reclaimed marshland in eastern England, is one of the richest arable areas in the UK. Paul Hart has been photographing this landscape of agribusiness over the last six years.
£35.00

Picture of Picturing America's National Parks

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To celebrate the centennial of America’s National Park Service, Picturing America’s National Parks brings together some of the finest landscape photography in the history of the medium, from America’s most magnificent and sacred environments. Photography has played an integral role in both the formation of the National Parks and in the depiction of America itself, through this natural resource. From Yosemite to the most recent 2013 addition of Pinnacles National Park in California, America’s National Parks have been enjoyed through photographs for over 150 years. This book traces that history and delights readers with stunning photographs of the best American landscapes. An informative essay from curator Jamie M. Allen unfolds the role of photography in promoting America’s national heritage, land conservation, and wildlife preservation. Featuring the historic work of masters such as Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, William Henry Jackson, Edward Weston, and Minor White, as well as contemporary greats such as Lee Friedlander, Stephen Shore, and Joel Sternfeld, this volume offers a powerful look at America’s National Parks and pays homage to a practice that has defined the way we see America, particularly the American West.

Publisher: Aperture (Co-published with George Eastman Museum)

Size: 9 5/8 x 11 3/4"

160 pages, 120 black-and-white and four-color images

Jamie M. Allen
To celebrate the centennial of America’s National Park Service, Picturing America’s National Parks brings together some of the finest landscape photography in the history of the medium, from America’s most magnificent and sacred environments.
£31.50

Picture of Border Cantos

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This project presents a unique collaboration between photographer Richard Misrach and composer and performer Guillermo Galindo. Misrach has been photographing the two-thousand mile border between the U.S. and Mexico since 2004, with increased focus since 2009—the latest installation in his ongoing series Desert Cantos, a multi-faceted approach to the study of place and man’s complex relationship to it. Misrach and Galindo have been working together to create pieces that both document and transform the artifacts of migration. Using water bottles, clothing, backpacks, Border Patrol “drag tires,” spent shotgun shells, ladders, and sections of the border wall itself, most of which were collected by Misrach, Galindo fashions instruments to be performed as unique sound-generating devices. He also imagines graphic musical scores, many of which also use Misrach’s photographs as points of departure.

A unique melding of the artist as documentarian and interpreter, the book will include several suites of photographs drawn from a number of distinct series, or Cantos—some made with a large-format camera as well as an iPhone. The book will also contain a compilation of two dozen sculpture-instruments, graphic scores, instrument designs, and links to videos of performances by Galindo on the image-inspired instruments.

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Publisher: Aperture

Size: 13 1/4 x 10 3/4"

274 pages , 257 four-color images

Richard Misrach
This project presents a unique collaboration between photographer Richard Misrach and composer and performer Guillermo Galindo.
£45.00

Picture of Combray

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For Elger Esser Combray, a fictional place in Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time, is every place where France might still look as it did in Proust’s time: enchanted villages, riverside farms, Monet’s garden in Giverny, old monasteries and church ruins. Shot in black and white, he produced heliogravures from the negatives, an outdated method that highlights the beauty and latent melancholy of his vision. 

Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel.

Size: 322 x 280 mm

224 pages, 102 duotone plates

German edition with English and French text inlay.

Elger Esser
For Elger Esser Combray, a fictional place in Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time, is every place where France might still look as it did in Proust’s time: enchanted villages, riverside farms, Monet’s garden in Giverny, old monasteries and church ruins.
£63.00
£61.50

Picture of New Pictures from Paradise

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Thomas Struth draws the viewer into the semidarkness of forests and jungles, the impenetrable yet bright green of trees, bushes, and tropical plants. With 11 new pictures, the expanded new edition of his Paradise book contains the entire series taken in China, Japan, Australia, Brazil, Germany, Peru, Florida, and Hawaii.

Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel

Size: 413 x 324 mm

80 pages, 36 colour plates

English/German edition.

Thomas Struth
Thomas Struth draws the viewer into the semidarkness of forests and jungles, the impenetrable yet bright green of trees, bushes, and tropical plants. With 11 new pictures, the expanded new edition of his Paradise book contains the entire series taken in China, Japan, Australia, Brazil, Germany, Peru, Florida, and Hawaii.
£61.50

Picture of So Long, China

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For over thirty years, Patrick Zachmann has traveled across China, a country he discovered in 1982 while reporting on the Chinese film industry. From Hong Kong triads in the 1980’s to the mutation of the city of Beijing through Tiananmen Square protests, this book brings together around 350 B&W and colour photographs, in which the small and the great history meet in a changing country. The underlying theme of this long-term work is the issue of identity, that becomes for the new generations in loss of marks of identity, a major concern.

In an intimate format, this book recalls the travel diary punctuated with excerpts from Patrick Zachmann’s travel log written during his travels. These quotes bring new light on these photographs, as well as on the work of a photographer in a society where censorship and state manipulations prevail.

Publisher: Editions Xavier Barral

Size: 170 x 230 mm

592 pages, 345 black & white and colour photographs

Texts (in French): Patrick Zachmann

Patrick Zachmann
In an intimate format, this book recalls the travel diary punctuated with excerpts from Patrick Zachmann’s travel log written during his travels. These quotes bring new light on these photographs, as well as on the work of a photographer in a society where censorship and state manipulations prevail.
£35.25

Picture of Magnum Landscape

Publisher's price £14.95 > our price £4.99

Publisher's Description

In the tradition of great Magnum books this publication brings together work by the finest photographers of our time. For fifty years Magnum photographers, through commissions and their personal work, have produced images that comment on the state of the world. In photographing the landscape they are not just spectators but participants, aware that the land itself has been shaped by man, and that the very notion of a landscape depends on a human viewpoint. As each photographer records, interprets and finds a unique personal style, the variations on a theme are endless - landscapes of war, of agriculture, of industry, of cities and motorways, of desolation, celebration and tranquillity. The photographs gathered in this book invite us to rediscover landscape, and urge us to think more profoundly about the planet earth.

Publisher: Phaidon

Size: 150 x 210 mm

184 pages, 32 colour illustrations


Publisher's price £14.95 > our price £4.99
£4.99

Picture of Dam

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Since 2010, photographer Carsten Meier has been documenting dams across the U.S. and Europe. Embedded within the surrounding landscape, these purely functional architectures develop a unique aesthetic with the appearance of manmade mountain ranges.

In their imposing massiveness these structures at once serve as monuments to humanity’s will to shape nature and demonstrate the dubiousness of its value.

Consistently photographed from a one-point perspective and rendered in large format, in over 100 images a typology of dam architecture is presented. Apart from Hoover Dam, Meier also photographed dams known from popular movies, such as, the Contra Dam from James Bond: Golden Eye, or the Edertalsperre (Eder Dam), from The Dam Busters.

Publisher: Kerber Verlag

Size: 240 x 300 mm

120 pages

Carsten Meier
Since 2010, photographer Carsten Meier has been documenting dams across the U.S. and Europe. Embedded within the surrounding landscape, these purely functional architectures develop a unique aesthetic with the appearance of manmade mountain ranges.
£33.75

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