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Picture of Rail Magic

Publisher's Description

In 1949 René Groebli shot a series of images around and on top of trains in France, His working style was stimulated by his experiences with moving images, his fascination with movies. In many experiments he tried to express the dynamism of movement in single photographs. Lasting experiences – like his first train journey from Zurich to Paris – brought him to a city in which he immersed fully in the themes of romanticism and movement in the atmosphere of the French steam trains.

At the end of 1949 RAIL MAGIC was published for the first time, 15 images in a publication that the artist financed himself. It was a daring opus in a time in which photography presented itself quite conservatively and hardly full of dynamism, where honest tradition demanded easily understood documentation. No surprise then, that Groebli’s images were met with rejection. Of course with time passing the work has been met with great admiration by photo historians and today an original publication is a treasured (and pricey) item by book collectors.

With a fresh perception, René Groebli started for this edition from the 15 photographs of the first publication and fashioned this new selection of 74 images, a sort of gem from the beginnings of the “Subjektive Fotografie” as a remembrance of the times when the smell of soot and of smoke intensified the magic between black and white, between Paris and Zurich.

With an essay by René Schlachter. 

first edition 2017

74 photographs, taken with either a Leica III F with one single lens (Elmar 50 mm, 1:3.5) or with the old twin-lens Rollei ex.

128 pages, 17cm x 23cm, soft cover, open thread-stitching, german/english

Sturm & Drang publishers 2017

Rene Groebli

Publisher's Description

In 1949 René Groebli shot a series of images around and on top of trains in France, His working style was stimulated by his experiences with moving images, his fascination with movies. In many experiments he tried to express the dynamism of movement in single photographs. Lasting experiences – like his first train journey from Zurich to Paris – brought him to a city in which he immersed fully in the themes of romanticism and movement in the atmosphere of the French steam trains.

At the end of 1949 RAIL MAGIC was published for the first time, 15 images in a publication that the artist financed himself. It was a daring opus in a time in which photography presented itself quite conservatively and hardly full of dynamism, where honest tradition demanded easily understood documentation. No surprise then, that Groebli’s images were met with rejection. Of course with time passing the work has been met with great admiration by photo historians and today an original publication is a treasured (and pricey) item by book collectors.

With a fresh perception, René Groebli started for this edition from the 15 photographs of the first publication and fashioned this new selection of 74 images, a sort of gem from the beginnings of the “Subjektive Fotografie” as a remembrance of the times when the smell of soot and of smoke intensified the magic between black and white, between Paris and Zurich.

With an essay by René Schlachter. 

first edition 2017

74 photographs, taken with either a Leica III F with one single lens (Elmar 50 mm, 1:3.5) or with the old twin-lens Rollei ex.

128 pages, 17cm x 23cm, soft cover, open thread-stitching, german/english

Sturm & Drang publishers 2017

£51.75
£50.50

Picture of Tibet: Culture on the Edge

Publisher's Description

Firsthand accounts and spectacular photographs combine to form a fascinating portrait of the endangered Tibetan people, their plateau, and their cultural landscape. Known as the “water tower of Asia,” the Tibetan Plateau is heating up twice as fast as the global average. These rapidly melting glaciers-along with recent unprecedented development on the plateau-are quickly changing the lives of the deeply devotional nomads, monks, and farmers who have lived in this area for centuries.

Photographer Phil Borges uses individual stories and portraits to illustrate how dramatic development, climate change, and the deep devotion of the Tibetan people are interacting to transform Tibetan culture. The portraits of the land and the people bring a powerful visual component as the reader meets and learns about Tibet firsthand through these storytellers.


Publisher: Rizzoli

Size: 12.9 x 1 x 9.3'

208 pages

Phil Borges
Firsthand accounts and spectacular photographs combine to form a fascinating portrait of the endangered Tibetan people, their plateau, and their cultural landscape.
£0.00

Picture of Cottonwoods

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Trees have been a subject of lifelong engagement for Robert Adams, and no species has enthralled him more than the cottonwood. Revered by the Plains Indians, native cottonwoods animate the landscape unforgettably but their thirst for water and lack of commercial value have made them common targets for removal by agribusiness and housing developers. Some of Adams’s earliest pictures were of cottonwoods, and he photographed them throughout the thirty-five years he lived in Colorado.

Originally published by the Smithsonian in 1994 as a part of the series “Photographers at Work,” this new edition of Cottonwoods has been expanded and enlarged.

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 250 x 300mm

72 pages, 42 images


Robert Adams
Trees have been a subject of lifelong engagement for Robert Adams, and no species has enthralled him more than the cottonwood.
£34.20

Picture of Take Me to the River: Photographs of Atlantic Rivers

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In Take Me to the River, Michael Kolster explores four American rivers that flow into the Atlantic Ocean—the Androscoggin, Schuylkill, James, and Savannah—as they emerge from two centuries of industrial use and neglect. Even as these well-known rivers still carry the legacies of longstanding pollution in their currents and sediments, thanks to the Clean Water Act of 1972, they have become renewed and rediscovered waterways that our grandparents never could have envisioned.

Kolster's new book is a masterful presentation of dramatic yet understated photographs of these rivers, from their source to the sea. In the spirit of nineteenth-century photographers such as Louis Daguerre, Henry Talbot Fox, and Timothy O'Sullivan, they were made using the wet-plate photographic process, in a portable darkroom Kolster set up along the banks and overlooks of these rivers. The chemical slurries that develop and fix the image on the glass plate actually mimic the movements of a river's current, and the idiosyncratic qualities of Kolster's ambrotypes harken back to the historical coincidence of the dawn of photography and the industrialization of Europe and America.

With the reality of a changing global climate and consensus building about the extent that humans are responsible, Take Me to the River challenges us to set aside our blinders of wanting to see these riverine landscapes as either pure or despoiled. As the boundaries between the human and the natural are increasingly entangled, Kolster's photographs suggest how we can embrace, even cherish, places once degraded and ignored that have become, in their own way, alluring.

With essays by Alison Norström and Matthew Klingle.

Publisher: GFT Publishing

Size: 11.5 x 11.875"

240 pages with 185 ambrotype plates (including 10 foldouts), 2 duotones, and 2 color photographs by the author

4 historic photographs, and 4 black-and-white maps

Michael Kolster
In Take Me to the River, Michael Kolster explores four American rivers that flow into the Atlantic Ocean—the Androscoggin, Schuylkill, James, and Savannah—as they emerge from two centuries of industrial use and neglect.
£55.00

Picture of If you lived here, you'd be home by now

Publisher's Description

Shot between 2013 and 2014, 'If you lived here, you'd be home by now' questions the existence and function of Ireland's ghost estates - housing estates that were built throughout Ireland, but never occupied due to the the economic crash of 2008.

Ruth Connolly is an Irish photographer and visual artist. She graduated in 2014 with an MA in Photography from Central Saint Martins, London, and has exhibited both in Ireland and abroad. She currently lives in Dublin where she works as a photographer and photography lecturer.

Publisher: Velvet Cell

Size: 175 x 230 mm

56 pages

Limited Edition of 500

Ruth Connolly
Shot between 2013 and 2014, 'If you lived here, you'd be home by now' questions the existence and function of Ireland's ghost estates - housing estates that were built throughout Ireland, but never occupied due to the the economic crash of 2008.
£22.50

Picture of Rocks and Clouds

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In his new series, Mitch Epstein investigates the meaning of time by photographing rocks that last millions of years and clouds that evaporate before our eyes. These large-format black-and-white pictures examine society’s complex relationship to nature, a theme Epstein has explored in previous work, including his acclaimed tree pictures (New York Arbor, 2013).

The way the sky and ground can mirror one another intrigued ancient Chinese painters, as well as modern earthwork artists and the Surrealists, all of whom inspired this project. Epstein draws attention to the sculptural quality of New York City’s clouds, bedrock, and architecture—which, at its most elemental, is made from rock. Cloud wedges engulf a cargo ship, buildings recall constructivist paintings, and erratics are imposing elders in the middle of a park or sidewalk. Rocks and Clouds suggests society’s inability to control time and tame nature. While it seems impossible to make a fresh picture of New York, Epstein gives us a surprising portrait of it. 

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 295 x 360 mm

160 pages, 70 images 

Mitch Epstein
In his new series, Mitch Epstein investigates the meaning of time by photographing rocks that last millions of years and clouds that evaporate before our eyes.
£40.50

Picture of Woodlands

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In Woodlands Mat Hennek presents genuine portraits of trees, the results of numerous hikes through various forests in Europe and the USA. Hennek sets out to discover extraordinary places in remote and often difficult to access areas, traveling on the road beyond human civilization for days. He removes spatial landmarks, alternately erasing the ground and horizon to unhinge any sense of direction. Light and shadow, pattern and structure build up to an impressionistic hymn—infinite, without a center, without beginning or end.

Hennek presents the woods as a divine, mystical architecture which we experience as well as see. Through a graphic style that sublimates the landscape into pure abstraction, he eliminates the border between painting and photography, revealing the soul of a landscape—one that is unique, indivisible and an integral part of nature.

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 430 x 360 mm

96 pages, 48 images

Mat Hennek
In Woodlands Mat Hennek presents genuine portraits of trees, the results of numerous hikes through various forests in Europe and the USA.
£63.00

Picture of The World is Not Beautiful

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John Myers’ portrait and landscape photography was produced throughout the 1970s in and around the West Midlands and went largely unnoticed until a signature exhibition at the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham in 2011. This new publication presents the artist’s photographic response to 1970s conceptualism, and situates his work in the wider international context.

Myers’ landscape work compares favourably to the new understandings of ‘man altered landscape’ photography which were developed by the luminaries of the New Topographics movement (including Stephen Shore, Lewis Baltz and Bend and Hilla Becher) in the USA and in Europe from in the mid 1970s.

It is becoming increasingly clear that this body of work was many years ahead of his time, asking visionary questions about what photography and landscape were ‘for’ in a uniquely austere series of black and white prints.

Publisher: Cornerhouse Publications/UH Galleries

Size: 270 x 210 mm

68 pages, 50 black & white illustrations

John Myers
John Myers’ portrait and landscape photography was produced throughout the 1970s in and around the West Midlands and went largely unnoticed until a signature exhibition at the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham in 2011. This new publication presents the artist’s photographic response to 1970s conceptualism, and situates his work in the wider international context.
£10.80

Picture of Kochi Diary (Signed)

Publisher's Description

Kochi Diary is the 5th book in the City Diary Series by Peter Bialobrzeski.

"1st August 2016: The Wear Helmet, Get Petrol, Be Safe campaign starts today. That doesn’t mean, of course, that you’ll be refused petrol if you aren’t wearing protective gear. Instead you’ll be handed a campaign leaflet by the pump–operator. In the Kochi–Ernakulam area there have been 17,000 two wheeler accidents in the past three years, with more than 1,200 motorists dead. The Hindu states: “Besides poor road conditions, the presence of young brats with snazzy new super bikes ... is proving to be a major cause of concern.”

Peter Bialobrzeski is a world-renowned photographer and the recipient of several awards including the prestigious “World Press Photo Award” in 2003 and 2010. He is also the author of over ten photobooks, including “Neon Tigers”, “Heimat”, “Lost in Transition” and “Paradise Now”.

Publisher: Velvet Cell

Size: 140 x 210 mm

112 pages

Limited Edition of 50

[Signed Ed. of 50] Kochi Diary - Peter Bialobrzeski

Peter Bialobrzeski
Kochi Diary is the 5th book in the City Diary Series by Peter Bialobrzeski.
£25.00

Picture of Moment (Signed)

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Moment, by Wolfgang Hildebrand, uses numerous photographs–taken at different times during day and night–to transform ordinary places into something between fiction and reality. Hildebrand is attracted to the constantly changing environments in cities, and this project explores the idea of the undefined moment or series of moments within a single frame.

Publisher: Velvet Cell

Size: 210 x 260 mm

64 pages

Limited Edition of 50

Wolfgang Hildebrand
Moment, by Wolfgang Hildebrand, uses numerous photographs–taken at different times during day and night–to transform ordinary places into something between fiction and reality.
£35.00

Picture of Tales from Beneath the Arches (Signed)

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Tales from Beneath the Arches explores the transformation of ‘non-places’ created by the mass building of elevated highways and expressways in Taiwanese cities. This project examines how such spaces have been repurposed by people to suit their needs. It is in these spaces that we can see the interaction between people and the built environment in one of the densest urban landscapes in the world.

Publisher: Velvet Cell

Size: 210 x 260 mm

80 pages

Limited Edition of 500


Éanna de Fréine
Tales from Beneath the Arches explores the transformation of ‘non-places’ created by the mass building of elevated highways and expressways in Taiwanese cities.
£35.00

Picture of Chauvet Pont-d'arc, L'inappropriable

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

Publisher's Description

Invited to confront himself to the heritage of the Grotte Chauvet, Raphaël Dallaporta has imagined an immersive visual approach as if we were physically entering the cave.

For ten years, Raphaël Dallaporta has developed photographic protocols which allow him to renew our look on a given subject, through unexpected images. The panoramas he imagined for the Chauvet Cave go beyond the traditional limits of the photographic medium, in order to account for the tortuous landscape of the cave, marked by engravings and paintings dated at 36 000 B.C. Inspired by the architect Richard Buckminster Fuller, Raphaël Dallaporta’s approach aims at rendering on a plane surface the 360° views of the cave.

These photographs reveal in a single image the different layers of history, from the first images of humanity to the current landscape, modelled by the water. These striking photographs skillfully blend together science, technique and artistic creation.

2 japanese-bound volumes:

First volume – photographs
24 x 32 cm, 280 pages 
70 B&W photographs

Second volume – texts in French and diagrams
24 x 32 cm, 80 pages

Essays (in French) by:

Marie Bardisa, curator of the cave
Jean-Jacques Delannoye, geomorphologist
Jean-Paul Curnier, philosopher and writer
Jean Clottes, curator
Rémi Labrusse, art historian

Raphaël Dallaporta
These photographs reveal in a single image the different layers of history, from the first images of humanity to the current landscape, modelled by the water.
£40.75

Picture of Tibet 1985-1995, Offrandes

Publisher's Description

The venue of his first photographs, Tibet holds a particular place in Chinese artist Gao Bo’s work. This monograph gathers for the first time his entire body of work on Tibet taken over five journeys between 1985 and 1995, immortalizing the ancient rites of buddhist monks and the spiritually-infused everyday life in a spectacular landscape between earth and sky.

Ten years after these images were taken, the artist went back to these photographs and reworked them by using his blood as ink in an automatical calligraphy he refers to as "language of the soul". With this process, Gao Bo highlights the limits of language and strives to overcome the incommunicability of his experience in Tibet. For him, it is less of a sacrifice than an offering.

Publisher: Editions Xavier Barral

Size: 170 x 233 mm

304 pages, 346 black & white photographs

Gao Bo
This monograph gathers for the first time Gao Bo's entire body of work on Tibet taken over five journeys between 1985 and 1995, immortalizing the ancient rites of buddhist monks and the spiritually-infused everyday life.
£43.50

Picture of Continental Drift

PUblisher's Description

In April 2013, photographers Nico Krebs and Taiyo Onorato, who have been working together for a dozen years, loaded up their 1987 Toyota Land Cruiser in Switzerland and headed east. They’d already roughly traced their route by running a finger across the map of Eurasia to their ultimate destination, Ulan Bator, the capital of Mongolia. It felt like setting forth on an expedition to the mystical realms of the East: Eurasia, Central Asia, the foothills of the Himalayas, the forests of Siberia, the Stan Republics, the gigantic expanse of the former Soviet Union. A vast land mass, very few images of which are lodged in our minds, at least no clear and well-defined images, rather a haze of history and global politics. Nico Krebs and Taiyo Onorato went out in search of these images, to reproduce them, and to create them themselves.

Continental Drift is a travel log straddling the fine line between documentation and fiction about unknown lands, their possible past and conjectured future. It relates encounters with the utterly bizarre and inaccessibly alien, as well as with a remarkable openness and lavish hospitality they’d never known before, in striking contrast to their previous trip across the United States (The Great Unreal, now in its third edition at Edition Patrick Frey).

Many of the countries and regions they traversed are in the throes of upheaval, caught between thousand-year-old traditions and post-Communist history and geopolitics, religious, territorial and ethnic turmoil, and the spreading desire to jump on the bandwagon of global turbocapitalism. The search for identity here is palpable – a search, along with the attendant confusion, graphically depicted in Continental Drift.


Publisher: Edition Patrick Frey

Size: 240 × 330 mm

214 pages, 130 colour images

Taiyo Onorato / Nico Krebs
Continental Drift is a travel log straddling the fine line between documentation and fiction about unknown lands, their possible past and conjectured future.
£54.00

Picture of 36 Views

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Fyodor Telkov is a young Russian photographer whose 36 Views has recently won the first Fotocanal Photography Book Competition. The views in question are of two giant mountains of waste on the outskirts of the copper-mining town of Degtyarsk. These black-and-white images of a bleak landscape are possessed of a chilly beauty.

Publisher's Description

36 views goes back to the renowned series of prints of the Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai: 36 views of Mount Fuji. Telkov has captured thirty-six images of the small mining town of Degtyarsk, in the Russian región of Sverdlovsk, at each end of which we find two huge waste heaps. The two mountains of dead rock are visible from all angles, an environmental catastrophe that is the daily horizon for the inhabitants of Degtyarsk. The city grew with copper mining – an activity that left its mark on the landscape – and its consequences.

This Project is the winner of the First Fotocanal Photography Book Competition, organized by the Comunidad de Madrid and Ediciones Anómalas.

Fyodor Telkov (Russia, 1986) is member of the Union of Photo Artists of Russia and lives and Works in Ekaterinburg. He has participated in numerous exhibitions including Photo Biennial Foto Fest 12 (Houston, USA, 2012) Festival di Cortona (Cortona, Italy, 2013), Pingyao International Photography Festival (Pingyao, China, 2013), Young Photo 1/2” See (Sant Petersburg, Russia, 2013) among others.

Sample images

Publisher: Ediciones Anómalas

Size: 320 x 215 mm

88 pages

Fyodor Telkov
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£26.00

Picture of North Sea: A Visual Anthology

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A spectacular showcase of vintage and contemporary photography of the North Sea, its coasts and people

‘A striking testament to the relationship between the sea and the people who live and work alongside it’ – Dundee Sunday Post

The nations bordering the North Sea have always been engaged in a dialogue with water. The sea is the source of livelihoods as well as leisure, industry as well as relaxation. Holidaymakers are not the only ones drawn to the seaside: the currency of both painters and photographers is light, and under Northern skies the best light is often to be found where land joins water. In addition, coastal locations often give urban artists an opportunity to observe life in the raw.

The North Sea provides the overarching theme for this showcase of vintage and contemporary photography, accompanied by paintings and songs, poetry and prose. Its pages capture both the sublimity of nature and a cast of human subjects, whose lives are placed in perspective by the vastness of the sea. In spite of the changes wrought by history, the fascination of the frontier between land and water remains timeless, and these images stand as a striking testament to the relationship between the sea and the people who live and work alongside it.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Size: 284 x 237 mm

240 pages, illustrated in colour and black and white throughout


A spectacular showcase of vintage and contemporary photography of the North Sea, its coasts and people
£28.80

Picture of Snow White Small Size

Publisher's Description

Tehran-born director Kiarostami is internationally acclaimed for his poetic documentary-style films. In addition to the forty-odd films that have brought him fame, Kiarostami has produced photography, paintings and graphic design. Snow White collects snow-scene photographs taken from 1978 to 2004. These black and white images of deep drifts, dogs and bare trees on snowy hillsides all epitomize the simplicity of Kiarostami’s introduction: “On a snowy morning I run out, hatless and coatless, happy as a child.”

Publisher Nazar Publishers

Size: 150 x 150 mm

54 pages

Abbas Kiarostami
Snow White collects snow-scene photographs taken from 1978 to 2004. These black and white images of deep drifts, dogs and bare trees on snowy hillsides all epitomize the simplicity of Kiarostami’s introduction: “On a snowy morning I run out, hatless and coatless, happy as a child.”
£17.50

Picture of Blanco

Awoiska van der Molen's beautiful first book, Sequester – with its captivating low-light images of the Canary Islands at dawn and dusk - went out of print recently. With excellent timing, her second book Blanco has just appeared. There's rather more daylight in this one but it has the same feel of intense solitary engagement with the natural world. Again, the images are black-and-white large-format silver gelatin prints. 

Publisher's Description

Awoiska van der Molen has been producing monochrome landscape photography since 2009. ‘Blanco’ is the result of extended periods of isolation, during which the Dutch photographer penetrates deep into the essence of the remote world where she creates her images. Removed from today’s fast-paced society, she patiently experiences the landscape in a new way, moving beyond initial appearances to gradually uncover the identity of the place, allowing it to impress upon her its specific emotional and physical qualities. Through enigmatic contrasts between darkness and light in her large-format silver gelatin prints, notions of time and self blur, becoming non-existent.

Sample images

Publisher Fw: Books

Size: 240 x 290 mm

36 pages

Awoiska Van Der Molen
‘Blanco’ is the result of extended periods of isolation, during which the Dutch photographer penetrates deep into the essence of the remote world where she creates her images.
£26.50

Picture of The Natural World

Publisher's Description

A stunning collection of wildlife photography spanning six continents and ten ecosystems—now available in a smaller format.

In The Natural World, celebrated nature photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen takes the reader on a visual odyssey, from the wildebeest migration on the plains of the Serengeti to the penguins of Antarctica, from the grizzlies of Alaska to the frozen landscape of polar bears on Hudson Bay. Featuring excerpts from his journals detailing his experiences in the field, this book offers an intimate look into the natural world that has inspired artists, conservationists, and adventurers for centuries.

With a foreword written by renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall, this book contains Mangelsen’s selection of 120 of his most important panoramic images out of a library of more than 20,000. A quiet call to action, an inventory of our planet as it battles climate change, and a celebration of wildness and its intrinsic value, The Natural World is a record of Earth’s last great locales, one that will inspire present and future generations with the message that what we have can, and must, be saved.

Publisher: Rizzoli

Size: 13 x 7 1/4"

Thomas D. Mangelsen
A stunning collection of wildlife photography spanning six continents and ten ecosystems—now available in a smaller format.
£29.25

Picture of In The Ice

Stefan Hunstein has created some of the most luminous images of Arctic ice landscapes you are ever likely to see. In the Ice offers the best of these images, printed on glass using UV-direct printing.

Publisher's Description

The artist Stefan Hunstein brought magical photographs of untouched landscapes back from his journey to the Arctic in 2012. In their majesty and beauty, their immensity and their deadly cold they echo the visions of ice in painting and literature, especially during the Romantic era. The publication shows a selection of these breathtaking photographs which are being presented in public for the first time – also in a series of exhibitions.

Here Hunstein, famous for his critical examination of contemporary history through the artistic processing of existing pictures, has taken up the camera himself and has created “Dream Pictures” which retain a hint of unreality in their outlines, shadows and reflections, in their theatrical blue luminosity and the bizarre, constantly changing structures. In these photos – printed on glass using a special technique – the artist links the fragile and the monstrous, the beauty of nature and “the horrors of the ice and of darkness” (Christoph Ransmayr).

Sample images

Publisher: Hirmer Publishers

Size: 290 x 300 mm

128 pages, 58 colour illustrations

Stefan Hunstein
Spectacular photographs of the Arctic.
£34.20

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