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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)

Publisher's Description

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)

Publisher's Description

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

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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

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.

32 x 21,5 cm. 88 pages

Fyodor Telkov

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.

32 x 21,5 cm. 88 pages

£26.00

Picture of North Sea: A Visual Anthology

Publisher's Description

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

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.

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

Picture of The Yellow River

Publisher's Description

"Carrying out this photograph project is because of the inspiration after reading the novel River of the North written by Zhang Chengzhi. Attracted by the powerful words in this novel, I decided to take a walk along the Yellow River to experience and feel the father-like broad and wide brought from this river, so that I could find the root of my soul .while along the way, the river from my mind was inundated by the stream of reality. The river, which once was full of legends, had gone and disappeared. That is kind of my profound pessimism. Nevertheless, as a vast country with a long history, its future is always bright. There is a descent in the matrix; there is her own nutrition to feed her babies; there is the power of creation to cultivate them strongly. The weak moaning finally will be drowned by the shout for joy. From this point of view, it seems, all shall be optimistic."

 - STATEMENT by Zhang Kechun

Published by Jiazahi Press

Size: 250 x 250 mm

120 pages, 55 color pictures

Second printing 2017

Zhang Kechun
""Carrying out this photograph project is because of the inspiration after reading the novel River of the North written by Zhang Chengzhi. Attracted by the powerful words in this novel, I decided to take a walk along the Yellow River to experience and feel the father-like broad and wide brought from this river, so that I could find the root of my soul..."
£58.00

Picture of The Meadow

A collaboration between photographer Barbara Bosworth and writer Margot Ann Kelley who for ten years have focused their attention on a single meadow in Carlisle, Massachusetts. Beautifully printed by Radius, these images show the rewards of a photographer being willing to return to one location time after time and fully immerse themselves in it.

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Publisher's Description

Emily Dickinson wrote that all it takes to make a prairie is “one clover, and a bee. / And revery.” It turns out that to know a prairie (or meadow) is a bit more complicated, as photographer Barbara Bosworth and writer Margot Anne Kelley have discovered. For more than a decade, Bosworth and Kelley have meandered in, studied and photographed a single meadow in Carlisle, Massachusetts. In addition to their own investigations, they have invited botanists, entomologists, naturalists and historians to consider the meadow with them. Also included are historic maps of the property dating to the 1800s, and a transcription of notes from a former owner whose family has continuously documented plant and bird life in the meadow from 1931 until the 1960s.

Part photo-essay, part journal and part scientific study, this book is a meditation on the shifting perspective that occurs when one repeatedly sees the same place through new eyes.

Photography by Barbara Bosworth
Poetry by Margot Anne Kelley

Publisher: Radius Books

Size: 10.25 x 12.75"

200 pages and booklet in back pocket, 60 colour images
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Text on short trim inserts.

Barbara Bosworth
Emily Dickinson wrote that all it takes to make a prairie is “one clover, and a bee. / And revery.” It turns out that to know a prairie (or meadow) is a bit more complicated, as photographer Barbara Bosworth and writer Margot Anne Kelley have discovered.
£42.00
£41.00

Picture of Trad (Signed)

Signed copies of a limited edition from Libraryman of a new book by the great Swedish photographer Gunnar Smoliansky. A large-format publication with twenty-five beautiful reproductions of Smoliansky’s duotone photographs of trees. This is an edition of only 500 numbered copies.

Publisher's Description

“Gunnar Smoliansky’s (b. 1933, Swedish) studies of trees are social journalism in photographic form, although not from the human world in spite of their occasional traces of humanity. No, people appear to have left the scene. Smoliansky’s depictions of trees are a forestry ranger’s nightmare and at the same time far too vulnerable to please the zealous conservationist. These photographs are about a type of vegetation that may once have been both magnificent and dignified – what remains of growth is both frustrated and defiant. They are not romantic pictures of virgin woods. No, instead they are places that have been consigned to oblivion, pre- or post-profitability. Impediments. Languishing land. Windfallen tree trunks or soon to be windfallen trunks that are nothing but upright poles, trunks that have grown into each other. In these photos we are far from observing from perfect specimens, textbooks and the pleasure of inventing Latin names in the Linnaean spirit. They are mainly trees that remain standing by sheer dint of willpower, knots and twists. Like a neglected case of rheumatism. And yet: in the midst of this solitude, in the midst of this struggle, so difficult to grasp, there is a sense of community among the susceptible.”

 Excerpt from the preface written by writer and poet Gunnar D. Hansson (b. 1945, Swedish)

First edition of 500 copies, numbered.

Sample images

Publisher: Libraryman

Size: 300 x 360 mm

40 pages. 25 duotone plates.

Duotone offset printed clothbound hardcover. Linen thread bound.

Uncoated tip-in frame on front cover, with typography in gold foil and spine text in gold foil.

Gunnar Smoliansky
Gunnar Smoliansky’s studies of trees are social journalism in photographic form, although not from the human world in spite of their occasional traces of humanity.
£85.00

Picture of Shores Like You

Publisher's Description

Scarlett Hooft Graafland (1973) creates magical photographic images of high-altitude salt flats in Bolivia, remote farming sheds in Iceland, the beaches of Dubai, Madagascar, the polar region and the village of Gorinchem, The Netherlands. Her work touches upon major themes such as the disappearance of traditional cultures and the fragility of nature, yet the tone is always light, colourful and surreal. Initially, Scarlett mainly took pictures to document her sculptures and performances, but her photographs gradually became works of art themselves. Travelling to remote places and cultures, she explores the relationship between people, traditions and nature. In this new monography, beautifully designed by Irma Boom traveling and discovering become important themes themselves.

Graafland’s work is included in several international museum collections and has been exhibited in venues including Huis Marseille in Amsterdam and the Museum of Photography in Seoul. This book provides an overview of her oeuvre.

Publisher: Nai010

Size: 230 x 280 mm

192 pages, illustrated (80 full colour)

Scarlett Hooft Graafland
Scarlett Hooft Graafland (1973) creates magical photographic images of high-altitude salt flats in Bolivia, remote farming sheds in Iceland, the beaches of Dubai, Madagascar, the polar region and the village of Gorinchem, The Netherlands.
£47.50
£46.50

Picture of A Walk Through the North York Moors National Park

Masaoki Habano is a Japanese photographer who has been visiting the North Yorkshire Moors for many years and his book A Walk Through the North York Moors National Park, shows his black-and-white images of the land, villages and people.

Published by Akaaka.

Sample images

80 pages

Masaoki Habano
Black-and-white images of the land, villages and people
£20.00

Picture of Landscape as Longing: Queens, New York

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Publisher's Description

In 2003, Frank Gohlke and Joel Sternfeld were commissioned to photograph one of the densest concentrations of ethnic diversity in the world, the borough of Queens in New York City. After more than a year of photographing everything from corner bodegas to the borough’s boundaries, Gohlke and Sternfeld had not only captured the complicated dynamic that sustains Queens and its myriad communities; they had also evolved a unique theory of landscape photography in which landscape is a visible manifestation of the invisible emotions of its inhabitants.

The collection inherits the strength of each photographer’s eye. Gohlke’s Queens consists of streets, houses, fences, gardens, parklands, shorelines, and waste spaces, the territory where human arrangement contends endlessly with the forces that undo it: unruly vegetation, weather, rot, decay, and the “creative destruction” of a voracious commercial culture. Sternfeld focuses on the indigenous shops, restaurants, mosques and temples that make a walk in Queens feel like a walk in Thailand, India or Peru—or all of them at once. Often tucked into homes or converted factories, these places signify a home country, or perhaps a home country that exists more in the mind than in actuality.

In conjunction with an essay by the acclaimed writer Suketu Mehta, this book is a powerful instrument for understanding a landscape that seems to defy interpretation. Gohlke and Sternfeld successfully make the dizzying patchwork of Queens accessible and visible.

Sample images

Text by Suketu Mehta

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 320 x 280 mm

156 pages

Frank Gohlke and Joel Sternfeld
In 2003, Frank Gohlke and Joel Sternfeld were commissioned to photograph one of the densest concentrations of ethnic diversity in the world, the borough of Queens in New York City.
£40.50

Picture of Time of Nothing

Publisher's Description

In his new book Time of Nothing, Jim Mangan looks at the transforming relationships between humans and earth in this abstract series. In 2011 and 2012 the artist explored the entire Great Salt Lake including its solar evaporation ponds from a single engine Cessna plane. By composing each image in a way that flattens the landscape, Mangan not only provides the audience with a non-conventional view, but also emphasizes the many colorful layers that exist along with the subtle presentation of man's ever so invading footprint. 

Publisher: Silent Sound

64 pages

Jim Mangan
In his new book Time of Nothing, Jim Mangan looks at the transforming relationships between humans and earth in this abstract series.
£35.10

Picture of The Flying Carpet (Signed)

Publisher's Description

The Flying Carpet is an enchanting collection of colour and black-and-white photographs taken in and around Cesare Fabbri’s native Emilia-Romagna and Sardinia between 2005–2015. Under Fabbri’s lens we encounter a silent world roused from its slumber, where objects are animated and personified. Fabbri nods to the photographic practice of Luigi Ghirri, bringing to mind the Italian master’s words: “the camera is a magical toy capable of bringing together the great and the small, illusion and reality, our adult awareness and the fairy-tale world of childhood.” Indeed, in The Flying Carpet, we encounter scenes that might derive from comics – a rural hut with painted questioning eyes, a plant uprooted and hovering mid-air, and an embroidered carpet lifting up in the breeze.

Italian photographer Cesare Fabbri was born in Ravenna in 1971. He studied photography and urban planning at the IUAV in Venice. In 2007 he took part in the Stuttgart Biennale of Photography and Architecture and was shortlisted for the prize Atlante Italiano 007 organised by Museo MAXXI, Roma. With Silvia Loddo he founded in 2009 osservatorio fotografico, an experimental platform for research on photography. This is his first book.

Signed copies

Publisher: MACK

Size: 240 x 295 mm

72 pages

Cesare Fabbri
The Flying Carpet is an enchanting collection of colour and black-and-white photographs taken in and around Cesare Fabbri’s native Emilia-Romagna and Sardinia between 2005–2015.
£30.00

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