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In this series of stunning photographs, Mikiya Takimoto expresses a fascination with the sea and its movements. Abstract fields of frothing water, glimmering expanses of ripples, and cresting waves like snow-capped mountains are all portrayed in a palette of icy whites and blues. Often it is as if the viewer is peering down at the surface of our planet from high above, able to observe immense, frozen landscapes with their tectonic swirls, upheavals and rifts. Captivating and sublime work from this Japanese master.

Publisher: Seigensha

Size: 220 x 280 mm

64 pages

Mikiya Takimoto
In this series of stunning photographs, Mikiya Takimoto expresses a fascination with the sea and its movements.
£36.25

Picture of Pictures of Hell

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Devils Gate, Devils Canyon, Bumpass Hell, Hells Half Acre, Dirty Devil River: photographer Mark Ruwedel visited all of these places and more while creating the series Pictures of Hell. This book is the culmination of the journey he began in 1995, and brings together virtually every image in the artist’s brilliant interpretation of the American West. Ruwedel, 2014 winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the prestigious Canadian Scotiabank Award, is inspired by the 19th-century photographers whose photo albums revealed the glories of the West. In Pictures of Hell, he layers history with a contemporary investigation of technology, anthropology and colonization. Ruwedel’s work has been exhibited at TATE Modern, Yale University Art Gallery, SFMoMA, LACMA and other important venues. 132 meticulously reproduced tritone plates are complemented with essays by Simon Baker and Chiara Siravo. With intellect and wit, Ruwedel investigates what the West means today, and how its mythology and culture affect our current sensibilities.

Publisher: RAM Publications

Size: 9 1/2 x 11 3/4"

352 pages, 132 b&w tritones

Mark Ruwedel
This book is the culmination of the journey he began in 1995, and brings together virtually every image in the artist’s brilliant interpretation of the American West.
£75.50

Picture of Wald

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In these modern times, we still find a variety of reasons for spending time in the forest. For the photographer Simon Fröhlich, it was a logical continuation of his photographic oeuvre to want to work in this analog environment using only analog technologies. Rather than acting as a restriction, this decision had the effect of freeing him from the multitude of technical possibilities of today’s photography. He thus set off on a quest for his own past, for those faded moments that had become blurred and sometimes consisted only of a fragment of a vague memory. To reproduce this feeling in his images, he used only instant photographs for the book, ruling out any possibility of subsequent manipulation and thus ensuring the uniqueness of each moment. 

The rediscovery of the slowness of photography, trying the photographer’s patience as he grappled with technical setbacks, became the precondition for a fascinating book.

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag

Size: 200 x 240 mm

136 pages, 87 colour illustrations

Simon Fröhlich
In these modern times, we still find a variety of reasons for spending time in the forest. For the photographer Simon Fröhlich, it was a logical continuation of his photographic oeuvre to want to work in this analog environment using only analog technologies.
£22.50

Picture of View, Kyoto: On Japanese Gardens and Temples

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Hassink commenced working on a multipart, enticingly beautiful series in which she examines how the interior and exterior spaces of individual structures permeate or face one another. She took photographs of the surrounding traditional Japanese gardens from within the buildings, placing equal weight on both areas. In two of the temples she was allowed to move sliding rice-paper screens for the purpose of creating new, enormous spatial entities. The moss gardens of Saiho-ji and the cherry blossoms in Haradani-in constitute a further focus of the series. These scenes, which change with the seasons—Hassink calls them “living sculptures”— reflect Japanese aesthetics, which see both an artificial likeness of nature as well as representations of paradise in arranged gardens.

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Size: 289 x 354mm

204 pages, 311 illustrations

Jacqueline Hassink
Hassink commenced working on a multipart, enticingly beautiful series in which she examines how the interior and exterior spaces of individual structures permeate or face one another.
£54.00

Picture of Genius Loci

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In the beginning of 2012, photographer Thomas Kellner received a surprising E-Mail from Yekaterinburg in the Russian Urals, to form a project with exhibition and book for the city’s anniversary in 2013, because Yekaterinburg was founded almost 300 years ago, by Georg Wilhem Henning, a Siegen Citizen. This was barely known and Thomas Kellner started his research and is now finalizing genius loci.

During the years of study Thomas Kellner began to work with pinhole cameras in the subject of art which built the basis for his approach he is following to the present day. In his early works experimenting with material, photographic methods and contents was crucial. It included building pinhole cameras himself in order to adopt them to the purpose he was aiming at. The results reflect a diversity of styles and subjects. They range from multiple perspectives within one photograph over documentary to photograms. In this period he always printed full editions so that today there is a large number of a vintage print for later exhibitions.

At the end of the nineties then Thomas focused on the analogue camera and 35 mm film. He developed a visual language and method that deconstructs and constructs objects at the same time. Now, since already 15 years, he is working in a worldwide unique style of contactsheets, photographing the object in numerous singular shots until in the end the object is visible in its entirety again. The film-material Thomas is using is transparent for the recipient as well because the single shots are assembled together as negatives. Therefore perforation, codification and numbers of the film-material are part of the positive.

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Thomas Kellner

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In the beginning of 2012, photographer Thomas Kellner received a surprising E-Mail from Yekaterinburg in the Russian Urals, to form a project with exhibition and book for the city’s anniversary in 2013, because Yekaterinburg was founded almost 300 years ago, by Georg Wilhem Henning, a Siegen Citizen. This was barely known and Thomas Kellner started his research and is now finalizing genius loci.

During the years of study Thomas Kellner began to work with pinhole cameras in the subject of art which built the basis for his approach he is following to the present day. In his early works experimenting with material, photographic methods and contents was crucial. It included building pinhole cameras himself in order to adopt them to the purpose he was aiming at. The results reflect a diversity of styles and subjects. They range from multiple perspectives within one photograph over documentary to photograms. In this period he always printed full editions so that today there is a large number of a vintage print for later exhibitions.

At the end of the nineties then Thomas focused on the analogue camera and 35 mm film. He developed a visual language and method that deconstructs and constructs objects at the same time. Now, since already 15 years, he is working in a worldwide unique style of contactsheets, photographing the object in numerous singular shots until in the end the object is visible in its entirety again. The film-material Thomas is using is transparent for the recipient as well because the single shots are assembled together as negatives. Therefore perforation, codification and numbers of the film-material are part of the positive.

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£20.00

Picture of Milton, South Uist, Scotland

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In the footsteps of Paul Strand, photographer Martin Rosswog explores the Scottish sheep farming island of South Uist in landscapes, interieurs, and domestic still lives.

Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel

Size: 220 x 270 mm

160 pages, 75 colour and duotone plates

English/German edition.

Martin Rosswog
In the footsteps of Paul Strand, photographer Martin Rosswog explores the Scottish sheep farming island of South Uist in landscapes, interieurs, and domestic still lives.
£33.75

Picture of Out There

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Out There invites the reader on a mythical journey through the wilderness of the Yukon territory. A photographic record of countless escapes by Augsburger in an endless quest to reach freedom. The book is not so much a record of a physical landscape but of an emotional one. In documenting his travels through the snow, the wilderness and the archaic landscapes, the photographer reveals that this is a journey to the basic questions of our existence.

Publisher: Sturm & Drang

Size: 360 x 270 mm

88 pages, 61 color plates

600 numbered copies

Bruno Augsburger
Out There, the debut volume from Bruno Augsburger presented in a limited edition hardcover book. This First Edition is limited to 600 numbered copies.
£57.60

Picture of Norilsk

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Alexander Gronsky was born in Tallinn, Estonia in 1980. He is the winner of numerous photography awards, such as the World Press Photo (2012) and Foam Paul Huf Award (2010). He has previously published Pastoral (Contrasto Books, 2013) and Less Than One (Tycoon Books, 2014).

He now lives in Riga, Latvia.

Publisher: The Velvet Cell

Size: 140 x 230 mm

48 pages

Limited Edition of 500

Alexander Gronsky
Alexander Gronsky was born in Tallinn, Estonia in 1980. He is the winner of numerous photography awards, such as the World Press Photo (2012) and Foam Paul Huf Award (2010). He has previously published Pastoral (Contrasto Books, 2013) and Less Than One (Tycoon Books, 2014).
£14.40

Picture of Amexica

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"Amexica" is a project by Adrien Missika that took shape during a trip along the border between Mexico and the United States. The artist used a drone mainly to film several natural and urban sites between Ciudad Juarez and Tijuana, to offer a different point of view on this closely monitored zone. Missika's efforts have given rise to a highly ambitious piece, the most politically charged work of his output.

Publisher: les presses du réel

Size: 140 x 185 mm

260 pages

Adrien Missika
"Amexica" is a project by Adrien Missika that took shape during a trip along the border between Mexico and the United States. The artist used a drone mainly to film several natural and urban sites between Ciudad Juarez and Tijuana, to offer a different point of view on this closely monitored zone.
£21.95

Picture of Epic: Roads of Iceland

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Stunning photographs of the long, sweeping roads of Iceland. The images are magical, capturing the personality of the country and illustrating a landscape of extremes. 

Publisher: Delius Klasing Verlag

Size: 298 x 280 mm

224 pages, 116 colour images

Stefan Bogner
Stunning photographs of the long, sweeping roads of Iceland. The images are magical, capturing the personality of the country and illustrating a landscape of extremes.
£28.35

Picture of Mountain Photographs 1879 - 1909

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Vittorio Sella is still considered to be one of the best mountain photographers. His photos have a historical and artistic value and are popular with mountaineers. Many of the mountains he climbed had never been photographed before and are used as a reference to detect the melting of glacier ice. An intriguing black and white document of mountains and mountain people

The volume, realized in close collaboration with the Sella Foundation, gathers the photos taken by legendary Vittorio Sella at the turn of the last century while on expeditions to the world's highest mountaintops. In the words of Ansel Adams, "Sella's strikingly elegant photographs revealed [the mountains] in all their sheer majesty." Even today climbers still use Sella's photographs to map out routes and to gain a fuller appreciation of the challenges that lie ahead. In addition to documenting important scientific expeditions, the photos have a considerable artistic value, recognized internationally; they are exhibited in the world's leading museums.

Publisher: Lannoo Publishers

Size: 13.5 in x 15.75"

240 pages, 220 images

Vittorio Sella
In the words of Ansel Adams, "Sella's strikingly elegant photographs revealed [the mountains] in all their sheer majesty." Even today climbers still use Sella's photographs to map out routes and to gain a fuller appreciation of the challenges that lie ahead.
£53.10

Picture of Buildings in Colorado 1964-1980

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This two-volume publication examines the early work of photographer Robert Adams (born 1937) in relation to the German architect Rudolf Schwarz (1897–1961). In a previously unpublished text, Adams reveals a close connection between his photography and the European architect. In the 1960s, on his only European tour, Adams focused specifically on Rudolf Schwarz's churches in Aachen and Cologne, which left a lasting mark on Adams and inspired his decision to become a photographer and his early choice of subject, the Denver suburbs. As Adams wrote, Schwarz's buildings "helped suggest to me, when I returned to America, that not just churches, but whole urban and suburban landscapes might be revealed as sacred if we brought to them a measure of the same passionate regard that Schwarz had brought to his specifically religious commissions."

Publisher: Walther König

Size: 8 x 9"

156 pages, 106 images

Robert Adams
This two-volume publication examines the early work of photographer Robert Adams in relation to the German architect Rudolf Schwarz (1897–1961).
£52.20

Picture of Blue Hour, The

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"In the blue hour, Uri Gershuni wanders through the English village of Lacock, in the rural county of Wiltshire, which was home in the nineteenth century to the inventor of photography William Henry Fox Talbot, a countryside gentleman and pioneer of photography. […]

Gershuni’s trip to the village is not a first trip, nor indeed is it properly described as a trip. First, this is not Gershuni’s first visit to Lacock, but a return visit. He first visited the village three years ago in search of the origins of photography. This time Uri Gershuni finds a mode of movement in his non-movement, and this possibility, it turns out, opens up before him when he sits facing the computer screen, through which he may once again visit the village, at least virtually. […]

Google Maps: a single stroke of the keyboard produces a map of the village; drag Pegman over from the left-hand corner into the map, and you’re there, in Street View, on the road leading into the village, tailing a speeding white car; then the road clears, someone is running by the side of the road, there are tall trees, you pass the runner, you can look up at the tree tops[…]" Excerpts from Hagi Kenaan's text, which accompanies the work.

The Blue Hour describes a journey in 255 images not only through Talbot’s village, but also into the depths and layers of photographic language. The images taken from Google Street View, turned black&white, are arranged neatly one image per page. This classical display creates a contrast to the photographies which exhibit all traces of their technical creation and contributes to the book’s ageless look-and-feel.

Publisher: Green Box

Size: 226 x 170 mm

260 pages, 255 illustrations
Uri Gershuni
"In the blue hour, Uri Gershuni wanders through the English village of Lacock, in the rural county of Wiltshire, which was home in the nineteenth century to the inventor of photography William Henry Fox Talbot, a countryside gentleman and pioneer of photography.
£31.25

Picture of Journey into the future – Stop #2 GUDYM

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The first stop on Sergey Shestakov’s journey was Chernobyl and Pripyat, where he created a testament to nuclear nightmare. The second stop is in the village of Gudym, near Anadyr, the capital of Chukotka. In Gudym, also known as Anadyr-1, the secret facility ’C‘ was built in 1958. An underground depot for nuclear weapons built by decree of Nikita Khrushchev, who once threatened the US saying, “We also have rockets on Chukotka !” It was part of the Russian nuclear umbrella. Rockets and explosives were stored in the granite mountain of Gudym. Since 1986 nuclear weapons started to be removed from the facility. The facility was finally dissolved in the 1990s. The military abandoned it in 2002.Today, it remains the “city without a name”, a realm of entropy. 

The works of Sergey Shestakov can be found in the collections of various museums (State Museum for Oriental Arts, Russian State Russian State Museum of Arctic and Antarctic, Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Musée de l’Elysée Lausanne),in the collection of Gazprombank, and in private collections in Russia, Germany, France, Brazil, Mexico, Portugal, and Latvia.

Publisher: seltmann+söhne

Size: 273 x 245 mm

144 pages, 70 images

Sergey Shestakov
The first stop on Sergey Shestakov’s journey was Chernobyl and Pripyat, where he created a testament to nuclear nightmare. The second stop is in the village of Gudym, near Anadyr, the capital of Chukotka.
£27.00

Picture of Theatres of War

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Luca Campigotto has specialized in the photography of landscapes and architecture, linked to the theme of travel. He presents in this volume his personal research on the places that were theatres of First World War, on its 100th anniversary. Like a journey across time, Luca Campigotto's photographs offer a glimpse of natural mountain landscapes that have certainly changed yet remain perfectly recognizable. In these pictures, battle and encampment sites become the object of a contemporary work, of visual choices capable of balancing plays of light, shadow, colour and depth, and of exercising sophisticated control over the outcome of the shooting. Campigotto's pictures reveal not only physical traces, that nature has preserved for one hundred years, but even the emotions generated by painful human traces. Up at these peaks, the echo of the Great War still rings with its full intensity, bouncing off the countless tales of war, memories and episodes, the relics conserved in village museums.

Publisher: Silvana

Size: 340 x 280 mm 

152 pages, 80 in colour

Luca Campigotto
Luca Campigotto has specialized in the photography of landscapes and architecture, linked to the theme of travel. He presents in this volume his personal research on the places that were theatres of First World War, on its 100th anniversary.
£29.25

Picture of Winslow Arizona

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

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

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Publisher: Amana

Size: 270 x 210 mm

132 pages

Stephen Shore
The images in Winslow Arizona, which Stephen Shore shot in a day while revisiting Winslow, Arizona, where he made his seminal work American Surfaces, are presented unedited, in the order that he shot them, making it an improvisational work
£22.68

Picture of Koan (Signed)

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

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

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Publisher: PJB Editions

Size: 215 x 273 mm

72 pages, 40 photographs

Xiaoyi Chen
The book's images, mostly landscapes, many taken in Iceland, often dissolve to abstraction. Chen's radiant images, in a complementary sequence and design, produce a photo book that provides an exhilarating visual experience.
£27.00

Picture of Alp

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

Publisher: Prestel

Size:230 x 300 mm

192 pages90 colour illustrations

Olaf Unverzart
Olaf Unverzart has photographed the Alps and given them a 21st century perspective. Disappearing glaciers, the steeply inclined asphalt roads of the Tour de France, machinery crushed by avalanches, or huge cement fortifications imbedded in rock and defying nature—Unverzart’s large-format images focus on the marks humankind leaves behind when attempting to master nature.
£36.00

Picture of Perspectives on Place: Theory and Practice in Landscape Photography

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

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

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Size: 270 x 210 mm

192 pages, 200 illustrations

J.A.P. Alexander
Writer, educator and professional photographer Jesse Alexander provides an inspiring and challenging insight into the territory of contemporary landscape photography, which will help foundation level and undergraduate students to improve the visual qualities of their landscape images as well as develop their understanding of how to represent the landscape more meaningfully.
£34.19

Picture of Anna et Salomé

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

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

Publisher: Lawson's Books

Size: 210 x 255 mm

64 pages

First Edition of 500 copies

Adrià Cañameras
The central focus of Anna et Salomé is the Mediterranean. Developed from a personal project which allowed Cañameras to reflect on the environment he grew up around, the images were captured in various locations along the Costa Brava in Spain and on the French island of Corsica.
£22.00

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