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Picture of Contact – Northern Light

Publisher's Description

Humility in the face of nature and its inimitable sublimity: that is the feeling that overcomes Jens Knigge (b. Eilenburg, Germany, 1964; lives and works in Berlin) during his wintertime travels along the Arctic Circle. He has recorded his impressions of snow-covered landscapes and the mysterious aurora borealis in mostly small-format platinum-palladium prints. In the end, the contact sheets of the negatives of his analog photographs illustrate the inadequacy of established formal idioms and modes of expression. For it seems to be virtually impossible to render the essence of the experience of nature with the means of photography. Knigge’s pictures accordingly hover between figuration and abstraction; as though the artist, with each new picture, encircled a mystical space opening up between surface and depth. Knigge’s landscape pictures are sustained by the ultimate defeat of the will to document and depict before a “white abyss of infinity.” With an introductory essay by the journalist and art critic Ralf Hanselle.

Publisher: Distanz

Size: 24 × 32 cm
 
96 pages, 49 color images

Jens Knigge
Jens Knigge has recorded his impressions of snow-covered landscapes and the mysterious aurora borealis in mostly small-format platinum-palladium prints
£24.75

Picture of  Soviet Bus Stops Volume II

Publisher's Description

After the popular and critical success of his first book, Christopher Herwig has returned to the former Soviet Union to hunt for more Soviet Bus Stops. In this second volume, as well as discovering unexpected examples in the remotest areas of Georgia and Ukraine, Herwig turns his camera to Russia itself. Following exhaustive research, he drove 15,000 km from coast to coast across the largest country in the world, in pursuit of new variations of this singular architectural form.

A foreword by renowned architecture and culture critic Owen Hatherley, reveals new information on the origins of the Soviet bus stop. Examining the government policy that allowed these ‘small architectural forms’ to flourish, he explains how they reflected Soviet values, and how ultimately they remained – despite their incredible individuality – far-flung outposts of Soviet ideology.

Publisher: Fuel

Size: 160 x 200 mm

192 pages

Christopher Herwig
After the popular and critical success of his first book, Christopher Herwig has returned to the former Soviet Union to hunt for more Soviet Bus Stops.
£17.96

Picture of Looking for Lenin

Publisher's Description

In the process of decommunisation, Ukraine has toppled all its Lenin monuments. This book documents the inglorious fate of these Soviet statues, following their often violent removal.

Photographer Niels Ackermann and journalist Sébastien Gobert have scoured the country in search of the remains of these toppled figures. They are found in the most unlikely places: Lenin inhabits gardens, scrap yards and store rooms. He has fallen on hard times –  cut into pieces, daubed with paint, turned into a Cossack or Darth Vader. Yet despite every attempt to reduce their status, the monuments retain a sinister quality, resisting all efforts to separate them from their history.

Publisher: Fuel

Size: 60 x 200 mm

176 pages

Niels Ackermann and Sébastien Gobert1
In the process of decommunisation, Ukraine has toppled all its Lenin monuments. This book documents the inglorious fate of these Soviet statues, following their often violent removal.
£17.96

Picture of The Potemkin Village

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Publisher's Description

According to legend, the phrase Potemkin village can be traced back to the Russian field marshal Prince Grigory Aleksandrovich Potemkin. In 1787, the minion of Catherine the Great purportedly had entire villages erected as painted façades along the paths of her travels to the recently conquered Crimean territory in an effort to veil the true, run-down face of the region. Following Closed Cities (Kehrer 2012), Gregor Sailer’s new project once again presents actual architectural manifestations driven by political, military, and economic motives: combat training centers in the USA and Europe, faithful replicas of European cities in China, and vehicle test cities in Sweden. And finally, a classical Potemkin village in Russia, where, on the occasion of a visit by Vladimir Putin to Suzdal on the Golden Ring and a triple summit in the city of Ufa, whole streets were masked with adhesive foil, wallpaper, and tarpaulins in an effort to provide the abandoned buildings with a feigned sense of activity. Sailer’s pictures give the viewer access to the world of fakes, copies, and stage sets and call these at times absurd aberrations of our contemporary society into question.

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag

Size: 240 x 300 mm

304 pages 157 color illustrations

978-3-86828-827-8 2017


Gregor Sailer
Following Closed Cities, Gregor Sailer’s new project once again presents actual architectural manifestations driven by political, military, and economic motives: combat training centers in the USA and Europe, faithful replicas of European cities in China, and vehicle test cities in Sweden.
£46.80

Picture of An Old Forest Road

Publisher's Description

The subject of Robert Adams’ (born 1937) latest book is a little-visited forest reserve near the photographer's home in Oregon.

Sunlight plays a pivotal role in this sequence of pictures, as it pierces through the canopies of branches and leaves to reveal the hidden shapes and structure of the forest and the well-trodden path ahead. Shadows, too, are prominent in these pictures, adding gentle drama and contrast; they occlude the way forward, rendering it a portal to a destination unknown. These images, made between 2012 and 2013, constitute a lyrical meditation on walking and the natural world.

Publisher: Walther König, Köln

Size: 7.75 x 10.25"

72 pages, 31 black & white illustrations

Robert Adams
The subject of Robert Adams’ latest book is a little-visited forest reserve near the photographer's home in Oregon.
£36.00

Picture of Ansel Adams Diary 2018

Publisher's Description

With superb reproductions of breathtaking Ansel Adams photographs, the Ansel Adams Engagement Calendar remains a beloved annual bestseller.

The 2018 Ansel Adams Engagement Calendar features 52 exquisite, high-quality reproductions of Adams’ photographs, carefully selected and ordered to reflect the changing seasons. These stunning images-majestic mountain vistas, dramatic waterfalls, and landscapes of the American West-will delight all year long. Printed on high-quality paper and with a durable spiral binding, each date has plenty of room to record appointments. Each week’s photograph is a glossy, large-scale reproduction suitable for framing at year’s end.

A classic and popular now as ever, the Ansel Adams Engagement Calendar is an elegant addition to any home or office.

Ansel Adams
With superb reproductions of breathtaking Ansel Adams photographs, the Ansel Adams Engagement Calendar remains a beloved annual bestseller.
£16.19

Picture of Ansel Adams Wall Calendar 2018

Publisher's Description

The 2018 Ansel Adams Wall Calendar features thirteen exquisite, high-quality reproductions of Adams’ photographs, carefully selected and ordered to reflect the changing seasons. These stunning images-majestic mountain vistas, dramatic waterfalls, and landscapes of the American West-will delight all year long. This large-scale calendar leaves plenty of room for recording appointments and other daily events. Printed on high-quality photographic paper, each stunning photograph is suitable for framing at year’s end. A classic and popular now as ever, the Ansel Adams Wall Calendar is an elegant addition to any home or office.

Ansel Adams
With superb reproductions of breathtaking Ansel Adams photographs, the Ansel Adams Wall Calendar remains a beloved annual bestseller.
£16.19

Picture of Elemental

Publisher's Description

Elemental tells a pictorial story of the sea, and its power. In its first part how it effects the man made objects placed within it, and secondly how it shapes our very planet at a natural erosion and shaping perspective. The images within this book are an effort to capture the essence of change, of making and remaking, of time and tide and the stories they leave behind. Each year the harbour residents watch the boats being winched out of the harbour to sit by the edge of the ocean during the wild winter months. I see the stories of time spent in the water. Each boat, so different in colour and size, left with a different pattern, telling a different tale of the ocean. The landscape changes with each tide of the ocean. North Cornwall’s coastline can be harsh and rugged, with ever changing patterns, colours, shapes and pathways. Each walk uncovers new treasure created by Mother Nature. Erosion peels back layers of Mother Natures story. The rocks, as they move with the ocean, share the ancient stories of their landscape, created over time

Publisher: Triplekite

Size: 240mm x 240mm

64 pages, 52 illustrations

Melanie Collie
Elemental tells a pictorial story of the sea, and its power. In its first part how it effects the man made objects placed within it, and secondly how it shapes our very planet at a natural erosion and shaping perspective.
£20.00

Picture of Michael Kenna Calendar 2018

Publisher's Description

This is the twenty-second consecutive Michael Kenna wall calendar published by Nazraeli Press.

Michael Kenna is arguably the most influential landscape photographer of his generation. Often working at dawn or during the night, he has concentrated primarily on the interaction between the ephemeral atmospheric conditions of the natural landscape, and human-made structures and sculptural mass. Over sixty books and catalogs have been published on his work,

His exquisite, hand crafted, silver gelatin prints have been exhibited throughout the world and are included in such permanent museum collections as The National Gallery, Washington, D.C.; The Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai; and The Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Mr. Kenna was made a Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture. Born in Widnes, England, he currently lives in Seattle, Washington, USA.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Michael Kenna
This is the twenty-second consecutive Michael Kenna wall calendar published by Nazraeli Press.
£18.00

Picture of Remote Scottish Postboxes Postcards

Publisher's Description

Remote Scottish Postboxes is Martin Parr’s first major contribution to landscape photography. Between 2004 - 2010, Parr and his wife holidayed on the Scottish mainland and outlying islands of Orkney, Shetland, Barra, Lewis and Islay, stopping frequently to capture the local Postboxes. Through Parr’s photographs, these isolated, red outposts of civilisation each take on a character and personality of their own, against the lonely yet beautiful Scottish backdrop.

“When you are in the middle of nowhere, in a bleak landscape and in wild weather, these little post boxes are strangely comforting, a sign that other people are around, that life is going on, and that you are connected to the world” - Susie Parr

Remote Scottish Postboxes is presented in two ways; as a hand- stitched, 88 page book, in which the postboxes are accompanied by maps and co-ordinates of their locations and featuring a short text by Susie Parr, and as a Postcards book, comprised of 12 unbound postcards. Both books are designed by Victoria Forrest and are presented in a specially produced box.

Publisher: RRB Photobook 

Size: 197 x 121 mm

Edition of 2000

Martin Parr
12 Postcards in Presentation Box
£15.00

Picture of Remote Scottish Postboxes (Signed)

Publisher's Description

Remote Scottish Postboxes is Martin Parr’s first major contribution to landscape photography. Between 2004 - 2010, Parr and his wife holidayed on the Scottish mainland and outlying islands of Orkney, Shetland, Barra, Lewis and Islay, stopping frequently to capture the local Postboxes. Through Parr’s photographs, these isolated, red outposts of civilisation each take on a character and personality of their own, against the lonely yet beautiful Scottish backdrop.

“When you are in the middle of nowhere, in a bleak landscape and in wild weather, these little post boxes are strangely comforting, a sign that other people are around, that life is going on, and that you are connected to the world” - Susie Parr

Remote Scottish Postboxes is presented in two ways; as a hand- stitched, 88 page book, in which the postboxes are accompanied by maps and co-ordinates of their locations and featuring a short text by Susie Parr, and as a Postcards book, comprised of 12 unbound postcards. Both books are designed by Victoria Forrest and are presented in a specially produced box.

Publisher: RRB Photobooks

Size: 280 x 240 mm (book), 285 x 245 x 25 mm (box)

88 pages

Martin Parr
Remote Scottish Postboxes is Martin Parr’s first major contribution to landscape photography. Between 2004 - 2010, Parr and his wife holidayed on the Scottish mainland and outlaying islands of Orkney, Shetland, Barra, Lewis and Islay, stopping frequently to capture the local Postboxes.
£60.00

Picture of Hong Kong Yesterday

Update November 2018: awaiting reprint, due December 2018. . Orders taken for reprint only.

Publisher's Description

Hong Kong Yesterday presents a singular vision of this enigmatic city by award winning photographer, Fan Ho. Black and white images capturing life in mid-century Hong Kong range from quiet voyeuristic tableaus to chaotic crowds, most focusing on the city’s inhabitants. Businessmen, families, dockworkers, alleys, markets and street scenes are all rendered in a style that is simultaneously abstract and humanistic. Fan Ho was born in Shanghai in 1937; he immigrated to Hong Kong as child and passed away in 2016.

Publisher: Modernbook Editions

Size: 9 3/4" X 11 3/4"

70 pages

Fan Ho
Update November 2018: awaiting reprint, due December 2018. Orders taken for reprint only. Black and white images capturing life in mid-century Hong Kong range from quiet voyeuristic tableaus to chaotic crowds, most focusing on the city’s inhabitants.
£53.99

Picture of Pictures from the Hoo Peninsula

Publisher's Description

The photographer Michael Collins, armed with a large-format camera, has spent years discovering traces of the past contained in the marshland landscapes just outside of London. The Hoo Peninsula is situated between the estuaries of the rivers Thames and Medway, one hour by car from central London. This narrow stretch of land is mainly made up of sand and clay hills. Nature there seems strangely inanimate, and the landscape is full of contrasts.

But technology and industry are encroaching on the grazing sheep, the saltmarsh and the mud flats. Pylons dot the wilderness, in which shipwrecks have become an integral part of the scenery. Michael Collins visited the Hoo peninsula over several years, producing pictures inspired by the landscapes of 'plein air' painting. With their rich details, they deliberately follow the tradition of nineteenth century record pictures - archival images that were commissioned by the government to document the progress of industrialisation.

Text in English and German.

Publisher: Verlag Kettler

Size: 360 mm x 450 mm

112 pages, 39 colour illustrations, 1 b&w

Michael Collins
The photographer Michael Collins, armed with a large-format camera, has spent years discovering traces of the past contained in the marshland landscapes just outside of London.
£32.40

Picture of Stations

Publisher's Dsecription

Oscillating between fantasy and reality, Noémie Goudal’s images explore both real and fictional geography, creating ephemeral spaces that question the nature of the image and its representational qualities. The series Southern Light Station continues to explore these subjects. Basing off of the symbolic spherical shape in reference to infinity and perfection, Goudal constructs her installations out of paper, wood and mirrors. Suspended in the sky, shot from high viewpoints or in isolated locations, these objects question our perception of the intangible nature of the infinite sky.

Publisher: RVB Books

Size: 300 × 370 mm

44 pages

Softcover, 2016, 9791090306585

Noémie Goudal
Oscillating between fantasy and reality, Noémie Goudal’s images explore both real and fictional geography, creating ephemeral spaces that question the nature of the image and its representational qualities. The series Southern Light Station continues to explore these subjects.
£22.50

Picture of Faraway/Nearby

Publisher's Description

What is it like to return to the place of one’s childhood? When one returns to the countryside, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city, far from one’s own life and creative work? Jan Töve’s photographs of his home region are lyrical dabs of memory, the wide-eyed absorption of changes, a laconic stocktaking of a present-day somewhere. For a period just short of ten years (2007–16), the Swedish photographer and publicist returned time after time, at different points during the year, portrayed landscape as well as inhabitants, and discovered an individual rhythm. He was interested in how people deal with their surroundings, traditions, and the challenges posed by nature. In this series, Töve, who has produced numerous publications with photographs of nature and landscapes, found new structures and forms, for instance a recurring red that runs through the entire book—perhaps the signal of a defiant situatedness, a want-to-be-and-stay-here.

Text(s) by Lena Kvist, graphic design by Andrew Cowie

Sample images


Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Size: 300 x 260 mm

144 pages, 80 illustrations

Jan Tove
"Jan Tove’s photographs of his home region are lyrical dabs of memory, the wide-eyed absorption of changes"
£31.50

Picture of Tokyo (Signed)

Publisher's Description

"Tokyo is one of my favourite cities and I was keen to produce a series of photos exploring what makes it such a special place. The mixture of different cultural elements and influences in Japan's capital city seems to have produced a style which is unique to itself. Combining inspirations ranging from ancient Far Eastern traditions to playful retro-futurism, the benign lunacy of the stage show in Kabukichuo's Robot Restaurant is a great example of this.

In searching for subjects, I was particularly drawn to the tiny yakitori restaurants and bars that are clustered together in the alleys and archways around some of the main train stations. The people who frequented these places were especially interesting; once they left the main streets and entered these tucked-away areas they seemed to let their guard down, relax and become happy. It felt as though each of these small pockets of hospitality provided a sense of community within the otherwise anonymous lifestyle of the vast metropolis."

Limited Edition of 100

Size: 233 x 263 mm

80 Pages, 74 black and white images

Paul Bradshaw
Signed Limited Edition (100)
£50.00

Picture of Holga

Publisher's Description

Michael Kenna is internationally renowned for producing evocative black-and-white images of nature and the urban environment. Often photographing at night or in the early morning hours, the majority of his photographs involve long time exposures with the camera on a tripod. However, some of Kenna’s more quirky, whimsical, and unpredictable images have been photographed with inexpensive, hand-held, plastic Holga cameras. These cameras generally produce relatively lowfidelity images, with marked vignetting. Precisely because of these attributes and its portability, Kenna often carries a Holga camera, even when he is not specifically photographing. For this beautifully produced book, Kenna has chosen his favorite Holga images, many never seen before, from his vast archive of negatives. Despite their low-tech origin, these refined and artful photographs bear the hallmarks of Kenna's brilliant work.

Sample images

Publishing House: Prestel

Size: 240 x 280 mm

144 pages, 60 black and white illustrations





Michael Kenna
Michael Kenna is internationally renowned for producing evocative black-and-white images of nature and the urban environment. However, some of Kenna’s more quirky, whimsical, and unpredictable images have been photographed with inexpensive, hand-held, plastic Holga cameras.
£36.00

Picture of Desert

Publisher's Description

“And now, over twenty years later,” Jungjin Lee notes, “when I examine these works, I encounter the same experiences and energy I had felt then and there. Transcending time and space, everything is still, my mind is perfectly quiet, and I know I face ‘eternity and the absolute.'” In this body of work produced over five years in the early 1990s, Lee captures the vast American Southwest and transforms it with liquid light and diluted light-sensitive emulsions to create images that are as uncontrollable and natural as the landscape she depicts. Desert comprises four series of works (each bound as a separate book and presented in a unique slipcase), all of which contain monochromatic images of arid lands. Stratigraphy etched into rock faces, massive stones, cave-like precipices, and anthropomorphic fauna showcase an extensive compendium of the desert’s many faces and textures. Each image focuses on the landscape’s formal qualities, eschewing human presence, simultaneously evoking late 19th-century photography, while epitomizing the stark modernity of Lee’s lens. Certain images provoke a sense of the infinite in their vastness, while others fix upon particular features, deftly transitioning from the macro to the micro.

Sample images

Publisher: Radius Books

Size: 10 x 14"

188 pages, 106 images

Jungjin Lee
In this body of work produced over five years in the early 1990s, Lee captures the vast American Southwest and transforms it with liquid light and diluted light-sensitive emulsions to create images that are as uncontrollable and natural as the landscape she depicts.
£82.95
£80.95

Picture of New Pictures from Paradise

Publisher's Description

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.

With texts by Nigel Pitman, Hans Rudolf Reust and Jana-Maria Hartmann.

English/German edition. English/German text.

Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel

Size: 240 x 320 mm

96 pages, 36 colour plates

Thomas Struth
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.
£47.50
£46.50

Picture of Iconic China

Due to publish October 2017

Publisher's Description

Luca Campigotto’s journey in China begins with a search for a mythical past and arrives at the chaotic present of the megacities.

The photographs collected in 'Iconic China' present an image of the soul of a country in which extraordinary futuristic skylines of cities projected into the future blend with traditions and atmospheres that stretch back thousands of years: the silences and the remoteness of the Great Wall; the archaeological miracle of the unearthed terracotta army; the ancient quietness of the rivers in the south; the dazzling whirlwind of unstoppable urbanisation.

Campigotto’s large-format images transform themselves from view to vision: the classic and contemplative look borrowed from great nineteenth-century photography comes to terms with the contemporary world, immersing itself in the colours of the urban night. The precision of the compositions—always imbued with references to paintings and the cinema—and a skilful use of light, bring order to the vastness and complexity of the scene.

Publisher: Damiani Editore

84 pages, 40 illustrations
h260mm  x  w338mm

Luca Campigotto
Luca Campigotto’s journey in China begins with a search for a mythical past and arrives at the chaotic present of the megacities.
£31.50

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