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Picture of SPBH Book Club Vol V by Esther Teichmann (Signed)

Publisher's Description

In Volume V of SPBH Book Club, Esther Teichmann presents a rarefied and ambiguous exploration of female pleasure.  Backdrops and shells, sculptures and the sea, the imagined and the painted, the real and the staged - it all appears in Teichmann's chimerical paradise.  By referencing classical representations of women in the history of art, most often in the hands of and for the consumption of men, Teichmann reclaims the traditional pictorialism of femininity in a subversive and provocative manner.  All of the complex forms of womanhood and yearning emerge - the lover, the mother, self pleasure, sensuous pleasure and the women appear as characters, specters and statues as flesh turns to stone and back again. 

With a layered mix of photographs - some of which are collaged on the book pages - and an original, handprinted cyanotype on the front cover, the book is an object of tactility and longing.

The book is numbered and signed in an edition of 500.

Publisher: SPBH

Size: 150 x 200 mm

60 pages, 45 images

Esther Teichmann
Esther Teichmann presents a rarefied and ambiguous exploration of female pleasure. Backdrops and shells, sculptures and the sea, the imagined and the painted, the real and the staged - it all appears in Teichmann's chimerical paradise.
£36.00

Picture of Still Looking for Love

Publisher's Description

Still Looking for Love is a reworking of one of the seminal photographic books of the 1980′s. Tom Wood’s photographs of the clientele of the Chelsea Reach Nightclub in New Brighton, Merseyside were taken between 1984-87 and first published as Looking For Love in 1989. Wood was a regular at the club and shot thousands of pictures over a number of years, however due to budget constraints at the time of printing only a fraction of these were reproduced as full plates in the original Cornerhouse publication. Wishing to honour the cooperation of his subjects and to communicate the scope of the work, the artist constructed a collage (subsequently stolen) to be printed as a double page spread in the opening pages of the book. This new monograph takes this collage as its starting point, the images that fill the pages of the book are faithful in shape, but not scale or sequence, to the artist’s original construction, scanned from Gareth McConnell’s personal copy of the book, the visible dot matrix and asymmetric shapes engenders the portraits with an energy and vibrancy that not only frees the images from the tyranny of the photographic rectangle but makes them almost bounce off the page. Still Looking for Love is a chance to revisit a series of photographs by one of the true underground heroes of British photography and catch a glimpse of British nightlife on the cusp of rave and the acid house phenomenon. Included are essays by Professor David Chandler, the cult writer Niall Griffiths and the photographer and publisher Gareth McConnell.

Publisher: Sorika

Size: 285 × 225 mm

150 pages, 92 colour plates

Edition of 1000

Tom Wood
Still Looking for Love is a reworking of one of the seminal photographic books of the 1980′s. Tom Wood’s photographs of the clientele of the Chelsea Reach Nightclub in New Brighton, Merseyside were taken between 1984-87 and first published as Looking For Love in 1989.
£36.00

Picture of One Picture Book #81: Supermarket

Publisher's Description

“Supermarket” by artist John Divola comprises a group of photographs of middle-aged women shopping for groceries in the early 1970s. The black-and-white photographs were made in the San Fernando Valley where Divola grew up. Made at the outset of Divola’s career, these images are at once melancholy - an element that runs through most of his subsequent work - and by their nature, humorously touching. They also provide a glimpse into Divola’s upcoming monograph, “San Fernando Valley”, which will be published by Nazraeli Press in 2014 as part of our forthcoming NZ Library series. "Supermarket" is limited to 500 numbered copies, and includes an original signed photograph by John Divola.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 5 1/2 x 7 1/4"

16 pages, 7 duotone plates, 1 original photograph.

John Divola
“Supermarket” by artist John Divola comprises a group of photographs of middle-aged women shopping for groceries in the early 1970s. The black-and-white photographs were made in the San Fernando Valley where Divola grew up. Limited to 500 numbered copies it includes an original signed photograph by John Divola.
£82.50

Picture of One Picture Book #84: Polaroids from Haiti

Publisher's Description

The photographs in Jim Goldberg’s contribution to our One Picture Book series, ‘Polaroids from Haiti’, were taken during a week in March of 2013, and depict Haitians dealing with their everyday struggles. Goldberg, who describes himself as a ‘documentary storyteller’, spent his time traveling throughout the country listening to and photographing Haitian life.  The resulting images reflect the continuing challenges and undying spirit of this impoverished country, when the 2010 earthquake is still reverberating from every surface. "Polaroids from Haiti" is limited to 500 numbered copies, and includes an original signed Polaroid by Jim Goldberg.

Publisher: Nazraeli

Size: 5 1/2 x 7 1/4"

16 pages,11 four-colour plates, 1 original Polaroid.

Jim Goldberg
The photographs in Jim Goldberg’s contribution to the Nazraeli Press One Picture Book series, ‘Polaroids from Haiti’, were taken during a week in March of 2013, and depict Haitians dealing with their everyday struggles. Limited to 500 numbered copies, and includes an original signed Polaroid by Jim Goldberg.
£55.00

Picture of History of the Visit

Publisher's Description

The minimalistic aesthetics of this book remind me of a sophisticated piece of electronic music. It´s not the rhythm or the melody that drives the piece forward, it´s the sound that fills the room while layers of the same but offset played patterns generate complexity. There are rugged cliffs, dark barren landscapes, ground vegetation and different shaped monoliths, buildings with no obvious function and few interiors not meant to reside in. While the silver gray of the images is getting louder you are traveling on the moon like an isolated earthling looking for the right direction. History of the Visit is a small book with a strong atmosphere.

Publisher: Peperoni Books

Size: 210 x 270 mm

72 Pages, 36 BW Images

Edition of 500 Copies

Daniel Reuter
History of the Visit is a small book with a strong atmosphere.
£37.25

Picture of Tokyokei

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

Publisher's Description

“Tokyo is where I was born and raised. Even after the post-war convulsions and the subsequent period of rapid economic growth, this home town of mine never ceases to transform. The Tokyo of my youth has vanished, but still there are times when I feel joyously nostalgic, sensing the happiness at festivals, or observing the unconscious actions of passers-by. As well as being a record of a certain period in Japanese history, this book is also my own private perspective on my home town, and one that I want to hold in my heart for ever.” Perhaps the most personal of Issei Suda’s many books, “Tokyokei” presents 106 previously unpublished photographs of the streets and people of Tokyo in the 1970s and 1980s. Beautifully printed in “Daido black” ink on our exclusive Japanese art paper, the first Nazraeli Press edition of this important new monograph is limited to 500 copies. Published in association with Zen Foto Gallery in Tokyo, "Tokyokei" is bound in Japanese cloth, each copy of the book is numbered and signed by the artist, and presented in a custom slipcase.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 10 x 13"

116 pages, 106 duotone plates

Issei Suda
Perhaps the most personal of Issei Suda’s many books, “Tokyokei” presents 106 previously unpublished photographs of the streets and people of Tokyo in the 1970s and 1980s.
£90.00

Picture of Upstate

Publisher's Description

Alec Soth and Brad Zellar are spending two weeks in upstate New York. Their trip will cover more than 1000 miles, and the itinerary will range from Albany and the Hudson Valley to the Catskills, Adirondacks, and the university towns of Syracuse and Ithaca. The upstate project will continue the investigation of community life, as well as touch on the region’s landscape, institutions, literature, and long, colorful history.

The LBM Dispatch is an irregularly published newspaper of the North American ramblings of photographer Alec Soth and writer Brad Zellar.

By Alec Soth and Brad Zellar
Publication Date, August, 2012
48 pages 11.25 inches x 15 inches
50 lb newsprint paper
Edition of 2000
Designed by Jenny Tondera

Alec Soth

Publisher's Description

Alec Soth and Brad Zellar are spending two weeks in upstate New York. Their trip will cover more than 1000 miles, and the itinerary will range from Albany and the Hudson Valley to the Catskills, Adirondacks, and the university towns of Syracuse and Ithaca. The upstate project will continue the investigation of community life, as well as touch on the region’s landscape, institutions, literature, and long, colorful history.

The LBM Dispatch is an irregularly published newspaper of the North American ramblings of photographer Alec Soth and writer Brad Zellar.

By Alec Soth and Brad Zellar
Publication Date, August, 2012
48 pages 11.25 inches x 15 inches
50 lb newsprint paper
Edition of 2000
Designed by Jenny Tondera

£17.50

Picture of Michigan

Publisher's Description

From October 20th through November 5th, Alec Soth and Brad Zellar will be on the road in Michigan, producing an election season version of the LBM Dispatch in one of the country’s most diverse and politically fascinating states. The trip –a rambling search for the state of the union in towns all over Michigan– will take them across the Upper Peninsula to the Mackinac Straits, and then downstate through the enormous territory of the Lower Peninsula, including stops in Saginaw, Flint, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo, and Grand Rapids.

The LBM Dispatch is an irregularly published newspaper of the North American ramblings of photographer Alec Soth and writer Brad Zellar.

By Alec Soth and Brad Zellar
Publication Date, November, 2012
48 pages, 11.25 inches x 15 inches
50 lb newsprint paper
Edition of 2000
Designed by Jenny Tondera

Alec Soth

Publisher's Description

From October 20th through November 5th, Alec Soth and Brad Zellar will be on the road in Michigan, producing an election season version of the LBM Dispatch in one of the country’s most diverse and politically fascinating states. The trip –a rambling search for the state of the union in towns all over Michigan– will take them across the Upper Peninsula to the Mackinac Straits, and then downstate through the enormous territory of the Lower Peninsula, including stops in Saginaw, Flint, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo, and Grand Rapids.

The LBM Dispatch is an irregularly published newspaper of the North American ramblings of photographer Alec Soth and writer Brad Zellar.

By Alec Soth and Brad Zellar
Publication Date, November, 2012
48 pages, 11.25 inches x 15 inches
50 lb newsprint paper
Edition of 2000
Designed by Jenny Tondera

£17.50

Picture of Le Crowbar signed

Signed copies

Publisher's description

‘…and with just a flyer from Steve Bedlam, stating “Hostomice, It’s Out There… The Tekno Travellers’ Holiday Destination Of The Year” as directions, we head off to Europe.’

In 1995 Tom Hunter set off from a squatted street in Hackney with a group of friends in an old double decker bus, loaded with muesli, Sosmix, baby-foot table and a sound system. Fuelled by selling egg butties, veggie burgers and beer, their journey took them through folk festivals in France, teknivals in Czech Republic, hippie gatherings in Austria and beach parties in Spain. Le Crowbar Café became an oasis for a nomadic party community hungry for all night food and a break from the hardcore techno.

‘Le Crowbar’ paints a vivid picture of friends on a journey, exploring new horizons and ways of living on the road, in the wake of the introduction of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994.

210 x 270mm, 96pp
68 photographs + 1 illustration
Text & photographs by Tom Hunter
Offset lithoprint
Hard back
Edition of 1000

Tom Hunter
Signed copies. In 1995, Tom Hunter set off on a European road trip with a "nomadic party community". Here, published for the first time, are the photos from this trip.
£30.00

Picture of Preganziol, 1983 (signed)

Publisher's Description

Thirty years ago in 1983, Italian photographer Guido Guidi created a short photographic series, taken inside a room in Preganziol, Italy. The sixteen images which make up Preganziol, 1983 were taken within the confines of four bare walls. The only light is emitted through two windows which sit crossways from one another.

Preganziol, 1983 is, at first glance, a simple exploration of light, a photographer’s exercise in how to define and describe physical space within a photograph and how light shapes these descriptions. On closer inspection the series is multi-layered: Guidi’s portraits of a room alludes to the idea of the camera obscura; exterior vistas allude to the Albertian window; blank walls create an aura of emptiness and abandonment; and the shifting of light across the walls signifies the movement of time.

Guidi’s skill as a photographer and craftsman of the image is evident here, and this conceptual sequence is charged by a leitmotif running through Guidi’s work: the void, the knowledge that beyond the frame reality goes on unfolding, immeasurable, endless.

Sample images here

Limited edition of 1,000 signed and numbered copies

Publisher: Mack Books

Size: 280 x 390 mm

40 pages, 16 colour plates

Guido Guidi
The sixteen images which make up Preganziol, 1983 were taken within the confines of four bare walls. The only light is emitted through two windows which sit crossways from one another.
£40.50

Picture of Dalston Anatomy SIGNED

Signed copies.

First printing sold out.  We are taking orders only for a reprint in Spring 2014.

Publisher's Description


LORENZO VITTURI’s work is often found at the intersection of sculpture and photography and his latest project, Dalston Anatomy, saw him spend time in London’s Ridley Road Market taking pictures, making sculptures and creating collages with materials and objects he found amongst the debris of the marketplace. Vitturi’s process is largely concerned with the creation, consumption and preservation of images. The makeshift sculptures he created mimic the organic and temporary nature of the market, and their documentation is the way in which they endure after diminishing. The book is bound in exquisite Vlisco fabrics in bright patterns that are reminiscent of African markets and accompanied by a poem by Sam Berkson that layers voices from the market to draw on its disjointed and surreal atmosphere.

Sample images

Publisher: JibiJana & SPBH Editions

Size: 190 x 260 mm

168 pages

700 copies, signed and numbered

Lorenzo Vitturi
Signed copies. First printing sold out. We are taking orders only for a reprint in Spring 2014.
£40.00

Picture of Yama

Publisher's Description

In 2011, Antoine d'Agata is in Cambodia, exploring and documenting further the space between photography and his own experience. In the closed space of a windowless room with wooden walls painted red, he engages with L, an ice addict prostitute who will die soon. Until the end, she uses pleasure as a way to impose her existence on a world that denies her every other right. In the wicked circles of social violence, where desire cannot be separated from pain, alienation and rage, the photographer pushes further his radical practice of the world, probing and questioning all forms of moral postulates. He's abandoned his position behind the camera to determinate an inedit photographic method, entering the frame of his own destiny, becoming slowly the character of a scenario he's decided to live in his flesh and blood. Solidary of an impossible community, using all possible means to give up control over a language that has become useless: fear, ecstasy, death instinct. Not an observer anymore, he invents his own postion. Through the tension released in bare moments of high emotional and physiological fragility, his scattered images confront the viewer with the impossible truth of ecstatic overflowing bodies. They explore a sense of annihilation, breaking all barriers and going beyond acceptable limits. An autobiographical journal that documents addiction to desire. A chaotic and biased sociology of survival strategies. A senseless but essential manifest of excess and crime.

Sample images

Publisher: Super Labo

Size: 300 x 200 mm

88 Pages, 80 images

English text

Limited edition of 500

Antoine d'Agata
An autobiographical journal that documents addiction to desire. A chaotic and biased sociology of survival strategies. A senseless but essential manifest of excess and crime.
£68.25

Picture of Lost Home

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

Publisher's Description

LOST HOME is a collaborative bookwork project involving ten internationally known photographers. Each have responded to a specially commissioned prose poem written by Japanese screen-writer Nobuyuki Ishiki, twice winner of the Japan Academy Awards best screenplay award.

The photographers were each given, within a common book format, complete freedom of content and design to individually express their own understanding of the idea of LOST HOME.

Photographers:

Harvey Benge
Roe Ethridge
Takashi Homma
Ron Jude
Christian Patterson
Slavica Perkovic
Bertien van Manen
Terri Weifenbach

Publisher: Super Labo

Size: 182 x 256 mm

24 Pages x 10 Photobooks

32 Pages x Prose poem work

Softcover : comes in a slipcase

Japanease and English text

Limited edition of 1000


LOST HOME is a collaborative bookwork project involving ten internationally known photographers. Each have responded to a specially commissioned prose poem written by Japanese screen-writer Nobuyuki Ishiki, twice winner of the Japan Academy Awards best screenplay award.
£110.00

Picture of Stilll

Publisher's Description

“Stilll”, with an extra L is the indication of a reverberation. The change of the word still by the inclusion of the extra L does not clearly define another meaning. It could be a mistake of perception. The images are taken in the suburban areas of the photographers hometown, Washington DC.

Publisher: Super Labo

Size: 187 x 263 mm

68 pages, 30 images (colour)

Limited edition of 500

Terri Weifenbach
Images taken in the suburban areas of the photographer's hometown, Washington DC. Limited edition of 500.
£53.95

Picture of Weeds of Wallasey

Publisher's Description

"Weeds of Wallasey is a series of black and white photographs taken on the Wirral in the Bidston Valley which encompasses a docks system leading to the river Mersey in the north west of England. I observed and documented the battle between nature and a post industrial blight, to express my own feelings about a landscape I grew up in, my roots, my weeds...to document a time and a place...the feelings for lost family members, the association of death and departure with my home town. Recently, Peel Holdings signed a multi-million pound property development deal in conjunction with Chinese partners to redevelop this area (“Wirral Waters”). These photographs belong to the”before”and if the after is all brand new mirrored high rise glass and chrome- there will always be weeds."

Publisher: Super Labo

Size: 187 x 257 mm

68 Pages, 52 Images(b/w)

Limited edition of 500

Chris Shaw
Weeds of Wallasey is a series of black and white photographs taken on the Wirral in the Bidston Valley which encompasses a docks system leading to the river Mersey in the north west of England. Limited edition of 500
£53.95

Picture of Marrakech

Publisher's description

“Elias Canetti's brilliant "Die Stimmen von Marrakesch" is a book I like and one that I find myself casually re-reading once every few years. Each time I do, I will the memories from a faraway past of the short, week trip I took to Marrakesch, already a quarter of a century ago to come back. The nostalgic scenes of the many sounds, aromas, and crowded streets vividly return to my closed eyes.”

Two slim volumes in a slipcased folder

Japanease and English text,First edition of 500

Publisher: Super Labo

Size: 138 x 300

88 pages x 2, 104 Images (b/w)

Japanese and English text

First edition of 500

Daido Moriyama
First edition of 500
£60.50

Picture of Between the Dog and the Wolf

Publisher's Description

The Dog and the Wolf work came to me, as so many things in photography do, as a simple, momentary observation that penetrated my consciousness and in that flash of recognition expanded to something that seemed to me then, as if it was a real idea! That the idea of pools (the dog) that were by the edge of the sea (the wolf) could be a subject was a real awakening. And then, to find out that the French have a name for the Blue Hour, which they call Between the Dog and the Wolf, immediately planted in my mind the double potential of that time of day when the Evening out of the light makes things difficult to see, and at times, simple, innocent things pick up traces of another aspect of spirit or personality. This subtle shift from the known to the unknown, from the tame to the wild became the underlying idea from which these works emerged.

Publisher: Super Labo

Size: 303 x 231 mm

72 pages, 49 images

First edition of 500

Joel Meyerowitz
First edition of 500
£63.95

Picture of Ping Pong

Publisher's Description

“Ping-pong is a life style, a training in attention, a diversion, a mad passion and a way of not taking anything important too seriously and taking some tiny things much too seriously.” – Pico Iyer

“Ideally, the last picture in this book would show me pumping my fist in brutish victory.” – Geoff Dyer

For several years, Alec Soth has combined his passion for both table tennis and photography by collecting vernacular ping-pong photographs. With this publication, Soth asked Geoff Dyer and Pico Iyer, writers and fellow table tennis enthusiasts, to respond to these pictures by engaging in a kind of literary ping-pong match.

Publisher: Little Brown Mushroom

Size: 6.625 x 7.875"

46 pages, 40 photographs

Edition of 1000

Alec Soth, Geoff Dyer and Pico Iyer
For several years, Alec Soth has combined his passion for both table tennis and photography by collecting vernacular ping-pong photographs. With this publication, Soth asked Geoff Dyer and Pico Iyer, writers and fellow table tennis enthusiasts, to respond to these pictures by engaging in a kind of literary ping-pong match.
£25.00

Picture of Where We Met

Publisher's Description

Sublime combination of photographs by Yamamoto Masao and drawings by ARPAÏS du bois. The “purified” photos of a Japanese photographer and the drawings of a Belgian artist flow harmoniously together in this beautifully published book. Both the photos and the drawings capture the slowness, the silence and fragility of existence and become pure poetry

Limited, numbered edition (1000 copies)

Publisher: Lannoo Publishers

Size: 310 x 230 mm

128 pages, over 100 colour illustrations

Yamamoto Masao and Arpaïs du Bois
Sublime combination of photographs by Yamamoto Masao and drawings by ARPAÏS du bois.
£76.50

Picture of Silent Landscape (Collectors Edition)

Order now for copy of second printing expected Summer 2013. 

Jan Tove's first published work for several years, Silent Landscape represents a significant maturation in his vision.  If, in Riverside, the relatively traditional nature photography of Beyond Order coexisted with work influenced by contemporary American landscape photographers, here they are successfully integrated.  Photographs mostly from Sweden but also from Norway, Denmark and Scotland.  See here for all the spreads from the book.

Jan Tove
Collector's Edition of Jan Tove's first published work for several years.
£210.00

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