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Picture of And where did the peacocks go?

Miho Kjioka's work draws on the Japanese tradition of “wabi-sabi” – the appreciation of beauty in imperfection and transience, and the Zen/Taoist belief that the essence of an object exists rather in the empty space inside and around it. This is certainly evident in this beautiful publication. Those looking for comparisons might gravitate toward Masao Yamamoto and while there is a similarity in style the personal in Kjioka's work is enough to distinguish it from that of the great Japanese photographer. This work, partly seen at the Photographer's Gallery earlier this year, was created in response to the accident at the Fukushima nuclear plant.

Right after the Fukushima nuclear plant accident, I found a blog about peacocks that were left in the evacuation zone, within the 20 km limit. I started imagining those peacocks, walking around the empty town with their beautiful wings spread. The image I had in my mind seemed so far away from what was going on in Fukushima. It was as if two different layers of images – the disaster scene and beautiful peacocks – were overlapping with each other without being unified. I started to see different layers in almost everything after the disaster in 2011.

Miho Kjioka

Publisher: the (M) éditions

Size: 16 x 20 cm

64 pages + 32 pages booklet (text in English and Japanese) .

Miho Kjioka
Miho Kjioka's work draws on the Japanese tradition of “wabi-sabi” – the appreciation of beauty in imperfection and transience, and the Zen/Taoist belief that the essence of an object exists rather in the empty space inside and around it.
£63.00

Picture of The Crash

Publisher's Description

In 2008 the financial crash hit the City of London. Panic filled the air and people working for the giant money machine seemed oblivious to a photographer working quickly and quietly in their midst. Now, over a decade later, these images question what we have learned... if anything at all.

Stephen McLaren moved to Bethnal Green in 1996, became a photographer, and quickly realised he never wanted to live anywhere else in London other than the East End. Stephen has written a number of books on photography, including 'Photographers’ Sketchbooks', and currently works as a photographer and writer in Los Angeles.

Book 14 from the series 'East London Photo Stories' + PRINT

A fully cloth-covered Collector's Edition of The Crash by Stephen McLaren, presented in a bespoke cloth-covered clamshell box complete with signed and numbered limited edition print.

This Collector's Edition is limited to 150 copies.

Edition numbers allocated from lowest to highest as orders are processed.

Publisher: Hoxton Mini Press

Stephen McLaren
A fully cloth-covered Collector's Edition of The Crash by Stephen McLaren, presented in a bespoke cloth-covered clamshell box complete with signed and numbered limited edition print.
£45.00

Picture of Ouarzazate (Signed)

Publisher's Description

Ouarzazate is a small city in the Moroccan desert famous for its movie studios and filming locations, an industry which began with David Lean and Lawrence of Arabia.

Invited by the American Friends of the Marrakech Museum for Photography and the Visual Arts to propose a project for his artist residency there, Ruwedel photographed the movie sets in 2014 and 2016.

Much of the filming activity in Ouarzazate has been for costume and Biblical epics. Cleopatra, The Garden of Eden, The Mummy, The Last Temptation of Christ; but also The Sheltering Sky and The Hills Have Eyes. Many of the sets appear to have been abandoned while others are constantly repurposed.

An Egyptian portal leads to a medieval village. An authentic Kasbah in ruins is actually a ruined replica of a “real” Kasbah elsewhere. Shepherds drive their flocks past “ancient” siege machines and Roman columns. “I was reminded of certain passages in Nathaniel West’s Day of the Locust.”

Far from the American deserts where he has produced much of his work of the past thirty years, in Morocco Ruwedel continues his long term interest in contemporary ruins and the histories of both landscape and landscape photography. The photographs are eerily reminiscent of 19th century European photography of ancient Egypt and the Middle East.

Limited edition
Signed by the artist

Publisher: Mack Books

Size: 136 pages

Mark Ruwedel
Limited edition, signed by the artist.
£75.00

Picture of America revised (Special Edition - Signed)

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Publisher's Description

Ater the incredible success with Gerry Johansson’s Tokyo last year (the 500 edition was sold out in three months), I’ve been looking out for another project with the artist. For the new book America revised I’ve chosen 83 pictures from the big number of images, Gerry had taken in the span of more than 40 years during his travels to the States. Gerry Johansson purists who know, like and collect his mostly self published and tabloid sized books might be irritated by our large size 320 x 300 mm (12 3/5“ by 11 4/5“). And in addition there will be even a small number of color images included. But as the reproduction size has more or less the size of his prints, even those who have never seen an original print by Gerry Johansson, could get an almost lifelike impression of an exhibition by GJ. And this was one of my intentions when designing the book. Finally I’ll be sure that even the officially sworn in fans of Gerry Johansson will like the concept. And of course there will be special editions coming with the first copies of the book.

Special Edition signed and numbered copies. With a gelatine silver print; printed by the artist with three different images in an edition of 20 each. Customers should express their print preference when ordering.

Publisher: Only Photography

Size: 320 x 300 mm

124 page, 83 mostly full plate black & white and a few colour images

Gerry Johansson
83 pictures from the big number of images, Gerry had taken in the span of more than 40 years during his travels to the States.
£360.00

Picture of Unknown

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Publisher's Description

For the work on Ray Metzker’s Unknown last year I went some days to Philadelphia. To see the archive of Ray. With great support by the director of the estate, Victoria Harris, I’ve been able to go through a big number of print boxes. Numerous pictures, especially from his series of „night drawings“ – that’s how I named them – never have been published before. In conjunction with the pictures I’ve chosen together with Larry Miller already two years before, the images from the archive created the new, now ready book. For all of you knowing my first book AutoMagic with Ray Metzker – Unknown has the same size 320 by 300 mmm (12 3/5“ by 11 4/5“). Containing 94 mostly full plate images on 124 pages, with this book you’ll get an extensive look on this mostly unknown part of Ray Metzker broad work. The book comes with an introductory excerpt from Hans Henny Jahnn’s novel Night of Lead.

Publisher: Only Photography

Size: 320 x 300 mm

94 mostly full plate black & white images.

Ray K. Metzker
For the work on Ray Metzker’s Unknown last year I went some days to Philadelphia. To see the archive of Ray. With great support by the director of the estate, Victoria Harris, I’ve been able to go through a big number of print boxes...
£120.00

Picture of America revised (Signed)

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

Publisher's Description

Ater the incredible success with Gerry Johansson’s Tokyo last year (the 500 edition was sold out in three months), I’ve been looking out for another project with the artist. For the new book America revised I’ve chosen 83 pictures from the big number of images, Gerry had taken in the span of more than 40 years during his travels to the States. Gerry Johansson purists who know, like and collect his mostly self published and tabloid sized books might be irritated by our large size 320 x 300 mm (12 3/5“ by 11 4/5“). And in addition there will be even a small number of color images included. But as the reproduction size has more or less the size of his prints, even those who have never seen an original print by Gerry Johansson, could get an almost lifelike impression of an exhibition by GJ. And this was one of my intentions when designing the book. Finally I’ll be sure that even the officially sworn in fans of Gerry Johansson will like the concept. And of course there will be special editions coming with the first copies of the book.

Publisher: Only Photography

Size: 320 x 300 mm

124 page, 83 mostly full plate black & white and a few colour images

Gerry Johansson
83 pictures from the big number of images, Gerry had taken in the span of more than 40 years during his travels to the States.
£95.00

Picture of A Shaded Path

Publisher’s Description

This is the story of a former Soviet republic landlocked in central Asia, Kyrgyzstan, home to six million people, esteemed for its nomadic traditions, its yurts, its horses, its breathtaking mountainous landscapes and steppe… It holds a less perceptible decor, less alluring perhaps, distant from the stereotypes and necessary embellishments that followed the impenetrable era of the USSR. So how come such photos? These images of desolate landscapes, these troubling portraits of minors, work-ers, students and elders, these reflections of villages fallen into abeyance, and that sky – that Kyrgyz sky that perpetually seems to give more depth to the many narratives that unfold under its intensity?

These photos are but fragments of reality – facts – in an attempt to reconstitute a concealed story, shattered to pieces, so difficult to gather and put together. With what is left of its broken dreams and surprising vitality, the young republic of Kyrgyzstan is a contradictory Neverland where great aspirations cross paths with remnants of a Soviet era that seem, somehow, frozen in the country’s landscapes and in its people’s minds. A society rooted in environments where pain and isolation come into contact with a somewhat silent resignation. Elliott Verdier’s images not only show the echoes of a wounded past, but of one that has been forgotten, that lurks under the surface, ready to rear its head if only someone paid more attention.

Introduction by Grégoire Domenach

Publisher: Another Place Press

Size: 23.5 x 19 cm

60 pages

Edition of 400




Elliott Verdier
This is the story of a former Soviet republic landlocked in central Asia, Kyrgyzstan, home to six million people, esteemed for its nomadic traditions, its yurts, its horses, its breathtaking mountainous landscapes and steppe…
£17.00

Picture of One Eyed Ulysses

Publisher’s Description

One Eyed Ulysses proposes a meandering voyage where solitude, melancholy, the encounter with death and nature in marginal settings are some of the themes that run through it. The aim of this book of photos is not to document a specific epoch , but rather to sum up human experience so that we may contemplate its images on an equal plane and from the same view point from which we observe them.

"Every work of art affords the recipient the context(space) for a game whose rules he has to invent" - Hans-George Gadamer

Size: 240 x 300 mm

144 pages, 91 full colour plates offset

Edition of 175 copies

JM Ramírez-Suassi
One Eyed Ulysses proposes a meandering voyage where solitude, melancholy, the encounter with death and nature in marginal settings are some of the themes that run through it. The aim of this book of photos is not to document a specific epoch , but rather to sum up human experience so that we may contemplate its images on an equal plane and from the same view point from which we observe them.
£37.00

Picture of TBW Books Annual Series No.6 - Four Book Set

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Publisher’s Description

TBW Books is pleased to announce the forthcoming installment to our Annual Series book sets. This year, the four artists included in Series No. 6 have each crafted a monograph charged with an essence of the surreal, exploring the passage of time and the imprecise nature of the phenomenal. Together, these narratives weave a continuum from book to book, creating a dreamlike photographic timeline spanning 40 years.

FOUR BOOK SET

Book 1: Guido Guidi - Dietro Casa
Book 2: Jason Fulford - Clayton's Ascent
Book 3: Gregory Halpern - Confederate Moons
Book 4: Viviane Sassen - Heliotrope

Publisher: TW Books

Size: 8.75 x 11"
 
Edition of 1000


This year, the four artists included in Series No. 6 have each crafted a monograph charged with an essence of the surreal, exploring the passage of time and the imprecise nature of the phenomenal. Together, these narratives weave a continuum from book to book, creating a dreamlike photographic timeline spanning 40 years.
£115.00

Picture of Infinito

Publisher’s Description

David Jiménez presents the second edition of Infinito, considered one of the pioneering Spanish photobooks published originally in the year 2000. The release of this work, highlighted in several prestigious publications such as The Photobook: A History by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, was a source of inspiration for many photographers from Spain and abroad. It is considered a milestone in the history of Spanish photobooks due to its fragmented narrative, its book-object nature and its capacity to generate multiple readings.

Although this second edition, produced as a self-publication by the author himself, shows an almost literal respect to the original, it also presents some variations. In addition to containing four different images, the new edition is made on an offset paper that gives it an updated look closer to the author’s original desire.

Publisher: Dalpine

Size: 170 x 235 mm

118 pages+covers, 120 images

Second edition, self-published 2018  (First edition, Photovision 2000)

Edition of 1.500 copies

David Jiménez
David Jiménez presents the second edition of Infinito, considered one of the pioneering Spanish photobooks published originally in the year 2000.
£32.00

Picture of American Winter (Special Edition)

Publisher's Description

Special Edition of American Winter featuring a signed copy of the first printing of the MACK edition of the book, housed in an embossed slipcase with a signed and numbered print [1/150 - 150/150]

Since the early eighties, Gerry Johansson has made quiet pictures of quiet places, often lying in the shadows of industrial decline. For American Winter, Johansson travelled through semi-deserted towns in Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado, finding as much beauty as there was misery in landscapes cloaked in snow: an isolated church floating in a mottled sea of white; leafless trees lining endless highways leading to nothing; long shadows cast on vernacular architecture in the season’s merciless sun. In his photographs time appears to stand still: neighbourhoods that once possessed the allure of Art Deco architecture, or the glory of bustling Main Streets, are now home to abandoned school buildings and cars parked decades ago. Johansson’s ascetic framing and sensitivity to light lends itself to the scenery and the sense of hopelessness evoked by these neglected places.

Publisher: Mack



 

Gerry Johansson
Special Edition of American Winter featuring a signed copy of the first printing of the MACK edition of the book, housed in an embossed slipcase with a signed and numbered print
£475.00

Picture of One Picture Book Two

Our One Picture Book Two series is a slightly larger, newly designed series of artist's books based on our recently completed One Picture Book series.

Two sets of four titles will be published each year.

This first set of four titles in a slipcase includes:

  • MICHAEL KENNA | One Picture Book Two #1 : DMZ – The 38th Parallel
  • BETTY HAHN | One Picture Book Two #2 : The Lone Ranger
  • CARRIE MAE WEEMS | One Picture Book Two #3 : Monument
  • TONY MENDOZA | One Picture Book Two #4 : Floridadogs

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 210 mm x 153 mm

16 pages, 13 four-colour plates, 1 original signed

Micahel Kenna, Betty Hahn, Carrie Mae Weems, Tony Mendoza
The first set of four titles in Nazraeli Press' new One Picture Book series
£120.00

Picture of Niagara (Special Edition)

Publisher's Description

Limited edition of 100 copies, each comprising a special poster with MACK first print run, a signed copy of the first printing of the MACK edition of the book housed in an embossed slipcase with a signed and numbered print

In the follow-up to his critically acclaimed debut monograph Sleeping by the Mississippi, Alec Soth turned his eye to another iconic body of water, Niagara Falls. As with his photographs of the Mississippi, Soth’s pictures of Niagara are less about natural wonder than human desire. “I went to Niagara for the same reason as the honeymooners and suicide jumpers,” says Soth, “the relentless thunder of the Falls just calls for big passion.” Working over the course of two years on both the American and Canadian sides of the Falls using a large-format 8x10 camera, the photographs are rigorously composed and richly detailed. Soth depicts newlyweds and naked lovers, motel parking lots and pawn shop wedding rings. Throughout the book, Soth has interspersed a number of love letters from the subjects he photographed. We read about teenage crushes, workplace affairs, heartbreak and suicide. Oscar Wilde wrote of the Falls, “The sight of the stupendous waterfall must be one of the earliest, if not the keenest, disappointments in American married life.” In Soth’s Niagara, we see both the passion and the disappointment. His pictures are a remarkable portrayal of modern love and it’s aftermath.

Publisher: Mack

Size: 280 x 320 mm

104 pages, 44 colour plates

Alec Soth
Limited edition of 100 copies, each comprising a special poster with MACK first print run, a signed copy of the first printing of the MACK edition of the book housed in an embossed slipcase with a signed and numbered print
£450.00

Picture of White Blonde (Limited Edition 250 Copies + signed C print)

Publisher's Description

Antarctica is a special place with particular stories and memories, the polar explorers called it “white blonde”. Through my series I aimed to convey a feeling of the hostile and unfamiliar environment of the South Pole, creating images where the geographic reality give way to the space of dream. I froze the archival photos of Antarctic expeditions, as well as my own specially photographed self-portraits, turning them into "icebergs". I wanted to be part art of the landscape to express a sense of awareness of time, to show the fear of oblivion, termination of activity, entropy through a collision with a smooth, hard, cold ice surface.

Using photographs, found pictures and collages I explore the themes of personal and collective history, imagination, memory, the built and natural environments. The character of my work makes me think of the nature of photography, which always fluctuates between materiality and visuality.'   

Publisher: Editions Bessard

Julia Borissova
Limited Edition 250 Copies + signed C print
£43.00

Picture of One Picture Book Two #3 : Monument

Publisher's Description

We are thrilled to announce our second publication with Carrie Mae Weems. In this limited edition book, Weems presents twelve photographs she has made during recent trips into the American South, showing monuments both present and removed.

Known for her ability to confront injustice with eloquence, honesty and beauty in her work, Carrie Mae Weems is a true national treasure. Her photographs, films, and videos have been displayed in over 50 exhibitions in the United States and abroad, and focus on serious issues that face African Americans today, such as racism, sexism, politics, and personal identity.

Monument is limited to 500 numbered copies, each including a 5x7 inch original print that has been signed by the artist.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 6 x 8 1/2”

16 pages, 12 duotone plates, 1 original signed photograph.

Carrie Mae Weems
Monument is limited to 500 numbered copies, each including a 5x7 inch original print that has been signed by the artist.
£40.00

Picture of One Picture Book Two #4 : Floridadogs

Publisher's Description

Born in Havana in 1941, Tony Mendoza moved with his family to Miami in 1960. A prolific writer as well as photographer, Mendoza is the subject and author of several books, but is perhaps best-known for “Ernie”, a photographic memoir centered on a cat he encountered when he moved into an apartment in New York City.

In Floridadogs, Mendoza presents a series of photographs he made one afternoon of beach-loving canines that he and his dog Bob encountered during an impromptu visit to the dog beach at Fort De Soto Park in Florida. Known for his sharp wit and great sense of humor, Mendoza delivers in spades with this glimpse into a secret society of ocean- and beach loving dogs.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 6 x 8 1/2”

16 pages, 13 four-color plates, 1 original signed photograph.

Tony Mendoza
Each copy of the book comes with a loose, signed original print created specially for our One Picture Book Two series.
£40.00

Picture of One Picture Book Two #2: The Lone Ranger

Publisher's Description

Betty Hahn is an American artist known for working in alternative photographic processes. Hahn’s work emphasizes photography, while challenging established ideas regarding the medium’s presentation. Her work incorporates a variety of techniques including: appropriation and serial imagery and mediums such as lithography, painting, and embroidery.

Her extended series of images of the Lone Ranger, created in the 1970s, is one of her best known. Each print in the series is unique; during the decades since the work was made, the series has been broken up, with individual prints being acquired and held in collections across the country.  

We are pleased to bring together a collection of some of the finest prints from Hahn’s Lone Ranger series and present them in this limited edition book. Each copy of the book comes with a loose, signed original print created specially for our One Picture Book Two series.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 6 x 8 1/2"

16 pages, 10 four-color plates, 1 original signed photograph

Betty Hahn
Each copy of the book comes with a loose, signed original print created specially for our One Picture Book Two series.
£40.00

Picture of Andante

Taking orders for reprint, due September 2018

Publisher’s Description

Andante is the catalogue of an exhibition that goes from 1985 to 2018, in which the artist Alex Majoli researches the human soul and the most obscure elements of society. The itinerary ends with teatro, exploring the theatricality that lies in everyday’s life, where the borders between reality and fiction become blurred. The subtle line between reality and theatre, documentary and art, human behaviour and acting is the exact friction that amazes and makes him go back on the streets and in the places where the human condition is put into question. Even in the most tragic of miseries, he is capable to find the theatre, the pride and, most of all, the greatness of human soul.

The career of Alex Majoli, member of the prestigious Magnum Photos starts very early in the atelier of Casadio and Malanca. It is only after having photographed the closing of the renowned mental institution on the island of Leros in Greece that he finds his identity as an artist, giving birth to his first namesake monography Leros. The initial interest of the artist in the theories of the pioneer of the modern concept of mental health Franco Basaglia, who is also famous for having abolished mental hospitals in Italy, pushes him to go to Brasil, where the theories are enthusiastically adopted.

Alex Majoli has photographed the South American country for twenty years, collecting a series of images depicting the complex Brazilian society in the project Tudo bom, which is still in progress. Between the 1990s and the 2000s, he worked mainly for international publishing houses. Majoli can be considered a provocateur for the images he uses: he represents the theatrical dynamics of life, the human actions seem to take inspiration from a theatre show and he emphasizes all the drama of everyday’s life using artificial light. His photos become scenes where people in their “performance/life” express themselves on what becomes an undeclared stage or film set.

Publisher Cesura Publish

Size: 140 x 210 mm

74 pages, 40 photographs

First Edition of 700

Alex Majoli
Taking orders for reprint, due September 2018. Andante is the catalogue of an exhibition that goes from 1985 to 2018, in which the artist Alex Majoli researches the human soul and the most obscure elements of society.
£25.00

Picture of Six by XX

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Publisher's Description

Six by XX comprises six limited edition, oversized books and six original signed photographs by six of the most extraordinary artists working in photography today:

    Petra Collins
    Lalla Essaydi
    Marilyn Minter
    Catherine Opie
    Laurie Simmons
    Mickalene Thomas

Each title in the set is limited to 100 hand-numbered and signed copies, and contains a separate exhibition-quality original print, numbered and signed by the artist, on 355 x 280mm paper. The books and accompanying photographs are presented in a custom-made slipcase with hand-marbled sides and silver stamping.

We are pleased to offer this deluxe set of six limited edition books and six original signed photographs at the pre-publication price of £2,100

Publisher: Nazreali Press

Petra Collins, Lalla Essaydi, Marilyn Minter, Catherine Opie, Laurie Simmons, Mickalene Thomas
Each title in the set is limited to 100 hand-numbered and signed copies, and contains a separate exhibition-quality original print, numbered and signed by the artist.
£2,100.00

Picture of Gap in the Hedge (Special Edition)

Publisher's Description

Built in 1928, ’Bwlch-y-Clawdd’ (Gap in the Hedge) is a mountain pass (450m) that connects the Rhondda Valley - In South Wales - to the town where I was born and still live, Bridgend. It is also connected to the Afan Valley via the A4107, which leads through to the coastline and industrial town of Port Talbot. The Bwlch road itself is the A4061, which stretches approximately 25 miles.

Not only did the pass offer a lifeline to the isolated valleys, and present greater job opportunities for the local people but it also provided an essential shortcut for valley based industry; predominantly coal related. My parents used the pass themselves to make their own move to Bridgend in 1966; starting their own business there shortly after.

Loosely based around nostalgia, ‘Gap in the Hedge’ reflects on a journey I used to make with my Mother to visit relatives in the Rhondda Valley, every Saturday when I was a small boy. It was my first taste of a road trip and I can recall almost every inch of the journey. I’d sit there in the front seat of my Mother’s little red car utterly absorbed and mesmerised by the forests, terraced houses and falling rock warning signs. The journey seemed to take forever, but we were only ever around 30 minutes from home.

This series not only attempts to document the beauty of this iconic piece of South Wales landscape, but also explores the relationship that the people - whether locals, tourists or workers - have with the landscape and environment. And ultimately, what lies ahead for this part of South Wales following Brexit and the abolition of EU funding. The immediate villages of Nantymoel and Cwmparc - both of which are former mining communities - either side of the mountain, are incorporated into the project, as the pair both sit in the shadow of ‘The Bwlch’.

Special Edition with signed limited edition print - £80.00

Special Edition limited to 50 copies.

Signed & numbered digital print approx 230 x 210mm

Publisher: Another Place Press

Size: 250 x 200mm

132 pages

Dan Wood
"Built in 1928, ’Bwlch-y-Clawdd’ (Gap in the Hedge) is a mountain pass (450m) that connects the Rhondda Valley - In South Wales - to the town where I was born and still live, Bridgend..."
£80.00

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