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Picture of Mobile Homes 1975-1976 (Signed)

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Publisher's Description

“Encountering the American west for the first time in the early 1970s, I became fascinated with the landscapes and iconography of mobile homes. In a previous century Americans migrated west in Prairie Schooners to become farmers or shopkeepers. After the Second World War they continued this ‘Westward Ho!’, but now in commercially-fabricated mobile homes, often to retirement. These new pioneers clustered in communities that transformed the western landscape and its built environment through a new architecture of mobility.

Mobile home manufacturers produce a range of styles with architectural references that animate cultural aspirations or memories of home and community left behind. After choosing a basic style, new owners make individual touches to the exterior and lawn that transform the generic into the personal. Viewed from a surrounding hillside, mobile home parks look like arabesques of uniform aluminum boxes. On close observation, however, they reveal a rich flora and fauna of personal expression and longing for both individuality and community.” – John Schott, from the Preface

The images in Mobile Homes 1975-1976 were made with an 8x10-inch Deardorff view camera in California during 1975 and 1976. This project followed photographs of Route 66 motels in 1973 and 1974, work which was included in “New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape”, at George Eastman House in 1975 and John Schott | Route 66: 1973–1974, Nazraeli Press, 2014 (NZ Library: Set 1).

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Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 380 x 305 mm

64 pages, 54 duotone plates

John Schott
The images in Mobile Homes 1975-1976 were made with an 8x10-inch Deardorff view camera in California during 1975 and 1976.
£135.00

Picture of Nineteen Seventies California (Signed)

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Born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1935, Philip Melnick grew up in Los Angeles, where he attended the University of California. In the 1970s, shooting with a medium format camera, Melnick made black-and-white photographs of his surroundings, exploring the unique sense of style found in the Southern California urban landscape. Nineteen Seventies California offers a beautifully presented selection of Melnick’s most striking work from this period, in which he displays a keen eye for the character of its vernacular architecture and the distinctive look of its streets: the quirky confluence of a single parked car with a street facing wall and a fragmented apartment building; the intersection of street, fence and another non-descript apartment house. He isolates the intricate pattern of a wall, creating arresting fusions of everyday sights and geometric abstraction. “Melnick’s images emphasize a push-pull, hard-soft tension that give his pictures distinguished style and great beauty,” wrote the late Fred McDarrah, who was himself a photographer for The Village Voice, as well as a writer, during the years that this series was produced.

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Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 380 x 305 mm

48 pages, 31 duotone plates

ISBN 978-1-59005-438-3

Philip Melnick
Nineteen Seventies California offers a beautifully presented selection of Melnick’s most striking work
£135.00

Picture of Tsugaru | Shimokita (Signed)

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Kazuo Kitai dropped out six months into his first year of art school, revealing a rebellious streak that led him to become involved in the protest movements of 1960s Japan. His first photography book, “Resistance”, was self-published in 1965. For the rest of the 1960s he continued to follow radical student protests, producing Barricade, Agitators and finally Sanrizuka in 1971.

As the 1960s came to a close, Kitai became disillusioned with political themes and turned to the everyday life of ordinary people. Kitai`s first journey was to one of the most remote parts of Japan, the Shimokita Peninsula, and photographs from this journey to Shimokita in 1970 make up the first half of this book. In 1972 and 1973 Kitai traveled again to this most northerly part of Honshu, to the neighboring area of Tsugaru, and this makes up the other half of this book.

These regions of Shimokita and Tsugaru had been very isolated and barren, with bitterly cold winters. Local language, legends and ancient beliefs had survived into the modern era. The region was known for shamanism and communion with the dead spirits gathering around the holy mountain of Osorezan.

During the rest of the 1970s, Kitai was to continue his exploration of rural areas of Japan, for which, in 1976, he received the award of the inaugural Ihei Kimura Prize, Japan`s most prestigious award for photography.

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Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 380 x 305 mm

48 pages, 40 duotone plates

Kazuo Kitai
Kazuo Kitai dropped out six months into his first year of art school, revealing a rebellious streak that led him to become involved in the protest movements of 1960s Japan.
£135.00

Picture of LA Diary (Signed)

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Robbert Flick, born in Holland in 1939, is a Southern California artist who uses photography as his primary medium. This gorgeous new monograph presents an important, early body of work that would inform Flick’s approach to all of his subsequent artistic activities: 

"The late 1960s was an open-ended time with very few boundaries. I was interested in rendering my photographic experience of Los Angeles, and wanted to emphasize the process of that experience. Rather than framing a moment, it became important to acknowledge it. This meant that the act of photographing became a gesture. I was also quite poor and had a limited amount of film. I kept some several dozen self-rolled films in a shoebox; whenever I went out I would reach in for four or five of them, and return them back into the box when exposed, leaving a snippet of leader so the film could be reused. I would have absolutely no idea what was on which film I put in my camera.

At the time I would think of film as an endless continuum, and there was a wish to acknowledge that aspect visually … the idea of multiple exposures was linked to ideas about simultaneity, the use of the “I Ching”  and “there is no such thing as accident”. I photographed in this manner for a period of three years."

One of the images on the cover of the book captures a moment from an Ortiz destruction event: where a piano filled with blood was hammered apart with an axe and subsequently a large number of mice were set free in mousetrap-filled areas on the floor. This Destruction Performance very much summarized the political conditions of the time and the senseless destruction of human life and landscapes engendered by the Vietnam war.

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Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 380 x 305 mm

64 pages, 29 duotone plates

Robbert Flick
Robbert Flick, born in Holland in 1939, is a Southern California artist who uses photography as his primary medium. This gorgeous new monograph presents an important, early body of work that would inform Flick’s approach to all of his subsequent artistic activities.
£135.00

Picture of 12 Months of Winter (Issue 2 - Signed)

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12 Months of Winter is the new Jacob Aue Sobol catalogue collection. A new limited edition catalogue will be published every month.

Size: 240 x 320 mm

40 pages, 19 images

Jacob Aue Sobol
12 Months of Winter is the new Jacob Aue Sobol catalogue collection. A new limited edition catalogue will be published every month.
£22.00

Picture of 12 Months of Winter (Issue 1 - Signed)

Publisher's Description

12 Months of Winter is the new Jacob Aue Sobol catalogue collection. A new limited edition catalogue will be published every month.

Size: 240 x 320 mm

40 pages, 19 images

Jacob Aue Sobol
12 Months of Winter is the new Jacob Aue Sobol catalogue collection. A new limited edition catalogue will be published every month.
£22.00

Picture of Humanity (Signed)

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"Steve McCurry has given us the world through his iconographic image-making. He has been relentless in his pursuit of images that not only inform but sensitize us to places and people from faraway that are the D.N.A. of our planet. That he risks his life for us is of no concern to him. It is his way, an aspect of his pursuit of enduring art. That he is generous, compassionate, and humble is what drives this award-winning photographer and is what underlies his strength and the potency of his image-making.
   
McCurry is one of the best-known artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and one of the most influential. His images have helped connect us to parts of the world we have never been to, humanizing our perceptions of people throughout the world.
   
But there is one image of McCurry’s that almost everyone knows, even if they don’t know who made it. We are referring, of course, to Sharbat Gula, Afghan Girl (1984).
 It is not too much to say that Afghan Girl has changed the world, “searing the heart” of viewers, owing to its power to inform our perception of humanity. For over thirty years, it has enabled millions of people to connect with another person across wide gulfs of cultural difference. It is this sense of connectedness, achieved through photography, that is McCurry’s great and rare gift to humanity."

- John Stauffer, from the introduction to Humanity

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Publisher: 21st Editions

Size: 11 x 14"

Edition of fifty copies

9 bound and 3 free-standing platinum prints, each signed*

Handcrafted in New England

*This is the first time McCurry's work has been presented in platinum


Steve McCurry
Edition of fifty copies with 9 bound and 3 free-standing platinum prints, each signed.
£6,200.00

Picture of Tokyo

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“I have been recording cityscape of Tokyo since 2008. The city gives me a sense of evanescence. All the cities are formed by man’s greed and depth of it decides the size of the cities.
Every single thing existing in the cities is consisted by man intentionally. The cities transforms themselves every moment like the nature does. The city in the period of time where our identity and subjectivity has been lost in the urban environment. They city has lost traditional meaning of the perspective structure and collapsed and expand itself beyond men’s intention.

I see the future of the cities in the boundary of humans and the nature as if man’s greed were disappeared.

I want to record it by photography before it disappears.”

-Kojima Yasutaka afterword, Tokyo

Born in Tokyo in 1977 and based in New York, Kojima Yosutaka’s Tokyo documents the landscape of the city within his most recently published body of work. Published by Sokyusha, Kojima Yosutaka’s photobook collates a series of images taken in between 2008 and 2014. Within, Yosutaka’s portrayal of Tokyo presents a personal reflection upon the landscape and environment which have come to characterize and define a city through it’s structure. What is provided within the images is a representation and mirror to aspects of both time and change, as well as the overriding presence and influence of the human in the shaping of environments.

Publisher: Sokyusha

Size: 230 x 260 mm

64 pages, 60 images

Limited Edition: 600

Kojima Yosutaka
Kojima Yosutaka’s Tokyo documents the landscape of the city within his most recently published body of work.
£50.00

Picture of Horizon Icons

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Chris Shaw captured a dark and spectacular vision of the Californian desert during the summer of 2013 while on a residency in Joshua Tree National Park. He took pictures in the early morning using a strong flash and printed at night in a make-shift darkroom in his bathroom, using an enlarger specially shipped from New York. In this bold and striking series of photographs, the joshua trees and various desert cacti are transformed into haunting anthropomorphic figures and dancing icons. The prints themselves bear the marks of the ad-hoc printing process, with bleeding edges, fingerprints, off-kilter frames and Shaw's signature hand-written titles.

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Publisher: Adad Books

Size: 240 x 305 mm 


80 pages 



Print run of 500 copies



Chris Shaw
Chris Shaw captured a dark and spectacular vision of the Californian desert during the summer of 2013 while on a residency in Joshua Tree National Park.
£32.00

Picture of M (Signed)

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M is for Metro

Misha Pedan’s new book ”M” is poetic chronicle of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. All the photographs are taken, while communting on the subway of Kharkov during 1985-86.

Each day Pedan travelled for 45 minutes into town and 45 minutes back, spending some 1000 hours in the tube. These are the poeple he met.

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Photographer Misha Pedan Text

Author Vagritch Bahchanyan

Publisher: Khimaira förlag

Size: 260 x 200 mm

124 pages, 80 illustrations

Limited to 1000 copies

Misha Pedan
Misha Pedan’s new book ”M” is poetic chronicle of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. All the photographs are taken, while communting on the subway of Kharkov during 1985-86.
£35.00

Picture of Tones of Dirt and Bone (limited edition)

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TBW Books continues its long established relationship with Mike Brodie with our release of the Limited Edition for Tones of Dirt and Bone

Designed and produced in Oakland California, the limited edition was carefully crafted to both compliment the work in the book and pair handsomely with the previous limited editions produced for A Period of Juvenile Prosperity.

The slipcase is screenprinted, this time onto a heartier 72pt. chipboard with die-cut window on the inside cover. This edition brings together elements of Brodie's hand written notes and images from the book to create a unique package that embodies his earliest works and TBW Book's own affinity for simple materials and refined design.

Publisher: TBW Books

Limited Edition Slipcase + First Edition Book (signed)

Edition of 200

Mike Brodie
Limited Edition Slipcase + First Edition Book (signed)
£200.00

Picture of Tones of Dirt and Bone (limited edition with two prints)

Publisher's Description

TBW Books continues its long established relationship with Mike Brodie with our release of the Limited Edition for Tones of Dirt and Bone

Designed and produced in Oakland California, the limited edition was carefully crafted to both compliment the work in the book and pair handsomely with the previous limited editions produced for A Period of Juvenile Prosperity.

The slipcase is screenprinted, this time onto a heartier 72pt. chipboard with die-cut window on the inside cover. This edition brings together elements of Brodie's hand written notes and images from the book to create a unique package that embodies his earliest works and TBW Book's own affinity for simple materials and refined design. 

The prints included in this editions were intentionally withheld by Brodie from the final edit of the trade edition of the book for inclusion in TBW Books' Limited Edition. Both prints are printed on Kodak F surface (glossy) paper at 8x8 inches. Signed on verso.

Publisher: TBW Books

Limited Edition Slipcase + First Edition Book (signed) + 2 Prints (signed on verso)

Edition of 100

Mike Brodie
Limited Edition Slipcase + First Edition Book (signed) + 2 Prints (signed on verso)
£700.00

Picture of Lost in the City (Collector's Edition)

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A fully cloth-covered Collector's Edition of Lost in the City by Nicholas Sack 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.

Nicholas Sack's black and white photographs of office workers in and around the City of London capture isolated individuals and set them against the imposing architecture of modern London. The work is beautiful but also unnerving and reminds us of the alienation that can be felt in the heart of a city as well as obliquely commenting on the moral uncertainty of the banking practices in the City . The book is accompanied by an introductory essay by the well-known writer Iain Sinclair.

Publisher: Hoxton Mini Press

Nicholas Sack
A fully cloth-covered Collector's Edition of Lost in the City by Nicholas Sack 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.
£40.50

Picture of Hackney By Night (Collector's Edition)

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A fully cloth-covered Collector's Edition of Hackney By Night by David George 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.

David George’s photographs of Hackney by night reveal urban landscapes of stillness but also strange pastoral beauty. Here is the London that we miss when we sleep. The images are accompanied by a short story by Karen Falconer that takes the reader on a parallel journey into the night of the narrator’s past and a painful memory that is unresolved...

Publisher: Hoxton Mini Press

David George
A fully cloth-covered Collector's Edition of Hackney By Night by David George 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.
£40.50

Picture of Columbia Road (Collector's edition and print)

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Book 7 from the series 'East London Photo Stories' + PRINT

A fully cloth-covered Collector's Edition of Columbia Road by Johanna Neurath 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.

East London photographer Johanna Neurath has ventured down Hackney’s Columbia Road nearly every Sunday for the past ten years to visit its flower market. Rather than depicting the obvious prettiness of people and their flowers Neurath turns her attention to the colour and pattern left behind as the market clears out, focussing on strangely beautiful displays in gutters, hazy reflections in windows and the abstract forms created by fag butts and polystyrene cups strewn across the road.

This book fuses still life and street photography to celebrate the beauty and chaos of one of East London's most famous markets.


Publisher: Hoxton Mini Press

Johanna Neurath
Book 7 from the series 'East London Photo Stories' + PRINT
£45.00

Picture of Toy Soldiers

Publisher's Description

October 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the outbreak of conflict in Western Sahara. It is a conflict that remains unresolved and has resulted in an estimated 160,000 people being made refugees, many of whom are now 2nd or 3rd generation.

In Toy Soldiers, Simon Brann Thorpe blurs the boundaries between document, landscape and concept-based photography to explore this conflict. He examines the impact and potential consequences of the stalemate. Through real soldiers – posed as toy soldiers – he reveals the current situation in Western Sahara, a nation in waiting trapped in an historic cycle of colonial conflict, displacement and endless non-resolution.

The work is a unique collaboration between Thorpe, a military commander and the men under his command. Shot entirely on location in the isolated and hauntingly beautiful territory known as ‘Liberated Western Sahara’ it is influenced by the historic works of photographers such as Mathew Brady, Roger Fenton and Edward Curtis. Toy Soldiers provides a contemporary archive on the issue of non-resolution and the paradigm of post colonial cycles of violence within modern conflicts.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis

Size: 280 x 248 mm

112 pages, 96 colour photographs

Limited Edition of 750 copies

Simon Brann Thorpe
October 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the outbreak of conflict in Western Sahara. It is a conflict that remains unresolved and has resulted in an estimated 160,000 people being made refugees, many of whom are now 2nd or 3rd generation.
£31.50

Picture of Good 70s

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Mike Mandel is best known for his project The Baseball-Photographer Trading Cards, as well as his collaborations with the late Larry Sultan. Mandel employs conceptual structures and social commentary underneath a playful presentation. For The Baseball-Photographer Trading Cards, Mandel travelled across the US in 1974, posing 134 photographers and curators as ball players, and photographing them. Participants included famous figures (Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Harry Callahan, Minor White, Aaron Siskind, William Eggleston, Ed Ruscha, John Szarkowski) as well as lesser-known artists. Cards were made of each participant, and included “stats” such as height, weight, home, favorite camera and a personal statement. The original cards were sold in packs of ten. This boxed collection contains facsimiles of Mandel’s original publications, long out-of-print, including The Baseball-Photographer Trading CardsMyself: Timed ExposuresSeven Never Before Seen Portraits of Edward Weston, plus previously unpublished work and ephemera from the projects, including selected facsimile contact sheets from the baseball photo shoots, Motel PostcardsPeople in CarsMrs. Kilpatric, a letter to Mandel from Charis Wilson regarding Edward Weston and a pack of ten of the original 1975 baseball cards.

Publisher: J & L Books

Size: 9.5” x 12.75” x 1.75"

517 pages

Edition of 1000

Mike Mandel
This boxed collection contains facsimiles of Mandel’s original publications, long out-of-print, including The Baseball-Photographer Trading Cards, Myself: Timed Exposures, Seven Never Before Seen Portraits of Edward Weston, plus previously unpublished work and ephemera from the projects
£123.95

Picture of Dzogchen SIGNED

Publisher's Description

THE HIMALAYAN PROJECT - PART 3

Offset color printing on Papyrus Original Gmund Tactile Cream paper
Layout and collages by V.D. and Philippe Koeune (at Valley the Valley)
All books titled, signed and numbered by hand with my red marker ! (+ a small print and texts slipped inside)

Publisher: Self-published by V.D. at WILDERNESS 

Size: 240 x 320 mm 

80 pages

Limited edition of 500 copies 

Vincent Delbroeck
THE HIMALAYAN PROJECT - PART 3. Limited edition of 500 copies
£44.50

Picture of CAMP 1979

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IMAGE SHOP CAMP, an independent gallery,was opened in 1976,at multi-tenant building located at 2 chome street in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district. 6 graduates of “WORK SHOP Daido Moriyama class" includes me were participated. This is where, I showed my photos of Tokyo from January to December 1979,in a radically new way. The series, PHOTO EXPRESS: TOKYO(Shashin Tokkyubin: Tokyo),was accompanied by a monthly,16-page booklet,with issues numbered 1 to12.The shooting location was the center of 2 chome street in Shinjuku around CAMP. I presented grids of images or enlarged prints,impromptu,immediately after the photo session,almost in real time.Occasionally I transform the gallery into a darkroom,projecting the images directly onto bromide paper attached to the wall,then applying developer and fixer with a sponge. The interval between the various phases of shooting,developing,exhibition,publication,and dis-semination was thus reduced to a minimum.far from wishing to embody an intension that would be prior to the act of taking the photograph,I sought to produce images in a mechanical way,beyond my control: The accidental became a means of experiencing the world.

Publisher: Super Labo

Size: 216 x 280 mm

32 Pages, 19 Images(b/w) 3 images(color)

Limited edition of 800

(choice between 2 different front cover,cover "a” is limited of 500 copies,cover “b” is limited of 300 copies)

Keizo Kitajima
IMAGE SHOP CAMP, an independent gallery,was opened in 1976,at multi-tenant building located at 2 chome street in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district. 6 graduates of “WORK SHOP Daido Moriyama class" includes me were participated.
£25.65

Picture of Fukei

Publisher's description

SUPER LABO is proud to announce the release of new book Fukei by Daido Moriyama

“Fukei” doesn’t belong to neither a landscape nor a mental scenery.
“Fukei” is the scene whitch we have a glimpse for daily life.
The book consist of Moriyama’s previous or next of 70’s works.

The book will be launched in end of June. Softcover, Limited edition of 700
(choice between 2 different front cover,each books are limited of 350 copies)

Publisher: Super Labo

Size: 216 x 280 mm

32 Pages, 23 Images(b/w)

Limited edition of 700
(choice between 2 different front cover,each books are limited of 350 copies)

Daido Moriyama
Limited edition of 700
£25.65

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