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Picture of Kassel Menu (Signed)

Publisher's Description

Kassel Menu is a very special artist’s book assembled using Martin Parrs food photographs. In this thick and heavy, artificial-leather bound original menu book, you can stick 20 A4 sized photographs out of a selection of 46 which have been specially compiled by Martin Parr for this edition; several of these have been never published before. Kassel Menu will be released exclusively on the occasion of the 7th Fotobookfestival Kassel 2015. The Fotobookfestival Kassel is delighted to be able to offer this book in three different cover colors: Strawberry, Orange and Green Apple. The Menu Book comes with all 46 pictures which the buyer can mix and match as he wishes. Kassel Menu is limited to 350 copies, all numbered and signed by Martin Parr. The revenues from Kassel Menu will go to support the not-for-profit Kassel Fotobookfestival. Buy it and keep it, as a very very special and rare Martin Parr artist’s book!

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Size: 330 x 240 mm

20 slip-in pages, 46 prints included with special designed corrugated storage box

Limited Numbered edition

Signed

Martin Parr
Kassel Menu is a very special artist’s book assembled using Martin Parrs food photographs. I
£85.00

Picture of Harry Gruyaert

Publisher's description

Harry Gruyaert was one of the first European photographers to explore the creative potential of colour in the 1970s and 1980s

Influenced by American photographers as well as by cinema, his work defined new territory for colour photography: an emotive, non-narrative and boldly graphic way of perceiving the world.

In 1972, while living in London, he created the striking series TV Shots by turning the dial on a television set at random and photographing the distorted images he saw there. A later series, Made in Belgium, portrays his ambivalent relationship with his homeland in a palette of saturated tones.

Born in Antwerp in 1941, and a member of Magnum Photos since 1982, he has embraced the possibilities of digital photography in his most recent work, feeling that it allows him to take more risks and to capture light in new ways.

Harry Gruyaert’s images are autonomous and self-sufficient, often independent of any context or thematic logic. This volume, the first retrospective of his work, is a superb overview of his personal quest for freedom of expression and the liberation of the senses.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Size: 270 x 290 mm

144 pages

Harry Gruyaert
Harry Gruyaert was one of the first European photographers to explore the creative potential of colour in the 1970s and 1980s
£36.00

Picture of Mary Ellen Mark on the Portrait and the Moment

Publisher's description

Mary Ellen Mark died on May 25, 2015. Shortly before her death, she completed all the work on what would sadly become the last two books conceived and realized by her: Tiny: Streetwise Revisited and Mary Ellen Mark on the Portrait and the Moment as featured here. Both books were printed just before she died.


In The Photography Workshop Series, Aperture Foundation works with the world’s top photographers to distill their creative approaches, teachings, and insights on photography— offering the workshop experience in a book. Our goal is to inspire photographers of all levels who wish to improve their work, as well as readers interested in deepening their understanding of the art of photography. Each volume is introduced by a well-known student of the featured photographer.


In this book, Mary Ellen Mark—well-known for her pictures' emotional power, be they of people or animals—offers her insight on observing the world and capturing dramatic moments that reveal more than the reality at hand. Through words and pictures, she shares her own creative process and discusses a wide range of issues, from gaining the trust of the subject and taking pictures that are controlled but unforced, to organizing the frame so that every part contributes toward telling the story.

Publisher: Aperture

Size: 7 1/2 x 10"

128 pages, 70 duotone images

Mary Ellen Mark
Mary Ellen Mark died on May 25, 2015. Shortly before her death, she completed all the work on what would sadly become the last two books conceived and realized by her: Tiny: Streetwise Revisited and Mary Ellen Mark on the Portrait and the Moment as featured here.
£19.95

Picture of Quiet Town of Tipton, The

Publisher's Description

On 12th July 2013, a bomb exploded close to the Kanzul Iman mosque in Tipton, West Midlands. The bomb had been packed with nails. The police reported that it was only because the bomber had incorrect information about when Friday prayers would take place that the blast did not result in mass injuries.

A week later, Pavlo Lapshyn, a Ukrainian student on a temporary work placement in Birmingham, was arrested and charged with the murder of 82 year old Mohammed Saleem who, in April 2013, had been stabbed to death on his way home after evening prayers at his local mosque. Lapshyn was also charged for the Tipton bombing and for earlier attacks near mosques in Walsall and Wolverhampton. He was sentenced at the Old Bailey to a minimum of 40 years imprisonment.

Tipton, in the Sandwell borough of the West Midlands, was once one of the most heavily industrialised towns in the Black Country. It became a natural destination for many young men from Pakistan who came looking for work, mostly in factories where they helped to rebuild Britain after the Second World War. They lived together, sharing houses and food. Over the years their dreams of returning to Pakistan faded as loved ones joined them in England and they established their homes, their families and their mosques in a new country.

Mahtab Hussain uses photography to explore the important relationship between identity, heritage and displacement. His work has been described as articulating a visual language that challenges prevailing concepts of multiculturalism. Mahtab has been the recipient of numerous awards and commissions from, amongst others, Arts Council England, Arts Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Mulitstory, Autograph ABP, New Art Exchange, Nottingham and Format Festival, Derby. His work has featured in The Guardian, Asian Voice, BBC Asian Network, Aesthetica Magazine and Source.

The Quiet Town of Tipton was commissioned by Multistory as part of an ongoing body of photographic work and archive that documents life in Sandwell and the Black Country. Photographers, writers and filmmakers are commissioned to work with local people to tell their stories of everyday life and recent commissions have included projects by Martin Parr, Mark Power & Bruce Gilden.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis

Size: 170 x 245 mm

96 pages, 56 colour plates

Mahtab Hussain
Mahtab Hussain uses photography to explore the important relationship between identity, heritage and displacement.
£17.99

Picture of Maybe

Publisher's Description

"Most of my life has been lived in a golden shimmer of love and privilege. I’ve been lucky in more ways than most. And intertwined through that daydream was the illusion of control. The reassuring sense of my firm hand on the tiller, irrevocably guiding me upwards, towards a bright, certain future.

When my mother died suddenly in September of 2006, everything changed. I thought that parents were forever, but when mine vanished, I realized that nothing really was. Obvious to most perhaps, but not me. I became apprehensive about my future. What other dark and sudden turns lay ahead? It became a frightening shadowed landscape, filled with false paths and ruinous storms.

Rather than wait helplessly, I decided to confront my fears. I would try and anticipate my fate.I took a DNAtest, that told me what illnesses I was likely to get. I consulted with fortune tellers, tarot card readers, and psychics. I took acting lessons. Then, working with a special effects makeup expert, I became different versions of my future self."

Designed by the leading Italian book designer Ramon Pez, Maybe, explores the twists and turns that can face an individual on their course through life. Toledano takes on a variety of characters and situations through which to confront his own vulnerabilities and the frailty of human existence. It is Phillip Toledano’s seventh photography book and the fourth to be published by Dewi Lewis.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis

Size: 170 x 240 mm

76 pages, 37 colour plates & illustrations

Phillip Toledano
Designed by the leading Italian book designer Ramon Pez, Maybe, explores the twists and turns that can face an individual on their course through life.
£27.00

Picture of The Whiteness of the Whale SIGNED

Available from August 2015

Publisher's Description

The Whiteness of the Whale brings together Paul Graham’s three bodies of American photographs: American Night, a shimmer of possibility and The Present, made from 1998 to 2011. These 3 remarkable photographic series sought out new answers to the difficulty of photographing the world-as-it-is, to both speak of the social fabric of contemporary USA, and find something closer to the experience of being and seeing in the world today.

American Night (2003) reflects upon the social fracture of America – the great divide between have and have-not rendered through the dichotomy of light and darkness, presence and absence. The images oscillate between high-key near invisible photographs blinded in bright sunlight, and the antithesis – deeply saturated Technicolor images of freshly minted homes that glow in the Californian sunshine.

a shimmer of possibility (2007), is an American epic of the small and incidental, offering twelve photographic visions of everyday life. The stuttering sequences form a kind of 'filmic haiku', revealing the flow of life found in quotidian America - as we share time with people waiting for a bus, cutting the grass, or smoking a cigarette. A shimmer of possibility was winner of the 2011 Paris Photo Book Prize for the most significant Photobook of the past 15 years.

The Present (2011) taken in the streets of New York, unfolds two images of the same scene separated only by the briefest fraction of time, in which ‘the present’ is a fleeting and provisional alignment, glimpsed as part of an ever flowing continuum of life: before/after, coming/going, either/or.

Texts by David Chandler, Herman Melville and Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa

Signed copies

Published in collaboration with Pier 24, San Francisco

Publisher: Mack Books

Size: 240 x 305 mm

240 pages

Paul Graham
The Whiteness of the Whale brings together Paul Graham’s three bodies of American photographs: American Night, a shimmer of possibility and The Present, made from 1998 to 2011.
£50.00

Picture of Painted Nudes

Publisher's Description

In the early 2000s, Saul Leiter came to the fore as one of the most accomplished and surprising colour photographers of the 20th century. Books were published, films made and exhibitions launched. While it was never a secret, few of those who are familiar with Leiter’s photography are aware that over the years he created, in his own unhurried way, a yet-to-be appreciated and equally formidable body of paintings and painted photographs. As the first ever publication dedicated to this largely unknown part of Leiter’s oeuvre, Painted Nudes offers a selection of more than 70 painted photographs – intimate, brilliantly coloured pieces that marry Leiter’s two artistic passions. Produced over the course of four decades, these fiercely expressive nudes are a testament to Leiter’s intuitive sense of colour and composition, and showcase a great 20th century artist at his resplendent best.
Painted Nudes seeks not only to celebrate, but to illuminate this unique body of work by juxtaposing the painted nudes with a selection of quotes from works of literature. Taking its cue from Leiter’s own work, the book straddles the boundaries between genres, inviting readers to discover their connections and resonances. Lush, evocative and associative, Painted Nudes is as stimulating to the eye as it is for the mind. 

Publisher: Sylph Editions

Size: 218 x 256

160 pages, more than 70 colour images

Saul Leiter
While it was never a secret, few of those who are familiar with Leiter’s photography are aware that over the years he created, in his own unhurried way, a yet-to-be appreciated and equally formidable body of paintings and painted photographs.
£34.65

Picture of Find a Fallen Star

Publisher's Description

In Find a Fallen Star, Regine Petersen uses the stories of meteorite falls as a background for her multifaceted narratives; a rock crashing through the roof of an Alabama home in the 1950's and hitting a woman, a group of children recovering a meteorite in their village in post-war Germany, and a more recent event in India involving two Rajasthani nomads. Petersen visited the places and the eyewitnesses and delved into their stories, expanding her photographic observations with found documents and interviews. Just as meteorites could be considered time capsules, each chapter encapsulates a specific place in a certain time, questioning the notions of memory and history and the relationship between the ordinary and the sublime.
Find a Fallen Star has gained numerous awards such as the National Media Museum Bursary UK and the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Prize for Contemporary German Photography. 

Designed by Henning Rogge, Regine Petersen

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag

Size: 192 x 240 Mm

144 pages, 78 b/w and colour illustrations

Regine Petersen
In Find a Fallen Star, Regine Petersen uses the stories of meteorite falls as a background for her multifaceted narratives.
£34.20

Picture of Dreamlands

Publisher's Description

Dreamland amusement park in Margate, Kent opened to the public in 1920 though its site has an even longer historical link with fairgrounds, having been first used for amusement rides as early as 1880. During the height of its popularity it was one of the UK’s best-loved amusement parks and a top tourist attraction. Years of steady decline and a slow dismantling of iconic rides led to the park’s eventual closure in 2003. Yet it retained a place in the hearts of many local people and when plans were announced to develop housing on the site a decade long public campaign was triggered with the aim of restoring it as a fully operational amusement park. The campaign succeeded and the park will reopen to the public in Summer 2015.

Rob Ball remembers the park with great fondness from his own childhood visits. In ‘Dreamlands’ he incorporates colour photographs of found objects and of the park as it fell into disrepair, as well as black and white archive photographs and tintypes. The tintypes use a process created in the 1860s, around the same time that the Dreamland site began being used as an entertainment venue. For Ball, tintypes emphasise the physicality of the landscape and its imperfections and he used the process to document the initial stages of reconstruction at the park. On each visit he had to construct a temporary darkroom in which to coat, sensitise, expose, develop and fix the tintypes. Dust, debris, fingerprints and even the quality of daylight are all recorded on its surface, so that each plate carries evidence of the environment it was made in and even of the photographer himself. The process itself also has strong historical links to the seaside where itinerant photographers would set-up temporary studios offering family portraits to weekend and holiday visitors.

Rob Ball is an artist and Deputy Director of SEAS Photography, Director of Obsolete Studios / The Old Lookout and Senior Lecturer in Photography at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. He has exhibited at The Photographers’ Gallery, London; Format Festival, Derby; Illinois State University, USA; and the Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury. His work is in the permanent collections of University of the Arts and The National Portrait Gallery.


Publisher: Dewi Lewis

Size: 240 x 170mm,

96 pages, 25 duotone plates & 26 colour plates

Rob Ball
Dreamland amusement park in Margate, Kent opened to the public in 1920 though its site has an even longer historical link with fairgrounds, having been first used for amusement rides as early as 1880.
£21.60

Picture of Front Lawn Funerals and Cemeteries

Overseas orders will be charged postage at twice the standard rate as this is a heavy item.

Publisher's Description

America’s decoration frenzy: graveyard cemeteries, ghosts, guillotines, skeletons in coffins, dismembered body parts, giant spiders and creatures turn up on the front lawns and exteriors of suburban homes in America every year. Families across the country decorate and stage their porches and gardens with horrorthemed scenes to celebrate Halloween on October 31st. In 1984, American artist Cameron Jamie started photographing these front exteriors in his old neighborhood in a suburban area of Los Angeles. Even while living full-time in France for the past fifteen years, Jamie continued to travel back to Los Angeles each year, just to continue this photographic ritual. One aspect of what makes these photographs extraordinary is the fact that they were all  shot during the day rather than at night, which changes the meaning and whole context of how we normally perceive the horror and death culture surrounding Halloween. Thus, Front Lawn Funerals and Cemeteries is not a book about Halloween, but rather about the opposing tensions of themes and imagery of death staged in these daylight domestic environments, between feelings of something at once very calm, humorous, violent, and uncanny. For the artist, the practice of transforming the suburban home into a cemetery or chamber of horror is a metaphor and form of vernacular art, which he calls “The American Grand Guignol.” The exteriors of these Los Angeles suburban front lawns become theatrical stages which show how death is expressed and perceived in America by the people and, in effect, for the amusement of the people. When real social themes and villains are mixed, merging with the fictionalized worlds of Hollywood horror monsters and real life, the world becomes an even stranger place in which to live. The West Coast sun will never shine the same again.
 
The artist book Front Lawn Funerals and Cemeteries is numbered. 

Publisher: Edition Patrick Frey

Size: 235 x 350 mm

144 pages

Cameron Jamie
America’s decoration frenzy: graveyard cemeteries, ghosts, guillotines, skeletons in coffins, dismembered body parts, giant spiders and creatures turn up on the front lawns and exteriors of suburban homes in America every year.
£49.50

Picture of Street and Modern Life, The

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Publisher's Description

The work of Hans Eijkelboom is always about the relationship between the individual and the mass – ‘mass’ both in the sense of ‘a lot of people’, and of everything we encounter on a daily basis, and which we are part of. A world to which we must relate if we are to live in it. The way we do this and the way it appears is the essence of his work.

For Eijkelboom, photography is the collection of moments to be arranged in order at a later date. He sees the photograph as leaving the chaos and absurdity of the world intact, a frozen moment that can also become part of an ordered arrangement or collection. Eijkelboom works in the street, the constantly changing territory which connects us, and which is part of the process that forms our culture. The city fulfils an increasingly important role in this, and it seems almost impossible to escape from trends, social pressures and zeitgeist. Eijkelboom’s work is about us all: people struggling with a deep longing for individual identity, in a society that strives for conformism. It would seem to be a losing battle.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis

Size: 190 x 345mm

120 pages, over 1,000 colour photographs

Hans Eijkelboom:
The work of Hans Eijkelboom is always about the relationship between the individual and the mass – ‘mass’ both in the sense of ‘a lot of people’, and of everything we encounter on a daily basis, and which we are part of.
£31.50

Picture of People of the Twenty-First Century

Overseas orders will be charged postage at twice the standard rate as this is a heavy item.

Publisher's Description

From Amsterdam to New York and Paris to Shanghai, these photographs, taken over a period of more than twenty years, provide a cumulative portrait of the people of the twenty-first century. A magnetic panoply of images, this cult object has a place in the library of every photography book collector as well as anyone interested in contemporary culture. Democratic, apolitical and unique, the archive of thousands of images offers an engrossing and engaging cross-section of society.

Over the course of the last two decades, the Dutch photographer worked methodically on his monumental Photo Notes project: first he would select a busy pedestrian area – his favourite spots were often near shopping centres – where he would stay for 30 minutes up to a few hours. He then spent time observing passers-by before recognizing a common type, normally based on a garment, sometimes a behaviour: people in band T-shirts, fur caps or beige trench coats; young couples walking arm-in-arm; women in suit dresses; men with gelled hair or pushing shopping trolleys… He snapped them with a camera hung around his neck, attached to a trigger in his pocket. Back in the studio, the images were laid into grids called Photo Notes. Their simplicity of form and presentation belies their complex anthropological, social and artistic commentary.

Publisher: Phaidon

Size: 220 x 175 mm

512 pages, 6000 illustrations

Reviews

A fascinating anthropological study of taste, individuality and consumerism. Who knew there were so many Lovejoy leather jackets in the world?
- Esquire

Simultaneously mundane and compelling. Laid out in a grid, the shots of women wearing pink T shirts or businessmen carrying briefcases have a hypnotic, repetitious quality, but the longer you look at them, the more nuances become apparent.
- The Guardian

Hans Eijkelboom:
Hans Eijkelboom: People of the Twenty-First Century is an enormous and completely fascinating collection of 'anti-sartorial' photographs of street life by the Dutch conceptual artist/street photographer.
£22.46

Picture of Audience, The (One Picture Book #85)

Publisher"s Description

The photograph Audience from Roger Ballen’s book “Asylum of the Birds” has been deconstructed to afford viewers a more intimate look at the pictorial elements contained within it. In Ballen’s contribution to our One Picture Book series, “The Audience”, the individual drawings from the photographs are extruded singularly, presenting the reader with a close-up look at Roger Ballen’s drawings. “The Audience” is limited to 500 numbered copies, and includes an original signed photograph by Roger Ballen.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 185 x 145 mm

16 pages, 11 duotone plates, 1 original signed photograph

Roger Ballen
“The Audience” is limited to 500 numbered copies, and includes an original signed photograph by Roger Ballen.
£54.00

Picture of All Eyes on Me (One Picture Book #86)

Publisher's Description

“Life deals you a hand. A Royal Flush... a pair of Twos.

Our American legacy, the horrors behind us, the gaps between us, the permeating malice. It's palpable.

These pictures speak. I don't need to say much. Our past, our present... whispers of the future.

Actions and reactions, losing hands and stacked decks. Suspicious looks, sideways glances, expectations, but not of success.

Lots of Twos.”

— Doug Rickard


“All Eyes on Me” is limited to 500 numbered copies, and includes an original signed photograph by Doug Rickard.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 185 x 145 mm

16 pages, 11 four-colour plates, 1 original signed photograph.

Doug Rickard
“All Eyes on Me” is limited to 500 numbered copies, and includes an original signed photograph by Doug Rickard.
£54.00

Picture of Ten Years Too Late (One Picture Book #87)

Publisher's Description

On the tenth anniversary of its release, director, actor and photographer Aaron Ruell looks back on the production of cult classic “Napoleon Dynamite”. In addition to famously performing as older brother Kip in the movie, Ruell also photographed stills during the making of it. In “Ten Years Too Late”, he presents us with a selection of 12 photographs; some of famous scenes, and others made behind the scenes. Nazraeli Press published Ruell’s monograph “Some Photos” in 2007. We are delighted to follow it up with this timely One Picture Book, which is limited to 500 numbered copies, and includes an original signed photograph by Aaron Ruell.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 185 x 145 mm

16 pages, 12 four-colour plates, 1 original signed photograph

Aaron Ruell
Limited to 500 numbered copies, and includes an original signed photograph by Aaron Ruell.
£36.00

Picture of Bogotá Funsaver (One Picture Book #88)

Publisher's Description

Alec Soth’s second contribution to our One Picture Book series, as with his first, opens with a note: “In 2003, my wife Rachel and I traveled to Bogotá, Colombia to adopt our baby girl Carmen. During our two months in the city, I made the photographs that would become my book Dog Days Bogotá. Ten years later, Rachel, Carmen and our seven-year old son Gus traveled back to Bogotá for the first time. We all used disposable cameras to photograph the trip.” Limited to 500 numbered copies, “Bogotá Funsaver” comprises 13 reproductions, and one original signed photograph by Alec Soth.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 185 x 145 mm

16 pages, 12 four-colour plates, 1 original signed photograph

Alec Soth and Brad Zellar
Limited to 500 numbered copies, “Bogotá Funsaver” comprises 13 reproductions, and one original signed photograph by Alec Soth.
£58.50

Picture of Mountainscape

Publisher's Description

The mountains of the UK are diminutive in scale when compared to the great ranges of each continent, the Himalaya, the Rockies, the Alps, but what they lack in scale, they make up for in raw wildness. The UK, and its people are famous the world over for weather.

Folks seem to think it rains here all the time…it does. The UK population likes nothing better than to complain about the weather, it changes constantly. There is no place where this is more true than on and around the mountains and hills of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. One minute is can be hot and blazing with sunshine, the next it can be freezing and snowing, yes sir, it certainly changes.

Sample images

Publisher: Triplekite

Size: 240 x 240 mm

48 pages, 25 images

Greg Whitton
The mountains of the UK are diminutive in scale when compared to the great ranges of each continent, the Himalaya, the Rockies, the Alps, but what they lack in scale, they make up for in raw wildness.
£18.50

Picture of Framed

Publisher's Description

“One of the finest contemporary landscape photographers in the uk today” Mikhail Palinchak

Framed is the latest work from one of the godfathers of British contemporary landscape photography. Almost paint-like in quality, Framed reflects Friel’s extraordinary ability to reinvent his image-making and yet again produce a thrilling perspective on the notion of ‘landscape’.

Sample images

Publisher: Triplekite

Size: 240 x 240 mm

48 pages, 25 images

Chris Friel
Framed is the latest work from one of the godfathers of British contemporary landscape photography. Almost paint-like in quality, Framed reflects Friel’s extraordinary ability to reinvent his image-making and yet again produce a thrilling perspective on the notion of ‘landscape’.
£18.50

Picture of Intimate I

Publisher's Description

Hans has always felt himself drawn to the untamed and unmanipulated that he finds in Nature. ‘The wilderness is the mother of all living things. It is always true and never trivial.’

Sample images

Publisher: Triplekite

Size: 240 x 240 mm

48 pages, 25 images

Hans Strand
Hans has always felt himself drawn to the untamed and unmanipulated that he finds in Nature. ‘The wilderness is the mother of all living things. It is always true and never trivial.’
£18.50

Picture of Prophet (signed and numbered)

Publisher's Description

Book with a sequence of 49 recent photographs by Geert Goiris, of which the larger part was taken in Norway and North America in 2014 and 2015. The series was compiled in analogy with a large slide projection integrated in the exhibition Geert Goiris – Flashbulb Memories, Ash Grey Prophesies at Foam, Amsterdam, from March 20 till May 24, 2015. This book comes with a signed and numbered Frontier print. Limited edition of 500 copies.

Publisher: Roma Publications

Size: 240 x 310 mm

64 pages + Frontier print

Geert Goiris
Book with a sequence of 49 recent photographs by Geert Goiris, of which the larger part was taken in Norway and North America in 2014 and 2015. This book comes with a signed and numbered Frontier print. Limited edition of 500 copies.
£43.65

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