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Picture of Shaped by the Sea

For his new photo book sea photographer Theo Bosom explored the Atlantic coast of Europe, in every season and in all kind of weather conditions.

The book includes images of Norway, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, France Portugal and Spain.

Publisher: DDB Publishers

Size: 30 x 24 cm

Theo Bosboom
For his new photo book sea photographer Theo Bosom explored the Atlantic coast of Europe.
£50.00

Picture of ToiletMartin PaperParr Calendar 2019

Publisher's description

'ToiletMartin PaperParr' wall calendar 2019 features photographs conceived by Martin Parr, Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari, a back-to-back of images made in collaboration between the three artists.

In a hotly anticipated follow-up to the first 'ToiletMartin PaperParr' magazine, this calendar presents a selection of the best images conceived by the three artists.

Publisher: Damiani

Martin Parr, Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari
'ToiletMartin PaperParr' wall calendar 2019 features photographs conceived by Martin Parr, Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari, a back-to-back of images made in collaboration between the three artists.
£16.19

Picture of Beach Therapy (Collector's Edition)

Publisher's description

This Collector’s Edition includes the book 'Beach Therapy' with a fabric cover conceived for this edition and this print signed and numbered by Martin Parr: 'St Ives', Cornwall, England, 2005, Pigment print, 9 x 6 inches. The photograph has been printed in 2018 in a limited edition of 90 copies plus 10 Artist Proofs.

During his long career as a photographer, Martin Parr has always photographed on beaches, particularly in the UK. He has often used the beach as a laboratory to experiment with new cameras and techniques. So far example, when he changed from black and white to medium format colour in the early 80s his first major project was about New Brighton, a run down seaside resort near Liverpool. In recent months he has started exploring the beach with the aid of a telephoto lens. This lens is rarely used in the world of art and documentary photography so it is a challenge to find new ways of using it. Often this involves incorporating the vegetation on the perimeter with the beach as a backdrop, both in and out of focus. So over his long career he has tried everything from a close up macro lens, a medium format wide angled camera and finally this latest offering with the telephoto.

Publisher: Damiani

120 pages, 75 illustrations

Martin Parr
This Collector’s Edition includes the book 'Beach Therapy' with a fabric cover conceived for this edition and this print signed and numbered by Martin Parr.
£400.00

Picture of Beach Therapy

Publisher's description

During his long career as a photographer, Martin Parr has always photographed on beaches, particularly in the UK. He has often used the beach as a laboratory to experiment with new cameras and techniques. So far example, when he changed from black and white to medium format colour in the early 80s his first major project was about New Brighton, a run down seaside resort near Liverpool. In recent months he has started exploring the beach with the aid of a telephoto lens. This lens is rarely used in the world of art and documentary photography so it is a challenge to find new ways of using it. Often this involves incorporating the vegetation on the perimeter with the beach as a backdrop, both in and out of focus. So over his long career he has tried everything from a close up macro lens, a medium format wide angled camera and finally this latest offering with the telephoto.

Publisher: Damiani

120 pages, 75 illustrations

Martin Parr
During his long career as a photographer, Martin Parr has always photographed on beaches, particularly in the UK.
£27.00

Picture of Anthropocene

Publisher's description

Anthropocene is the newest book by Edward Burtynsky to document human destruction of the earth on a geological scale. In photos as beautiful as they are disconcerting, Burtynsky explores issues such as extinction (large-scale burning of elephant tusks to disrupt illegal trade and the black market, the plight of the last white rhino), technofossils (Nigerian landfill sites entirely of plastic, massive concrete tetrapods to protect Chinese coastline from erosion), and terraforming (mines and industrial agriculture). Containing specially commissioned poems by Margaret Atwood published here for the first time, a statement by Burtynsky and a range of essays, Anthropocene presents compelling artistic and scientific responses to these urgent topics.

The book is one part of the larger “Anthropocene” project, a multi-disciplinary body of work with film-makers Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier which includes a major traveling exhibition, documentary film and interactive website. Its starting point is the research of the Anthropocene Working Group, an international body of scientists advocating to change the name of our present geological epoch, Holocene, to Anthropocene—the period where human activity dominates climate and environmental change. Including images of the video components and augmented reality experiences from the exhibition, the book, like the overall project, combines traditional and new lens-based media in an innovative and dynamic expression of humanity’s profound and lasting changes on the planet.

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 36 x 28.7 cm

236 pages

Edward Burtynsky
Anthropocene is the newest book by Edward Burtynsky to document human destruction of the earth on a geological scale.
£81.00

Picture of New Vedute

Publisher's description

In New Vedute, Simon Roberts takes historic Italian tourist postcards, all of which have been written on, stamped and sent back to the UK from British tourists in Italy, and reconceptualises them for a new purpose. Framing one image within another, he uses these postcards depicting idealized views of Italy—grand historical monuments, ancient ruins, picturesque natural landscapes and holiday destinations— as backdrops upon which he then superimposes vernacular photographs, thereby playing with the way we, literally, see Italy. Roberts’ new postcards were then sent to the address marked on the original postcard along with a blank version that recipients could write on and post back. A selection of these replies are published in the book.

New Vedute includes a specially commissioned essay (in English and Italian) by writer and critic Emanuele Trevi, and comes with a concertina presentation of six new postcards, blank on the reverse, which can be used by recipients of the book.

Publisher: Minimalist Works

Size: 14 X 21 cm

29 photographs plus 6 loose postcards

Simon Roberts
In New Vedute, Simon Roberts takes historic Italian tourist postcards, all of which have been written on, stamped and sent back to the UK from British tourists in Italy, and reconceptualises them for a new purpose.
£25.00

Picture of Hannah Starkey: Photographs 1997–2017

Publisher's description

Since the mid-1990s, the Northern Irish photographer Hannah Starkey has dedicated her work to women and the ways in which photography has shaped ideas about what it means to be female. Known for her cinematic mise-en-scenes, Starkey constructs portraits of women of different generations, often situated in everyday urban contexts. Proffering the view of the flâneuse – a female counterpoint to the artistic tradition of the male flâneur – Starkey’s images reveal moments of private reflection, alienation, or social interaction that might otherwise go unseen: a woman fleetingly fascinated by another woman’s reflection, or the attentive gaze of a mother carrying her child.

Like modern-day genre paintings, Starkey’s images are driven by familiar narratives, but ones that play on the visual languages of diverse photographic genres – including diaristic, street, documentary, cinematic, fine art, and fashion – to subtly probe the ways that women are represented in popular culture. As Starkey has said, “I really think that visual culture is the last battleground for women’s equality and freedom”. From her early staged photographs made in Belfast to her recent documentation of the 2017 Women’s March in London, this catalogue raisonné charts two decades of Starkey’s influential image-making, and serves as a significant touchstone for discussions on the female gaze. The book includes a biographical essay by the curator and writer Charlotte Cotton and a candid conversation between the artist and the editor and writer Liz Jobey.

Publisher: Mack Books

Size: 25.5 cm x 27.5 cm

184 pages

Hannah Starkey
Since the mid-1990s, the Northern Irish photographer Hannah Starkey has dedicated her work to women and the ways in which photography has shaped ideas about what it means to be female. Known for her cinematic mise-en-scenes, Starkey constructs portraits of women of different generations, often situated in everyday urban contexts.
£36.00

Picture of Midwest Sentimental

Publisher's description

As everybody knows, you can’t really leave the family roots behind. You can run away, try to escape, but mostly it does not work. The family and its history are just part of your life. And when Nathaniel Grann dedicates his book to his father, mother, stepfather and stepmother, one can imagine that there was a lot going on at home.

When the photographer, already grown-up, spent another three years in his mother’s house, he confronted himself with the strange furniture and furnishings, the sometimes peculiar preferences of the mothers and fathers, the Christmas visitors - the beautiful and the painful memories.

Nathaniel Grann’s book is a confession. In spite of all the alienation, he understood: This is where I come from, these are my people. They dress differently than me, they may live and think differently than I will once, but there they are and I want to deal with it. And he does – critically, directly and ironically, but also affectionately, mildly and humorously.

... love the one you’re with.

Publisher: Peperoni Books

Size 22 x 28.5 cm

64 Pages, 33 colour photographs

Nathaniel Grann
As everybody knows, you can’t really leave the family roots behind. You can run away, try to escape, but mostly it does not work. The family and its history are just part of your life. And when Nathaniel Grann dedicates his book to his father, mother, stepfather and stepmother, one can imagine that there was a lot going on at home.
£39.95
£39.25

Picture of Steve McCurry: A Life in Pictures |  40 Years of Photography

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The biggest and most comprehensive volume on Steve McCurry published to date and the final word on forty years of McCurry’s incredible work. Written and compiled by Bonnie McCurry, Steve’s sister and President of the McCurry Foundation, Steve McCurry: A Life in Pictures is the ultimate book of McCurry’s images and his approach to photography.

The book brings together all of McCurry’s key adventures and influences, from his very first journalistic images taken in the aftermath of the 1977 Johnstown floods, to his breakthrough journey into Afghanistan hidden among the mujahideen, his many travels across India and Pakistan, his coverage of the destruction of the 1991 Gulf War and the September 11th terrorist attacks in New York, up to his most-recent work. Totalling over 350 images, the selection of photographs includes his best-known shots as well as over 100 previously unpublished images. Also included are personal notes, telegrams and visual ephemera from his travels and assignments, all accompanied by Bonnie McCurry’s authoritative text – drawn from her unique relationship with Steve – as well as reflections from many of Steve’s friends and colleagues.

Steve McCurry: A Life in Pictures is the complete, definitive volume on McCurry.

Publisher: Lawrence King

Size: 250 x 330 mm

392 pages, 650 illustrations

Steve McCurry and Bonnie McCurry
The biggest and most comprehensive volume on Steve McCurry published to date and the final word on forty years of McCurry’s incredible work.
£45.00

Picture of Mongolia

Publisher's Description

'Mongolia' is a project which Frédéric Lagrange began in 2001 and has spanned over sixteen years, during which he took thirteen trips in all four seasons, covering vastly different regions of the country.

This book is his visual portrait of Mongolia and her people captured in detail in a genuine, human form through a compilation of landscapes and portraits. The book offers the viewer an intimate look and visual journey into a still largely unknown and intriguing place. The book is intentionally printed in large format, to maximize the impact of the smallest details and the different emotions of everyday life in the countryside and cities. The entire selection of images have been shot on negative film which offers a painterly quality with grain and with vivid colors.

As far as Lagrange is aware, this is the only body of work about Mongolia that offers such an extensive coverage of the country.

Publisher: Damiani

240 pages, 150 illustrations

Frédéric Lagrange
'Mongolia' is a project which Frédéric Lagrange began in 2001 and has spanned over sixteen years, during which he took thirteen trips in all four seasons, covering vastly different regions of the country.
£180.00

Picture of Vivian Maier: The Color Work

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

Publisher's description

The first definitive monograph of color photographs by American street photographer Vivian Maier.

Photographer Vivian Maier’s allure endures even though many details of her life continue to remain a mystery. Her story—the secretive nanny-photographer who became a pioneer photographer—has only been pieced together from the thousands of images she made and the handful of facts that have surfaced about her life. Vivian Maier: The Color Work is the largest and most highly curated published collection of Maier’s full-color photographs to date.

With a foreword by world-renowned photographer Joel Meyerowitz and text by curator Colin Westerbeck, this definitive volume sheds light on the nature of Maier’s color images, examining them within the context of her black-and-white work as well as the images of street photographers with whom she clearly had kinship, like Eugene Atget and Lee Friedlander. With more than 150 color photographs, most of which have never been published in book form, this collection of images deepens our understanding of Maier, as its immediacy demonstrates how keen she was to record and present her interpretation of the world around her.

Publisher: Harpercollins

Size: 10.25 x 12.50"

240 pages

Vivian Maier
The first definitive monograph of color photographs by American street photographer Vivian Maier.
£54.00

Picture of Return to Manchester (Signed)

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Iconic British social documentary photographer, Martin Parr began his career in Manchester, studying at Manchester Polytechnic (now Manchester Metropolitan University) from 1970-73.

He has revisited the city many times over the last 40 years. Ranging from black and white images of Prestwich Mental Hospital in 1972 and Yates Wine Lodges in 1982-3, to colour pictures of people shopping in 1986 and 2008, this book brings together Parr’s Manchester photographs.

Bringing this work up to date a new commission, a portrait of the city and its people in 2018. Parr has photographed people in hairdressers, at markets, in Mosques, in cafes, playing sport, in factories and in the gay village.

He has captured scientists’ ground-breaking research at Manchester University, fans of the city’s world famous football teams and the state of the art BBC facilities at Media City.

The images show a diverse, inclusive and multi-cultural city and reveal people’s passions, skills, relationships and quirks – celebrating the humanity of the everyday.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition, Martin Parr: Return to Manchester at Manchester Art Gallery (16 November 2018 – 22 April 2019).

Publisher: Manchester Art Gallery

Size: 24 x 29 cm

160 pages

Martin Parr
Iconic British social documentary photographer, Martin Parr began his career in Manchester, studying at Manchester Polytechnic (now Manchester Metropolitan University) from 1970-73.
£25.00

Picture of My British Archive: The Way We Were 1968-1983 (Signed)

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The Way We Were 1968-1983 is a look at British society through the eyes of leading British photographer Homer Sykes – his personal view of ‘life’ as he encountered it as a young photographer setting out in the early years of his career.

This was a time when British society was going through a period of enormous change. This is reflected by Sykes as he embraces everyday life, with a gentle and seeing eye; a knife throwing striptease tent booth at The Derby in Epsom, through to a kite-flying middle class family battling against the wind and rain on Brighton promenade. The book covers poverty in the East End, rich kids and their parents at society balls, teddy boys, factory workers in the north of England and New Romantics at the Blitz Club in Covent Garden, when Boy George was just George O’Dowd and there was still an Alternative Miss World. Skinheads hang out in upstairs bars, while Catholic youths riot in the streets of Northern Ireland. He also chronicles many of the social issues of the time and the demonstrations that brought those problems to public attention: “I attempted to get behind the more obvious news image; I was looking for other moments, that gave depth and understanding to those people’s predicaments."

Homer Sykes published his first book in 1977. Since then he has published more than fifteen other books and has featured in magazines worldwide. His last book Once A Year was also published by us. Homer has exhibited widely, with his first show being held in 1971 at the ICA in London. In 2014 the prestigious Maison Robert Doisneau museum in Paris gave him a one man show, their first ever for a British photographer.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing

Size: 29 x 23.5 cm

168 pages, 138 duotone plates

Homer Sykes
The Way We Were 1968-1983 is a look at British society through the eyes of leading British photographer Homer Sykes
£30.00

Picture of Werd - Photo Book

Publisher's description

A Photographic Encounter with Monastery and Island

Lying at the western end of the Untersee, Werd Island is also washed by the waters of Lake Constance in Switzerland, which a few hundred metres away flows into the High Rhine. People have been coming to the island since time immemorial, using it as a place of dwelling and religious worship.

Photographer Marco Zedler spent several months exploring this remarkable setting between nature, civilization and spiritual life. Presented here for the first time are the resulting landscape photos and his personal impressions of daily monastic life.

Contains over 40 color photographs, an essay and personal foreword.

German | English

80 pages

First edition

Marco Zedler
A Photographic Encounter with Monastery and Island
£35.00

Picture of The Isle of Dogs: Before the big money

Publisher's description

Book 2 in the series 'Vintage Britain'

Now home to Canary Wharf and global finance, the Isle of Dogs was once the beating heart of industrial East London. These photographs, taken between 1982 and 1987, show the island just before the big money moved in and the area was forever transformed.

Mike Seaborne has been photographing London since 1979. He was Senior Curator of Photographs at the Museum of London until 2011 and now focuses on personal photographic projects.

With an introduction by Ken Worpole.

This is the first edition.

Book design by Friederike Huber.

ISBN: 978-1-910566-39-8

Publisher: Hoxton Mini Press

Size: 15.6 x 19.6 cm

192 pages


Mike Seaborne
Book 2 in the series 'Vintage Britain'
£16.16

Picture of Dog Show 1961-1978

Publisher's description

Book 3 in the series 'Vintage Britain'

When Shirley Baker began taking photographs at dog shows in the 1960s the hairdos of the owners were more impressive than those of their groomed canines. Not only a fascinating portrait of the phenomenon, Dog Show also captures the tender, amusing and at times obsessive relationship between humans and their dogs.

Shirley Baker (1932–2014) was a British social documentary photographer known for her street photographs of working-class areas of Manchester taken in the 1960s and ’70s. Her acute observation and artistic eye can be seen throughout her work, which has been exhibited in the UK and around the world.

With an introduction by Lucinda Gosling. This book is published in collaboration with Mary Evans Picture Library.

This is the first edition.

Book design by Friederike Huber.

Publisher: Hoxton Mini Press

Size: 15.6 x 19.6 cm

80 pages

Shirley Baker
Book 3 in the series 'Vintage Britain'
£13.46

Picture of Remembering the Future

Publisher's description

For years, Angel Albarrán (born 1969) and Anna Cabrera (born 1969) have been the preferred printers for museums and world-renowned photographers such as Masao Yamamoto. Recently they have branched out as artists themselves, experimenting with new and traditional print techniques and exhibiting worldwide.

Text by Amanda Renshaw.

Publisher: RM

Size: 8 x 12.5"

64 pages, 130 colour images

Albarrán Cabrera
For years, Angel Albarrán (born 1969) and Anna Cabrera (born 1969) have been the preferred printers for museums and world-renowned photographers such as Masao Yamamoto. Recently they have branched out as artists themselves, experimenting with new and traditional print techniques and exhibiting worldwide.
£43.20

Picture of Eilean: The Photography of Margaret Fay Shaw

Publisher's description

Margaret Fay Shaw took her first photographs of the Hebrides in 1924 whilst travelling through the islands by bicycle. It was her photography which first brought her to the attention of folklorist John Lorne Campbell, and after their marriage in 1935 they began their unique career together, creating the world’s finest treasury of Hebridean song, story, image and folklore.

Her collection of some 9,000 photographs and film were taken mainly on the Hebridean islands of Uist, Barra, Mingulay, Eriskay, Canna and the Irish Aran Islands, and form a key part of the magnificent Campbell collections at Canna House, where she and John made their home for 60 years. In 1981 they gifted the island of Canna and its collections to the National Trust for Scotland, who now curate the material for future generations to enjoy.

This book features over 100 of the best of Margaret Fay Shaw’s Hebridean photographs, with extended captions by Fiona J. Mackenzie and an introductory essay by the collection’s former archivist, Magdalena Sagarzazu.

Publisher: Birlinn

128 pages, black & white halftones throughout

Edited by Fiona J. Mackenzie
Margaret Fay Shaw took her first photographs of the Hebrides in 1924 whilst travelling through the islands by bicycle.
£22.50

Picture of Littoral Drift + Ecotone

Publisher's description

This work stems from the artist’s fascination with the nature of our relationships to the landscape, the sublime, time, and impermanence. Both series consist of cyanotypes made directly in the landscape, where elements like precipitation, waves, wind, and sediment physically etch into the photo chemistry; the prints simultaneously expose in sunlight and wash in the water around them. Littoral Drift, a geologic term describing the action of wind-driven waves transporting sand and gravel, consists of camera-less cyanotypes made in collaboration with the landscape and the ocean, at the edge of both. The elements employed in the process—waves, rain, wind, and sediment—leave physical inscriptions through direct contact with photographic materials. Ecotone also engages dynamic photographic materials in the landscape, but collaborates with precipitation rather than ocean waves or running water in the landscape. Rain, snow, ice, fog, etc. chemically activate the photographic materials, while they expose via the residual sunlight that exists even in the heaviest storm. Riepenhoff drapes the photochemically treated paper on objects in the landscape, from windfall branches and boulders to garbage cans and fences. The pieces record the movement of water through the planetary surface, tracing topographies in both wild and built environments. Photochemically, the pieces are never wholly processed; they continue to change over time in response to environments that they encounter, blurring the line between creation and destruction. The artist selectively re-photographs moments in the evolution of the images to generate a series of static records of a transitory process. Entitled Continua, the progressive images are shown as polyptychs. Where the fugitive cyanotypes are analogies for a terrifyingly fleeting and beautiful existence, the process of re-photographing is a metaphor for the incorporation and mediation of photography in contemporary human experience.

Publisher: Radius Books (Co-published with Yossi Milo)

Size: 8 x 10"

Two Volumes in a Z Binding

50 images / 112 pages per volume

100 images / 224 pages total

Meghann Riepenhoff
This work stems from the artist’s fascination with the nature of our relationships to the landscape, the sublime, time, and impermanence.
£46.95
£45.95

Picture of Edges

Publisher's description

The ‘edges’ that Harry Gruyaert, a pre-eminent member of the Magnum photo agency, explores in this incredibly lush, full-colour book, are the oceans, seas and rivers where humans meet the edge and the water begins. This unusual volume, which opens from the top up, takes the reader to Israel’s Dead Sea, the Mali River in Niger, the North Sea of Iceland, South Korea and Biarritz, as Gruyaert’s sensitive photos record the subtle chromatic vibrations of the edges of the Orient and the Occident. Gruyaert opposes the hustle of the city with a pared-down, yet intense, nature. His landscapes are never empty; they are inhabited places where light, colour, objects, people and situations weave a serene, sublime tableau.

This beautifully produced photographic manifesto reveals the profoundly poetic character of Harry Gruyaert’s work, and the sensual elegance of his faultless compositions.

A collection of images of shorelines as seen through the lens of Magnum photographer Harry Gruyaert

Publisher; Thames & Hudson

Size: 23 x 30 cm

144 pages

Harry Gruyaert
The ‘edges’ that Harry Gruyaert, a pre-eminent member of the Magnum photo agency, explores in this incredibly lush, full-colour book, are the oceans, seas and rivers where humans meet the edge and the water begins.
£36.00

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