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Picture of Light, Gesture, and Color

Publisher's Description

In Light, Color, Gesture author Jay Maisel offers amazing insights, captivating stories, and expressive images, all of which come together to create a groundbreaking book that has the power to change the way students think about and create photographs forever. They’ll go beyond the buttons and dials of their camera to learn how to finally “see” like a photographer, and how to capture the world around them  in a way that delights, intrigues, and challenges the viewer.

This book uncovers the true craft and storytelling power of photography, and Jay does it in a way that makes students realize that the secret to creating the images they’ve always dreamed of is not about their camera’s metadata; it’s about something much more significant. Light, Color, Gesture will open their eyes, engage their mind, and unlock their creative potential. This book will allow students to take a big leap forward in the understanding and creation of their photography. They will never “see” the same again.

Jay Maisel is a true living legend in the photographic world, best known for capturing the light, color, and gesture found in everyday life. Some of his commercial accomplishments include five Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covers, the first two covers of New York magazine, and the cover of Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue. His work has impacted, informed, and inspired generations of photographers all over the world.

Publisher: New Riders

264 pages

Jay Maisel
In Light, Color, Gesture author Jay Maisel offers amazing insights, captivating stories, and expressive images, all of which come together to create a groundbreaking book that has the power to change the way students think about and create photographs forever.
£30.59

Picture of Japan Coast

Publisher's Description

"I was on a path that wended its way between heaviness and lightness in the real and certain existence of the most fundamental things. This path resembles the highly variegated and over­lapping tales of Asian literature and I followed it, bitter in the knowledge that I will never achieve lightness. There, I photographed women, men, third-genders, children, pregnant women, pea­sants, houses, cars, trees and animals.

In the process, I tried to take into account the masculine world and its limits through my female identity. Thus, I show the fragility of manliness by photographing a woman’s hand touching a man, but also by photographing a man who exposes his muscles. In the same way, I show the lightness of a sunflower by photographing “Medusa” in her eternal prison; the eye of tradition by photog­raphing the eye of a peasant behind branches, or the eye of the of the city through a youth who identifies as being a gang member. During my second stay in Tottori, for a week in 2011, my goal was to explore the traces of the space between life and death, by walking through a hospital where people go to die, children’s homes and cemeteries. I therefore want to show cemetery flowers as an characteristic illusion of our industrial era.

In closing, I would like to say that the allusions I make to birth and death, the masculine wor­ld, love and the unknown end of life do not mean that I chase after dreams. In the words of Italo Calvino, ‘Whenever humanity seems condemned to heaviness, I think I should fly like Perseus into a different space. I don’t mean escaping into dreams or the irrational. I mean that I have to change my approach, look at the world from a different perspective, with a diffe­rent logic and with fresh methods of cognition and verification’.” Silva Bingaz

Publisher: André Frère Editions

Size: 215 x 290 mm

96 pages, 55 colour photographs

Silva Bingaz

Publisher's Description

"I was on a path that wended its way between heaviness and lightness in the real and certain existence of the most fundamental things. This path resembles the highly variegated and over­lapping tales of Asian literature and I followed it, bitter in the knowledge that I will never achieve lightness. There, I photographed women, men, third-genders, children, pregnant women, pea­sants, houses, cars, trees and animals.

In the process, I tried to take into account the masculine world and its limits through my female identity. Thus, I show the fragility of manliness by photographing a woman’s hand touching a man, but also by photographing a man who exposes his muscles. In the same way, I show the lightness of a sunflower by photographing “Medusa” in her eternal prison; the eye of tradition by photog­raphing the eye of a peasant behind branches, or the eye of the of the city through a youth who identifies as being a gang member. During my second stay in Tottori, for a week in 2011, my goal was to explore the traces of the space between life and death, by walking through a hospital where people go to die, children’s homes and cemeteries. I therefore want to show cemetery flowers as an characteristic illusion of our industrial era.

In closing, I would like to say that the allusions I make to birth and death, the masculine wor­ld, love and the unknown end of life do not mean that I chase after dreams. In the words of Italo Calvino, ‘Whenever humanity seems condemned to heaviness, I think I should fly like Perseus into a different space. I don’t mean escaping into dreams or the irrational. I mean that I have to change my approach, look at the world from a different perspective, with a diffe­rent logic and with fresh methods of cognition and verification’.” Silva Bingaz

Publisher: André Frère Editions

Size: 215 x 290 mm

96 pages, 55 colour photographs

£30.25

Picture of Amexica

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"Amexica" is a project by Adrien Missika that took shape during a trip along the border between Mexico and the United States. The artist used a drone mainly to film several natural and urban sites between Ciudad Juarez and Tijuana, to offer a different point of view on this closely monitored zone. Missika's efforts have given rise to a highly ambitious piece, the most politically charged work of his output.

Publisher: les presses du réel

Size: 140 x 185 mm

260 pages

Adrien Missika
"Amexica" is a project by Adrien Missika that took shape during a trip along the border between Mexico and the United States. The artist used a drone mainly to film several natural and urban sites between Ciudad Juarez and Tijuana, to offer a different point of view on this closely monitored zone.
£21.95

Picture of Epic: Roads of Iceland

Publisher's Description

Stunning photographs of the long, sweeping roads of Iceland. The images are magical, capturing the personality of the country and illustrating a landscape of extremes. 

Publisher: Delius Klasing Verlag

Size: 298 x 280 mm

224 pages, 116 colour images

Stefan Bogner
Stunning photographs of the long, sweeping roads of Iceland. The images are magical, capturing the personality of the country and illustrating a landscape of extremes.
£28.35

Picture of Mountain Photographs 1879 - 199

Publisher's Description

Vittorio Sella is still considered to be one of the best mountain photographers. His photos have a historical and artistic value and are popular with mountaineers. Many of the mountains he climbed had never been photographed before and are used as a reference to detect the melting of glacier ice. An intriguing black and white document of mountains and mountain people

The volume, realized in close collaboration with the Sella Foundation, gathers the photos taken by legendary Vittorio Sella at the turn of the last century while on expeditions to the world's highest mountaintops. In the words of Ansel Adams, "Sella's strikingly elegant photographs revealed [the mountains] in all their sheer majesty." Even today climbers still use Sella's photographs to map out routes and to gain a fuller appreciation of the challenges that lie ahead. In addition to documenting important scientific expeditions, the photos have a considerable artistic value, recognized internationally; they are exhibited in the world's leading museums.

Publisher: Lannoo Publishers

Size: 13.5 in x 15.75"

240 oages, 220 images

Vittorio Sella
In the words of Ansel Adams, "Sella's strikingly elegant photographs revealed [the mountains] in all their sheer majesty." Even today climbers still use Sella's photographs to map out routes and to gain a fuller appreciation of the challenges that lie ahead.
£53.10

Picture of Buildings in Colorado 1964-1980

Publisher's Description

This two-volume publication examines the early work of photographer Robert Adams (born 1937) in relation to the German architect Rudolf Schwarz (1897–1961). In a previously unpublished text, Adams reveals a close connection between his photography and the European architect. In the 1960s, on his only European tour, Adams focused specifically on Rudolf Schwarz's churches in Aachen and Cologne, which left a lasting mark on Adams and inspired his decision to become a photographer and his early choice of subject, the Denver suburbs. As Adams wrote, Schwarz's buildings "helped suggest to me, when I returned to America, that not just churches, but whole urban and suburban landscapes might be revealed as sacred if we brought to them a measure of the same passionate regard that Schwarz had brought to his specifically religious commissions."

Publisher: Walther König

Size: 8 x 9"

156 pages, 106 images

Robert Adams
This two-volume publication examines the early work of photographer Robert Adams in relation to the German architect Rudolf Schwarz (1897–1961).
£52.20

Picture of Twenty Years

Publisher's Description

Jason Langer’s Twenty Years pursues a solitary journey through the nocturnal streets and dimly lit rooms of a dream like world. Spanning 20 years of his career, this aptly titled book is the first survey of Langer’s work. Included are many previously unpublished images, surrealist experimentation and figure studies, as well as his singular investigation of the city of Berlin. Langer’s photographic language has been variously described as cinematic and poetic, haunting and romantic. Best known for his noir visions of contemporary urban life, Langer has photographed not only some of the world’s great cities, but intimate scenes as well, ranging from male and female nudes to inanimate objects captured in moments of lifelike feeling. Whatever their subject, his carefully crafted images, rich with lush, black tones, exude an air of vintage, timeless mystery–“as much Hopper and Raymond Chandler as Steichen” (Bomb magazine).

Publisher: Radius Books

Size: 12 x 11.5"

172 pages, 100 duotone images

Jason Langer
Jason Langer’s Twenty Years pursues a solitary journey through the nocturnal streets and dimly lit rooms of a dream like world. Spanning 20 years of his career, this aptly titled book is the first survey of Langer’s work.
£37.75

Picture of Blue Hour, The

Publisher's Description

"In the blue hour, Uri Gershuni wanders through the English village of Lacock, in the rural county of Wiltshire, which was home in the nineteenth century to the inventor of photography William Henry Fox Talbot, a countryside gentleman and pioneer of photography. […]

Gershuni’s trip to the village is not a first trip, nor indeed is it properly described as a trip. First, this is not Gershuni’s first visit to Lacock, but a return visit. He first visited the village three years ago in search of the origins of photography. This time Uri Gershuni finds a mode of movement in his non-movement, and this possibility, it turns out, opens up before him when he sits facing the computer screen, through which he may once again visit the village, at least virtually. […]

Google Maps: a single stroke of the keyboard produces a map of the village; drag Pegman over from the left-hand corner into the map, and you’re there, in Street View, on the road leading into the village, tailing a speeding white car; then the road clears, someone is running by the side of the road, there are tall trees, you pass the runner, you can look up at the tree tops[…]" Excerpts from Hagi Kenaan's text, which accompanies the work.

The Blue Hour describes a journey in 255 images not only through Talbot’s village, but also into the depths and layers of photographic language. The images taken from Google Street View, turned black&white, are arranged neatly one image per page. This classical display creates a contrast to the photographies which exhibit all traces of their technical creation and contributes to the book’s ageless look-and-feel.

Publisher: Green Box

Size: 226 x 170 mm

260 pages, 255 illustrations
Uri Gershuni
"In the blue hour, Uri Gershuni wanders through the English village of Lacock, in the rural county of Wiltshire, which was home in the nineteenth century to the inventor of photography William Henry Fox Talbot, a countryside gentleman and pioneer of photography.
£31.25

Picture of Journey into the future – Stop #2 GUDYM

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The first stop on Sergey Shestakov’s journey was Chernobyl and Pripyat, where he created a testament to nuclear nightmare. The second stop is in the village of Gudym, near Anadyr, the capital of Chukotka. In Gudym, also known as Anadyr-1, the secret facility ’C‘ was built in 1958. An underground depot for nuclear weapons built by decree of Nikita Khrushchev, who once threatened the US saying, “We also have rockets on Chukotka !” It was part of the Russian nuclear umbrella. Rockets and explosives were stored in the granite mountain of Gudym. Since 1986 nuclear weapons started to be removed from the facility. The facility was finally dissolved in the 1990s. The military abandoned it in 2002.Today, it remains the “city without a name”, a realm of entropy. 

The works of Sergey Shestakov can be found in the collections of various museums (State Museum for Oriental Arts, Russian State Russian State Museum of Arctic and Antarctic, Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Musée de l’Elysée Lausanne),in the collection of Gazprombank, and in private collections in Russia, Germany, France, Brazil, Mexico, Portugal, and Latvia.

Publisher: seltmann+söhne

Size: 273 x 245 mm

144 pages, 70 images

Sergey Shestakov
The first stop on Sergey Shestakov’s journey was Chernobyl and Pripyat, where he created a testament to nuclear nightmare. The second stop is in the village of Gudym, near Anadyr, the capital of Chukotka.
£27.00

Picture of Gardening at Night

Publisher's Description

Gardening at Night is an exploration of home, family, nature, and time. It’s predecessor, You Look at Me Like an Emergency, captured journeys in finding and defining home, while Gardening at Night denotes settling into one’s landscape, and creating life where you are. 

The narrative throughout has a delicious element of magical realism – the viewer is left with the feeling of waking within a dream. On the other hand there is familiarity in what she evokes – something primal and instinctual that points to each person’s connection to nature. 

Seasons figure prominently as metaphors for the cycle of life, and interplays between shadow and light underscore the work. Each photograph and written vignette offers a tactile experience of things that ordinarily seem intangible – the secret life of birds, of barren winter trees, of the lake in spring time, or the girl in the window whose house you pass every day. 

The seventy five jewel-toned images are arresting and weighted, but punctuated, as always by Cig’s characteristic whimsical style. The result is an intensely personal collection that captures an experience of the world that is at once otherworldly and yet instantly familiar.

Publisher: Schilt Publishing

Size: 225 x 225 mm

144 pages with approx. 80 photographs in full colour

Cig Harvey
Gardening at Night is an exploration of home, family, nature, and time. It’s predecessor, You Look at Me Like an Emergency, captured journeys in finding and defining home, while Gardening at Night denotes settling into one’s landscape, and creating life where you are.
£26.96

Picture of Theatres of War

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Luca Campigotto has specialized in the photography of landscapes and architecture, linked to the theme of travel. He presents in this volume his personal research on the places that were theatres of First World War, on its 100th anniversary. Like a journey across time, Luca Campigotto's photographs offer a glimpse of natural mountain landscapes that have certainly changed yet remain perfectly recognizable. In these pictures, battle and encampment sites become the object of a contemporary work, of visual choices capable of balancing plays of light, shadow, colour and depth, and of exercising sophisticated control over the outcome of the shooting. Campigotto's pictures reveal not only physical traces, that nature has preserved for one hundred years, but even the emotions generated by painful human traces. Up at these peaks, the echo of the Great War still rings with its full intensity, bouncing off the countless tales of war, memories and episodes, the relics conserved in village museums.

Publisher: Silvana

Size: 340 x 280 mm 

152 pages, 80 in colour

Luca Campigotto
Luca Campigotto has specialized in the photography of landscapes and architecture, linked to the theme of travel. He presents in this volume his personal research on the places that were theatres of First World War, on its 100th anniversary.
£29.25

Picture of Brown Sisters, Forty Years

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In August 1974, the photographer Nicholas Nixon made a group portrait of his wife, Bebe, and her three sisters, Heather, Mimi, and Laurie. He did not keep the image, but in 1975 he made another portrait of the four—who then ranged in age from fifteen to twenty-five—with an eight-by-ten-inch view camera, whose large negatives capture a wealth of detail and a luscious continuity of tone. Nixon and the sisters have gathered for an annual portrait ever since.

Publisher: MoMA Publications

Size: 11.5 x 9.5"

96 pages

Nicholas Nixon
In August 1974, the photographer Nicholas Nixon made a group portrait of his wife, Bebe, and her three sisters, Heather, Mimi, and Laurie. He did not keep the image, but in 1975 he made another portrait of the four—who then ranged in age from fifteen to twenty-five—with an eight-by-ten-inch view camera, whose large negatives capture a wealth of detail and a luscious continuity of tone. Nixon and the sisters have gathered for an annual portrait ever since.
£20.25

Picture of Tranquillity

Publisher's Description

Finnish photographer Heikki Kaski shot the images for this photobook in a small town called Tranquillity, located in Central Valley, California. Hot and dusty, with junk piled in empty lots and run-down buildings, it seems to be a typically quiet place in the middle of nowhere, resigned to its own character. Yet in the people Kaski portrays, one can sense an underlying tension. Their faces are rarely divulged – covered by hair, turned away or blasted in white light – so we are forced to read their bodies and postures, or to look for signs in the birds swirling overhead, the gnarled trees and dried grasses, the patient dogs. “Tranquillity” won the Unseen Amsterdam dummy award in 2013.

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Publisher: Lecturis

Size: 190 x 260 mm

118 pages

Heikki Kaski
Finnish photographer Heikki Kaski shot the images for this photobook in a small town called Tranquillity, located in Central Valley, California. Hot and dusty, with junk piled in empty lots and run-down buildings, it seems to be a typically quiet place in the middle of nowhere, resigned to its own character.
£29.25

Picture of Winslow Arizona

Publisher's Description

Winslow Arizona features a selection of images Stephen Shore presented in contemporary artist Doug Aitken’s project “Station to Station.” For the project, which Aitken calls a “nomadic happening,” he rented a train, which departed from New York and traveled to nine cities, including Minneapolis, through the southwest, and finally arriving San Francisco in a three-week journey. He invited artists, writers, filmmakers, and performers to participate, and staged a “happening,” which involved exhibitions and performances, at each stop. 

The images in Winslow Arizona, which Stephen Shore shot in a day while revisiting Winslow, Arizona, where he made his seminal work American Surfaces, are presented unedited, in the order that he shot them, making it an improvisational work

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Publisher: Amana

Size: 270 x 210 mm

132 pages

Stephen Shore
The images in Winslow Arizona, which Stephen Shore shot in a day while revisiting Winslow, Arizona, where he made his seminal work American Surfaces, are presented unedited, in the order that he shot them, making it an improvisational work
£22.68

Picture of Koan (Signed)

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Chinese photographer Xiaoyi Chen uses the photogravure process to create extraordinarily beautiful prints on a variety of Japanese and other fine art papers. Chen's vision originates from immersion in Zen and Taoist philosophies: philosophies which, in contradiction to Western thought, emphasise the inadequacy of language and words, and the importance of intuition over reason and logic, to transform the self. In Zen Buddhism Koan is a story or riddle used to help in the attainment of a state of spontaneous reflection, free from planning and analytical thought.

The book's images, mostly landscapes, many taken in Iceland, often dissolve to abstraction. Chen's radiant images, in a complementary sequence and design, produce a photo book that provides an exhilarating visual experience.

Sample images

Publisher: PJB Editions

Size: 215 x 273 mm

72 pages, 40 photographs

Xiaoyi Chen
The book's images, mostly landscapes, many taken in Iceland, often dissolve to abstraction. Chen's radiant images, in a complementary sequence and design, produce a photo book that provides an exhilarating visual experience.
£27.00

Picture of Alp

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Serious Alpine photography began in the middle of the 19th century by photographers who lugged large plate cameras into inaccessible regions to produce some of the most spectacular images of their time. Nearly two hundred years later, Olaf Unverzart has photographed the Alps and given them a 21st century perspective. Disappearing glaciers, the steeply inclined asphalt roads of the Tour de France, machinery crushed by avalanches, or huge cement fortifications imbedded in rock and defying nature—Unverzart’s large-format images focus on the marks humankind leaves behind when attempting to master nature. He also documents nature’s own power—in the form of avalanches and mudflows—when it overcomes these misguided efforts. Much more than another collection of nature photographs, this volume is a powerful reminder of the ramifications of human intervention toward Earth’s most majestic features—a story told without ideology or didactics, through the eyes of a keen and hopeful observer.

Publisher: Prestel

Size:230 x 300 mm

192 pages90 colour illustrations

Olaf Unverzart
Olaf Unverzart has photographed the Alps and given them a 21st century perspective. Disappearing glaciers, the steeply inclined asphalt roads of the Tour de France, machinery crushed by avalanches, or huge cement fortifications imbedded in rock and defying nature—Unverzart’s large-format images focus on the marks humankind leaves behind when attempting to master nature.
£36.00

Picture of Photography For The Afterlife

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Publisher's Description

Due to his age and failing health, the prolific photographer Nobuyoshi Araki believes death is catching up with him, and titled this photobook, published in conjunction with a solo exhibition at three Japanese museums, accordingly. Presented here are 300 pages of colour and black-and-white images he produced throughout his career, a chronicle of life’s melancholy journey. In diverse ways, Araki captures the mundane scenes, urban landscapes and intimate portraits for which he is best known, his filter of the world around him expressed in both nuance and frank candour. With texts by Mario Perniola and Masaru Hamada, plus a conversation between Araki and Kaori Fujino.

Publisher: Heibonsha

Size: 240 x 180 mm


Nobuyoshi Araki
Due to his age and failing health, the prolific photographer Nobuyoshi Araki believes death is catching up with him, and titled this photobook, published in conjunction with a solo exhibition at three Japanese museums, accordingly. Presented here are 300 pages of colour and black-and-white images he produced throughout his career, a chronicle of life’s melancholy journey.
£33.25

Picture of Zhili Byli

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Arkhangelsk / Russia / still another 140 miles to the Arctic Circle

With these words Andre Lützen opens his book Zhili Byli and that’s the point. The photographer traveled to the far north of Russia and has spent time in a place that is little known and hardly to be found in guidebooks. 

It’s cold and wet, the river is frozen, the streets are gray, at night a lonely lighted billboard - without advertising. People live in prefabricated or simple wooden houses, paint peels in the stairwell.

Nevertheless, people live here, the city has 350,000 inhabitants. They have established themselves in their homes, they are prepared for the long cold winter. Bedroom, living room, kitchen, bathroom. Patterned wallpaper, desk, television, piano, pictures on the wall, food on the table. The residents of Arkhangelsk have invited the photographer in their homes and he has made pictures that just show just they live.

Habitat, in- and outdoors, and how people arrange themselves. Somewhere in Russia. That’s what this beautiful book is about and what makes it so exciting - just because it is so unspectacular. 

In his essay A Journey from Nowhere to Nowhere Leonid A. Klimov talks about his mixed feelings about his cold secluded native land that is still his home, even if he does not live there anymore. Mostly because of the people.

Publisher: Peperoni Books

Size: 
240 x 220 mm

88 Pages
, 43 colour images

André Lützen
"Arkhangelsk / Russia / still another 140 miles to the Arctic Circle." With these words Andre Lützen opens his book Zhili Byli and that’s the point. The photographer traveled to the far north of Russia and has spent time in a place that is little known and hardly to be found in guidebooks.
£35.75

Picture of How to be a Photographer in four lessons

Publisher's Description

In early 2012, an old analog photobooth was installed in Brussels, in a cultural center located near the home of Thomas Vanden Driessche, documentary photographer and member of the group Out Of Focus.

Following in the footsteps of artists like Topor, he decided to use this medium and its constraints to tell stories about the little world of photography he knows so well, through these strips of 4 pictures.

These “lessons” were basically distributed weekly through the Internet, but soon began to form of a real little guide to Contemporary Photography (How to be a contemporary, kitsch, conceptual, war, school of Helskinki photographer, etc.).

Armed with his Valentine typewriter, Thomas gives his lessons with a very personal humor and a gentle irony, highlighting stereotypes and excesses of some contemporary photographic trends. The author, personally embracing many influences from the mainstream of documentary photography in his own work is not sparing himself and also questions, in a way, his own approach.

Publisher: André Frère Editions

Size: 107 x 170 mm

48 pages

Thomas Vanden Driessche
In early 2012, an old analog photobooth was installed in Brussels, in a cultural center located near the home of Thomas Vanden Driessche, documentary photographer and member of the group Out Of Focus. Following in the footsteps of artists like Topor, he decided to use this medium and its constraints to tell stories about the little world of photography he knows so well, through these strips of 4 pictures.
£21.50

Picture of Anna et Salomé

Publisher's Description

We are excited to announce the release of our latest publication Anna et Salomé – a book of new photographs by Barcelona-based photographer Adrià Cañameras. Born in 1988 to a French father and a Spanish mother, Adrià initially cut his teeth assisting fellow photographer Misha Kominek, and has since risen to prominence within the pages of Apartamento, Dazed & Confused, Rolling Stone, Die Welt and the New York Times, as well as through his frequent work with various musicians such as El Guincho and John Talabot.

The central focus of Anna et Salomé is the Mediterranean. Developed from a personal project which allowed Cañameras to reflect on the environment he grew up around, the images were captured in various locations along the Costa Brava in Spain and on the French island of Corsica. Shot between June 2012 and March 2013 these beautiful and striking photographs function on both an abstract and geological level, and can be viewed as part survey, part celebration and part meditation. (With thanks to Simon Roe)

Publisher: Lawson's Books

Size: 210 x 255 mm

64 pages

First Edition of 500 copies

Adrià Cañameras
The central focus of Anna et Salomé is the Mediterranean. Developed from a personal project which allowed Cañameras to reflect on the environment he grew up around, the images were captured in various locations along the Costa Brava in Spain and on the French island of Corsica.
£22.00

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