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Picture of With and Without You (Signed)

Publisher's Description

“With and Without You” is a tribute to his father who died when he was 20 years old. Printed on his 40th birthday it contains highlights of all the work he created the last two decades, which his father never got to see.The book has 224 pages, 129 images from the yet unpublished projects Home, Road Of Bones and America. As well as Sabine, The Gomez Brito Family, Arrivals and Departures, By the River of Kings and I, Tokyo.

Size: 189 x 252 mm

224 Pages, 129 black & white images

Hardcover partly clothbound

Danish & English text

First edition

Published in 2016

Jacob Aue Sobol
If you buy one book from Jacob this should be it. It has key images from all of his work including the yet unpublished projects Home, Road Of Bones and America as well as Sabine, The Gomez Brito Family, Arrivals and Departures, By the River of Kings and I, Tokyo
£70.00

Picture of Taking Shots: The Photography of William Burroughs

Publisher's Description

Marking the centenary of William S. Burroughs’s birth, this exciting book reproduces the celebrated writer’s many rarely seen photographs.

Renowned and highly regarded for his experiments with literature, painting, film, and music, William S. Burroughs was also a prolific photographer. However, his photographic work, consisting of several thousand images, has so far received little critical attention or sustained public exposure. This book reproduces many previously unseen photographs and offers fascinating insights into his photographic practices. It also provides convincing evidence that his photos should be considered a significant aspect of his entire body of work. It includes portraits and self-portraits, location shots from his travels in Europe, the Americas, and North Africa, images of construction and demolition sites, and his individual and collaborative experiments with photomontage, assemblage, and collage. Essays by internationally acclaimed scholars of photography and of Burroughs’s work offer a variety of critical perspectives on his photographic oeuvre, examining its sources, methodologies, biographical contexts, influences, and purposes. Certain to appeal to his many devoted fans, this publication also coincides with a recent revival of critical and cultural interest in the 1960s art scene and the Beat Generation’s writers and artists.

Publishing House: Prestel

Size: 240 x 280 mm

160 pages, 150 b/w illustrations

William Burroughs
Marking the centenary of William S. Burroughs’s birth, this exciting book reproduces the celebrated writer’s many rarely seen photographs.
£29.99
£9.99

Picture of Stones and Marks

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Publisher's Description

Australian physicist and photographer, Peter Elliston, packed his cumbersome 8×10-inch view camera and travelled over many years to eighteen countries on four continents seeking out and photographing petrolgyphs and pictographs, standing stones, monuments, and ancient ruins. Each photograph in this beautiful oversized book is accompanied by commentary by Elliston on the historical importance of each of the sites, or by accounts by the nineteenth century archaeologists and explorers who first discovered many of these places. The combination of photographs and writing provide an extremely rich experience.

An enduring curiosity about our past has led Peter Elliston to locate, research, decode, and record the historically significant visual and textual information found in Stones and Marks. In this book, Elliston’s exquisite photographs are powerfully combined with his scholarly writing. His sharp-focused photographs, made with an 8 x 10-inch view camera, convey valuable descriptive information while revealing great beauty. His research and writing enhance our knowledge about the sites by drawing on the sketches and writings that early explorers and modern archaeologists created in the same locations, and by providing translations of ancient inscriptions, with information about who made them and when. Perhaps most important, the remnants of the ancient monuments link us to our past and offer profound connections. In Stones and Marks, we learn about our ancestors—and, ultimately, about ourselves as their successors.

The photographs in Stones and Marks have been reproduced to the highest possible standards: incomparable 600-line screen quadtone printed on heavy coated stock with specially modified inks on a unique, custom-designed Heidelberg press. A sturdy French-fold dust jacket complements and protects the book.

Publisher: Lodima Press

Size: 13″ x 11″

172 pages, 77 reproductions

Peter Elliston
Australian physicist and photographer, Peter Elliston, packed his cumbersome 8×10-inch view camera and travelled over many years to eighteen countries on four continents seeking out and photographing petrolgyphs and pictographs, standing stones, monuments, and ancient ruins.
£51.99
£19.99

Picture of Theatre of War

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Publisher's Description

At the beginning of the Second World War the Ministry of Information, through the advice of Kenneth Clark, commissioned Cecil Beaton to photograph the Home Front. Beaton set to work recording the destruction of the Wren churches in the City and the heroism of Londoners under attack. He conducted a survey of Bomber and Fighter Commands for the RAF, which was published with Beaton's own astute commentary. Beaton was an effective propagandist, but his voice, like his photographs, was touchingly elegant. Whatever his subject, Beaton was always a stylist.

Beaton's wartime work for the Ministry amounted to seven thousand photographs, which are now housed with their negatives at the Imperial War Museums. They form a great document both of the landscape of war and of the passing of the Empire. He travelled through the Western Desert and on to Iraq, Palestine, Transjordan and Syria. In 1943 he left for India where he photographed the final days of the Raj in New Delhi and Calcutta before joining the Burma campaign. He ended the war deep in Chinese territory where he witnessed the Nationalist resistance to the Japanese.

Beaton's inherent sense of theatre extended from palatial drawing rooms to the jungle and the desert. Whatever the circumstances he never departed from his radical aesthetic. Theatre of War is published in conjunction with the Imperial War Museums on the occasion of a major exhibition.

Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Size: 303 x 322 mm

360 Pages

Cecil Beaton
At the beginning of the Second World War the Ministry of Information, through the advice of Kenneth Clark, commissioned Cecil Beaton to photograph the Home Front.
£35.00
£17.50

Picture of Architecture of Truth: The Cistercian Abbey of Le Thoronet

Publisher's Description

Le Thoronet Abbey, one of the wonders of twelfth-century Cistercian architecture and still revered by architects today, nestles in a wooded valley in Provence, South of France. This book is a pictorial appreciation of the abbey, photographed by Lucien Hervé in the mid-1950s and introduced by Le Corbusier.

'The pictures in this book are witnesses to the truth,' says Le Corbusier of Hervé's photographs of the Romanesque abbey. Hervé's exquisite study presents the building throughout the course of a day, depicting the changing play of light and shadow on its stone vaulted exterior and interior. Highly textured and almost abstract in quality, his photographs reveal how the abbey is defined as much by light as by the conventions of Romanesque architecture, to communicate the intense spirituality of the Cistercian monastic order. Arranged according to the canonical hours of prayer, Hervé's photographs are complemented by quotations from the psalms and the saints.

An essay by Father Samuel of the Abbey of Notre-Dame de Sept-Fons provides a profound insight into the Cistercian monastic order, while the renowned state-of-the-art architect John Pawson contributes a personal appreciation of this fine example of Cistercian architecture.

A pictorial tribute to one of the wonders of 12th-century architecture.

Publisher: Phaidon

Size: 290 x 250 mm

160 pages, 67 Duotone Images

Lucien Hervé
Le Thoronet Abbey, one of the wonders of twelfth-century Cistercian architecture and still revered by architects today, nestles in a wooded valley in Provence, South of France. This book is a pictorial appreciation of the abbey, photographed by Lucien Hervé in the mid-1950s and introduced by Le Corbusier.
£35.00
£17.50

Picture of Are We There Yet?

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Publisher's Description

Banksy's Dismaland was conceived to interrogate and challenge some of the biggest issues weface, head on. Are We There Yet? shines a spotlight on contemporary British life through the visual similes which Barry Cawston constructs between his Weston Super Mare street photography and the scathing sideshows of Dismaland. Not for nothing did the world’s most famous street artist choose Weston as the venue for his harshest satire fest to date. This beautiful 250 page photographic book features 150 stunning images of Dismaland and its locality with writing by Dismaland contributor Tristan Manco, street artist Felix (FLX) Braun, Dismal steward Farhath Siddiqui, Creative Producer Kath Cockshaw, Rachel Hobson and Barry Cawston.

Publisher: The Drugstore Gallery

Size: 250 x 310 mm

240 pages, 199 illustrations

9780995628816

Barry Cawston
Banksy's Dismaland was conceived to interrogate and challenge some of the biggest issues weface, head on. Are We There Yet? shines a spotlight on contemporary British life through the visual similes which Barry Cawston constructs between his Weston Super Mare street photography and the scathing sideshows of Dismaland.
£33.25

Picture of At Mirrored River

Publisher's Description

The project titled At Mirrored River was inspired by the Gaelic word Teannalach (pron. “chann-ah-lack”). Teannalach is a Gaelic word used in the West of Ireland which means awareness. In particular, it is awareness of that which is intangible and hushed; of being aware of the quietness and presence of people and the spaces they inhabit. With this in mind, l sought to capture the teannalach of stories and dreams within a singular town.

The project is entirely made in an ordinary small industrial town although it is not a literal documentation about the town. The chosen space is deliberately reflective of other similar industrial towns across the world.

It was important for me to construct an unrecognizable geographical picture of a town which didn’t have recognizable iconic images, to avoid the obvious. I wanted to look at the ordinary every day spaces we inhabit and our ordinary daily lives because for me, the ordinary is where all the of the universal beauty, magic and possibilities lye. As the late influential writer John McGahern said, “ the ordinary is the most precious thing in life”.

In focusing the work and containing the project within one town and it’s inhabited spaces, my personal challenge was to find the light and the beauty in the ordinary, the hope and the optimism where others might only initially see the mundane and the routine.

As the project unfolded, it became less about the location of the project and more about mapping the feelings contained within the town. At Mirrored River is about the awareness of who we are, the questions we ask and the dreams we project. It is about the teannalach of a place.

Printed in an edition of 800

Publisher: Blue Swallow

Size: 8¾ x 10¾"

64 pages

Enda Bowe

Publisher's Description

The project titled At Mirrored River was inspired by the Gaelic word Teannalach (pron. “chann-ah-lack”). Teannalach is a Gaelic word used in the West of Ireland which means awareness. In particular, it is awareness of that which is intangible and hushed; of being aware of the quietness and presence of people and the spaces they inhabit. With this in mind, l sought to capture the teannalach of stories and dreams within a singular town.

The project is entirely made in an ordinary small industrial town although it is not a literal documentation about the town. The chosen space is deliberately reflective of other similar industrial towns across the world.

It was important for me to construct an unrecognizable geographical picture of a town which didn’t have recognizable iconic images, to avoid the obvious. I wanted to look at the ordinary every day spaces we inhabit and our ordinary daily lives because for me, the ordinary is where all the of the universal beauty, magic and possibilities lye. As the late influential writer John McGahern said, “ the ordinary is the most precious thing in life”.

In focusing the work and containing the project within one town and it’s inhabited spaces, my personal challenge was to find the light and the beauty in the ordinary, the hope and the optimism where others might only initially see the mundane and the routine.

As the project unfolded, it became less about the location of the project and more about mapping the feelings contained within the town. At Mirrored River is about the awareness of who we are, the questions we ask and the dreams we project. It is about the teannalach of a place.

Printed in an edition of 800

Publisher: Blue Swallow

Size: 8¾ x 10¾"

64 pages

£33.25

Picture of Aeronautics in the Backyard

Publisher's Description

Aeronautics in the Backyard is a mythical, fairytale-like photo series about the dream of flying, freedom and creativity.

All over the country in China, in the most unexpected of places, farmers rise up to build their own aircrafts. They don’t work in fancy hangars with all the equipment one could wish for, they simply play around in their backyards, recycling scrap metal and using household tools. They are self-educated, self-employed and penniless.

Some of these aeronauts have worked for decades but never achieved to get airborne. Although that might sound like a waste of time, they see it differently. For them, the game is not about how far or high they can fly, it’s about pushing their boundaries in order to achieve the impossible. They call it real-life science-fiction.

Xiaoxiao is driven by questions of why, of all people, Chinese farmers have the guts and skills to become aeronauts, even though they lack both education and resources, and how they manage to achieve such dazzling goals while working full-time jobs on the side and taking care of their families on a daily basis.

In 2015 Xiaoxiao drove across China’s extensive land for several months, residing in eight different villages spread out over three major provinces, meeting and interviewing eight different aeronauts. Although coming from similar backgrounds, all eight have completely different ways of building their machines, and all carry countless unique stories with them.

Xiaoxiao recorded their tales, took pictures and simultaneously collected many original aircraft drawings and technical documents. All these little artefacts will be brought together in the book, thereby unveiling the hidden world of Chinese aeronautics in full detail for the first time.

With this project Xiaoxiao shows the creativity of individual farmer, deeply touched by their resourcefulness, flexibility, positivity, playfulness and childishness.

Publisher: The Eriskay Connection

Size: 208 x 298 mm

160 pages

Limited edition: 500

978-94-92051-19-6

Xiaoxiao Xu
Aeronautics in the Backyard is a mythical, fairytale-like photo series about the dream of flying, freedom and creativity.
£32.25

Picture of Summer in South Georgia (Signed)

Publisher's Description

A stunning photographic review of the unique landscape, wildlife and architecture of the remote sub-Antartic island of South Georgia.

Aberfeldy photographer Jamie Grant spent 50 days on the island capturing its unique landscape and architecture as chosen artist in residence for the South Georgia Heritage Trust (SGHT).

Jamie was the first photographer to be chosen as artist in residence by SGHT. While on location, he captured a rich selection of wildlife, landscape and architecture imagery to compile into a coffee table-style book.

South Georgia’s location between southern, cold Antarctic waters and warmer currents to the north make it a haven for wildlife. There are abundant bird populations, including albatrosses and King Penguins while huge breeding populations of seals occupy the beaches in the southern months and whales are increasingly spotted off the headlands. The island’s natural history is matched by a fascinating human heritage.

Numbered edition of 600 copies.

Jamie Grant
A stunning photographic review of the unique landscape, wildlife and architecture of the remote sub-Antartic island of South Georgia.
£18.00

Picture of The Eyes of the City

Publisher's Description

Timing, skill, and talent all play an important role in creating a great photograph, but the most primary element, the photographer’s eye, is perhaps the most crucial. In The Eyes of the City, Richard Sandler showcases decades’ worth of work, proving his eye for street life rivals any of his generation.

From 1977 to just weeks before September 11, 2001, Richard regularly walked through the streets of Boston and New York, making incisive and humorous pictures that read the pulse of that time. After serendipitously being gifted a Leica camera in 1977, Sandler shot in Boston for three productive years
and then moved back home to photograph in an edgy, dangerous, colicky New York City.

In the 1980s crime and crack were on the rise and their effects were socially devastating. Times Square, Harlem, and the East Village were seeded with hard drugs, while in Midtown Manhattan, and on Wall Street, the rich flaunted their furs in unprecedented numbers, and “greed was good.”

In the 1990s the city underwent drastic changes to lure in tourists and corporations, the result of which was rapid gentrification. Rents were raised and neighborhoods were sanitized, clearing them of both crime and character. Throughout these turbulent and creative years Sandler paced the streets with his native New Yorker’s eye for compassion, irony, and unvarnished fact.

The results are presented in The Eyes of the City, many for the first time in print. Overtly, they capture a complex time when beauty mixed with decay, yet below the picture surface, they hint at unrecognized ghosts in the American psyche.

Publisher: powerHouse

Size: 11.25 x 10.5"

180 pages

Richard Sandler
From 1977 to just weeks before September 11, 2001, Richard regularly walked through the streets of Boston and New York, making incisive and humorous pictures that read the pulse of that time.
£35.09

Picture of Taipei Diary

Publisher's Description

In 2014, Peter Bialobrzeski arrived in Taipei to print his book Cairo Diary. Almost immediately, he set out to document the urban landscape of what was once considered the de facto capital of China, and what it has become today.

In 1949 the Kuomintang, led by Chiang Kai Shek, fled the mainland to take refuge in Taiwan. They declared Taipei the provisional capital of the Republic of China. [...] The Kuomintang believed for a long time in the provisional. That resulted in an underdeveloped infrastructure and an overspend on“defence”, which in reality was saving up for aggression. The exile to the island of Formosa was only a step on the way to kicking Mao and his Reddies out of the mainland. You don’t have to visit Taiwan to find that idea very amusing when you look at “Red China” today.

Peter Bialobrzeski is a world-renowned photographer and the recipient of several awards including the prestigious “World Press Photo Award” in 2003 and 2010. He is also the author of over ten photobooks, including "Cairo Diary", "Athens Diary" and "Wolfsburg Diary", also published by The Velvet Cell.

Sample images

Publisher: The Velvet Cell

Size: 140 x 210 mm

112 pages

Limited Edition of 500

Peter Bialobrzeski
In 2014, Peter Bialobrzeski arrived in Taipei to print his book Cairo Diary. Almost immediately, he set out to document the urban landscape of what was once considered the de facto capital of China, and what it has become today.
£16.20

Picture of Poste Restante

Publisher's Description

Christer Strömholm, born in 1918 in Sweden, began is photographic career in earnest in1958, traveling to places like Paris, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Calcutta, and Nairobi. He is most known for his intimate black-and-white street photography portrait series. This is the first English edition of ‘Poste Restante’, a book originally published in Swedish. It comprises the original photographs, layout, and texts, including the unrevised introduction from 1967, a text based on a taped interview with Strömholm conducted over five days at a hotel in Paris. Titled “Before the Photographs”, in it he recounts childhood memories and various of his experiences during World War II.

Publisher: Art And Theory Publishing

Size: 210 x 250 mm

124 pages

Christer Stromholm
This is the first English edition of ‘Poste Restante’, a book originally published in Swedish. It comprises the original photographs, layout, and texts, including the unrevised introduction from 1967
£52.25

Picture of Road of Bones (Signed)

Publisher's Description

From the road in Siberia, Road of Bones is Jacob Aue Sobol's newest series - presented in catalog format.

Size: 297 x 396 mm

40 pages, 26 tritone images

Sample images

ROAD OF BONES from Sobol Studio on Vimeo.

Jacob Aue Sobol
From the road in Siberia, Road of Bones is Jacob Aue Sobol's newest series
£29.00

Picture of DDSBs (discarded dog sh*t bags)

Publisher's Description

'Over the past few years I have observed with increasing fascination the growing number of discarded dog sh*t bags (DDSBs – it feels to me that there should be an apostrophe after the b but I’m told this is not the case!) I encounter whilst out walking in open countryside, urban parklands and even suburban streets.

Yes, there are health implications in leaving dog poop around in its natural state, but frankly it’s far less easy to see the stuff (and therefore less offensive) if it isn't bagged. Yet, is this purely about not wishing to be caught by the ever-watchful dog police? Do we want to be seen to dutifully bag Rover’s poop, but then, surreptitiously, when no one’s looking, we dispose of the offending article in the nearest bush, throw it in the river or hang it on the adjacent fence (in a misplaced belief that once bagged it ceases to be the dog owner’s responsibility)?

Whatever the reasoning, the DDSB has very quickly become a feature of our global environment; well, those environments that don’t have more to worry about than dog poop.'

[extract from book introduction by John Darwell]

Individually numbered limited edition book that comes in its own dog poop bag (unused!)

First seen at The Photography Festival Les Rencontres d’Arles

Publisher: mynewtpress

John Darwell
First seen at The Photography Festival Les Rencontres d’Arles
£25.00

Picture of 100 Bilder

Publisher's Description

Hallucinatory flashes of the Berlin underworld permeate through the pages of this collective work by Japanese artists Daisuke Yokota,Yoshi Kametani and Hiroshi Takizawa. A collaboration of night work in a city that never sleeps; the photographers pass like ghosts through all manner of places; forests, strip clubs, industrial estates, parking lots and darkened streets. Utilising a variety of different techniques they present a fresh perspective of the metropolis.

All photos taken in Berlin during the Kominek Books residency program 2016.


Publisher Kominek Books

Size: 240 x 300 mm

100 illustrations

Edition of 200 copies

Daisuke Yokota,Yoshi Kametani and Hiroshi Takizawa
Hallucinatory flashes of the Berlin underworld permeate through the pages of this collective work by Japanese artists Daisuke Yokota,Yoshi Kametani and Hiroshi Takizawa.
£60.00

Picture of Berlin

Publisher's Description

After publishing Daisuke Yokota’s Toransupearento and GLASS, Kominek Books presents a new body of work from the artist, Berlin; photos taken in Germany’s capital.

The images are typical night city wanderings and exhibit Yokota’s signature experimental processing techniques whilst also demonstrating unconventional shooting methods like re-appropriating thermographic and infrared cameras and rendering the images onto analog film. But overall Yokota’s experiments with extremely low-resolution cameras brings the concept of classical photography to its limits and revises the question of what photography should be.

Publisher: Kominek Books

Size: 200 x 290 mm

60 images

Edition of 300 copies

Daisuke Yokota
After publishing Daisuke Yokota’s Toransupearento and GLASS, Kominek Books presents a new body of work from the artist, Berlin; photos taken in Germany’s capital.
£60.00

Picture of Matter/Burn Out

Publisher's Description

Daisuke Yokota has presented to the public an immense installation using 100,000 photographic prints coated in wax, which was exhibited in Aichi Triennial held in August 2016. Yokota’s work ‘Matter’, a work whereby photographs have been printed on rolls of paper, has become a sensation. Since 2013, ‘Matter’ has been included in numerous international exhibitions, including Unseen Photo Fair Special Exhibition ‘anima on photo’ (Amsterdam, 2013); Photo London (London, 2015); JIMEI x ARLES International Photography Festival (Xiamen, China). ‘MATTER / BURN OUT’ is an extension of the work ‘Matter’ which was exhibited in Xiamen in 2015, 70 years after the war between Japan and China. Once the exhibition had come to a close, the work was burnt in the, once again, vacant space in the area. This ‘burn out’ process was documented in 4,000 photographs, whereby the data was processed, manipulated and revived to form a brand new, large scale work called “MATTER / BURN OUT”, and edited to this new book.

Publisher: Artbeat Publishers

Size: 210 × 284 mm

304 pages

First edition (1,000 copies)

Daisuke Yokota
Daisuke Yokota has presented to the public an immense installation using 100,000 photographic prints coated in wax, which was exhibited in Aichi Triennial held in August 2016.
£70.00

Picture of 3DPRK

Publisher's Description

3D portraits from North Korean in 2014, by Beijing based Slovenian photographer Matjaz Tancic collaborate with Koryo Studio.

Publisher: Jiazazhi Press

Size:195 × 155 mm

64 Pages, Hardcover with silk-screen printing

with 3D glasses, 64 pieces of 3D cards, 5 pieces of 3D postcards and introduction booklet inside

First edition of 1000

Matjaž Tančič
3D portraits from North Korean in 2014, by Beijing based Slovenian photographer Matjaz Tancic collaborate with Koryo Studio.
£35.00

Picture of In Search of Habitat

Publisher's Description

In Search of Habitat explores the fringes of metropolitan India; places of construction, deterioration and places where landscape and urban development intersect. The photographs were taken during two months of fieldwork in late 2010, covering nine different cities across the country. Both the photographs and the essay examine the haphazard and often contradictory urban growth, and together they offer a glimpse of India’s present and future cities, and as such, the very frame within which the lives of more than 400 million people currently take place.

Lars Rolfsted Mortensen is an architect and photographer based in Copenhagen, Denmark. His photographic works are indebted to the New Topographics and revolves around subjects such as urban transformation, infrastructure and the notion of ‘multiple modernities’ as witnessed in the geographically diverse trajectories of modern urban development.

Publisher: Velvet Cell

Size: 250 x 280 mm

92 pages, 45 Colour Plates & Essay

Limited Edition of 600

Lars Rolfsted Mortensen
In Search of Habitat explores the fringes of metropolitan India; places of construction, deterioration and places where landscape and urban development intersect. T
£22.50

Picture of Bright Hours

Publisher's Description

“Bright Hours refers to something past – an uncertain place that does not exist, something fragile and indefinite. The project, which started in 2008, is based on journeys to the Arctic North, Kola Peninsula and Nenets Autonomous Okrug in northwest Russia. The book also contains photographs from other places, like Saint Petersburg and the Åland islands.” — Karl Henrik Edlund

Publisher: Journal

Size: 9¾ x 11 ¼"

102 pages

English/Swedish

Karl Henrik Edlund

Publisher's Description

“Bright Hours refers to something past – an uncertain place that does not exist, something fragile and indefinite. The project, which started in 2008, is based on journeys to the Arctic North, Kola Peninsula and Nenets Autonomous Okrug in northwest Russia. The book also contains photographs from other places, like Saint Petersburg and the Åland islands.” — Karl Henrik Edlund

Publisher: Journal

Size: 9¾ x 11 ¼"

102 pages

English/Swedish

£38.00

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