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Picture of Museum of Chance

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Dayanita Singh's Museum of Chance is a book about how life unfolds, and asks to be recorded and edited, along and off the axis of time. The inscrutably woven photographic sequence of Singh’s Go Away Closer has now grown into a labyrinth of connections and correspondences. The thread through this novel-like web of happenings is that elusive entity called Chance. It is Chance that seems to disperse as well as gather fragments or clusters of experience, creating a form of simultaneity that is realized in the idea and matter of the book, with its interlaced or parallel timelines and patterns of recurrence and return. The eighty-eight quadratone images in the book will also appear on the front and back covers in random pairs, transforming each copy of the book into a distinct piece of work by the author.

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 280 x 325 mm

96 Pages

Dayanita Singh
Dayanita Singh's Museum of Chance is a book about how life unfolds, and asks to be recorded and edited, along and off the axis of time.
£36.00

Picture of Grain of light

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In this series of stunning photographs, Mikiya Takimoto expresses a fascination with the sea and its movements. Abstract fields of frothing water, glimmering expanses of ripples, and cresting waves like snow-capped mountains are all portrayed in a palette of icy whites and blues. Often it is as if the viewer is peering down at the surface of our planet from high above, able to observe immense, frozen landscapes with their tectonic swirls, upheavals and rifts. Captivating and sublime work from this Japanese master.

Publisher: Seigensha

Size: 220 x 280 mm

64 pages

Mikiya Takimoto
In this series of stunning photographs, Mikiya Takimoto expresses a fascination with the sea and its movements.
£36.25

Picture of Neighbors

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'The Neighbors', the latest project from photographer Arne Svenson (born 1952), began when he inherited a telephoto bird-watching lens from a friend and began to record the quotidian activities of his neighbours in the glass-walled apartment building across the street from his Manhattan studio. Completely unstaged and taken without his subjects' knowledge, the images capture them, framed by the structure of their own windows, in their unguarded moments. Simultaneously tender and voyeuristic, Svenson's carefully composed photographs have been compared to scenes from Vermeer and Edward Hopper, but the series has also sparked controversy and debate since it was first exhibited in August 2013, at a moment of acute national anxiety over surveillance and privacy.

Publisher: Julie Saul Gallery

Size: 290 x 270 mm

96 pages

Arne Svenson
The latest project from photographer Arne Svenson, began when he inherited a telephoto bird-watching lens from a friend and began to record the quotidian activities of his neighbours in the glass-walled apartment building across the street from his Manhattan studio.
£30.75

Picture of Corpus

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More than 40 engrossing images make up this series of grainy, black-and-white photographs by Daisuke Yokota, the first to feature his nude photography. Through a visual expression that mixes reality and fiction, an indecipherable tangle of human limbs and torsos is made eerily yet sensually tangible within the close quarters of a nondescript bedroom space. Deep shadows threaten to engulf the writhing, fleshy bodies of what seem to be a man and a woman, even as the suggested intimacy of their interaction is negated by the extreme proximity in which Yokota places the viewer.

Publisher: Artbeat

Size: 260 x 340 mm

72 pages

Daisuke Yokota
More than 40 engrossing images make up this series of grainy, black-and-white photographs by Daisuke Yokota, the first to feature his nude photography.
£40.00

Picture of Last Stop (Signed)

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The work is shot across the whole of London through the windows of buses. 

This project is designed to look at the topography and migrations of London: To explore the increasing diversity of a major Western City as the movement of people continues to change both the urban landscape and the community within it.

See here for sample images and more detail of this project.

Edition of 950 books

Size: 200 × 160 mm

176 pages, 78 photographs

George Georgiou
The work is shot across the whole of London through the windows of buses.
£46.50

Picture of Pictures of Hell

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Devils Gate, Devils Canyon, Bumpass Hell, Hells Half Acre, Dirty Devil River: photographer Mark Ruwedel visited all of these places and more while creating the series Pictures of Hell. This book is the culmination of the journey he began in 1995, and brings together virtually every image in the artist’s brilliant interpretation of the American West. Ruwedel, 2014 winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the prestigious Canadian Scotiabank Award, is inspired by the 19th-century photographers whose photo albums revealed the glories of the West. In Pictures of Hell, he layers history with a contemporary investigation of technology, anthropology and colonization. Ruwedel’s work has been exhibited at TATE Modern, Yale University Art Gallery, SFMoMA, LACMA and other important venues. 132 meticulously reproduced tritone plates are complemented with essays by Simon Baker and Chiara Siravo. With intellect and wit, Ruwedel investigates what the West means today, and how its mythology and culture affect our current sensibilities.

Publisher: RAM Publications

Size: 9 1/2 x 11 3/4"

352 pages, 132 b&w tritones

Mark Ruwedel
This book is the culmination of the journey he began in 1995, and brings together virtually every image in the artist’s brilliant interpretation of the American West.
£75.50

Picture of Tsugaru: Poetry, Writings, Photography

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This volume presents the work of photographer Ichiro Kojima (1924–1964), who was born in the Aomori Prefecture of Japan and spent his career photographing the natural features of the region, along with the traditions of its people. Coinciding with the exhibition ‘Ichiro Kojima: To the North, From the North’ held at Izu Photo Museum in 2014, this reprinting of the original 1963 photobook is supplemented by an explanatory leaflet in English, not included in the first edition, in hopes of bringing his work to a larger audience. Besides the many black-and-white images of snowy landscapes and turbulent skies, it includes dialect poems by Kyozo Takagi and texts by Yojiro Ishizaka.

Publisher: Izu Photo

Size: 210 x 280 mm

104 pages

Ichiro Kojima
This volume presents the work of photographer Ichiro Kojima (1924–1964), who was born in the Aomori Prefecture of Japan and spent his career photographing the natural features of the region, along with the traditions of its people.
£53.75

Picture of Wald

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In these modern times, we still find a variety of reasons for spending time in the forest. For the photographer Simon Fröhlich, it was a logical continuation of his photographic oeuvre to want to work in this analog environment using only analog technologies. Rather than acting as a restriction, this decision had the effect of freeing him from the multitude of technical possibilities of today’s photography. He thus set off on a quest for his own past, for those faded moments that had become blurred and sometimes consisted only of a fragment of a vague memory. To reproduce this feeling in his images, he used only instant photographs for the book, ruling out any possibility of subsequent manipulation and thus ensuring the uniqueness of each moment. 

The rediscovery of the slowness of photography, trying the photographer’s patience as he grappled with technical setbacks, became the precondition for a fascinating book.

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag

Size: 200 x 240 mm

136 pages, 87 colour illustrations

Simon Fröhlich
In these modern times, we still find a variety of reasons for spending time in the forest. For the photographer Simon Fröhlich, it was a logical continuation of his photographic oeuvre to want to work in this analog environment using only analog technologies.
£22.50

Picture of View, Kyoto: On Japanese Gardens and Temples

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Hassink commenced working on a multipart, enticingly beautiful series in which she examines how the interior and exterior spaces of individual structures permeate or face one another. She took photographs of the surrounding traditional Japanese gardens from within the buildings, placing equal weight on both areas. In two of the temples she was allowed to move sliding rice-paper screens for the purpose of creating new, enormous spatial entities. The moss gardens of Saiho-ji and the cherry blossoms in Haradani-in constitute a further focus of the series. These scenes, which change with the seasons—Hassink calls them “living sculptures”— reflect Japanese aesthetics, which see both an artificial likeness of nature as well as representations of paradise in arranged gardens.

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Size: 289 x 354mm

204 pages, 311 illustrations

Jacqueline Hassink
Hassink commenced working on a multipart, enticingly beautiful series in which she examines how the interior and exterior spaces of individual structures permeate or face one another.
£54.00

Picture of Die Mauer Ist Weg (Signed)

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By a series of fortunate events, Mark Power was present at the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

To mark the 25th anniversary, this new production (self-published under his new imprint, Globtik Books) is bound as a pastiche of a newspaper Power purchased in Berlin the morning after, embossed into heavy-duty cardboard.

While the early pages read as news-based photojournalism, as the book unfolds Power retreats away from the epicentre of the event to re-camp over the border in an almost desolate East Berlin. From there he views the story from another perspective, before embarking on a (frankly rather pointless) search for Bertolt Brecht’s grave.

The book is both a record of a major 20th century news event and a piece of critical soul-searching about the lessons learnt from the experience as, in the accompanying essay, Power recounts his fascinating tale of chance and choice.

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Published by Globtik Books (2014)

Designed by Ania Nalecka / Tapir Book Design

Edition of 1,000

96 pages (44 double page plates) printed in tritone on Munken 170gm

Hardback 380 x 282mm cover with 315 x 235mm pages

Mark Power
To mark the 25th anniversary, this new production is bound as a pastiche of a newspaper Power purchased in Berlin the morning after, embossed into heavy-duty cardboard.
£40.00

Picture of At War

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We are familiar with her photographs without being aware of it. They have appeared on the front pages of daily newspapers and the covers of magazines, and have influenced our image of crises and wars. Anja Niedringhaus (1965–2014) documented military conflicts, political disputes, and social hardship with haunting imagery. She began working for the Associated Press in 2002, primarily in Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq, and the Gaza Strip. In April 2014, while reporting on the presidential election in Afghanistan, Niedringhaus fell victim to an assassination. The publication shows life in times of war, exhausted soldiers, desperate prisoners, but also laughter and a zest for life in the midst of suffering. The out-of-print volume from 2011 is now being republished with a new foreword. Texts on the subject of the war image as well as reflections on visual theory and extensive captions make it an important contemporary document.

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Size: 217 x 312 mm

180 pages, 78 illistrations in duotone

Anja Niedringhaus
War photographs from the recipient of the 2005 Pulitzer prize.
£29.25

Picture of Genius Loci

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In the beginning of 2012, photographer Thomas Kellner received a surprising E-Mail from Yekaterinburg in the Russian Urals, to form a project with exhibition and book for the city’s anniversary in 2013, because Yekaterinburg was founded almost 300 years ago, by Georg Wilhem Henning, a Siegen Citizen. This was barely known and Thomas Kellner started his research and is now finalizing genius loci.

During the years of study Thomas Kellner began to work with pinhole cameras in the subject of art which built the basis for his approach he is following to the present day. In his early works experimenting with material, photographic methods and contents was crucial. It included building pinhole cameras himself in order to adopt them to the purpose he was aiming at. The results reflect a diversity of styles and subjects. They range from multiple perspectives within one photograph over documentary to photograms. In this period he always printed full editions so that today there is a large number of a vintage print for later exhibitions.

At the end of the nineties then Thomas focused on the analogue camera and 35 mm film. He developed a visual language and method that deconstructs and constructs objects at the same time. Now, since already 15 years, he is working in a worldwide unique style of contactsheets, photographing the object in numerous singular shots until in the end the object is visible in its entirety again. The film-material Thomas is using is transparent for the recipient as well because the single shots are assembled together as negatives. Therefore perforation, codification and numbers of the film-material are part of the positive.

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Thomas Kellner

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In the beginning of 2012, photographer Thomas Kellner received a surprising E-Mail from Yekaterinburg in the Russian Urals, to form a project with exhibition and book for the city’s anniversary in 2013, because Yekaterinburg was founded almost 300 years ago, by Georg Wilhem Henning, a Siegen Citizen. This was barely known and Thomas Kellner started his research and is now finalizing genius loci.

During the years of study Thomas Kellner began to work with pinhole cameras in the subject of art which built the basis for his approach he is following to the present day. In his early works experimenting with material, photographic methods and contents was crucial. It included building pinhole cameras himself in order to adopt them to the purpose he was aiming at. The results reflect a diversity of styles and subjects. They range from multiple perspectives within one photograph over documentary to photograms. In this period he always printed full editions so that today there is a large number of a vintage print for later exhibitions.

At the end of the nineties then Thomas focused on the analogue camera and 35 mm film. He developed a visual language and method that deconstructs and constructs objects at the same time. Now, since already 15 years, he is working in a worldwide unique style of contactsheets, photographing the object in numerous singular shots until in the end the object is visible in its entirety again. The film-material Thomas is using is transparent for the recipient as well because the single shots are assembled together as negatives. Therefore perforation, codification and numbers of the film-material are part of the positive.

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£20.00

Picture of Way To The Golden Mountain, The

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In 1999, as a teenager, Xiaoxiao Xu moved from China to The Netherlands. Photography became her antidote to the isolation that she felt, a means for telling stories and making clear what it was that occupied her. In 2009 Xu started to photograph the city from which she and her parents had come for a series. Wenzhou is a large port city in the eastern province of Zhejiang, with a population of three million. She was overwhelmed by the combination of memories and contemporary experiences. She could identify with the city, but at the same time felt herself to be an outsider – just as she did in The Netherlands. This resulted in “The Way To The Golden Mountain”, a book that shows the city and surroundings as a personal and emotional experience.

Publisher: Sturm & Drang

Size: 225 x 215 mm

104 pages, 49 colour plates

600 numbered and signed copies

Xiaoxiao Xu
THE WAY TO THE GOLDEN MOUNTAIN from Xiaoxiao Xu is presented in a limited edition hardcover book. This First Edition is limited to 600 numbered and signed copies.
£38.70

Picture of Out There

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Out There invites the reader on a mythical journey through the wilderness of the Yukon territory. A photographic record of countless escapes by Augsburger in an endless quest to reach freedom. The book is not so much a record of a physical landscape but of an emotional one. In documenting his travels through the snow, the wilderness and the archaic landscapes, the photographer reveals that this is a journey to the basic questions of our existence.

Publisher: Sturm & Drang

Size: 360 x 270 mm

88 pages, 61 color plates

600 numbered copies

Bruno Augsburger
Out There, the debut volume from Bruno Augsburger presented in a limited edition hardcover book. This First Edition is limited to 600 numbered copies.
£57.60

Picture of One Day Young In Hackney

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A special, fully cloth covered, collector's edition of One Day Young In Hackney by Jenny Lewis presented in a bespoke cloth covered clamshell box complete with signed and numbered limited edition print.

Jenny Lewis's portraits of women and their newborns - all taken within 24 hours of birth in East London - offer a rare glimpse into the beating heart of family life and celebrate the intimacy, joy and resilience of new motherhood.

Collector's Editions are limited to 250 copies per title.

Edition numbers allocated from lowest to highest as orders are processed.

Publisher: Hoxton Mini Press

Size: 145 x 205 mm

112 pages

Jenny Lewis
A special, fully cloth covered, collector's edition of One Day Young In Hackney by Jenny Lewis presented in a bespoke cloth covered clamshell box complete with signed and numbered limited edition print.
£40.50

Picture of Norilsk

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Alexander Gronsky was born in Tallinn, Estonia in 1980. He is the winner of numerous photography awards, such as the World Press Photo (2012) and Foam Paul Huf Award (2010). He has previously published Pastoral (Contrasto Books, 2013) and Less Than One (Tycoon Books, 2014).

He now lives in Riga, Latvia.

Publisher: The Velvet Cell

Size: 140 x 230 mm

48 pages

Limited Edition of 500

Alexander Gronsky
Alexander Gronsky was born in Tallinn, Estonia in 1980. He is the winner of numerous photography awards, such as the World Press Photo (2012) and Foam Paul Huf Award (2010). He has previously published Pastoral (Contrasto Books, 2013) and Less Than One (Tycoon Books, 2014).
£14.40

Picture of Nordic Book, The

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The Nordic Book unfolds the highlights of photographer Søren Rønholts travels in the Nordic countries. He has been photographing landscapes and people, thereby telling stories about Nordic culture, nature and appearance. Rønholt has been working with the Nordic theme for five years. The different groups of pictures are presented along side each other, sharing their stories and creating new ones in their unity.
The landscapes in the book are describing the rough but exceptionally beautiful nature of the Nordic countries. The majestic mountains, dark forests and distant shores create sceneries, which are at the same time deeply calm and very dramatic – but most of all incredibly compelling.

The human figure is depicted through Rønholts nudes and portraits. Especially the female body is discussed in the series of nudes. Photographed in the intimate space of their own homes, Rønholt wanted to show the womanly body as it really is, using the same method, as when he photographs landscapes. Also the Nordic persona is characterised through Rønholts strong portraits, which adds another personal dimension to the groups of pictures.

Each picture in itself and all of them as a sum takes the reader on a journey – an unpolished journey in Nordic identity and life.

Publisher: Seltmann + Soehne

Size: 210 × 305 mm

140 pages with gloss partial printing varnish Hardcover with white foil print

Søren Rønholt
An unpolished journey in nordic identity and life.
£34.65

Picture of Conceptual Forms and Mathematical Models

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The meticulous photographic practice of Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto (*1948 in Tokyo) is like that of a painter’s. Inspired both by Marcel Duchamp’s obsession with the mechanics of space and the mathematical foundations of his works and Man Ray’s photographs of nineteenth-century mathematical models, Sugimoto photographed similar models at the University of Tokyo, creating starkly beautiful images, printed larger than life to invoke monumental Greek sculpture or architecture. This is the first publication to compare and contrast Sugimoto’s mathematical photographs with his own aluminum or stainless-steel mathematical models crafted with computer-controlled, precision milling machines.

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Size: 234 x 255 mm

96 pages, 48 illustrations

Hiroshi Sugimoto
Mathematical models – seen from the point of view of the great master of black-and-white photography
£29.25

Picture of Lost Tribes of Tierra del Fuego, The

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In 1919 Gusinde was sent as a missionary to Tierra del Fuego by his German congregation. While his mission was to convert the native peoples among whom he lived, the opposite took place: Gusinde became one of the first Westerners ever to be initiated into various sacred rites of the inhabitants of Tierra del Fuego.

During the course of four trips made between 1919 and 1924, from the canals of Western Patagonia to the great island of Tierra del Fuego, Gusinde learned and wrote about the Kawésqar, Yamana and Selk’nam peoples. He also took more than one thousand photographs, all produced using a portable darkroom.

He captured some truly extraordinary images: feather-clad bodies sporting high head-dresses made of bark, wrapped up in guanaco furs, or entirely covered with ritual paint, populating a landscape battered by wind, rain and snow, at the heart of a natural world that Darwin had noted for its wildness.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Size: 310 x 250 mm

280 pages, with over 200 illustrations in duotone

Martin Gusinde
In 1919 Gusinde was sent as a missionary to Tierra del Fuego by his German congregation. While his mission was to convert the native peoples among whom he lived, the opposite took place: Gusinde became one of the first Westerners ever to be initiated into various sacred rites of the inhabitants of Tierra del Fuego.
£49.50

Picture of Africa Junctions: Capturing the City

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In African cities, life takes place on the streets, where public and private spheres blend. A sidewalk inconspicuously becomes a family kitchen or is suddenly transformed into a shop. A traffic jam might mean delay for one and work and a lucrative income for the other. Metropolises in Africa are characterized by informal structures and the art of improvisation; their colonial pasts have left marks that continue into the present in the form of social inequality and bad governance. The photographs by Lard Buurman (*1969 in Zeist) capture the African city as a site of permanent change and incessant encounter. The images are the result of combining several snapshots in time into a single scene, enabling the viewer to take in vibrant urban space. The eighty photographs are accompanied by essays from different authors that reflect on the African city and on the work of the Dutch photographer from different perspectives.

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Sze: 252 x 310 mm

216 pages, 87 illustrations

Lard Buurman
The significant social and economic aspects of African cities in richly composed photographs.
£31.50

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