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Picture of NZ Library | Set Two (Complete - Signed)

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Each title in the NZ Library is limited to 350 numbered, signed and individually slipcased copies. Books measure  approximately 380 x 305mm.  The retail price for single copies is £150; when purchased as a set, a generous discount is extended, for a per-title price of £100.
NZ Library: Set Two includes the following six titles:

    •    ROBBERT FLICK | LA Diary
    •    KAZUO KITAI | Tsugaru / Shimokita
    •    PHILIP MELNICK | Nineteen Seventies California
    •    JOHN SCHOTT | Mobile Homes 1975-1976
    •    TOSHIO SHIBATA | Yodaka
    •    MARK STEINMETZ | Angel City West
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Publisher: Nazraeli Press


Each title in the NZ Library is limited to 350 numbered, signed and individually slipcased copies.
£540.00

Picture of Angel City West (Signed)

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“I entered the Yale School of Art straight from college and left after my first semester. I was 21. I was restless, curious about the America that lay beyond New England, and had a strong interest in the movie industry; I also had heard that Garry Winogrand was somewhere in Los Angeles so in the summer of 1983 I headed west.” – Mark Steinmetz, from the Preface



Angel City West offers a touching, highly personal look at Los Angeles through the eyes of Mark Steinmetz as a young artist straight out of school. In his preface to the work, Steinmetz describes living in a studio apartment in the Miracle Mile district, complete with a futon surrounded by a dozen roach motels and a makeshift darkroom set up in a tiny nook off of the bathroom. It didn’t take long before he ran into Garry Winogrand, for whom he became a kind of unofficial chauffeur, enabling Winogrand to photograph through the car window while Steinmetz navigated the streets of his new home town.



Viewed together in book form, the 58 photographs presented in Angel City West document Steinmetz finding his own voice as an artist. In light of the later projects for which he has become so well known, this early series of street photographs, informal portraits and landscapes foreshadows the sometimes humorous, oftentimes sad, and always poignant mood that runs through Mark Steinmetz’s work.

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Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 380 x 305 mm

64 pages, 58 duotone plates

Mark Steinmetz
Angel City West offers a touching, highly personal look at Los Angeles through the eyes of Mark Steinmetz as a young artist straight out of school.
£135.00

Picture of Yodaka (SIgned)

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“The end of the 1970s saw the completion of Japan's postwar construction, as well as a withering of the student movement and the various terrorist acts that had shaken the global community. The early 1980s was a brief interlude of calm, anticipating the end of the long Showa era, before Japan was deluged by the bubble economy. 



I had just returned to Japan in 1980, after studying for four years in Flanders where time moves slowly, and the atmosphere is very relaxed. In addition to the rapidly advancing westernization, the reality of this new Tokyo, where old pre-war Showa is blended with modern Showa (post-war) looked disorderly and chaotic to me, and it was not easy to capture it visually. I struggled to realize my own mode of expression in this home country of mine, and began by chasing lights of the night-time to deflect this chaos.” – Toshio Shibata, from the Afterword



Born in Japan in 1949, Toshio Shibata entered the painting department of the University of Arts of Tokyo in 1968. He later decided to continue his studies in Europe at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Gant (Belgium) where he turned to photography. It was upon his return to Japan in 1980 that he made the haunting, nighttime photographs of Tokyo presented here for the first time.

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Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 380 x 305 mm

48 pages, 41 duotone plates


Toshio Shibata

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“The end of the 1970s saw the completion of Japan's postwar construction, as well as a withering of the student movement and the various terrorist acts that had shaken the global community. The early 1980s was a brief interlude of calm, anticipating the end of the long Showa era, before Japan was deluged by the bubble economy. 



I had just returned to Japan in 1980, after studying for four years in Flanders where time moves slowly, and the atmosphere is very relaxed. In addition to the rapidly advancing westernization, the reality of this new Tokyo, where old pre-war Showa is blended with modern Showa (post-war) looked disorderly and chaotic to me, and it was not easy to capture it visually. I struggled to realize my own mode of expression in this home country of mine, and began by chasing lights of the night-time to deflect this chaos.” – Toshio Shibata, from the Afterword



Born in Japan in 1949, Toshio Shibata entered the painting department of the University of Arts of Tokyo in 1968. He later decided to continue his studies in Europe at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Gant (Belgium) where he turned to photography. It was upon his return to Japan in 1980 that he made the haunting, nighttime photographs of Tokyo presented here for the first time.

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Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 380 x 305 mm

48 pages, 41 duotone plates


£135.00

Picture of Mobile Homes 1975-1976 (Signed)

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“Encountering the American west for the first time in the early 1970s, I became fascinated with the landscapes and iconography of mobile homes. In a previous century Americans migrated west in Prairie Schooners to become farmers or shopkeepers. After the Second World War they continued this ‘Westward Ho!’, but now in commercially-fabricated mobile homes, often to retirement. These new pioneers clustered in communities that transformed the western landscape and its built environment through a new architecture of mobility.

Mobile home manufacturers produce a range of styles with architectural references that animate cultural aspirations or memories of home and community left behind. After choosing a basic style, new owners make individual touches to the exterior and lawn that transform the generic into the personal. Viewed from a surrounding hillside, mobile home parks look like arabesques of uniform aluminum boxes. On close observation, however, they reveal a rich flora and fauna of personal expression and longing for both individuality and community.” – John Schott, from the Preface

The images in Mobile Homes 1975-1976 were made with an 8x10-inch Deardorff view camera in California during 1975 and 1976. This project followed photographs of Route 66 motels in 1973 and 1974, work which was included in “New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape”, at George Eastman House in 1975 and John Schott | Route 66: 1973–1974, Nazraeli Press, 2014 (NZ Library: Set 1).

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Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 380 x 305 mm

64 pages, 54 duotone plates

John Schott
The images in Mobile Homes 1975-1976 were made with an 8x10-inch Deardorff view camera in California during 1975 and 1976.
£135.00

Picture of Nineteen Seventies California (Signed)

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Born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1935, Philip Melnick grew up in Los Angeles, where he attended the University of California. In the 1970s, shooting with a medium format camera, Melnick made black-and-white photographs of his surroundings, exploring the unique sense of style found in the Southern California urban landscape. Nineteen Seventies California offers a beautifully presented selection of Melnick’s most striking work from this period, in which he displays a keen eye for the character of its vernacular architecture and the distinctive look of its streets: the quirky confluence of a single parked car with a street facing wall and a fragmented apartment building; the intersection of street, fence and another non-descript apartment house. He isolates the intricate pattern of a wall, creating arresting fusions of everyday sights and geometric abstraction. “Melnick’s images emphasize a push-pull, hard-soft tension that give his pictures distinguished style and great beauty,” wrote the late Fred McDarrah, who was himself a photographer for The Village Voice, as well as a writer, during the years that this series was produced.

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Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 380 x 305 mm

48 pages, 31 duotone plates

ISBN 978-1-59005-438-3

Philip Melnick
Nineteen Seventies California offers a beautifully presented selection of Melnick’s most striking work
£135.00

Picture of Tsugaru | Shimokita (Signed)

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Kazuo Kitai dropped out six months into his first year of art school, revealing a rebellious streak that led him to become involved in the protest movements of 1960s Japan. His first photography book, “Resistance”, was self-published in 1965. For the rest of the 1960s he continued to follow radical student protests, producing Barricade, Agitators and finally Sanrizuka in 1971.

As the 1960s came to a close, Kitai became disillusioned with political themes and turned to the everyday life of ordinary people. Kitai`s first journey was to one of the most remote parts of Japan, the Shimokita Peninsula, and photographs from this journey to Shimokita in 1970 make up the first half of this book. In 1972 and 1973 Kitai traveled again to this most northerly part of Honshu, to the neighboring area of Tsugaru, and this makes up the other half of this book.

These regions of Shimokita and Tsugaru had been very isolated and barren, with bitterly cold winters. Local language, legends and ancient beliefs had survived into the modern era. The region was known for shamanism and communion with the dead spirits gathering around the holy mountain of Osorezan.

During the rest of the 1970s, Kitai was to continue his exploration of rural areas of Japan, for which, in 1976, he received the award of the inaugural Ihei Kimura Prize, Japan`s most prestigious award for photography.

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Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 380 x 305 mm

48 pages, 40 duotone plates

Kazuo Kitai
Kazuo Kitai dropped out six months into his first year of art school, revealing a rebellious streak that led him to become involved in the protest movements of 1960s Japan.
£135.00

Picture of LA Diary (Signed)

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Robbert Flick, born in Holland in 1939, is a Southern California artist who uses photography as his primary medium. This gorgeous new monograph presents an important, early body of work that would inform Flick’s approach to all of his subsequent artistic activities: 

"The late 1960s was an open-ended time with very few boundaries. I was interested in rendering my photographic experience of Los Angeles, and wanted to emphasize the process of that experience. Rather than framing a moment, it became important to acknowledge it. This meant that the act of photographing became a gesture. I was also quite poor and had a limited amount of film. I kept some several dozen self-rolled films in a shoebox; whenever I went out I would reach in for four or five of them, and return them back into the box when exposed, leaving a snippet of leader so the film could be reused. I would have absolutely no idea what was on which film I put in my camera.

At the time I would think of film as an endless continuum, and there was a wish to acknowledge that aspect visually … the idea of multiple exposures was linked to ideas about simultaneity, the use of the “I Ching”  and “there is no such thing as accident”. I photographed in this manner for a period of three years."

One of the images on the cover of the book captures a moment from an Ortiz destruction event: where a piano filled with blood was hammered apart with an axe and subsequently a large number of mice were set free in mousetrap-filled areas on the floor. This Destruction Performance very much summarized the political conditions of the time and the senseless destruction of human life and landscapes engendered by the Vietnam war.

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Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 380 x 305 mm

64 pages, 29 duotone plates

Robbert Flick
Robbert Flick, born in Holland in 1939, is a Southern California artist who uses photography as his primary medium. This gorgeous new monograph presents an important, early body of work that would inform Flick’s approach to all of his subsequent artistic activities.
£135.00

Picture of Our Ocean's Edge (Special Edition -  Signed)

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Special edition of 100 copies, each with a signed and numbered original archival pigment print, presented with a signed copy of the book in a custom clamshell box.

California made history with the creation of the nation’s first statewide system of ocean parks − a network of 124 Marine Protected Areas stretching from Oregon to the Mexico border. Like national parks on land, MPAs are magnificent in beauty and wildness while providing protection for wildlife, solutions to climate change, and recreational resources for all. Soon after the system was established, photographer Jasmine Swope set out to capture the essence of the marine parks. Her quest took her up and down California’s 1,100-mile long coastline. The result is “Our Ocean’s Edge,” a photographic documentary project coupled with original narratives written by author Dwight Holing that celebrates these fragile seascapes while increasing awareness about their natural benefits and inspiring conservation action. This beautiful clothbound monograph comprises 55 plates beautifully printed in duotone, and opens with a foreword by Wallace J Nichols. 

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Jasmine Swope
Special edition of 100 copies, each with a signed and numbered original archival pigment print, presented with a signed copy of the book in a custom clamshell box.
£90.00

Picture of Our Ocean's Edge

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California made history with the creation of the nation’s first statewide system of ocean parks − a network of 124 Marine Protected Areas stretching from Oregon to the Mexico border. Like national parks on land, MPAs are magnificent in beauty and wildness while providing protection for wildlife, solutions to climate change, and recreational resources for all. Soon after the system was established, photographer Jasmine Swope set out to capture the essence of the marine parks. Her quest took her up and down California’s 1,100-mile long coastline. The result is “Our Ocean’s Edge,” a photographic documentary project coupled with original narratives written by author Dwight Holing that celebrates these fragile seascapes while increasing awareness about their natural benefits and inspiring conservation action. This beautiful clothbound monograph comprises 55 plates beautifully printed in duotone, and opens with a foreword by Wallace J Nichols. A special edition, featuring a signed original photograph presented with a copy of the book in a custom clamshell box, is also available.

Swope's photographs have the soft look of richly worked, large-scale graphite drawings. In addition to her chosen printing technique, it is achieved through lengthy exposures that blur contours, enhance atmospherics and blend the motions of waves and birds into gentle near-abstractions. One result is to recast familiar sights, recorded in millions of snapshots of tourist scenery, into something alien and almost extraterrestrial. Rocky outcroppings rising above foggy gray swirls of luminosity might be on some far-off mountaintop or even on a Hollywood backlot. They're like mysterious landscapes glimpsed on another planet. That they're actually close to home makes the visual estrangement salutary. Swope's camera can only show the world's surface; however lovely the outward appearance might be, the complex but largely hidden dynamic of a habitat is what matters. Her photographs deftly evoke the presence of more than the eye can see.    

— Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times

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Special edition of 100 copies with print

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Jasmine Swope
A photographic documentary project coupled with original narratives written by author Dwight Holing that celebrates these fragile seascapes while increasing awareness about their natural benefits and inspiring conservation action.
£27.00

Picture of Proverbs

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Gregori Maiofis’s work has been influenced by multinational and multicultural concerns as well as his own genetic history. He comes from a family of artists and architects, and he grew up in St. Petersburg, a sophisticated city that is considered the capital of classical museum style. After a brief stint in Los Angeles, during which time he learned new art forms and honed his English language skills, Maiofis returned to his native St. Petersburg, because, as he states, “I can do things here artistically that I couldn’t do anywhere else.”

Proverbs is an ongoing series of photographs in which the artist focuses on universal truths. Using trained circus animals in many of his images – from a gargantuan brown bear to monkeys, dogs, lions and most recently, elephants – in settings absent of artifacts or other cultural information, Maiofis offers visually poignant, strike to the heart-of-the-matter images. (His latest work, Closed Mouth Catches No Flies, was an image that Maiofis had visualized very early on, but it wasn’t until years later that he finally met a lion tamer who, as part of his performance, actually puts his head in the mouth of a lion.)

Maiofis’ work has has been the subject of solo exhibitions across Russia, Europe, and the United States. His work is included in the permanent collections in many museums, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, the Novy Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

ISBN: 978-1-59005-396-6
Size: 355 x 280 mm

52 pages, 26 duotone plates.

Gregori Maiofis
Proverbs is an ongoing series of photographs in which the artist focuses on universal truths. Using trained circus animals in many of his images in settings absent of artifacts or other cultural information, Maiofis offers visually poignant, strike to the heart-of-the-matter images.
£45.00

Picture of Looking In, Looking Out: Latin American Photography

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The documentary nature of Latin American photography has brought clarity and artistic appreciation to the countries of the region since the camera arrived in the 19th century. The photographers of Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, and other nations have captured the traditions, societal changes, urban and natural landscapes, and varied architecture of their countries. Selected from Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s permanent collection, "Looking In, Looking Out: Latin American Photography" investigates the cultures and histories of various Latin American countries through the lens of nostalgia, propaganda, a populist aesthetic, and evolving perspectives. Published in cooperation with the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in conjunction with their exhibition of the same name opening in October 2015, this book will be an important addition to the literature available on Latin American photography. "Looking In, Looking Out: Latin American Photography" presents work by twenty photographers that spans some 80 years. It opens with an insightful introduction by Delphine Sims, putting the photographers and their work into an historical, asethetic and sociological perspective.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 8 x 11"

76 pages, 45 duotone and four-color plates


"Looking In, Looking Out: Latin American Photography" investigates the cultures and histories of various Latin American countries through the lens of nostalgia, propaganda, a populist aesthetic, and evolving perspectives.
£27.00

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

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

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 185 x 145 mm

16 pages, 11 duotone plates, 1 original signed photograph

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lots of Twos.”

— Doug Rickard


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

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 185 x 145 mm

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

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

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

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

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 185 x 145 mm

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

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

Picture of Bogota Funsaver (One Picture Book #88)

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

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 185 x 145 mm

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

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

Picture of Bay Bridge: The New East Span

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With his Bay Bridge: The New East Span images, photographer Tom Paiva has richly documented the latest chapter in the history of spanning California’s East Bay. In the late 1920s, economic and social changes in the Bay Area, including the increasing popularity of automobiles, prompted the California legislature to establish the California Toll Bridge Authority and charged it with connecting San Francisco and Alameda County. The groundbreaking ceremony for the longest bridge in the world at that time took place on July 9, 1933, and presaged a nearly three-and-a-half-year project at a cost of $77 million. When it opened on November 12, 1936, the Bay Bridge caused “the greatest traffic jam in the history of San Francisco.” During its first year of operation, the Bay Bridge was crossed by nine million vehicles.
The 50th anniversary of the completion of the Bay Bridge, which actually includes both a suspension bridge and a truss bridge, took place in 1986. Three years later, the Loma Prieta earthquake damaged the East Span, even though the epicenter of the 7.1 earthquake lay nearly 90 miles south. After 53 years and many millions of vehicles safely transported, the bridge was showing its age, prompting plans to create a more enduring structure.

In 2002, the 11-year construction project on the new Bay Bridge began, involving a complete retrofit of the suspension bridge and the replacement of the truss bridge with the world’s longest self-anchored suspension span. Photographer Tom Paiva, on an aerial assignment in the Bay Area, happened upon the initial phase of the project and knew that he had to become part of it Assigning himself the task of recording the creation and the construction of this monumental structure from his vantage point, Paiva believed that his unique vision would offer a valuable, yet complementary, view of the $6 billion enterprise. His quest was to contribute a lasting document that would honor the visionaries—past and present—who could imagine and create these imposing, yet beautiful, man-made spans.

With “Bay Bridge: The New East Span”, Tom Paiva has produced a masterful body of work, documenting one of the most daunting, and finally triumphant, engineering feats of our generation. This beautifully produced, oversized monograph pays fitting homage to its subject, and all of those who were involved in its creation.

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Publisher: Nazraeli

Size: 430 x 355 mm

124 pages, 78 four-colour plates

Tom Paiva
With “Bay Bridge: The New East Span”, Tom Paiva has produced a masterful body of work, documenting one of the most daunting, and finally triumphant, engineering feats of our generation
£45.00

Picture of Players (Special Edition)

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This special edition of The Players is limited to 25 copies with an original print (shown), numbered and signed by the artist and presented in a custom-made clamshell box.
LIMITED QUANTITY

Nazraeli Press is delighted to announce our newest monograph by Mark Steinmetz, The Players. This long-awaited publication presents 73 of Steinmetz’s photographs of adolescent and teenaged baseball players, on the field and in the dugout, focused on the game and lost in their own worlds. Made between 1986 and 1990, the photographs are classic Steinmetz: tenderness, humor, and humanism are all present here, as is Steinmetz’s exquisite use of natural light and attention to poetic detail.

“The kids in Steinmetz’s photographs are ages 6 to 13, with a few older boys. Steinmetz must remember how awkward and uncoordinated bodies that age can be. His empathy is evident throughout the series. Most of these kids are too young to have the grace, skill or concentration required and are too green to experience the sheer pleasure of knowing they are good, maybe really good, ballplayers in an unforgiving sport. These kids run into each other in pursuit of a fly ball. Hope drives their swings more than their awareness of the art of hitting...Steinmetz concentrates less on the players in the field than those outside the base lines who are waiting to play, or cooling off. He observes the managers as well as the spectators who love the game or one of the players, or who just have a free afternoon. He sees “high fives” as well as the “what were you thinking” moments. His photographs have all the skill and grace lacking in the players.” — from the Introduction by Anne Tucker

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 380 x 305 mm

80 pages, 47 four-colour plates  

With original print

Mark Steinmetz
This long-awaited publication presents 73 of Steinmetz’s photographs of adolescent and teenaged baseball players, on the field and in the dugout.
£585.00

Picture of Players, The (Signed Copy)

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Nazraeli Press is delighted to announce our newest monograph by Mark Steinmetz, The Players. This long-awaited publication presents 73 of Steinmetz’s photographs of adolescent and teenaged baseball players, on the field and in the dugout, focused on the game and lost in their own worlds. Made between 1986 and 1990, the photographs are classic Steinmetz: tenderness, humor, and humanism are all present here, as is Steinmetz’s exquisite use of natural light and attention to poetic detail.

“The kids in Steinmetz’s photographs are ages 6 to 13, with a few older boys. Steinmetz must remember how awkward and uncoordinated bodies that age can be. His empathy is evident throughout the series. Most of these kids are too young to have the grace, skill or concentration required and are too green to experience the sheer pleasure of knowing they are good, maybe really good, ballplayers in an unforgiving sport. These kids run into each other in pursuit of a fly ball. Hope drives their swings more than their awareness of the art of hitting...Steinmetz concentrates less on the players in the field than those outside the base lines who are waiting to play, or cooling off. He observes the managers as well as the spectators who love the game or one of the players, or who just have a free afternoon. He sees “high fives” as well as the “what were you thinking” moments. His photographs have all the skill and grace lacking in the players.” — from the Introduction by Anne Tucker

This first printing of The Players is limited to 1,000 casebound copies.

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A special edition with print (limited to 25 copies) is also available.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 380 x 305 mm

80 pages, 47 four-colour plates  

Mark Steinmetz
This long-awaited publication presents 73 of Steinmetz’s photographs of adolescent and teenaged baseball players, on the field and in the dugout.
£51.50

Picture of France SIGNED limited edition

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Signed and numbered book in a custom made clamshell box.  

Limited Edition of 250 copies, each numbered and signed by the artist, and presented in a custom clamshell case.

SHIPPING NOVEMBER 2014. Nazraeli Press is thrilled to announce Michael Kenna’s long-anticipated monograph on France. Kenna first visited France in 1973 and has been photographing there since the early 1980s. He has produced thousands of photographs on subjects such as Mont St Michel, Le Notre’s Gardens, the Calais Lace Factories and Chateau Lafite Rothschild. France encompasses work from these projects and many others. Comprising 275 duotone plates, this gorgeous new book was edited by the artist himself, who selected both well-known and previously unpublished material from his own archive. It coincides with an exhibition of his Paris studies at Le Musée Carnavalet in October. Casebound in burgundy-dyed silk cloth and housed in an elegant gold-stamped black slipcase, France is printed in duotone on matt art paper. The book opens with an introduction in French and English by renowned historian and curator Jean-Claude Lemagny.

Michael Kenna is widely considered to be the most influential landscape photographer of his generation. The subject of some 50 monographs, Kenna’s work is included in the permanent collections of over 100 museums and institutions worldwide, and has been widely exhibited and written about internationally since the mid-1970s. Michael Kenna was presented with the prestigious Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture in 2000.

A selection of Kenna’s images of France

312 pages, 275 images, 12 by 13 inches

Nazraeli Press

Michael Kenna
Michael Kenna’s long-anticipated monograph on France. 312 pages, 275 images, 12 by 13 inches. Limited Edition of 250 copies, numbered and signed , presented in a custom clamshell case
£182.50

Picture of France (standard edition)

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SHIPPING OCTOBER 2014. Nazraeli Press is thrilled to announce Michael Kenna’s long-anticipated monograph on France. Kenna first visited France in 1973 and has been photographing there since the early 1980s. He has produced thousands of photographs on subjects such as Mont St Michel, Le Notre’s Gardens, the Calais Lace Factories and Chateau Lafite Rothschild. France encompasses work from these projects and many others. Comprising 275 duotone plates, this gorgeous new book was edited by the artist himself, who selected both well-known and previously unpublished material from his own archive. It coincides with an exhibition of his Paris studies at Le Musée Carnavalet opening October 2014. 

Casebound in burgundy-dyed silk cloth and housed in an elegant gold-stamped black slipcase, France is printed in duotone on matt art paper. The book opens with an introduction in French and English by renowned historian and curator Jean-Claude Lemagny.

Michael Kenna is widely considered to be the most influential landscape photographer of his generation. The subject of some 50 monographs, Kenna’s work is included in the permanent collections of over 100 museums and institutions worldwide, and has been widely exhibited and written about internationally since the mid-1970s. Michael Kenna was presented with the prestigious Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture in 2000.

A selection of Kenna’s images of France

312 pages, 275 images, 12 by 13 inches

Nazraeli Press

Michael Kenna
Michael Kenna’s long-anticipated monograph on France with 275 images over 312 pages
£49.50

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