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Picture of Magnum Atlas: Around the World in 365 Photos from the Magnum Archive

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Publisher's Description

Featuring new and iconic images, this follow-up to Prestel’s highly successful A Year in Photography: Magnum Archive includes some of the most striking photography ever collected in one volume. As readers flip the pages they will find themselves traveling from west to east across the globe. Each country is represented in three or four images captured by a single photographer. While renowned figures such as Robert Capa, Bruce Davidson, and Martin Parr are included, readers will also find younger photographers such as Olivia Arthur, Alessandra Sanguinetti, and Mikhael Subotzky, all of whom present dazzling new views of our changing world. Shining a light on the human condition in every corner of the globe, this compilation exemplifies Magnum founder Henry Cartier-Bresson’s vision of “a community of thought, a shared human quality, a curiosity about what is going on in the world, a respect for what is going on and a desire to transcribe it visually.”

Publisher: Prestel

Size: 200 x 200mm

752 pages, 365 color illustrations

Magnum
Featuring new and iconic images, this follow-up to Prestel’s highly successful A Year in Photography: Magnum Archive includes some of the most striking photography ever collected in one volume.
£20.25

Picture of Die Zweite Heimat (Signed)

Includes text in English

Publisher's Description

Five years ago Peter Bialobrzeski began working on his “Second Heimat” project (following the “Heimat” of 2005). Switching his navigation system to “avoid Autobahn,” he traveled through Germany in search of answers to his questions: How and where do Germans live? How do most citizens experience German reality? His journeys brought him to small and medium-sized towns, larger cities, and suburbs and city centers. His magnificently captured and beautifully composed pictures, together with the text by Henning Sußebach about places, non-places, and memories of the German concept of home, make a great book about Germany, the country, and its soul that is hard for foreigners to comprehend.

"More than thirty years after Stephen Shore´s publication Uncommon Places, I decide to take a trip through Germany on the eve of the twenty-fifth anniversary of reunification. I try to describe and fathom the country´s social terrain..... Like Walker Evans, I´m interested in formulating photographically what the present day might look like once it is past. And to quote yet another role model: I want to see what the country where I´ve lived for fifty years looks like in my photographs.“ Peter Bialobrzeski

Publisher: Hartmann Books

Size: 230 × 280 mm

148 pages | 78 pictures

Text by Henning Sußebach | German/English

Bookdesign Andrea Rauschenbusch, Bremen

Peter Bialobrzeski
Five years ago Peter Bialobrzeski began working on his “Second Heimat” project (following the “Heimat” of 2005). Switching his navigation system to “avoid Autobahn,” he traveled through Germany in search of answers to his questions: How and where do Germans live? How do most citizens experience German reality?
£43.00

Picture of Record

Publisher's Description

Record is drawn from the first thirty issues of Daido Moriyama’s personal publication, dating back to its origins in the seventies. The magazine provided a diaristic platform for this extraordinary photographer. Beside the pictures taken on his familiar ground in Tokyo and Osaka, Moriyama photographed the streets of New York, Los Angeles, Florence, Paris and London as he would have recorded the lanes and alleys of his hometowns. Once regarded as the leading Japanese photographer of his generation, Moriyama has come to transcend such a description. He is an artist in constant motion and his subject matter is both stark and universal.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Size: 27.9 x 20.9 cm

424 pages, 280 illustrations






Daido Moriyama
Record is drawn from the first thirty issues of Daido Moriyama’s personal publication, dating back to its origins in the seventies.
£45.00

Picture of Gates of Paradise

Publisher's description

Hiroshi Sugimoto, one of Japan’s best-known photographers, turns his lens on Italy’s architectural masterworks to create a meditation on the potential of cultural exchange and the possibility of cultural fusion.

In an electrifying moment in 1585, four Japanese youths appeared before Pope Gregory XIII, summoned to his court from the nascent Christian community in Japan to present themselves at the capital of their faith. Legendary photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto follows in the boys’ footsteps, capturing the architectural wonders of Rome, Florence, and Venice as the Eastern visitors might have seen them on their grand tour. Sugimoto’s images present each chapel and theater as a marvel, imposing and dark. He contextualizes his photographs with Japanese works from the period and the decades that follow. These panels and objects attest to the impact of Western culture, specifically Jesuit Christianity, on Momoyama and Edo aesthetics as Japanese artists envisioned scenes of European life.

Publisher: Skira Rizzoli

Size: 10 1/2 x 11 1/2"

Hiroshi Sugimoto
Hiroshi Sugimoto, one of Japan’s best-known photographers, turns his lens on Italy’s architectural masterworks to create a meditation on the potential of cultural exchange and the possibility of cultural fusion.
£49.50

Picture of Framing Community: Magnum Photos, 1947 – Present

Publisher's Description

Founded in 1947 on the shared belief in humanist values, the Magnum photo agency has mostly focused on a transient world in times of unrest, collapsing social structures and polarising politics. This volume is being published to mark the 70th anniversary of the agency. A careful selection of images from this cooperative photo agency sheds new light on Magnum according to one important theme: community.

Community is marked by diversity, conflicts and ruptures, and yet we cling to the sometimes nostalgic-seeming idea of the harmonious coexistence of man. This volume celebrates this history with over 100 photographs from Magnum taken over the past 70 years. It features pictures of dramatic events of world history to quiet, private insights into our daily lives. The works in this volume prove the long-lasting power of Magnum, showing the empathy and engagement of photographers as they framed distant and unfamiliar communities.

With photographs by David Seymour, Josef Koudelka, Susan Meiselas, René Burri, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Carl De Keyzer, Alec Soth, Bruce Davidson, Paul Fusco, Larry Towell, Thomas Hoepker, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Jim Goldberg, Alex Webb, Bieke Depoorter, Peter van Agtmael, Bruno Barbey.

Publisher: Hirmer

Size: 203 x 254b mm

128 pages, 110 illustrations


This volume celebrates this history with over 100 photographs from Magnum taken over the past 70 years.
£25.20

Picture of Bystander: A History of Street Photography

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In this book, the authors explore and discuss the development of one of the most interesting and dynamic of photographic genres. Hailed as a landmark work when it was first published in 1994, Bystander is widely regarded by street photographers as the ‘bible’ of street photography. It covers an incredible array of talent, from the unknowns of the late 19th century to the acknowledged masters of the 20th, such as Atget, Stieglitz, Strand, Cartier-Bresson, Brassai, Kertesz, Frank, Arbus, Winogrand and Levitt to name just a few. In this new and fully revised edition, the story of street photography is brought up to date with a re-evaluation of some historical material, the inclusion of more contemporary photographers and a discussion of the ongoing rise of digital photography.

Publisher: Lawrence King

Size: 292 x 220 mm

400 pages, 310 illustrations


Colin Westerbeck and Joel Meyerowitz
Hailed as a landmark work when it was first published in 1994, Bystander is widely regarded by street photographers as the ‘bible’ of street photography.
£40.50

Picture of Merrie Albion: Landscape Studies of a Small Island (Signed)

Due to publish 16 November 2017

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Introduced by David Chandler 
With texts by A L Kennedy, Alex Vasudevan, Carol Ann Duffy, David Matless, Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Ian Jeffrey, Irenosen Okojie, Nikesh Shukla and Tristram Hunt

For over a decade, Simon Roberts has photographed events and places across Britain that have drawn people together in public, communal experiences. This has often been an implicit theme of his work, the apparent desire for common presence and participation and the need to share a sense of belonging, suggesting something distinctive about our national character and identity.

Whilst Roberts’s interests have often gravitated towards evolving patterns of leisure, and the consumption and commodification of history, he has also chosen to photograph events and places that have a more immediate, topical significance in the turning of Britain’s recent history, and which – summoning the sense of a national survey – collectively form a visual chronicle of the times in which we live.

Merrie Albion ranges across several of his projects from the last decade, projects that have explored not only our leisure landscape but also our social and political landscape. The book registers a distinct shift in approach, and tone, from his work in We English. Roberts has exchanged the element of discovery and revelation evident in his earlier travels through England, for a form of ‘reporting’, in which he responds to subjects and places that are already firmly positioned within the public consciousness – defining locations in our recent national story.

Recognised internationally as one of the UK’s leading photographers, Simon Roberts deals with our relationship to landscape and notions of identity and belonging. He examines contemporary economic, cultural and political landscapes, often through expansive tableaux photographs. Selected as the 2010 British Election Artist, he has exhibited widely with solo shows at National Media Museum in Bradford (UK), the Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma (Italy), and the Multimedia Art Museum in Moscow (Russia) amongst others. His work is in major collections including George Eastman House, Deutsche Börse Collection and Wilson Centre for Photography. His previous books include Motherland (Chris Boot, 2007), We English (Chris Boot, 2009), and Pierdom (Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2013).

Merrie Albion is designed by Ben Weaver, and made possible thanks to the generous support of The Incite Project. www.inciteproject.com
An exhibition of Merrie Albion will launch at Flowers Gallery, London & New York in 2018.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing

Size: 340 x 283mm

152 pages, 66 colour plates

Simon Roberts
For over a decade, Simon Roberts has photographed events and places across Britain that have drawn people together in public, communal experiences. This has often been an implicit theme of his work, the apparent desire for common presence and participation and the need to share a sense of belonging, suggesting something distinctive about our national character and identity.
£45.00

Picture of Dublin

Publisher's Description

Krass Clement's Dublin book features never before published images from the Irish city, shot concurrently with the now seminal work published in 'Drum'.
Publisher: RRB Publishing

Size: 205 x 265 mm

136 pages

Edition of 1000

Krass Clement
Krass Clement's Dublin book features never before published images from the Irish city, shot concurrently with the now seminal work published in 'Drum'.
£45.00

Picture of Art Can Help

Publisher’s Description

A collection of inspiring essays by the photographer Robert Adams, who advocates the meaningfulness of art in a disillusioned society

In Art Can Help, the internationally acclaimed American photographer Robert Adams offers over two dozen meditations on the purpose of art and the responsibility of the artist. In particular, Adams advocates art that evokes beauty without irony or sentimentality, art that “encourages us to gratitude and engagement, and is of both personal and civic consequence.” Following an introduction, the book begins with two short essays on the works of the American painter Edward Hopper, an artist venerated by Adams. The rest of this compilation contains texts—more than half of which have never before been published—that contemplate one or two works by an individual artist. The pictures discussed are by noted photographers such as Julia Margaret Cameron, Emmet Gowin, Dorothea Lange, Abelardo Morell, Edward Ranney, Judith Joy Ross, John Szarkowski, and Garry Winogrand. Several essays summon the words of literary figures, including Virginia Woolf and Czeslaw Milosz. Adams’s voice is at once intimate and accessible, and is imbued with the accumulated wisdom of a long career devoted to making and viewing art. This eloquent and moving book champions art that fights against disillusionment and despair.

Publisher: Yale University Art Gallery

Size: 210 x 140 mm

92 pages, 35 color illustrations

Robert Adams
A collection of inspiring essays by the photographer Robert Adams, who advocates the meaningfulness of art in a disillusioned society
£18.00

Picture of Internat (Signed)

Publisher’s Description

At the end of a rutted road on the outskirts of Ternopil, surrounded by a wall as thick as the trees of the Petrykiv forest, lies a secluded estate. Seventy women, reportedly ill, none older than thirty-five, reside within its boundaries. When not occupied by daily chores, they play the roles of mother, daughter, queen, wolf, monster, and pixie.

The series was made in Ukraine at a Soviet-era orphanage designed to protect and provide shelter to girls marked as disabled. I actively collaborated with the residents, drawing ideas from fairy tales, and seeing where our joint aspirations led while passing time in the seclusion of the institution. Nature, real-life activities, and the thick walls surrounding the facility became vehicles for exploring questions about invisibility, creativity, and the construction of normal female behavior.

The artwork that opens and closes the book is made over the pages of a book about Taras Shevchenko, a 19th century Ukrainian artist, ethnographer, serf, peasant, poet and imprisoned political figure who is widely revered today. I invited the women to paint on the artwork made by Shevchenko and his male contemporaries, re-imaging the published pages of history. In doing so they became artists, creators, ethnographers, and designers themselves.

The images were made between 2014 and 2016, but my involvement with the women began years earlier when I was living in the region and first met and photographed them as children. I returned in 2014, expecting that the girls would have graduated out of the orphanage, but found most of them still living there.

Design by SYB. Lithography by Colour & Books. Printed by Wilco Art Books. Binding by Fopmawier Boekbinderij. 2017.

First Edition: 500 signed and numbered books with hand-colored spine.

Size: 170 x 240 mm

122 pages



Carolyn Drake
At the end of a rutted road on the outskirts of Ternopil, surrounded by a wall as thick as the trees of the Petrykiv forest, lies a secluded estate. Seventy women, reportedly ill, none older than thirty-five, reside within its boundaries. When not occupied by daily chores, they play the roles of mother, daughter, queen, wolf, monster, and pixie.
£70.00

Picture of Outskirts

Publisher’s Description

A hallucinatory night walk in the outskirts of Tokyo, where sleepy suburbia emerges as dreamscape. Could this be the backdrop for a nocturnal crime scene, or a tale of irretrievable loss? For the photo essay 'Outskirts', Daisuke Yokota shot his haunting images on colour film before inverting the colours and changing them to a monochrome palette. The camera staggers around, resulting in a stream of images of trees, parked cars, and forlorn buildings. Yokota unpretentiously traverses the boundaries between the digital and the analogue, overdeveloping film, re-photographing images, and distorting them with heat, dust, or acid. Yokota's dynamic process is permeated by the spectral qualities of the medium.

Publisher: Alauda Publications

Size: 230 x 310 mm

92 pages

Daisuke Yokota
A hallucinatory night walk in the outskirts of Tokyo, where sleepy suburbia emerges as dreamscape.
£49.75

Picture of Huangshan: The Yellow Mountain (Special Edition)

In stock. Quantity very limited.

Standard edition also available

Publisher’s Description

Signed and numbered edition of 100 copies, presented in a custom greyboard slipcase.

Huangshan, also known as The Yellow Mountain, is an exquisite one hundred and sixty-square mile mountain range in Anhui province in eastern China. The range is particularly known for its seventy-two uniquely-shaped granite peaks, the ubiquitous pine trees that literally grow right out of the rock faces, and the ever-changing configurations of flowing clouds as seen from above. Originally named Yishan (Yi Mountain), legend has it that the mountain was renamed after the Yellow Emperor (Huang Di) ascended to heaven there in 747 AD. Huangshan has been, and continues to be, the subject of numerous traditional Chinese paintings and literature, and was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990. Today, it is one of China’s most popular tourist attractions.

In 2007, Michael Kenna made his first pilgrimage to Huangshan, and three years later Nazraeli Press published a monograph of the photographs he made on this and subsequent visits. The first edition of Huangshan sold out quickly, so we are pleased to announce a new, expanded edition of the book published on the tenth anniversary of Kenna’s first visit to the site. Huangshan: The Yellow Mountain includes fourteen new, previously unpublished photographs as well as the original forty-six.

Sample images

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 290 x 216 mm

84 pages, 60 duotone plates



Michael Kenna
Signed and numbered edition of 100 copies, presented in a custom greyboard slipcase.
£125.00

Picture of Huangshan: The Yellow Mountain

Publisher’s Description

Huangshan, also known as The Yellow Mountain, is an exquisite one hundred and sixty-square mile mountain range in Anhui province in eastern China. The range is particularly known for its seventy-two uniquely-shaped granite peaks, the ubiquitous pine trees that literally grow right out of the rock faces, and the ever-changing configurations of flowing clouds as seen from above. Originally named Yishan (Yi Mountain), legend has it that the mountain was renamed after the Yellow Emperor (Huang Di) ascended to heaven there in 747 AD. Huangshan has been, and continues to be, the subject of numerous traditional Chinese paintings and literature, and was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990. Today, it is one of China’s most popular tourist attractions.

In 2007, Michael Kenna made his first pilgrimage to Huangshan, and three years later Nazraeli Press published a monograph of the photographs he made on this and subsequent visits. The first edition of Huangshan sold out quickly, so we are pleased to announce a new, expanded edition of the book published on the tenth anniversary of Kenna’s first visit to the site. Huangshan: The Yellow Mountain includes fourteen new, previously unpublished photographs as well as the original forty-six. This new edition features a special Chinese-style binding, and is limited to 1,000 copies of which only 500 will be sold outside of Asia, where the book is co-published by Monogram Asia. Huangshan: The Yellow Mountain is beautifully printed on Japanese art paper using our exclusive “Daido black” ink.

A special edition of 100 copies, numbered and signed by the artist and presented in a board slipcase, is also available at our US website.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 290 x 216 mm

84 pages, 60 duotone plates

Michael Kenna
In 2007, Michael Kenna made his first pilgrimage to Huangshan, and three years later Nazraeli Press published a monograph of the photographs he made on this and subsequent visits.
£54.00

Picture of Central Park New York

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Time is not bound by culture, and neither is nature. In order to comprehend and appreciate all aspects of Central Park, Jeff Liao followed the Chinese 24 Solar Terms timetable to document the micro changes that happen in this phenomenal “man-made nature”. By adapting the vertical format and multiple perspectives of traditional Chinese landscape paintings, these photographs capture the life and activities that occur within the shifting landscape of the “lung of Manhattan”.

The connection that visitors make with Central Park’s original intent as a scenic retreat from urban life has never been more real than it is today. Jeff Liao’s work in 24 Solar Terms is a perfect example of that experience of nature and design: a unique interpretation of the Park’s views and attention to the subtleties of some of its most intimate corners. The photographs show the Park at its most beautiful and cared for, a true celebration of Conservancy’s dedication and hard work.

Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao was born in Taiwan in 1977, and, in 1999, emigrated to the United States, residing in the Queens Borough of New York City. He lived in close proximity of the 7-subway line, where he created his renowned “Habitat 7” series and staked his claim and love for New York City. Liao’s work can be found in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Queens Museum, New York; Brooklyn Museum, New York;  J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; George Eastman House, Rochester, New York; and the Norton Museum of Art, Pasadena.

“The necessity of maintaining the delicate balance between man and nature, art and discovery, so clearly understood by Olmsted and Vaux over 150 years ago, has been tested to the near-ruin of Central Park, and our ability to educate visitors about that chapter in the Park’s history is a critical part of ensuring its survival. Our mandate as New Yorkers and as lovers of Central Park is clear: We can never take Central Park for granted and it can never be allowed to go back to the decline it had fallen into previously. Work like Jeff’s, that celebrates the Park at its best, can only help in keeping this jewel of New York City a place of wonder and respite for every person who enters.”  — Douglas Blonsky, President & CEO, Central Park Conservancy and Central Park Administrator

Publisher: Nazreali Press

Size: 381 x 228 m

60 pages, 24 duotone plates

Jeff Liao
Time is not bound by culture, and neither is nature. In order to comprehend and appreciate all aspects of Central Park, Jeff Liao followed the Chinese 24 Solar Terms timetable to document the micro changes that happen in this phenomenal “man-made nature”. By adapting the vertical format and multiple perspectives of traditional Chinese landscape paintings, these photographs capture the life and activities that occur within the shifting landscape of the “lung of Manhattan”.
£45.00

Picture of All Quiet on the Front Home (Signed)

Publisher: ICVL Studio

Size: 200 x 250 mm

112 pages

Colin Pantall

Publisher: ICVL Studio

Size: 200 x 250 mm

112 pages

£29.70

Picture of In the Eighties  Portraits from Another Time

Publisher’s Description

‘It was the best of times it was the worst of times.’ Maligned, misunderstood and fetishized the 1980’s stands as the decade when post-modern life began in the west, and London was at the epicenter of this shift. An explosion of creativity took place against a backdrop of radical social change. London became a city of tribes. The vast youth culture categories of the preceding decades shattered into shards. It was the decade that sub-culture as a way of life reached it’s zenith before giving way to it’s inevitable scene surfing conclusion. Ridgers documented this cultural moment obsessively. Punks, post-punks, cyber-punks, gothic punks, mods, hard mods, Trojan skins, racist skins, ska, reggae, dub, early electronica, synth pop, acid house, happy hardcore, Blitz Kids, New Romantics, Hip-Hop, Rap, Electro, Break Beat, Techno, Rave – these were all sub-cultural spaces with scenes attached in London in the 1980’s. Unlike now, subcultures in the 1980’s were not casual playthings – they were a way of life for their participants. They inspired profound loyalty. They were a beautiful a doomed flowering of the hope for a better world. Derek Ridger’s exquisite street portrait photography has captured this creative decade beautifully.

Publisher: Abrams

Size: 316 x 216 mm

160 pages

Derek Ridgers
‘It was the best of times it was the worst of times.’ Maligned, misunderstood and fetishized the 1980’s stands as the decade when post-modern life began in the west, and London was at the epicenter of this shift.
£22.46

Picture of Small Town Inertia

Publisher’s Description

Jim Mortram lives near Dereham, a small town in Norfolk. Dereham is no different from thousands of other communities throughout Britain, where increasing numbers of people struggle to survive at a time of welfare cuts and failing health services.

For the last seven years, Jim has been photographing the lives of people in his community who, through physical and mental problems and a failing social security system, face isolation and loneliness in their daily lives. His work covers difficult subjects such as disability, addiction and self-harm, but is always with hope and dignity, focusing upon the strength and resilience of the people he photographs.

Publisher: Bluecoat Press

Jim Mortram
For the last seven years, Jim has been photographing the lives of people in his community who, through physical and mental problems and a failing social security system, face isolation and loneliness in their daily lives.
£22.50

Picture of Crash

Publisher's Description

”I do not fully understand it at first.
The gradual and painful insight into a decisive and violent shift.
The world I grew up in is under threat.
The landscapes stretch out, as beautiful and imperturbable as ever.
These landscapes have met my eyes since the day I was born.
I can no longer see them as before”

JH Engström, Smedsby September 2017
 
The book CRASH is based on a series of landscapes photographed close to JH Engström’s home in Smedsby, Värmland in Sweden.
The collision between the hauntingly beautiful landscapes, surrounding JH Engström in his daily life, and the knowledge of what is happening in the ”big world” is the emotional fuel for the book CRASH.

Limited edition of 900 copies

Publisher: Akio Nagasawa Publishing

Size: 221 x 282 mm

70 pages

JH Engström
The book CRASH is based on a series of landscapes photographed close to JH Engström’s home in Smedsby, Värmland in Sweden.
£76.00

Picture of Kaos (Signed)

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What makes Albert Watson one of the world’s most revered photographers, hailed by peers, critics, and collectors alike? Is it his unparalleled portfolio of celebrity portraits? Breathtaking landscapes? Sensual nudes, still lifes, illustrious fashion shoots?

KAOS presents a kaleidoscopic overview of Watson’s career to date and the dazzling array of subjects, objects, people, and places he has encountered along the way. A skillfully curated survey of a uniquely diverse, dynamic portfolio, it spans nearly half a century of photography to encounter stars, statesmen, women, and strangers; bound through neon-blazing cities; find figures poised, gymnastic, or shimmering with nude eroticism; roam the bright lights and the backstreets; soak up extravagant sunsets; enter the controlled studio environment; and breathe in the elemental wilds of the photographer’s native Scotland.

From Watson’s breakthrough portrait of Alfred Hitchcock for the Christmas 1973 edition of Harper’s Bazaar to a 2016 shot of Kanye West, each photograph reverberates with tightly coiled power, tension, and poetry. Whether it’s a portrait of a Las Vegas dominatrix, Elvis’s gold suit, a chimpanzee, or a street scene in China, Watson excels in capturing the surface seamlessly and probing its myriad depths. Along the way, his celebrity portraiture, including the likes of David Bowie, Jay Z, Mick Jagger, Michael Jackson, Jack Nicholson, Steve Jobs, and Andy Warhol, shows a particular interest in the private person behind the iconic façade.

This remarkable collection is accompanied by an essay from the recently retired head of photographs at Christie’s, Philippe Garner, and extensive quotes from Watson, as well as dozens of previously unpublished Polaroids, culled from Watson’s personal archives. The result is a defining document of the “photographer’s photographer,” iridescent in its graphic, often cinematic allure, and irresistible in its eclectic glory.

Collector’s Edition of 1,000 copies (No. 201-1,200), each numbered and signed by Albert Watson.

Sample images

Publisher: Taschen

Size:372 x 500 mm

408 pages

Albert Watson
Collector’s Edition of 1,000 copies (No. 201-1,200), each numbered and signed by Albert Watson.
£1,150.00

Picture of The Disappearance of Joseph Plummer

Publisher’s Description

A curious tale spun from the life of mysterious hermit Joseph Plummer, who lived in the woods of central New Hampshire in the late 1700s. Two centuries later an unsuspecting man purchased the mythical loner’s land and built a hideaway cabin for himself – only to discover the legend of Joseph lurking deep in the seclusion of the forest. This atmospheric photobook explores our human desire to escape and find peaceful solitude, far from the burdens and apparatus of modern society.

Exploring themes of history, place and mythology, Amani Willett’s photographs track the hermit’s overgrown trail through the land his family now owns. Willett’s father, unaware of the reclusive man who roamed the area nearly 200 years before him, acquired the deed 40 years ago with the intention of establishing a rustic retreat.

Upon learning of Plummer’s existence, Willett endeavoured to photograph a fragmented narrative amidst the same landscape he once inhabited. He scoured local archives to find first-hand written accounts describing the hermit’s character, as well as bona fide personal effects which appear in the book. Adding to the visual journey are historical portrait and landscape images from the region that inspired Willett’s physical intervention in the form of destructive applique and collage.

The resulting work mirrors the past while keeping Plummer’s unknowable history intact. It also reveals how the hermit’s existence still resonates today – not only as a constant counterpoint to our fast-paced, technology-driven times – but in conjuring the same romanticised allure that tempts new generations to also venture off-grid.

Publisher: Overlapse

Size: 220 x 170 mm

136 pages, 50 colour and 28 b+w photographs

Amani Willett
This atmospheric photobook explores our human desire to escape and find peaceful solitude, far from the burdens and apparatus of modern society. Exploring themes of history, place and mythology, Amani Willett’s photographs track the hermit’s overgrown trail through the land his family now owns.
£31.50

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