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Picture of Exit 53: Nudes

Publisher's Description

In the history of art, there are abundant nudes of all types, but from a contemporary perspective they have become less numerous, their innocence almost entirely disappeared. With photography’s establishment as an art form, other ways of seeing have emerged that look at the body beyond its sexual, sensual, or even aesthetic connotations. The pictures in this edition break through the stereotypes to rediscover real beauty, where the idea of the photographer and model is an anachronism. With an essay by Sergio Rubira, portfolios by Jorge Fuembuena, Naomi Harris, Paul Kooiker, Malerie Marder and Cheryl Sourkes, and contributions by more than fifteen exemplary artists.

Publisher: Idea Books

SIze: 210 x 260 mm

176 pages, illustrated in colour & bw,

Spanish/English


The pictures in this edition break through the stereotypes to rediscover real beauty, where the idea of the photographer and model is an anachronism.
£32.00

Picture of Imaginary Club

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Publisher's Description

For many years Oliver Sieber has been asking young people to appear before his camera, people, whose clothing is associated with a specific subculture, be it punk, skin, Teddy boy, rockabilly, goth, etc. Many are extravagantly styled, yet while sometimes the look is an elaborate act, other times an individual figure’s appearance strikes the artist’s interest. Despite the narrow frame and the precision of the photographic depiction, the form of Sieber’s portraits lends the models a certain freedom. Seemingly lost in their thoughts, staring into the distance, they exude an autonomy, a presence within themselves at the moment when the image is made.

Publisher: Editions GwinZegal

Size: 210 × 270 mm

422 pages

Oliver Sieber
For many years Oliver Sieber has been asking young people to appear before his camera, people, whose clothing is associated with a specific subculture, be it punk, skin, Teddy boy, rockabilly, goth, etc.
£54.00

Picture of Portrait of Hackney SIGNED

Publisher's Description

'A Portrait of Hackney' is an intimate look at the ever-changing face of Hackney: the complexity, the contradictions, the clash of cultures. Portraits and landscapes are set against overheard snippets of conversations from the area. Zed Nelson has lived his whole life in Hackney - it was here he learnt to ride a bike, took his first drugs and lost his virginity. When he was young this was a place to get away from but now he has fallen back in love with the area.

A special, fully cloth covered, collector's edition of A Portrait of Hackney by Zed Nelson presented in a bespoke cloth covered clamshell box complete with signed and numbered limited edition print.

Collector's Editions are limited to 250 copies.

Publisher: Hoxton Mini Press

Size: 145 x 205 mm

Zed Nelson
'A Portrait of Hackney' is an intimate look at the ever-changing face of Hackney: the complexity, the contradictions, the clash of cultures. Portraits and landscapes are set against overheard snippets of conversations from the area.
£45.00

Picture of East London Swimmers SIGNED

Publisher's Description

East London Swimmers comprises more than 50 colour photographs of swimmers dressed for normal life and in their swimming gear. The images, all taken at the London Fields Lido, are combined with telling personal quotes and together they reveal the secret life of Hackney swimmers who brave all conditions to escape city life. 

"I got into swimming after getting caught up int he tsunami in Thailand. I was on a family holiday when the wave came in and I managed to grab my son from his pram. When I returned home I had a fear of open water so I entered a race and my passion for swimming was born. Last year I swam from Spain to Morocco. Next I'm swimming from Robben Island to Cape Town"

A special, fully cloth covered, collector's edition of East London Swimmers by Madeleine Waller presented in a bespoke cloth covered clamshell box complete with signed and numbered limited edition print.

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

Publisher: Hoxton Mini Press

Madeleine Waller
East London Swimmers comprises more than 50 colour photographs of swimmers dressed for normal life and in their swimming gear. The images, all taken at the London Fields Lido.
£45.00

Picture of Nude in Photography

Publisher's Description

Born like Venus on the half shell from the centuries-long tradition of the nude in painting, the nude first appeared as a subject matter in photography with the introduction of the medium itself, between 1837 and 1840, and has continued as an ever-evolving theme through changing technical developments and cultural mores to the present day. This volume surveys the subject of nudity from the earliest surviving photographs of Greek and Roman sculpture through studies of living nude models for aesthetic or scientific purposes to the burgeoning practice of exploring the human body as pure form.

The seventy-eight works, selected from the extensive collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum and further contextualized here in the essay “Masterworks of the Nude,” span the entire arc of the history of photography in a manner that is both fresh and illuminating. Among the sixty-four photographers included are nineteenth-century masters Julia Margaret Cameron, Edgar Degas, and Thomas Eakins; early-twentiethcentury artists Man Ray, Alfred Stieglitz, and Edward Weston; mid-twentieth-century innovators Bill Brandt, Harry Callahan, and Minor White; late-twentieth-century image makers Diane Arbus, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Herb Ritts; and contemporary artists Chuck Close, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, and Mona Kuhn.

Publisher: Getty Publications

Size:7 1/4 x 8 5/8"

112 pages, 88 colour 
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The seventy-eight works, selected from the extensive collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum, span the entire arc of the history of photography in a manner that is both fresh and illuminating.
£17.06

Picture of Ninety Nine and the Nine

Publisher's Description

The result of three years of work in California’s Central Valley, Katy Grannan’s new series The Ninety Nine and The Nine features large-scale color portraits and black-and-white photographs. Grannan’s recent photographs are set in the parched landscape and forgotten towns along Highway 99, including Modesto, Fresno and Bakersfield. In her intensely vivid color portraits, the artist works at midday when the sun is direct and the heat is unrelenting, presenting each individual, often simultaneously heroic and vulnerable, against stark, white backgrounds. In the black-and-white photographs, many of her subjects re-appear on Modesto’s South 9th Street (referred to as The Nine) and along the banks of the Tuolumne River. Everyday rituals, small interactions and moments of beauty on the fringes of society are depicted in detail, conferring significance to what is often overlooked. This large-format, two-volume, slipcased monograph gathers this series for the first time.

Publisher Fraenkel Gallery

192 pages, 26 quadtone images, 44 color images, 

Katy Grannan
The result of three years of work in California’s Central Valley, Katy Grannan’s new series The Ninety Nine and The Nine features large-scale color portraits and black-and-white photographs.
£45.50

Picture of Revelations

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Publisher's Description

Wynn Bullock was one of the most significant photographers of the mid-twentieth century. A close friend of influential West Coast artists Ansel Adams and Edward Weston and a contemporary of Minor White and Frederick Sommer, Bullock created work marked by a distinct interest in experimentation, abstraction, and philosophical exploration. Bullock’s photography received early recognition in 1941, when the Los Angeles County Museum of Art staged his first solo exhibition. His mature work appeared in one-man shows at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris; the Royal Photographic Society, London; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and the Art Institute of Chicago, among other prestigious venues. Bullock’s pictures Let There Be Light and Child in Forest have become icons in the history of photography, following their prominent inclusion in Edward Steichen’s landmark 1955 exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, The Family of Man.

Publisher: University of Teaxs Press

Size: 11 x 11"

208 pages, 133 duotones, 12 color photos

Wynn Bullock
Wynn Bullock was one of the most significant photographers of the mid-twentieth century. A close friend of influential West Coast artists Ansel Adams and Edward Weston and a contemporary of Minor White and Frederick Sommer, Bullock created work marked by a distinct interest in experimentation, abstraction, and philosophical exploration.
£36.90

Picture of Family in the picture 1958-2013

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Publisher's Description

This book is designed and conceived to complement In the Picture, his 2011 volume of self-portraits. Lee Friedlander's Family in the Picture is the family album of one of the most restless and inventive figures in the history of photography. The sequence of over 350 pictures begins with images of Friedlander's wife, Maria, at the beginning of their marriage, and interweaves major life events such as births, weddings and funerals with moments that are less outwardly momentous yet equally moving. Although some of the pictures are well known, the majority of images have only recently been unearthed from Friedlander's personal archive. This compendium of pictures, spanning over a half-century, chronicles the photographer's family with arresting frankness, poignancy, and a moral: that life goes on. 

Publisher: Yale University Press

Size: 216 x 241 mm

378 pages, 369 tritone illustrations

Lee Friedlander
ee Friedlander's Family in the Picture is the family album of one of the most restless and inventive figures in the history of photography.
£45.00

Picture of Passion Pleasure and Pain

"The book progresses from his early work, which David describes as raw and unplanned, to the more elaborate constructed sets and tableaux of his more recent images.  Some of David's more erotic images push at the boundaries of our sensibility, exploring the 'dark side' of his consciousness.  They are provocative and sometime disturbing, but always full of creative energy - a testimony to an exceptional talent."

Published at £60; now £20

140 pages limited edition, printed in full colour.

David Penprase
Published at £60; now £20. A book of erotic images spanning over 20 years' work.
£20.00

Picture of Manifestations of the Spirit

Available July 2014.  Advance orders taken.

Publisher's Description

Controversial, misunderstood, and sometimes overlooked, Minor White (1908–1976) is one of the great photographers of the twentieth century, whose ideas exerted a powerful influence on a generation of photographers and still resonate today. His photographic career began in 1938 in Portland, Oregon, with assignments for the WPA (Works Progress Administration). After serving in World War II and studying art history at Columbia University, White’s focus shifted toward the metaphorical. He began creating images charged with symbolism and a critical aspect called equivalency, referring to the invisible spiritual energy present in a photograph made visible to the viewer.

This book brings together White’s key biographical information—his evolution as a photographer, teacher of photography, and editor of Aperture, as well as particularly insightful quotations from his journals, which he kept for more than forty years. The result is an engaging narrative that weaves through the main threads of White’s life, his growth as an artist, as well as his spiritual search and ongoing struggle with his own sexuality and self-doubt. He sought comfort in a variety of religious practices that influenced his continually metamorphosing artistic philosophy.

Complemented with a rich selection of more than 160 images including some never published before, the book accompanies the first major exhibition of White’s work since 1989, on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum from July 8 to October 19, 2014.

Paul Martineau is associate curator in the Department of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum. He is the author of Paul Outerbridge: Command Performance (Getty Publications, 2009), Herb Ritts: L.A. Style (Getty Publications, 2012), and Eliot Porter: In the Realm of Nature (Getty Publications, 2012).

  • Hardcover: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Getty Publications
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 15 x 2.2 cm

Minor White
Available July 2014. Advance orders taken. Accompanies major exhibition at Getty Museum.
£26.96

Picture of 8 Women

Publisher's Dsecription

Collier Schorr’s latest book 8 Women presents work which spans from the mid-nineties to the present. Schorr’s earliest works utilised appropriated adverts from fashion magazines to address issues of authorship and desire; the works introduced a female gaze into the debate about female representation. Appropriation was Schorr’s first medium and in some sense she returns to it, taking her own commissioned fashion images and folding them into a dialogue with other works.

The works in 8 Women propose a variety of subjects, all of whom are involved in performance, be it as artists, models or musicians. Schorr, who has been working in fashion for the last 10 years, created sets that doubled as her studio, teasing out images that could only be made with a subject that could travel between the object of desire and the enforcer of an identity crafted in that very moment. Working between out-takes and manipulations of tear sheets, Schorr questions who the women that desire to be looked at are, as well as what power exists in acknowledging that as a post-feminist position.

Publisher: Mack Books

Size: 240 x 310 mm

72 pages, 34 colour plates

Collier Schorr
Collier Schorr’s latest book 8 Women presents work which spans from the mid-nineties to the present. The works in 8 Women propose a variety of subjects, all of whom are involved in performance, be it as artists, models or musicians.
£36.00

Picture of SPBH Book Club Vol V by Esther Teichmann (Signed)

Publisher's Description

In Volume V of SPBH Book Club, Esther Teichmann presents a rarefied and ambiguous exploration of female pleasure.  Backdrops and shells, sculptures and the sea, the imagined and the painted, the real and the staged - it all appears in Teichmann's chimerical paradise.  By referencing classical representations of women in the history of art, most often in the hands of and for the consumption of men, Teichmann reclaims the traditional pictorialism of femininity in a subversive and provocative manner.  All of the complex forms of womanhood and yearning emerge - the lover, the mother, self pleasure, sensuous pleasure and the women appear as characters, specters and statues as flesh turns to stone and back again. 

With a layered mix of photographs - some of which are collaged on the book pages - and an original, handprinted cyanotype on the front cover, the book is an object of tactility and longing.

The book is signed in an edition of 500.

Publisher: SPBH

Size: 150 x 200 mm

60 pages, 45 images

Esther Teichmann
Esther Teichmann presents a rarefied and ambiguous exploration of female pleasure. Backdrops and shells, sculptures and the sea, the imagined and the painted, the real and the staged - it all appears in Teichmann's chimerical paradise.
£36.00

Picture of Francesca Woodman: Works from the Sammlung Verbund

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Publisher's Description

This volume--the most comprehensive monograph published on Francesca Woodman to date--considers her enigmatic photography in the light of the tradition of the tableau vivant and also explores for the first time her poetic use of props (mirror, gloves, wallpaper, etc.) as well as her unusual staging of space. Featuring 80 photographs and 20 previously unpublished works from the collection Sammlung Verbund in Vienna, it is the first publication ever to reproduce all of Woodman’s photographs in their original sizes, authentically reconstructing her idiosyncratic technique of placing the image on the photographic paper. Woodman’s stark, black-and-white photographs explore an intense curiosity and ambivalence toward the feminine self, but her often playful, surreal and symbolic gestures also demonstrate her ability to incorporate elements of humor into her otherwise sober iconography. This volume unifies all of these themes in her work under the broad concept of tableau vivant, showing how Woodman radically reimagined that tradition. It also includes the first detailed and illustrated biography of her life.

Publisher: DAP

Size: 9.5 X 11.5"

304 pages, 33 colour / 160 b&w

Francesca Woodman
The most comprehensive monograph published on Francesca Woodman to date--featuring 80 photographs and 20 previously unpublished works from the collection Sammlung Verbund in Vienna.
£40.50

Picture of Under the Influence

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Publisher's Description

John Deakin was one of London’s greatest postwar photographers, renowned for his penetrating portraits, haunting street scenes and inventive fashion work. Though recognized as a genius by both peers and rivals – a ‘photographer with extraordinary eyes’, as one contemporary described him – he was prodigal and careless with his talent. He flourished briefly at Vogue, but the lure of nearby Soho with its pubs, clubs and subterranean watering holes led him away from regular employment. Loved and loathed in equal measure, Deakin was a legendary member of the quarter’s bohemian crowd of artists and misfits. His circle included the painters Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud, the writers Dylan Thomas and Jeffrey Bernard, and the socialite Henrietta Moraes and Muriel Belcher, proprietor of fabled drinking den the Colony Room.

Coinciding with an exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery, Under the Influence: John Deakin, Photography and the Lure of Soho explores the hidden corners and colourful characters of this notorious part of London as seen through Deakin’s eyes. With dozens of his most compelling images, letters and contact sheets, it is an evocative record of life in and around the four parallels of Wardour, Dean, Frith and Greek streets in the 1950s and 1960s, the backdrop for this creative and maverick figure ‘whose pictures take you by the scruff of the neck and insist that you see’.

Publisher: Art/Books (Published in association with the John Deakin Archive and The Photographers’ Gallery)

Size: 295 x 245 mm

176 pages, 175 colour and duotone illustrations


John Deakin
Coinciding with an exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery, Under the Influence: John Deakin, Photography and the Lure of Soho explores the hidden corners and colourful characters of this notorious part of London as seen through Deakin’s eyes.
£26.99

Picture of Surrendered Myself to the Chair of Life

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Publisher's Description

Jin Ohashi is one of the most popular and significant photographers in Japan today. His work in earlier books, "Menomaenotsuduki" and "Ima", took the public by surprise with its dynamic realism. This autumn, he is back after a seven-year absence with a new book of photographs, Surrendered Myself to the Chair of Life.

"I think the fact that life starts--and each person starts his or her own life--to me means that everyone has a calling," says Ohashi. "We are all led to take our seat at a particular place, which is already prepared for us ... At this moment, I am alive in this world, where we all are alive. I wanted to take my seat at that place."

Surrendered Myself to the Chair of Life challenges us to look at the place where we live, the place where life begins. A fundamental body of work, it reflects the life of an individual rather than society as a whole. By exploring the last frontiers of life, new meanings can be created through the formation of relationships with others. It is this exploration that makes Ohashi's work multi-layered and real.

"Jin Ohashi has a natural instinct for photography. He really is in a class of his own. Is this photography? It is undoubtedly contemporary art!" -- Nobuyoshi Araki

Akaaka Publishers

297 × 420 mm | 400 page | clothbound embossing title and artist name, with a box
Art Director: Chikako Yamamoto

Jin Ohashi
"Jin Ohashi has a natural instinct for photography. He really is in a class of his own." -- Nobuyoshi Araki
£155.00

Picture of Touching Strangers

Publisher's Description

Since 2007, Richard Renaldi has been working on a series of photographs that involve approaching and asking complete strangers to physically interact while posing together for a portrait. Working on the street with a large format 8-by-10-inch view camera, Renaldi encounters the subjects for his photographs in towns and cities all over the United States. He pairs them up and invites them to pose together, intimately, in ways that people are usually taught to reserve for their close friends and loved ones. Renaldi creates spontaneous and fleeting relationships between strangers for the camera, often pushing his subjects beyond their comfort levels. These relationships may only last for the moment the shutter is released, but the resulting photographs are moving and provocative, and raise profound questions about the possibilities for positive human connection in a diverse society. 

Richard Renaldi (born in Chicago, 1968) graduated from New York University with a BFA in photography in 1990. He has presented solo exhibitions both in the United States and abroad, including at Fotografins Hus, Stockholm; Robert Morat Galerie, Hamburg, Germany; and Yossi Milo Gallery, New York. Renaldi’s work has also appeared in group exhibitions, including Strangers: The First ICP Triennial of Photography and Video at the International Center of Photography, New York (2003). Touching Strangers is Renaldi’s third book, following Figure and Ground (Aperture, 2006), and Fall River Boys (2009).

Teju Cole (introduction) was born in the United States to Nigerian parents and raised in Nigeria. He is the author of two works of fiction: Every Day Is for the Thief, a novella, and the novel Open City, which won the PEN/Hemingway Award, the New York City Book Award for Fiction, the Rosenthal Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Internationaler Literaturpreis. He is a contributor to the New York Times, the New Yorker, and other publications.

Aperture

9 x 11 1/2 inches 128 pages, 71 four color images

9 x 11 1/2 inches 128 pages, 71 four color images
9 x 11 1/2 inches 128 pages, 71 four color images

Since 2007, Richard Renaldi has been working on a series of photographs that involve approaching and asking complete strangers to physically interact while posing together for a portrait. Working on the street with a large format 8-by-10-inch view camera, Renaldi encounters the subjects for his photographs in towns and cities all over the United States. He pairs them up and invites them to pose together, intimately, in ways that people are usually taught to reserve for their close friends and loved ones. Renaldi creates spontaneous and fleeting relationships between strangers for the camera, often pushing his subjects beyond their comfort levels. These relationships may only last for the moment the shutter is released, but the resulting photographs are moving and provocative, and raise profound questions about the possibilities for positive human connection in a diverse society. 


Richard Renaldi (born in Chicago, 1968) graduated from New York University with a BFA in photography in 1990. He has presented solo exhibitions both in the United States and abroad, including at Fotografins Hus, Stockholm; Robert Morat Galerie, Hamburg, Germany; and Yossi Milo Gallery, New York. Renaldi’s work has also appeared in group exhibitions, including Strangers: The First ICP Triennial of Photography and Video at the International Center of Photography, New York (2003). Touching Strangers is Renaldi’s third book, following Figure and Ground (Aperture, 2006), and Fall River Boys (2009).


Teju Cole (introduction) was born in the United States to Nigerian parents and raised in Nigeria. He is the author of two works of fiction: Every Day Is for the Thief, a novella, and the novel Open City, which won the PEN/Hemingway Award, the New York City Book Award for Fiction, the Rosenthal Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Internationaler Literaturpreis. He is a contributor to the New York Times, the New Yorker,
and other publications.

- See more at: http://www.aperture.org/shop/books/coming-soon-photography-books/touching-strangers-hardcover#sthash.zB5RwNPf.dpuf

Since 2007, Richard Renaldi has been working on a series of photographs that involve approaching and asking complete strangers to physically interact while posing together for a portrait. Working on the street with a large format 8-by-10-inch view camera, Renaldi encounters the subjects for his photographs in towns and cities all over the United States. He pairs them up and invites them to pose together, intimately, in ways that people are usually taught to reserve for their close friends and loved ones. Renaldi creates spontaneous and fleeting relationships between strangers for the camera, often pushing his subjects beyond their comfort levels. These relationships may only last for the moment the shutter is released, but the resulting photographs are moving and provocative, and raise profound questions about the possibilities for positive human connection in a diverse society. 


Richard Renaldi (born in Chicago, 1968) graduated from New York University with a BFA in photography in 1990. He has presented solo exhibitions both in the United States and abroad, including at Fotografins Hus, Stockholm; Robert Morat Galerie, Hamburg, Germany; and Yossi Milo Gallery, New York. Renaldi’s work has also appeared in group exhibitions, including Strangers: The First ICP Triennial of Photography and Video at the International Center of Photography, New York (2003). Touching Strangers is Renaldi’s third book, following Figure and Ground (Aperture, 2006), and Fall River Boys (2009).


Teju Cole (introduction) was born in the United States to Nigerian parents and raised in Nigeria. He is the author of two works of fiction: Every Day Is for the Thief, a novella, and the novel Open City, which won the PEN/Hemingway Award, the New York City Book Award for Fiction, the Rosenthal Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Internationaler Literaturpreis. He is a contributor to the New York Times, the New Yorker,
and other publications.

- See more at: http://www.aperture.org/shop/books/coming-soon-photography-books/touching-strangers-hardcover#sthash.zB5RwNPf.dpuf

Since 2007, Richard Renaldi has been working on a series of photographs that involve approaching and asking complete strangers to physically interact while posing together for a portrait. Working on the street with a large format 8-by-10-inch view camera, Renaldi encounters the subjects for his photographs in towns and cities all over the United States. He pairs them up and invites them to pose together, intimately, in ways that people are usually taught to reserve for their close friends and loved ones. Renaldi creates spontaneous and fleeting relationships between strangers for the camera, often pushing his subjects beyond their comfort levels. These relationships may only last for the moment the shutter is released, but the resulting photographs are moving and provocative, and raise profound questions about the possibilities for positive human connection in a diverse society. 


Richard Renaldi (born in Chicago, 1968) graduated from New York University with a BFA in photography in 1990. He has presented solo exhibitions both in the United States and abroad, including at Fotografins Hus, Stockholm; Robert Morat Galerie, Hamburg, Germany; and Yossi Milo Gallery, New York. Renaldi’s work has also appeared in group exhibitions, including Strangers: The First ICP Triennial of Photography and Video at the International Center of Photography, New York (2003). Touching Strangers is Renaldi’s third book, following Figure and Ground (Aperture, 2006), and Fall River Boys (2009).


Teju Cole (introduction) was born in the United States to Nigerian parents and raised in Nigeria. He is the author of two works of fiction: Every Day Is for the Thief, a novella, and the novel Open City, which won the PEN/Hemingway Award, the New York City Book Award for Fiction, the Rosenthal Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Internationaler Literaturpreis. He is a contributor to the New York Times, the New Yorker,
and other publications.

- See more at: http://www.aperture.org/shop/books/coming-soon-photography-books/touching-strangers-hardcover#sthash.zB5RwNPf.dpuf

Since 2007, Richard Renaldi has been working on a series of photographs that involve approaching and asking complete strangers to physically interact while posing together for a portrait. Working on the street with a large format 8-by-10-inch view camera, Renaldi encounters the subjects for his photographs in towns and cities all over the United States. He pairs them up and invites them to pose together, intimately, in ways that people are usually taught to reserve for their close friends and loved ones. Renaldi creates spontaneous and fleeting relationships between strangers for the camera, often pushing his subjects beyond their comfort levels. These relationships may only last for the moment the shutter is released, but the resulting photographs are moving and provocative, and raise profound questions about the possibilities for positive human connection in a diverse society. 


Richard Renaldi (born in Chicago, 1968) graduated from New York University with a BFA in photography in 1990. He has presented solo exhibitions both in the United States and abroad, including at Fotografins Hus, Stockholm; Robert Morat Galerie, Hamburg, Germany; and Yossi Milo Gallery, New York. Renaldi’s work has also appeared in group exhibitions, including Strangers: The First ICP Triennial of Photography and Video at the International Center of Photography, New York (2003). Touching Strangers is Renaldi’s third book, following Figure and Ground (Aperture, 2006), and Fall River Boys (2009).


Teju Cole (introduction) was born in the United States to Nigerian parents and raised in Nigeria. He is the author of two works of fiction: Every Day Is for the Thief, a novella, and the novel Open City, which won the PEN/Hemingway Award, the New York City Book Award for Fiction, the Rosenthal Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Internationaler Literaturpreis. He is a contributor to the New York Times, the New Yorker,
and other publications.

- See more at: http://www.aperture.org/shop/books/coming-soon-photography-books/touching-strangers-hardcover#sthash.zB5RwNPf.dpuf
Richard Renaldi
a series of photographs that involve approaching and asking complete strangers to physically interact while posing together for a portrait, using a large format 8-by-10-inch view camera.
£27.00

Picture of The Stage

Publisher's Description

Donigan Cumming's The Stage is one of the most challenging photobooks published in the last century. Collaborating with his subjects to explore a kind of psychological portraiture, Cumming created a theatre of domestic and institutional interiors peopled by the strange and eccentric. Books on Books #19 presents an in-depth study of this remarkable and little known Canadian photobook with an essay by Richard Enright called The Overwhelming Quotidian: Donigan Cumming and The Stage.

Essays by Robert Enright, Jeffrey Ladd
Hardcover w/ Dustjacket
240 pp, 9.5 x 7 in.
275 Duotone & Color illustrations

Donigan Cumming
"one of the most challenging photobooks published in the last century"
£29.50
£28.95

Picture of Eden and After

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Publisher's Description

Children have been one of Nan Goldin’s ongoing photographic subjects, and they have provided some of her most moving and intimate works. Eden and After presents her selection of just some of these photographs, which include portraits of the children of Nan’s close friends. Through these unique portraits, Nan presents a complex investigation of childhood. Some photographs depict children alone, others show them in familial and social groups. From pregnancy and newborns through to teenagers, some subjects have been documented by Nan through their entire lives. 

The portraits capture children in their vastly changing emotional states, from lonely and introverted to their most exuberant, literally flying through the air.

Publisher: Phaidon

Size: 260 x 275 mm

320 pages, 300 colour illustrations

Nan Goldin
A brand new collection of photographs of children, taken by Nan Goldin, one of the world’s most prominent and influential contemporary photographers with a loyal international following.
£67.50

Picture of Bailey's Stardust

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Publisher's Description

The portraits in this book have been personally selected by Bailey from the wide range of subjects and groups that he has captured so brilliantly over the last five decades: actors, writers, musicians, politicians, film-makers, models, artists and people encountered on his travels to Australia, India, Sudan and Papua New Guinea; many of them famous, some unknown, all of them engaging and memorable. Bailey’s Stardust will be accompanied by a major exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London, in spring 2014, which will then tour to venues on four continents. The book, like the exhibition, is structured thematically, with iconic image presented alongside many lesser-known and previously unseen portraits, and includes an illuminating introduction by the art historian Tim Marlow.

Initially engaged as an assistant to John French in 1959, Bailey was contracted by British Vogue the following year. He has since worked for the French, Italian and American editions of the magazine, created album sleeves for major recording artists such as the Rolling Stones, directed television commercials, and made documentary films, including in-depth studies of Cecil Beaton, Luchino Visconti and Andy Warhol. Bailey’s photographs helped to define the cultural and social scene of the 1960s, and immortalising figures from the worlds of fashion, music, film and art soon elevated Bailey to the status of celebrity himself. Antonioni’s cult film Blow-up (1966), about a London fashion photographer, was inspired by Bailey, whose life was also dramatised recently in the BBC film We’ll Take Manhattan (2012), which tells the story of his 1962 New York fashion shoot with the model Jean Shrimpton.

Publisher: NPG

Size: 330 x 254 mm

272 pages, 300 colour and tritone illustrations

David Bailey
The portraits in this book have been personally selected by Bailey from the wide range of subjects and groups that he has captured so brilliantly over the last five decades: actors, writers, musicians, politicians, film-makers, models, artists and people encountered on his travels to Australia, India, Sudan and Papua New Guinea; many of them famous, some unknown, all of them engaging and memorable.
£40.50

Picture of Bailey Exposed

Publisher's Description

Born into a working-class family in London’s East End in 1938, David Bailey became the best-known photographer of his generation and has led a life that most people can only dream of. His iconic portraits of some of the world’s most famous figures helped to define the fashionable London scene of the 1960s, and soon propelled him into the centre of that world.

Drawing on numerous interviews, some previously unpublished, and illustrated with many iconic photographs as well as previously unpublished images from Bailey’s private archive, this book explores the man behind the camera. His outspoken and irreverent observations on life, death, women, style, fashion, sex, class, the movies, the sixties, photography and Hitler are as thought-provoking as they are revealing.

The book also contains the reflections of some of the illustrious figures Bailey has worked with, among them Angelica Huston, Paul Smith, Jerry Hall, Catherine Deneuve, Mary Quant, Kenneth Williams, Jean Shrimpton, Penelope Tree, Damien Hirst and Diana Vreeland, as well as fellow photographers Cecil Beaton, Terence Donovan and Brian Duffy. In their interviews and writings over the years, these figures have provided some fascinating insights into the experience of being the focus of Bailey’s lens.

Publisher: NPG

Size: 160 x 125mm

160 oages, 60 b/w and colour illustrations

David Bailey
Drawing on numerous interviews, some previously unpublished, and illustrated with many iconic photographs as well as previously unpublished images from Bailey’s private archive, this book explores the man behind the camera.
£8.99

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