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Picture of Kingdom of Girls

Publisher's Description

Karolin Klüppel (*1985 in Kassel) can already look back at a body of creative work that enjoys a wide range of enthusiastic reviews and awards. This extraordinary resonance is due to the elegant alternation of her photographs between documentation and composition as well as her marked sense of impressive subjects. The pictures in the Kingdom of Girls series stand out not only due to their powerful and contemplative aesthetic, they also tell a story. The girls’ faces reveal the lifeworld and culture of the Khasi, an indigenous people in the Indian state of Meghalaya with a matrilineal social system: the youngest daughter is given preference in the order of succession. When she marries, her husband moves into her family’s home, the children receive the mother’s name. Only the birth of a daughter guarantees the continuity of the clan. Between 2013 and 2015, the photographer spent a total of ten months in the Khasi village of Mawlynnong, where she captured these magical images.

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Karolin Klüppel
In focus: the role of adolescent girls in the Indian state of Meghalaya
£31.50

Picture of Three Years (Limited Edition)

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A Few Points Regarding the Shanghai Shoot

Beginnings: In the past thirty years, China, Shanghai in particular, has seen great development, one of the greatest shifts in thousands of years. But one must never forget why he set out in the first place, simply because he went too far. In this large scale urban reconstruction, many things have been lost, to the point that many people have begun to ask, where did we come from? What are we doing? Where are we going? Thus, we need to use artistic methods to connect those disappeared memories of the city, to explore those meaningful tangents in this cultural rift.

Concept: I have always wanted to seek out a certain philosophical relationship between the majority and the minority. This relationship seems to figure importantly in modern Chinese history. Our photo shoot this time is split into three historical phases: the black-and-white Republican era, the red classic era and the golden contemporary era. During the black-and-white Republican era, a minority of foreigners and Chinese compradors influenced the majority through their modern lifestyle. In the red classic era, the ideals of a minority were realized through the majority, and the foundation was laid for today’s soaring growth. The golden contemporary era is one where minorities and majorities influence each other and depend on each other, realizing the Chinese dream of economic strength.

Methods: This photography project mainly employs three methods. The first is capture photography. What is capture photography? In this method, we have our actors and extras randomly play out their assigned roles in a chosen setting, and when they reach the desired effect, we order them to freeze. We then make slight adjustments in positioning for greatest effect, repeating the process several times until we are satisfied enough to take the picture. This method allows for a union between people and place, creating a vivid image rather than a dull, arranged effect. The second is the living news drama method. The “living news drama” is a dramatic form with its roots in Shanghai opera. It arose in the years of Japanese occupation, when Shanghai leftists, aware that much of their audience was illiterate, produced plays to promote the resistance against Japan. Today, we use this method to act out the stories in their various settings and to interact with audiences to effect a passage to history, creating a cultural image of Shanghai past and present. The third method is both real and virtual, akin to the regular, cursive and wild scripts of Chinese calligraphy. Global photography today always pursues super-realism and fineness, like the regular script of Chinese calligraphy. We use varying speeds and actors to create photographic images that rest somewhere between the real and virtual, much like the cursive script of calligraphy, in an expression of our pursuit of history and the memories of a city.

Publisher: EDITIONS BESSARD

Size: 240 x 365 mm

168 pages

Limited Edition of 600 copies

Chen Jiagang
I have always wanted to seek out a certain philosophical relationship between the majority and the minority. This relationship seems to figure importantly in modern Chinese history. Our photo shoot this time is split into three historical phases: the black-and-white Republican era, the red classic era and the golden contemporary era.
£70.00

Picture of Hand Jobs: Life as a Hand Model (Collector's Edition)

Publisher's Description

Collector's Edition of Hand Jobs: Life as a Hand Model. Limited to 150 copies. Includes a signed and numbered limited edition print.  

They moisturise 30 times a day. They know 200 different ways to pick up a Lego brick. They can method act with a Ferrero Rocher. They’re the only people who get paid as much for cleaning a toilet as they do for modelling a diamond. These hand models are the stars of the biggest advertising campaigns around but you’ve never seen their faces…until now. Hand Jobs: Life as a Hand Model offers 24 revealing portraits, 24 hilarious quotes and 24 ways to peel a banana.

This is Book 3 in a series that celebrates the best in colourful, modern photography.
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Publisher: Hoxton Mini Press,

Size: 179 x 141mm

88 pages

Oli Kellett and Alex Holder
hese hand models are the stars of the biggest advertising campaigns around but you’ve never seen their faces…until now. Hand Jobs: Life as a Hand Model offers 24 revealing portraits, 24 hilarious quotes and 24 ways to peel a banana.
£27.00

Picture of Bubblegum (Collector's Edition)

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Collector's Edition of Bubblegum by Emily Stein, limited to 150 copies. Includes a signed and numbered limited edition print.  

Emily Stein's photographs of children blowing bubblegum on beaches around the world are a portrait of the freedom, innocence and joy of youth. The range of facial expressions as the children blow the gum  frustration, excitement, surprise, concentration – tell a story in themselves. 

This is Book 1 in a series that celebrates the best in colourful, modern photography.

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

Publisher: Hoxton Mini Press

Emily Stein
Emily Stein's photographs of children blowing bubblegum on beaches around the world are a portrait of the freedom, innocence and joy of youth.
£27.00

Picture of William Eggleston Portraits

Publisher's Description

Vivid, poetic, even mysterious, the works of the pioneering American photographer William Eggleston portray life in his home town of Memphis, Tennessee, and the people he encountered, from the 1950s to the present day. This book, which accompanies a major exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London, includes both well-known and unseen portraits from Eggleston’s long career, to provide a fresh perspective on one of photography’s most influential practitioners.

‘I want to make a picture that could stand on its own, regardless of what it was a picture of. I’ve never been a bit interested in the fact that this was a picture of a blues musician or a street corner or something.’ – William Eggleston

William Eggleston’s photographs are special for their eccentric, unexpected compositions, playfulness, implied narrative and, above all, his portrayals of people. Over the past half-century he has created a powerful and enduring body of work featuring friends and family, musicians, artists and others.
Eggleston frequented the 1970s Memphis club scene, developing friendships and getting to know musicians, including Ike Turner, Alex Chilton and others. His fascination with the nightclub culture resulted in the experimental video Stranded in Canton (2005), which chronicles visits to bars in Memphis, Mississippi, and New Orleans. At the same time he encountered and photographed the likes of Dennis Hopper, Eudora Welty and Walter Hopps – and for a brief moment Eggleston even entered the Warhol Factory scene, dating the Warhol protégé, Viva.

William Eggleston: Portraits accompanies the first exhibition to explore Eggleston’s pictures of people. Works included span his career from the 1950s through to his well-known portraits of the 1970s to the present day. The catalogue includes an essay, chronology and beautifully reproduced exhibition plates, as well as a revealing interview with Eggleston and his close family members, conducted in Memphis by exhibition curator Phillip Prodger.

Sample images

Publisher: NPG

Size: 280 x 275mm

184 pages , 120 black & white and colour images

Philip Prodger (with an appreciation by Sofia Coppola)
This book, which accompanies a major exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London, includes both well-known and unseen portraits from Eggleston’s long career, to provide a fresh perspective on one of photography’s most influential practitioners.
£26.96

Picture of Copyright/Archief

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Sanne Sannes was the ‘agent provocateur’ of the Dutch photography scene in the 1960’s. His grainy, black and white, intimate and erotic portraits of women, who he photographed in intense and ecstatic sessions, went against all the traditional rules of photography. Sannes was not afraid to experiment with photographic techniques and styles; everything was allowed to achieve the required result.

Sannes was tragically killed in a car accident just days after he turned 30, but in his short life he created one of the most impressive photographic oeuvres of the 20th century.

This monograph is the most complete overview of the work of Sanne Sannes that has been published, having been initiated by Johan ten Berg, Rob Sannes, the brother of Sannes, Gerrit Jan Wolffensperger, the former assistant of Sannes, and Roy Kahmann.

With contributions written by Willemijn van der Zwaan and Gerrit Jan Wolffensperger.

In collaboration with the Rijksmuseum and the Nederlands Fotomuseum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Publisher: Hannibal Publishing

Size: 310 x 240 mm

352 pages

ISBN 978 94 9208 143 8

Sanne Sannes
Complete overview of the erotic work of photographer Sanne Sannes
£31.50

Picture of Where the Children Sleep

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One is missing his bed. Another, her doll with the dark eyes. A third is dreaming himself back to a time when his pillow was not an enemy. The war in Syria has continued for five years and more than two million children are fleeing the war, within and outside of the country borders. They have left their friends, their homes, and their beds behind. A few of these children offered to show where they sleep now, when everything that once was no longer exists.

Magnus Wennman, winner of three World Press Photo Awards and fourfold winner of Sweden’s Photographer of the Year Award, has met refugees in countless refugee camps and on their journeys through Europe. The story of when the night comes is a living narrative with no given ending. The traveling exhibition Where the children sleep is a cooperation between photographer Magnus Wennman, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Fotografiska (The Swedish Museum of Photography), and the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag

Size: 240 x 210 mm

64 pages, 25 colour illustrations 

Magnus Wennman
Magnus Wennman, winner of three World Press Photo Awards and fourfold winner of Sweden’s Photographer of the Year Award, has met refugees in countless refugee camps and on their journeys through Europe.
£13.50

Picture of Short Flashes

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During her time in North East China, Oskar Barnack Newcomer award winner Wiktoria Wojciechowska photographed intrepid, rain drenched cyclists as they fleetingly passed her by during the typhoon season. Although in China Wojciechowska had found an unexpected sense of home, she also found it eternally difficult to connect with people. Influenced by the words of Polish novelist Wiesław Myśliwski, Wojciechowska set out to capture a physical reference to the human faces that sped past her, using a flash on her camera. The result is a collection of photographs that are initially exciting, vibrant and seemingly playful, but infact embody a melancholic metaphor for a wistful sense of place. The work exists as a typological document and, as Wojciechowska describes, a collection of faces for memory, building ‘a new family album to remember the people she never knew’.

'There are infinitely many of these faces I carry inside myself. Conceived in short flashes. I don’t know whose, where, or when. I know nothing about them. But they live in me. Thoughtfulness, gazes, sorrows, pallor, grimaces, bitterness - they live in me, detained like on photographies.' - Wiesław Myśliwski, A Treatise on Shelling Beans, 2006

Publisher: Bemojake

48 pages

Limited Edition: 1000 copies.

Wiktoria Wojciechowska
During her time in North East China, Oskar Barnack Newcomer award winner Wiktoria Wojciechowska photographed intrepid, rain drenched cyclists as they fleetingly passed her by during the typhoon season.
£25.20

Picture of Nudes

Publisher's Description

With Nudes René Groebli gives us a work for sensuous pleasure that has grown over half a century. In the long history of sensual art photography one is hard pressed to find anyone comparable to the Swiss photo artist. His images appear timeless and exhibit a technical perfection and expression of joy in experimentation that one usually ascribes to the avant-garde.

Sometimes Groebli's work seems more akin to painting or at least to a pictorial kind of photography. In place of blurring brush strokes or filters he uses the grain of the film itself for the visual distortion of his photographs.

Publisher: Sturm & Drang publishers, Zürich, Switzerland

Size: 12¼ x 11¾"

64 pages, black-and-white illustrations

René Groebli
With Nudes René Groebli gives us a work for sensuous pleasure that has grown over half a century.
£55.00
£53.75

Picture of Service

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In this powerful, evocative, and moving collection of images—many never-before published—Platon, one of the most acclaimed contemporary photographers, focuses on the effects of war on soldiers and their families.

Having created over 25 Time magazine covers and succeeding Richard Avedon as a staff photographer for the New Yorker, Platon has become a household name. His evocative portraits of world leaders comprised a hugely successful previous book, Power. Now Platon has turned his lens to military service, embedding himself outside the battlefield in places where so much occurs that is so rarely mentioned. Given unprecedented access to U.S. military training facilities, Platon photographed soldiers preparing for battle in a staged Iraqi village. Aboard the USS San Antonio, he photographed soldiers the moment before they set sail. Platon’s images capture both joy and grief, strength and vulnerability, support and dissent: a young man's t-shirt that reads "Iraq veteran against the war"; an African American woman stands proudly in full military regalia; a double-amputee stares directly from his wheelchair; and, in arguably the most important image of the 2008 U.S. presidential election, an American Muslim mother cradles the grave of her soldier son. Together, these photographs speak volumes about the lives and families of those who fight: their physical and psychological wounds, their extraordinary valor and often modest backgrounds, and the fierce emotions that surround their service.

Publisher: Prestel

Size: 193 x 265 mm

192 pages, 140 colour illustrations

Platon
In this powerful, evocative, and moving collection of images—many never-before published—Platon, one of the most acclaimed contemporary photographers, focuses on the effects of war on soldiers and their families.
£27.00

Picture of Nadia Color and B&W (two volume set)

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Nadia, oh Nadia
Where are you?
In the wonderlands of this world,
you are always near my heart,
and there you lie asleep even now
From time to time you talk in your sleep,
“Wasn’t the camera good back then!”

Kazuko Shiraishi wrote the poetry for this book.

Long out of print and frequently selected for "best of photography books", we present a new edition of this work which has rightfully become a legend of its genre.

The two types of publication; b&w and color books are published simultaneously and gathered together in this two volume set.

This new edition of “Nadia", to include a lot of unpublished works.


Publisher: Akio Nagasawa Publishing

Size: 202 × 284 mm

Two vols: 264 +136 pages

Limited Edition: 600

Hajime Sawatari
Long out of print and frequently selected for "best of photography books", Akio Nagasawa Publishing present a new edition of this work which has rightfully become a legend of its genre.
£330.00

Picture of Nadia B&W

Publisher's Description

Nadia, oh Nadia
Where are you?
In the wonderlands of this world,
you are always near my heart,
and there you lie asleep even now
From time to time you talk in your sleep,
“Wasn’t the camera good back then!”

Kazuko Shiraishi wrote the poetry for this book.

Long out of print and frequently selected for "best of photography books", we present a new edition of this work which has rightfully become a legend of its genre.

The two types of publication; b&w and color books are published simultaneously.

This new edition of “Nadia", to include a lot of unpublished works.


Publisher: Akio Nagasawa Publishing

Size: 202 × 284 mm

264 pages

Limited Edition: 600

Hajime Sawatari
Long out of print and frequently selected for "best of photography books", Akio Nagasawa Publishing present a new edition of this work which has rightfully become a legend of its genre.
£200.00

Picture of Nadia Color

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Publisher's Description

Nadia, oh Nadia
Where are you? In the wonderlands of this world, you are always near my heart, and there you lie asleep even now From time to time you talk in your sleep, “Wasn’t the camera good back then!”

Kazuko Shiraishi wrote the poetry for this book.

Long out of print and frequently selected for "best of photography books", we present a new edition of this work which has rightfully become a legend of its genre. The two types of publication; b&w and color books are published simultaneously.

This new edition of “Nadia", to include a lot of unpublished works.


Publisher: Akio Nagasawa Publishing

Size: 202 × 284 mm

136 pages

Hajime Sawatari
Long out of print and frequently selected for "best of photography books", Akio Nagasawa Publishing present a new edition of this work which has rightfully become a legend of its genre.
£165.00

Picture of On Being an Angel

Publisher's Description

On Being an Angel takes its title from a caption the artist inscribed on two of her photographs—self-portraits with her head thrust back and her chest thrust forward. Typical of Woodman’s work in the way they cast the female body as simultaneously physical and immaterial, these photographs and the evocative title they share are apt choices to encapsulate the work of an artist whose legacy has been unavoidably colored by her tragic personal biography and her death, at age 22, of suicide. In less than a decade, Woodman produced a fascinating body of work — in black-and-white and in color — exploring gender, representation, sexuality and the body through the photographing of her own body and those of her friends. Since her death, Woodman’s influence continues to grow: her work has been the subject of numerous in-depth studies and exhibitions in recent years, and her photographs have inspired artists all over the world. Published to accompany a traveling exhibition of Woodman’s work, Francesca Woodman: On Being an Angel offers a comprehensive overview of Woodman’s oeuvre, organized chronologically, with texts by Anna Tellgren, Anna-Karin Palm and the artist’s father, George Woodman.

Sample images

Publisher: Moderna Museet

Size: 170 x 235 mm

232 pages, 105 illustrations

Francesca Woodman
Published to accompany a traveling exhibition of Woodman’s work, Francesca Woodman: On Being an Angel offers a comprehensive overview of Woodman’s oeuvre, organised chronologically.
£19.80

Picture of Waiting (Signed)

Publisher's Description

Young Russian couples, inhabitants of Saint-Petersburg and Moscow, are sleeping in their bedrooms early in the morning, the time when people don’t really care about their appearance, being natural. They are preparing to become parents in few months, and the project investigates not only their attitude to each other during the period of expecting a baby, but also the way young families live in big cities of modern Russia, 20 years after the fall of the Soviet Union, the country that will be known to their children only from history books.

Sample images

Size: 245 x 160 mm

96 pages

Jana Romanova
Young Russian couples, inhabitants of Saint-Petersburg and Moscow, are sleeping in their bedrooms early in the morning, the time when people don’t really care about their appearance, being natural.
£35.00

Picture of Teenage Smokers 2

Publisher's Description

The subject Teenage Smokers has always fascinated me. When I was young, for a very short period I thought it might be “cool” to smoke. I ripped a piece of paper down to the size of a cigarette and pulled some grass from our front lawn and rolled it into the paper and lit it on fire and took a puff. It felt like inhaling shards of glass and I coughed uncontrollably doubled over in pain. My friend’s mother (a smoker herself) said to me, “Yeah, that’s how smoking feels.” And that was enough for me. I was never going to smoke. So when I would see young people smoking I would always marvel at them. They are the ones who wanted to look cool so badly that they overcame the pain of starting smoking. They also overcame the logic of why it’s a bad idea. Since my profession took me all over the world skateboarding, I was always surrounded by young skaters and, inevitably, teenage smokers.

This book Teenage Smokers 2 starts off from where the original book ends. Many are images that could not fit into the original book (published in 1999 by Alleged Press) because that book was small, only 36 pages, and many of the images were Polaroid’s. None of the photos from the original Teenage Smokers book are in this book because I wanted to keep the integrity of the original book intact.

The idea for this book sprang from finding the original boxes of Polaroid’s that started this whole series, shot in 1994 at my local skateboard park in Huntington Beach, California. I would be skating there when the kids finished school and they would collect there to hang out and smoke. One day I brought a Polaroid camera to the park and started asking all of them for a portrait while smoking. Those first Polaroid’s were the photos that Aaron Rose saw when I did an exhibition at his Alleged Gallery in 1999. With the limited money he had we made the original book Teenage Smokers that sold out immediately and is now a collectors’ item. The photos in this book are a continuation of that series that I have been shooting non-stop since ‘94 to the present. All photos are shot on film.

Publisher: Super Labo

Size: 216 x 280 mm

96 Pages, 81 Images(b/w) 52 images(color)

Screen print(cover) / Doubletone & Fullcolor Offset

Text by Aron Rose, Ed Templeton

First edition of 1000

Ed Templeton
This book Teenage Smokers 2 starts off from where the original book ends. Many are images that could not fit into the original book (published in 1999 by Alleged Press) because that book was small, only 36 pages, and many of the images were Polaroid’s. None of the photos from the original Teenage Smokers book are in this book because I wanted to keep the integrity of the original book intact.
£52.00

Picture of BEDU

Publisher's Description

BEDU completes Jim Mangan's trilogy on the subject of rebirth, which includes the series Winter's Children and Color'd. Photographing models running completely and utterly naked (this is a consistent theme throughout the series) through the sands of the Sahara Desert, his dreamy photographs capture the very essence of disinhibition, nature and freedom.

Being Jim's debuting project as a photographer (before he worked in the snowboarding industry before boldly quitting to pursue his life long ambition to be a photographer) Bedu demonstrates a clear step away from the colour dominated images of both Winter's Children and Color'd and thus his progression and potential as a photographer.

BEDU was shot in the Little Sahara Desert, Utah with the following models: Celine Boucher, Spencer David, Chris Van Dine, Alex Graves, Jenny Hong, Vlada Kleynburg, Corigan Kushma, and Peter Sutherland.

Publisher: Pogobooks

Size: 200 x 280 mm

60 Pages

Jim Mangan
Photographing models running completely and utterly naked (this is a consistent theme throughout the series) through the sands of Utah, his dreamy photographs capture the very essence of inhibition, nature and freedom.
£25.20

Picture of Living Photographs

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In 1917, as the United States were entering World War I, the English photographer, Arthur Mole (1889-1983) created a new type of iconography, which proved useful to the promotion of American nationalism. With the help of his colleague, John D. Thomas, he created sprawling photographic composi- tions of American society’s symbols and emblems, by assembling and positioning thousands of men into the chosen shapes along the ground. The compositions included the American flag in the shape of a shield, the emblem of the Marines, the Statue of Liberty, and a profile portrait of Woodrow Wilson, among others. The book brings together these avant-garde propaganda photographs, which Mole called «living photographs» even though the individual is rendered invi- sible in favour of the crowd.

The book also contains a section which showcases a series of reframings and enlar- gements of images contained within the photographs. By modifying the scale of the photographed bodies, which at times ren- ders the images almost abstract, these reframings invite the reader to reinterpret Mole’s photographs.

The book is accompanied by Louis Kaplan’s essay titled Photographic Patriotism: Arthur Mole’s Living Photographs.

Publsher: RVB Books

Size: 240 x 330 mm

128 pages

Arthur Mole
In 1917, as the United States were entering World War I, the English photographer, Arthur Mole (1889-1983) created a new type of iconography, which proved useful to the promotion of American nationalism. With the help of his colleague, John D. Thomas, he created sprawling photographic composi- tions of American society’s symbols and emblems, by assembling and positioning thousands of men into the chosen shapes along the ground.
£28.80

Picture of Illustrated People

Publisher's Description

Illustrated People is the manifestation in book form of a performance by Thomas Mailaender, in which he applied original negatives selected from the Archive of Modern Conflict's collection to the skin of models and projected a powerful UV lamp over them, thus revealing a fleeting image on the skin’s surface. Mailaender then photographed each of his models before exposure to daylight caused the images to disappear. The book comprises the resulting shots interpersed with a series of archive images from the AMC collection.

Publisher: Archive of Modern Conflict in association with RVB Books

Size: 220 x 320 mm

128 pages, 25 images and 57 archive images

Thomas Mailaender
Illustrated People is the manifestation in book form of a performance by Thomas Mailaender, in which he applied original negatives selected from the Archive of Modern Conflict's collection to the skin of models and projected a powerful UV lamp over them, thus revealing a fleeting image on the skin’s surface.
£27.00

Picture of Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2015

Publisher's Description

This book provides a unique opportunity to see an inspiring range of portraits from contemporary photographers selected from thousands of submissions. The works included are not only about the sitters but also reveal the outstanding skill of the photographers, in capturing a moment in time, and conveying something of the spirit of those photographed.

This year marks the introduction of In Focus, a display of new works by an internationally renowned photographer that will be exhibited alongside those of the finalists. The works are reproduced in the catalogue, together with other well-known examples by the photographer and an interview about his life and work. This year’s In Focus photographer is Pieter Hugo, who was chosen by the Gallery for his uncompromising, insightful and occasionally provocative approach to portraiture.

Fully illustrated in colour throughout, the book also features all the selected entries, comments and insights from the judges and interviews with the prizewinners.

Publisher: NPG


The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize celebrates the vitality and excellence in portrait photography today
£13.50

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