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Picture of The Human Clay: Parties

Publisher's Description

Lee Friedlander (b. 1934) is known for his candid portraits of people in their everyday environments. This volume in his Human Clay series of books highlights a lively collection of Friedlander’s photographs of celebrations—both public and private. From intimate gatherings to boisterous street parades, costume parties to black-tie affairs, Friedlander captures the spirit of these events and the ways in which they are commemorated. He documents surprisingly intimate moments—couples stealing a kiss, friends engaged in spirited conversation or laughing over drinks, guests lost in music on the dance floor. The images also feature a number of celebrities, including actors Ingrid Bergman and Sidney Poitier, enjoying the revelry at galas and parties, such as one at the famous Sardi’s restaurant in New York.
 
Publisher: Yale University Art Gallery

Size: 244 x 279 mm

188 pages, 172 duotone illus.

Lee Friedlander
This volume in his Human Clay series of books highlights a lively collection of Friedlander’s photographs of celebrations—both public and private.
£45.00

Picture of Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2017

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 convey ing something of the spirit of those photographed. The In Focus display of new works by an internationally renowned photographer 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. Fully illustrated in colour throughout, the book also features all the selected entries, comments and insights from the judges and interviews with the prize winners.

Publisher: National Portrait Gallery


This book provides a unique opportunity to see an inspiring range of portraits from contemporary photographers selected from thousands of submissions.
£13.50

Picture of Touching Strangers

Publisher's Description

Now available in a new paperback edition, Richard Renaldi’s Touching Strangers is about the human desire to connect despite our differences.

“Most photographers capture life as it is, but in these strangers, Richard Renaldi shows us humanity as it could be—as most of us wish it would be—and as it was, at least for this one fleeting moment in time.”
 CBS News

“Richard Renaldi is a matchmaker for tense times . . . ”
 New York Times Lens Blog

“Renaldi's unusual photographic formula reveals the unlikely ways the body and the heart can influence each other.”
—Huffington Post

“The viewer can’t help fabricating a story about the subjects’ relationship. We weave narratives around them—who they are, the unlikely tenderness that might exist between strangers. These counterfactuals force us to confront the limits of what we know, from our own experiences, to make up common social interactions.”
 New York Times

Introduction by Teju Cole

Publisher: Aperture

Size: 9 x 11 1/2"

128 pages, 71 four-color images

Richard Renaldi
Now available in a new paperback edition, Richard Renaldi’s Touching Strangers is about the human desire to connect despite our differences.
£17.06

Picture of Self/Portrait Artists’ book (Signed and numbered
)

Publisher's Description

Teresa Eng spent time as an artist in resident in China in 2012 and 2015, observing the rapid development the cities and its surroundings.
In “Self/Portrait”, Teresa presents portraits of Chinese millenials that she approached in a shopping centre alongside one of their selfie from their mobile phone. The portraits, introspective by nature, are lit by the bright LED advertisements. In contrast, each subject’s selfie reveals details of their lives and interests as well as how they want to be seen. “Self/Portrait” speaks of individualisation in a transitioning capitalist society as well as the need to belong.
 
Signed and numbered



Size: 215mm x 265mm


36 pages plus 15 throwouts
, 69 colour images

Housed in a dichroic slipcase


Each with a 8 x 10″ lambda print (signed & numbered), certificate of authenticity and envelope

Teresa Eng
In “Self/Portrait”, Teresa presents portraits of Chinese millenials that she approached in a shopping centre alongside one of their selfie from their mobile phone.
£195.00

Picture of Duane Michals: Portraits

Publisher's Description

A comprehensive overview of more than a half century of portrait photographs by one of our era’s most influential – and entertaining – artists.

Duane Michals: Portraits presents for the first time a comprehensive look at more than a half century of portrait photos by one of our era’s most significant artists. Michals, long recognized for his influential photo sequences, also is a sought-after editorial photographer for major periodicals. With inventive, improvisational flair, he has documented outstanding creative personalities of our era in portraits that constitute a major and under-appreciated side of his creative legacy. Accompanied by his inimitable, sometimes hilarious, observations and reminiscences, the subjects of the portraits, most not previously seen in book form, include performers such as Barbra Streisand and Johnny Cash; contemporary artists including Andy Warhol, David Hockney and Jasper Johns; outstanding authors like Norman Mailer and John Cheever; ‘old masters’ of modern art including René Magritte and Balthus; and Michals’s probing self-portraits and ‘imaginary portraits’ made by painting on vintage photographs.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Size: 24.5 x 29.5 cm

176 pages

Duane Michals
A comprehensive overview of more than a half century of portrait photographs by one of our era’s most influential – and entertaining – artists.
£31.46

Picture of Nothing Personal

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Publisher's Description

This meticulous reprint of Richard Avedon and James Baldwin’s Nothing Personal explores the complexities and contradictions still at the center of the American experience – especially timely in the age of Donald Trump. Deploying both image and text, Avedon and Baldwin examine the formation of identity, and the bonds that both underlie and undermine human connection. An accompanying 72-page booklet features a fresh essay by Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Hilton Als, and many of Avedon’s unpublished outtakes, correspondence, preliminary layouts and ephemera.

In 1963-64, former high school friends Richard Avedon, at the time one of the world’s most famous photographers, and James Baldwin, best-selling novelist and essayist and a leading literary voice in the American civil rights movement, collaborated on Nothing Personal, a book about the state of life in America.

Avedon’s subjects range from civil rights icons, to intellectuals, politicians, pop singers, patients in a mental institution, and ordinary Americans, all carefully juxtaposed, cropped, and tightly sequenced. Here, the American Nazi Party contends with poet Allen Ginsberg, and a weary General Eisenhower gives way to the sway of Malcolm X. Depleted mental institution patients call out for human warmth, and are followed by the embrace of mother and child.

Baldwin’s four-part essay offers a critique of a society that is disconnected, unjust and divisive, and therefore in the midst of an existential crisis. In a highly personal and pertinent testimony, he writes about his own experience of harassment by a racist police officer in his native New York City. Yet Baldwin, like Avedon, ends his work with the inescapable need for – and power of – love.

Designed by legendary art director Marvin Israel, Nothing Personal is a triumph of minimalism. An oversized book in its own white slipcase, the striking placement of both photographs and text revolutionized the design and packaging of photography books. This is a faithful reprint of the original book, which has been out of print for decades, and was produced with the collaboration of The Richard Avedon Foundation.

Publisher: Taschen

Size: 270 x 360 mm

160 pages

Richard Avedon & James Baldwin
Richard Avedon and James Baldwin’s landmark 1964 book finally back in print
£53.99

Picture of A Pink Flamingo

Edition of 750. Signed copies.

Travelling is the broadening of horizons in hope of betterment. In the story of American settlement this process is both physical and metaphorical. Settlers struck out in search of new horizons; visions of a landscape from which they hoped to enclose a new life. The Oregon Trail was one such journey.

Now the landscape is fenced, with the people in it, the terrain has been charted and limitless opportunity capped, but yearning remains. In a sense America has never stopped travelling west; whilst the pursuit of happiness leads toward an ever-receding goal, people wait for greener grass.

with essay by Dai George

104 pages
49 Colour Plates
22.86 cm x 27.94 cm
Embossed Hardcover
Designed by Stanley James Press


Jack Latham

Edition of 750. Signed copies.

Travelling is the broadening of horizons in hope of betterment. In the story of American settlement this process is both physical and metaphorical. Settlers struck out in search of new horizons; visions of a landscape from which they hoped to enclose a new life. The Oregon Trail was one such journey.

Now the landscape is fenced, with the people in it, the terrain has been charted and limitless opportunity capped, but yearning remains. In a sense America has never stopped travelling west; whilst the pursuit of happiness leads toward an ever-receding goal, people wait for greener grass.

with essay by Dai George

104 pages
49 Colour Plates
22.86 cm x 27.94 cm
Embossed Hardcover
Designed by Stanley James Press


£35.00

Picture of Town to Town (Signed)

Publisher's Description

For the past seven years Niall has travelled the country stopping at more than 200 towns along the way. Town to Town will feature more than 50 portraits from this journey in his singular, colourful style.

Most of our town centres have the same high street shops and the same café chains all selling the same things. But every town has its distinctive character given by the individuals who walk its streets. Town to Town brings together a unique portrait of Britain in a time of huge social change for the country.

Size: 240 x 270 mm   

120 pages  

Edition of 1000

Niall McDiarmid
Edition of 1000, including 90 copies with 1 signed print, and 10 copies with 4 signed prints
£35.00

Picture of Harry Benson: Persons of Interest

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With unique access to the most intriguing and enduring legends of our time, Harry Benson: Persons of Interest is a compelling masterpiece of photojournalism and portraiture.

Celebrating Benson’s 60+ year career and featuring photographs spanning his early years on London’s Fleet Street to his arrival in New York in 1964 with the Beatles, to marching with Martin Luther King during the Civil Rights movement, to being present at RFK’s assassination, to scores of Hollywood and music and sports legends, and right up to the present as the only person who has photographed the last twelve Presidents from Eisenhower to Trump, Benson’s unparalleled magnum opus is to be published following the massive success of the Magnolia Pictures documentary film, Harry Benson: Shoot First (2016).

With decades spent deliberately being in the just the right place at just the the right time, Benson’s photographs and writings of his encounters and adventures are sure to be of broad interest to photography afficionados, history lovers, and people young and old. With subjects ranging from Queen Elizabeth to Amy Winehouse, from Frank Sinatra to Brad Pitt, from Greta Garbo to Kate Moss, from Winston Churchill to Hilary Clinton, and Donald Trump, Benson explores and delights our public fascination with his images of the lives of the rich, powerful, and famous.

In April 2017 Benson received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Center of Photography.
Critic Leonard Maltin said it all when he wrote, “Harry Benson has been witness to the key events of the past half-century and has never failed to capture their most telling moments with his camera.”

Publisher: PowerHouse

Size: 11 x 13"

300 pages

Harry Benson
With unique access to the most intriguing and enduring legends of our time, Harry Benson: Persons of Interest is a compelling masterpiece of photojournalism and portraiture.
£67.50

Picture of Nicholas Nixon

Publisher's Description

This book accompanies a comprehensive retrospective based on around 200 photographs by Nicholas Nixon (b. 1947 in Detroit), who has produced one of the most powerful and personal photographic oeuvres of the past few decades. Nixon expresses himself in a poetic voice that is unmistakeable and profoundly original, unaffected by the pressure of contemporary artistic movements and closely connected to reality and life. He returns to the idea of art as an account that can be understood, shared and remembered, establishing a reflexive dialogue and creating a body of work that can trouble us, arouse desires, encourage thought, and transform us. Nixon’s photographs can thus be associated with the tradition of documentary photography with a social focus. At the same time, Nixon’s work offers a remarkable demonstration of how the traditional tools of photography – a large-format camera, black and white film and contact sheets – can be used to venture into previously unexplored artistic territories. The book offers a chronological survey based on the artist’s most important series, concluding with the well-known group of the Brown Sisters that he has created over the past 40 years.

Interview by Carlos Gollonet with Nicholas Nixon

Publisher: Fundación Mapfre

Size: 240 x 290 mm

288 pages, 226 duotone illustrations

Nicholas Nixon
This book accompanies a comprehensive retrospective based on around 200 photographs by Nicholas Nixon (b. 1947 in Detroit), who has produced one of the most powerful and personal photographic oeuvres of the past few decades.
£36.00

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 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 Preston Bus Station

Publisher's Description

It was while living in Preston in 2010 that the city’s imposing Brutalist bus station, built by Ove Arup and Partners in 1969, first caught Hawkesworth’s eye. “I did a project with Adam Murray, an ex-tutor of mine, where we spent the weekend at the bus station and produced a little newspaper filled with portraits of the teenagers we saw there”.  A few years later when Hawkesworth heard of plans to demolish the iconic building he determined to "move back to Preston for a month and spend every day in the bus station taking photographs. The station is one big loop, and I just walked around it all day, every day, just waiting for people to pop out at me. I tried not to think about it any more than that, it was just whoever would catch my eye in a particular moment. It was a centre for Megabus so if a bus comes from up North, it goes through Preston to go South, so there was always an influx of really interesting people coming through the station. When I found someone, I’d ask to take their portrait and that was it. To a certain extent, I was trying to be spontaneous about it; whether it was an old man, a kid with a funny haircut or interesting shoes – I just let anything be photographed.”

After seven years since Hawkesworth began the project his first monograph Preston Bus Station will be published this fall by Dashwood Books while he prepares for a major exhibition "Landscape with Tree, 14 rooms by Jamie Hawkesworth" at Huis Marseille, Museum of Photography in Amsterdam.

Sample images


Publisher: Dashwood Books

Size: 9.5 x 12"


196 pages

2,000 copies



Jamie Hawkesworth
It was while living in Preston in 2010 that the city’s imposing Brutalist bus station, built by Ove Arup and Partners in 1969, first caught Hawkesworth’s eye.
£80.00

Picture of Young Love

Publisher's Description

In the year 2000, Spencer was commissioned by Graham Rounthwaite at British music, fashion and culture magazine The Face to create a series focusing on youth clubs across the United Kingdom. From Cornwall to Lancashire, Spencer photographed teens goers as they drank, danced and fell in and out of love and lust.

“Today we stay younger longer and become grown up sooner. The successes of making any sort of story around youth is to recognise that we’ve all been there at sometime in our lives. Being a Teenager is life a concentrated moment of the human condition - all of the successes and pitfalls all being played out in one messy drama.” - Ewen Spence

Publisher: Stanley/Barker

Size: 
214 × 330 mm


30 Colour Photographs


Ewen Spencer
In the year 2000, Spencer was commissioned by Graham Rounthwaite at British music, fashion and culture magazine The Face to create a series focusing on youth clubs across the United Kingdom.
£31.50

Picture of Rene Magritte: The Revealing Image

Publisher's Description

In this richly illustrated book, Xavier Canonne, director of the Museum of Photography in Charleroi, dives into René Magritte’s photo and film archive, revealing a lesser-known side of the surrealist master. Discovered in the 1970s, more than 10 years after the artist’s death, this collection gives us access to a family album, an informal Magritte, from his childhood to the last years of his life. We see Magritte with his parents and brothers, as a newly married man with his wife Georgette, and with his contemporaries in the Brussels Surrealist group. Spontaneous snapshots are complemented by posed scenes, including improvised tableaus with his fellow artists, parodies of famous movies consciously arranged with Georgette, portraits of Magritte at his easel at home, and staged photographs as models for his paintings. Images where the artist and his friends hide their faces or turn away from the camera particularly resonate with his paintings and his investigation of the ‘hidden visible’. While other Surrealists such as Man Ray and Raoul Ubac made photography an essential part of their work, Magritte remained a true painter. Yet this book demonstrates that his photographs and films are so pervaded with his spirit that they are inseparable from his oeuvre of paintings. Far from being merely entertaining occasional images, they shed a familiar light on the painter’s thought and evidence the same investigation of the mysteries of the world.

Publisher: Ludion

Size: 295 x 225 mm

168 pages

Xavier Canonne
In this richly illustrated book, Xavier Canonne, director of the Museum of Photography in Charleroi, dives into René Magritte’s photo and film archive, revealing a lesser-known side of the surrealist master.
£31.50

Picture of Tina Barney

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Publisher's Description

Covering three decades of the artist’s provocative yet intimate large-scale color images capturing the domestic life and private moments of the American and European elite—her family and friends—this book will appeal to contemporary-art lovers, photography book collectors, and anyone with an interest in modern culture.

Internationally acclaimed American artist Tina Barney burst on the scene in the early 1980s with her provocative yet intimate photographs capturing the domestic lives and social rituals of the elite. In choosing color over black and white and producing large-format prints, she broke the tradition of established fine-art photography at the time. Her unstintingly honest portrayal of her subjects, many of whom are family and friends, remains completely original.

Straddling the line between candid and choreographed photography, between engagement and detachment, she captures her subjects in a range of rarefied settings, both private and public. Her iconic tableaux suggest rich narratives or, as she has written, the “synchronization of psychological, emotional, and sociological plots that bind a family together.” Long awaited, this lavish survey is the most definitive book to date on Barney’s work.

Publisher: Rizzoli

Size: 11-1/4 x 11-3/4"

240 pages

Text by Peter Galassi, Introduction by Tina Barney
Covering three decades of the artist’s provocative yet intimate large-scale color images capturing the domestic life and private moments of the American and European elite—her family and friends—this book will appeal to contemporary-art lovers, photography book collectors, and anyone with an interest in modern culture.
£67.50

Picture of You Get Me? (Signed)

Publisher's Description

Photographed over a nine-year period, You Get Me? by British artist Mahtab Hussain is a book centred on the experiences of young working-class South Asian Muslim men in contemporary Britain. Largely a book of portraits, it also documents the local environments of these men, picking up on manifest signs of multi-cultural identity.

The photographs in You Get Me? are interspersed with evocative extracts from Hussain’s numerous conversations with Muslim men, principally in London, Nottingham and Birmingham. Bringing issues of identity, masculinity, displacement and belonging to the fore, the book addresses concrete experiences of these men against a backdrop of derogatory media representations. Confronting the politics surrounding immigration and identity in Britain, Hussain at once celebrates the implicit agency of his photographic subjects, while recognising their struggle to determine a sense of self.

Publisher: Mack Books

Size: 200 x 250 mm

120 pages

Mahtab Hussain
Photographed over a nine-year period, You Get Me? by British artist Mahtab Hussain is a book centred on the experiences of young working-class South Asian Muslim men in contemporary Britain.
£30.00

Picture of The Art of the Feminine

Publisher's Description

Is there such a thing as a feminine gaze? How can such a seemingly neutral medium as photography address the incredibly nuanced complexities of gender portrayal? Spanning the Victorian, modern and postmodern eras, the works of Julia Margaret Cameron, Florence Henri and Francesca Woodman provide answers to these questions.

Despite their differing formal approaches, their portraiture evinces a common stance that affords the viewer a journey through the photographic representation of femininity.

The women in their photographs demand to be acknowledged, making photography the space in which identity may be put to the test, where objectification may be escaped and subverted. This book provides a fascinating potted history of the depiction of women by women, across three epochs.

Publisher: Silvana Editoriale

Size: 8 x 10"

144 pages, 100 colour images

Julia Margaret Cameron, Florence Henri, Francesca Woodman
Is there such a thing as a feminine gaze? How can such a seemingly neutral medium as photography address the incredibly nuanced complexities of gender portrayal? Spanning the Victorian, modern and postmodern eras, the works of Julia Margaret Cameron, Florence Henri and Francesca Woodman provide answers to these questions.
£25.65

Picture of Portraits 2005 -2016

20% off publisher's price, publishing October 2017

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Publisher's Description

In this new collection from Annie Leibovitz, one of the most influential photographers of our time, iconic portraits sit side by side never-before-published photographs. Afterword by Annie Leibovitz.

Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005-2016 is the photographer's follow-up to her two landmark books, Annie Leibovitz: Photographs, 1970-1990 and A Photographer's Life, 1990-2005. In this new collection, Leibovitz has captured the most influential and compelling figures of the last decade in the style that has made her one of the most beloved talents of our time. Each of the photographs documents contemporary culture with an artist's eye, wit, and an uncanny ability to personalize even the most recognizable and distinguished figures.

Publisher: Phaidon

Size: 359 x 267 mm

316 pages, 150 colour illustrations

Annie Leibovitz
In this new collection from Annie Leibovitz, one of the most influential photographers of our time, iconic portraits sit side by side never-before-published photographs.
£55.96

Picture of Milky Way

Publisher's Description

Milky Way is a series of pictures of the author’s (b. 1974, French) wife and child during breastfeeding. The aesthetic aspect is determined by the feeding behaviour which imposes its geometry on bodies and on space they occupy. These images contain familiar echoes of classic icons but adorn themselves with modern elements. From these everyday moments, seized with harshness, without bitterness, emerges the force of exchanges between two beings and the milk becomes, as in the Greek legend of the Milky Way, the vector of a world under construction.

First edition of 500 copies.

Publisher: Libraryman

Size: 215 x 275 mm

64 pages. 62 color plates

Offset printed clothbound hardcover. Linen thread bound. Blue headband. Authentic tip-in image on front cover with spine text in white foil and blind embossed illustration on back cover. Foiled endpapers in white.

ISBN 978–91–88113–08–5

Vincent Ferrane
First edition of 500 copies. Special edition of 25 copies + 6 Artist Proofs, numbered, in paperboard slipcase, screen printed in red, with signed original print. Choice of 2 prints
£45.00

Picture of Paul Outerbridge

Publisher's Description

Whether in his sumptuous images for advertising or his soft-hued nudes, Paul Outerbridge (1896–1958) was an alchemist of desire. Color was integral to his aesthetic allure, embracing the complex tri-color-carbro process to create a seductive surface of texture and tone. His quest was for “artificial paradises”—a perfection of form, with a surreal edge.

This concise monograph introduces Outerbridge’s unique aesthetic and its commercial and artistic trajectory, from his professional peak as New York’s highest-paid commercial photographer through to his retreat to Hollywood in the 1940s after a scandal over his erotic photography. With key examples from his oeuvre, the book explores Outerbridge’s innovative style through Cubist still life images, magazine photographs, and his controversial nudes, as well as his interaction with other avant-garde photographers, such as Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, and Man Ray. Along the way, we recognize Outerbridge’s particular ability to transform everyday objects into a quasi-abstract composition and his pioneering role in championing the expressionistic, as much as commercial, potential of color photographs.

Publisher: Taschen

Size: 210 x 275 mm

256 pages

Paul Outerbridge
Whether in his sumptuous images for advertising or his soft-hued nudes, Paul Outerbridge (1896–1958) was an alchemist of desire.
£17.99

Picture of Blind Date

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It was the summer of 2009 in Bangkok, Thailand, that Shiga photographed couples on motorbikes.

In this city Shiga exchanged glances with hundreds and thousands of people on the back seat of motorbikes. The camera seemed to be the ideal tool for getting closer to that strange feeling of receiving glances without physically connecting with them.

She continued for a week and managed to photograph around 100 couples.

Continuing to exchange glances with unknown strangers had an effect on her and she felt as though she was rediscovering the sense of wildness that resided in the depths of her heart. It was a rich experience, as if she was touching something very sensual.

How much does the eye control us?

"I was told that I cannot see.
Does the reason for this relate to a previous life that I can no longer recall?
I wanted to know the truth, so I attended university and learned about many religions around the world.
Many, many things were said about life and death, but I felt uncomfortable about all of them.
They didn’t quite match how I am."

from the text Blind Date

Born in 1980, Aichi prefecture of Japan. Since 2008, Shiga moved to Miyagi in 2008, and has been working there.  Blind Date is the first book since Shiga’s legendary  Rasen Kaigan album (2013, Akaaka) was published.

Publisher: T&M Projects,

Size: 364 x 257 mm

100 pages

Lieko Shiga
It was the summer of 2009 in Bangkok, Thailand, that Shiga photographed couples on motorbikes. In this city Shiga exchanged glances with hundreds and thousands of people on the back seat of motorbikes. The camera seemed to be the ideal tool for getting closer to that strange feeling of receiving glances without physically connecting with them.
£54.00

Picture of Tokyo Compression Final Cut

Publisher's Description

The fourth and final edition of the photobook classic.

Once again better, more dense, more beautiful, more oppressive than all predecessors.
With "Tokyo Compression" Michael Wolf struck a nerve. His portraits of people who are on their way in the Tokyo subway, constrained between glass, steel and fellow travelers, have won many awards and are shown in exhibitions around the globe. The first three editions of the book are sold out.
And the topic kept haunting Michael Wolf as well. Again and again he returned to Tokyo in order to immerse in the subsurface insanity. Now with "Tokyo Compression Final Cut" the fourth, completely revised edition of the classic is published, with many so far unreleased images and an entirely new "hidden track" at the end of the book.

Before Michael Wolf other artists have created subway series, among them famous names such as Bruce Davidson and Walker Evans, the concept as well as the metonymy of "Compression" however is much different. Michael Wolf is not interested in seat cushions, graffiti, interior architecture or the traveler’s relation to that. He rather discovered the subway system as suitable place in order to investigate mental state and aggregate condition of the city dwellers. Wolf leaves out all accessories, focuses just faces and figures. With his radical aesthetics he creates enormously intensive pictures that in a distressing, yes shocking manner directly aim into the portrayed people’s inner life.

With his accompanying essay TOKYO SUBWAY DREAMS Christian Schüle delivers a gloomy diagnosis to the mass loneliness in modern megacities.

Publisher: Peperoni Books

Size: 200 x 250 mm

120 pages, 89 colour illustrations

Michael Wolf
The fourth and final edition of the photobook classic.
£37.75
£36.95

Picture of Cecil Beaton: Portraits and Profiles

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Publisher's Description

This beautiful collection of fabulous photographs and incisive pen portraits captures the world of Cecil Beaton, one of the most celebrated portrait photographers of the twentieth century.

Cecil Beaton: Portraits and Profiles combines Beaton’s photographic and pen portraits. Beaton’s portraits offer insight, beauty, witty observations and a fascinating glimpse into his world. His images often flattered but his diaries and journals didn’t necessarily follow suit and he was described by Jean Cocteau as ‘Malice in Wonderland’.

Included are stars of music, fashion, society, stage and screen. From Mick Jagger and Andy Warhol, Coco Chanel and Princess Grace through to Greta Garbo, Elizabeth Taylor and Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali.

Of Audrey Hepburn, Beaton said ‘she is like a portrait by Modigliani where the various distortions are not only interesting in themselves but make a completely satisfying composite’.

Marilyn Monroe ‘romps, she squeals with delight, she leaps on the sofa. It is an artless, impromptu, high-spirited, infectiously gay performance. It will probably end in tears’.

Marlon Brando was ‘pallid as a mushroom, smooth-skinned and scarred, with curved feminine lips and silky hair, he seems as unhealthy as a lame duck. Yet his ram-like profile has the harsh strength of the gutter’

Cecil Beaton’s life spanned many worlds and these are captured here through his fabulous photographs and incisive observation.

Publisher: Quarto

Size: 10.8 x 8.5"

288 pages, 130 illustrations

Cecil Beaton
This beautiful collection of fabulous photographs and incisive pen portraits captures the world of Cecil Beaton, one of the most celebrated portrait photographers of the twentieth century.
£30.00
£16.50

Picture of Das Auge der Liebe (The Eye of Love)

Publisher's Description

First published in 1954, Das Auge der Liebe (The Eye of Love) by the Swiss photographer René Groebli is a small book featuring images that were made during the honeymoon with his wife Rita in France.

In Groebli's own words: "I tried to convey the typical atmosphere of French hotel rooms. There were so many impressions: the poor-looking furniture in a cheap hotel, the word 'Amors' embroidered on the curtains. And I was in love with the girl, the girl who was my wife. I think a series of photographs should be compared with a novel or even a poem rather than a painting: let us tell something!"

This poem in black and white is now ready for another closeup. Sturm & Drang is proud to present this extended re-edition of "Das Auge der Liebe" with five additional images chosen by the photographer.

Das Auge der Liebe from René Groebli is presented as a limited edition hardcover book. This First Edition of this reprint with 30 plates is limited to 1000 numbered copies.

New extended re-edition of the original 1954 book without glassine wrapped cover.


Publisher: Sturm & Drang publishers

Size: 297 x 210 mm

48 pages

Rene Groebli
First published in 1954, Das Auge der Liebe (The Eye of Love) by the Swiss photographer René Groebli is a small book featuring images that were made during the honeymoon with his wife Rita in France.
£45.00
£43.95

Picture of Martin Parr Looking at Books

Publisher's Description

Edited by Roger Eberhard, this book is essentially a collection of photographs of photobook collector and aficionado Martin Parr looking at photobooks. Parr is known as a British documentary photographer and photojournalist, yet his avid interest in the medium of the photobook has placed him at the forefront of its recent boom. Whether browsing tables at book fairs or meeting with artists or publishers individually, Parr seems to be ubiquitous when it comes to the photobook scene.

Publisher: b. frank books

Size: 160 x 210 mm

64pages, 22 illustrations, 18 colour images

Edited by Roger Eberhard
Edited by Roger Eberhard, this book is essentially a collection of photographs of photobook collector and aficionado Martin Parr looking at photobooks.
£21.75

Picture of In My Room

Publisher's Description

Fed by thrilling recent discoveries from Saul Leiter’s vast archive, In My Room provides an in-depth study of the nude, through intimate photographs of the women Leiter knew. Showing deeply personal interior spaces, often illuminated by the lush natural light of the artist’s studio in New York City’s East Village, these black-and-white images reveal the unique collaboration between Leiter and his subjects.

In the 1970s, Leiter planned to make a book of his nudes, but never realized the project in his lifetime. Now we are granted a first-time look at this body of work, which Leiter began on his arrival in New York in 1946 and chipped away at over the next two decades. Leiter, who was also a painter, incorporates abstract elements into these photographs and often shows the influence of his favorite artists, including Bonnard, Vuillard and Matisse.

The prolific Leiter, who painted and took pictures fervently up to his death, worked in relative obscurity well into his eighties. Leiter preferred solitude in life, and resisted any type of explanation or analysis of his work. With In My Room, Leiter ushers viewers into his private world while retaining his strong sense of mystery.

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 200 x 203 mm

192 pages, 85 images

Saul Leiter
Fed by thrilling recent discoveries from Saul Leiter’s vast archive, In My Room provides an in-depth study of the nude, through intimate photographs of the women Leiter knew.
£27.00

Picture of Survivor: A portrait of the survivors of the Holocaust

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Publisher's Description

Award-winning photographer Harry Borden brings together powerful and moving portraits of Holocaust survivors, with captions in their own words.

'A masterpiece and deeply moving' - Alain de Botton

'A wonderful piece of work' - Lynn Barber

Over the course of five years, acclaimed photographer Harry Borden has travelled the globe photographing survivors of the Holocaust. The people featured vary in age, gender and nationality, but are all tied together by their experience and survival of one of the darkest moments in human history.

Each photograph is accompanied by a handwritten note from the sitter, ranging from poems, to memories, to hopes for the future, creating a strong sense of intimacy between sitter and reader. This intimacy is amplified by the home settings of many of the photographs, along with the photographer's use of available light at each scene. At the end of the book is a section providing more information about the person in each portrait, and about how and what they survived, together with the historical context of the events they lived through.

Thought-provoking and touching, this book conveys the dignity and humanity of each subject's character. Survivor is a unique and powerful testimony of what it is to live with memories of the Holocaust.

Publisher: Cassell

276 pages

Harry Borden
Award-winning photographer Harry Borden brings together powerful and moving portraits of Holocaust survivors, with captions in their own words.
£27.00

Picture of The Kids Were Alright

Publisher's Description

The first book to examine Ryan McGinley’s early photographs and Polaroids—raw, visceral portraits of his coterie of friends and artists in downtown New York City.

Published to accompany an exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Ryan McGinley: The Kids Were Alright focuses on the photographer’s early work from 1998 to 2003, the year of his solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

These early photographs and Polaroids—many of which have never been exhibited or published— document his friends and collaborators in downtown New York City. In the process, McGinley created a powerful portrait of his generation and their often debauched lifestyle: gritty, daring, and focused on moments of both pleasure and tedium. McGinley’s singular ability to capture the mood and emotional depth of a moment is evident even from the earliest years of his career.

Curator Nora Burnett Abrams offers the most comprehensive consideration to date of this important work in her essay, and other contributions— including an interview with McGinley and artist Dan Colen and several short reminiscences from many of his subjects and social circle at the time— will provide context and commentary on the more than 100 works in the volume.

Publisher: Skira Rizzoli

Size: 8 x 11"

Ryan McGinley
The first book to examine Ryan McGinley’s early photographs and Polaroids—raw, visceral portraits of his coterie of friends and artists in downtown New York City.
£36.00

Picture of Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun: Behind the Mask, Another Mask

Publisher's Description

This book draws together for the first time the self-­portraits of French Surrealist artist Claude Cahun (1894–1954) and British contemporary artist Gillian Wearing (b.1963). Although they lived almost one hundred years apart, their work shares similar themes: gender, identity, masquerade and performance. Beginning with a visit to Jersey, where Cahun lived and worked until her death, and where the Cahun archive is housed, Wearing’s journey of discovery is examined in this beautiful book.

Publisher: National Portrait Gallery

208 pages, approx. 150 images

Sarah Howgate (with an essay by Dawn Ades)
This book draws together for the first time the self-­portraits of French Surrealist artist Claude Cahun (1894–1954) and British contemporary artist Gillian Wearing (b.1963).
£22.46

Picture of Xteriors 2001-2015

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Publisher's Description

Desirée Dolron, reputed to be one of the most successful Dutch photographers in the world today, recently completed her series 'Xteriors' (2001 - 2015). The book, designed by Irma Boom Office, unites all works from this project for the first time. The intentionality of Dolron's approach is palpable; every decision regarding technique and form is meticulously considered in the pictorial construction of these darkly introverted and strangely timeless photographs. The models inhabit a tranquil and withdrawn realm of near-perfect compositions. Beautifully crafted in a hybridised visual language that blurs the traditional disciplinary boundaries between painting and photography, analogue, and digital. With texts by Wim Pijbes and Charlotte Cotton.

Publisher: Raven Publishers

Size: 300 x 360 mm

112 pages

Dutch/English

Desiree Dolron
Desirée Dolron, reputed to be one of the most successful Dutch photographers in the world today, recently completed her series 'Xteriors' (2001 - 2015).
£78.00

Picture of Belgravia (Limited Edition)

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Publisher's Description

Artist's edition of Karen Knorr's Belgravia, which includes a 28x35cm signed and numbered print from the series, presented alongside a copy of the book, in an elegant bespoke clamshell case.

Of the photograph Knorr recalls "In Belgravia, there are two photographs of the same very charming subject, a deb’s delight. One is on the cover, and the other inside the book accompanying the quote on the back cover of the book. Both photographs were taken on the same afternoon in 1979. He was confident of his charms and definitely a perfect “dish” or debs to bag. He appears in the first photograph the cover: tall, handsome, rosy cheeked gazing lovingly at his own reflection (emulating his hero, Brian Ferry) he poses legs apart, in the hall way of his parent’s 1960’s penthouse flat. In the other photograph (offered as a special edition print), taken in the dining area, he lounges back in his black bow tie, white smoking jacket and tuxedo trousers, striped socks peek above his loafers. He is almost pouting as he sits foot resting on the classic Eames chair. The penthouse was the perfect stage. Apparently it had been originally designed for Elizabeth Taylor, while filming Cleopatra in London in 1963."

The edition is strictly limited to 30, and sold on a first come first served basis.

Publisher: Stanley Barker

Size: 280 x 350 mm

Karen Knorr
Artist's edition of Karen Knorr's Belgravia, which includes a 28x35cm signed and numbered print from the series, presented alongside a copy of the book, in an elegant bespoke clamshell case.
£360.00

Picture of Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016

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’s In Focus display, the second in the competition’s history ,features previously unseen photographs by Cristina de Middel that will be exhibited alongside those of the finalists. The works are reproduced in the catalogue, together with other series by de Middel and an interview about her life and work. With her photojournalistic background, De Middel is recognised as one of the most innovative photographers working today–she frequently combines documentary work with storytelling and artifice. 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: National Portrait Gallery

80 pages


Language: English
ISBN-10: 1855147955
ISBN-13: 978-1855147959


This book provides a unique opportunity to see an inspiring range of portraits from contemporary photographers selected from thousands of submissions.
£13.50

Picture of Harrodsburg (unsigned)

Glasgow-born, London-based Dougie Wallace has had a rapid rise to prominence as a street photographer. His Stags, Hens and Bunnies revelled in the riotous nightlife of Blackpool. Shoreditch Wild Life did much the same for East London – stupidly I didn’t keep a collector’s edition for myself when they were affordable. Now Harrodsburg comes up close – often very close – to the super-rich shoppers of London’s famous department store. The grotesque caricatures bring to mind the great US street photographers Jeff Mermelstein and Bruce Gilden. Wallace’s Harrodsburg is the subject of a BBC documentary to be broadcast in March 2017.

Publisher's Description

In Harrodsburg, Dougie Wallace looks at the excessive wealth and consumerism that can be found around the Knightsbridge area close to the world famous department store, Harrods.

From the mid-1970s onwards, Gulf millionaires began coming to the area. They were later joined by the Oligarchs and the Hedgies, in a phenomenon that now involves all the various tribes of the global super-rich buying up London properties as if they were assets to appreciate in value rather than homes in which to live.

The work is a powerful, timely and stark exposé of the emergence of this ultra-affluent elite who are changing the face of the city, pricing out not just ordinary people but even the upper middle class natives of Central London, and marginalising old wealth from their time-honoured habitats. Employing his trademark wit and keen eye for the absurd, Wallace has produced an uncompromising and revealing series of pictures which draw attention to the excesses of the super rich in powerful and direct detail.

Harrodsburg is introduced by cultural commentator Peter York, perhaps best known for his best-selling 1970’s classic The Official Sloane Ranger Handbook. Most recently, in November 2016 he presented Peter York's Hipster Handbook on BBC4.

In less than three years Dougie Wallace has become recognised as one of UK’s leading photographers. He has published three successful books, Stags, Hens & Bunnies and Road Wallah (Dewi Lewis) and Shoreditch Wildlife (Hoxton Minipress) and has featured in major exhibitions in Europe, the United States and India. He continues to attract considerable press and media attention and his photographs feature regularly in leading international publications such as The Sunday Times Magazine.

In March 2017 BBC4 TV will screen a 30 minute documentary about Dougie Wallace, which focuses primarily on the Harrodsburg work and is part of the series ‘What Artists Do All Day’. The programme follows Dougie on the streets of Knightsbridge as he completes the photographs for the book.

Signed copies also available late February 2017

Publisher: Dewi Lewis

Size: 300 x 220 mm

96 pages

Dougie Wallace
In Harrodsburg, Dougie Wallace looks at the excessive wealth and consumerism that can be found around the Knightsbridge area close to the world famous department store, Harrods.
£27.00

Picture of While Leaves are Falling...

This series of colour family portraits now stretches to 25 years and, in this simply designed book (one photo per full page), is combined with some stunning Japanese landscapes. Signed copies. 

Publisher's Description

I was raised by four women: my mother, my grandmother, and two aunts who never married. My mother was diagnosed with schizophrenia when I was a teenager. She became a totally different person overnight; it almost seemed as if the history of her life had been erased. I could no longer have a decent conversation with her. The only way to prove who she had been was with photographs from before she became ill. She has been going back and forth between home and the hospital ever since her diagnosis.

When I was 28, my grandmother died. She was the boss among the four women who raised me and had really played the role of a mother to me because of my mother’s illness. Losing her was like losing my own mother. The loss of a family member made me acutely aware of how much time had passed without my really noticing. I never thought my family would grow older; it seemed to exist in a timeless place. Before my grandmother died, I rarely took pictures of my family. Afterwards I started photographing them every time I went back to Japan to visit. The best days for us became those when my mother, her two sisters, and I went on short trips around Japan. Most photographs in this series were made during these trips. Many of our visits were to places my mother and aunts had been wanting to see since they were young, as my family had hardly ever traveled before my grandmother died. Photographing my family was made possible through collaboration with them. This collaboration became a way for us to strengthen our relationship.

Schizophrenia is a chronic mental illness that causes hallucinations and delusions, including hearing voices. These symptoms the patient experiences seem so real that he/she cannot distinguish them from reality, and these experiences are occasionally accompanied by severe body aches and debilitating anxieties.

I used to think that memories would gradually fade with the passage of time, but even 25 years after my mother’s hospitalization, I often find myself comparing my mother today with the one in my memories. Looking back now, one of the main reasons I moved to New York was because I couldn’t face the fact that my mother had become schizophrenic. However, soon I learned that physical distance would never equal emotional distance; I had a hard time separating myself from my thoughts and emotions about my mother’s mental illness, whether I was in New York or Tokyo.

My mother being diagnosed with schizophrenia was life-changing for both my mother and our family. Having seen it happen to her right before our eyes, we then lived our lives with the feeling that anything could happen to anyone at any time. At a time when the general public is still reluctant to talk about mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, it is difficult to get social support and understanding. It is even harder to get people interested in learning more about schizophrenia. For that reason, I decided to record the time and space that my family and I shared, exploring the universal themes of family, aging, and time’s passage. My family and I are also trying to make up for memories we never had. For me, these photographs are a vehicle that enables me to travel back and forth between the past and the present. The photographs help me to accept the changes that have taken place and those that are yet to come. 

Publisher: Akaaka

130 pages

While Leaves Are Falling…Short Version Published by AKAAKA Publishing/赤々舎 in 2016 from Takahiro Kaneyama on Vimeo.

Takahiro Kaneyama

This series of colour family portraits now stretches to 25 years and, in this simply designed book (one photo per full page), is combined with some stunning Japanese landscapes. Signed copies. 

Publisher's Description

I was raised by four women: my mother, my grandmother, and two aunts who never married. My mother was diagnosed with schizophrenia when I was a teenager. She became a totally different person overnight; it almost seemed as if the history of her life had been erased. I could no longer have a decent conversation with her. The only way to prove who she had been was with photographs from before she became ill. She has been going back and forth between home and the hospital ever since her diagnosis.

When I was 28, my grandmother died. She was the boss among the four women who raised me and had really played the role of a mother to me because of my mother’s illness. Losing her was like losing my own mother. The loss of a family member made me acutely aware of how much time had passed without my really noticing. I never thought my family would grow older; it seemed to exist in a timeless place. Before my grandmother died, I rarely took pictures of my family. Afterwards I started photographing them every time I went back to Japan to visit. The best days for us became those when my mother, her two sisters, and I went on short trips around Japan. Most photographs in this series were made during these trips. Many of our visits were to places my mother and aunts had been wanting to see since they were young, as my family had hardly ever traveled before my grandmother died. Photographing my family was made possible through collaboration with them. This collaboration became a way for us to strengthen our relationship.

Schizophrenia is a chronic mental illness that causes hallucinations and delusions, including hearing voices. These symptoms the patient experiences seem so real that he/she cannot distinguish them from reality, and these experiences are occasionally accompanied by severe body aches and debilitating anxieties.

I used to think that memories would gradually fade with the passage of time, but even 25 years after my mother’s hospitalization, I often find myself comparing my mother today with the one in my memories. Looking back now, one of the main reasons I moved to New York was because I couldn’t face the fact that my mother had become schizophrenic. However, soon I learned that physical distance would never equal emotional distance; I had a hard time separating myself from my thoughts and emotions about my mother’s mental illness, whether I was in New York or Tokyo.

My mother being diagnosed with schizophrenia was life-changing for both my mother and our family. Having seen it happen to her right before our eyes, we then lived our lives with the feeling that anything could happen to anyone at any time. At a time when the general public is still reluctant to talk about mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, it is difficult to get social support and understanding. It is even harder to get people interested in learning more about schizophrenia. For that reason, I decided to record the time and space that my family and I shared, exploring the universal themes of family, aging, and time’s passage. My family and I are also trying to make up for memories we never had. For me, these photographs are a vehicle that enables me to travel back and forth between the past and the present. The photographs help me to accept the changes that have taken place and those that are yet to come. 

Publisher: Akaaka

130 pages

While Leaves Are Falling…Short Version Published by AKAAKA Publishing/赤々舎 in 2016 from Takahiro Kaneyama on Vimeo.

£60.00

Picture of Revoir

In 2004, I made the book Trying to Dance, designed by Patric Leo and published by Journal. Since then, it has lived a life of its own, just as books should do.

For me, Trying to Dance is more than a book – the photographs on which it was based constitute an image universe of its own. Photography then had a liberating effect on me as a visual artist. I lived mostly in New York, but also in Värmland, and travelled a lot in the United States and Europe. Mentally, I was in between worlds, between realities, between the urban and the rural. This was also a period when I questioned and doubted the importance and relevance of photography for me – actually. The freedom I so strongly experienced in the process of making Trying to Dance, largely answered my doubts and became a compass for my continued creativity.

To start with, I was not at all certain when Gösta Flemming at Journal, Patric Leo and Christian Caujolle, suggested going back to the Trying to Dance negatives. But when I started looking through the files – so many images, so many that were not used in Trying to Dance, and so many new combinations that hit me; it was then that I decided that we should publish Revoir.

Revoir is a completely new book, a revision, a revisit to that period between the mid-90s and the early 2000s. The book has been made in close and enjoyable collaboration with all the people that I worked with on Trying to Dance. Around two thirds of the photographs have not been published before. For the first time I have scanned the negatives, together with Ewa-Teréz Gölin, and allowed the present to guide me in the printing for Revoir. JH Engström

Sample images

J H Engstrom
Engstrom goes back to his Trying to Dance negatives and comes up with a completely new book
£50.00

Picture of Pierre et Gilles: 40

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Publisher's Description

On the fortieth anniversary of Pierre Commoy and Gilles Blanchard’s romantic union, this volume traces four decades of artistic collaboration between the photographer and painter known as Pierre et Gilles. This year-by-year retrospective of their vast oeuvre, accompanied by an incisive essay by art critic Éric Troncy, showcases the genesis and development of their sublime, audacious, and explicitly confected fusion of photography and painting.

Highly sophisticated and shamelessly sexy, their art—stylized, idealized painted photographs—synthesizes tropes drawn from celebrity and mainstream gay culture with timeless themes of religion, mythology, and beauty, and many works feature international stars including Madonna, Naomi Campbell, Dita Von Teese, Kylie Minogue, Karl Lagerfeld, Mick Jagger, and Iggy Pop.

Publisher: Flammarion

Size: 9-3/8 x 11-3/4"

Written by Pierre Commoy, Gilles Blanchard and Éric Troncy
On the fortieth anniversary of Pierre Commoy and Gilles Blanchard’s romantic union, this volume traces four decades of artistic collaboration between the photographer and painter known as Pierre et Gilles
£36.00

Picture of Winogrand / Lindbergh: Women on Street

Publisher's Description

The catalogue presents more than 60 works of two world famous photographers. For the first time this catalogue puts together photographs by Peter Lindbergh and Garry Winogrand, who are setting apart with ‘women’ and ‘street photography’.

Next to works from the world famous series, Women are Beautiful by Winogrand, this catalogue presents partially unpublished works by Lindbergh, which he has shot on the street during some fashion shootings.

The photographs perform a substantive discourse on the truthfulness of street photography, centred around the major themes ‘directing’, ‘authenticity’ and ‘reality’. A further highlight is the publication of a few very rare colour photographs by Winogrand shot between 1958-1964.

Garry Winogrand (who died in 1984), ranks among the most important exponents of street photography and, from the mid-1970s, he played a decisive role in establishing photography in the context of contemporary art. His frequently falling lines, a direct and intuitive approach to his subject and an insightful view of the cosmos of the street are the features of his distinctive style.

Peter Lindbergh is regarded as one of the best living photographers and a star of fashion photography. In the 1990s, with his photographs of Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, and Cindy Crawford he coined the term ‘supermodel’. Yet, over and over again, he has demonstrated something untypical for the fashion world, as the focus of his attention is the individual behind the model.

Published on the occasion of the Düsseldorf Photo Weekend 2017 exhibition, Peter Lindbergh / Garry Winogrand: Women on Street at Kulturzentrum NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf (3 February – 30 April 2017).

Publisher: Walther Koenig

Size: 220 x 230 mm

140 pages, 62 colour illustrations 

English and German text.

Peter Lindbergh and Garry Winogrand
The catalogue presents more than 60 works of two world famous photographers. For the first time this catalogue puts together photographs by Peter Lindbergh and Garry Winogrand, who are setting apart with ‘women’ and ‘street photography’.
£28.80

Picture of Novokuznetsk

Publisher's Description

During the 1980s Siberian artist Nikolay Bakharev worked as a mechanic and communal services factory photographer in the USSR. To supplement his income he would solicit work as a black market portrait photographer on the public beaches of Eastern Russia. If the shoot went well, he would invite his subjects to make further images in a more intimate setting, compelling his subjects over several hours into contorted, erotically charged poses, which at the time was highly illegal.

After the the fall of the Iron Curtain, Bakharev began to work more openly as an artist, although often being admonished as a pornographer. His photographs from this time reveal more than just the bodies of his subjects, but the longing and dampened dreams of the inhabitants of an industrial town and the desires of an unrelenting artist.

"It would be easy to misinterpret these images as simply the pornographic imaginings of a manipulative and dirty old man, yet there is something else within them – in the subjects’ eyes, in their frankness, in their curiosity and collusion, as well as in their surroundings – that suggests that much more is going on here, and that what is both at stake and in evidence stretches far beyond the realms of explicit sexuality, voyeurism and mere titillation." - Aaron Schuman

Sample images

Publisher: Stanley Baker (in collaboration with Grinberg Gallery and Julie Saul Gallery)

Size: 240 x 270 mm

120 pages + 8 page booklet

Nikolay Bakharev
After the the fall of the Iron Curtain, Bakharev began to work more openly as an artist, although often being admonished as a pornographer. His photographs from this time reveal more than just the bodies of his subjects, but the longing and dampened dreams of the inhabitants of an industrial town and the desires of an unrelenting artist.
£36.00

Picture of Washington Square

Publisher's Description

In the late 50’s, New York’s Washington Square was a place of rebellion, nicknamed junkie row and described by Simone de Beauvoir as "A cosmopolitan chorus of tourists, ‘intellectuals’, students and a dubious collection of beatniks, hippies and bohemians who gather while in the dimly lit night clubs and coffee houses, blues and folk singers perform.”

As a young man, the American photographer Dave Heath, created deeply expressive, candid portraits of the young people who populated the square, as well as venturing into the 7 Arts Coffee Gallery, where the infamous Beat poets: Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso and Jack Kerouac (who appear in the book), spent their nights giving readings of their latest works such as Ginsberg's influential poem Howl, which is included as an introduction to the book.

This special book began it's journey shortly before Heath sadly passed away in 2016 on his 85th birthday.

Publisher: Stanley Barker

104 pages

1st edition

Dave Heath
As a young man, the American photographer Dave Heath, created deeply expressive, candid portraits of the young people who populated Washington Square
£31.50

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