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

Publisher's Description

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

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

The book is numbered and signed in an edition of 500.

Publisher: SPBH

Size: 150 x 200 mm

60 pages, 45 images

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

Picture of Frontcountry (Signed)

Not yet in stock but due Spring 2014

Publisher's Description

Between 2006 and 2013, Lucas Foglia traveled throughout rural Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Wyoming, some of the least populated regions in the United States. “Frontcountry” is a photographic account of people living in the midst of a mining boom that is transforming the modern American West.

Published in a first edition of 2,000 casebound copies, “Frontcountry” is Lucas Foglia’s second monograph. Foglia’s first monograph, “A Natural Order”, was published by Nazraeli Press in 2012 to international critical acclaim. Foglia’s photographs have been widely exhibited in the United States and in Europe, and are in the permanent collections of major museums including the Denver Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

See sample images here.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 10 x 13"

120 pages, 64 four-colour

Lucas Foglia
Not yet in stock but due Spring 2014. “Frontcountry” is a photographic account of people living in the midst of a mining boom that is transforming the modern American West.
£40.00

Picture of Paris (signed)

Publisher's Description

In the shape of a true Paris map, Martin Parr invites us to follow him in the French capital. For three years, commissioned by the Maison Européeenne de la Photographie (MEP), Martin Parr has focused his lens on Parisians and photographed the Champs-Elysées, tourists, Bastille Day, fashion shows, Paris Air Show, museums and art fairs, the Agricultural Show... 

In the end, around forty unpublished images and several previous iconic ones of everyday scenes convey a concentrate of Parisian atmosphere. 

Publisher:  Editions Xavier Barral

Size:  210 x 300 mm 

128 pages, 40 illustrations

Martin Parr
In the shape of a true Paris map, Martin Parr invites us to follow him in the French capital. For three years, Martin Parr has focused his lens on Parisians and photographed the Champs-Elysées, tourists, Bastille Day, fashion shows, Paris Air Show, museums and art fairs, the Agricultural Show...
£41.25

Picture of Secrets (Signed)

Publisher's Description

“No sentimentalty
towards the Motherland.
Absolutely none.
All what is left from the Motherland –
no official ideology, no patriotism,
just the sandy, dirty, dry, unfriendly, unfruitful soil.”

As children we used to play a game called “Secrets”. To hide something, to bury it under the ground: a flower, a leaf, a wrapper of a sweet under a glass. And it would become a secret, something important and wonderful. The earth means connection to the land, your only visible image of the Motherland. In 2009 I left Russia, and since then I look for this image. To tell you a story of my native land, I came back to my archives. Hundreds of thousands of images, seven years of photographic life, the incredibly personal stories formed together this book.

This book is a symbol of an endless country, a story of a person of “the lost generation” – between the ruined Soviet Union, chaos of the nineteens and development of a new authoritarian unit. Sometimes this book makes you laugh, sometimes it makes you cry. You feel at the same timehe unbearable pain and highest joy. It is this combination of the complicated, the uncontrollable and the absurd, which we call “the mysterious Russian soul”.

Publisher: Dostoevsky Publishing

Irina Popova
This book is a symbol of an endless country, a story of a person of “the lost generation” – between the ruined Soviet Union, chaos of the nineteens and development of a new authoritarian unit.
£35.00

Picture of Memory City (Signed)

Overseas deliveries  Please note that, as this is a heavy item, overseas postage will be charged at twice our standard rates.

Publisher's Description

“Time, my twin, take me by the hand through the streets of your city” — Ilya Kaminsky

Photographers Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb take an elegiac look at Rochester, New York, a city that was for 125 years the home of Eastman Kodak, which declared bankruptcy in 2012. These images, taken during what may be the last days of film as we know it, are a meditation on film, memory, time, and the city itself.

For this project, Alex took images with his last rolls of Kodachrome, a formerly vibrant color film that can now only be processed as black-and white. The resulting photos have a weathered quality akin to a fading memory. Alex also took to the streets of Rochester and shot in digital color – work that punctuates the black and white work with images from his signature style. Rebecca, who still uses film for all her work, responded to the medium’s uncertain future by creating an elegiac refrain of color still lifes and portraits of Rochester women past and present.

Woven into the book are quotes by many of the famous writers and thinkers who have been connected to Rochester, including women’s rights activist Susan B. Anthony, abolitionist Frederick Douglass, and poets John Ashbery and Ilya Kaminsky. And the authors have also created a timeline on the cultural history of the city that traces the evolution of a once-vibrant and now complex city.

The design of the book includes a separate booklet and special tipped-in images throughout. As both previous RADIUS books with these artists have sold out quickly – this is sure to be a collector’s item.

Publisher: Radius Books

Size: 9.75 x 12.25"

172 pages, 65 colour and B/W images

Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb
Photographers Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb take an elegiac look at Rochester, New York, a city that was for 125 years the home of Eastman Kodak, which declared bankruptcy in 2012.
£45.00

Picture of Bad Weather (Books on Books 17) SIGNED

Martin Parr's Bad Weather is the debut book from one of Britain's most world-renowned and prolific photographers. Armed with wry humour (and a water-proof camera), Parr captured the social landscape of the UK during downpours, snow storms and the most challenging elements. Published in 1982, Bad Weather has been long out of print and is one of Parr's most sought after books. Books on Books # 17 offers an in-depth study of this important photobook including a new essay by Thomas Weski called Even the Queen Gets Wet.

Essays by Thomas Weski, Peter Turner, Jeffrey Ladd
Hardcover w/ Dustjacket
90 pp, 9.5 x 7 in.
50 Duotone illustrations

Martin Parr
SIGNED An in-depth study of this important photobook including a new essay by Thomas Weski called Even the Queen Gets Wet. Includes original spreads.
£31.95

Picture of American Artifacts SIGNED

Book launch and signing, Thursday 24 April, 6.30pm at Stills Gallery, Cockburn Street, Edinburgh. This is a free event but please book a space here.

If you cannot attend but would like to order a signed copy, please do so in the normal way.

American Artifacts is a complex and poetic photographic portrait of America as it simmered its way through the first decade of the twenty-first century. It reflects that span of years some have called the “lost” decade. American Artifacts is a personal exploration by an empathetic neighbour—the Canadian documentary photographer Phil Bergerson (Born Toronto, 1947).

Much like the discovery process of the archaeologist, Bergerson describes his approach as sifting through the remains of a culture—sifting through the shards of artifacts left behind by a rushing humanity as it made its way through the streets of a tumultuous America. His book is a collection of these message shards—often ironic, sometimes full of pathos. All represent the concerns of a struggling humanity: their fears, desires, and hopes with many images vibrating between reality and metaphor. A variety of recurring themes are reflected in photographs of shop window displays, and in the objects and signs from the forgotten corners of hundreds of towns and cities he visited.

In organising his 120 colour photographs to best portray the complexity of America, Bergerson turned to the art of sequencing as his primary expressive vehicle. Working in the sequencing traditions of Walker Evans, Robert Frank and Nathan Lyons, Bergerson has orchestrated the dynamic interplay between several themes to project their multi-layered meanings.

The book’s photographic sequence is bracketed by two powerful pieces of writing, beginning with Margaret Atwood’s brilliant writing on debt from Payback, and ending with Nathan Lyons’ insightful essay on “Sequencing”.

Black Dog Publishing

Hardback
144 pages
120 b/w and colour ills
28.0 x 31.0 cm
11.0 x 12.0 in

Phil Bergerson
SIGNED COPIES American Artifacts is a complex and poetic photographic portrait of America as it simmered its way through the first decade of the twenty-first century.
£24.95

Picture of Party: Quotations from Chairman Mao TseTung

Awaiting stock

Publisher's Description

Party. Quotations from Chairman Mao TseTung is a photobook built upon the skeleton of Chairman Mao’s Little Red Book. It was conceived by photographer Cristina de Middel after her first trip to China, which took place in 2012 and for which she set the intention of reacting with the camera to whatever caught her attention, without any attempt to analyse or explain.

De Middel returned from China with an extensive series of photographs which at first she found hard to classify and edit, since their only common denominator was her own astonishment. But she soon realised that their very resistance to classification was the key to their ability to show us what China is today.

She decided to adapt Chairman Mao TseTung's Little Red Book (which in the 1960s was the single most visible icon in mainland China, even more visible than the image of Chairman Mao himself) as a framework for the photographs to create a narrative for modern times. Censoring or hiding parts of the original text and highlighting and altering other parts, she presents a portrait of the People's Republic of China in the 21st century.

Cristina de Middel
Awaiting stock. Party: Quotations from Chairman Mao TseTung is a photobook built upon the skeleton of Chairman Mao’s Little Red Book. It was conceived by photographer Cristina de Middel after her first trip to China, which took place in 2012 and for which she set the intention of reacting with the camera to whatever caught her attention, without any attempt to analyse or explain.
£42.00

Picture of One Picture Book #81: Supermarket

Publisher's Description

“Supermarket” by artist John Divola comprises a group of photographs of middle-aged women shopping for groceries in the early 1970s. The black-and-white photographs were made in the San Fernando Valley where Divola grew up. Made at the outset of Divola’s career, these images are at once melancholy - an element that runs through most of his subsequent work - and by their nature, humorously touching. They also provide a glimpse into Divola’s upcoming monograph, “San Fernando Valley”, which will be published by Nazraeli Press in 2014 as part of our forthcoming NZ Library series. "Supermarket" is limited to 500 numbered copies, and includes an original signed photograph by John Divola.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 5 1/2 x 7 1/4"

16 pages, 7 duotone plates, 1 original photograph.

John Divola
“Supermarket” by artist John Divola comprises a group of photographs of middle-aged women shopping for groceries in the early 1970s. The black-and-white photographs were made in the San Fernando Valley where Divola grew up. Limited to 500 numbered copies it includes an original signed photograph by John Divola.
£82.50

Picture of One Picture Book #84: Polaroids from Haiti

Publisher's Description

The photographs in Jim Goldberg’s contribution to our One Picture Book series, ‘Polaroids from Haiti’, were taken during a week in March of 2013, and depict Haitians dealing with their everyday struggles. Goldberg, who describes himself as a ‘documentary storyteller’, spent his time traveling throughout the country listening to and photographing Haitian life.  The resulting images reflect the continuing challenges and undying spirit of this impoverished country, when the 2010 earthquake is still reverberating from every surface. "Polaroids from Haiti" is limited to 500 numbered copies, and includes an original signed Polaroid by Jim Goldberg.

Publisher: Nazraeli

Size: 5 1/2 x 7 1/4"

16 pages,11 four-colour plates, 1 original Polaroid.

Jim Goldberg
The photographs in Jim Goldberg’s contribution to the Nazraeli Press One Picture Book series, ‘Polaroids from Haiti’, were taken during a week in March of 2013, and depict Haitians dealing with their everyday struggles. Limited to 500 numbered copies, and includes an original signed Polaroid by Jim Goldberg.
£55.00

Picture of Landmarks (signed)

Publisher's Description

Landmarks is a glorious celebration of the work of Fay Godwin, one of the UK’s most respected and influential photographers. Drawing on the whole body of her photographic practice of the last thirty years, it includes literary portraits, humorous snapshots, and rural and urban landscapes, as well as the intimate series of colour images, Glassworks, that marks the most recent evolution of her vision. Poet Simon Armitage introduces the work, and an essay by photographic historian Roger Taylor explores and illuminates both her career and her approach to photography.

Fay Godwin is the author, or co-author, of seventeen books, including Remains of Elmet, with poems by Ted Hughes (1979, new edition published as Elmet, 1994); and the Land trilogy, Land, (1985); Our forbidden land, (1990); and The Edge of the Land, (1995). In 1987 she was made a Fellow of the National Museum of Photography and in 1990 received an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Photographic Society. President of the Ramblers' Association from 1987 to 1990, she is well known for her work as an environmentalist and for her lectures and workshops on photography.

Introduced by Simon Armitage; Essay by Roger Taylor

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing

Size: 240mm x 230mm

184 pages, 95 duotone/55 colour photos

Fay Godwin
SIGNED COPY. Landmarks is a glorious celebration of the work of Fay Godwin, one of the UK’s most respected and influential photographers.
£125.00

Picture of Tokyokei

Overseas deliveries  Please note that, as this is a heavy item, overseas postage will be charged at twice our standard rates.

Publisher's Description

“Tokyo is where I was born and raised. Even after the post-war convulsions and the subsequent period of rapid economic growth, this home town of mine never ceases to transform. The Tokyo of my youth has vanished, but still there are times when I feel joyously nostalgic, sensing the happiness at festivals, or observing the unconscious actions of passers-by. As well as being a record of a certain period in Japanese history, this book is also my own private perspective on my home town, and one that I want to hold in my heart for ever.” Perhaps the most personal of Issei Suda’s many books, “Tokyokei” presents 106 previously unpublished photographs of the streets and people of Tokyo in the 1970s and 1980s. Beautifully printed in “Daido black” ink on our exclusive Japanese art paper, the first Nazraeli Press edition of this important new monograph is limited to 500 copies. Published in association with Zen Foto Gallery in Tokyo, "Tokyokei" is bound in Japanese cloth, each copy of the book is numbered and signed by the artist, and presented in a custom slipcase.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 10 x 13"

116 pages, 106 duotone plates

Issei Suda
Perhaps the most personal of Issei Suda’s many books, “Tokyokei” presents 106 previously unpublished photographs of the streets and people of Tokyo in the 1970s and 1980s.
£90.00

Picture of Crossing Paths signed

Publisher's Description

In early 2011, I began the Crossing Paths project, taking portraits of people I met as I travelled across Britain. In the three years since, I have photographed more than 800 people, travelled over 50,000 miles and stopped at more than 120 towns right across England, Scotland and Wales.

Sample images

Signed copies

21 x 14.8 cm
272 pages 148 colour images
Publisher Hey Little Heroes, 2013
500 Copies

Niall McDiarmid

Publisher's Description

In early 2011, I began the Crossing Paths project, taking portraits of people I met as I travelled across Britain. In the three years since, I have photographed more than 800 people, travelled over 50,000 miles and stopped at more than 120 towns right across England, Scotland and Wales.

Sample images

Signed copies

21 x 14.8 cm
272 pages 148 colour images
Publisher Hey Little Heroes, 2013
500 Copies

£22.50

Picture of Le Crowbar signed

Signed copies

Publisher's description

‘…and with just a flyer from Steve Bedlam, stating “Hostomice, It’s Out There… The Tekno Travellers’ Holiday Destination Of The Year” as directions, we head off to Europe.’

In 1995 Tom Hunter set off from a squatted street in Hackney with a group of friends in an old double decker bus, loaded with muesli, Sosmix, baby-foot table and a sound system. Fuelled by selling egg butties, veggie burgers and beer, their journey took them through folk festivals in France, teknivals in Czech Republic, hippie gatherings in Austria and beach parties in Spain. Le Crowbar Café became an oasis for a nomadic party community hungry for all night food and a break from the hardcore techno.

‘Le Crowbar’ paints a vivid picture of friends on a journey, exploring new horizons and ways of living on the road, in the wake of the introduction of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994.

210 x 270mm, 96pp
68 photographs + 1 illustration
Text & photographs by Tom Hunter
Offset lithoprint
Hard back
Edition of 1000

Tom Hunter
Signed copies. In 1995, Tom Hunter set off on a European road trip with a "nomadic party community". Here, published for the first time, are the photos from this trip.
£30.00

Picture of Preganziol, 1983 (signed)

Publisher's Description

Thirty years ago in 1983, Italian photographer Guido Guidi created a short photographic series, taken inside a room in Preganziol, Italy. The sixteen images which make up Preganziol, 1983 were taken within the confines of four bare walls. The only light is emitted through two windows which sit crossways from one another.

Preganziol, 1983 is, at first glance, a simple exploration of light, a photographer’s exercise in how to define and describe physical space within a photograph and how light shapes these descriptions. On closer inspection the series is multi-layered: Guidi’s portraits of a room alludes to the idea of the camera obscura; exterior vistas allude to the Albertian window; blank walls create an aura of emptiness and abandonment; and the shifting of light across the walls signifies the movement of time.

Guidi’s skill as a photographer and craftsman of the image is evident here, and this conceptual sequence is charged by a leitmotif running through Guidi’s work: the void, the knowledge that beyond the frame reality goes on unfolding, immeasurable, endless.

Sample images here

Limited edition of 1,000 signed and numbered copies

Publisher: Mack Books

Size: 280 x 390 mm

40 pages, 16 colour plates

Guido Guidi
The sixteen images which make up Preganziol, 1983 were taken within the confines of four bare walls. The only light is emitted through two windows which sit crossways from one another.
£40.50

Picture of Empire

Awaiting reprint (unlikely before Summer 2014). Advance orders being taken.

Publisher's Description

Empire is a fascinating journey across the South Atlantic exploring life on four remote islands – the British Overseas Territories of Ascension Island, Tristan da Cunha, the Falkland Islands and St. Helena ­– relics of the once formidable British Empire, all intertwined through their shared history.

Jon Tonks spent up to a month at a time in each territory, travelling 60,000 miles around the Atlantic via military outposts, low-lit airstrips and a long voyage aboard the last working Royal Mail Ship. Some 400 rolls of film, 24 flights and 32 days at sea later, the resulting work creates an insight into these distant places that resonate with a sense of Britishness which is remarkably recognisable yet inescapably strange.

Tonks has photographed the people, the landscapes and the traces of the past embedded within each territory and through short texts, which combine history and anecdote, he tells the story of these remote and remarkable islands. His motivation is neither political or nostalgic, the images arising primarily from his curiosity about the lives of these distant lands that remain very firmly British.

Born in the West Midlands in 1981, Jon Tonks studied product design before becoming a staff photographer on a local newspaper. He moved to London to take a master’s degree in Photojournalism & Documentary Photography at London College of Communication, and it was during his studies that he undertook a trip to Ascension Island which was to launch the Empire project. Winner of an AOP award, Tonks has been published widely in the UK national press and his work is in a number of private collections. ‘Empire’ is his first book.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis

Size: 248 x 197mm

188 pages

Jon Tonks
Awaiting reprint (unlikely before Summer 2014). Advance orders being taken. Empire is a fascinating journey across the South Atlantic exploring life on four remote islands – the British Overseas Territories of Ascension Island, Tristan da Cunha, the Falkland Islands and St. Helena ­– relics of the once formidable British Empire, all intertwined through their shared history.
£30.00

Picture of Dalston Anatomy SIGNED

Signed copies.

First printing sold out.  We are taking orders only for a reprint in Spring 2014.

Publisher's Description


LORENZO VITTURI’s work is often found at the intersection of sculpture and photography and his latest project, Dalston Anatomy, saw him spend time in London’s Ridley Road Market taking pictures, making sculptures and creating collages with materials and objects he found amongst the debris of the marketplace. Vitturi’s process is largely concerned with the creation, consumption and preservation of images. The makeshift sculptures he created mimic the organic and temporary nature of the market, and their documentation is the way in which they endure after diminishing. The book is bound in exquisite Vlisco fabrics in bright patterns that are reminiscent of African markets and accompanied by a poem by Sam Berkson that layers voices from the market to draw on its disjointed and surreal atmosphere.

Sample images

Publisher: JibiJana & SPBH Editions

Size: 190 x 260 mm

168 pages

700 copies, signed and numbered

Lorenzo Vitturi
Signed copies. First printing sold out. We are taking orders only for a reprint in Spring 2014.
£40.00

Picture of Broad Leaf Snow Tree

Signed copies

Publisher's Description

Yoichi Watanabe was born and lives in Hokkaido district, very north part with much snow, in Japan. Making use of skills of skiing he has been taking photographs in snow mountains while traveling all over world. His activity based in Niseko area, contributes to cultural development around there. He is one of the leading person in snow sports photography.

  • MATCH and Company Co., Ltd.
  • 2012 / 24 page / 18 photographs
  • 257mm×182mm / softcover
  • Limited Edition. 700 Copies.
  • MA000_00024
Yoichi Watanabe

Signed copies

Publisher's Description

Yoichi Watanabe was born and lives in Hokkaido district, very north part with much snow, in Japan. Making use of skills of skiing he has been taking photographs in snow mountains while traveling all over world. His activity based in Niseko area, contributes to cultural development around there. He is one of the leading person in snow sports photography.

  • MATCH and Company Co., Ltd.
  • 2012 / 24 page / 18 photographs
  • 257mm×182mm / softcover
  • Limited Edition. 700 Copies.
  • MA000_00024
£24.00

Picture of Impact

Signed copies

Publisher's Description

In early 80s, we were so shocked by her monochrome photographs with high contrast, constructed by vegetables, fishes, old furnitures… and taken at her house. Her reputation was spread overseas and she continues to publish newer greater works one after another. The books is composed as a kind of her retrospective since her early period to 2011.

  • MATCH and Company Co., Ltd.
  • 2011 / 64 page / 35 photographs
  • 420mm×297mm / softcover
  • Limited Edition. 500 Copies.
  • ML000_00003
Michiko Kon

Signed copies

Publisher's Description

In early 80s, we were so shocked by her monochrome photographs with high contrast, constructed by vegetables, fishes, old furnitures… and taken at her house. Her reputation was spread overseas and she continues to publish newer greater works one after another. The books is composed as a kind of her retrospective since her early period to 2011.

  • MATCH and Company Co., Ltd.
  • 2011 / 64 page / 35 photographs
  • 420mm×297mm / softcover
  • Limited Edition. 500 Copies.
  • ML000_00003
£51.00

Picture of White and Vinegar

Signed copies

Publisher's Description

The photographs were taken by almost square instant films and later trimmed 35 mm film format. The book combines Daido Moriyama images and his selected essays written for over 40 years since his youth. The title came from his comment: Even if photography paper and developing fluid would be disappeared, I would not be caring about. I will go to supermarket to buy eggs and vinegar to make cyanotype prints under sunlight using white and vinegar.

  • MATCH and Company Co., Ltd.
  • 2012 / 88 page / 24 photographs
  • 257mm×210mm / hardcover
  • Limited Edition. 1200 Copies.
  • MMM00_00003
Daido Moriyama

Signed copies

Publisher's Description

The photographs were taken by almost square instant films and later trimmed 35 mm film format. The book combines Daido Moriyama images and his selected essays written for over 40 years since his youth. The title came from his comment: Even if photography paper and developing fluid would be disappeared, I would not be caring about. I will go to supermarket to buy eggs and vinegar to make cyanotype prints under sunlight using white and vinegar.

  • MATCH and Company Co., Ltd.
  • 2012 / 88 page / 24 photographs
  • 257mm×210mm / hardcover
  • Limited Edition. 1200 Copies.
  • MMM00_00003
£55.00

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