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Picture of Audience, The (One Picture Book #85)

Publisher"s Description

The photograph Audience from Roger Ballen’s book “Asylum of the Birds” has been deconstructed to afford viewers a more intimate look at the pictorial elements contained within it. In Ballen’s contribution to our One Picture Book series, “The Audience”, the individual drawings from the photographs are extruded singularly, presenting the reader with a close-up look at Roger Ballen’s drawings. “The Audience” is limited to 500 numbered copies, and includes an original signed photograph by Roger Ballen.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 185 x 145 mm

16 pages, 11 duotone plates, 1 original signed photograph

Roger Ballen
“The Audience” is limited to 500 numbered copies, and includes an original signed photograph by Roger Ballen.
£54.00

Picture of All Eyes on Me (One Picture Book #86)

Publisher's Description

“Life deals you a hand. A Royal Flush... a pair of Twos.

Our American legacy, the horrors behind us, the gaps between us, the permeating malice. It's palpable.

These pictures speak. I don't need to say much. Our past, our present... whispers of the future.

Actions and reactions, losing hands and stacked decks. Suspicious looks, sideways glances, expectations, but not of success.

Lots of Twos.”

— Doug Rickard


“All Eyes on Me” is limited to 500 numbered copies, and includes an original signed photograph by Doug Rickard.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 185 x 145 mm

16 pages, 11 four-colour plates, 1 original signed photograph.

Doug Rickard
“All Eyes on Me” is limited to 500 numbered copies, and includes an original signed photograph by Doug Rickard.
£54.00

Picture of Ten Years Too Late (One Picture Book #87)

Publisher's Description

On the tenth anniversary of its release, director, actor and photographer Aaron Ruell looks back on the production of cult classic “Napoleon Dynamite”. In addition to famously performing as older brother Kip in the movie, Ruell also photographed stills during the making of it. In “Ten Years Too Late”, he presents us with a selection of 12 photographs; some of famous scenes, and others made behind the scenes. Nazraeli Press published Ruell’s monograph “Some Photos” in 2007. We are delighted to follow it up with this timely One Picture Book, which is limited to 500 numbered copies, and includes an original signed photograph by Aaron Ruell.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 185 x 145 mm

16 pages, 12 four-colour plates, 1 original signed photograph

Aaron Ruell
Limited to 500 numbered copies, and includes an original signed photograph by Aaron Ruell.
£36.00

Picture of Bogotá Funsaver (One Picture Book #88)

Publisher's Description

Alec Soth’s second contribution to our One Picture Book series, as with his first, opens with a note: “In 2003, my wife Rachel and I traveled to Bogotá, Colombia to adopt our baby girl Carmen. During our two months in the city, I made the photographs that would become my book Dog Days Bogotá. Ten years later, Rachel, Carmen and our seven-year old son Gus traveled back to Bogotá for the first time. We all used disposable cameras to photograph the trip.” Limited to 500 numbered copies, “Bogotá Funsaver” comprises 13 reproductions, and one original signed photograph by Alec Soth.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 185 x 145 mm

16 pages, 12 four-colour plates, 1 original signed photograph

Alec Soth and Brad Zellar
Limited to 500 numbered copies, “Bogotá Funsaver” comprises 13 reproductions, and one original signed photograph by Alec Soth.
£58.50

Picture of Prophet (signed and numbered)

Publisher's Description

Book with a sequence of 49 recent photographs by Geert Goiris, of which the larger part was taken in Norway and North America in 2014 and 2015. The series was compiled in analogy with a large slide projection integrated in the exhibition Geert Goiris – Flashbulb Memories, Ash Grey Prophesies at Foam, Amsterdam, from March 20 till May 24, 2015. This book comes with a signed and numbered Frontier print. Limited edition of 500 copies.

Publisher: Roma Publications

Size: 240 x 310 mm

64 pages + Frontier print

Geert Goiris
Book with a sequence of 49 recent photographs by Geert Goiris, of which the larger part was taken in Norway and North America in 2014 and 2015. This book comes with a signed and numbered Frontier print. Limited edition of 500 copies.
£43.65

Picture of Mühit (Signed)

Publisher's Description

"It was back in 1991, somewhere outside of Ganja, that I took my first glance at the world. The recent collapse of the USSR was affecting life in every imaginable way. The future was grim, local industry had practically disappeared and the people were fleeing abroad from a total loss of hope in any viable outcome. The void developed by this situation created the perfect seeding ground for cultural decadence.

That same year the Nagorno-Karabakh war was at its peak, claiming over 30,000 lives and forcing the surrounding population to be constantly displaced as the territories changed sides, and back again. The aftermath of the war is still clearly visible today, be it on the surface or deep in the core of the region and its people. I remember visiting my father on the frontline when I was just two or three years old. For such a young child, those endless and tedious hours in transit were simply unbearable. I eventually found a way to pass time, by letting my imagination run wild and weave itself into reality. Time went faster that way.

Those trips, and what they involved, are probably the source of my choice of profession and lifestyle. After several years living abroad, I decided to return to Azerbaijan to look back at my childhood. Such a trip could make anyone feel dizzy. Sometimes your expectations end up being unfulfilled and you are left with a bittersweet reality instead. My visits to my native region brought upon me both a familiar and alien feeling. Seeing my country, though estranged eyes, walking the Ganja streets, walking to hunt down my own memories because they turned out to be the only thing I could trust".

Publisher: RIOT BOOKS

Size: 200 x 150 mm

72 pages

Ilkin Huseynov
"It was back in 1991, somewhere outside of Ganja, that I took my first glance at the world. The recent collapse of the USSR was affecting life in every imaginable way..."
£36.00

Picture of Until Death Do Us Part (Signed)

Final few signed copies

Publisher's Description

Until Death Do Us Part focuses on the unexpected role cigarettes play in Chinese weddings. As a token of appreciation, it is customary for the bride to light a cigarette for each and every man invited. The bride and the groom are then invited to play some cigarette-smoking games of an unprecedented ingenuousness. This publication pays homage to a tradition in which love and death walk hand in hand.

These photos come from the Beijing Silvermine project, an archive of half a million negatives salvaged over the years from a recycling plant on the edge of Beijing.

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Publisher: Jiazazhi Press

Size: 53 x 83 x 21mm

108 pages

Thomas Sauvin
Until Death Do Us Part focuses on the unexpected role cigarettes play in Chinese weddings. As a token of appreciation, it is customary for the bride to light a cigarette for each and every man invited.
£26.95

Picture of I went to the worst of bars hoping to get killed but all I could do was to get drunk again (Signed)

Publisher's Description

I went to the worst of bars hoping to get killed but all I could do was to get drunk again is a diary of sorts, following invisible men, down piss alleyways and into empty bars. The photographer accompanies the seekers of oblivion, their lopsided faces caught between ecstasy and apathy, their mouths chasing the numbness of inebriation.

This is Ballinasloe, a sandstone town on the River Suck in the easternmost corner of Galway in Ireland, seen through the eyes of a native, Ciarán Óg Arnold. Within the rabble, Arnold trails after the cast-offs, invisible men who spend their time in murky corners, choosing to do nothing but drift and drink. Ballinasloe is a mouth; in Irish, mouth of the ford, mouth of the crowds. “We claim to hate it here”, writes Arnold, “but the truth is that we choose to stay, hiding from reality, drowning in drink and wanting to be left alone as we await whatever fate is in store.”

Over the years, Ballinasloe has become a ghost town, its immobile economy holding back only the indifferent. Its empty clubs are the ordinary voids of an orthodox escapism, the unvarying nightly vocation that is also creeping annihilation. The town is haunted by the absence of those unseeable others, who have also departed – the suicide kids of Charles Bukowski’s poem, from which the book’s title is taken.

Winner of the First Book Award 2015

Publisher: Mack

Size: 160 x 220 mm

76 pages, 43 colour plates

Ciarán Óg Arnold
Signed copy
£20.00

Picture of Some Thing means Everything to Somebody (Signed)

Publisher's Description

Peter Mitchell's follow up to the sell-out Strangely Familiar is a scarecrow odyssey. His new book boldly maps out the passing of time by pairing these surreal totems in the landscape opposite personal ephemera. The juxtaposition of commonplace objects with the Everyman form of the scarecrow highlights the quirky and eccentric view Peter has shown throughout his work - the humdrum and mundane becomes weird and wonderful, the ordinary becomes extraordinary. This is a document of both the literal and the allegorical: blank scarecrow faces in empty landscapes with muted skies connect to a bleak pastoral sensibility, while hoarded belongings map out Peter's life chronologically. Peter, a child of the Air-Fix generation, recorded this collection of scarecrows over many years and presents this as an autobiography.

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Publisher: RRB Publishing

Size: 230 x280 mm

132 pages, 124 colour images

Edition of 950, signed

Includes 5 x 5 inch print

Peter Mitchell
Peter Mitchell's follow up to the sell-out Strangely Familiar is a scarecrow odyssey. His new book boldly maps out the passing of time by pairing these surreal totems in the landscape opposite personal ephemera.
£40.00

Picture of Tree Stone Water (Signed)

Publisher's Description

After visiting Japan during the 70’s and 80’s, and after the disappointment to see that even regional cities had been developed to the point where they all resembled a mini-Tokyo, Gerry Johansson (b. 1945, Swedish) decided to focus his creative energy on capturing the environment surrounding the Japanese people, as opposed to the people themselves. He chose not to merely record the bustling modern development of Ehime Prefecture, the core of Shikoku, but to also capture the exceptional natural beauty of the region. He took his camera to the rocks and mountain streams of the Nametoko Valley, deep inside forests teeming with the energy of life, and to the waters of the Seto Inland Sea.

The book is divided into three chapters, according to the book’s title. Photographs taken in Ehime Prefecture, Japan, September and October 1999.

First edition of 375 copies, numbered and signed.

Publisher: Libraryman

Size: 160 x 200 mm

48 pages

Gerry Johansson
Photographs taken 1999 in Ehime Prefecture, Japan for the EU Japan Fest Committee.
£31.00

Picture of Drivers in the 1980s (Collector's Edition & Print)

Publisher's Description 

Chris Dorley-Brown spent two summers in the mid 1980s photographing drivers stuck in traffic jams in and around East London. This series was his first on colour film and was created when he intended to document the privitisation of Rolls Royce but instead became fascinated by the faces in the traffic caused by the sell-off in the city. The cars, colours, haircuts and expressions of frustration capture the mood and tone of a unique era in Thatcher's Britain.

The images, all shot on film of course, have aged like a fine wine and are now ready to be consumed by the discerning connoisseur.

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

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

Sample images

Publisher: Hoxton Mini Press

Chris Dorley-Brown
Book 6 from the series 'East London Photo Stories' + PRINT
£45.00

Picture of Gardener, The SIGNED

Signed copies

Publisher's Description

'The Gardener’, is the winning project of the inaugural Syngenta Photography Award. Photographed by Jan Brykczynski, it is an extension of his previous projects in which he travelled to the outer corners of Europe to explore the lives of people in rural areas. This new work looks at how city dwellers try to connect with nature.

The book documents urban gardens in Nairobi, New York, Warsaw, and Yerevan in Armenia. Brykczynski approaches it as if the world were a single village, whose inhabitants seek to meet similar, and very human, needs. His focus is on low-income communities where people respond to a basic need rather than any passing fad. When they create their gardens, improvisation is all. The residents of these neighbourhoods make use of what is available – often re-using materials entirely out of context and in truly original ways.

His particular interest is the way in which these spaces are arranged and in how structures for cultivation are created spontaneously. In some places these are an expression of group collaboration, in others they highlight individual imagination and the inventiveness of their creators. Yet there are surprising similarities across different continents, evidencing a collective consciousness and a common humanity.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing

Size: 290 x 200 mm

88 pages, 43 colour plates

Jan Brykczynski
'The Gardener’, is the winning project of the inaugural Syngenta Photography Award. The book documents urban gardens in Nairobi, New York, Warsaw, and Yerevan in Armenia.
£25.00

Picture of Chinese Photobook SIGNED

Signed by Martin Parr

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

Publisher's Description

In the last decade there has been a major reappraisal of the role and status of the photobook within the history of photography. Newly revised histories of photography as recorded via the photobook have added enormously to our understanding of the medium’s culture, particularly in places that are often marginalized, such as Latin America and Africa. However, until now, only a handful of Chinese books have made it onto historians’ short lists. Yet China has a fascinating history of photobook publishing, and The Chinese Photobook will reveal for the first time the richness and diversity of this heritage. This deluxe, lavishly produced volume is based on a col- lection compiled by Martin Parr and Beijing- and London-based Dutch photographer team WassinkLundgren. And while the collection was inspired initially by Parr’s interest in pro- paganda books and in finding key works of socialist realist photography from the early days of the Communist Party and the Cultural Revolution era, the selection of books includes key volumes published as early as 1900, as well as contemporary volumes by emerging Chinese photographers. 

Sample images

Publisher: Aperture

Size: 11 3/8 x 12 5/8"

480 pages, ca. 1000 four-colour images

Martin Parr and WassinkLundgren
China has a fascinating history of photobook publishing, and The Chinese Photobook will reveal for the first time the richness and diversity of this heritage
£100.00

Picture of Lightning Tree SIGNED

Signed copies

Publisher's Description

Published on the occasion of the The One-Eyed Thief at the Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati.,September 12, 2014 - February 22, 2015, as part of the FOTOFOCUS Biennial 2014, Cincinnati.

'Trees are nature's grand manifestation of beauty and true chaos. Everything is connected to trees, history memory, past and future. One day we started looking into our archive like looking into a forest. This publication is one tree in this forest. The tree that was singled out and struck by lightning.' — Onorato & Krebs

Publisher: Tonk

Size: 300 x 420 mm

48 pages

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Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs
Trees are nature's grand manifestation of beauty and true chaos. Everything is connected to trees, history memory, past and future. One day we started looking into our archive like looking into a forest. This publication is one tree in this forest. The tree that was singled out and struck by lightning.
£18.75

Picture of Players (Special Edition)

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

Publisher's Description

This special edition of The Players is limited to 25 copies with an original print (shown), numbered and signed by the artist and presented in a custom-made clamshell box.
LIMITED QUANTITY

Nazraeli Press is delighted to announce our newest monograph by Mark Steinmetz, The Players. This long-awaited publication presents 73 of Steinmetz’s photographs of adolescent and teenaged baseball players, on the field and in the dugout, focused on the game and lost in their own worlds. Made between 1986 and 1990, the photographs are classic Steinmetz: tenderness, humor, and humanism are all present here, as is Steinmetz’s exquisite use of natural light and attention to poetic detail.

“The kids in Steinmetz’s photographs are ages 6 to 13, with a few older boys. Steinmetz must remember how awkward and uncoordinated bodies that age can be. His empathy is evident throughout the series. Most of these kids are too young to have the grace, skill or concentration required and are too green to experience the sheer pleasure of knowing they are good, maybe really good, ballplayers in an unforgiving sport. These kids run into each other in pursuit of a fly ball. Hope drives their swings more than their awareness of the art of hitting...Steinmetz concentrates less on the players in the field than those outside the base lines who are waiting to play, or cooling off. He observes the managers as well as the spectators who love the game or one of the players, or who just have a free afternoon. He sees “high fives” as well as the “what were you thinking” moments. His photographs have all the skill and grace lacking in the players.” — from the Introduction by Anne Tucker

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 380 x 305 mm

80 pages, 47 four-colour plates  

With original print

Mark Steinmetz
This long-awaited publication presents 73 of Steinmetz’s photographs of adolescent and teenaged baseball players, on the field and in the dugout.
£585.00

Picture of Players, The (Signed Copy)

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

Publisher's Description

Nazraeli Press is delighted to announce our newest monograph by Mark Steinmetz, The Players. This long-awaited publication presents 73 of Steinmetz’s photographs of adolescent and teenaged baseball players, on the field and in the dugout, focused on the game and lost in their own worlds. Made between 1986 and 1990, the photographs are classic Steinmetz: tenderness, humor, and humanism are all present here, as is Steinmetz’s exquisite use of natural light and attention to poetic detail.

“The kids in Steinmetz’s photographs are ages 6 to 13, with a few older boys. Steinmetz must remember how awkward and uncoordinated bodies that age can be. His empathy is evident throughout the series. Most of these kids are too young to have the grace, skill or concentration required and are too green to experience the sheer pleasure of knowing they are good, maybe really good, ballplayers in an unforgiving sport. These kids run into each other in pursuit of a fly ball. Hope drives their swings more than their awareness of the art of hitting...Steinmetz concentrates less on the players in the field than those outside the base lines who are waiting to play, or cooling off. He observes the managers as well as the spectators who love the game or one of the players, or who just have a free afternoon. He sees “high fives” as well as the “what were you thinking” moments. His photographs have all the skill and grace lacking in the players.” — from the Introduction by Anne Tucker

This first printing of The Players is limited to 1,000 casebound copies.

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A special edition with print (limited to 25 copies) is also available.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 380 x 305 mm

80 pages, 47 four-colour plates  

Mark Steinmetz
This long-awaited publication presents 73 of Steinmetz’s photographs of adolescent and teenaged baseball players, on the field and in the dugout.
£51.50

Picture of Last Stop (Signed)

Publisher's Description

The work is shot across the whole of London through the windows of buses. 

This project is designed to look at the topography and migrations of London: To explore the increasing diversity of a major Western City as the movement of people continues to change both the urban landscape and the community within it.

See here for sample images and more detail of this project.

Edition of 950 books

Size: 200 × 160 mm

176 pages, 78 photographs

George Georgiou
The work is shot across the whole of London through the windows of buses.
£46.50

Picture of Die Mauer Ist Weg (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

By a series of fortunate events, Mark Power was present at the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

To mark the 25th anniversary, this new production (self-published under his new imprint, Globtik Books) is bound as a pastiche of a newspaper Power purchased in Berlin the morning after, embossed into heavy-duty cardboard.

While the early pages read as news-based photojournalism, as the book unfolds Power retreats away from the epicentre of the event to re-camp over the border in an almost desolate East Berlin. From there he views the story from another perspective, before embarking on a (frankly rather pointless) search for Bertolt Brecht’s grave.

The book is both a record of a major 20th century news event and a piece of critical soul-searching about the lessons learnt from the experience as, in the accompanying essay, Power recounts his fascinating tale of chance and choice.

Sample images

Published by Globtik Books (2014)

Designed by Ania Nalecka / Tapir Book Design

Edition of 1,000

96 pages (44 double page plates) printed in tritone on Munken 170gm

Hardback 380 x 282mm cover with 315 x 235mm pages

Mark Power
To mark the 25th anniversary, this new production is bound as a pastiche of a newspaper Power purchased in Berlin the morning after, embossed into heavy-duty cardboard.
£40.00

Picture of Koan (Signed)

Publisher's Description

Chinese photographer Xiaoyi Chen uses the photogravure process to create extraordinarily beautiful prints on a variety of Japanese and other fine art papers. Chen's vision originates from immersion in Zen and Taoist philosophies: philosophies which, in contradiction to Western thought, emphasise the inadequacy of language and words, and the importance of intuition over reason and logic, to transform the self. In Zen Buddhism Koan is a story or riddle used to help in the attainment of a state of spontaneous reflection, free from planning and analytical thought.

The book's images, mostly landscapes, many taken in Iceland, often dissolve to abstraction. Chen's radiant images, in a complementary sequence and design, produce a photo book that provides an exhilarating visual experience.

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Publisher: PJB Editions

Size: 215 x 273 mm

72 pages, 40 photographs

Xiaoyi Chen
The book's images, mostly landscapes, many taken in Iceland, often dissolve to abstraction. Chen's radiant images, in a complementary sequence and design, produce a photo book that provides an exhilarating visual experience.
£27.00

Picture of Songbook (Signed)

Signed copies, 2nd printing, available June 2015

Publisher's Description

Known for his haunting portraits of solitary Americans in Sleeping by the Mississippi and Broken Manual, Alec Soth has recently turned his lens toward community life in the country. To aid in his search, Soth assumed the increasingly obsolescent role of community newspaper reporter. From 2012-2014, Soth traveled state by state while working on his self-published newspaper, The LBM Dispatch, as well as on assignment for the New York Times and others. From upstate New York to Silicon Valley, Soth attended hundreds of meetings, dances, festivals and communal gatherings in search of human interaction in an era of virtual social networks.

With Songbook, Soth has stripped these pictures of their news context in order to highlight the longing for connection at their root. Fragmentary, funny and sad, Songbook is a lyrical depiction of the tension between American individualism and the desire to be united.

SIGNED COPY

Sample images

Publisher: Mack Books

Size: 285 cm x 273 mm

144 pages, 75 tritone plates

Alec Soth
Signed copies, 2nd printing, available June 2015. Known for his haunting portraits of solitary Americans in Sleeping by the Mississippi and Broken Manual, Alec Soth has recently turned his lens toward community life in the country.
£40.00

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