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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.

Publisher: Hoxton Mini Press

Chris Dorley-Brown
Book 6 from the series 'East London Photo Stories' + PRINT
£40.50

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

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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. 

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)

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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)

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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.

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)

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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 April 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

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Publisher: Mack Books

Size: 285 cm x 273 mm

144 pages, 75 tritone plates

Alec Soth
Signed copies, 2nd printing, available April 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

Picture of Wind of Change (signed)

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Publisher's Description

“The wind of change is blowing through this continent, and whether we like it or not, this growth of national consciousness is a political fact. We must all accept it as a fact, and our national policies must take account of it.”

On 3 February 1960, Harold Macmillan, the Prime Minister of Great Britain, made his controversial ‘Wind of Change’ speech to a hostile South African Parliament, in which he signalled his government’s intention to roll out independence to many of the British colonies. The speech was received in stony silence, particularly his critical comments on South Africa’s abhorrent policy of apartheid.

In 1964, The Sunday Times Magazine commissioned journalist Richard West and photographer John Bulmer to document the radical changes sweeping through Africa, devoting a whole issue to their report, ‘The White Tribes of Africa’. Visiting 14 countries over a two-month period, John captured the dying embers of colonialism set against a growing African nationalism.

Africa was just a starting point and over the next 15 years, John continued photographing the profound social and political changes sweeping across the world, from the slow disintegration of the Middle East and the early signs of the collapse of the Communist bloc, to the totalitarianism of China and North Korea.

In the mid-sixties, as now, America was a country of extremes, but the grinding, hopeless poverty of two very different areas – Appalachia in East Kentucky and Oakland, California – was still a shocking contrast to the rest of America’s wealth. President Johnson’s War on Poverty, launched in 1964, appeared to have had little effect. In South America, as capitalism and communism fought out their ideological battle, Bulmer brilliantly captured the collusion between the military and church for control of the hearts and minds of the people.

The pictures in this book offer a glimpse of a changing world. Colour photography as journalism was new at that time. Until the publication of the first colour supplement by The Sunday Times in 1962, colour photography had been used for advertising, fashion or travel pictures but rarely for photojournalism. John Bulmer was a pioneer and his work is now receiving the recognition it deserves.

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Publisher: Bluecoat Press

John Bulmer
The pictures in this book offer a glimpse of a changing world. Colour photography as journalism was new at that time. Until the publication of the first colour supplement by The Sunday Times in 1962, colour photography had been used for advertising, fashion or travel pictures but rarely for photojournalism. John Bulmer was a pioneer and his work is now receiving the recognition it deserves.
£19.99

Picture of Things Left Unsaid (Signed)

Publisher's Description

In this publication, Seawright explores the theatre of war through the internal landscape of the US television news studio. Developing Virilio’s theories about electronic warfare and weapons of mass communication, Seawright focuses here upon the illusory nature of these spaces where information is selectively transformed into news. Characteristically Seawright continues his exploration of contested spaces and illuminates an invisible aspect of contemporary conflict. Published in conjunction with the exhibition at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris and The Model, Sligo.

Publisher: Artist Photo Books

Size: 270 x 210 mm

56 pages

Paul Seawright
In this publication, Seawright explores the theatre of war through the internal landscape of the US television news studio.
£20.00

Picture of Shoreditch Wild Life (Collector's Edition and Print)

Publisher's Description

Wild, brash, outrageous and laced with humour, Dougie Wallace's unflinching photos capture the extreme variety of street life in one of London's most iconic and colourful areas: Shoreditch.

Originally from Scotland, Dougie Wallace has lived for many years in East London.

Book 4 from the series 'East London Photo Stories'.

A special, fully cloth covered, collector's edition of Shoreditch Wild Life by Dougie Wallace presented in a bespoke cloth covered clamshell box complete with signed and numbered limited edition print.

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

Full story of Shoreditch Wild Life

Publisher: Hoxton Mini Press

Size: 145 x 205 mm

Dougie Wallace
A special, fully cloth covered, collector's edition of Shoreditch Wild Life by Dougie Wallace presented in a bespoke cloth covered clamshell box complete with signed and numbered limited edition print.
£40.50

Picture of Earth is my Witness (Book and Print)

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Publisher's Description

Over the course of his thirty-year career, award-winning photographer ART WOLFE has worked on every continent and in hundreds of locations. His stunning images interpret and record the world’s fastest disappearing wildlife, landscapes, and native cultures and are a lasting inspiration to those who seek to preserve them all. Wolfe’s photographs are recognized throughout the world for their mastery of color, composition, and perspective, and his photographic mission is multifaceted: art, wildlife advocacy, and journalism all inform his work.

Advanced printing process: The printing of this book utilizes a revolutionary new color reproduction technique called Chroma Centric™, which is eight times more precise than standard offset printing. To meet the demands of high-density printing, this process uses stochastic screening and specially formulated inks, enhancing the color gamut by more than 25 percent. With this technique, Insight Editions is creating perhaps the most stunning color photography book of its kind.

Publisher: Insight Editions

Size: 11 x 14"

356 pages

Includes an archival print (approx. 8×10″) signed by Art Wolfe

Art Wolfe
Wolfe’s photographs are recognized throughout the world for their mastery of color, composition, and perspective, and his photographic mission is multifaceted: art, wildlife advocacy, and journalism all inform his work.
£58.50

Picture of Another Twenty-Six Gas Stations (Signed)

Publiaher's Description

Another Twenty-Six Gas Stations is a new media artist book comprised of twenty-six screen captures culled from gas station surveillance videos found on YouTube. The book blends notions of surveillance, crime photography, advertising, and found text;  which together form an incisive dark-humor commentary on advertising and violence within the framework of online consumption.

Fifty-one years after the publication of Ed Ruscha’s seminal book work, Twentysix Gasoline StationsAnother 26 examines how the American Identity has shifted from the idyllic media messages and car culture of the 1950s and 60s, to the coarse post-9/11 age we occupy today.

Within the book, the image-text relationships work to form interweaving layers of meaning and interpretation.  The sequence ties together formal properties, textual interplay, narrative sequences, as well as several discrete visual puns and references to Ed Ruscha. The book’s elements create a meditation in morality and mortality, which challenges the viewer to either succumb to her own fascination with the violence depicted, or to look beyond the surface to discover the critique embedded within.

Sample images

Publisher: In the In-Between: Journal of Digital Imaging Artists

Size: 7” x 5”

48 pages, 26 images

Limited Edition: 450

Gregory Eddi Jones
Another Twenty-Six Gas Stations is a new media artist book comprised of twenty-six screen captures culled from gas station surveillance videos found on YouTube.
£27.00

Picture of Lake Las Vegas/Black Mountain (Signed)

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Publisher's Description

Until 2008 Nevada was the fastest-growing state in America. But the recession stopped this urbanizing gallop in the Mojave Desert, and Las Vegas froze at exactly the point where its aspirational excesses were most baroque and unfettered. In this third Radius Books’ installment of noted photographer Michael Light’s aerial survey of the inhabited West, the photographer eschews the glare of the Strip to hover intimately over the topography of America’s most fevered residential dream: castles on the cheap, some half-built, some foreclosed, some hanging on surrounded by golf courses gone bankruptcy brown, some still waiting to spring from empty cul-de-sacs. Throughout, Light characteristically finds beauty and empathy amidst a visual vertigo of speculation, overreach, environmental delusion, and ultimate geological grace. Janus-faced in design, one side of the book plumbs the surrealities of “Lake Las Vegas,” a lifestyle resort comprised of 21 Mediterranean-themed communities built around a former sewage swamp. The other side of the book dissects nearby Black Mountain and the city’s most exclusive – and empty — future community where a quarter billion dollars was spent on moving earth that has lain dormant for the past six years. Following the boom and bust history of the West itself, Light’s photographs terrifyingly and poignantly show the extraction and habitation industries as two sides of the same coin. Essays by two of the world’s most celebrated cultural and landscape thinkers, Rebecca Solnit and Lucy Lippard, offer resonant counterpoint.

Publisher: Radius Books

Size: 10.5 x 16.5"

128 pages, 44 colour illustrations

Michael Light
Following the boom and bust history of the West itself, Light’s photographs terrifyingly and poignantly show the extraction and habitation industries as two sides of the same coin.
£55.00

Picture of Hong Kong Parr (Signed)

Publisher's Description

An art book titled Hong Kong Parr features select works from Martin Parr's recent Hong Kong project (2013) commissioned by Blindspot Gallery. The book is published to accompany his first solo exhibition in Hong Kong in September 2014.

Bridging the divide between art and documentary photography, Parr's work features the recurrent subjects of consumption, leisure, food culture and national eccentricities, which take on a vibrant rendition in his Hong Kongproject. From the faces of Mainland tourists in Hong Kong's shopping districts, local people in an entertainment whirlwind at the racecourse or the ballroom, to gory raw food in the wet market, Parr captures the intensity of urban life in Hong Kong as well as the social and cultural peculiarities of the city.

The plastic feel of the book cover is an intentional nod to consumerism which is one of the recurrent subject matters of the artist. There is also a 24-page small booklet with portraits of Hong Kong people bind in at the end of the book. 

Virtual tour of exhibition the book accompanies

Publisher: Blindspot Gallery and GOST Books

Size: 267 x 203 mm 

112 pages + 24 page booklet

Limited edition of 1,800 copies

Martin Parr
From the faces of Mainland tourists in Hong Kong's shopping districts, local people in an entertainment whirlwind at the racecourse or the ballroom, to gory raw food in the wet market, Parr captures the intensity of urban life in Hong Kong as well as the social and cultural peculiarities of the city.
£35.00

Picture of Thomas Struth SIGNED

Publisher's Descripion

The irreconcilable coexistence of two nations determines every aspect of reality... No image exists that overcomes this division.
Ulrich Loock 

This book brings together sixteen photographs made by Thomas Struth in Israel and the Israeli-occupied West Bank in 2009, 2011 and 2014. Struth continued his practice of creating singular images, each within one of the strictly segregated subject fields he has developed through his career: street photographs, portraits, landscapes and photographs of high technology. Each image carries the enduring complexity and visual distillation of human experience for which Struth is known. Approaching the sheer diversity and quiddity of the inhabited world, he attempts to represent what he has referred to as “a particle of the conflict of the region”, to photograph, fragment by fragment, the conflicted political and social landscape. Ulrich Loock proposes in his essay in the book that this series of images is unified by “strata of antitheses [which] reveal themselves as a matrix running through the work”, as Struth attempts to grasp the circumscribed reality of a region where coexistence has failed, a reality that is inaccessible to photography. 

In some ways, this extraordinary body of work is a departure from Struth’s traditional practice: all exposures are related to one single geographical and political reality, as if Struth found every aspect of his photographic vision in one place, and as though Israel and the West Bank were a geographical container for the scope of the human condition.

SIGNED COPIES

Publisher: Mack Books

Size: 315 x 295 mm

60 pages, 16 colour plates


Thomas Struth
This book brings together sixteen photographs made by Thomas Struth in Israel and the Israeli-occupied West Bank in 2009, 2011 and 2014.
£40.00

Picture of Vanessa Winship (Signed)

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Publisher's Description

The work of British photographer Vanessa Winship first emerged into public consciousness in the late 1990s, as the political world map was being radically redrawn in the wake of the Cold War. Her sober, black-and-white depictions of Eastern Europe, shot in natural light on a variety of formats and cameras, explored concepts of borders, national identity and the vulnerability of humans within the continuum of history and world conflict. Upon her receipt of the prestigious Henri Cartier-Bresson Award in 2011, Robert Delpire observed: "Her work might be seen as a classic documentary approach but in fact it features a sensitivity and complexity that is deeply contemporary." This first broad survey of her work (previous monographs have focused on a single series) lusciously reproduces her many acclaimed projects: Imagined States and Desires: A Balkan Journey (1999–2003); Black Sea: Between Chronicle and Fiction (2002–2010); Georgia: Seeds Carried by the Wind (2008–2010); Sweet Nothings: Schoolgirls of Eastern Anatolia (2007); Humber (2010); the widely acclaimed She Dances on Jackson (2011–2012), of which Phil Coomes of BBC News raved: "This is pure photography, and … viewed as a whole, is about as good as it gets"; and her most recent series, Almería: Where Gold Was Found (2014). Also included are specially commissioned essays by Neil Ascherson, Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa and Carlos Martín García; excerpts from books by Juan Goytisolo; plus a biography-timeline, an updated bibliography and a selection of the texts by the photographer used to complement each series in the style of a travel diary.

Publisher: Fundación Mapfre

260 pages, 9 colour, 173 black & white

Vanessa Winship
The work of British photographer Vanessa Winship first emerged into public consciousness in the late 1990s, as the political world map was being radically redrawn in the wake of the Cold War.
£49.50

Picture of Ocean and Desert (Signed)

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Publisher's Description

This new project by German-born photographer Renate Aller, titled Ocean and Desert, is an extension of the ongoing series and sold-out book oceanscapes (Radius Books, 2010). Aller has continued to make images of the ocean from a single vantage point—for which she is internationally known—but for the last several years, she has also photographed sand dunes in New Mexico and Colorado.

She has now paired the resulting images in a fascinating new series that continues her investigation into the relationship between Romanticism, memory, and landscape in the context of our current socio-political awareness. There is both a visual and visceral relationship between the two bodies of work, as though the minerals of the sand dunes carry the memory of the ocean waters that were there millions of years before. The desert images also capture visitors to the dunes, who engage in beach activities far away from any large body of water. And while these parallel realities are from completely different locations, the simultaneous, multiple activities on the sloping sand hills appears as if layers of different people and activities were choreographed next to rolling waves of the sea.

Aller’s first combination of these images was in book form, for a mammoth hand-made book that was 36 inches wide. The overwhelming success of that object has inspired the new trade copy edition, which is as large a binding that can be mechanically bound, and includes an expanded selection of the work.

Sample images

Publisher: Radius Books

Size: 16.75 x 11.25"

136 pages, 104 colour images.

Renate Aller
Aller has continued to make images of the ocean from a single vantage point—for which she is internationally known—but for the last several years, she has also photographed sand dunes in New Mexico and Colorado.
£60.00

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