Paloma al aire. Ricardo Cases.
Paloma al aire (Pigeons in the Air). Ricardo Cases (Spain). Photographs by Ricardo Cases Design by Ricardo Cases Published by Schaden/Photovison, 2011. [Purchase: Dalpine, Photo Book Corner] What a beautiful book! You open it to enjoy the story of colours, passion, mystery, tradition, humour, - all created through great photographs, design and picture editing. This is a story...
New York Photobook Meet-up (#1).
We had the first NY photobook meet-up on Saturday, 25 February 2012! Thanks everyone who joined and introduced books from their collections! It was a wonderful opportunity to share photobooks and meet like-minded New Yorkers who found passion in photography books. Over 40 photobooks and zines: beautiful self-published books, books of small print run, rare old titles and many recent...
Der Mensch auf seiner Erde. Georg Gerster.
Der Mensch auf seiner Erde. Georg Gerster (Switzerland). Photographs by Georg Gerster Text by Georg Gerster (German) Published by Atlantis Verlag, 1975. If you love The Earth from the Above (1999) by French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand, take a look at Der Mensch auf seiner Erdeby Georg Gerster. It came out in 1975 and had an enormous success for its time. It was published in German,...
New York Photobook Meet-up (#1)
It is time to have a New York meet-up on Photobooks! Let’s bring a bunch of beautiful photography books into a real space and discuss photobooks in informal atmosphere over a glass of wine or a cup of coffee/tea/chocolate. I will bring many of my books! Bring your favorite photobook to discover new books and meet other New Yorkers who love photography books. I will also screen a film...
Colors Cacas: A Coffee-Table Book. Oliviero...
Colors Cacas: A Coffee-Table Book (Shit). Oliviero Toscani (Italy). Photographs by Marriso Toscani Ballo Idea Oliviero Toscani Design by Thomas Hilland Published by Leonardo Arte, 1998. [Out-of-Print] Oliviero Toscani is an Italian fashion photographer, known world-wide for his controversial advertising campaigns for Benetton, an Italian clothing brand. Colors Cacas (Shit) is a project of...
los Amorales. Carlos Amorales.
- los Amorales. Carlos Amorales (Mexico). Photographs by Delphine Bedel, Tanja and Roderick Anderson, Gerald van der Kaap, Carlos Amorales Concept by Carlos Amorales Design by Mevis & Van Deursen Texts by Patricia Ellis, Cuauhtemos Medina, Philippe Vergne, Rein Wolfs, Carlos Amorales Produced by Gijs Stork Published by Artimo Foundation, Amsterdam, 2000. Print run of 2,000. [Purchase:...
In the Car with R. Rafal Milach.
In the Car with R. Rafal Milach (Poland). Photographs by Rafal Milach Text by Huldar Breiðfjörð Design by Ania Nałęcka Published by Czytelnia Sztuki, Museum in Gliwice, 2011. The first edition: 700 copies (450 in English, 250 in Polish). Special edition of 50 copies, signed and numbered, with 2 signed 13x18cm prints on archival paper. [out-of-print] Polish documentary photographer Rafal...
Yanomami, la danse des images. Claudia Andujar
Yanomami, la danse des images. Claudia Andujar. Photographs by Claudia Andujar Text Alvaro Machado Published by Marval, 2007. The first edition of Yanomami was published by Praxis in 1978. Print run of 1,500. Few photographers documented life of Yanomami Indians of Southern Venezuela. Claudia Andujar, originally from Switzerland, was one of them (Barbara Brandli, Los hijos de la luna,...
Other Histories. Christopher King.
Other Histories. Christopher King (UK). Photographs by Christopher King Design by Steve Burgess, Historic Royal Palaces Texts by Christopher King, Alex Drago, Zinta Jauntis Printed in 2009. Edition of 1,000 copies. [You can ask for a copy here] In 2008 Christopher King was commissioned by the Historic Royal Palaces as the Tower of London’s Artist in Residence. Not an easy task...
Hide & Seek. Beata Szparagowska.
Hide & Seek. Beata Szparagowska (Poland). Photographs by Beata Szparagowska Text by Jean-Marc Bodson Published by Le Caillou Bleu, 2011. [Purchase Le Caillou Bleu] Hide & Seek by Beata Szparagowska has an intriguing cover and playful yet serious title. People covering their heads with masks, empty spaces just filled with furniture, landscape pictures, portraits of people, moments -...
Alphabet City. Squale.
Alphabet City. Squale (France). Photographs by Squale Printed in the USA. Self-published in April 2011. First edition of 100. [Purchase: out-of-print] This is a nice self-published book of black and white pictures of Alphabet City (a part of East Village in NYC) by French photographer Pascal Anders. The book comes in an envelop and with a small print. The photographs depict the traces of...
Adam und E. Alexander Johannes Kraut.
Adam und E. Alexander Johannes Kraut (Germany). Photographs by Alexander Johannes Kraut Design by Christoph Dohse Published by Alexander J. Kraut with the support of Casa Zia Lina Foundation. Edition of 450, 2010. [Purchase this book directly from the artist, info [at] ajkraut.de] Alexander J. Kraut is a German artist, working in drawing and printmaking. Adam und E is a beautiful mini book...
Exhibition: The Present, Paul Graham (UK) Location: Pace Gallery (545 West 22nd Street) Dates: 24 February - 24 March, 2012 Opening reception: Thursday, 23 February, from 6 to 8 Paul Graham’s new book The Present came out in February 2012 and was launched at the exhibition opening.
Somewhere to Disappear. Alec Soth.
Somewhere to Disappear. 2011. USA. Laure Flammarion and Arnaud Uyttenhove. 57 mins. Laure flammarion and Arnaud Uyttenhove, two young European, filmmakers followed the American photographer Alec Soth all over America during winter 2008, summer 2008 and spring 2009. Riding in the back of the artist’s van, they drove more than 20,000 miles together going from one state to another, and from...
Escribir con luz. Hector Garcia.
Escribir con luz. (Writing with Light). Héctor García (Mexico). Photographs by Héctor García Text by Juan de la Cabada Designed by Peggy Espinosa Published by El Fondo de Cultura Economica, Mexico City, 1985. Coleccion Rio de luz 6 (book series). 70 pages, 49 b/w photographs. Print run 3,000 copies. [Purchase: out-of-print] Rio de luz (“River of Light”) is one of the most important...
The Art of Small Books
Exhibition: The Art of Small Books Location: Soho Photo Gallery (15 White Street, NY) with Aperture Foundation Date: 8 February - 3 March 2012 Opening Reception: Thursday, 9 February 2012, from 6 to 8
Swiss Photobooks from 1927 to the Present.
Swiss Photobooks from 1927 to the Present (A different History of Photography). Edited by Peter Pfrunder, Fotostiftung Schweiz, Martin Gasser, Sabine Münzenmaier Published by Lars Muller Publishers, December 2011. [Get your copy here] Today there is an increasing interest in photography books. A number of books on history of photobooks is growing (The Photobook: A History, Vol. 1-2, The...
Exhibition: Cindy Sherman, Cindy Sherman (USA) Location: Museum of Modern Art, MoMA (11 West 53rd Street, New York) Dates: 26 February - 11 June 2012
Snow. Thomas Flechtner.
Snow. Thomas Flechtner (Switzerland). Photographs by Thomas Flechtner Designed by Thomas Flechtner and Lars Müller Published by Lars Müller Publishers, February 2002. Print run of 4,000 copies. The first edition was published in 2001, print run of 1,500 copies. [Purchase here] [Borrowed from Mathieu’s bookshelf] The book first came out in 2001, and immediately became a sensation....
Animals That Saw Me. Ed Panar.
Animals That Saw Me: Volume One. Ed Panar (USA). Photographs by Ed Panar Published by The Ice Plant, Los Angeles, 2011. Edition of 1,500. If you need a book that will make you happy every time you open it and touch it, this is it! I love it! Titles are important. No doubts the title of the book - Animals That Saw Me - affects the way you read the photographs. This one is well-chosen, funny,...
Mystic Water / Geothermal. Kurita Keiko.
Mystic Water / Geothermal. Kurita Keiko (Japan). Photographs & text by Kurita Keiko Design by Yumi Kohsaka, the Pleiades Published in 2010 Japan by swimciel. Edition of 300 copies. Printing and binding by Hakushido Co., Ltd. [Purchase: swimciel] In April 2009 Kurita Keiko was an artist in residence in Iceland. Iceland, the land of volcanos, snow, unexpected colours, blue lagoon, steams,...
Rwanda 2004: Vestiges of a Genocide. Pieter Hugo.
Rwanda 2004: Vestiges of a Genocide. Pieter Hugo (South Africa). Photographs by Pieter Hugo Text by Linda Melvern Printed by oodee. First edition, 2011. Edition of 500 copies. Printed and bound by Tipolitografia Trullo, Roma. [Purchase: out-of-print] The book opens with the map on end-papers, identifying Rwanda in African continent and placing churches, public buildings, resistance areas...