January 11, 2013

Amy Stein and Stacy Arezou Mehrfar – Tall Poppy Syndrome

This new book from Amy Stein and Stacy Arezou Mehrfar is the trade edition of their cooperation in New South Wales. I don't have one but there is a "collectors" edition with print, I found all of the info here at DECODE. This is a beautiful book resulting from a month-long road trip which Amy…
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January 6, 2013

Yannik Willing – Before Tomorrow

This is a beautiful newsprint magazine from the Hamburg based photographer Yannik Willing. Before Tomorrow has been highlighted with several "best of" lists and rightly so. It is a travel journal of sorts from a trip he made in 2011 to Sri Lanka. Now that the 30 year long civil war has officially ended, a…
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December 20, 2012

Michal Luczak – Brutal

This book from the Polish photographer Michal Luczak was one of my favorite discoveries this fall when I was invited to talk at the TIFF photography festival. It is a work which Michal made between June 2010 and January 2011 at the now destroyed Katowice rail station in Poland. The term "brutalist" architecture refers to…
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November 2, 2012

HABOOB tonight at Robert Morat

My newest book HABOOB will be presented tonight at a show in the Robert Morat Gallery in Hamburg. Please join us in the evening at 7 pm. The show runs until January 12, 2013 ROBERT MORAT | GALERIE Kleine Reichenstr. 1 20457 Hamburg Germany
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October 23, 2012

Wolfgang Thaler – Modernism In-Between

My friend and fellow photographer Wolfgang Thaler has just finished a 5 year project of photographs documenting the traces of former Yugoslavia's socialist architecture. Modernism In-between   The Mediatory Architectures of Socialist Yugoslavia      Socialist Yugoslavia was a country suspended between civilizations, political systems, and Cold War blocs. It produced a remarkable body of modern architecture,…
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September 17, 2012

Peter Miller – my pick of the week…

Joerg Colberg from Conscientious has asked people with photo-blogs (I don't consider myself a blogger, just a photographer who uses a blog for archiving) to begin the week by selecting a photographer or artist who we think is pushing the medium a bit. Being I am in Europe, and Joerg is in NY, my post…
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September 6, 2012

Peter Granser – Was Einem Heimat War

My friend and fellow POC, Peter Granser, is offering an interesting special edition of his new book Was Einem Heimat War. Peter has documented the place which was once the town of Gruorn in the Swabian Alb. This town was forced to evacuate in 1939 and it was never again to be recognized as a township,…
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September 5, 2012

David O’Mara – Detritus 1

I just received Detrius Number 2 in the mail, so before I even open it, I am sitting down to finally post about Edition number 1. Detrius is an ongoing series of self-published newspapers featuring the work of David O`Mara. I am lucky enough to have one of the special editions which come with a signed…
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July 22, 2012

Hot dust as far as the eye can see…

photo: Nathalie Phelps I'm in the middle of my last 3 week trip to finish my new book HABOOB, a look at the middle-class urban sprawl, post housing crash. There are still some Special Edition book/print versions available although I think they will sell out soon, thankfully as the sale goes towards the production. Living…
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July 3, 2012

My new book and print edition…

The biggest reason why the BUFFET has been so quiet recently. I'm excited to offer a pre-publication Print-Of-Choice edition of my upcoming book HABOOB. One could say it is the evil step-sister of HIGLEY from 2007. This will be my third book with Kehrer. Since the housing-crash of 2008, I have continued photographing in the East Valley of…
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June 21, 2012

Gergely László/Tehnica Schweiz – The Collective Man

My friend and fellow POC, Gergely László is offering a special edition of his forthcoming book The Collective Man. The book is being published by Fotohof in cooperation with the Lumen Foundation. The Collecive Man is the intircate story of the Yad Hanna Kibbutz established in 1950 in Israel which became the best known communist…
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June 13, 2012

Alia Malley – A Cavalier in Sight of a Village

It's not necessarily a "limited edition" (1000 copies) but this book perfectly illustrates a great book I am reading at the moment Bird on Fire from Andrew Ross, which analyses the instability of Phoenix and its destiny to fail, once again as it did half a millennium ago, due to water overuse and sprawl. This book,…
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June 6, 2012

James Feldman – Surfing Hong Kong

Sitting here in crappy, rainy Salzburg, waiting for summer to get started and wishing I could be surfing somewhere in the sun, open sea-scape vistas, sand-dunes as far as the eye can see, long pristine beaches without a soul. OR, I could call up James Feldman and he and I could hit the Hong Kong…
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April 24, 2012

Olivia Arthur – Jeddah Diary

I just got a copy Olivia Arhtur's debut publication Jeddah Diary, a chronicle of her travels and relationships with young Saudi women. Olivia, now a Magnum associate, is showing in Fotohof at the moment with her series "The Middle Distance" which was the winning work for the Inge Morath Prize in 2007. Since then, Olivia…
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April 23, 2012

Salford Zine Library, a new home

The Salford Zine Library has found a new home but needs help with the details. Check out the goodies you can get for just a bit of sponsoring, besides that it is an important place.
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April 7, 2012

“720-two times around” newspaper

The Easter Bunny has brought me a stack of newsprint catalogues of "720- two times around". The original book from 2010 is sold-out but this is a collection of the images which will accompany a show at the Brunnhofer Gallery in Linz in October this year. This is a long way from the original, in…
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February 22, 2012

FOTOHOF – the new space

left: Dirk Braeckman "N.P.-M.V.-05" © Dirk Braeckman - Courtesy of Zeno X Gallery Antwerpen, right: gallery view Herman Seidl The time is finally here. After more than a year of planning and building and moving, Fotohof is finally settled into the new space and we will be celebrating this weekend. If you are in town,…
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February 13, 2012

Justin Winz – Paris

Justin Winz sent me his latest book of polaroids and light/chemical manipulated plates. American Surfaces is the first one I put on the blog 2 years ago, just as Polaroid went under. I didn't make it to the presentation in Paris during Paris Photo, but I think you can still get one via Schaden, at…
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February 10, 2012

Kudász Gábor Arion – A Special Edition of Luck

A bit early for St. Patrick's day, but if you are looking for a little something special for that unlucky person in your life, this new edition by Arion might be the right thing. Arion's mother accumulated a collection of 200 four-leaf clovers, packed each one in a newspaper cut-out of the day and then…
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January 31, 2012

Baptiste Lignel – Face à La Vie

Baptiste Lignel, who's book Ce Qui Demeure I have featured before, is raising money for his next book which will support a very important cause. He has spent the last year, following a small magazine assignment, photographing in the pediatric cancer ward at the hospital in Garches. The images show the daily struggles, routines, fear…
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January 27, 2012

A new home

Finally, after nearly 8 years, my friend Chris Fuchs (aka Fox) has built me a new website. The BUFFET and my own work have found some harmony and the projects and books have some room to breath and hopefully multiply. www.andrew-phelps.com
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January 25, 2012

Harvey Benge – Paris Diary 2011

Paris Diary 2011 - Harvey Benge, self published Harvey Benge has just sent me number 4 in his on-going series about Paris. Harvey is giving Charles Freger a run for his money as to who will have the most books on this blog. Harvey is a very busy man with his blog, his ongoing work,…
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January 22, 2012

Nico Bick – P.I.

Nico Bick sent me his recent limited edition (400) artist book/portfolio of his work PI (Penitentiary Institution) from one of Hollands most well known prisons. As you can imagine, prison cells are both fascinating and frightening and Nico has had access to these interiors and through his typological approach avoids the usual pathos around such…
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December 12, 2011

Beal Doka – FC Putin, in the works

from: FC Putin, Bela Doka. With all of the uproar in Moscow at the moment concerning Vladimir Putin , it might be the right time to pre-order a copy of Bela Doka's upcoming book FC Putin, a series about the youth movement in Russia standing strong and proud behind the polarizing figure. I have seen…
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December 7, 2011

Cara Phillips – Singular Beauty on Kickstarter

This is one you should check out and support! Cara Phillips at Kickstarter
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Buffet is a collection of special editions, book + print sets, artist's books, print/book trades and various interesting ways in which photographers are packaging and selling their work. Some are sold through galleries and publishers, some by the artists. Andrew Phelps
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