December 6, 2011

LozenUp, Charles Fréger – a calendar and a book from Japan

Laurence Vecten, the creative mind behind the publishing house LozenUp and the One Year of Books project has just released a calendar for 2012 called One Year of Japan. This calendar is a charity project to raise funds for Japanese Red Cross. Laurence asked 4 different photographers to submit 3 pictures each, Hiroshi Nomura black…
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November 22, 2011

Back on line, a long summer of travel…

Well I have promised myself to get back to a big pile of books which has stacked up due to me being away all summer. My goal was to start on the day it started snowing, well I have decided I can't wait forever as it seems the snow in the Alps is still a…
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September 16, 2011

Ugnius Gelguda – Crimescapes

"Old Firework Causes Disaster"   "Flaming Last Years Grass Almost Burn Homestead" "Snow, Frost Punish Strays" Crimescapes is the newest book from the Vilnius based Lithuanian photographer Ugnius Gelguda. I met Ugnius a couple of years ago when I was researching for a show I curated in Fotohof of contemporary Lithuanian photography. I was able…
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September 10, 2011

Thekla Ehling – Vergiszmeinnicht

images from the publisher This hasn't been released yet, so I am just attaching and forwarding the official release info, but this might be a special edition book/print which you don't want to miss. I am a big fan of Thekla's last book SOMMERHERZ from 2007, so I can imagine this will be quite beautiful.…
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August 19, 2011

Douglas Stockdale – Ciociaria

Douglas Stockdale, who you probably know through his great blog The PhotoBook, has sent out a pre-release offer for his upcoming book Ciociaria. Ciociaria is a region in central Italy which takes its name, funny enough, from a particular ancient sandal which was common long ago and can still be found in use by locals.…
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August 10, 2011

Univ. of Arts, Bremen – Kill Your Darlings

This book isn't out yet but they are taking orders at the moment and there are some good friends involved, as teacher (Peter Bialobrzeski) and photographer (Sebastian Burger). You might want to check it out and show your support by ordering early. What's happening in conceptual photography in Bremen? You'll find the answers within a…
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August 8, 2011

Seba Kurtis book launch tonight

HERE books is launching its first title tonight in London, this is a very limited edition booklet, Seba's first I think, you need to see this if you don't know his work already You are warmly invited to the launch of our first bookSeba Curtis: Drowned Tonight, Monday 8 August 7pmCafe Oto, 18-22 Ashwin Street,…
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July 24, 2011

Dream City – Anoek Steketee and Eefje Blankevoort

I just got one of the newest books from KEHRER, DREAM CITY from Anoek Steketee and Eefje Blankevoort. Its always tough when a lot of people who's opinion I value keep telling me how good something is before I get it, sometimes its just disappointing, but not the case here. Anoek (photos) and Eefje (text)…
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July 20, 2011

Léo Favier – The Dark Side of Graphic Deisign

This is the ultimate version of "What I did on my summer vacation..." Léo Favier is a graphic designer who I met through Charles Freger as Leo and Charles have worked together on several of Charle's books. Léo's newest book, The Dark Side of Graphic Design is loosely bound screen printed(!) 'zine of 48 pages…
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July 12, 2011

Yann Gross – Kitintale on Emphas.is

Another one you should support... Yann Gross in Kitintale In Uganda, nobody knows about skateboarding as soon as we leave the slum area of Kitintale. Thirty years after its worldwide expansions, the skateboarding culture appeared in Uganda. As a skateboarder myself, I started to document the birth of this subculture since the early beginning and…
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July 8, 2011

Ben Huff – The Last Road North at Kickstarter

Ben Huff You should check this out if you don't know it already, and support the project in any way you can. Ben Huff, The Last Road North. here at Kickstarter.
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June 28, 2011

Roberto Vietri – Paragens

Robert Vietri Robert Vietri I'm finally getting around to posting this little limited edition book which Roberto handed me when I was at the ICP in March. He is from Sao Paulo, Brazil but is studying in NY at the moment. Pauses Along is very poetic and leaves a lot open but I make the…
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June 20, 2011

Ofer Wolberger – Visitor

Another one, probably my favorite, in Ofer's line of "The Photographic Book Project". The Visitor is a collection of images made by a security camera, producing the small ID tag images of the same woman as she signs in to the same building every day. The book, which is loose-leaf bound, manages to bring 2…
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May 19, 2011

Visions and Documents

Box set of 10 booklets. Visions and Documents, 2010. Michele Cera. Francesco Neri Cesare Fabbri Curated by Michele Cera / Federico Covre, Visions and Documents is a limited edition 10 catalogue box produced by the Documentary Platform in Italy. I had the chance to meet several of the photographers involved when I was in Savignano…
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April 26, 2011

Paul Kranzler and the Sugarplum Fairies

My good friend Paul Kranzler just directed his first music video for the California based pop band Sugarplum Fairies. If you know his latest fantastic book BRUT, then you will recognize many of the people and places. Sugarplum Fairies "The Images We Get" from sugarplum fairies on Vimeo.
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April 21, 2011

Ofer Wolberger – Covers

Not the latest, but a new one for me I got while in NY last month is a part Ofer Wohlberger's on-going book series "The Photographic Book Project" and is once again somewhere between the ready-made, appropriation and artist book. Both are my favorites to date for different reasons. Covers is a xerox collection of…
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April 15, 2011

Point Sublime – at Lost and Found tonight in Amsterdam

12 original slides will be projected tonight at "Lost and Found", I can't make it, but maybe someone can send me an iphone snap? Especially for L&F, the author of 'The Englishman Who Posted Himself and Other Curious Objects' comes from London to Theatrum Anatomicum, bringing some of W. Reginald Bray's curious objects.Also on show…
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April 7, 2011

Publish Your Photography Book – Darius Himes and Mary Virginia Swanson

I just got back from a month of traveling, much of it had to do with the Point Sublime project, much to do with making some new photographs, and a big part of it was giving 2 lectures in NY, one at ICP and one to the class of Amy Stein at the SVA. The…
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March 29, 2011

Point Sublime – the fun part

the cash and a nice stack of checks me, my folks and the team at Ironwood and the American Cancer Society My dad and Dr. Ono, my dad is the one cuffing the cash behind his back. Last week was the fun part of the Point Sublime project. My dad and mom and I went…
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March 22, 2011

ICP lecture

photo, Thomas Schultz Things have been really quiet here as I have been in AZ, roaming the suburbs and deserts with my friend Thomas, soaking up sun and remembering what too much light can look like. I am in NY at the moment, being treated like family at the Horses Think corral. Tomorrow evening, March…
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March 6, 2011

Wolfgang Scheppe – DONE.BOOK

Wolfgang Scheppe's new book Done.Bookis the perfect follow up to his mega project Migropolis from 2009. Where Migropolis examines Venice, Italy's future as a complex globalized society, the Done.Book dives into its meticulously documented past by two self-proclaimed visual archivists. One, John Ruskin, is very famous. And one, Alvio Gabagnin, a virtually unknown self-taught photographer…
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February 21, 2011

Baptiste Lignel – Ce Qui Demeure, vol. 1

Baptiste Lignel is now shipping his latest project Ce Qui Demeure, which was announced as a pre-release special edition last year. Covering 10 years of his children's life, a mixture of still-lives and portraits in color and b/w, it's a beautiful project that has been successfully brought to print. I don't know how direct the…
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February 13, 2011

Caroline Waltman – Native Soil

Though it is from 2009, I just got a copy of Caroline Waltman’s artist book Native Soil. Like so many of her dutch colleagues, the design is top and I’m not sure if she has many left as it is only an edition of 100 copies. From the text I gather that Caroline comes from…
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February 6, 2011

UMBAU 25 – Baghdad Suite

UMBAU, a Vienna based architecture journal has just published the Baghdad Suite series in the latest issue titled "Toward an Economy of Excess". The original Baghdad Suite book is sold out, but I have a few copies of this journal, which I think is the only place right now to see the entire series printed…
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February 3, 2011

Viviane Sassen – Sketches

Misha KOMINEK has released a great little book from Viviane Sassen. SKETCHES is a collection of Polaroids made my Sassen between 2002 and 2010 in Africa. Polaroids are often hard to reproduce, keeping their tactile feeling, this one solves the problem by showing them in the way a working photographer deals with them; piled on…
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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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