January 21, 2011

WassinkLundgren – Tokyo Tokyo

I just got the newest book from Wassink Lundgren Toky Tokyo which Fritz Gierstberg so rightly calls a "lampooning of the mythical decisive moment". Wassink and Lundgren often work together, but this might be the first time where their artistic co-op becomes a formal part of the work. The so-called moment may be magical and…
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January 20, 2011

thanks Hippolyte Bayard, thanks Fabio Severo

Fabio Severo gave me a chance to answer some questions about my process of making books. Check out his blog Hippolyte Bayard.
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January 17, 2011

Point Sublime – book + print set

AN UPDATE:Tomorrow, March 10th, my dad and I will present the first portion of the proceeds which we have collected to date through the Point Sublime project. With the help of Melissa, the "patient navigator" at the Ironwood Cancer and Research Center, we have decided to give the money to the American Cancer Society Cancer…
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January 13, 2011


from Not Niigata, 2009. Somehow I forgot to post about this interview on LANDSCAPE STORIES, an on-line magazine edited and directed by Andrea Gaio, Claudio Bettio and Gianpaolo Arena. I was thrilled to do it as the questions posted were right on. I met Gianpaolo Arena in Savignano, Italy at the SI Fest this year…
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January 13, 2011

David Schoerner at MELK in Oslo

photos: David Shoerner and the Gallery Melk, Oslo David Schoerner manages to pursue his own work while publishing the small yet consistently high quality series of books under the imprint Hassla. Its hard to balance two worlds, whether they be photographer/publisher, photographer/curator, photographer/teacher, so its good to follow his work and constantly be reminded that…
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January 8, 2011

POC at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center

POC Lecture/Panel Discussion Saturday January 8, 2011Lecture/Panel Discussion: 3-6pm @The Grey Area (down the hall from PPAC)Reception: 6-7pm @PPAC   Please join us for a public event featuring the POC group North America on Saturday January 8th from 3-7pm. POC, standing for Piece of Cake, is comprised of a group of young artists whose preferred…
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December 29, 2010

Realstadt – Wishes Knocking on Reality’s Door

I got a chance to be a part of an interesting book project this fall documenting the architecture exhibition REALSTADT in the Kraftwerk Mitte Berlin. Curated by Martin Heller and Angelika Fitz, the show presented nearly 300 architecture models from dozens of German cities. From October 1 until November 28 2010 Berlin was playing host…
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December 10, 2010

Harry Watts – Studio

Harry Watts has made the fitting companion book to Darkroom by Michel Campeau. His latest Black Box publication turns the camera onto the all the crap that clutters our studios, the stuff usually left outside the frame; broken fans, crumpled back-drops, cables. Whereas Darkroom is, for me, quite melancholic and nostalgic, considering my history of…
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December 9, 2010

Jasper De Beijer – The Giant Popsicle

My friend and fellow POC member Jasper De Beijer just sent me his thoughts on this year's Scope Miami experience. After being in Paris 2 weeks ago and seeing many red dots on superficial work, I laughed a bit and cried a bit after reading his words. Let me tell you a story about the…
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December 6, 2010

Kaylynn Deveney – The Day to Day Life of Albert Hastings

I don't know why this book is in the deep discount section at Photo Eye, but if you don't have one you should check it out. It is on my short-list of favorite books from the last few years.
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November 28, 2010

Empty Land, Promised Land, Forbidden Land – Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen

Empty Land, Promised Land, Forbidden Land is the second annual publication of Rob and Arnold's ongoing Sochi Project. The first being last years Sanitorium. Sanitorium is everything a photo-book collector wants; limited print run, a slick design, clear concept and nice big pretty pictures un-cluttered by too much text. Its the last wish, "not too…
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November 23, 2010

Interview on Bookbla

Jasmin Seck, the creator of the BOOKBLA forum for photography books has posted this interview about my thoughts, reasons, worries and hopes for this blog. Unfortunately it is all in german....aber viel Spass. Thanks Jasmin
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November 18, 2010

Itza´- Charles Freger

Charles Freger was just passing through Salzburg where he got a warm soup and a bed and I got a beautiful new book. This is Charles' latest book, though the work is several years old; its been a long road getting this book out but here it is. ITZA`, Mayan Memories, or as its original…
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November 14, 2010

New Topographics – a reprise in German

Original New Topographics catalogue from 1975, George Eastman House. New Topographics book from 2009 by Steidl, CCP, and George Eastman House New Topographics in Linz, Landesgalerie Oberösterreich, November/December 2010.   The New Topographics exhibition can be seen in its etirety for the first time in Europe. The show has been re-curated by the Center for…
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November 11, 2010

Salt Marsh Predators – BlisterZine #5

Here is the promised follow-up to Suburban which I posted last week. BliserZine #5 is a 3-D collection of stuffed and exhibited salt marsh predators. There is something very similar between photography and taxidermy, both freezing a moment, a moment declared more important than the moment before, or any moment to follow. Taxidermy and photography…
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November 9, 2010

Harvey Benge – As It Is? in four chapters

Its getting hard to keep up with Harvey, but I hope he doesn't stop sending me books. Here is his latest, a 4 part booklet set that is hidden behind the notion that it's not photography's fault that it doesn't have answers, it's our fault for not knowing the question. As so often with Harvey,…
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November 6, 2010

TRYS in Fotohof Salzburg

Ugnius Gelguda Andrew Miksys Indre Serpytyte This is the last week to see a show which I curated in the Gallery Fotohof in Salzburg this summer. A group show of 3 contemporary Lithuanian artists, TRYS (Lithuanian for "three") highlights the work of Andrew Miksys Indre Serpytyte Ugnius Gelguda If you have the time, and the…
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October 31, 2010

BlisterZine – Suburban and Suburban RGB

Since making the 720 book, I've been receiving loads of skateboarding related 'zines and books. I am excited to have these in my collection and this is one that was given to me personally by Emiliano Biondelli and Valentina Venturi who I spent some time with this summer photographing in Savignano, Italy. Their monthly fanzine…
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October 14, 2010

Print-for-a-book swap #4

"Tikiman" from HIGLEY, 2006. 24x30 cm. As I've said before... I am offering a few of my press prints from various book projects over the last years in trade for a selection of books I would like to have. THESE PRINTS ARE SLIGHTLY DAMAGED* (a small kink here or there) and most have various printer…
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October 12, 2010

Christian Patterson – Redheaded Peckerwood

Cover of Christian Patterson's Redheaded Peckerwood Following the last post, this is the 2nd in a line of books I don't have yet, but will surely follow and await their release. Fellow POC and friend Christian Patterson is offering a pre-release edition of his up-comming book Redheaded Peckerwood. If you know his first book Sound…
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October 6, 2010

Baptiste Lignel – Ce Qui Demeure

I traded books last year with Baptiste Lignel for his Coney Island book, a collection of details of the objects and the people who made the famous, fated amusement park an icon. He is following it up with a book about childhood, including only images of his own children. As it seems to becoming common…
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September 30, 2010

Harvey Benge – Birds and All the Places I’ve Ever Known

All the Places I've ever Known, Harvey Benge, Kehrer Publishing, 2010 Birds, Harvey Benge, FAQedtions, 2010 Harvey Benge just sent me his two latest books, though knowing Harvey, there might even have been something new released in the time it takes me to get a handle on these 2. Harvey is a busy man, not…
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September 28, 2010

video interview on E-PhotoReview

Fabio Severo, who writes the Hippolyte Bayard Blog interviewed me for E-PhotoReview about my latest books and how and why they came about. Don't let the short sleeves and the sunshine fool you, Salzburg was super crappy this year weather-wise, the interview was on my sister's back patio while I was back visiting HIGLEY this…
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September 25, 2010

ok, I give up, follow the BUFFET on FACEBOOK.

Not that it is much fun to follow a blog as silent as this one has been lately, but this is the "on-deck" stack and, believe me, I think it will be a long cold winter here with lots of time to kill and post, so try not to let me slip form your sight.…
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September 17, 2010

Lewis Chaplin – You Make Me Feel (mighty real)

I don't have one of these yet, but hope to get one soon. I usually wait to post about something when I have one in my hands but i thought this might be a chance to open the forum a bit. If anyone has one of Lewis Chaplin' book, and wants to write a few…
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