“Aperture is pleased to present the digital edition of The PhotoBook Review Issue 002. This issue’s guest editor,Marcus Schaden, introduces The Dummy Shop; Gerry Badgerand Tate Shaw on sequencing photographs; plus the usual profiles and book reviews of the good, the bad, and the beautiful:Ivan Vartanian on Katsumi Omori; Susan Bright on the POV Female series; Joachim Brohm on Michael Schmidt; James Crump on Ryan McGinley, and many more.”
The PhotoBook Review is a publication dedicated to the consideration of the photobook—focusing on the best photography books being published, from the coffee-table book to the handmade artist’s edition, and on creating a better understanding of the ecosystem of the photobook as a whole.
(via The PhotoBook Review Magazine Subscription, 1 Digital Issue | Zinio - The World’s Largest Newsstand)
1:22 pm • 28 June 2012 • 2 notes
Éditions Xavier Barral
248 pages - 24 x 33 cm
"Josef Koudelka’s latest book, “Lime" (Xavier Barral), follows up on the photographer’s work on Limestone (La Martinière, 2001). That work featuring 36 panoramic photographs was published in a limited edition of 500 copies and is today out-of-print.
In the 245-page “Lime”, we find those same previously published photographs plus more recent ones on the same subject. In the text that accompanies the pictures, “Nature and Man: Josef Koudelka, The Freedom to Observe,” Jacqueline de Ponton d’Amécourt emphasizes the interest a number of painters since the 19th century have taken in rock quarries, from Gustave Courbet in 1850 and, later, Paul Cezanne at the Montagne Saint Victoire, to Pablo Picasso and the old quarries near the Chateau de Vauvenargues.
Like these great painters of the 19th century, Koudelka chose quarries as his subject. At the invitation of the largest global mining group, the photographer regularly visits quarries across the world. From 1999 to 2010, he visited 51 quarries in 11 countries, sometimes spending days on location. He brought back panoramic black-and-white photographs showing apocalyptic landscapes that show traces of mankind, even though the pictures lack human presence to provide a sense of scale.
It is for this reason that Koudelka does not consider this series as a commission, but rather a mission related to the “current concerns about man’s harmful effect on landscapes.” With this book, Koudelka touches on something timely and universal: human activity that permanently changes the landscape. ”
Others will see in this book an instance of Land Art.
(via Josef Koudelka’s latest book: Lime | La Lettre de la Photographie)
3:29 pm • 26 June 2012 • 1 note
Night & Day:
150+ pages | 21 X 28 cm
Casebound with Blue cloth
Cover Designed by Rene Ricard - Conversation Jack Pierson
Night & Day brings together a selection of iconic Kodachrome pictures from David Armstrong’s archive of the late 70’s and early 80’s New York scene.
The images illuminate an intimate and carefree epoch of innocent-bohemian wilderness -a time just before the tumultuos 80’s.
Dispersed through out the series are images of generation of youngsters which changed culture - including Rene Ricard, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Jean-Michel Basquait, John Waters to mention a few.
Vernacular yet with a undeniable ability to capture and create timeless images, David Armstrong’s Night & Day tells tales of a bygone era.
The book contains 110 images, including a facsimile of an original poem typed out in 1979 by Rene Ricard.
(via Mörel David Armstrong)
4:49 pm • 25 June 2012 • 5 notes
5/1 - Portraits
Issue 1 focuses on portraits and features work from Barnaby Kent, Paul John Nelson, Jake Krushell, Stephanie Mill and Daniel Navarrete.
It is a 40 page zine printed on uncoated 160gsm paper, saddle stitched and self published in an edition of 25.
£5 + postage (£1.50 UK / £2.50 Europe / £3.00 Rest of the World)
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11:18 am • 23 June 2012 • 68 notes
Celebrate zines and community with the Portland Zine Symposium organizers at this farmer’s market-like event. Amazine Fest will be hosted @ IPRC three times a year, so that you have a place to share your zines and pick up new ones every season of the year! FREE for all to attend!
(via (1) AmaZine Day)
8:51 pm • 22 June 2012
Anne Sophie Merryman
Mrs. Merryman’s Collection
86 colour plates
24.5 cm x 27 cm
Publication date: June 2012
Anne-Marie Merryman collected postcards between 1937 and 1980, a collection inherited by her granddaughter, Anne Sophie Merryman.
The book, Mrs. Merryman’s Collection, presents the postcards which together form the story of two intertwined lives - one life lived travelling the world through the postcard images, the other a child and then adult whose life and relationship to her own history and her future were influenced by the collection.
While Anne-Marie and Anne Sophie never met, both their lives were inspired by the postcard collection - a relationship that was born, and continues to flourish, in the realms of the imagination.
Mrs. Merryman’s Collection is the winner of the First Book Award 2012, an award by the National Media Museum and MACK to support the publication of a book by a previously unpublished photographer.
(via MACK - Anne Sophie Merryman - Mrs. Merryman’s Collection)
2:02 am • 18 June 2012 • 1 note
Pull My Daisy box set
Pull My Daisy is a collectable object containing Robert Frank’s famous film of 1959 on DVD; a text booklet with an introduction, the transcript of the film and lyrics to the opening song; and a photo-magazine of on-set documentary photos by John Cohen.
Pull My Daisy typifies the Beat Generation. Directed by Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie, Pull My Daisy was adapted by Jack Kerouac from the third act of a stage play he never finished entitled Beat Generation. Kerouac also provided improvised narration. It stars Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Larry Rivers, Peter Orlovsky, David Amram, Richard Bel- lamy, Alice Neel, Sally Gross and Pablo, Frank’s then infant son. Based on an incident in the life of Neal Cassady and his wife Carolyn, the movie tells the story of a railway brakeman whose painter wife invites a respectable bishop over for dinner. However, the brakeman’s bohemian friends crash the party, with comic results. Pull My Daisy was praised for years as an improvisational masterpiece, until Leslie revealed in 1968 that the film was actually carefully planned, rehearsed, and directed by him and Frank.
Book and object design by Robert Frank and Gerhard Steidl
DVD, text booklet and photo-magazine
Text booklet: 32 pages, 1 photograph
Photo-magazine: 56 pages, 36 photographs
14.2 cm x 19.2 cm
3:16 pm • 2 June 2012 • 1 note
phot(o)lia: Compulsion. Alex Prager.
Compulsion. Alex Prager (USA).
Photographs by Alex Prager
Published by Michael Hoppen Gallery, 2012. Edition of 1,200 copies. This book has been published on the occasion of the exhibition “Compulsion”.
Alex Prager’s photography reminds stills from film noir. Her most recent…
10:00 am • 30 May 2012 • 17 notes
Jonnie Craig - I'll Kick You In The Head With My Energy Legs
IKYITHWMEL, released by Swedish publishers Dokument, is a new black & white series documenting Craig’s time spent skateboarding - celebrating youth, friendship and finding fun in the little things.
Size: 23.5 x 30 cm
11:29 am • 29 May 2012
7 x 8.5 in., 48 pages, soft cover, color offset
Text by Bob Nickas
Edition of 500
Publication date: May 2012
11:25 pm • 22 May 2012 • 7 notes