114 pages, including 13 gatefolds
24.5 cm x 30.5 cm
Hardback with embossed cover
Publication date: April 2012
Street photography is perhaps the defining genre of photographic art. Seminal works by Walker Evans, Harry Callahan, Robert Frank and Garry Winogrand display photography’s astonishing dance with life, and its unique role in forming our perceptions of the modern world.
The Present is Paul Graham’s contribution to this legacy. The images in this book come unbidden from the streets of New York, but are not quite what we might expect, for each moment is brought to us with its double – two images taken from the same location, separated only by the briefest fraction of time. We find ourselves in sibling worlds, where a businessman with an eye patch becomes, an instant later, a man with an exaggerated wink; a woman eating a banana walks towards us, and a small focus shift reveals the blind man right behind her.
Although there are flashes of surprise – a woman walks confidently down the street one moment, only to tumble to the ground a second later – for the most part there is little of the drama street photography is addicted to. People arrive and depart this quiet stage, with the smallest shift of time and attention revealing the thread between them. A suited young businessman crosses the road, only to be replaced by his homeless alternate; a woman in a pink t-shirt is engulfed with tears, but seconds later there is a content shopper in her place.
The Present gives us an impression quite different to most street photography where life is frozen rigid. Here we glimpse the continuum: before/after, coming/going, either/or. A ‘present’ that is a fleeting and provisional alignment, with no singularity or definitiveness; a world of shifting awareness and alternate realities, where life twists and spirals in a fraction of a second to another moment, another world, another consciousness.
The Present is the third in Paul Graham’s trilogy of projects on America which began with American Night in 2003 and was followed in 2007 by a shimmer of possibility (winner of the Paris Photo Book Prize 2011 for the most significant photo book of the past 15 years). The Present takes Graham’s reputation as a master of the book form to new heights, employing multiple gatefolds to convey passages of time and the unfolding of urban life.
(via MACK - Paul Graham - The Present)
• 27 April 2012
Our new book featuring photographs by Jefferson Hayman is now available.
The first 15 are signed & include a miniature gelatin silver print.
These are selling quickly.
Purchase online here.
- Publication -
• 25 April 2012
Curated by Amy Elkins
Featuring artists, Jen Davis,
Cara Phillips & Stacey Tyrell
Essay by photographer & writer,
5 3/4 x 7 3/4 in.
Perfect bound soft cover
Printed on Mohawk Superfine
Designed & published by Ampersand
Printed & bound in Portland, Oregon
Edition of 100
Numbers 1-10 are signed by curator Amy Elkins & include one signed & numbered print by each artist.
In bringing together the work of North American artists Jen Davis, Cara Philips & Stacey Tyrell in the current exhibition, Gazed Upon, curator & artist Amy Elkins asks the viewer to interrogate his or her own sense of looking. We are presented with three artists who challenge standard notions of “beauty” & perception, causing a schism between what we think we see & how we might read or interpret it. Along these lines, we, as viewers, are directed through the title of the exhibition to employ the gaze, that loaded Lacanian term that piles all of our potency & desires onto the “object” upon which we gaze. These artists, working in different media & different shooting styles all dance with this complex set of ideas about the role of the observer, how the gaze, itself, is employed & how it might reflect back on an audience.
- Sarah Palmer (from the book essay)
(via Ampersand - Gallery & Bookshop — Gazed Upon - Guest Curated by Amy Elkins)
• 22 April 2012
Surfing Hong Kong
Title: Surfing Hong Kong
Artist: James Feldman
Designer: Elise Inthavixay
40 pages, 37 color plates
24.4 x 16.8 cm / 9 5/8 x 6 5/8 in
edition of 500
In Surfing Hong Kong (2012) James Feldman combines “soulful” surf photographs taken 15 to 20 years ago in California, with more recent photographs taken in Hong Kong (where he has lived since 2005). In these 37 images, the moods and surroundings of two discrete periods of a life are woven digitally together, and resonate in a way that’s as uncomfortable with the label “fiction”, as with the label “documentary”.
book available here: http://hongkongpaintings.com/surfing_hong_kong_order.html
• 19 April 2012
Twentysix Gasoline Cans by Joseph Putrock
Twentysix Gasoline Cans
Publication date: March, 2012
Printed by McGreevy Pro Lab
© Joseph Putrock
Edition of 300
available through Small Batch Editions
Twentysix Gasoline Cans by Joseph Putrock is an homage to Ed Ruscha’s 1962 seminal book, Twentysix Gasoline Stations. This book contains 26 color images shot by Putrock over a 3 year period.
Twentysix Gasoline Cans is available for purchase for $20 for the book alone, or for $50 with a choice of one of two 8″x10″ digital c-prints by the artist. The two available prints are Hidden Gas Can (Option One - 20 available) and Hoader’s Can Can #1, Cohoes, NY (Option Two - 20 available).
About the artist
Joseph Putrock’s photographs are simple observations of everyday life. His photographs contain nothing but the objects or scenes that everyone encounters on a daily basis, and often times miss. He merely captures these simplicities, which may have gone unnoticed, and holds them up for further contemplation. Odd Juxtapositions, idiosyncratic colors, and humor are all elements that creep into these sometimes complex, and sometimes pedantic images.
For more information on Joseph Putrock, visit Stafford Contemporary.
• 18 April 2012
Matt Austin and EJ Hill
edition of 30
It’s 90 pages (about 45 from me, and 45 from EJ) of writing, photographs, and drawings. We made our sections individually (EJ in Los Angeles, me in Chicago) and then brought them together for this book, trusting our themes surrounding our exhibition would create an interesting dialogue.
Each copy is signed and numbered, each cover title is hand painted with ink, printed in an edition of 30 with there’s just no telling publishing.
• 1 April 2012
A Natural Order
Hardcover, 11 x 15, 80 pages, 45 four-color plates.
In the summer of 2006, Lucas Foglia set out to photograph a network of people who had left cities and suburbs to live off the grid in the rural southeastern United States. Many were motivated by environmental concerns, others were driven by religious beliefs or predictions of economic collapse. While everyone he photographed was working to maintain self-sufficiency, none lived in complete isolation from the mainstream. Instead, they chose which parts of the modern world to embrace and which to leave behind. The body of work, made over a five-year period, is gathered together in the artist’s first book, A Natural Order – a stunning collection that explores a human relationship with wilderness and the persistent libertarianism of the American psyche. Foglia’s photographs, at once iconic and intimate, provoke us to take a candid look at individuals whose chosen lifestyles seem both exotic and unnervingly close to home. Lucas Foglia exhibits and publishes his photographs internationally. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Pilara Foundation and the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Fine Art, and has been published in Aperture Magazine, the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post Magazine, British Journal of Photography, Contact Sheet, and PDN’s 30.
(via Nazraeli Press, Books on the Fine and Applied Arts)
• 1 April 2012
Sarah Hobbs: Small Problems in Living
Sarah Hobbs: Small Problems in Living
Quote from publisher:
This is a superbly illustrated overview of the work of contemporary artist/photographer Sarah Hobbs. The photographs collected here are the product of an ongoing exploration into our neurotic tendencies. Hobbs’s work explores phobias and obsessive-compulsive disorders and how we attempt to deal with them. Set in domestic spaces, the images illustrate the idea that even the most comfortable spaces can house our uneasiness. A compilation of three series, the book allows the viewer to see the work as a whole in order to gain a full understanding of Hobbs’ intent to explore the human psyche and relish the idea that we are all beautifully flawed.
Artists: Sarah Hobbs
Authors: Lisa Kurzner, Winifred Gallagher
Format: 28 x 28 cm
Illustrations: 25 including 24 in color
D.A.P. spring 2012 catalogue: p. 172
• 22 March 2012
16 colour plates
37 cm x 34 cm
Large format leporello bound book with magnetic closing system in faux leather
Publication date: April 2012
"Existing in a state of continual motion, from the hotel room to the road, the life of the travelling salesman, the commercial traveller, is experienced as a perpetual passenger, punctuated by both the shifting of place and the marking of time.”
In the mid 1970s, architect Harry Seidler designed a space for the historic Commercial Travellers’ Association in Sydney, Australia. In collaboration with Pier Luigi Nervi, he created a circular building that sprouts up from the street like a radiating flower.
For the 25th Kaldor Public Art Project, Thomas Demand’s series The Dailies occupies an entire floor of Seidler’s structure. The floor of sixteen bedrooms, which house The Dailies, extend off a circular corridor creating a labyrinthine effect. Demand’s images sit above the beds in each room, the transient scenes capturing everyday moments and objects, suspended in time like the environment around them.
Working within the parameters of his now well-known technique, Demand created carefully formed paper and card sculptures, photographed and then destroyed them. His creations are based on things he saw and photographs he took while travelling and walking the street. Demand describes the series as like Haiku poetry, simple fragments strung together to inspire reflection.
The Dailies includes contributions by designer Miuccia Prada and US author Louis Begley.
The book, a work of art in itself, expands to a 16-pointed star, its concertina pages unfurling to echo the shape of the CTA building.
(via MACK - Thomas Demand - The Dailies)
• 22 March 2012
- 32 pages,
- 8.2 x 5.8 in / 148 x 210 mm
- Black and White, Saddle-Stitch,
- Limited Edition of 120 [Numbered]
- ISBN 978-1-908889-03-4
Publisher’s Description: "In this series of photographs, I focused on the buildings and cityscapes in my hometown – Tehran – on weekend mornings when it was quieter and devoid of so many people. My aim was to show how both new and old buildings often form a strange composition and also how they give the city a new and different look. I was interested in seeing if the new buildings helped us to forget the memories of the previous ones or perhaps we feel that they are constructed in haste and that, therefore, we don’t have a chance to look back. It suggests that they are already part of the past." - Sara Farid Amin
(via The Velvet Cell | Sara Farid Amin | Shadowplay)
• 5 March 2012
LE STYLE BOOK + 2 EDITION PRINTS
2011 / 100 Signed copies / 20,7 x 28,7 cm / 96 pages / Linnen bound with dust jacket / Black & white / English / Designed by Thomas Buxó / Edited by Yannick Bouillis and Thomas Buxó / Published by Off Print / Printed & hand bounded by DDMC, Raalte / Includes 2 signed 21 x 29,7 cm Baryt prints (including 5mm white border)
Limited edtion artist book of 100 copies including 2 black & white edition prints on Baryt paper.
This is the first publication in the Off Print artist book series. The book shows a selection of Scheltens & Abbenes black & white works made for both art & applied projects edited and designed by Thomas Buxó and Yannick Bouillis.
(via Scheltens & Abbenes Store - Product)
• 23 February 2012
Scheltens & Abbenes
Lumi : Snow
by Tero Niskanen
76 pages, softcover, 15 cm * 21 cm
Black and white, perfect bound
A original inkjet print is pasted on the cover
Printed in Estonia, edition of 500
Released in April 2011
Snow was shot between 2010 and 2011 in Helsinki, Finland. It was inspired by the snowiest winter in 100 years. The book aims to approach snow as a sensitive, independent and reflecting entity.
• 9 January 2012