Title: Artificial Perfection
Photographer/Designer/Publisher: Zach Hoskin
6” x 8.5” (15cm x 22cm)
First Edition of 115 copies printed Dec 2013
Description: A collection of photos and a few words, that explores all of the angles, equations, lines, geometry, networks and systems that make up an urban day-to-day.
to order / website
5:49 pm • 2 March 2014 • 1 note
John M. O’Toole
Found images collected over a three year period through various web and archive image searches with the keyword being the surname “O’Toole”.
Through this archive John M. O’Toole has sequenced and manipulated several images to create O’Tooles.
edition of 100/40pgs/5x7/newsprint/$10
8:54 pm • 24 February 2014 • 23 notes
ma almeno ci sei tu amore mio / but at least you are here my love
Title: ma almeno ci sei tu amore mio
Author: Nico Baumgarten
Language: italian / english, german inlay on request
Number of pages: 68
Size: 14,4 cm x 20,5 cm / 5,7 x 8,1 inch
Edition size: 100 signed and numbered copies
Printing: digital offset
Paper: Cyclus print 135 g/m2 (100% recycled paper)
Cover: 300 g/m2 cardboard, overrun by a car and featuring a silkscreened title
Binding: saddle stitched, handbound
This hand-bound photobook deals with the neighborhood of Scampia (Naples) which is mainly known as a stronghold of the Camorra mafia. But this book doesn’t show gangsters or junkies, it shows the everyday life of people who don’t have anything to do with all this.
It describes a rough reality which is why I didn’t want it to be a precious object. This is why I overrun the covers with a car and printed it on recycled paper. It comes in an edition of 100 copies.
You can find more info and a video of the whole book on my website www.nicobaumgarten.net
10:00 am • 11 February 2014 • 2 notes
Solar Power by Jason Rusnock
21.6cm x 21.6cm (8.50 x 8.50in)
black and white laser
"Light and time are photography’s most fundamental elements. Light and shadow create form; time determines their recorded values. Through manipulations in the photographic process, these images captured on film are presented in ways unique to the medium. They illustrate details both seen by the human eye, and those seen only by the camera.”
12:00 pm • 9 February 2014 • 21 notes
Exhaustion can occur merely attempting to breathe, 2013.
Each book is unique and assembled by hand.
Each book is composed of a portfolio of 34 pages of photographs,
two 8 pages booklets of writings,
ten small squares taped all throughout the book,
six loose written pages,
one page printed on both sides, one vellum insert,
and seven large folded photographs.
Each book is wrapped in a leather cover embossed with the title, and tied by two clasps.
Each purchase comes with a personal story, either recorded specifically, or made as a phone call.
Read more and purchase.
3:35 pm • 15 March 2013 • 86 notes
Portrait d’une jeune femme
Portrait d’une jeune femme,
by Thomas Boivin;
500 copies signed & numbered.
Portrait d’une jeune femme - (portrait of a young lady) : A selection of portraits, made during a 2 years relationship.
4:00 pm • 4 March 2013
«Know More» –
by Norbert Bayer,
18,5 cm x 23,7 cm,
Risography print by Ourpress,
1st edition 300 copies,
«Know More» is the name of an artist book by Norbert Bayer. Know What? No More? It reads like a Surrealist novel minus the text, which is to say it does not read like a novel exactly but like a mysterious fictionalization of life, or like an unveiling of the wondrous qualities that life actually has — if you are able to access them. A series of photographs present an odd succession of images that compel one to string them together in a sort of rhyme: plant fronds, feathered metallic ground, the edge of nothingness, the edge of a cornice, a battered coffee table, the people at the party… plants in a window, plants in a market… a curtain curled up with its shadow, two bananas spooning, a pair of shoes with their tongues hanging out. From beginning to end, each image is framed in Masonic mystery by a diamond that seems to zero in on something. But on what? And why? It’s a game Bayer has played himself, and each viewer must play it in turn, uniquely. It will never end the same way twice.
—Lori Waxman 6/9/12 3:52 PM
2:30 pm • 4 March 2013 • 12 notes
60 pages, soft cover
8.25” x 10.75”
hand numbered edition of 100
Collected: self portrait is a self-published book of found photographs, which capture the presence of their photographer through shadows and reflections. Understood as flawed and imperfect on their own, the images as a collection celebrate an intrusion originally described by Lee Friedlander’s Self-Portrait series.
9:42 am • 24 January 2013 • 8 notes
Photographs by Cara Phillips.
208 pp., color illustraitons throughout,
Beauty stalks us with a condescending eye. From television screens to magazines, shop windows to billboards, there is hardly a face or figure that hasn’t been trimmed, polished, or reinvented to beleaguer us with an increasingly unattainable paradigm of physical beauty. Here Cara Phillips explores the reassuring environments and ominous implements of cosmetic surgery. The book provides a voyeuristic view into the pristine temples of physical transformation while simultaneously offering an insightful critique of our culture of narcissism.
(via CARA PHILLIPS)
9:09 pm • 24 November 2012 • 1 note
Leer - Nico Baumgarten
Author: Nico Baumgarten
Language: german / english
Number of pages: 220
Size: 15 cm x 20 cm
Edition size: 150
Printing: digital offset
Binding: handsewed french link stitch, naked spine
Cover: hardcover made of recycled corrugated cardboard
Price: 36 € + shipping
ISBN: ISBN-free book
Leer is an ordinary town somewhere in Germany. You can find ordinary people here, just like everywhere else.
From the ex-junkie to the conservative head of a family everybody strives to pursue his own life according to his agenda. But the predominant normality in Leer makes one question how much room there really is for individuality. For one’s own dreams, hopes and expectations.
10:00 am • 23 November 2012 • 2 notes
Author & Concept: Laia Abril
Art Direction: Ramon Pez & Guillermo Brotons
Edition Consulting: Cristina de Middel, Silvia Omedes
46 Unfolded Pages
Full Color Offset
22€ shipping cost included
"Thinspiration is a book about the Pro-ana community who has turned anorexia (Ana) into its dogma. They venerate the illness giving meaning to their totalitarian “lifestyle”. The project is a personal and introspective journey across the nature of obsessive desire and the limits of auto-destruction, denouncing disease’s new risk factors: social networks and photography."
9:16 am • 22 November 2012 • 7 notes
50 + 10 A.P.
Design - Morgan Brill
Essay - John Friel
Project Coordination - Jennifer Keats
Assembly & Production - April Wilkins
Printed on Red River and Canson archival papers
About the project and pre-order (please read before purchasing):
Blisner, Ill. is a book project that provides an account of what happened in and what remains of a single Rust Belt town during the process of deindustrialization. Every page is being printed individually, using fully archival media and every book is assembled, cut, and bound by hand. The cover features an image inlay and text inlaid on the spine (photos are currently unavailable of this for the pre-order). The pre-order edition is being offered at cost - each of these books cost me and Columbia College roughly $150 to make (material and labor costs strictly for the production). Later edition copies will cost more. All shipping will go through Fedex to minimize delivery problems. This book was published with the gracious support of Columbia College Chicago Photography Department’s Digital Artist in Residence Program, Red River Paper, and Moab Paper. For more information about the project, download this text that was used as an exhibition proposal.
All buyers will receive the newsprint edition (48 pages, black and white, different edit) for free when it is released in early October!
(via BOOK PREORDER! : Daniel Shea)
11:30 am • 11 September 2012 • 20 notes