28 April 2012

Scheltens & Abbenes - Unfolded





Unfolded
Scheltens & Abbenes
Designed by Laurenz Brunner & Julia Born, 3D rendering by Thomas Traum
Published by Kodoji Press
Printed by Calff & Meischke
Hardcover book (with additional edition poster)
41 pages / 23x33 cm / 9x13 inch
Edition size: 1000
Offset Printing
Price: 28,50 Euros (+shipping from The Netherlands)

"Unfolded is a book that can function as an exhibition. The physical experience of walking through the exhibition route has been been imitated playfully in the book with renderings, so that readers imagine themselves to be walking through the different rooms of the gallery.

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26 April 2012

Federico Ciamei - 80s SWM seeks LTR


80s SWM seeks LTR
Federico Ciamei
48 pages
20x15 cm
50 copies
digital print
15 euros + shipping from Italy

"80s SWM seeks LTR is an net acronym that stands for '80 years old single white male seeks long term relationship'. This is a book about love, internet dating and old cupids."

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Mika Kitamura - Einmal ist Keinmal


Title: Einmal ist Keinmal
Artist: Mika Kitamura
20 pages
210×297mm
Edition size: 20
type of printing: laser print
Price: ¥1500JPY (+shipping)

"'Einmal ist Keinmal (once is never)-What happens but once,might as well not have happened at all.If we have only one life to live,we might as well not have lived at all'―'The Unbearable Lightness of Being,'Milan Kundera― It is about freezing a single moment that will never recur and looking at it again and again. It is about capturing a moment which never happened at all through a camera lens. Or it may be an act of capturing a sole and precious moment. Attempting to perfectly preserve a certain moment, or trying to accurately convey a message, is impossible. But for the photographers, it's a good thing. Maybe photography is simply a means to connect with people. Or maybe it is merely a symbol for the things we perceive. So what is photography? That remains a mystery. A certain moment will never recur, ever again. That being said, although everything seems accidental, surely nothing happens by sheer chance.(Mika Kitamura)"

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24 April 2012

Facundo Pires - Continente


Continente
Facundo Pires
20 pages
21x30cm
50 numbered copies
Digital printing
7 euros + shipping

"Continente is a first monograph by Argentinian photographer Facundo Pires. His unique vision presents an alien-like world inhabited by nondescript shapes and strange objects. One might even be tempted to say that he doesn't photograph the world as much as he creates it through his looking." 

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Various - Walden


Walden
Curated by Miriam Neitzel
Photographs of Chris Friel, Sarah Hermans, Marina Richter, Ugne Straigyte and Marina Weigl
Screenprinted Wood Cover/Coptic Binding/Recycling Paper
100 Pages
190 x 250 mm
Edition of 65 - Handnumbered
50 Euro

"Walden is a composure of young contemporary photography. It is about the four elements, the human perception of nature, the longing and the construct of romanticism."

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Tiane Doan na Champassak - Tantra


Tantra
Tiane Doan na Champassak
Artist zine
16 pages
137 copies
Risograph printing by Après Midi Lab in Paris
15 euros + shipping costs

"Alternating seven of his photographs taken in Sonagachi, Kolkata's red light district, with seven yantras designed by his father thirty years before, Tiane Doan na Champassak delivers a vision of the sexual act made sacred. Altogether elegant and suggestive, the yantras are usually geometrical magical diagrams, bearing explicit sexual and esoteric symbolism. Used in the tantric ritual, they possess considerable power and allow both man and woman to surpass their human condition."

Tantra is also available as a limited edition boxed set of gelatin silver photographs printed by the artist, together with reproductions of the drawings on tracing paper.

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23 April 2012

Giulia Di Lenarda - Sainte Sara et Saintes Maries


Title: Sainte Sara et Saintes Maries
Photographer: Giulia Di Lenarda
Book
Size: 132 pages, 15x21 cm
Edition: 150
Printing: offset
Price: 20 Euros

"Rom, Manouches, Sinti – together with pilgrims from all over the world – come each year at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, a village on the coast of southwestern France, to honor their saints."

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22 April 2012

Yannik Willing - Before tomorrow

Before tomorrow
Yannik Willing
60 pages
32cmx45cm / 12,6inch x 17,75 inch
300 copies
offset printed
22 Euros (incl. shipping within Germany), 25 Euros (incl. shipping worldwide), 18 Euros (personal pickup)

"Before tomorrow is a so far unpublished newspaper print publication and was exhibited during the International Photobook Dummy Award 2012 exhibition at Le Bal, Paris. It deals with the imminent radical changes of tourist regions in Sri Lanka after the end of the civil war in 2009 that had lasted almost thirty years."

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20 April 2012

Vanya Georgieva-Michel and Andreas Stathopoulos - In Pace


In Pace
Vanya Georgieva-Michel and Andreas Stathopoulos
Artist zine
210 x 297 mm (8.27 × 11.69 in)
32 pages
Hand numbered edition of 100
Risograph print @ PTTL
€10 + shipping

"« È toi men prôtista Khaos genet : First became the abyss " In pace originally indicates a monastery dungeon. Declined in a contemporary vision of partition of society into individual units, Vanya Georgieva-Michel and Andreas Stathopoulos' creation reflects certain process of blinding/concealment, whether through successive layers of city soil ​​or closings affixed to bourgeois homes. The pictures interact with quotes by, amongst others, Castoriadis and Bataille."

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Gazed Upon


Gazed Upon
Guest curated by Amy Elkins
Photographs by Jen Davis, Cara Phillips & Stacey Tyrell
Essay by Sarah Palmer Perfect
5 3/4 x 7 3/4 in.
74 pages
Edition of 100
Digital on Mohawk Superfine
$25, $145 for signed copy with 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)

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Manca Juvan - Unordinary Lives


Unordinary Lives, Afghanistan 2003 - 2009
Manca Juvan
afterwords by Clare Lockhart and Karim Merchant, design by Bostjan Pavletic
196 pages
21 x 26 cm
Offset printing
Edition size: 700 copies
Price: 50 Euros + shipping

"More than ten years after 9/11 and the international community’s intervention against the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, the promises of bringing democracy and rebuilding this war-torn nation have proved elusive. The ongoing war and instability in Afghanistan - justified in the name of international security yet sweetened with fleeting glimpses of domestic peace, development and prosperity - continues to diminish the hope of the Afghan people, who have been caught up in this endless conflict of interests and struggles for money, power, and control. Stories of ordinary Afghans deserve to be both told and seen in order to remind us what the real images of war and poverty - of lives far from ordinary - look like."

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10 April 2012

Augusto Mendoza - Walls Clean Dumb People


Walls Clean Dumb People
Augusto Mendoza
30 pages
9 x 12 in. (22.86 x 30.48 cm)
digital press
$22

"Walls Clean Dumb People is a collection of photos I took while traveling in Europe during the winter of 2011. This book documents my exploration of the local and tourist culture, while also seeking humor in the consumerism and embracement of American pop culture overseas."

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09 April 2012

Miquel Llonch - In the fields of gold


Title: In the fields of gold
Artist: Miquel Llonch
40 pages
16 x 22 cm
type of printing: Offset
Price: 16 Euros

"t’s at twilight and on the outskirts of his hometown of Terrassa, located in the province of Barcelona, that Miquel Llonch realized the photographs of In the Field of Gold. The light captured, urban and remoter, immersing characters and setting in an ephemeral space, border between city and nature, light and darkness, noise and silence."

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08 April 2012

Zheng San-Xi - The Birds


The Birds - reprinted in July 2011
Original version March, 1963
Zheng San-Xi (Taiwan)
self-published by: the wife of Zheng San-Xi, his families and friends
Chinese text: photographers Long Chin-San, Zhang-Cai, Huang Tse-siu
Hardcover, 44 Pages, 32 B&W images, 28.5cm x 22cm x 1.2 cm,
Reprinted in a limited edition of 700 copies only
Price: US$45 (including shipping charges) - PayPal only!

The Birds is one of the important photo books in Taiwan. Originally self-published in March 1963, it was out of print for a long time. Reprinted version was self-published by the wife of photographer for a memorial exhibition after he passed away in 2011. Taiwan senior photographer Zheng San-Xi taking the role of continuation in the history of Taiwan photography unfortunately passed away in Feb 2nd 2011, aged 74. Born in Keelung, Taiwan in 1937, Professor Master Zheng purchased first camera in 1955 and started wandering the streets and taking pictures. He joined the Xin-Shuei Photography Exhibition Group under the guidance of photographer Zhang Cai. He was under great influence from Zhang Cai with concepts of socialist realist photography introduced from Japan, and started taking picutures of every corner of his hometown Keelung in the 1950s and 60s. He held his first individual exhibition of "birds" since 1963. The birds photo book was issued in 1963, and belonged to one of top important Taiwan Photobooks, the first themed photo book in Taiwan. Please write to me in advance if you want to order it.

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05 April 2012

Tammy Mercure - Elvis


Title: Elvis
Artist: Tammy Mercure
10 pages
5x5"x7.75"
Edition size: 30
type of printing: Pigment Prints, letterpress
Price: $12

"TCB Press/Tammy Mercure is publishing a book a month for 2012 on a single topic. April 2012 is Elvis."

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02 April 2012

Jon Eland - Upwardly Immobile


Title: Upwardly Immobile
Artist: Jon Eland
8pp CD booklet (120mm x 120mm / 4.7 x 4.7 in)
Edition size: 50
type of printing: Digital B&W
Price: £4.65 (UK) / £6.35 (Europe) / £6.70 (N.America) inc postage.

"Look up. We’re often told to change our viewpoint; this series of images captures the view of the city as the visitor cranes their neck upwards. A look around at what is above, the higher echelons. Is it attainable or is it simply a gained height? In itself a study or the architecture of a city – showing buildings from the emergence during Victorian times to it’s post-80′s renaissance as a new home to finance and retail."

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Adam Gong - 6 Rolls

Title: 6 Rolls
Artist: Adam Gong
Type: Zine
36 Pages
5.5" x 8" / 13.5cm x 20.5cm
Edition of 50
Black and white Xerox
Price: $5 US. $7 international

"Photos from 6 rolls of film that I was too broke to get developed. After 6 months of living in New York I finally managed to get them processed."

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