29 August 2015

Elisabeth Tonnard - Wiederholungszwang

by Elisabeth Tonnard
30 pages, handbound in a stab binding with folds on the foredge
size 12.7 x 18.7 cm
B&w inkjet print
Edition limited to 28 numbered copies
Priced at € 150,-

"A compulsive bookwork grounded in the drive to repeat things. ‘Wiederholungszwang’ is a term Sigmund Freud used for repetitive behavior in which a person repeats certain traumatic events. The book is made up out of a single image, a found lantern slide, that becomes a scene of repetition when it is fragmented, folded, repeated and mirrored."

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27 August 2015

Claudio Majorana - The Recent History of Sicilian Skateboard Tours

The Recent History of Sicilian Skateboard Tours
by Claudio Majorana
48 pages, 5.3" x 7.6" (13.5 x 19.2 cm)
Xerox Print
Edition of 200
Sticker in slip case. 
Hand-bound, numbered, and signed by Claudio
€ 18

"The Recent History of Sicilian Skateboard Tours is a book about the recent spate of international skateboard tours to Sicily. The project features Claudio's photographs taken while following the international skateboard tours that have taken place on his home island, alongside portraits of local skateboarders, and a short history of how skateboarding came about on Sicily. Also features a piece by Jeff Kendall about the 1991 Santa Cruz demo in Sicily, cut outs from Italian magazines of the first exposure that Sicilian skateboarders had, and contributions from the first generation of local skateboarders."

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26 August 2015

Ben Cave - Bloom

By Ben Cave
92 pages, 196mm x 240mm
Offset printing
Edition: 500
Price: £20.00

'A series of landscapes focuses on four plants that have been categorised as invasive non-native species in Great Britain. Once prized for their ornamental attributes, these ‘alien invaders’ are now frequently condemned for their impact on the environment and economy. In contrast, the interleaved still lifes depict careful arrangements of cultivated flowers and vegetables, which have been entered for competition at local horticultural shows.'

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Johnny Amore - Performers

by Johnny Amore (Patrick Morarescu)
Pori Art Museum Publications 121

72 pages, 21,5 x 21,5 cm
Offset printing
Price: 18,00 € (+delivery charges: GER: 1,80€ / INT: 3,80€)

"Performers is an archive of portraits collating performance artists active worldwide. The aim is not the documentation of action but to capture the personalities behind the work. The book contains 58 portraits from the series Performers, which are accompanied by quotes of some of the artists,  unfolding their thoughts on the relation between performance art and photography."

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25 August 2015

Arseni Khamzin - JMZ

by Arseni Khamzin
44 pages, 24 plates
5.75 x 8.75" / 14.6 x 22.25cm
Softcover w/ French-Folded Pages
Full-color digital printing
Edition of 100, hand-numbered
ISBN: 978-0-9869444-1-3
$25 USD

"For JMZ, I walked through the streets of inner-city Brooklyn and photographed the objects, spaces, and people I encountered along the way. I used photography to try to understand an unfamiliar landscape and I wished to create a project that would express the sense of awe, wonder, and confusion that I experienced in this landscape."

Rik Moran - Once Were Olympians

Once Were Olympians (Flâ2) - Legacy in the time of austerity
by Rik Moran
A5, Full colour digital
Price £7 + shipping

"Olympic legacy is hotly debated topic for for any nation, let alone Greece, birthplace of the modern Olympics and a country in the midst of financial crisis. Focusing on the 2004 Athens Olympic park, (said to have cost over €11bn) which now sits idle waiting while private developers struggle to secure financing for their redevelopment."

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Wojtek Kutyla - Sentience

by Wojtek Kutyla
Additional contributors: Cathal Rodgers (soundtrack collaboration)
62 pages, 152x177mm, 5.9x6.9 inches
digital printing
Edition: 100
Price: £12.99

"Sentience documents two years of my exploration of emptiness, space and silence. All photographs in the book were taken intuitively, to mark passing moments and to preserve their delicate state. To memorise feelings in the context of physical environment." 

George Zenko - Working Book 1

Working Book 1 (2015)
by George Zenko
28 Pages, 15cm x 21cm
Digital Printing
Edition : 100
Price : £9 (Special edition, with a 5x7 signed Darkroom Print, £24)

"From Russia, to London, Paris and Holland - Working Book 1 is a small selection of Personal Work shot by Photographic Artist George Zenko."

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Alireza Malekian - Divide

Alireza Malekian
52 pages
150 x 230 mm
black & white digital print
edition of 40, numbered
12,00 € (+ shipping)

"This book includes a fine art photography series; based on Qom city and what the artist found on his journey to making these photographs: “Divide” between cultural concepts and architectures and landscapes of the city."

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24 August 2015

Book Case Study V - the workshop returns!

There are made and unmade books. Made books end up here on The Independent Photo Book Blog, but where to go with your unmade books? To the Book Case Study!

This year in it's 5th edition, our workshop in The Hague will pay special attention to the interaction between text and image - beyond the usual introduction essay or the photographer's project statement.

There's a new line up of workshop leaders this year, with Christopher Nüssli, Peter Zuiderwijk and Sara-Lena Maierhofer – and as an added bonus, a day of lectures with an artist talk by Cristina de Middel and a visit to the studio of master lithographer Marc Gijzen, who will demystify the process of making your digital files look good on paper.

Participants will also get free tickets to visit Unseen Amsterdam, courtesy of LhGWR, our fabulous hosts.

13 August 2015

Elisabeth Tonnard - The Lovers

The Lovers
by Elisabeth Tonnard
24 page brochure, size 21 x 28 cm, in enclosure size 23 x 32 cm
Full color digital printing
Edition limited to 100 numbered copies
Priced at € 28,-

"This book is based around screenshots that were made while watching ‘Discarded: Joachim Schmid and the Anti-Museum,’ a video about Joachim Schmid’s work, realized by the Hillman Photography Initiative at the Carnegie Museum of Art in 2014. At one point in this documentary Schmid is at a flea market in Berlin, looking through a pile of junked photographs. For a brief moment his perusal and the movements of his hands caused the stack to tell the story captured here."

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11 August 2015

John Frederick Anderson - Grid Cities : Barcelona & Les Bastides

Grid Cities : Barcelona & Les Bastides
by John Frederick Anderson
24 pages, Softcover, 24x17.5cm
Multicolor- 7 color press, with gloss layer overlay
Edition: 500
Price : €19,95 each retail, web special offer €30,00 plus shipping.

"Grid Cities is an ongoing photographic series that reveals abstract connections in structured spaces. I examine the theory and history of the architecture in each region I photograph, and collocate the concepts encountered to propose a specific visual treatment for each location. Individual layers of observation blend together and collapse centuries of linear time into one second exposures on one sheet of large format film. These first two books study the city of Barcelona and the Bastide towns of southern France."

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08 August 2015

Joseph Grant Ellis - Bless Your Heart

Bless Your Heart
by Joseph Grant Ellis
Publisher Kris Graves Project
80 pages 56 prints 8.5'' x 10'' hardcover
digital printing
Edition 400 (ordering by August you get a 5x7'' print signed)
Price $40 including shipping

"Bless Your Heart is a collection of photos made in the Mississippi Delta. The images are details of what life is like in this area. The Delta is my home and has always be a very important subject in my work."

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03 August 2015

Elena Ayllon - Direction North-South

Direction North-South
by Elena Ayllon
Soft cover, 48 pages
15 x 21cm
Saddle stitch binding
Limited edition of 25
Eur. 10.00

"This little publication shows different roadtrips through the green landscapes of the north and through the breathtaking deserts of the south of the country. It's a journey to explore and connect with nature. And it's the freedom you feel when you are growing on the road."

Antonio M Xoubanova - Un universo pequeño

Un universo pequeño (A small universe)
by Antonio M Xoubanova
Publisher: Ca l'Isidret Edicions + Rondade
Book, offset printing
464 pages, 22 cm x 29,7 cm
Edition of 800
Price: 48 euros + shipping

“Shot in 10 linear meters of street, this work is a 2.5-second-long feature film comprised of images and sequences which reference the beginning of things – technology, religion, the universe, the street, love, matter and its different forms, the basics of the human condition, contemporaneity, advertising and the end of existence."

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Alexander Gronsky - Norilsk

by Alexander Gronsky
64 pp, 23 x 14 cm
Offset Printing
Limited Edition of 500
18 GBP

"Norilsk, situated in the Siberian North, is the most northern city in the world and the most polluted city in all of Russia. The city stands on the largest nickel deposits on Earth and was built by Gulag prisoners in the 1930s. Alexander Gronsky travelled to Norilsk in 2013 to photograph the city and its people."

Get Thee Behind Me - Nathan Pearce

Get Thee Behind Me
by Nathan Pearce
24 pages 8.5x 5.5
Digital printing
Edition 75
Price: $5

"Zine that focuses on the photographer's travels away from his home in the Midwest."

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Eron Rauch - Apartment Homes Fake Book

Apartment Homes Fake Book
by Eron Rauch
92 pages; 11" x 17" (30 x 43 cm)
Edition: 65
Price: $25.00

"The Apartment Homes Fake Book by Eron Rauch is a fractured account of love, loss, and photographic memory created during recovery years after the 2008 economic crash. Taking the form of a large-format photocopy manuscript, the disjointed and idiosyncratic mix of personal, found, and urban landscape images waver in a toner-stained haze of instability."

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