Jessica Hans & Kaj Lehmann, Paris und Wald
Self-published 2010, bought on Jessica Hans’ webiste $13 Paris is my city, it’s always interesting to see how people photograph it. and I love this one Forget to mention the cover that I love very much : a Paris - Basel train ticket. And the very nice and simple binding.
Harvey Benge, Paris diary, may 2010
Self-published 2010, I bought it to Harvey when he was in Paris last week. Another Paris vision, very different. This is the Moulin Rouge’s roof. Incredible but true, it’s very easy to access this strange-magical-place.
Charles M. Schulz, Who do you think you are,...
1968, Coronet books, can’t remember where we got that one Peanuts always works on everybody ! Right, Lucien ?
Laurent Champoussin, The pictural architectonics
Self-published 2010 Once the “ravioli” opened you discover Laurent Champoussin’s nice work. I guess he spent much time - again - playing with his cutting machine. I love this spread Laurent Champoussin worked with me on the PIY / Publish it yourself show
Will McBride, Show Me !
St Martins Press, 1975, bought on Abebooks, $215 Of course, I can’t show here most of the pictures from this book. And I think Lucien is too young to have a look at it too. The book is very damaged, but very nice still. The picture treatment soften the subject, and there is nothing porn in any of the photographs. I have first seen this book during the Martin Parr show at Jeu de Paume...
Let's play again
Another rainy sunday here in Paris, so we should play again. Paris Photo and Offprint will end tonight. Can you weight the total weight of books I brought back home ? Send your answer in Kilogrammes (1Kg = 2.2Lbs) to firstname.lastname@example.org All answers should be sent before next (rainy) sunday at noon (Paris time). And of course the closest answer will receive a… book. (haven’t...
Chauncey Hare, Protest photographs
Published 2009 by Steidl, bought at Le Bal books, 54 euros Some pictures of this work are being shown at Le Bal : Anonymes show. I really loved this work in the exhibition. I can’t really tell why. What makes me like this one so much, what does he bring the others don’t ? No idea. I just love it. I think what I like here is the social and political part of...
Richard Misrach, Destroy this memory
Published 2010 by Aperture, bought on Amazon $46,27 The pictures speak by themselves. After Katrina. The is no text in the book, but it takes time to read carefully all the pictures, feel anger, sadness.
Anthony Hernandez, Waiting for Los Angeles
Published 2002 by Nazraeli, bought at Le Bal books Details of places. Nice !
Some other buildings
Published by For Further Information, bought at the Light fair in Paris This is Pierre’s choice, we love it
Published 2010 by SteidlMack, bought through Amazon £33,68. And yes, make books travel is dangerous, see the blow. The book shows all the different works of Paul Graham, and I feel I should have bought several books of his rather than a compilation. I love that spread I like very much that they show the other books, and the way they do it.
Anders Edström, Safari
Published 2010, by Nieves, $26 + shipping
Petra Mrzyk & Jean-François Moriceau, Untitled
Published 2010 by Nieves, now out of stock Love this one. I have always loved their drawings, and their work. Think about the Air video, for example.
Jody Barton, Black Masters
Published 2010, Nieves, $26 + shipping I have no idea why I bought this one… I made trade it some day. I was really surprised to have it when I open my latest Nieves package.
Marie Sommer, Teufelsberg
Published 2010 by Le Bal and Filigranes, I got this as a present from a friend. Pictures of Teufelsberg which is made of rubble (left over Berlin’s bombardement during WWII) Kids come to play on this little mountain, people used to ski during the 60’s, and it was even a US base during the cold war. At the end of the book, don’t miss Jean-Yves Jouannais’text, it...
Justin Samson, Many dimensions of a soul people...
Published 2010 by Dynasty Zine, bought 12 euros during the Light fair in Paris I have been attracted by the pink, mixed to the violet / blue, but you know me… I’m no big fans of naked pictures oups
Pierre Le Hors, RGB Transferences
Self-published 2010, got to know Pierre Le Hors’s work through the PIY / Publish It Yourself show. I also got his poster, which I like very much
Marco Müller & Nicolas Sourvinos, Zero Tolerance
Published 2009 by Kodoji, bought at the Light fair in Paris
Heidrun Holzfeind, Mexico 68 & CU (Mexico city,...
Published 2010 by Kodoji Press, bought at the Light fair in Paris The book is made of 2 books : CU, Mexico City shows views of the university, and its 70’s architecture. Second book is Mexico 68 : interviews with activist if the student movement, for each interview there is a portrait, that can be removed and replaced in the book
Anthony Hernandez, Landscape for the Homeless
Published 1995, Sprengel Museum Hannover ; bought at the Le Bal bookstore, 40 euros. This is a signed copy. Years ago, I had bought the “Sons of Adam : Landscape for the Homeless II”. I had always thought the first book was sold out, or very expensive… until Sebastian told me he had some copies at Le Bal. This is a kind of portrait of the LA homeless through...
Harvey Benge, As it is ?
Self-published 2010 Made of 4 books Harvey Benge must be one of the most productive photographers this year for self-published photobooks ! Some of his books were being shown at PIY / Publish it Yourself.
Ofer Wolberger, Town
Self-published 2010, $30. This is book number 3 in Ofer Wolberger’s Book Project. This was the most difficult book we had to photograph ! The 2 previous books of Ofer Wolberger were shown at PIY / Publish it yourself
Christopher H. Paquette, In these hard times
Self-published 2010, $23,25 Pictures of shop, windows, etc… Home printed, very graphic.
Anna Haas, Coney Island baby
Self-published 2010, bought at Light fair in Paris Very nice red and blue risograph book
Stephen Gill, B-Sides
Self-published (Nobody books) 2010 This is a companion book for Coming Up for Air J’adore. Some of Stephen Gill’s book were shown during the PIY / Publish ot yourself exhibition
Michael Patterson-Carver, Free Speech zone
Published 2010 by Four Corner books, bought through Amazon £10,54 We have seen a show of this artist in Paris (at Galerie Laurent Gaudin, last year), so when I have seen that this book was coming out, I was really happy. I was disapointed by the lay out. And looking at the drawings, I noticed that they cropped it. How come ? See the complete drawing below. (got the complete...
Jaap Scheeren & Hans Gremmen, Fake flowers in full...
Self-published 2009, bought during the Light fair in Paris Great book !
Haris Epaminonda, Images (Dynasty zine)
Published 2010 by Dynasty zine, bought at the Light fair in Paris I love this one, it’s a black and white riso printing
Self-published 2010, now sold out Berlin pictures, 20 years after the wall
Florian van Roekel, How Terry likes his coffee
Self-published 2010, 38 euros Working in an office, same desk everyday… Well, my colleagues don’t look like this but we have the same kind of furniture. Globalisation ?