December 31st, 2010
Here we are, end of the year. This is the “best of the year” period, so within all of our books, here are your favorites* : - Richard Misrach, Destroy this memory - Yutaka Takanashi, Photographs 1965-74 - and : Anne Geene, Martin Parr, New Topographics, Niikura Takao, Onorato & Krebs, RJ Shaughnessy, Robert Adams, Takashi Homma, Todd Hido, Will McBride, Here are our...
Joel Meyerowitz, Redheads
Published 2009 by Superlabo, where I bought it
Beau Brashares, Downcasting
Published by Doubleplusgood Books, november 2010, bought during Offprint Paris (we shared a table with Stuart) Stuart Woodman is the one that runs Doubleplusgood, this is the first time he publishes someone else’s work. His choice is Beau Brashares, black and white street photography. The design is very simple and classic, only photographs count. The work is a mix between a tribute...
Takashi Homma, Waves
Published by Parco, 2007, bought during Offprint at the Shashin booth. First published in Relax. Need a holiday ? I’m looking at a book that is looking at sea waves. Hum ! a signed copy.
Laurent Chardon, Tangente
Published by Poursuite, november 2010. Got this one during Offprint, where Poursuite was sharing the table with us. Laurent Chardon went to Oulan Bator, where he photographed the city, the snow, and human traces in the landscape
Masafumi Sanai, Trouble in Mind
Bookshop M, 2010. Bought this at the Bookshop M booth at Paris Photo. Pictures were shot b&w. I love this one.
Sébastien Girard, Desperate cars
Self-published 2010, I bought it at Le Bal, during Paris Photo (39 euros) Just think about all the hours spent by Sébastien, looking for these pictures, editing, waiting for the best moment (at night, freezing). Keeping his strong exigence in his process. Very well done.
Anne Schwalbe, A/1
This is a catalogue Anne did last year for The Medley Institute. She gave it to me during Offprint. I love this little booklet, I’m sure Anne can shoot nice fashion stories.
Best books of 2010
Christmas is almost there, then the new year. Time for us to do LISTS. I will give my personal photobook list in a few days, but I think it would be very interesting to get yours. I’d like to know your 3 favorites in all the books shown on this blog. 2nd question : what is the book that I missed this year ? The one you think i should have bought, but didn’t. MY BIGGEST...
Tomoki Imai, a Tree of Night
Published 2010 by Bookshop M, bought during Paris photo When I saw this book on the Bookshop M booth, at the entrance of Paris photo, I immediatly felt attracted by the object. May be because it’s about blindness so I had to see it.
Anne Geene, Encyclopedie van een volkstuin
Perceel Nr. 235, 2009-2010 Published 2010, bought a few weeks ago at Le Bal (advised by Sebastian) Here is the garden map, parcel 235 is the red one Here is the parcel, from above. And then Anne Geene pictured all she found in her garden, and categorised everything. Season, plants, animals… and the skies, of course.
And the winner is...
Ali ! Do you remember our little competition ? My total weight of books from Offprint and Paris Photo, well… let’s say week of November 15th. The corrrect answer is 21 kg. And our winner is Ali, in Istanbul. Ali will soon receive 2 books : - Chris Mottalini, The Mistake by the Lake, published by Lozen up (= yours devoted !) - Maxwell Anderson, Ten days in...
Andrew Stark, Now
Published 2010, this was sent to me by the author, Andrew Stark
Todd Oldham, Camp Nest
Published 2008, I have already shown Bedrock from Todd Oldham earlier this year, here I’m afraid I’ve bought this one a little too fast
Adam Murray, Routes
Published 2010, Preston is my Paris Routes in Preston, and Paris
Hans-Christian Schink, LA
Published 2004 by Fotohof, I got this one from my friend Kai. He’s buying and selling photobooks… I think I’m missing the dust jacket emptiness My favorite part of the book Love that picture