You have a book you bought twice ? A birthday present you couldn’t say “I already have it” ? You could swap your extra (photo) book(s) with someone else. You can read again the process here, and send me your emails there : lvecten (at) gmail.com before March 31st
Lay Flat, 02: Meta
I bought it on their website, $30. There are already many reviews about this book on other blogs, so I will only show my favorite pages. This is a project of (curated by) Shane Lavalette (c) Charles Benton (c) Charlie White (c) Daniel Gordon (c) Matt Keagan
Robert Adams, Summer nights walking
This one is edited by Aperture, and i bought it on thehut.com too (£19,74). It is an expanded version of the 1985 edition. This is the Robert Adams I love. And i like the paper (and the smell), the format. The pictures are great. It’s all about dark, contrast, light, and civilized nature.
Robert Adams, Gone ?
edited by Steidl, I bought this one on thehut.com (£27,72) I’m quite disapointed with this one. I think old editions of Robert Adams, with much less pictures are way better. Here there are too many pictures, and it’s lacking editing. bof.
Laurent Champoussin, Round Anynomus
This is self published by Laurent Champoussin, I haven’t paid this one yet. I got this at the end of his latest exhibition in a space in Paris. I love his little objects. This is hand made, I’m sure he spends hours playing and preparing the books. Result is really great. Hey it’s me in the mirrors !?
SWAP AGAIN !
The swap experience (step 1 / step 2) was fun, so I thought some of you may also have book(s) they would love to trade for another book. If so, please send me an email with all the details regarding the books you’d like to swap. We will see how many people want to participate, and we’ll find a way to connect people together. No money in this, just a small community of people trading...
Michael Lundgren, Transfigurations
This is the book I got from the swap. It is a book I wanted to buy, so I was lucky Raoul proposed it to me. The book arrived with a scratch behind, but that’s part of the game (books traveling around the world) ! It’s a little reminder for the books i will send from now. B E T T E R C A R E . This one was published by Radius Books (2005) I have shown Michael Lundgren on...
Garry Winogrand, Figments from the real world
Another Sunday walk in le Marais, and here I am : Comptoir de l’image (44 rue de Sévigné 75003), where i bought this one (75 euros). It was published by MOMA NY in 1991. I love the people, the country, the years shown in the book. You can see in the pictures Winogrand liked the people he photographed too. His work is generous.
Beierle + Keijser, Hier
Published by Green Paper Press, and bought through Mrs Deane (17,50 euros). Another book about emptiness. Each picture goes with a story. I like the pink booklet with english translations.
Thierry Girard, Un hiver d'Oise
Published by Filigranes, bought (30 euros) at Agathe Gaillard’s gallery, where this work is exhibited until 7th April. I got it signed by the artist. A few weeks ago i said I’d buy this one, because I come from this place, Oise. Not very far from Paris, actually. This is a place there’s not much to say, which makes this book special. The winter there is grey, sad, and silent. ...
Henry Frank, Father photographer
this is published by Steidl, and bought on Amazon (15,22 euros) These are great pictures of Robert F’s father, it feels like I own its personal photo album, and it’s more about a childhood feeling than pictures.
David Zérah, Amazing bugs
This one is published by L’endroit and La Criée and it’s been given to me by David. I like it, not only because it’s signed by the artist ! where is the bug ? This work is being shown at L’endroit in Rennes until march 26th.
Rimbaud, Mapplethorpe, Smith : A season in Hell
published by Morel books, bought 28,99 euros on Amazon (it was sold out on Morel’s website) I’m French, but not really familiar with (Rimbaud’s) poetry, I bought this one for Pierre, who is usually more interested in that kind of objects. a few Mapplethorpe’s pictures, one of the 2 illustrations by Patty Smith. Sure i got this one for the names, and Morel, I now...