Takuma Nakahira, For a language to come
Published 2010 by Osiris, Santa Claus brought Pierre this book. This is a reprint of the very famous 1970 book. Claustrophobia, Hiroshima, pessimism
André Prìncipe, Master and Everyone
Published 2010 by Pierre von Kleist, bought during Offprint First, I love the object. The format and choice of paper. This guy seems familiar Favorite picture. Snow ! can’t refrain from it. Signed copy. Cool book.
Paul Paper, I forgot to forget
Self-published 2010, I received that one last year for the PIY - Publish It Yourself show, but too late
Shigeo Gocho, Self and others
Published 1994 by Miraisha, it’s a reprint of the 1977’s book. That’s one of my Christmas present, thanks to Pierre. 60 amazing portraits, the most beautiful ones are the children’s. You may look at the pictures, and feel the phototographs are not that interesting, but when you look carefully you get caught. I read somewhere that the children portraits shows the...
Robert Adams, Turning back
Published by Fraenkel / Matthew Marks Galleries, 2005. Can’t remember where I got it, I think it’s at my friend’s, Kai. As you may already know, I’m very sensitive to Robert Adams work. I have seen this work at Fondation Cartier, here in Paris, 3 years ago. Nothing much to say about this (very classical) book. The work is - of course - very impressive. ...
Guy Sargent, What lies beneath the surface
Blurb-self-published 2010, Guy Sargent I have shown Guy’s work on LOZ last year, so I like his work. I like the pictures, bit I’ve never been a fan of Blurb, and I think these pictures deserve bigger format than a 17x17cm square. Dommage, but well, in a way, always better than nothing.
Joseph Szabo, Jones Beach
Published 2010 by Abrams Image, bought (38 euros) at Comptoir de l’Image, 44 rue de Sévigné 75003 Paris Before I was interested in photography, I was much more into music. I loved Dinosaur Jr, and Greenmind’s cover album was a picture by Joseph Szabo. This picture was so simple and powerfull. I think it had an impact on teenagers like me, and on Dinosaur Jr / Jay Mascis’s...
Garry Trinh, Just heaps surprised to be alive
Published May 2010 by Izrock Pressing, I’m afraid it’s now sold out We found this little book during our saturday walk in le Marais, at the Galerie Yvon Lambert bookshop. I looked at it very fast in the shop, and decided to buy it very fast too. Then when we came back home I looked at it, and I’ve been surprised by the pictures. All black and white, humourous look....
Self-published 2010, designed by Pierre Hourquet I work quite often with Alexandre, this little book is something he sent as a greeting card to his clients. I think it’s a great simple idea that every photographer should do : send his clients - or targets - small books showcasing their work. Don’t need to spend a fortune on that, just do something nice, simple, with your...
Ume Kayo, Ume-me Todays happening
Published 2006, by Little More, bought 26 euros on The Book depository Funny picture ! Of course I had heard about this work a long time ago, and I can’t remember where I recently read an article about it on the internet - which made me buy it. I love it. Many funny pictures and or spreads, little things that happen in the streets, ad probable not see. I like the idea to use...
John Bailey, Velos touri - Randonnée cyclotouriste
Self-published, 2009, bought at Galerie Yvon Lambert, 10 euros Yesterday we had a long walk with Pierre and Lucien, in le Marais - Paris. We - of course - ended at Galerie Yvon Lambert bookstore, but I was disapointed by the Berlin-Paris exchange. Hopefully I have found a few good things at the usual Yvon Lambert bookstore. I have been attracted by most of the pictures of this book....
Jamie Hawkesworth, Adam Murray, Robert Parkinson,...
Published 2010 by Preston is my Paris I have received a package in the mail, last week, from Adam and Robert (Preston is my Paris). They sent me their latest publications. One of them is about Preston bus station. Architecture pictures (views or details), and portraits. PPP works on documenting their city, life in a place where there is not much to do… art is their response. I love...
Adam Murray, Ancient norse is not a luxury
Published 2010, by Preston is my Paris Pictures taken during the student protest in the UK in November. I’m still wondering why we haven’t heard about all the protest in the French media.
Adam Murray, Nogent-sur-Marne
Published by Preston is my Paris, 2010 Last year, Adam Murray (and Robert Parkinson) were part of the PIY - Publish It Yourself show at Nogent, for their work Preston is my Paris. A few months later, here it is a Nogent-sur-Marne book ! Love the picture above. No idea this strange highway in a hole existed. That is the kind of books that I like best at PPP. B&W snapshots....
Uta Eisenreich, A not B
Published 2010 by Roma Publications, Pierre bought the book at their booth during Offprint Weird work based on references (litterature and philosophy). It’s not only about aesthetics. Uta Eisenreich says very quickly what she wants to mean. May be I didn’t get into it first, because I was looking for meanings, but what you see is much easier and simple. I love the book,...
Photoeye : the best books of 2010
I have my list in there. Check it out !
Christopher Anhalt, Stuttgart
Published by Homepark press, 2008, got that one during Offprint This is my favorite picture in the book
Viviane Sassen, Sketches
Published by Kominek 2010, bought them the book during Offprint Signed copy Viviane Sassen takes many polaroids, for her it’s a way to explain her work to the people she photographs. This book seems to be the b-side project for Flamboya. Well, not b-side, complement project.
Viviane Sassen, Flamboya
Contrasto, 2010. Bought during Offprint.at Kominek Back in June, a friend of mine told me about this book. I think I had seen it on the web, but didn’t pay attention. She told me how much she liked the design of the book, with the cut pages that let the reader see part of the next picture / spread. And of course, if someone tells me about a book, I need it. Skins and colours are dark...
Laina Briedis, ∞
Published by Atem books, 2010. Emma and Laina gave it to me during Offprint Laina’s aim is to capture every moment / emotion as she wants to remember them.
Self-published 2010 Views of the always crowded streets of Shibuya. I had already published Nguan’s work on LOZ, I really like his way to look at things, at people. He always captures something we don’t really look at, and makes it obvious and interesting. This book is really impressive for a self-published book. It may be a little too long, but now I would say...
Ikko Tanaka, The work of Ikko Tanaka
Published 1975, this was given to Pierre by his brother, as a Christmas present This book presents the work of reknowned japanese designer Ikko Tanaka Well, I’m not so good at graphic design, but the book is really nice. It’s got a box, the work is just perfectly simple.
Dieuwertje Komen, Commonness
Published by Fw, 2009, bought at their booth during Offprint The idea was to take pictures of 4 similar european cities : Mechelen (Belgium), Plzen (Czech rep), Kosice (Slovakia) and Bordeaux (France). Similar because they are ‘mid-size’ (between 100000 and 300000 inhabitants), and because they all shared the ambition to become European Cultural Capital. The photographs are...
Jussi Puikkonen, On vacation
Published by Edition Patrick Frey, 2008, bought at their booth during Offprint. 50 euros Snow is a strong magnet to my eyes, I love snow photographs. I couldn’t miss this one. We are having a strong winter, my family complains because they had snow for 2-3 weeks, which they usually don’t have. I was sad to miss it : we live in Paris, where snow disappear quite fast. Finland...
January 1st, 2011
New Year resolutions. Well we’d rather keep them for ourselves, because January resolutions often become our big shames at the end of december. So let’s keep it discreet, and may be you’ll notice, may be not. Ready for the new year ? Let’s go.