Harvey Benge, Paris diary, november 2010
Self-published 2011 Will Harvey Benge be as productive in 2011 than in 2010 ? BIG question ! Here is his second Paris book - see the first one here. This one is also printed 75 copies (75 = Paris zip code). Bois de Vincennes ?
Jason Fulford, Raising frogs for $$$
Published 2006 by The Ice Plant, bought during Offprint in November This book shows pictures of Jason Fulford’s archive, there are 8 chapters. Love Fulford’s eye. great spread Looking at the pictures I was feeling some of them were taken in France, answer is at the end of the book, and yes ! I was right. A few of them in Paris, and one in Wimereux, for example....
Louis Porter, Unknown land
Published 2010 by Doubleplusgood, got this one during Offprint in November I love Louis Porter’s work. I admire his great eye, and the way he uses color, and humor. 2 years ago I have published his book, 100 Flowers, with Lozen up. This book is about Australia, where Louis Porter lives.
Marianne van Loo, The collective unconscious in...
Self-published 2011 This newspaper is Marianne van Loo’s MA photography project. Pictures are great, and it’s a thought on the smoking ban influence on our environment.
Darin Mickey, Stuff I gotta remember not to forget
Published 2007 by J&L books, bought during Offprint in November, 20€ This is funny how much this book reminds me of Florian van Roekel’s How Terry likes his coffee. Well, I should say van Roekel’s reminds me Mickey’s actually. This is about aesthetics. Anyway. These are portraits of Darin Mickey’s father at home or at work. Very tiny details, personal moments...
Suichiro Shibata, Bus stop
Published 2010 by Little More, bought during my last London trip, at Claire de Rouen (which is on Charing Cross, close to the 55 - my favorite London bus line). Another bus stop story, but in Japan. The bus stop is a good excuse to look at the landscape : country or city. A dog waiting for a bus. Everything is normal. Sometimes you wonder if buses really stop in these no...
Anthony Hernandez, Waiting, sitting, fishing and...
Published 2007 by Loosestrife Editions, it took me a while to get this one, it’s sold out, and I can’t even remember where I finally found it. and it’s a signed copy ! I had seen the work at Le Bal, Anthony Hernandez was one of the artists shown during the 1st exhibition Anonymes. This work is amazing. A map, red square to mark where the picture was taken, turn the...
Published 2008, by Osiris, my Christmas present from Pierre. Merci, mon chéri.
Benoît Grimalt, Do you know Syd Barrett ?
Published 2009 by Poursuite, bought at Le Bal in January My very special dedication. Grigri is an “argot” word to say signature, and Grigri was Benoît Grimalt’s nickname when he was kid. He didn’t know this argot word and was very surprised when I asked him. Hum. What a coincidence ! The story of this book : how, when, why he started looking for traces of...
Published 2010 by Trace editions, I got this one during Offprint, my neighbour Stuart Woodman was selling those for his friends. This book is a simple and nice idea to raise money for the Falmouth University. Photographers receipes. Here are some of them… Rineke Dijkstra’s Penne rigate alla pizzaiola Richard Misrach’s Spice-rubbed chicken. Well, actually it’s not...
In almost every picture 9
collected by Erik Kessels, I bought this one at the KK Outlet during my last trip to London, published 2010 by Kessels Kramer, £20 Another collection of pictures. How many times did this family tried to photograph its black dog ? Black is a shape with no details in photography, remember that. My dog when I was a kid was a brown cocker, its name was Moustique. BFF of my early...
Rop van Mierlo, Wild Animals
Self-published 2010, bought on Rop van Mierlo’s website (36 euros) It’s holiday period here in Paris -well, for kids. Lucien is going to his grand parents, and then to the Alps. 3 weeks away from us… Anyway, I have found this on the internet, and I love the drawings, they are so beautiful. Please enjoy the wild animals. Lucien’s favorite, because :...
Erik Kessels, Tree paintings
Published 2009 by KesselsKramer, bought at KK Outlet, in London, £13 Pierre thinks I already have this book. I don’t think so. Well, if we already have it, this copy will be ready to be swapped soon. I love this one. Another kind of collection by Kessels. Enjoy the details : the rainbow colors title, the paint effect on the letters, and the cover paper that reminds the graining...
Nicholas Calcott, Already Vol III
Published 2010 by 12th Press
Katsumi Omori, Bonjour !
Published 2010, by Match Co (Bookshop M), bought during Paris Photo at the Bookshop M booth a little French poetry a little Japanese poetry All the pictures were taken on the same day (October 15, 2009), on the Blitvenica island (Croatia). This book is 3rd one of a trilogy : Incarnation, and Stars and Stripes were the 2 other ones. I love the format that has been chosen for...
Jurgen Maelfeyt, The swing
Published by Art Paper Editions, 2010. Got this one during Offprint. Risograph, Risograph, we love you. I’m afraid you can’t see it, but I have number 001/100 ! ! !
Rinko Kawauchi, Murmuration
Published 2010 by Photoworks, bought at Magma books, London, last week. This book has been published in association with Brighton Photo Biennial 2010, where this work by Rinko Kawauchi was shown (commissioned by BPB). I didn’t bought the book when I was at the festival, because I didn’t like the book that much, but since then I kept thinking about the work. As you may...
Takuma Nakahira, Degree zero - Yokohama
Published 2003 by Osiris, another book brought by Santa Claus. This one has been on Pierre’s wish list for a long time, every time we went to Le Bal books, he looked at this book. This work is so different from “For a Language to come”, but at the same time there is a common feeling. I know he likes it not only for the pictures but also for the design of the book. ...