Robert Adams, What can we believe where ?
Published 2010, by Yale University Art Gallery, in conjunction with the exhibition Robert Adams : The place we live - A retrospective selection of photographs. Bought on Amazon 19,31 euros. Another one in our Robert Adams collection. Love that spread. Hopefully this show will come to UK and Spain (Madrid) in 2013. Only 2 years to wait.
Agnes Thor, Aurora Borealis
Published 2010 by Morel books, bought during Offprint Very nice look and pictures from the author. Love the red binding.
Livre à deux pages, n°8
Published 2011 by Éditions Périphérique The concept is a picture, and a quote from the same person, that makes a 2 pages book. Didn’t take more picture, otherwise you wouldn’t have any surprise !
Christopher Anhalt, Scars & Beauty
Published 2010 by Homepark Press, got that one during Offprint. This is Christopher Anhalt’s second book, see the previous one here. There are some great pictures in that book, my favorite one.
William Eggleston, Before Color
Published 2010 by Steidl, we bought this one on Amazon, $36,54. Eggleston was a great photographer even before he could shoot color. Surprised ? Tiens, tiens… His fav themes are already there.
Pierre Le Hors, Fireworks studies
Published 2010 by Hassla books, where I bought it. I have always loved fireworks. I wish I knew how to photograph that. Really surprising to see that fireworks b&w pictures work, and that it can be a great book. A 320 pages ! Pierre Le Hors was one of the artists for our Publish It Yourself show in September 2010.
Espen Friberg & Magnus Voll Mathiassen, Rural...
Published by NSEW, who sent us the zine. very nice drawings
Seiji Kumagai, The title page
Published by Match and Company 2009, bought at the Bookshop M booth during Paris Photo. Seiji Kumagai had one of his book at our PIY / Publish It Yourself exhibition last year.
Edwyn Collins, Some British birds
Published by Mörel books, bought at their booth during Offprint. I first bought it because it’s a pretty book, Now that I looked at it carefully I admire Edwyn Collins drawing, very nice. The story of the book is touching too…
Birgit Krause, Recherche
Published by Homepark press, 2010.
Takashi Homma, Hyper ballad: Icelandic suburban...
Published 1997 by Switch, I bought this one at Schaden during Offprint. This is the same concept as “Tokyo Suburbia”, with an inside leaflet / map. I think I’ve been quite lucky to find this one on Markus’s shelves… and it’s a signed copy.
John Gossage, The pond
Published 2010 by Aperture, bought at Schaden during Offprint. Well I wanted to buy this one at the Aperture booth inside Paris Photo, but… I wanted to have a look at the 1985 edition, and I asked but I have been answered : “no, this book is for collectors”. What if I’m a collector ? So I decided I’ll get the book somewhere else. Signed copy, for non...
Tom Wood, Photie Man
Published 2005 by Steidl, bought at Le Bal books. We did our pictures at Le Bal, where they are currently showing “Cinq étranges albums de famille”. Photie man was Tom Wood’s nickname in his city of New Brighton, where he took all these amazing portraits, just walking from his house with his camera, and meeting / looking at people.
Luisa Pelipetz, untitled
Self-published 2011 A mini fanzine that has been sent to us by Jessica Williams.
Published 2010 by Kodoji Press, in association with the Archive of Modern Conflict. The book is made of pictures taken at the very same moment, by Thijs Wassink and Ruben Lundgren, giving to the reader 2 different point of views.
Guido Guidi, Fiume
Published 2010 by Fantom Editions, I got one of last copies at Le Bal books. I love that picture. I could have bought the book, only for that picture. This book had been selected by Alec Soth as one of his best books for 2010 (Photoeye list). Our pictures were taken at Le Bal.
Akihide Tamura, Afternoon
Published 2010 by Match and Company, distributed through Bookshop M ; I bought this one during Paris Photo, at the Bookshop M booth. Very impressive pictures. The minimal design and format of the book are so light, this book is only photographs, no more, no less.
Jessica Williams, Objects and patterns
Zine, published 2011 by Paperheart, which is Jessica Williams’, and distributed by Noth South East West. This zine comes with a candle and a Fortune Teller Fish. My fish curled up, that means I’m passionate, or jealous… I can read it the way I want to. Sorry I didn’t took the picture. Jessica Williams was one of the artists of the Publish It Yourself show, last...
Nicolai Howalt & Trine Søndergaard, Dying birds
Published 2010, by Hassla books, where I bought the book. Pictures of birds falling… Reminds me of this PJ Harvey’s latest album
Andrew Phelps, Point Sublime
Self-published 2011, 55 euros This book is made of Andrew Phelps’ father’s pictures. Slides that had been forgotten for a while, and re-discovered years after during a son to father vist. All proceeds go to the research of prostate cancer. The book comes with a print.
Ben Grieme & Clarke Tolton, Forest Coast
Self-published 2011, $16
Mark Power, Signes/Signs
Published 2007 by Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian, bought at Le bal books. Our pictures were taken at Le Bal, ground floor exhibition room, during the Emmet Gowin’s show. This book has been published for the exhibition that was held at the Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian in Paris (end of 2007) Reminds me something, don’t know what.
John Bailey, Jacqueline
Self-published (John Bailey), this book was kindly sent to me by the author. John Bailey is the one behind Velos Touri, see our previous post here. And this time, the book is signed. Merci.
Yoichi Nagano, Sima-Jima
Published 2004 by Little More, I bought this one during Paris Photo in November. Signed copy. I love bright colors. I can feel summer coming, and happiness. Summer’s happiness. ça mord ? Speechless. Love love love.
In almost every picture 8, Oolong
Published 2009 by Kesselskramer, can’t even remember where I got this one, certainly at the KK Outlet while my january trip to London I bought this book just because I saw a video on the web of a girl looking at / reading this book and laughing at every page she turned. Then i looked at the book a different way. This rabbit’s name was Oolong, he had a unusual flat head,...
Sakiko Nomura, Night flight
Published 2008, by Little More, bought during Paris Photo. The main reason why I bought this book is its paper, seems like it drinks as much ink as it can. Then the pictures… well this is not my thing right now, but I’m sure I’ll come back to this one, and get into it, sooner or later.
Mark Steinmetz, Greater Atlanta
Published 2009, by Nazraeli; bought at the bookstore Le Comptoir de l’Image, here in Paris (44 rue de Sévigné, 75003) As you may already know I love going to this bookshop in le Marais, where the idea is to get lost in all the books, and get what you would have never imagined. I’m sure I had seen the book before, but didn’t notice it (incredible, but true). This...
Ryan Todd, Another way
Published by Duke Press, 2010 Graphic drawings and little surprises… Love this binding / spin
Henk Wildschut, Shelter
Published 2010 by Post Editions, bought at Le Bal books, where we took these pictures. At the end of december 2010, I had asked to my followers what had been my big mistakes of 2010. Someone told me I had missed Shelter. This person was right. Even stronger because some of the pictures were taken in Calais, which is really close to Paris, and our lives. Looking at this book helps...
Ye Rin Mok, Yosemite
Published 2010, by Kaugummi, already sold out A sort trip to the Yosemite park. This green is really beautiful. Great choice
Jean Gaumy, D'après Nature
Published 2010 by Éditions Xavier Barral, bought at Le Bal books, where we took these pictures. Nothing much to say, just enjoy the amazing work. Very nice choice of paper for this book. Makes it even more precious. Snow. My photo magnet.
Syoin Kajii, Kawa
Published 2010 by Foil, bought at Paris Photo in november. I have selected this book in my best books of 2010 / Photoeye Syoin Kajii was there on Foil’s booth at Paris photo, so I was lucky enough to get my book signed. I love this book, for its comtenplative part. A wisdom feeling comes out of these water pictures. Sharp. Sharply amazing. The artist is a buddhist monk,...
Judith van Ijken, Mimicry
Self-published 2010,bought at Le Bal books Remember this dress your mother was wearing when you were younger ? the feeling of the dress. Pictures of an outfit worn by the parent, and then by the child. Very nice play on the pages and folding This book had been selected by Sir Martin Parr as one of his best 2010 for Photoeye. Respect. These pictures were taken at Le Bal books,...
Jean Leymarie, Chanel
Published 2010, by Éditions de la Martinière. A few weeks ago, I had the privilege to work with Chanel on a project, and see the studio 7L, and its wall made of books. I have received this book last week. Marion Morehouse dans une robe du soir Chanel en crêpe noir et franges brodées de jais. Photographie d’Edward Steichen, Vogue États-Unis, le 1er mai 1926. Gabrielle Chanel,...