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New Titles in Stock

Wes have a few SIGNED copies of the new Alex Soth Book "GATHERED LEAVES: ANNOTATED" which following on from the bestselling box set Gathered Leaves, published to accompany Alec Soth's touring exhibition which opened in London in 2015, this unique publication brings together five of Soth's major books in their entirety in a single, compact, and densely detailed volume. Across more than 700 pages of newsprint, Soth updates and reimagines the original version of Gathered Leaves by reproducing every spread from these five books with detailed annotations in the form of notes, text extracts, and additional photographs. This new roadmap through Soth's oeuvre also includes a new introduction by the artist.

"VENICE" is the new book from London based photographer Giacomo Bunnelli, his first self published book following a string of other successful books for other publishers. Two and a half years in the making, Brunelli embarked upon this project in response to the fragility of the city after the exceptional November 2019 "Acqua Alta". The photographer has always been fascinated by the city of Venice, by its uniqueness, its fragility and vulnerability. In 2021, he managed to spend a few months there to complete the project, photographing this city built on more than 100 islands, no streets or cars just bridges, canals and water. This book represent the cities timeless beauty and elegance.

Shooting in black and white with a Miranda camera from the 60s which once it belonged to his father, Brunelli tries to give new life to what we have daily in front of our eyes. When he photographed "LONDON" the city where he lives, he tells a story of a timeless and dreamlike city through the details of everyday life he did the same with "The ANIMALS", "NEW YORK" and "HAMBURG". Brunelli likes to tell the mysteries surrounding everyday things He uses black and white as a form of expression, as a fan of silver gelatin printing he finds the black and white elegant, direct and in line with the type of emotions home want to convey. This 22.5cm x 22.5cm leatherbound hardcover is available SIGNED.

"Troubled Land" completes the trio of Paul Grahams 1980s books republished by Mack ("A1, THE GREAT NORTH ROAD" and "BEYOND CARING"), with original copies hard to come by and commanding high prices, these beautifully produced books offer the collector an oppotunity to aquire Graham's important early works. An iconic project made at the height of the "Troubles", Troubled Land deals with the small but insistent signs of political division embedded in the landscape of Northern Ireland. At the heart of the Irish conflict lays the land — who owns it, who controls it, whose history it expresses. Paul Graham's quietly radical book keeps this material truth in mind as it uniquely combines landscape and conflict photography, seducing us with bucolic views in which telling details only gradually appear: painted kerbs, distant soldiers or helicopters, flags and graffiti, paint-splattered roads, each tacitly aligning that location to its Republican or Loyalist allegiance. Pastoral photographs of green fields and hedgerows reveal themselves to be images of conflict and dispute — despite the steadiness of the photographic frame and the clarity of Graham's vision, this is unsettled land. -- SIGNED Copies of ALL three Mack First Editions are available.

Justine Kurland's "SCUMB MANIFESTO"Inspired by Valerie Solanas' iconoclastic feminist tract SCUM (Society for Cutting Up Men) Manifesto, SCUMB Manifesto introduces us to photographer Justine Kurland#s own uncompromising initiative: the Society for Cutting Up Men's Books. This volume presents a collection of collages Kurland created by cutting up and reconfiguring photobooks by male artists, as she went through the process of purging her own library of roughly 150 books by straight white men that have monopolized the photographic canon. The nature of collage — heterogeneous, pulled apart, shape shifting, disrupted, cyborg, fantasy — has long made it a feminist strategy in life and in art. Kurland's ritual is restorative and loving: each work is a reclamation of history; a dismemberment of the patriarchy; a gender inversion of the usual terms of possession; and a modest attempt at offsetting a life of income disparity. While markedly different in style, the defiant female visions pictured in these compositions are a continuation of those depicted in Kurland's earlier photographic projects. -- SIGNED copies are available.

"THE DEVIL IS LEAVING HIS CAVE" In 1990, a year before the Zapatistas' armed revolt, Wendy Ewald was invited to conduct photography classes for Mayan, Ladino, and Tzotzil children living in Chiapas, the southernmost province of Mexico. The sponsoring organization was the Mayan writers' cooperative, Sna Jtz-ibajom (The House of the Writers). While cameras and camcorders were hardly novelties in Chiapas, they were generally used by tourists whose picture-taking reinforced their own cultural biases. Ewald did not take pictures; instead she guided her students in taking their own pictures of their daily lives, dreams, desires, and fantasies. These briefs resonated with the importances held by dreams in Mayan culture, which considers them as real as waking life. The resulting project, The Devil is leaving his Cave, is a unique insight into the everyday realities of life in Mayan communities just before the devastation of the Zapatista uprising. This book brings together Ewald's original project with new work made in collaboration with fifteen young Mexican Americans living in Chicago, coordinated with the help of Centro Romero, an immigrant service organisation. These images respond to many of the same subjects as those by Ewald's 1990s students, with an emphasis now on capturing inner lives and dreams as a way of reckoning with the unvoiced experiences of immigration.

"PLEASE SEND TO REAL LIFE" A widely connected pioneer of Pop and mail art, Ray Johnson was described as "New York's most famous unknown artist." Best known for his dense, allusive collages, he stopped exhibiting in 1991, but his output did not diminish. Between 1992 and 1994, using 137 disposable cameras, he created a large body of work that is only now coming to light. Staging his artworks in settings near his home in Locust Valley, Long Island — parking lots, sidewalks, beaches, cemeteries — Johnson made photographs that make the world of everyday "real life" a part of his art. Within a few months, he devised a large new freestanding format for the simplified collages he began calling the "movie stars" of his camera tableaux. When he swam to his death at sea on 13 January 1995, Johnson left behind a vast archive that included over three thousand of the late photographs. What he called his 'new career as a photographer,' which makes its debut in print here, marked the close of a romance with the camera that had spanned four decades of relentless invention.

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"AUGUST" In the early 1990s Collier Schorr began working on and off in Southern Germany, compiling a documentary and fictional portrait of a small town inhabited by historical apparitions. Combining the overlapping roles of war photographer, traveling portraitist, anthropologist, and family historian, Schorr tells the interwoven stories of a place and time determined by memory, nationalism, war, emigration, and family. August employs Polaroids made by Schorr in Schwäbisch Gmünd and in this period to explore the liminal space of images that were never intended to persist beyond the immediate moment. Looking back some twenty years, August both historicises the work and examines the devices of making, revealing the mistakes in attempting to merge contemporary Germans into their past, implicitly exposing the distance between artist and subject, and between the subject and costumes. -- SIGNED copies are available.

"BEAUTIFUL, STILL" is the first monograph from photographer Colby Deal, documenting the people, objects, and environments of everyday life in the Third Ward neighbourhood in Houston, Texas, where the artist grew up. In this ongoing project, currently consisting of over a thousand negatives, Deal sets out to provide a visual record of overlooked communities and the cultural characteristics gradually being erased by gentrification, as well as a depiction of communities of colour whose members are often portrayed with negative connotations. Through these instinctive black-and-white photographs, Deal’s down-to-earth approach to his subjects is made apparent; at times candid and blurred, other times poised and sharply focussed, the series builds to convey the dynamism and vibrancy of family, community, and individual life in the Third Ward. -- SIGNED copies are available.

"CONTACT HIGH" is both an artist's book and comprehensive inquisition of D'Angelo Lovell Williams's work to date, Contact High offers an expansive engagement with the visualisation of desire and depiction of the Black body. Williams's narrative images reflect the many forms in which Black queer people exist and have existed historically within each other's lives, picturing them as sitters, lovers, caregivers, or shadows. Williams's work is guided by their life experience and an interrogation of their own perspective, as well as wider questions around the representation of race, class, sexuality, gender, and intimacy. The title Contact High references the importance of touch and gesture in Williams's work, and alludes to heightened senses and intuitive movement. -- SIGNED copies are available.

Two books from Mack's DISCOURSE series of small books in which a cultural theorist, curator or artist explores a theme, an artwork or an idea in an extended text. "Indeterminacy: Thoughts on Time, the Image, and Race(ism)", is a series of written exchanges, David Campany and Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa consider the options for photography in resisting the oppressive orthodoxies of racial capital, conservative history, and neoliberal visual culture. How does the essential indeterminacy of photography square with the need to work out alternative practices? How is visibility achieved beyond the consensual categories of the mass media and the commodification of art? What models are there for the making and reception of photographic books and exhibitions that might cultivate an active spectatorship beyond boutique consumerism? These urgent questions and more are discussed in a spirit of speculation and possibility, in the light of signal events that have shaped the recent past.

Written by a psychoanalyst and a violin maker, Uneasy Listening is a dialogue between two very different kinds of professional listener: the former working with speech, the latter with musical instruments. Beginning as total strangers, Anouchka Grose and Robert Brewer Young embark on an engaging, entertaining, and winding meditation on communication that weaves together wide-ranging references from across psychoanalytic theory, philosophy, contemporary politics and culture. As they discuss the differences, similarities, and resonances between their practices, they run up against some of the illuminating difficulties of dialogue itself. The result is a kind of awkward duet in which two thinkers and practitioners accommodate, interrupt, and perplex each other in an attempt to say something about what listening means.

Other books in the Discourse Series are "Migrant Mother, Migrant Gender" by Sally Stein reconsiders Dorothea Lange's iconic portrait of maternity and modern emblem of family values in light of Lange's long-overlooked "Padonna" pictures and proposes that 'Migrant Mother' should in fact be seen as a disruptive image of women's conflictual relation to home, and the world.

Recent Additions Still available

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These are just a few examples of books in stock all are new and in perfecdt condition unless marked otherwise. Browse titles below or search for a specific book of author in the search box above or simpley search authors/photographers by the first letter of their family name.

We have a few signed copies left of of Alec Soth's "A POUND OF PICTURES", a stream-of-consciousness celebration of the photographic medium, bringing together an entirely new collection of work by Alec Soth made between 2018 and 2021. Depicting a sprawling array of subjects — from Buddhist statues and birdwatchers to sun-seekers and busts of Abe Lincoln — this book reflects on the photographic desire to pin down and crystallise experience, especially as it is represented and recollected by printed images. Each book contains five randomised replica vernacular photographs loosely inserted within the pages. There is also a limited edition of 300 copies which comes with a 10 x * signed and numbered inkjet print; and 5 original unique vernacular prints selected by Soth from his personal collection and inserted into the book, all housed in a printed cardboard box held together with coloured rubberbands. This limited edition is already Out of Print.

In "LOOK AT ME LIKE YOU LOVE ME", Jess T. Dugan reflects on desire, intimacy, companionship, and the ways our identities are shaped by these experiences. In this highly personal collection of work, Dugan brings together self-portraits, portraits of individuals and couples, and still lifes, interwoven with diaristic writings reflecting on relationships, solitude, family, loss, healing, and the transformations that define a life. ---Signed Copies Available---

"MARVEL" describes the journey of Marvel Harris' personal battles with mental illness, self-love, acceptance, and gender identity, all told through a searing collection of self-portraits spanning the course of five years. These photographs present a new-found visual language; a tool with which Marvel was able to express those emotions that, on account of his autism, he previously struggled to make sense of. “At first the focus of my project was my gender transition, but along the way I found out that it's about an ongoing search for myself: being a human with feelings, who is continuously developing.” — Marvel Harris. ---Signed Copies Available---

With his last three books quickly going out of print and commanding high collectable prices Gerry Johanssons new book "SPAINISH SUMMER" is certainly worth consideration. Spanish Summer sees him return to one of the first places that captured his imagination: the plains of central Spain. The chapel remained etched into Johansson's memory and, decades later, led him to return and rediscover the country's architectural heritage, religious significance, and beauty. With these images, a survey is conducted of a landscape into which thousands of years of cultural traces have bedded down. Johansson's exacting composition and delicate black-and-white tonalities reveal a transient territory in which telephone wires transcend hoary crucifixes, modern plaster meets timeworn stone, and the shadows of industrial megaliths reach blindly across the dust. ---Signed Copies Available---

Nearly goone, two titles from Renee Jacobs, both limited to only 500 copies which are signed and numbered by the artist. Jacobs fine art nude photography gives the viewer a luxurious peek into the ultra-sensual world of the feminine. Beyond sexy, her photographs are dreamy and secretive, daring and alluring. Her subjects give Renée their trust and the result is a collaborative journey which fulfills fantasies, reveals outrageous seductions and most importantly expresses the power of woman.

"PARIS"" is the recent reprint of this beautiful book from 2013, PARIS is of course a book of nudes, but it is much more than that. It is a document of how a woman sees women in the City of Love. Renée Jacobs' photos are new in many dimensions.

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"POLARIODS" her latest book This is perhaps the most erotic collection of Jacobs' work to date. Jacobs turns her unabashedly playful and affirming eye onto a subject she is passionate about. She treats this very modern subject matter with the perfectly imperfect form of the Polaroid Type 55 film- a peel-apart marvel no longer in existence that provides a quirky positive, presented beautifully in a limited edition of 500 copies, each with a signed and numbered tipped in C photograph on the cover, with a handsewn open spine.

Stephen Shore's latest volume "MODERN INSTANCES" is well worth the read, With essays, photographs, stories, and excerpts that draw on Shore's decades of teaching, this is an essential handbook for anyone interested in learning more about mastering one's craft and the distinct threads that come together to inform a creative voice.

"PUGLIA. TRA ALBE E TRAMONTI" offers a brilliant account of Luigi Ghirri's relationship with Puglia — a distinctive region at the heel of Italy, which was pivotal in establishing Ghirri's career and continued to inspire him throughout it. These photographs, almost all of which are little-known and previously unpublished, capture the textures and rhythms of urban life, delighting in visual coincidence and tactile detail.

In "A FIELD MEASURE SURVEY OF AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE", Jeffrey Ladd uses the HABS archive as a surrogate in order to manifest a portrait of his former country at a moment when its democracy seems imperiled. Drawing from the nearly half a million photographs and documents comprising the Historic American Buildings Survey held in the US Library of Congress, this book constructs a fictional "one-way road trip" across the United States, weaving north and south across the Mason-Dixon line while tacking west. ---Signed Copies Available---

"AFTER" was formed in the wake of the death of Martin Kollar's partner, Maria. As time slowly went by after the cataclysmic event, Kollar cautiously started to browse through his photographic archive. He was returned to the years, months, and days they spent together by the scores of materials from trips they made to location-scout and film together. These excursions into the past happened in various stages, from Kollar's original inability to bring himself to open the archive, through to periods of obsession during which he was unable to stop browsing through the multitude of photographs of his and Maria's past life. What gradually started to emerge from the pictures were hidden contexts and threads he had not seen before. ---Signed Copies Available---

"IN PLAIN AIR" is a lyrical portrait of Brooklyn's Prospect Park as seen through Irina Rozovsky's studies of its visitors, each seeking escape from the din of the city beyond. Rozovsky's colour photographs capture the interplay between city and nature, creating a vision of the park as a democratic and nurturing public space, one where the landscape and seasons form a protean backdrop to a complex social reality. ---Signed Copies Available---

Raymond Meeks latest book "SOMERSAULT" was inspired by his daughter's entrance into adulthood and her imminent departure from home, Raymond Meeks studies the centrifugal forces of the places we live; how they anchor us, repel us, and return to us; through scenes that appear both fragile and immovable. In these photographs, gardens give way to thicket, houses are suspended on stacked railroad ties, and telephone wires and train lines suggest the networks we build to find our way through the world's wilderness. Among these domestic landscapes are portraits of Meeks' daughter, which capture the introspection and inquisitiveness of early adulthood while paying tribute to the ultimate mystery of their subject's consciousness. This beautifully printed hardcover book has the pages bound in the "Fukuro toji" pouch binding style.

We have a couple of coupies available of both the Tod Hido "OUTSKIRTS" and Michael Kenna's "NORTHERN ENGLAND" in stock which are both out of print, together with regular editions of each book.

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We have the biggest selection of books by Stephen Gill in the World.

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Quite a boast, but true we do hold the biggest selection of Stephen Gill books many of which are signed. I came across Gill's first book "Field Studies" soon after it was published and was immediately taken by his images and his approach to image making. I was fortunate that he was based just a few miles from me and was happy for me to take my box of books and sign them. Stephen has always be very open, sharing information about his projects long before publication. At our first meeting he very excitedly told me about the Hackney Wick project and his plans to self publish as Nobody Books. "HACKNEY WICK" was to propel him into the centre of the spotlight, a copy of the limited edition book with print published at £100 and out of print within a few weeks, sold at auction the following year for £900.

Many photographers have a distinct style one which can make their work immediately recognisable, Gill's style is very subtle, it is his uniqueness in both approach and subject matter, which sets him out as one of the best contemporary photographers or our time.. Fully immersing himself within his projects, from inception to published book, Stephen plans to the utmost detail. He would also collect things whilst out shooting, during the Hackney Wick project he would collect and preserve wild flowers found along the way, these were then incorporated into images for "HACKNEY FLOWERS". He buried photographs taken at Hackney Wick, the brownfield site that was to be used for the 2012 London Olympics to see how the contaminates within the soil reacted with and changed the images. These were then rephotographed for the book "BURIED" which was available with one of two different C-type Prints, as if this was not enough the finished books were also buried, before being housed in a thin card slip case so as not to contaminate other books on a bookshelf.

Stephen has worked at an intense pace over the last thirty or so years with a constant demand for more books, personal appearances and exhibitions, he makes no secret that this intensity and demand has taken its toll and in recent years he has become a little burnt out, he has slowed down a little in recent years having moved his young family to Sweden. Since the move he has produced three books "NIGHT PROCESSION", THE PILLAR", and "PLEASE NOTIFY THE SUN" swapping the bustle and intensity of busy city life for a more tranquil reflection of the nature in his new rural environment.

Last years exhibition at Bristol's Arnolfini Gallery saw the publication "COMING UP FOR AIR: A RETROSPECTIVE" covering Gill's work over the last forty years. Including his limited edition books Stephen Gill has produced 58 books, many of which are now long out of print.

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This is just a small selection of our stock, please use either the alpha select above for auther's surnames or the specific search box to find a title

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