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New Titles in Photography 4 August 2016
Wolfgang Tillmans: On The Verge Of Visibility

Isbn 9789727393350
Publisher Serralves
Idea code 16395
EUR 21.00

With the exhibition On the Verge of Visibility at the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, German artist and photographer Wolfgang Tillmans focuses on border zones and liminal states, trademarks of his recent work. Tillmans has become increasingly interested in the chemical foundations of photographic material, as well as its haptic and spatial possibilities, creating works without a camera in the darkroom that present photography as a self-referential medium. In this way, Tillmans engenders an experimental ground for the creation of a new type of image structure. In this catalogue, these “abstract” works appear in juxtaposition to figurative photographs.

96 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 32 cm, pb, Portuguese/English

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Jan Kempenaers Composite Limited Edition And Signed Photo

Isbn 9789491843709
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 16410
EUR 66.85

Jan Kempenaers has been photographing urban and natural landscapes for over two decades. For this series of images, he applies the formal language of the documentary style, with its detached viewpoint emphasising the isolation and desolation of the strange structures in the frame. This causes a heightened sense of inaccessibility in the viewer, a sense of alienation exacerbated by the alien nature of the structures themselves. What are these objects, who built them, and why? Interspersed are composite photographs Kempenaers has made by cutting details from the images and overlapping them, thereby creating darkly idiosyncratic renderings of the same subjects.

70 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 31 cm, pb, English

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Tom Callemin: The Uneasy Realisation Of A Coincidence

Isbn 9789490800512
Publisher Art Paper Editions
Idea code 16386
EUR 30.85

A questioning of the role of the camera as obstacle between the photographer and reality continually enters into young Belgian photographer Tom Callemin’s artistic process. This inquiry is translated into haunting images that are usually created in the studio, requiring long periods of preparation. His work therefore reads as an ode to slowness. Meticulously constructed black-and-white compositions are contrasted with Callemin’s ongoing exploration of the portrait, resulting in a selection of enigmatic and refined images. This book is published on the occasion of a solo exhibition of Callemin’s work at FOMU Antwerp and includes a text by Taco Hidde Bakker.

62 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 31 cm, pb, English

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Araki Last Year's Photographs

Isbn 9784908526022
Publisher Limart
Idea code 16347
EUR 30.80

This set of 38 of photographs by the Japanese photographer known as Araki was taken in 1975–1976. The images predominantly depict bustling street scenes in Tokyo; candid shots, made in his signature style, of everyday life and people moving through the city against a backdrop of modern buildings and advertising billboards, narrow lanes and broad boulevards. The book’s front and back covers replicate an old, used notebook produced by Mitsubishi Paper Mills.

80 p, ills bw, 26 x 18 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Takashi Homma - Scandinavian Mushroom

Publisher Lim Art
Idea code 16262
EUR 30.80

Various species of mushrooms from the far northern reaches of Europe are the subject of this cryptically brief series of colour photographs by Takashi Homma. Inspired by the word paintings of Ed Ruscha, Homma takes the Ruscha-style cover’s introduction of a cut-and-dried theme and expands upon it, literally and visually. It seems, however, that the photographer is not such an avid mushroom hunter, since relatively few examples are pictured. Many pages are in fact blank.

64 p, ills colour, 14 x 18 cm, pb, no text

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Takashi Homma - Thirtyfour Parking Lots

Publisher Lim Art
Idea code 16263
EUR 35.20

Whether seen from above or close up, fully occupied or completely deserted, softly illuminated at night or baking under a glaring sun, the parking lots that Takashi Homma has photographed in different cities around the world are all more or less the same. Inspired by the word paintings of Ed Ruscha, Homma takes the Ruscha-style cover’s introduction of a cut-and-dried theme and expands upon it, literally and visually. Amsterdam, Vancouver, Melbourne, Tokyo, Brasilia, Chandigarh, Warsaw, Reykjavik, and Los Angeles are some of the places where wide expanses of asphalt and concrete stretch away from office complexes, fast food chains, industry, residential blocks, and more.

56 p, ills bw, 21 x 26 cm, pb, no text

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Takashi Homma - Various Covered Automobiles

Publisher Lim Art
Idea code 16261
EUR 30.80

Japanese photographer Takashi Homma takes the banal to new depths with this series, which is nothing more than the title suggests. Inspired by the word paintings of Ed Ruscha, Homma takes the Ruscha-style cover’s introduction of a cut-and-dried theme and expands upon it, literally and visually. Here is a collection of images of cars bundled under wraps, parked outdoors or under buildings. Although the images are made in colour, the subjects are entirely nondescript, and their contexts are equally anonymous. Only one instance deviates from the rest, being covered by snow.

46 p, ills colour, 14 x 18 cm, pb, no text

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Dmitry Lookianov - Instant Tomorrow

Isbn 9783941825994
Publisher Peperoni Books
Idea code 16389
EUR 36.20

Russian photographer Dmitry Lookianov finds his subjects in the high-rises of Moscow’s suburbs, mystifying the demystified surroundings. White and grey dominate, with pastel pinks and blues injecting a seemingly premeditated comfort. The human subjects – dispassionate and experienced consumers, inhabitants of the future – are engaged with various gadgets and machines, acting out a world of simulacra where problems such as ageing, illness, or death can be solved. We observe in them an expectation of sensations, or at least their belief that these magical objects will deliver such sensations. This illusion of control is at the root of Lookianov’s clinical and uncanny images.

104 p, ills colour, 22 x 26 cm, pb, English

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Torsten Schumann - More Cars, Clothes And Cabbages

Isbn 9783941825970
Publisher Peperoni Books
Idea code 16390
EUR 37.20

The absurd story about a black dot and a passport control at the beginning of this book says a lot about Torsten Schumann and his view of the world. In short, life in the civilised world is full of curiosities. Schumann photographs ostensibly mundane scenes that nonetheless cause the viewer to pause, to chuckle or marvel at their accidental ingenuity. He has a keen eye for the improbable as it infiltrates the everyday, and for unremarkable detail framed in such a way as to make it suddenly remarkable. His skill as a photographer lies in the juxtapositions he plucks from the world around us, be it dirty towels draped over traffic cones or cabbages parked against a shiny tin facade.

96 p, ills colour, 24 x 28 cm, hb, German/English

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Phenomena - Sara Galbiati, Peter Helles Eriksen, Tobias Selnaes Markussen

Isbn 9791092265453
Publisher Andre Frere Editions
Idea code 16411
EUR 47.00

What lies behind UFO sightings and alien abductions? Are they simply profitable stories, individual or collective delusions, religious myths, or actual physical phenomena? With their investigative journey through Nevada, New Mexico, and Arizona, Sara Brincher Galbiati, Peter Helles Eriksen, and Tobias Selnaes Markussen document an alternative belief system, one where humans are not at the centre of the universe. Using interviews, photographs, and other material, the book examines mankind’s need for faith, striving to understand the modern myth of extraterrestrial visitors, and especially the role our eternal search for substance in the face of meaninglessness plays in this.

176 p, ills colour, 22 x 28 cm, hb, English

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Gil Rigoulet - Rockabilly 82

Isbn 9791092265446
Publisher Andre Frere Editions
Idea code 16413
EUR 32.05

Beginning in the 1970s, rockabilly experienced a revival, first in California, then in the UK, and from there spread elsewhere. In the early 1980s, Gil Rigoulet followed a group of bandmates and friends, adherents of the rockabilly subculture, photographing them in an intimate yet documentary style. These images are published here for the first time, after more than 30 years of quietly waiting in Rigoulet’s archives. The youthful French subjects are part of a long history of subcultures, clothing styles, and class appropriation that dates back to 1950s Great Britain and the teddy boys, the pioneers of “rock culture” and many related urban tribes familiar today.

104 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 19 cm, hb, French/English

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Alberto Garcia-Alix - Valparaiso

Isbn 9791092265439
Publisher Andre Frere Editions
Idea code 16299
EUR 27.65

Spanish photographer Alberto García-Alix has devoted his career to black-and-white photography as personal and social documentation. This photographic essay was produced in the Chilean city of Valparaiso in the summer of 2015, during his residency for the International Festival of Photography in Valparaiso. Sifting through the streets and hills of this bustling port city, he extracts from its myriad sights numerous tightly framed urban details and close, almost confrontational encounters with its inhabitants. In this way, women, dogs, and pelicans all become the striking faces of García-Alix’s shots of a seemingly unintelligible cityscape.

64 p, ills bw, 16 x 23 cm, pb, French/Spanish

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Christian Lutz - Insert Coins

Isbn 9791092265293
Publisher Andre Frere Editions
Idea code 16300
EUR 32.60

Swiss photographer Christian Lutz presents the arresting images he made between winter 2011 and summer 2014 in Las Vegas. In his words, “I felt the need to confront something that stood for creating illusion, the very symbol of entertainment made in the USA. To go and see what lies behind the lights of a negative system of values.” Lutz was shocked to see the city’s glaring contrasts of euphoria and hopelessness, glamour and isolation, and materialism and wastefulness. Sharply observant, his camera cuts through the illusory gloss and artificial pleasures, revealing lonely, drifting individuals who wander the neon maze of parasitic casinos and societal indifference.

96 p, ills colour, 20 x 25 cm, hb, no text

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Bruno Augsburger - Gone Fishing

Isbn 9783906822037
Publisher Sturm & Drang
Idea code 16342
EUR 38.70

In his latest book, photographer Bruno Augsburger offers an ode to the outdoors and leisure, with spectacular scenery, crystal clear waters, brisk winds, cold hands, wet feet, a crackling fire, and the joy of the catch. This disarmingly nostalgic visual contemplation about fishing has been compiled from images the photographer shot during various fishing outings over the course of the last two decades. Gushing cascades, snowy mountains, quiet ponds, and wide, open landscapes form the backdrop for a mix of childhood memories and youthful exuberance, as well as wonderful images of salmon swimming upstream, bears on the hunt, and nature’s bounty.

100 p, ills colour, 18 x 24 cm, hb, English

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Alain Bublex - A Japanese Afternoon

Isbn 9789491843679
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 16359
EUR 22.65

Published along with exhibitions by contemporary artist Alain Bublex on the Mauvoisin Dam at the Musée de Bagnes in Le Châble, this book reproduces 30 photographs taken during the winter of 2015/2016 in Val de Bagnes, Switzerland, and the region of Hida, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Most depict snow-covered alpine scenes dulled by thickly overcast skies. The architecture and vegetation are strikingly similar. Yet the keen observer will notice some images are not entirely what they seem. Bublex has almost imperceptibly inserted objects that could conceivably be present into the shrouded vistas. Among these are the iconic Matterhorn, Mount Fuji, and a submarine.

48 p, ills colour, 24 x 31 cm, pb, no text

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Hamburger Eyes - The Continuing Story Of Life On Earth

Isbn 9789491843716
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 16398
EUR 18.50

Published on the occasion of an exhibition at Kunstverein München, this volume begins by recounting the prospectus written by American publishing magnate Henry Luce, outlining what would become Life magazine. Today, “to see, and to be shown” is an almost universal obsession for all. Founded in 2001 by David and Ray Potes, Hamburger Eyes has grown into a magazine, publisher, and distributor of zines by an international photographers’ network. This particular publication complies facsimiles of spreads from back issues, plus images by such names as Ricky Adam, Stevie Dacanay, Ryan Florig, Troy Holden, Lele Saveri, Jai Tanju, David Uzzardi, and many more.

114 p, ills bw, 21 x 30 cm, pb, German/English

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Jason Fulford: Hotel Oracle

Isbn 9789081058452
Publisher The Soon Institute
Idea code 16384
EUR 44.50

Hotel Oracle is a sustained visual meditation on the cosmos – what constitutes it, what its future might be, and how to reconcile the world of the supernatural with the world of the bargain store. Jason Fulford’s photographs of people and places seek clues and signs of the prophetic and the spiritual, intermingling them with the banal and the nonsensical. Strung together with a poetic narrative, the images are as diverse as they are enigmatic, and were taken in locations around the world: the United States, Canada, Bermuda, Italy, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, South Korea, Japan, and India. This is the book’s second edition, limited to 1000 copies.

144 p, ills colour, 21 x 25 cm, hb, English

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Rika Noguchi - To The Night Planet

Isbn 9784904257333
Publisher Nohara
Idea code 16264
EUR 34.25

Japanese photographer Noguchi Rika has been based in Berlin since 2004. This book presents the first photo collection she has produced in four years, and reflects the more recent turn in her work towards light has her dominant theme. Noguchi photographed scenes from the window of a bus she regularly rides in the German capital, and arranged the shots from the resulting single roll of film in the order taken. As if in real time, we see the diverse forms of artificial light that comprise the urban landscape, such as windows lit from within, streetlamps, and lights of vehicles, transformed into masses of spectral luminosity, transporting us to another realm in fleeting, priceless moments.

120 p, ills colour, 16 x 23 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Subway 8

Publisher 4478zine
Idea code 16394
EUR 7.50

Subway magazine is designed and compiled by Erik van der Weijde and published by 4478 four times a year. Besides Van der Weijde, contributors to this instalment are the Swiss collaborative duo of artists Linus Bill and Adrien Horni, showing installation views of their works, plus symbolic jewellery by American visual artist Tauba Auerbach. Additional content includes quotes from David Hasselhoff and David Letterman, plus informative shorts on topics like edelweiss, gin and tequila, mustard, and the Chicago subway.

32 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, English

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The Eyes 6 Matters Of Territories

Isbn 9791092727159
Publisher Aman Iman Publishing
Idea code 16382
EUR 19.90

This issue takes the notion of territory as its guiding theme, whether geographical, political, legal, cultural, or mental. Territory in all its forms is consistently subject to friction, even conflict. Although some would prefer otherwise, territories are not fixed – they shift and evolve through the actions of both humans and nature. To address territorial issues, the magazine gathered 250 portfolios from across Europe. The resulting selection of photographers offers a remarkable and diverse overview. With an interview with Michel Barnier, plus contributions from photography theoretician Arnaud Claass and Velibor Čolić, Bosnian writer and political refugee in France.

160 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 28 cm, pb, French/English

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Else 11

Isbn 22350438
Publisher Elysee
Idea code 16381
EUR 17.65

In this issue, Pablo López Luz shows how contemporary Peruvians have appropriated ancient Incan stone walls as stucco doorways and facades, a series by Vasantha Yogananthan takes inspiration from the Ramayana, John Lehr examines mundane urban surfaces, private monuments to victims of accidents along Chilean roads are pictured by Vivian Olmi, Pierre Delfaix offers his colourful vision of Kolkata, Nigerian monarchs sit for portraits by George Osodi, and much more. In short, a diverse selection of work by eleven contemporary photographers features in this instalment of ELSE, along with a small tribute to photographs of Charles Chaplin presented by Carole Sandrin.

106 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 32 cm, pb, French/German/English

Daido Moriyama: Record 31

Publisher Akio Nagasawa
Idea code 16393
EUR 41.80

This instalment of Daido Moriyama’s diary-like journal contains a mixture of snapshots he made whenever he was visiting Paris for his second solo exhibition, Daido Tokyo, which was held at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in 2016. Also included are shots he made in Tokyo both before and after traveling to Paris, making it, in his own words, a “tentative tale of two cities”. Moriyama considers Paris something like an adopted second home, and moreover holds the city in high regard with respect to its role in the history of photography and photographers alike. The journal consists of the typically shot street scenes and urban details that proliferate throughout his oeuvre.

ills b&w, 21 x 28 cm, pb, Japanese/ English

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Martino Marangoni: Nonni's Paradiso - An Olive Tree Story

Isbn 9788898120871
Publisher The Eriskay Connection
Idea code 16436
EUR 32.90

In the mid eighties after living between New York and Florence for twenty years, Martino Marangoni returned to his family home and started to photograph the place where he grew up. He took walks through the large property with his son, wandered down paths among olive trees and artichokes, reliving childhood memories of when he used to escape into the fields to contemplate the land, gather its fruits and flowers. Nonni's Paradiso - An Olive Tree Story is a walk through an olive tree garden, through time, through personal memories and essentially trough the aging seasons of life.

200 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 23 cm, pb, English

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