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New Titles in Photography 17 October 2017
Jan Kempenaers - Hoboken

Isbn 9789491843976
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 17432
EUR 56.55

Over a period of one year, Jan Kempenaers photographed the woods in the Hobokense Polder, itself the result of a botched urban development project and a former dumping ground for excess soil and toxic waste. Located in a suburb of Antwerp, the area was transformed into a nature reserve two decades ago. It is a new, modern landscape, the result of human intervention left to its own “natural” growth. The book is composed in sections (archive, selection, details), repeating image sequences that progress in a tendency towards abstraction. An essay on landscape photography by Steven Humblet adds insight to the approach Kempenaers uses to tackle this complex subject.

104 p, ills bw, 31 x 22 cm, hb, English

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Daisuke Yokota - Outskirts

Isbn 9789082396638
Publisher Alauda Publications
Idea code 17446
EUR 46.30

A hallucinatory night walk in the outskirts of Tokyo, where sleepy suburbia emerges as dreamscape. Could this be the backdrop for a nocturnal crime scene, or a tale of irretrievable loss? For the photo essay 'Outskirts', Daisuke Yokota shot his haunting images on colour film before inverting the colours and changing them to a monochrome palette. The camera staggers around, resulting in a stream of images of trees, parked cars, and forlorn buildings. Yokota unpretentiously traverses the boundaries between the digital and the analogue, overdeveloping film, re-photographing images, and distorting them with heat, dust, or acid. Yokota's dynamic process is permeated by the spectral qualities of the medium.

92 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 31 cm, pb, English

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Tiane Doan Na Champassak - Censored

Isbn 9791090306639
Publisher Rvb Books
Idea code 17447
EUR 66.35

Over the course of his travels for the last ten years Tiane Doan na Champassak has been collecting Thai erotic magazines dating back to the 1960s and 1970s. With representations of nudity banned at the time, the magazines’ censorship is applied with great creativity and care. For the creation of this project, 'Thaikini', the artist drew from his collection of over 4000 photographic details, exploring the themes of censorship and eroticism.

280 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 33 cm, pb, English

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Quentin Lacombe - Event Horizon

Isbn 9791090306653
Publisher Rvb Books
Idea code 17449
EUR 42.00

In astronomy, an “event horizon” delineates the area around a black hole beyond which events can no longer be observed from the outside: objects which reach this point will seem to float indefinitely, unmoored from time and space. Quentin Lacombe’s book 'Event Horizon' is a personal response to this phenomenon, in which everything in his images (organic matter, animals, and inanimate and architectural objects) appears to drift along an endless horizon line. Photography, digital manipulation, and collage are used by the artist to build his personal cosmology.

118 p, ills colour, 23 x 32 cm, pb, English

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Alternative Moons

Isbn 9789492051370
Publisher The Eriskay Connection
Idea code 17468
EUR 25.70

The moon has been a source of inspiration and imagination throughout human history. Laden with mythological and superstitious narratives, it has also been a source of speculative science fiction and surprisingly real facts. The first collaborative artists’ book by Nadine Schlieper and Robert Pufleb offers a fantastical journey through a fictitious conceptualisation of the moon. With more than 40 photographic close-ups of what are actually pancakes, this series of “cosmic landscapes” invites new discoveries and revelations. Join the space trip and witness fantastical images of mysterious, cratered moons from an unknown galaxy, all while a dawning reality creeps into perception.

72 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 30 cm, pb, English

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The Photographic I: Other Pictures

Isbn 9789492811059
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 17494
EUR 12.35

Catalog accompanying the first part of a diptych exhibition in S.M.A.K., Ghent, spread over two years, curated by Martin Germann with Tanja Boon and Steven Humblet. The exhibition comprises new and existing work by artists and photographers including among others Mohamed Bourouissa, Moyra Davey, Roni Horn, Aglaia Konrad, Jochen Lempert, Zanele Muholi, Malick Sidibé, Dayanita Singh, and Wolfgang Tillmans. The selection, ranging from the 1960s to the present, demonstrates a lively interest in the power of the still image as a means of examining the world. It concentrates on indefinable images with an open view, whose multi-layering requires slow reading. With an introduction by Martin Germann and Philippe Van Cauteren, and an essay by Steven Humblet in Dutch and English.

128 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 27 cm, pb, English

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Ari Marcopoulos - Exarcheia Athens Sunday Feb. 5 2017 13:07-16:51

Isbn 9789492811035
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 17431
EUR 20.60

Ari Marcopoulos is an Amsterdam-born photographer and filmmaker who often situates himself in the lives of people living on the edge. He shot this series during one February afternoon in Exarcheia, a neighbourhood in central Athens which is famously known as home to Greek anarchists. Through 352 colourful pictures of graffiti and crumbling concrete walls, a coherent urban portrait comes to light, as if Marcopoulos was scanning the area through his camera lens. The entire series remains unedited in the layout of the book, presenting an accurate reflection of a district that still preserves the memory of decades of resistance to state repression.

176 p, ills colour, 17 x 23 cm, pb, English

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Riding Modern Art

Isbn 9782917855874
Publisher Editions B42
Idea code 17460
EUR 24.30

This volume brings together a collection of 50 black-and-white photographs of people skateboarding on sculptures in public spaces. Through his study of the process of appropriation and reuse of these works of art in the public realm – challenging skateboarders to test their limits with new manoeuvres and tricks – artist Raphaël Zarka shifts the approach to a work of art in a way that underlines the dynamism of modern urban sculpture. The idea of movement in these often abstract and geometric pieces is made visible by the skateboarders, translated into pure physics and raw energy. With works by Picasso, Oteiza, Volten, and more. With intentionally blank pages for the artists who did not want to have their work featured.

152 p, ills bw, 22 x 30 cm, pb, English

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Michael Wolf - Hong Kong Storage

Isbn 9783941249103
Publisher Peperoni
Idea code 17483
EUR 31.00

Hong Kong’s back alleys have long been Michael Wolf’s laboratory for the exploration of behaviours, creativity and inventiveness of the city dwellers that are reflected in the amazing variety of random arrangements. In this book bags, brooms, pots, shoes, plants are held in the wall by pipes; chairs dangle on wire ropes or are stacked to Babylonian towers; vegetables hang together with gloves, umbrellas and tools on the leash; belongings are artfully laced on handcarts like Araki’s bondage models. ‘Hong Kong Storage’ is the last of a total of 9 volumes in which Michael Wolf examines the diverse aspects of street life in Hong Kong.

80 p, ills colour, 16 x 21 cm, hb, English

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Ralf Mitsch - Why I Love Sex

Isbn 9789082205718
Publisher Ralf Mitsch
Idea code 17434
EUR 46.30

In his second book, following on ‘Why I Love Tattoos’ (2014), photographer Ralf Mitsch tackles another subject that has fascinated him for most of his life. Puzzled by the overwhelmingly negative messages in the mainstream media about the erotic industry and the people who work in it, he sought out individuals who have chosen a wide variety of ways to embrace eroticism in their life and work, and truly love what they do. By including over 50 portraits and personal stories contributed by a variety of people from all walks of life, Mitsch hopes the book will create awareness about the positive, life-affirming side of the erotic industry, thereby also helping to shift people’s perceptions.

232 p, ills colour, 22 x 33 cm, hb, English

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Extra Extra 9 (Nouveau Magazine Erotique)

Isbn 22140581
Publisher Extra Extra
Idea code 17420
EUR 15.45

Extra Extra ‘Nouveau Magazine Erotique’ is the ultimate sensual experience, bringing to you intimate interviews with some of the most desirable men and women we know, escorted by emerging essays and sweltering visual imagery in 176 pages. Lose yourself in the stories of a fiery imaginative city life while Extra Extra unveils the hidden pleasures of Cape Town, Antwerp, London, Winnipeg, Moscow, Tehran, Hamburg, Amsterdam and New York. With contributions by Nico Krijno, Laure Prouvost, Sarah Anne Johnson, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Nikolay Bakharev, Kahlil Joseph, Michael Portnoy, and Celia Hempton, among others.

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

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Tsar Fedorsky - The Light Under The Door

Isbn 9783941249158
Publisher Peperoni
Idea code 17435
EUR 38.25

Based in Massachusetts, photographer Tsar Fedorsky produces work that is contemplative in nature, quietly disarming and confronting the viewer with the same doubts she herself explores. She describes this book as wanting “to create a photo narrative about a woman who dreams of a larger life,” one who “yearns to experience the broader world. But at times she feels lonely and isolated, and seeks comfort in art, literature, and in her imagination.” The black-and-white images of domestic scenes and empty winter landscapes describe hope, longing, and disappointment, raising questions of personal fulfilment as Fedorsky reflects on the choices she’s made in her own life.

104 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 29 cm, hb, English

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Michael Dalton - The Great Falls

Isbn 9783941249165
Publisher Peperoni
Idea code 17436
EUR 41.35

Hailing from New Jersey, photographer Michael Dalton naturally treats the subjects of his first book with a sense of familiarity and reverence. His images from the faded industrial city of Paterson, with its picturesque waterfall and run-down neighbourhoods, include landscapes, cityscapes, and portraits of couples, all representative of the pride and resilience found in communities that have been forced to adapt. The series is both a personal record and a social document which explores common American themes of perseverance, reclamation, and escape, with a focus on archetypes found within cities of the north-eastern United States and the evolving function of cities like Paterson.

120 p, ills colour, 24 x 29 cm, hb, English

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The Petanque Boule

Isbn 9782917855911
Publisher Editions B42
Idea code 17461
EUR 22.10

‘Typologie’ is a new serial publication about everyday objects that focuses on a single typology in each issue. This first issue takes the pétanque boule as its topic, examining this popular playing piece by discussing its affiliation with the universal and ancient tradition of boules and examining the broad range of techniques used to produce the boule itself. The seemingly homogenous spheres contain a rich and layered character, one that often personifies the carefree, recreational side of life that the game represents. The aesthetics of the pétanque boule are deciphered through more than 70 black-and-white illustrations, including 50 photographs specially shot for this publication.

64 p, ills bw, 21 x 26 cm, pb, English

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Bec Parsons: Coney Island

Isbn 9780995358652
Publisher Perimeter Editions
Idea code 17459
EUR 39.45

Bec Parsons is a favourite of the Australian fashion industry, and her images appear in many fashion publications. Her style is widely recognised as stripped down and unfussed, leaving elegantly raw images which focus solely on the subject. Reducing things to their most basic and timeless elements seems to be her modus operandi, and this series, which takes a single model, Julia Nobis, and New York’s Coney Island as its subject and backdrop, is no exception. The familiar boardwalks and looping rollercoasters are shown as empty places devoid of the expected buzz of activity, yet the special attention Parsons gives to the blossoming cherry trees hints at a change of season.

130 p, ills colour, 20 x 26 cm, pb, English

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Daido Moriyama: Record 34

Publisher Akio Nagasawa
Idea code 17421
EUR 30.80

For this instalment of Daido Moriyama’s ‘Record’ series, the photographer focuses on the city of Chichibu in Japan’s Saitama Prefecture, a place which has traditionally depended on silkworms and limestone as economic staples. Driven by a desire to escape the daily routine of crisscrossing Tokyo and its environs while taking snapshots, something which threatened to make him lose sight of his own mental stance in the chaos of the streets, Moriyama ventured to this enclave in the mountains in search of a less bewildering subject. There he snaps rail yards, eating establishments, temples, quiet backstreets, and car parks, even wandering into the city’s green outskirts.

80 p, ills bw, 21 x 28 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Clement Lambelet - Two Donkeys In A War Zone

Isbn 9791090306660
Publisher Rvb Books
Idea code 17448
EUR 30.95

The work 'Two donkeys in a war zone' finds its source in a video of the U.S. Army available on Youtube. A drone follows an attack against an IS camp. Between two explosions, the infrared camera briefly highlights two donkeys. This intrusion of two animals unintentionally witnessing human violence had Clement Lambelet look for drone strike videos produced by the U.S., Afghan or British army with moments or details that do not belong to the combat but are instead a part of "normal life". These photographs of operative videos, supporting military propaganda, show the conflict through the drone’s eye.

54 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 32 cm, pb, English

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Ed Templeton - Situation Comedy

Isbn 9789075883374
Publisher Domein
Idea code 09278
EUR 6.25

Templeton’s exhibition entitled ‘Situation-Comedy’ presented at Museum het Domein, Sittard led to the production of this catalogue that was designed by this street-wise artist himself. Photographs, drawings and paintings – the majority created before he burst into the eyes of the mainstream – are collected together in this image filled production.

36 p ills colour & b/w 17 x 24 English pb

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