Untitled Zine (signed)Regular price £150.00 Sale price £95.00 Save 37%
Produced for special event in London at Blackall Studios with Goliga. At the opening Yokota demonstrated his technique of treating photographic prints with acid. During the demonstration photographs were taken of the event which were printed on the evening and made into a zine on the spot. The images remain unbound and come rolled up in a tube.
Will They Sing Like Raindrops Or Leave Me Thirsty (signed)Regular price £120.00 Save Liquid error (product-template line 124): -Infinity%
Will They Sing Like Raindrops or Leave Me Thirsty focuses on honour-based violence in India; in particular, the attacks on women and men who fall in love, or have a relationship against their family’s will. Honour-based violence used to be limited to rural areas, but it is expanding into large cities due to the rise in extreme religious and political groups. One organisation fighting this violence is the Love Commandos, a voluntary group that originally formed to protect couples who celebrate Valentine’s Day from attack by extremists.
"In Max Pinckers’ brilliantly rendered photographs, all the world’s a stage and Pinckers is the stage director. But like the best theater, what matters in Pinckers’ pictures isn’t the technique behind the theatrics, but the comic drama of humanity." - Alec Soth
Edition of 1000 copies. Highly recommended. Out of print.
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Born in Germany, Michael Wolf’s career as a photojournalist, a freelance photographer and, more recently, an artist spans more than 40 years. Much of that time has been spent in China and Hong Kong, where he developed many of the elements which have become characteristic of his work: obsessive collecting, combining both macro- and micro-perspectives, and the ability to use a specific subject to document the broader transformations of urban life. With more than 400 pictures, this grandiose monograph presents a selection of his most important series and works from the past four decades, including Tokyo Compression, The Real Toy Story, and Architecture of Density.
Sealed copy with very light wear to spine end.
ZZYZX (signed first edition)Regular price £200.00 Sale price £150.00 Save 25%
[…] traditional American landscape photography has become a rather moribund photographic trope [...] a sanctified, cliched reverence has become the norm. In Halpern’s California work, I see him removing himself from the comforts of the past and endeavoring to strike out afresh, rethinking his conditioning and antecedents to break free of this particular mould.
— Chris Killip
Beauty and its implication of promise is the metaphor that gives art its value. It helps us rediscover some of our best intuitions, the ones that encourage caring.
— Robert Adams
The early settlers dubbed California The Golden State, and The Land of Milk and Honey. Today there are the obvious ironies – sprawl, spaghetti junctions and skid row—but the place is not so easily distilled or visualized, either as a clichéd paradise or as its demise. There’s a strange kind of harmony when it’s all seen together—the sublime, the psychedelic, the self-destructive. Like all places, it’s unpredictable and contradictory, but to greater extremes. Cultures and histories coexist, the beautiful sits next to the ugly, the redemptive next to the despairing, and all under a strange and singular light, as transcendent as it is harsh.
The pictures in this book begin in the desert east of Los Angeles and move west through the city, ending at the Pacific. This general westward movement alludes to a thirst for water, as well as the original expansion of America, which was born in the East and which hungrily drove itself West until reaching the Pacific, thereby fulfilling its “manifest” destiny.
The people, places, and animals in the book did exist before Halpern’s camera, but he has sewn these photographs into a work of fiction or fantasy—a structure, sequence and edit which, like Los Angeles itself, teeters on the brink of collapsing under the weight of its own strangely-shaped mass.
Signed copy. 1st edition/printing.
Some faint rubbing/marking to cover caused during signing session.