30 December 2012
This year we listed 280 independent photo books. Another record broken, but we are still missing quite a few submissions of newly published titles, so please spread the word and help us make the Independent Photo Book Blog an even better resource and one stop shop for special edition books next year! Thank you for directly supporting the photographers and small publishers that make this happen. A wonderful new year to all.
Ian van Coller
Rory Sparks (Bookbinding and Letterpress)
Mary Hark (Handmade Paper for cover and end-sheets)
Handmade Artist Book, drum leaf bound
Inkjet on Asuka
70 pages, 41x26cm (16.5"x21")
"A series of B&W photographs from Mali focusing on 'monumental forms' in a handmade artist book."
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22 pages, 210 x 297 mm (8,26 x 11,69'')
100 copies, signed and numbered
digitally printed, hand stitched
€ 28 (€ 2 shipping within Germany, € 4 international)
"The images in this book were made in March 2011 while travelling from Bangkok, Thailand, to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, using local transport: slow trains, old busses or makeshift boats. I named the series „Pelikan“ because of the fascinating use of color in South-East-Asia - after the little Pelikan paintboxes that every schoolchild had to have when I grew up."
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27 December 2012
Title: Volume One
Artists: Sikap Collective - A.G. de Mesa, NVM Monsalud, Iver Aldas, Miko de Vera
A5 size (148mm x 210mm, 5.875" x 8.75")
B&W Laser printed
6 USD + shipping
"s´ikap - v. to strive, to persevere, to work diligently. The word behind the name is what the members of this collective stand by. We are driven by perseverance as a platform to showcase our work. This allows us to focus and produce on what is important and on what is beautiful to us: photographs."
Tricks and Falls
edited by Francesco Zanot
"The images in this series are part and parcel of Buda’s research career, which does away with all that which is striking in favour of a well-honed process of re-valorising that which is marginal or banal. Instead of the liberation of a victory (or a defeat), here we sense the ongoing burden of practice. And that’s a matter of resistance."
28 page zine
5.5 x 8.5 inches (14 x 21.5 centimeters)
Edition of 250
"The past few years have seen an explosion of medical marijuana dispensaries throughout the Los Angeles Basin, the result of relaxed but conflicting state and federal laws. Pot Shots documents this uniquely Californian phenomenon by showing a wide range of these transient storefronts."
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25 December 2012
21 December 2012
artist: Daido Moriyama
interview with Jena-Kenta Gauthier
150 X 210 mm
offset duotone + Pantone
18 euros + shipping
"In 1988 and 1989, without speaking a word of French or know anyone except a fellow fellow countrywoman, the photographer lived in Paris with the project a bit crazy to start a gallery apartment. Above all, the trip was the opportunity to live this dream from when his was a teenager and navigate the world of Eugène Atget he had discovered a few years later." (Rémi Coignet)
PARIS 88/89 contains 21 of the Moriyama's Paris photographs accompanied by the translation of his memories chapter dedicated to Paris as well as an unpublished interview with Jean-Kenta Gauthier.
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18 December 2012
Title: Wo nehmen wir nur jeden Tag aufs neue diese Zuversicht her?
Artist: Martin Stöbich
Edition of 500 numbered copies
"The title translates to: Whence do we take this confidence every day anew? Recycled pictures on recycled paper."
R.275 Modern House
8pp booklet which folds out to single sheet ‘poster’ plus card with introductory text, 145 x 195mm, (5.7 x 7.7 inch), folding out to 578 x 380mm (22.7 x 15 inch)
Edition: 1000 copies
Digital on 55gsm recycled paper
US $9.5 / EU €7.5 / UK £6.00 + shipping
After purchasing a discontinued model house made by Hornby model railways, Paul Greenleaf tracked down the original building the kit was based on, a semi-detached house in Margate, Kent, built in 1971. The resulting work is a visual deconstruction and subsequent reconstruction of the ubiquitous suburban house."
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14 December 2012
"It's a lovelly morning"
author: Mr G. (found photographs)
editor: Valentina Abenavoli
160gsm silk, ivory linen thread, edition of 100
"It all started with a found note. A creased and half-faded feel-good message signed 'mum', found on the London’s Regent’s Canal on a sunny day. 'Hi J. Life is what you make, It so get out of bed and go shopping. Its a lovelly morning (sic) chill out and enjoy it .. Mum xxx'."
Title: Mongolia's Nomads: Life on the Steppe
Photographer: Taylor Weidman
Writer: Nina Wegner
Edition of 500
Printing Type: Offset printing
"A look inside one of the world's last truly nomadic cultures"
12 December 2012
Deeper Shades #02 Tokyo
Andreas H. Bitesnich
24cm x 32cm (9.4in x 12.6in)
Edition of 960 numbered copies
Limited slip-cased edition of 20 signed & numbered copies including original signed print
"“The flawless and the raw” are Andreas H. Bitesnich’s defining elements of Japanese culture, and the way it is reflected in his own work. A master of the controlled studio composition, Bitesnich demonstrates that he is equally at home producing perfect compositions from random street situations, where the rawness of bare flesh is replaced by analogue roughness thrust over the bare bones of urban living. Images which in themselves are surprising, almost surrealistic, become even more bizarre through the book’s use of juxtaposition, lending meaning, distorting meaning, or as with most street photography, leaving meaning entirely open to the interpretation of the individual."
An Incomplete Dictionary of Showbirds
5.94" x 8.9"
Edition size: 2000
type of printing: Litho
"‘An Incomplete Dictionary of Show Birds’ is a book by British photographer Luke Stephenson, created in collaboration with the London based design studio YES. This unique project documents the very British subject of show birds through a series of meticulous and striking photographs."
10 December 2012
Title: People / Places
Artist: Clint Woodside
44 pages each volume (88 total)
8.5" x 7" (half legal)
Edition size: edition of 150 signed and numbered
type of printing: Color Xerox
"New 2 Volume Zine composed of work by Clint Woodside. Book 1: People. Book 2: Places, Packaged and sold together. Signed and numbered"
Title: Herrenreise 2012
Artist: Thomas Bonfert
Edition: 10 (signed and numbered copies)
type of printing: Color-Laser Print, stapled
Price: 2€ + 1€ shipping
"'Herrenreise 2012, is the photo story of a bike ride of 3 friends, from Breclav along the March and the Danube to Tatabanya"
09 December 2012
I see around me tombstones grey
15 x 20 cm
printed at Deux-Ponts | France
first edition: 100
"After having spent some years far from my parents I have understood that wherever they are it is their nearness that gives me the feeling of being at home. It could be in my hometown on the Lake Maggiore, that I left almost ten years ago, or where my father used to work. As I started taking picture of them, of my family, I noticed that there was a different atmosphere compared to the feel my life away from them has. It is true that whenever I stay home for a few weeks I realize that their/our reality is becoming more dramatic every year: oldness, sickness, retirement and a general feel of inquietude. However it is thanks to this that I know where I come from and where I want (or don't want) to be. "
07 December 2012
Mexico City Dress Shops
95 x 190mm (3.75 x 7.5 inches)
Numbered edition of 100
"A couple of years ago my girlfriend won a holiday to Mexico. We spent a few days in Mexico City and, whilst walking the city streets, we came across an area of dress shops. Communion dresses, prom dresses, wedding dresses and ball gowns – the shops were full of these vibrant and extravagant creations."
06 December 2012
A sense of place
Self-published, PhotoMine editions
Soft cover, 17×26 cm, 96 pages, 87 images
Printed in Offset Duotone on Tatami 150gr
Edition of 1000
"The photographs collected in this book aim to take you on a personal path to a different view of Zakynthos. They suggest a tour, off the beaten track, where the personal exploration of my native island is shared in the hope you are left with an emotional awareness of the place rather than a literal understanding of a location. A sense of the place."
website / to order
05 December 2012
As If Everything You Imagined Were True
Case-bound artist book
11x9 inches (27.94x22.86 cm)
color and b/w archival inkjet pigment prints
Edition of 100
"Photographs of birds in the aviaries at the Bronx Zoo contrast with images of birds in flight and storm clouds."
03 December 2012
Title: Speaking of scars
Artist: Teresa Eng
68 pages including various folds and inserts
170 mm x 228mm
Cloth-bound hardcover with debossed front cover
Price: £31.95 + shipping
"'Speaking of scars' deals with trauma and memory. During a 3-year period, photography was used to process an experience that couldn’t be processed. In the book memory takes the form of images, as it repeats and reconfigures itself around new and existing experiences."
Artist: Tammy Mercure
Edition size: 30
type of printing: Pigment Prints, letterpress
"TCB Press/Tammy Mercure is publishing a book a month for 2012 on a single topic. December 2012 is Rebels."
Sunday Mornings at the River
Featuring photographs by: Santa Katkuté, Rebecca Rijsdijk, Sanne Poppeliers, Cody Cobb, Noortje Knulst, Lonneke van der Palen, Sam van Grinsven, Taufiq Hosen, Victoria Schilperoort, Nicholas Hance McElroy, Roberto Rubalcava, Jeff Luker, Stine Sampers, Katherine Squier, David Meskhi
Text by: Rebecca Rijsdijk
Edition size: A5, softcover
Price: 10 euros.
"Sunday Mornings is about exploration. The photographers selected for this zine are people who take their cameras with them on the road and into the mountains. They are escapists, travellers, lovers."
THE ANATOMY OF BUSINESS
64pp unbound 52gsm newspaper print
19.5 x 25 cm (black and white throughout)
1st edition 1000
"The Anatomy of Business aims to present a distorted compendium of the gestures and motifs that make up the visual language of modern business. This is achieved by linking de-contextualised elements from the photographic archive of a 1980′s financial newspaper, to images produced in direct response on, the streets of Melbourne."
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30 November 2012
Author: Israel Ariño
Graphic Design: Carina Garrido
24 x 33 cm
Edition: 300 (standard edition)
Price: 38€ + shipping
"Atlas is a personal response to the challenge of representing the nomadic nature of experience. Israel Ariño's gaze glides through reality and is transformed in an extraordinary and timeless world, caught and invented at the same time. Objects emerge and sensations are evoked in his photographs which were not there at first glance, and which only appear when the image materialises and the viewer then looks at it. Only then can we see the poetry that was waiting, crouched in the treetops, or in a half-seen figure, the reflections in a river, in a ghostly jellyfish or in the joy of momentary abandon."
Artist: Toska Project
20x30cm / 7,87x11,81 in
type of printing: digital
Price: 10 euro + shipping
"The concept of this project was inspired by Ítalo Calvino's book: Invisible Cities. We explore the creation and construction of a network of relationships by the subject and the consequences to the surrounding space once the subject leaves those relationships."
28 November 2012
The Fourth Wall
Design by Christof Nüssli, Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem
195 x 273 mm
Edition of 1000
Offset on 45g newspaper
"On a theater stage that consists of three walls; left, right and back, the fourth wall forms the imaginary screen through which the audience sees the scene unfold. The actors, conscious of this barrier, tend to break through it now and then by hinting at their own fiction, acknowledging the camera and the act. Nowhere else is there such devotion to cinema as in India. This fictional world seeps into reality and influences everyday life dictating the perception and imagination of its audience. A collection of quotes from newspapers is evidence of this synthesis. The people in these images become actors by choosing their own roles, which they perform for the camera and its western operator. Conscious of the power of images, they give it their all, reflecting on their silver screen dreams by embracing their collective visual world and creating their own brief moments of suspension of disbelief."
135 x 190mm (5.5 x 7.5 inches)
Numbered edition of 100
b/w digital printing
"'Botanic I' contains selected images from my Botanics series which has been the subject of several exhibitions. I have reprocessed the images to look more grainy and contrasty. I have also heavily cropped some of them to further highlight the form of the plants."
Artist : Camille Vivier
23 x 34 cm
Edition size : 500 copies handnumbered
type of printing : offset
Price : 20 euros
"Light as feathers, round as breasts, these images are voluptuous, straightforward, they swallow everything. A sentence by Henry Michaux fits them well: “In the warm mist of a young girl’s breath I found a place…”."
27 November 2012
Right Here, Right Now
160 pages softcover
22 x 17cm (8.7x6.7inch)
Edition of 2000
Full Colour Offset on 150g creator paper
€31 (Rest of the world)
“Right Here, Right Now is a collection of polaroids taken between 1998 and 2008 by the Portuguese musician/photographer David Fonseca. Caught by a sudden musical success that thrived to the date, he collected some of the key moments behind the scenes, although his images drift into a much more personal world, underlined by several short texts describing one-minute actions that took place on that period."
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26 November 2012
Essay by Colin Graham
Poem By Dermot Healy
240 mm x 190 mm
Hard Cover in Cialux Material Pages on Arctic Matt Paper
First Edition of 500
"'Still' presents a deeply personal and meditative visual novel. Shot over two years, the book offers an intimate view of the artists daily encounters and surroundings and presents a whole intra-relational photographic piece that addresses expansive themes of love, fragility, doubt and loss."
Text by Olivier Pin-Fat
15 x 20 cm
88 pages (16 pages printed on red paper), poster as half-cover, open thread stitching
100 signed and numbered copies: 80 regular + 20 special edition (including a 13 x 18 cm signed and numbered C-Print)
20 € (with print: 30 €) + shipping
"Photos taken between January and June 2012"
Title: Latvian Photography Yearbook - 2012
Artists: Ieva Epnere, Roman Drits, Andrejs Strokins, Zane Fisele, Arnis Balcus
Texts by: David Bate, Sergei Kruk, Ekaterina Vikulina, Elina Ruka, Maija Rudovska, Vilnis Vejs
19.4 x 28 cm
Edition of 620
"Ieva Epnere has taken photographs of school children on the first day of school, Roman Drits offers personal impressions on the life in emigration, Andrejs Strokins has documented the mundane everyday in Bolderāja, Zane Fišele has interpreted the attitude of Latvian towards Estonians, but Arnis Balčus has examined the provincial landscape of little Latvian towns. Each copy of the Yearbook also contains one limited edition print".
Title: Photographs by Carl Mydans for the U.S. Resettlement Administration, September 1935 (Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Collection, Library of Congress)
Photographs by Carl Mydans
Edited and with text by Tom Clark
Book design by Yanni Florence
33 Black and white photographs offset printed in tritone on uncoated paper
245mm x 210mm (9.6 x 8.2 inches)
27$ AUD + shipping
"“That ominous roominghouse-stairway interior, when I found it, became the signal that keyed this image search (for America, was it?). Having discovered that shot, and reflecting then upon the dark inner-sanctum descent it suggested, I went through the original Mydans “Lots” (the image groups — over a thousand images have survived in these scattered sets of “Lots”, preserved in the archive in random fashion, so that the ordering as we now have it represents my own editing selection and sequencing plan); one thing led to another, and…” - Tom Clark, IN THE SHADOW OF THE CAPITOL"
Lately, the number of incomplete submissions has risen sharply, resulting in an increase of work for us and in delays of listings. We're happy to list books as they come in, but please make sure to send complete listings. The ideal way is to send the information just as formatted in all of the listings on this blog already.
Leo Simoes, Helena Vigó, Neftalí González, Alejandro de Dueñas, Carmne Rivero & Javier Ballester
text by Zulema Aguirre
edition numbered of 500
20 euros (+ shipping cost)
"The first book produced by Trapiche Editions, publishing project created for desktop publishing and distribution of photobooks. Hexápoda is a collective publication showing the work of photographers Leo Simoes, Elena Vigó, Neftalí González, Carmen Rivero, Alejandro de Dueñas and Javier Ballester. Six eyes of six different views and one thing in common: investigate the existence and life experience."
23 November 2012
Set of 3 Zines
Erik van der Weijde
enveloppe with 3 handmade zines
3 x 28 pages
numbered edition of 50
B/W Laser/ (alcohol) Mimeography / Silkscreen
"Women are the subject of these 3 zines. The first is dedicated to photographs of Van der Weijde's Mother-inLaw, the second to his wife's cat and the third to buildings and sites related to Eva Braun, Heidi and Maria (from The Sound of Music). Paper fetishists will love the combinations of sugar paper, fluor-, recycled- and bookprint papers."
22 November 2012
20pp plus cover plus card insert
150 x 230mm (5.9 x 9 inch)
Edition 100 copies, signed by the artist
US $19 / EU €14.9 / UK £12.00 + shipping
"This work features new compositions derived from old postcards, many from the 1970s, and a series of new photographs. In each example the skies have been manipulated to appear almost uncannily blue and flawless. The skies in these pictures never really existed and perhaps neither did the mood they encompass but in these pictures both can be revisited."
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21 November 2012
Title of publication: WILLYOUPLEASEJUSTBEMYFUCKINGVALENTINE
Artist: David Fratkin
8 inches by 10 inches; 20.32 centimeters by 25.4
"A vision of weird dolls in the pure light of a scanner—the perfect stage for dreamlike juxtapositions. The results? An attractive creepiness satirizing the unwitting—the unconscious made manifest and visceral."
19 November 2012
text by Luis Lopez
edition of 1000
20 euros (+ Shipping cost)
"In Furtivos, Vicente Paredes tells about those behaviours that are written into our own DNA. Even in the absence of earth, a dog will always try to bury his bone; even when walking over subway tunnels, cement and glass, a man will dig holes through them to plant seeds"
Title of publication: Angel Parade #1/#2
Artist: Robert Dunn
5 inches by 7 inches; 12.7 centimeters by 17.78
"Angel Parade #1 and #2 are the first in an ongoing series of new-style street photography (mostly in New York City). New-style? The photographer blends vividly-framed character street shots with more abstract street visions; he's chasing a Provoke-era sensibility, but this time in color."
16 November 2012
Michiel Burger & Max Pinckers
140 x 190 mm
Offset on 80g recycled paper
Black and white
"Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Mamihlapinatapai: A look shared by two people, each wishing that the other will initiate something that both desire but which neither one wants to start, Flemish Arts Centre De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, October 2012"
8.5"x5.5" (21.5cm x 14cm)
Edition of 40
Montréal $6, Canada $7.50, USA $8.50, Int'l ~$11
"Évidences II is a series of beautiful and bizarre sights, events and objects collected over the course of 2011-2012."
36 pages 200×297mm
"Transparency is the new mystery. I wanna see the world which is crystalized like the novel "Crystal world" by J.G.Ballard."
Photography for the Preservation of Disintegrating Histories
edition of 210
"'Disintegrating Histories' is a revealing portfolio of landscapes and portraiture from the English county of Leicestershire. It is the result of four years of expansive exploration, documenting the changing social and environmental landscape since the 1980’s (Thatcher’s Britain)."
The Man of the Crowd
48 pages plus a foldout sheet
23.5 x 19.5 cm / 9.25 x 7.7 inches
"This book is a reflection on Edgar Allan Poe’s short story ‘The Man of the Crowd’ and a street occurrence photographed in Paris. The main part of the work is a series of 56 photographs, tracking a 21st century flâneur, followed by imagetexts based on linguistic analyses of Poe’s story. Each book is marked with a distinct word from Poe’s story, which limits the edition to the number of different words in the tale."
artists: Ariana Ferreira, Joana Valente, Matilde Viegas
publisher: O Panda Gordo
Edition of 30
€4,5 + shipping
"Six eyes, three mouths and the fingers of two hands triplicated. The three routines displayed in black and white were recorded throughout three days by three different cameras. Together, they came up with nine photographies - three extracts of each quotidian -, which can be detached, so they can leave the limits of the form towards your walls."
09 November 2012
Gábor Arion Kudász
booklet (30 color images plus 14 stickers)
68 pages, 15 x 21cm
Price : 25 Euro + postage
"As we struggle to attain some ill-defined summit, hidden behind the clouds, days go by in a hectic and often uncontrollable congestion that accompanies the construction of a self-image incorporating family, career, home improvements and self-reproduction. This era, sparked by the conception of my oldest son, ended sharply when my mother passed away in 2010. At that time Bogi was again carrying our child."
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