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Our Own Individual New York

Our Own Individual New York

Our own individual New York is a set of photos by photographer Hermes Pichon displaying the ‘individual’ within his/her space in the city … "or perhaps about the city and the space left for the individual," as the photographer states. In terms of street photography you need to be open to anything. It’s different from …

Pandora's Camera By Joan Fontcuberta

Pandora’s Camera By Joan Fontcuberta

To accompany a major retrospective of the work of Catalan artist Joan Fontcuberta at Media Space, London, Mack publishes the first English translation of his renowned essay collection: Pandora's Camera (ISBN 978-191016403-7, $25 or available as Kindle Edition). Considering the technological shift photography has undergone in recent years. Fontcuberta uses the motif of Pandora’s box to …


The Makeout Project By Jedediah Johnson

The Makeout Project By Jedediah Johnson

Photographer Jedediah Johnson once took a personality test that he felt was very acurate. "It said that people with my specific personality type like to collect people and experiences." That's what his Makeout Project is all about, his interactions with people and a shared experience beween the photographer and his subjects. For the images, he …

The Ultimate Preset Package For Lightroom

The Ultimate Preset Package For Lightroom

There are lots of presets out there for sale emulating the look of film, but finding a really good one that accurately reproduces the look of specific types of film is not an easy task. Because of the nudge of a friend, I decided to look into this new one a little further and I …

World Wide Order By Julian Röder

World Wide Order By Julian Röder

Berlin photographer Julian Röder has garnered international attention for his series The Summits on the protests that took place surrounding various G8 summits. Röder thus documented the riots of Genoa in 2001, where over 300,000 people took to the streets and a demonstrator was shot by police. And no, these are not battle scenes in …


Occupied Spaces By Ben Roberts

Occupied Spaces By Ben Roberts

Ben Roberts started the photo book project Occupied Spaces some time ago, exactly on the 15th October 2011, when protestors representing the global Occupy movement set up a semi-permanent camp outside St. Paul’s Cathedral in central London. The aim of the protests has been to encourage discourse and raise awareness of social and economic inequalities. …

Conceptual Photography By May Xiong

Conceptual Photography By May Xiong

May Xiong is a talented a twenty-three year old photographer creating beautiful (conceptual) images that revolve around portrait photography. Her stills look as though they’ve been ripped straight from an art house film. She takes inspiration from music, art and all kinds of abstract things, people, places that intrigue her. Xiong’s effective use of available …

Dawn By Laura Thiesbrummel

Dawn By Laura Thiesbrummel

If you could say it in words, there would be no reason to take pictures. Morgenrot (Dawn) is a documentary project by German photographer Laura Thiesbrummel for her Bachelor in photo design that is such a good example. The series documents the young country of Azerbaijan in search of its new identity. After the collapse …


Urban/Nature By Sheung Yiu

Urban/Nature By Sheung Yiu

The project Urban/Nature by Sheung Yiu is drawn from the Sheung Yiu's personal experience with nature as an urbanite. The juxtaposition of animal parts and artificial material symbolizes his rare interaction with wildlife -  a surreal, distanced and almost immature relationship. The conceptual artist states: "The last time I have close encounter with a real …

Goldgelb By Bärbel Praun

Goldgelb By Bärbel Praun

During a one month stay in Finland last autumn German photo artist Bärbel Praun found herself emotionally confronted with her past. "Even though the small city at the westcoast of Finland was such a different place than the town I grew up in, it reminded me of my hometown, childhood and family. So this work …

Fake Holidays By Reiner Riedler

Fake Holidays By Reiner Riedler

Reiner Riedler’s photography captures a slice of the travel industry that capitalizes holidays. His book Fake Holidays (Moser, ISBN 978-3981234442, only used available) series from 2009 documents vacation spots from around the world, and they’re all a mirage. It reveals the absurdities of the world's artificial paradises: indoor skiing in Dubai, Tropical Islands in Berlin-Brandenburg, Niagara …


My Family Is A Pubis, So I Cover It In Pretty Panties

My Family Is A Pubis, So I Cover It In Pretty Panties

The latest work of Motoyuki Daifu, a young Japanese photographer, is titled My Family Is A Pubis, So I Cover It In Pretty Panties. Motoyuki’s forceful sensibilities are a modern revolt against the traditional aesthetic when considering the norms of Japan. Armed with a camera, he enters into this accelerated and fetishized human landscape, to …

Aerialscapes By Jakob Wagner

Aerialscapes By Jakob Wagner

Aerialscapes is a series of 20 aerial photographs by German photographer Jakob Wagner that was shot from the sky. The images in this project are sweeping landscapes of various locations around the world, showing formations, patterns and marks that are both manmade and natural, but nonetheless always breathtaking and wondrous. "I've photographed all this images …


Windows Mirrors Tabletops By Lucas Blalock

Windows Mirrors Tabletops By Lucas Blalock

In this photo book entitled Windows Mirrors Tabletops (Mörel, roughly $60), Lucas Blalock plays with the conventions of photography by exploring its limits and inherent contradictions. He examines not only the photograph’s subject but also the internal information of its making. The book includes a conversation between Lucas Blalock and David Campany. An extract: David Campany …

Bubbles By Ola Rindal And Mirage By Henry Roy

Bubbles By Ola Rindal And Mirage By Henry Roy

South London-based small independent photo book publisher Jane & Jeremy has been doing a double book launch at Yvon Lambert in Paris. They've presented the book Bubbles (first edition of 100, roughly $68) by Ola Rindal and Mirage (also first edition of 100, roughly $68) by Henry Roy. Norway born Ola Rindal's Bubbles is a …

Overnight Perspectives By Emanuele Nappini

Overnight Perspectives By Emanuele Nappini

Florence-based independent creative Emanuele Nappini is wandering through fields of transit locations. Locations that subvert the rules of space. As the photographer puts it by himself: "A deep, lonely but at the same time bright night. A night where the submerged finds the strength to emerge and, away from indiscreet eyes, everything manifests without prejudice. …


Nail Houses By Peter Bialobrzeski

Nail Houses By Peter Bialobrzeski

The photo book Nail Houses (Hatje Cantz, ISBN 978-3-7757-3829-3, $45)  is Peter Bialobrzeski's final project rounding off the Habitat trilogy. During his travels through China, the German photographer was fascinated by the so-called nail houses–a proof of the amazing power of the individual. Theses photographs show a typology of almost derelict houses, as well as the …

Refuge Dreamgrove By Georges Salameh

Refuge Dreamgrove By Georges Salameh

Refuge Dreamgrove by Sicily based Greek-Lebanese visual storyteller Georges Salameh is a very personal photographic series based on the notion of hospitality. The series is formed by triptychs divided into three categories–the first is about men asleep in public places or means of transport. The second documents internal spaces where the photographer was welcomed to …

Atlas Monographs By Max Pam

Atlas Monographs By Max Pam

Atlas Monographs (T&G Publishing, ISBN 9780977579044, $80) is a compression of eight travel journals packed into a 296 pages book with over 300+ colour and B/W photographs, beginning with Max Pam’s–one of Australia's most important contemporary photographers–most recent work (Karakoram 2006) and shifting back through the decades to his first journals begun in 1970. The journals …


How Does Art Get Done?

How Does Art Get Done?

This underground classic is a book about making art and probably will help you to provide a new perspective on the role of fear in the creative process. "Geniuses get made once-a-century or so, yet good art gets made all the time, so to equate the making of art with the workings of genius removes …

China Dolls By Nathalie Daoust

China Dolls By Nathalie Daoust

With a passion for intimacy, Canadian photographer Nathalie Daoust went to China for an artist residency with the Red Gate Gallery. In general the photographer has devoted all of her conceptual art to unveiling the secrets hidden beneath the apparent stability of life. Like in this documentary about role that Chinese women play in society, …

Them By Rosalind Fox Solomon

Them By Rosalind Fox Solomon

Rosalind Fox Solomon is an American artist based in New York City. Solomon spent five months in Israel and the West Bank during 2010–11, travelling alongside Israelis, Palestinians and pilgrims – photographing Jewish teenagers at Purim, Ghanaian pilgrims at the Mount of Olives, and Christians in Jerusalem. "They hammer your head / they wrap you in …