Familiar From An Unfamiliar Perspective

Posted by Peter Nitsch | January 12th, 2012 Share

Psychic Hearts by Sandra CroftPsychic Hearts by Sandra Croft

Books makes my heart beat faster! And Sandra Croft’s Psychic Hearts (The Velvet Cell, Limited Edition of 100, $15) is on my wishlist.

“I’m interested in the dreaminess that comes from a certain quality of light, and looking for these moments where imperfection and imbalance make for a perfect image. Usually it’s not a single feeling, but the overall stillness and isolation that emerges when you see the familiar from an unfamiliar perspective – a fleeting, delicate place that’s a mix or reality and fantasy.” – Sandra Croft

Sandra Croft is a London-based photographer. She spent 8 years living in Toronto and graduated from the Ontario School of Art and Design in 2007. ❚ Flattr this

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Past Forward By Vincent Fournier

Past Forward By Vincent Fournier

In Past Forward (360 Publishing, ISBN 978-9081935708, $65.70), a limited edition book, photographer Vincent Fournier collects the last years of his work on 5 cycles: Space Project, The Man Machine, Tour Operator, Brasilia and Synthetic Biology. Fournier attempts in his images to create allegories of childhood dreams, where reality blends effortlessly with fiction. "The meaning …

Early Color By Saul Leiter

Early Color By Saul Leiter

This monograph entitled Early Color (Steidl, ISBN 978-3865211392, $110) gives the long over-looked artist Saul Leiter a place to shine. Leiter was best known as a painter who exhibited alongside Philip Guston and Willem de Kooning in the 1950's, but his real talent may have been as a photographer. He will forever be known as …

Garden Estate: A Study About A Confined Area

Garden Estate: A Study About A Confined Area

Garden Estate (The Velvet Cell, ISBN 978-1-908889-18-8, roughly $23) by Belfast based artist Fergus Jordan is a book about the legacy of Northern Ireland’s first heroin epidemic, which devastated a 1970’s council estate on the edge of Ballymena called Dunclug. The problem of tensions and social complexities of council estates are found on the edges of …

The Velvet Cell Urban Photography Books

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The Velvet Cell independent publishing house is run by Éanna Freeney and based in London, United Kingdom. The Velvet Cell Magazine is an online photography magazine featuring urban photographers and their portfolio. Additionally, Velvet Cell have just launched their first book publication to great success and are preparing the second publication. Each book is 16 …

Digging into the Suburbs of Madrid

Digging into the Suburbs of Madrid

Shot in the suburbs of Madrid, Nebúla (The Velvet Cell, Numbered First Edition of 50, £6.00) by photographer Andrés Medina wonderfully captures that 'in-between' space that is neither quite city nor suburb, but rather a no-mans land that lays somewhere in the midst. This enigmatic space is excellently captured by Medina in this series, captured …

At The Airport - On The Plane 2

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Following the success of On The Plane, published by The Velvet Cell in Oct 2010, which is already sold out, both photographer Phillip Kalantzis-Cope and The Velvet Cell were keen to explore in more detail issues that had been highlighted. Thus the 'On The Plane' series was born. Designed and produced by The Velvet Cell, …

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