Featured in this week's newsletter, The Pier by Nils Petter Löfstedt and published by Pierre von Kleist Editions. "The slim paperback volume documents a street art project embarked upon by photographer Nils Petter Löfstedt and Erik Vestman. Having discovered a cavity under a pier in Malmö, Sweden, Löfstedt and Vestman worked for 5 months to convert this anonymous concrete interior into an inviting room. Bringing building supplies to the pier by bike and working mostly at night by the light of headlamps, Löfstedt and Vestman squeezed between the rocks beside the pier to enter and build the space, cleaning it of debris, rocks and seaweed, painting the walls white, framing out and laying a parquet floor, adding a door and window and ultimately creating a beautiful space in a magically unexpected location. What they created has been called ‘Sweden's most secretive and at the same time widely discussed street art projects.'" — from Sarah Bradley's post on photo-eye Blog. Read the full post here.
Also new from Pierre von Kleist Editions, I Thought You Knew Where All of the Elephants Lie Down by André Príncipe. The title, a reference to Leonard Cohen's dark and lonely Dress Rehearsal Rag, a song filled with distant memories and a sense of self-loathing. The book is a surreal travelogue separated into two distinct parts. The first section moves between quiet scenes of contemplation, mixed with voyeuristic portraits of young women as well as caged and taxidermied animals, while the second section weaves together subtle images reminiscent of dreams or long forgotten memories. The photographs in this book are oddly beautiful, never quite giving the viewer a full sense of the story, but rather hinting at a narrative with many possible outcomes. Copies of this absorbing new monograph are now in stock and available for order.
Photographic Memory: The Album in the Age of Photography edited by Verna Posever Curtis and published by Aperture, is an exquisite representation of the photographic album as an important social and historical object. This book explores the photo album as a unique genre, a one-of-a-kind approach to storytelling that elevates family lore and photographic memory. These hand-made objects — beautifully presented — are from the collection of the Library of Congress. The albums selected for this monograph are provocative in subject and visual imagery, telling inspiring stories from war and cultural documentation to innovative contemporary album construction. Copies of this intriguing monograph are now in stock and available for order.
Pinhole Cameras: A Do-It-Yourself Guide is a fun tutorial for building your own pinhole camera out of just about anything. Starting with a brief history of the pinhole camera presented along with creative examples for construction, the book communicates both a sense of the creative options available as well as the importance of pinhole photography in the history of the medium. From shoeboxes to Altoids cans and even digital cameras, this guide explores a number of ways to get started making your own camera out of objects that are probably already laying around the house.
Le Luxe by Roe Ethridge is uniquely designed with the intent to convey the artist's exploration in disavowing the idea of a finished body of work. Combing through Ethridge's archive of personal and commissioned work, this book displays both the artist's singular conceptual imagery and flawless technical skill. Beautifully designed, the images presented flow seamlessly together regardless of the initial commercial or artistic aesthetic.
In his third book, photographer Olof Jarlbro presents a series of documentary images laden with tension and conflict. Nepal and Mao is the photographer's inside perspective on Nepal after spending nearly a decade traveling by bus and off-road vehicles seeking out Maoist camps. With few words presented in the book, the images are left to stand-alone and tell a fascinating story of political struggle and social dynamics. Jarlbro's approach also lends the viewer insight to understand the human stories that coincide with political conflict. Copies of all three titles are now in stock and available for order.
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