NEW ARRIVALS +  12.24.11 Vol 8.52

Season's Greetings from all us at photo-eye: Rixon Reed, Vicki Bohannon, Melanie McWhorter, Daniel Fuller, Eric Miles, Anne Kelly, Sarah Bradley, Tony Dolezal, Cliff Shapiro, Allison Ramirez, Lindsey Sniderman and Daniel Espeset!

The Day After Published by the Pace Gallery, The Day After is a breathtaking voyage into the inner-workings of Hiroshi Sugimoto's photographic philosophy. Exploring the Japanese photographer's fascination with the beginnings and evolution of life, the book ultimately digs deep into Sugimoto's own personal insights. Here the viewer is presented with a selection from the vast beauty of the artist's Seascapes portfolio, while seamlessly interweaving images from his Dioramas and Lightning Fields series as well. Through the use of photography, Sugimoto has tirelessly shared his fascination with the essential elements that not only create life, but also allow it to evolve and grow. Using Sugimoto's own words, this book shows the reader a fully encompassed view of the artist's extensive catalogue in a different light. Copies are now in stock and available for order.

Animals that Saw Me Animals That Saw Me: Volume One by Ed Panar brings together a collection of intimate moments captured through the photographer's lens. These moments were not intimate because Panar was alone, but because of his fleeting encounters with various animals while wandering the countryside during his sixteen-year career. This book pays tribute to the artist's chance meetings with birds, squirrels, turtles, dogs, cows and a whole cast of other fauna. These transient images — while staggering to view — create a thoughtful commentary on human and animal interactions. Copies are now in stock and available for order. Signed copies are arriving soon.

Diane Arbus Diane Arbus: A Chronology brings together a collection of the influential artist's letters with friends and family, as well as unpublished writings from personal notebooks and other sources. The text — originally appearing in Diane Arbus Revelations — sheds light onto the controversial and often misunderstood motives of Arbus' work. It also provides for a detailed and personal understanding of the passionate life Arbus led. Published by Aperture, the book's design appears similar to a diary, however, once the viewer delves inside there is a list of footnotes and biographies that help in presenting full context to the artist's poetic and heavy text. Copies are now in stock and available for order.

The title of Bertien van Manen's new monograph Let's Sit Down Before We Go refers to an old Russian tradition of taking a moment to stop and think before embarking on a journey. This idea of considering where to travel and why, guided van Manen through Russia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Siberia, Tatarstan and Uzbekistan between 1991 and 2009. The title's ideology also provided the photographer with a reason to photograph her subjects in an intimate and almost familial fashion. And while this project took nearly twenty years to come together in book form, van Manen's unique aesthetics and photographic approach allowed for a collection of images that appear timeless. Copies are now in stock and available for order.

Watch the Weather Change by Marco Van Duyvendijk is a striking mix of varying photographic approaches that brings together a poetic series of images. Beginning with lyrics from the song Disposition by the influential rock band Tool, Duyvendijk sets the stage for a quiet and personal jaunt through the streets of Hong Kong and the countryside of Taiwan and the Netherlands. Still lifes, landscapes and portraits mix seamlessly with written letters and personal notes, creating a series that blurs the lines between documentary photography and storytelling. Signed Copies are now in stock and available for order.

Growth by Lauren Henkin plays on an emotional connection with the artist's own personal experience of coping with invasive growth. The photographs depict the natural world trespassing into the urban landscape. Vines crawling along walls, trees growing between buildings and thorny shrubs overtaking previously mowed lawns are mixed alongside images of invasive tumors, presumably those found within the artist. And while the images question and comment on that which is incursive, the story is really about Henkin's internal struggle. The photographer's detailed text gives context to the images that while practical, also tells a story of Henkin's feeling of commitment and attachment to the naturally occurring growths in her body. While modest in size and design, this book packs a powerful punch in regards to complexity and emotion. Signed copies are now in stock and available for order.

Also by Lauren Henkin and poet Kirsten Rian is Deck of Chords. Presented as a full deck of cards, each is printed with an individual image from Henkin's portfolio The Lines Between Us and accompanied by a poem by Rian. This unique deck of cards contains beautiful and surreal landscape images that make for an intriguing way of presenting photographs. There are 52 cards in each set plus a signed cover card which are now in stock and available for order.
A Head With Wings by Anouk Kruithof is a brilliantly designed object that pushes the boundaries of traditional photobook publishing. Published by Alec Soth's Little Brown Mushroom, this book offers a mixture of text, collage and photography that is close in resemblance to a mixed-media installation. Flipping through the book, one occasionally finds individual folded images tucked within the pages along with sparse text, forcing the viewer into a unique engagement with Kruithof's underlying story. Recurring images of a man lost in his own thoughts and displaying expressive physical gestures leaves the viewer with a sense that they too are caught in the artist's vivid and hallucinatory world. Copies are now in stock and available for order.

Forays Into Non-Celluloid Instant Gratification features Ed Templeton's first publication of images taken with a digital point and shoot camera. Taken over the last five years, these images depict Templeton's signature style of up-close snapshoot grittiness. Portraits of adolescents behaving as adolescents, sexual encounters, depraved street scenes and even an ode to film all make an appearance within this modest, but delicate book design. Signed Copies are arriving soon and are available for preorder.

Week Two of our New Photo-eye Auctions!

In case you missed the announcement last week, we've updated our auction platform to include exciting new features: Weekly Auctions, No Reserves, Video Presentations, Expanded Listings and more!

In this week's presentation, 'Naturalism & Artifice After Haskins,' Eric Miles takes a brief, rather idiosyncratic look at the history of nude and fashion photography following Haskins' iconic sixties books. Click the image below to view the presentation.

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Sam Haskins: Fahsion, Etcetera (with 2 Prints!)
Guy Bourdin: Sighs and Whispers (1976 Bloomingdale's Catalogue)
Sam Haskins: Cowboy Kate & Other Stories
Sam Haskins: Fahsion, Etcetera (SIGNED with 2 Prints!)
Sam Haskins: Five Girls + Cowboy Kate & Other Stories (BOTH SIGNED)
Paolo Roversi: Studio (Original Limited Edition)
Hajime Sawatari: Nadia (1st edition)
Deborah Turbeville: Les amoureuses du temps passé + Voyage of the Virgin Maria Candelaria (2 books)
Yasuhiro Yoshioka: Jyuai--Daisan no Venus (Beastly Love--The Third Venus)
Nobuyuki Wakabayashi: Adam and Eve (SIGNED)
Hiroshi Sugimoto
The Day After
Ed Panar
Animals That Saw Me - SIGNED Arriving in 2-3 weeks
Elisabeth Sussman
Diane Arbus: A Chronology
Bertien Van Manen
Let's Sit Down Before We Go
Anouk Kruithof
A Head With Wings
Marco Van Duyvendijk
Watch the Weather Change - SIGNED
Lauren Henkin
Deck of Chords
Lauren Henkins
Growth - SIGNED
Jean-Luc A. Fournier
Ed Templeton
Forays Into Non-Celluloid Instant Gratification - SIGNED
Masami Takenouchi
Naître, Mourir, Renaître Encore.. - SIGNED
Raymond Meeks/Mark Steinmetz

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