NEW ARRIVALS +  02.04.12 Vol 9.5

Summertime Summertime by Mark Steinmetz is a journey into an endless youthful summer. The photographs in this book — taken between 1984 and 1991 — are reminiscent of a time of less parental supervision and fewer distractions caused by the digital era. Steinmetz's investigation of summertime pursuits is both an enrapturing encounter with adolescent adventure, as well as a nostalgic look at the long summer days of childhood. Beautifully printed with Nazraeli's "Daido black" ink, the black-and-white images in this book feel timeless and give a glimpse of the beauty of imagination and freedom. Signed copies are in stock and available for order.

CCPA Contemporary Chinese Photographic Arts offers an in-depth and comprehensive look at China's rising influence on the photographic world stage. Published by Gingko Press and edited by Gu Zheng, this new title organizes the work into several sections including Urbanization and Globalization, Power, Space and Memory, Gender, Body and Identity, among many others. Contemporary Chinese Photographic Arts features fifty of the most influential Chinese photographers working today. Rounding out this book is a detailed summery of the development of Chinese photography with a list of influential exhibitions and events.

"Los Jardines de México is a meticulously crafted book, with every aspect of its production — from the choice of paper stock through to the finishing on the page and the choice of image printed on its endpapers — calculated to facilitate and enhance your experience of the work contained within. This care over the details of bookmaking is particularly fitting, as Janelle Lynch uses photography to conjure up a very particular and rarefied world — she cultivates an atmosphere that you can’t help but think would suffer in less sympathetic conditions." — from Faye Robson's review in photo-eye Magazine. Read the full review here. Copies are now in stock and available for order.

Before Silence by Swedish photographer and graphic designer Mathias Grate is a delicate book with grey paper wrappers and the title embossed on the front cover. Containing 25 tritone illustrations, Grates' images display a more poetic than literal narrative. The quotidian views in black-and-white present a world that is altogether familiar and subtly foreign; like film stills, they exist in a realm without time. Beautifully printed, this intimate book displays a lovely series of thought-provoking photographs. Signed copies are now in stock and are available for order.

Published by Twin Palms, Instamatics by well-known fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez is a collection of photographs of models and friends of the artist taken with a Kodak Instamatic 100 camera. Lopez's images of beautiful women and men — often sexualized — appear in a unique light with washed-out colors mixed within the artist's vintage backdrops. The models usually appear in a playful pose, tantalizing the viewer to succumb to Lopez's fashionable lifestyle. Copies are now in stock and available for order.

Stone by Stone by Taj Forer is a beautifully printed book that suggests a thoughtful view into the heart of human nature. Here the viewer is engaged with imagery that speaks to the human story, a story that continues to be told throughout our species' existence. Looking inward to human nature, these photographs of huts, skinned animals, caught fish and gathered vegetables weave together to tell this timeless tale, and provoke the viewer to question humanity's current state of existence. Signed copies are now in stock and available for order.

Parasomnia by Viviane Sassen highlights the photographer's unique style of documentary work captured in bold and striking color and form. Taken throughout West and East Africa, the images here are edited to convey the sleep disorder parasomnia. The outcome is a haunting and otherworldly dialogue that teeters between documentary photography and a conceptual masterpiece. Lucid photographs take the viewer deep into an altered consciousness and alternative reality. Copies are now in stock and available for order.

Timothy H. O'Sullivan: The King Survey Photographs is a hefty volume showcasing the work of the legendary landscape photographer of the Clarence King Survey. Taken between 1867 and 1872, this survey stretched between the California border all the way to the edge of the Great Plains. Containing stunning reproductions, this book encompasses O'Sullivan's photographic style of placing context and function within the frame of his photographs. Copies are now in stock and available for order.

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SMOKE # 1, a self-published book from the impressive Smoke Collective features the work of the seven photographers — all from different corners of the world — that make this photography collective one of the most unique in the world. In this volume, we are forced to gaze at the everyday and bare witness the extraordinary. From images depicting desperation to contemplative scenes of quietness, this book takes the viewer on a surreal journey.

Onomasticon: A Vocabulary for Nowhere by Ian J. Whitmore is a unique subscription series composed of 26 books. Currently in progress, this series is housed in a large cloth-covered book case. Along with this unique design, Onomasticon creates a new dialogue for contemporary urban and suburban landscape photography. Through its original design and stunning imagery, this book takes the viewer through the streets of America, deep into its ubiquitous, yet abstract spaces.

Bearing Witness (to AIDS) by Thomas McGovern is a thoughtful and sobering look into the lives of those living with AIDS. Compiled of photographs and interviews with people living with HIV/AIDS, this book highlights the individual as well as the political and social impact this disease has had on our society. Taken between 1987 and 1997, McGovern has put together a thought-provoking collection of images.

Also by Thomas McGovern, Hard Boys + Bad Girls takes a close look into the lives of professional wrestlers attending the School of Hard Knocks in San Bernardino, California. The wrestlers, always in character, are presented as their professional persona, while the interviews in this book explore their personal lives and aspirations.

All Publisher Direct titles are available for order through the publisher via a special link within their listing.

Week Eight of our New Photo-eye Auctions!

This week we're pleased to offer an amazing image of the Beat era, Robert Frank's 1959 portrait of his friend Allen Ginsberg. Four photos by Allen Ginsberg, also on offer, look back at Ginsberg's Beat lineage, forward to its mid-sixties proto-hippie incarnation, and beyond to the gazes exchanged by two éminences grise.

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Robert Frank: Portrait of Allen Ginsberg,1959 (Early 70s Print!)
Allen Ginsberg: Neal Cassady & Natalie Jackson, Market Street, San Francisco, 1955
Allen Ginsberg: 'City Lights Bookshop', 1956
Allen Ginsberg: 'Timothy Leary, Ken Keasey--First Meeting, Merry Pranksters, 'Further' Bus', 1964
Allen Ginsberg: Portrait of Robert Frank, 1984
Mark Steinmetz
Summertime - SIGNED
Janelle Lynch
Los Jardines De Mexico
Gu Zheng
Contemporary Chinese Photographic Arts
Antonio Lopez
The Instamatics of Antonio Lopez
Taj Forer
Stone by Stone - SIGNED
Viviane Sassen
Timothy H. O'Sullivan
Timothy H. O'Sullivan: The King Survey Photographs
Mathias Grate
Before Silence -- SIGNED
SMOKE collective
Ian J. Whitmore
Thomas McGovern
Bearing Witness (to AIDS)
Thomas McGovern
Hard Boys + Bad Girls

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