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All the best for 2018 to you and welcome to our first new book selection of the year.

After the – now out of print – Everglades, Jungjin Lee continues her collaboration with Nazraeli Press with Opening, a series of desert and mountain landscapes in Arizona, New Mexico and Canada. Opening features an accordion binding which creates two back-to-back panoramas each measuring some 11 feet long when spread out. Sample images.

There is also a special edition of 25 copies featuring an original print handmade, numbered and signed by the artist, presented with a copy of the book in a custom clamshell box.
Also from Nazraeli, in Contemporary Suburbium, Ed and Deanna Templeton present a photographic meditation on living in the suburbs of Orange County, California — specifically, Huntington Beach, a seaside town on the outer extremities of Los Angeles. These are also accordion-bound, in two volumes and presented in a plastic slipcase. Sample images.

Tish Murtha’s powerful work Youth Unemployment documenting Newcastle at the beginning of the Thatcher era have just been published by Bluecoat Press. I understand it's already almost out of print. Sample images. There are a few copies remaining of another recent Bluecoat Press title, Jim Mortram’s very well received Small Town Inertia and they have just reprinted John Bulmer’s The North.
Gerry Johansson has published a collection of the work of his friend, the great Swedish photographer Gunnar Smoliansky. Working exclusively in black-and-white and largely limiting himself to photographing in Stockholm, Smoliansky’s images in Diary are a selection of the material he began to work with and to print methodically during the 1980s. Some of the material was exhibited at the time but the majority of the images have not been published before. Sample images.

Gerry Johansson is also publishing Supplement: Deutschland, a companion volume to one of his best-known works.  Johansson explains his reasons for adding to Deutschland: “Some pictures I liked were left out for various reasons. And some went into the book even though they shouldn’t be there. I’m simply not very good at judging my books until they are printed and bound and I hold them in my hands. But there is also another, and stronger, reason. I just can’t leave my subjects.  And as time goes by it gets more and more interesting and new images create a dialog with older work.” Roughly two thirds of the pictures in the new book are made after 2012, most of them in the countryside between Berlin and the North Sea. We will have signed copies. We also still have signed copies of the original Deutschland.
WO MEN is a large-format catalogue of the career of Rineke Dijkstra, one of the foremost contemporary portrait artists. It is published to coincide with the current exhibition at the Hasselblad Centre, Gothenburg and as recognition for her receiving the 2017 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography. Sample images.

The Restoration Will is a work by Japanese photographer Mayumi Suzuki who, in 2011, had her home town destroyed in the tsunami and lost both her parents who had run a photo studio in Onagawa. The book is a homage to them. Sample images.
Over the last six years Ekaterina Vasilyeva has been documenting people from the small village of Andrushino in the rural Pskov region of Russia, where her grandparents came from. Following up the belief in her family that her grandfather had predictive powers, she says: “I have been subconsciously looking for covert and overt manifestations of magic, for occurrences that unsettle the rational picture of the world most of us take for granted today.” The results can be seen in the limited edition After the Firebird. Sample images.

Adornments gives an extensive overview of the works of Carla van de Puttelaar from the past 6 years. The female body has long been her main subject, but in recent years she has also begun to examine the skin and texture of flowers. The book uses special printing techniques and experimental paper in an attempt to reflect the sensuousness of skin. Sample images.
Keeping an Eye on the World provides an overview of the career of American photographer Catherine Opie. Influenced by Robert Mappethorpe and Nan Goldin, Opieʼs photographs include portraits and American urban landscapes, ranging from large-scale colour works to small black-and-white prints. Sample images.

Inspired by the saying “A lotus grows in the mud,” Viviane Sassen’s latest publication looks at how purity can survive despite unfavourable environments and plays with conventional notions of ‘femininity’. Of Mud & Lotus also includes seemingly abstract compositions: mundane objects and apparently incidental motifs are transformed with collage, filters and streaks of pigment to the point where their original forms lie unrecognisable below Sassen’s interventions. Sample images.
A massive two-volume publication, Early Works/Night and Day covers the career of Axel Hutte, one of the most prominent of the photographers that emerged from the Dusseldorf School. In Early Works, Hutte explores architectural interests that show the influence of the Bechers. Night and Day explores Hutte’s later colour landscapes of rural and urban subjects that manage to be both beautiful and unsettling. Sample images.
Velvet Cell have two new urban landscape titles out. Beirut Diary continues Peter Bialobrzeski’s series of city diaries. Sample images.

The City in Itself is Rohan Hutchison’s exploration of Tokyo.  It shows Tokyo from a new perspective, revealing that even in one of the densest populated cities in the world, there is still space for contemplation. Sample images.
In Svalbard: an Arcticficial Life, Julia de Cooker photographs the landscape of the Arctic archipelago and the life of the community in Longyearbyen, the strangely modern ‘capital’. Sample images.

Through a range of books published by Steidl and Mack, Norwegian Torbjorn Rodland has shown himself to be an acute questioner of everyday perceptions, in portraits, still lifes and landscapes. The Touch that Made You is a catalogue of a current exhibition, giving an overview of his work. Sample images.


Those of you following Nazraeli’s One Picture Book Series will know that it is now complete with the hundredth volume recently published. They have recently announced they will be doing a second series.  For subscribers, each volume will be priced at £30. As the value of a complete first series has rocketed, you would be well advised to get in from the start this time. Please email us if you would like to subscribe.

If you’ve not received that copy of the Michael Kenna calendar you expected for Christmas, we have a few copies left. Also, the new edition of Huangshan: the yellow mountain is now in stock. As well as the standard edition, we also have two copies available of the signed, limited edition. Finally, on the Kenna front, Holga made an appearance shortly before Christmas.

Nicholas Hughes’ much anticipated Nowhere Far is now available.

Back in stock are signed copies of Todd Hido’s box set Homing In. Also, after I’d thought it had been out of print for years, we have signed, mint copies of Bill Schwab’s beautiful book of black-and-white landscapes, Gathering Calm.

If you’re interested in secondhand books, we have recently added a few more to our list.
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