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Book Review Some Thing Means Everything for Somebody Photographs by Peter Mitchell Reviewed by Karen Jenkins Peter Mitchell wants to believe that the treasures entombed with Tutankhamun to serve him in the afterlife exercised a sentimental power over the boy king; chosen for something more than their promise of future utility. That Mitchell himself is held sway by a lifetime’s cherished objects, of both practical value and symbolic weight, is quickly evident within his new book.
Some Thing Means Everything for SomebodyBy Peter Mitchell
RRB Publishing, 2015.
 
Some Thing Means Everything for Somebody
Reviewed by Karen Jenkins

Some Thing Means Everything for Somebody
Photographs by Peter Mitchell
RRB Publishing, Bristol, England, 2015. In English. 132 pp., 124 four-color illustrations, 9x11".


Peter Mitchell wants to believe that the treasures entombed with Tutankhamun to serve him in the afterlife exercised a sentimental power over the boy king; chosen for something more than their promise of future utility. That Mitchell himself is held sway by a lifetime’s cherished objects, of both practical value and symbolic weight, is quickly evident within his new book, Some Thing Means Everything to Somebody. He writes in the introduction: “the possessions Tutankhamun put aside for the future made him a king; the possessions you see before you made me a photographer.” The mementos and markers collected in this volume narrate boyhood adventures and family ties, academic firsts and artistic achievements. But they don’t do it alone; each curated page is paired with photographs of scarecrows guarding the fields of Mitchell’s native Yorkshire in northern England. These figures (which he calls ‘friends’) have been part of the photographer’s story since 1974, when he was working as a truck driver and about to have his first one-man show. Like Mitchell’s architectural views of Leeds begun at the same time (recently published as Strangely Familiar), these scarecrows are wonderfully rooted and yet other-worldly sentries of home.

Book Review ON By Eamonn Doyle Reviewed by Colin Pantall Eammon Doyle’s first photobook, i, made street photography personal. That’s a strange thing to say of a book that consisted of high-angle pictures of the backs of Dublin’s elderly pedestrians. In i, the street was reduced to sidewalk and roadway, the minimal textures of the tarmac and concrete echoed by those of the headscarves and coats that Doyle’s subjects wore.

ON. By Eamonn Doyle.
Self-published, 2015.
 
ON
Reviewed by Colin Pantall

ON
Photographs by Eamonn Doyle
Self-published, Luxembourg, Belgium, 2015. In English. 104 pp., 51 Black & White tritone printed illustrations printed on Lessebo design naturel 150 gm paper.  


Eammon Doyle’s first photobook, i, made street photography personal. That’s a strange thing to say of a book that consisted of high-angle pictures of the backs of Dublin’s elderly pedestrians. In i, the street was reduced to sidewalk and roadway, the minimal textures of the tarmac and concrete echoed by those of the headscarves and coats that Doyle’s subjects wore. i was a homage to the old people of Dublin, an Eleanor Rigby of our times with worn wool and hunched backs providing the peg on which we could hide out empathy.

photo-eye Gallery Portfolios: Michael Lange's WALD and FLUSS photo-eye Gallery is excited to open WALD/FLUSS, an exhibition of landscape photographs from Michael Lange opening on Friday, August 28th. Lange will be in attendance signing copies of his two books WALD and FLUSS, both published by Hatje Cantz.
WALD | Landscapes of Memory #6678 - Michael Lange

photo-eye Gallery is excited to open WALD/FLUSS, an exhibition of landscape photographs from German photographer Michael Lange. Opening on Friday, August 28th, the photo-eye Gallery exhibition is his first solo show in the United States. Lange will be in attendance signing copies of his two books WALD and FLUSS, both published by Hatje Cantz.

Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Daniel Boetker-Smith Daniel Boetker-Smith selects Incipient Strangers by Yoshikatsu Fujii as Book of the Week.
Incipient Strangers. By Yoshikatsu Fujii.
Self-published, 2015.
This week's Book of the Week pick comes from Daniel Boetker-Smith who has selected Incipient Strangers self-published by Yoshikatsu Fujii.

Book Review Detroit: Unbroken Down By Dave Jordano Reviewed by George Slade One of the ways photography lies to us — one of its most subtle yet impactful ways — is through its relationship with color. When we look at a photographic print or a halftone reproduction rendered in color, it’s important to remember that the presentation of those colors is the net result of various subjective decisions made in the steps from real life into captured matrix into output file into final form.

Detroit: Unbroken DownBy Dave Jordano
powerHouse Books, 2015.
 
Detroit: Unbroken Down
Reviewed by George Slade

Detroit: Unbroken Down
Photographs by Dave Jordano. Text by Dawoud Bey, Nancy Watson Barr and Sharon Zukin.
powerHouse Books, New York, 2015. In English. 160 pp., 12¼x10¼".


One of the ways photography lies to us — one of its most subtle yet impactful ways — is through its relationship with color. When we look at a photographic print or a halftone reproduction rendered in color, it’s important to remember that the presentation of those colors is the net result of various subjective decisions made in the steps from real life into captured matrix into output file into final form.

photo-eye Gallery Opening Friday August 28th: Michael Lange – WALD | FLUSS photo-eye Gallery is excited to announce WALD | FLUSS, an exhibition of large format color landscape images by German photographer Michael Lange. This is Lange’s inaugural solo exhibition in the United States and photo-eye is proud to debut a selection of photographs from his series FLUSS, recently published as a monograph by Hatje Cantz, as well as photographs from is previous body of work WALD.

WALD #2016, 2010 © Michael Lange
Exhibition Dates: August 28 – October 17, 2015
Opening, Artist Reception, and Book Signing: Friday August, 28 from 5–7 pm
photo-eye Gallery, 541 S. Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501

photo-eye Gallery is excited to announce WALD | FLUSS, an exhibition of large format color landscape images by German photographer Michael Lange. This is Lange’s inaugural solo exhibition in the United States and photo-eye is proud to debut a selection of photographs from his series FLUSS, recently published as a monograph by Hatje Cantz, as well as photographs from is previous body of work WALD. Lange will be in attendance at the exhibition opening on Friday, August 28th, and will be signing copies of his books from 5–7 PM.

Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Antony Cairns Antony Cairns selects In Order of Appearance… by Kalev Erickson as Book of the Week.
In Order of Appearance… Produced by Kalev Erickson.
Archive of Modern Conflict, 2015.
This week's Book of the Week pick comes from Antony Cairns who has selected In Order of Appearance… produced by Kalev Erickson from Archive of Modern Conflict.

Book Review Boiko By Jan Brykczynski Reviewed by Christopher J Johnson Jan Brykczynski, whose work I've reviewed before in Sputnik's Distant Place and Standby anthologies, is often interested in themes of displacement, disuse and detachment.

Boiko. By Jan Brykczynski.
Self-published, 2014.
 
Boiko
Reviewed by Christopher J. Johnson

Boiko
Photographs by Jan Brykczynski. Text by Taras Prokhas’ko.
Self-published, Warsaw, 2014. In English, Ukrainian and Poli. 46 pp., 37 four-color illustrations, 23x21".


Jan Brykczynski, whose work I've reviewed before in Sputnik's Distant Place and Standby anthologies, is often interested in themes of displacement, disuse and detachment. There is both a starkness and a repetition in all of his series thus far; in Distance Place his section was titled Mission Completed and featured a series of ships that had long since been taken from the water and turned into habitations or left to weather along the Vestula river; in Standby his series Primary Forest exclusively features the aging interiors of rural Polish/Belarusian forest homes — each interior features a taxidermy or folk-art animal as if to single the loss of connection between the forest and its animals and the absence of a younger generation — those who would fix up the rooms and make them their own.

Books In Stock at photo-eye: Signed Signed titles from Rob Hornstra, Giles Cassels, Fred Cray and Laurent Chardon, all in stock at photo-eye Bookstore.

Kiev
By Rob Hornstra
The Sochi Project

Selected as one of the Best Books of 2012 by:
Jonathan Blaustein
Pierre Bessard
Sputnik Photos

"Sketchbook Series # 03 -The Sochi Project’s third Sketchbook depicts Sochi in the summer as well as being an ode to analogue photography. In the summer of 2011, Rob fell in love with a 40-year-old KIEV medium-format camera, which a friend gave him as a gift in the Russian resort of Sochi. Over the following days, he roamed the city with his new acquisition and photographed things that he had never seen before through the lens of his Mamiya camera. When he got home and developed the films, he found that the KIEV’s film transport system was defective."—the publisher

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Book Review Twenty Years By Jason Langer Reviewed by George Slade How does someone come to have assembled twenty years worth of quality photographs and mostly escape notice? (It’s twenty-seven years, based on the captions. But who’s counting?) More to the point, how does someone make a book’s worth of images echoing the work of David Heath, Roy DeCarava, Jerome Liebling, and other humanists of the 1950s and 1960s despite having been born in 1967?

Twenty YearsBy Jason Langer
Radius Books, 2015.
 
Twenty Years 
Reviewed by George Slade

Twenty Years 
Photographs by Jason Langer.
Radius Books, 2015. 172 pp., 100 color illustrations, 12x11½".


How does someone come to have assembled twenty years worth of quality photographs and mostly escape notice? (It’s twenty-seven years, based on the captions. But who’s counting?) More to the point, how does someone make a book’s worth of images echoing the work of David Heath, Roy DeCarava, Jerome Liebling, and other humanists of the 1950s and 1960s despite having been born in 1967? Not only are there no mobile phones or cell towers, no web URLs or video screens, and no apparent post-Modernist architecture to be found in the subject matter, there seems to be a distinct absence of irony, cynicism, or Gen-X pessimism to be found in the execution of the work. Even Times Square, photographed during the evening rush-to-theater on a fall or winter day (when darkness falls before the curtains rise), appears dressed in clothes from a distinctly pre-digital — heck, pre-Carter — era. And, to top it all off, a fine set of reproductions notwithstanding, Langer’s gallerist insists in an afterword that we cannot judge the work until we’ve seen it in print form.

photo-eye EDITIONS Interview: Elaine Ling on Baobab Tree of Generations from photo-eye EDITIONS photo-eye Gallery is very proud to announce its fifth photo-eye EDITION publication, Baobab: Tree of Generations by Hong Kong born photographer Elaine Ling, as well as a corresponding exhibition by the same title at our Bookstore + Project Space. photo-eye EDITIONS are exquisite hand-crafted Limited Edition portfolios of contemporary photography created at photo-eye Studios in Santa Fe.
photo-eye EDITIONS – Baobab: Tree of Generations by Elaine Ling

photo-eye Gallery is very proud to announce its fifth photo-eye EDITIONS publication, Baobab: Tree of Generations by Hong Kong born photographer Elaine Ling, as well as a corresponding exhibition by the same title at our Bookstore + Project Space. photo-eye EDITIONS are exquisite hand-crafted Limited Edition portfolios of contemporary photography created at photo-eye Studios in Santa Fe. For the project, Ling traveled extensively in Africa — including expeditions to Madagascar and the province of Limpopo — to photograph the monumental tree. Recently, photo-eye Gallery's Lucas Shaffer sat down with Ling to discuss the series.

Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Fred Cray Fred Cray selects Life is One Live it Well by Henrik Malmström as Book of the Week.
Life is One Live it Well. By Henrik Malmström.
Kominek books, 2015.
This week's Book of the Week pick comes from Fred Cray who has selected Life is One Live it Well by Henrik Malmström from Kominek books.

Book Review Bergen By Daniela Keiser Reviewed by Adam Bell Daniela Keiser’s new book Bergen offers a meditative look at a landscape framed by and infused with history. The book combines black and white photographs of the hilly parks that surround Berlin with an autobiographical text by Nadine Olonetzky. Intimately sized like a standard paperback, Keiser’s images document the landscape and the mostly young people who frolic and explore its hills and well-worn paths.


Bergen. Photographs by Daniela Keiser.
The Green Box Kunstedition, 2015.
 
Bergen
Reviewed by Adam Bell

Bergen
Photographs by Daniela Keiser
The Green Box Kunstedition, Berlin, Germany, 2015. In English/German. 128 pp., 49 illustrations, 5¼x7¾x½".


Places seem to me to have some kind of memory, in that they activate memory in those who look at them. – W.G. Sebald*

Daniela Keiser’s new book Bergen offers a meditative look at a landscape framed by and infused with history. The book combines black and white photographs of the hilly parks that surround Berlin with an autobiographical text by Nadine Olonetzky. Intimately sized like a standard paperback, Keiser’s images document the landscape and the mostly young people who frolic and explore its hills and well-worn paths. A counterpoint to Kaiser’s images, Olonetsky’s text reflects on her own attempts to live with her Jewish family’s past and the suffering they endured during WWII. As a whole, Bergen is a poetic and moving exploration about learning to live with the past, reconciling with its ghosts, and forging a new hopeful future.


Nudes/Human Form Newsletter Nudes/Human Form Newsletter Vol. 14 Volume 14 of photo-eye's Nudes/Human Form Newsletter featuring books that explore the human form in a variety of ways. Today we highlight titles from Guy Aroch, Ren Hang, Dana Stölzgen and a tintype from Keith Carter.
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Guy Aroch with Lais Ribeiro
Photographs by Guy Aroch


Book Review Star of the Stars By Yoichi Nagata Reviewed by Sarah Bradley A month or so ago I wove my way through a massive over-crowded exhibition, at one point unexpectedly wandering with a friend into a room full of photographs. They were bad. Poorly conceived and inexpertly made, but mostly notably over-saturated and digitally abused, any traces of the strength of the original image was lost in enhancement.

Star of the Stars.
By Yoichi Nagata.
SkyEarth, 2014.
 
Star of the Stars
Reviewed by Sarah Bradley

Star of the Stars
Photographs by Yoichi Nagata. Text by Kai Iruma & Yoichi Nagata.
SkyEarth, Yokohama, Japan, 2014. In English & Japanese. 76 pp., 65 six-color, High-Res Printing, 8¼x11¾".
 

A month or so ago I wove my way through a massive over-crowded exhibition, at one point unexpectedly wandering with a friend into a room full of photographs. They were bad. Poorly conceived and inexpertly made, but mostly notably over-saturated and digitally abused, any traces of the strength of the original image was lost in enhancement. All of these features were readable in a quick scan. A look flashed between my friend and me that confirmed a swift and mutual assessment of the work, and we made our way to the exit without a word. I probably would have forgotten about the entire experience had I not been suddenly smacked by a near-shameful realization of the inconsistency of my taste as we walked to the door. If I immediately rejected this work, why the hell do I love Star of the Stars?



Video Keith Carter on Ghostland & Kate Breakey on Shadows and Light Photographers Keith Carter and Kate Breakey discuss their work currently hanging at photo-eye Gallery through August 22nd.

Blue Atlas Moth by Keith Carter  Common Yellowthroat Warbler by Kate Breakey

Keith Carter on Ghostland

Keith Carter's Ghostland is an extensive examination of the flora, Fauna, and folklore of America's Southern Swamplands. Carter took a moment with photo-eye recently to explain the evolution of his practice from traditional silver prints to the use of the 19th Century wetplate process, and how the change impacted his image making. In this video Carter also discusses the personal nature of his images — how life changes inform artistic decisions — as well as his enchantment an respect for the animal kingdom.

Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Alejandro Cartagena Alejandro Cartagena selects Moisés by Mariela Sancari as Book of the Week.
Moisés. By Mariela Sancari.
La Fabrica, 2015.
This week's Book of the Week pick comes from Alejandro Cartagena who has selected Moisés by Mariela Sancari from La Fabrica.

Book Review Waiting Out the Latter Days Photographs by Steven B. Smith Reviewed by Karen Jenkins The Steven B. Smith who some twenty-five years ago made these photographs was given little reason to expect an opportunity for looking back and taking stock. Raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, young Smith was taught to heed the ominous signs and live in righteous expectation of the end of days.
Waiting Out the Latter DaysBy Steven B. Smith
TIS Books, 2015.
 
Waiting Out the Latter Days
Reviewed by Karen Jenkins

Waiting Out the Latter Days
Photographs by Steven B. Smith.
TIS books, Brooklyn, NY, 2015. In English. 116 pp., 59 quadtone illustrations, 8x10".  


The Steven B. Smith who some twenty-five years ago made these photographs was given little reason to expect an opportunity for looking back and taking stock. Raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, young Smith was taught to heed the ominous signs and live in righteous expectation of the end of days. The two short paragraphs that accompany Smith’s black and white images in Waiting Out the Latter Days wryly detail his childhood experience with bomb shelters and restrained aspirations. He writes: “The Cold War was escalating, the Russians were going to attack soon, and we had better stop touching ourselves. I didn’t really have any hopes or dreams then, I just wanted to live long enough to get married and have sex before God called us home.” Smith moved on from such a bleak prognosis but as a young college student taking up photography, remained fascinated by this collective condition. He photographed throughout Utah during the 1980’s with a loosely social documentarian sensibility and interest in the spectator as spectacle. For Smith, watching and waiting are particularly loaded triggers and a quarter century later, these photographs are full of anticipations held in suspended animation; deferred and sometimes deflated in our rear view.

Books In Stock at photo-eye Bookstore: SALE Four great deals on titles from Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, Grégoire Pujade-Lauraine, Erik Schubert and Daido Moriyama, all in stock at photo-eye Bookstore.


Raise the Bar
Photographs by Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs
RVB Books & LE BAL
$40.00 SALE: $29.95 SIGNED

"The 'Building Berlin / Constructions' Series was photographed in Berlin's empty lots between 2009 and 2012 on 8x10 Inch Negative Material. The stills are from 'Blockbuster', a 5mn, 16mm Black and White Film, made in Berlin 2012, starring Patrick Holderness, Camera Berbank-Green."—the publisher


Book Review Leviathan By Morgan Ashcom Reviewed by Colin Pantall Two years ago, From the Study on Post Pubescent Manhood by Stacy Kranitz was published. This was a saddle-stitched affair that featured full-bleed spreads of Kranitz’s immersive photography as she participated in the life of Skatopia, the anarchist skatepark farm run by Brewce Martin in Appalachia.

Leviathan. By Morgan Ashcom.
Peperoni Books, 2015.
 
Leviathan
Reviewed by Colin Pantall

Leviathan
Photographs by Morgan Ashcom.
Peperoni Books, Berlin, Germany, 2015. In English. 74 pa pp., 33 illustrations, 11¾x11¾".


Two years ago, From the Study on Post Pubescent Manhood by Stacy Kranitz was published. This was a saddle-stitched affair that featured full-bleed spreads of Kranitz’s immersive photography as she participated in the life of Skatopia, the anarchist skatepark farm run by Brewce Martin in Appalachia.

photo-eye Gallery Portfolio & Interview: David Trautrimas on Eidolon Point I was first exposed to David Trautrimas’ work at photo Miami 2008. I immediately found it captivating and unique and my colleagues and I all agreed that it was one of the highlights of the fair, which is saying at lot in a sea of photographs. One month later we featured his series Habitat Machines our booth at photo LA, and he has continued to wow us ever since. To celebrate this new body of work titled Eidolon Point, I have asked David to tell us more about his new series and how he arrived there.
A Face Asunder David Trautrimas

I was first exposed to David Trautrimas’ work at photo Miami 2008. I immediately found it captivating and unique and my colleagues and I all agreed that it was one of the highlights of the fair, which is saying at lot in a sea of photographs. It didn’t take any of us very long to decide that we wanted to show Trautrimas’ work at photo-eye, so we got in touch. One month later we featured his series Habitat Machines our booth at photo LA, and he has continued to wow us ever since. Trautrimas is not only incredibly imaginative, but is also a master technician who isn’t afraid to cross boundaries. When I first met Trautrimas he was actively hunting for interesting every day objects that he would then deconstruct in his studio and photograph in order to create images via digital composite of structures — factories, homes and even top secret military bases. The resulting images are otherworldly, but so masterfully constructed that we are often asked where the buildings are located. After the completion of The Spyfrost Project Trautrimas began to investigate his vision in 3-D. In one sculpture project, Empire Wide, Trautimas constructs minute ice fishing huts out of acrylic, wood and other materials. In 2015 he embarked on a new series of photographs, this time turning his camera on urban architectural ruins. The photographs start as actual structures that are then deconstructed by Trautrimas and re-imagined, creating images that are an apparition of a place.

To celebrate this new body of work titled Eidolon Point, I have asked David to tell us more about his new series and how he arrived there.—Anne Kelly

Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Michael Light Michael Light selects The Ground by Tate Shaw as Book of the Week.
The Ground. By Tate Shaw.
Preacher's Biscuit Books, 2013.
This week's Book of the Week pick comes from Michael Light who has selected The Ground by Tate Shaw from Preacher’s Biscuit Books.

Book Review Written In The West, Revisited By Wim Wenders Reviewed by Tom Leininger If you tell stories in cinema, why make still pictures? That is one of the questions I had going into Wim Wenders' Written In The West Revisited. Wenders used still photography for the specific purpose of exploring the American West to learn about its color and light.

Written in the West, Revisited. By Wim Wenders. 
DAP/Distributed Art Publishers, 2015.
 
Written in the West, Revisited
Reviewed by Tom Leininger

Written in the West, Revisited
Photographs by Wim Wenders. Contribution by Alain Bergala.
D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, 2015. In English. 108 pp., 58 color illustrations, 9½x10¼x¾".


If you tell stories in cinema, why make still pictures? That is one of the questions I had going into Wim Wenders' Written In The West Revisited. Wenders used still photography for the specific purpose of exploring the American West to learn about its color and light. Photography for the sake of photography. The resulting pictures go beyond just a straightforward recording, but show Wenders’ mastery of the still image.

Book Review Mark Ruwedel Photographs by Mark Ruwedel Reviewed by Allie Haeusslein As the winner of the 2014 Scotiabank Photography Award — a prestigious honor celebrating achievement in contemporary Canadian photography — Mark Ruwedel received a $50,000 cash prize, an exhibition at the Ryerson Image Center in Toronto and a publication produced by Steidl.
Mark RuwedelBy Mark Ruwedel
Steidl, 2015.
 
Mark Ruwedel
Reviewed by Allie Haeusslein

Mark Ruwedel
Photographs by Mark Ruwedel. Text by Grant Arnold. Contribution by Gaëlle Morel and Paul Roth.
Steidl, Gottingen, Germany, 2015. 228 pp., 12x10".
 

As the winner of the 2014 Scotiabank Photography Award — a prestigious honor celebrating achievement in contemporary Canadian photography* — Mark Ruwedel received a $50,000 cash prize, an exhibition at the Ryerson Image Center in Toronto and a publication produced by Steidl. The first book to assess the photographer’s entire career, Mark Ruwedel includes sixteen bodies of work and a section dedicated to selected bookworks, spanning the 1980s through 2010s. Steidl beautifully translates the lush tonality and tactile quality of his black-and-white (and occasional color) photographs to the printed page, employing a straightforward layout that echoes the work’s minimal aesthetic. Presented individually and in chronological order, Ruwedel’s projects become more resonant when viewed within the context of his vast and tightly coherent oeuvre, marked by consistent formal, aesthetic and conceptual interests.

photo-eye Gallery Portfolio: Kate Breakey – Las Sombras/The Shadows photo-eye Gallery is pleased to introduce Las Sombras/The Shadows, a portfolio of hand-colored photograms by Kate Breakey. Paired with Golden Stardust, just released two weeks ago, Las Sombras/The Shadows represents the second half of Breakey's exhibition Shadows & Light currently on view at photo-eye Gallery through August 22nd.
Installation View – Las Sombras/The Shadows by Kate Breakey at photo-eye Gallery

photo-eye Gallery is pleased to introduce Las Sombras/The Shadows, a portfolio of hand-colored photograms by Kate Breakey. Paired with Golden Stardust, just released two weeks ago, Las Sombras/The Shadows represents the second half of Breakey's exhibition Shadows & Light currently on view at photo-eye Gallery through August 22nd.

Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Irina Rozovsky Irina Rozovsky selects Tokyo Parrots by Yoshinori Mizutani as Book of the Week.
Tokyo Parrots. By Yoshinori Mizutani. 
Amana, 2014.
This week's Book of the Week pick comes from Irina Rozovsky who has selected Tokyo Parrots by Yoshinori Mizutani from Amana.


Book Review Early Works By Ivars Gravlejs Reviewed by Colin Pantall ‘I often felt nauseous before going to school because of the humiliation that I faced with my teachers. The only way to survive school was to do something creative…’ says Latvian-born artist, Ivars Gravlejs. And that’s what he did; he got creative with a camera and he made a series of pictures centred around school that are now being published by Mack as a book called Early Works. It’s a great book.

Early Works. By Ivars Gravlejs
MACK, 2015.
 
Early Works = Early Works
A Review by Colin Pantall

Early Works
Photographs by Ivars Gravlejs
MACK, London, England, 2015. 144 pp., 8x10¾".


‘I often felt nauseous before going to school because of the humiliation that I faced with my teachers. The only way to survive school was to do something creative…’ says Latvian-born artist, Ivars Gravlejs.

And that’s what he did; he got creative with a camera and he made a series of pictures centred around school that are now being published by Mack as a book called Early Works. It’s a great book.

Nudes/Human Form Newsletter Nudes/Human Form Newsletter Vol. 13 photo-eye's Nudes/Human Form Newsletter features books that explore the human form in a variety of ways. Today we highlight titles from Sam Haskins, Aaron McElroy, René Groebli, Jordan Sullivan, John Ciamillo and Keith Carter.
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