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Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Forrest Soper Forrest Soper selects The Accidental Fold by Saskia De Brauw as Book of the Week.

The Accidental FoldBy Saskia De Brauw. Self-published, 2016.
Forrest Soper selects The Accidental Fold Self-published by Saskia De Brauw as Book of the Week. 


Book Review Shenasnameh By Amak Mahmoodian Reviewed by Sarah Bay Gachot In Iran, the Shenasnameh is a national identity document the size of a passport that includes personal details like name, place and date of birth, fingerprint, and information on one’s parents. After the age of 15, a photo of the owner is added (to be updated periodically throughout the bearer’s life), as well as additional pages for registering marriage, children, divorce, and death.
Shenasnameh. By Amak Mahmoodian. RRB Books/ICVLStudio, 2016.
Shenasnameh
Reviewed by Sarah Bay Gachot
Shenasnameh.
Photographs by Amak Mahmoodian.
RRB Books/ICVLStudio, Bristol, England, 2016. In English/Persian. 120 pp., 4x5¼".


In Iran, the Shenasnameh is a national identity document the size of a passport that includes personal details like name, place and date of birth, fingerprint, and information on one’s parents. After the age of 15, a photo of the owner is added (to be updated periodically throughout the bearer’s life), as well as additional pages for registering marriage, children, divorce, and death.


photo-eye Gallery Also On View at photo-eye Gallery: Selections from Kate Breakey's 'Golden Stardust' Series photo-eye Gallery is pleased to have twelve gorgeous selections from Kate Breakey's Golden Stardust series on view along side our current exhibition of Richard Tuschman's Once Upon A Time in Kazimierz, up through October 29th, 2016.
Selections from Kate Breakey's Golden Stardust installed at photo-eye Gallery
photo-eye Gallery is pleased to have twelve gorgeous selections from Kate Breakey's Golden Stardust series on view along side our current exhibition of Richard Tuschman's Once Upon A Time in Kazimierz, up through October 29th, 2016. Breakey's stunning images from the ongoing Golden Stardust are typically crafted by transferring archival black-and-white pigment prints to museum glass plates, then finished with 24 karat gold leaf backing. New to the series are two works which Breakey has applied the wonderful use of color, and platinum leaf. The series pulls imagery from Breakey's nearly 40 year career as a photographer. photo-eye asked Kate to spread some light, or "gold" on a few of the images currently on display.

Six Pears © Kate Breakey | 5 x 12", Archival Pigment Ink on Glass, 24k Gold Leaf, Ed. of 20, $1,320 Framed
"Over the years, I have been inspired by Edward Curtis' Orotones. For this series, I've revisited my inventory of images and choosing ones that I am interested to see 'glow' with the gold-leaf. The 200 or so images I selected are from many places and times, spanning several past bodies of work. Four Lemons, Artichoke, Six Pears, and Pomegranate, are all images I made in the last 10 to 20 years, when I was making large hand-colored still lives in the manner of the Dutch masters.
Moon Setting Over Saguaros © Kate Breakey | 10 x 14", Archival Pigment Ink on Glass, 24k Gold Leaf, Ed. of 20, $1,650 Framed
Big Cloud © Kate Breakey | 8 x 11", Archival Pigment Ink on Glass, 24k Gold Leaf, Ed. of 20, $1,320 Framed
Moon Setting Over Saguaros and Big Cloud are more recent digital capture images. I make these pictures almost daily from my home in the desert. I have a large series of moon and cloud pictures because the sky is a big element of the drama of this landscape - especially during monsoon season. I have started leaving some color in them, because the oranges and and pinks from the sunset seem to give the gold even more warmth.
Palo Verde Beetle © Kate Breakey | 3 x 5", Archival Pigment Ink on Glass, 24k Gold Leaf, Ed. of 20, $900 Framed
Palo Verde Beetle is from a series of insects that include spiders, scorpions cicadas, a dragonfly, moths - all critters I find dead in and around my house. I have always photographed trees and birds, so there are a number of these in the series from work over the years. My work is mostly about the natural world, which never ceases to fascinate me.
White Pumpkin © Kate Breakey | 8 x 8", Archival Pigment Ink on Glass, Platinum Leaf, Ed. of 20, $1,400 Framed 
I recently photographed White Pumpkin - I especially love pumpkins and pears because they are such beautiful shapes. I have started working with Platinum Leaf - this is dark silver and works especially well with some images." —Kate Breakey

A selection of the Golden Stardust series will be on display at photo-eye Gallery through October 29th, 2016.

For more information and to purchase prints, please contact the Gallery Staff at 505-988-5152 x202 or gallery@photoeye.com



Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Christian Michael Filardo Christian Michael Filardo selects A light on the wall by Emma Phillips as Book of the Week.
A light on the wall. By Emma Phillips.. Perimeter Editions, 2016.
Christian Michael Filardo selects A light on the wall by Emma Phillips published by Perimeter Editions as Book of the Week.

Book Review Golden Days Before They End By Klaus Pichler Reviewed by Karen Jenkins “The golden age is over,” concludes Franz Kases, owner of Cáfe Kases, speaking of a certain type of drinking establishment that once thrived in Vienna – bolstered by a cast of robust regulars who are now dying off and fading away.
Golden Days Before They EndBy Klaus Pichler
Patrick Frey, 2016.
 
Golden Days Before They End. 
Reviewed by Karen Jenkins

Golden Days Before They End.
Photographs by Klaus Pichler. Text by Clemens Marschall.
Patrick Frey, Zürich, Switzerland, 2016. In English. 250 pp., 120 color illustrations, 11x8¾".


“The golden age is over,” concludes Franz Kases, owner of Cáfe Kases, speaking of a certain type of drinking establishment that once thrived in Vienna – bolstered by a cast of robust regulars who are now dying off and fading away. This crystalline self-awareness echoes many other owners’ reckoning with the looming demise of their dens and dive bars, and with it those loyal patrons who once packed their rooms. Those who remain, who seemingly turn a blind eye in the face of change, who have always chosen the escapist comfort offered within, are depicted in a series of extraordinary photographs by Klaus Pichler and interviews by Clemens Marschall in Golden Days Before They End. In images and words, the idiosyncrasies of each joint are secondary to the commonalities that emerge from a shared way of life – a drinking life with a backdrop of divorce, joblessness, illness and other pains. The owners and patrons form families, manifesting as irritant and antagonist, buoy and safety net. It’s no small thing to be an outsider in these hideouts, and yet their inhabitants don’t appear hostile to the intrusion. Pichler and Marschall create a collective portrait of the last of their kind in a funny, uncomfortable, deeply moving conjuring of life’s inexplicable contradictions. These people are awful, but they’re my family. I can’t stand this place, but I’ll never leave.


photo-eye Gallery PREVIEW: Richard Tuschman's 'Once Upon A Time in Kazimierz' In anticipation for photo-eye's upcoming exhibition Once Upon A Time in Kazimierz, here is a preview of the cast and story behind Richard Tuschman's latest photographic achievement, as detailed by the artist. Please join us this Friday the 16th from 5 - 7PM for the opening Artist Reception, or on Saturday the 17th at 2PM for a Gallery Talk as the artist discusses his inspiration and meticulous cinematic-like process. This is Tuschman's second solo exhibition with photo-eye Gallery and runs through October 29th, 2016.
Installation Preview of Once Upon A Time in Kazimierz at photo-eye Gallery - © Richard Tuschman

In anticipation for photo-eye's upcoming exhibition Once Upon A Time in Kazimierz, here is a preview of the cast and story behind Richard Tuschman's latest photographic achievement, as detailed by the artist. Once Upon A Time in Kazimierz is a photo novella of a fictional Jewish family living in 1930's Poland. For Tuschman, "The project is my attempt to visually weave together narrative fiction with strands of both cultural and family history, … It is my hope that in this way, the pictures in Once Upon a Time in Kazimierz reflect the fleeting, fluid nature of both memory, and of dreams." Please join us this Friday the 16th from 5 - 7PM for the opening Artist Reception, or on Saturday the 17th at 2PM for a Gallery Talk as the artist discusses his inspiration and meticulous cinematic-like process. This is Tuschman's second solo exhibition with photo-eye Gallery and runs through October 29th, 2016.

Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Rudi Thoemmes Rudi Thoemmes selects Café Royal Books as Book of the Week.

Mersey Passion Play. By Colin Thomas. Café Royal Books, 2016.
Rudi Thoemmes selects Café Royal Books as Book of the Week.

Book Review ZZYZX By Gregory Halpern Reviewed by Adam Bell Located on the outskirts of the Mojave Desert, approximately 100 miles southwest of Las Vegas, the town of Zzyzx is one of many oddly named towns that dot the California desert.
ZZYZX.
By Gregory Halpern. MACK, 2016.
 
ZZYZX
Reviewed by Adam Bell

ZZYZX.
Photographs by Gregory Halpern.
MACK, London, United Kingdom, 2016. In English. 128 pp., 77 color illustrations, 9½x11½".



photo-eye Gallery Opening Friday Sept. 16, Richard Tuschman: Once Upon a Time in Kazimierz photo-eye Gallery is pleased to announce Once Upon a Time in Kazimierz a photographic novella by New York artist Richard Tuschman opening Friday September 16th and continuing through October 29th, 2016. An Artist Reception will take place on Friday, September 16th from 5 – 7 PM.

The Potato Eaters, 2014 – © Richard Tuschman

The Tailor's Wife, 2015 – © Richard Tuschman
ONCE UPON A TIME IN KAZIMIERZ
A Photographic Novella by
Richard Tuschman

September 16th – October 29th, 2016
Opening & Artist Reception: Friday Sept. 16th, 5–7pm
Artist Talk: Saturday Sept. 17th, 2pm

photo-eye GALLERY
541 South Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501
For more information and to purchase prints, please contact the Gallery at 505-988-5152 x 202 or gallery@photoeye.com

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
photo-eye Gallery is pleased to announce Once Upon a Time in Kazimierz a photographic novella by New York artist Richard Tuschman opening Friday September 16th and continuing through October 29th, 2016. An Artist Reception will be held on Friday, September 16th from 5 – 7 PM, and an Artist Talk will take place at 2pm on Saturday the 17th .

ABOUT THE ARTWORK
Once Upon a Time in Kazimierz’s colorful tableaux depict an episode in the life of a fictional Jewish family living in 1930’s Poland. Focusing on the theme of loss, Once Upon a Time in Kazimierz’s dreamlike and poetic vignettes describe scenes of sacrifice, grief, and family tension, but are also punctuated with moments of love, longing, and tenderness.  Kazimierz’s images ultimately combine to form a powerful open-ended narrative leading viewers to create their own sequence and fill the gaps between frames with their own imagination. To achieve his cinematic style, Tuschman seamlessly combines live models with meticulously detailed doll-house size dioramas giving him full control to direct each scene – a process the artist pioneered in his previous series Hopper Meditations.  For Tuschman, “The project is my attempt to visually weave together narrative fiction with strands of both cultural and family history, … It is my hope that in this way, the pictures in Once Upon a Time in Kazimierz reflect the fleeting, fluid nature of both memory, and of dreams.”

Once Upon a Time, 2015
© Richard Tuschman 
Couple in the Street, 2014
 © Richard Tuschman
Shacharis (Morning Prayers), 2015
 © Richard Tuschman

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Richard Tuschman is an artist and educator working with digital imaging to synthesize his interests in photography, painting, and assemblage since 1990.  Tuschman’s work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally including Photology Gallery in Milan Italy, AIPAD 2016 in NYC, at the Prix de la Photographie, Paris.  He also continues to teach workshops internationally as well at institutions such as The Griffin Museum, The Los Angeles Center for Photography, the Maine Photographic Workshops, and independently in Milan, Italy. Tuschman’s work has been selected to the photolucida Critical Mass Top 50, he was a finalist for the New Orleans Photo Alliance 2016 Clarence John Laughlin Award, and was recently named a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Photography for 2016. Richard Tuschman lives and works in New York City. Once Upon a Time in Kazimierz is Tuschman’s second solo exhibition with photo-eye Gallery.

View Once Upon a Time in Kazimierz

View Hopper Meditations

Read Anne Kelly's 2014 Interview with Richard Tuschman


Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Christian Michael Filardo Christian Michael Filardo selects Jump Into The Fire by Evan Jenkins as Book of the Week.
Jump Into The Fire. By Evan Jenkins.. Self-published, 2016.
Christian Michael Filardo selects Jump Into The Fire self-published by Evan Jenkins as Book of the Week.


Book Review In a Box Upon the Sea By Philip Perkis Reviewed by Blake Andrews Philip Perkis is what you might call a photographer's photographer. He uses simple equipment to record his world on black-and-white film.

In  Box Upon the Sea.
By  Philip Perkis. Anmoc Press, 2016.
 
In a Box Upon the Sea. 
Reviewed by Blake Andrews

In a Box Upon the Sea.
Photographs by Philip Perkis.
Anmoc Press, Seoul, South Korea, 2016. In English/Korean. 170 pp., 57 black-and-white illustrations, 11½x11¼".


Philip Perkis is what you might call a photographer's photographer. He uses simple equipment to record his world on black-and-white film. "When I see something that moves me or interests me," he says, "I take a picture. I don't care what it's a picture of." In the contemporary photo world that approach is somewhat antiquated. Perkis' photographs fit more easily into the 1970s aesthetic than any current gestalt. Nevertheless he's cultivated a small fan base.


photo-eye Gallery Gallery Favorites – Michael Kenna: Rare & Limited Edition Books Michael Kenna has released more than 90 publications during his prolific 30-year career, and photo-eye Gallery is honored to have a number of exquisite limited edition, 1st edition, and sold out monographs available during our retrospective. The Gallery staff has curated a selection of our five favorite Kenna books now on hand, including a first edition copy of Kenna's seminal 2003 monograph Japan, as well as two of the delightful – and hard to find – One Picture Books by Nazraeli.


Michael Kenna has released more than 90 publications during his prolific 30-year career, and photo-eye Gallery is honored to have a number of exquisite limited edition, 1st edition, and sold out monographs available during our retrospective. The Gallery staff has curated a selection of our five favorite Kenna books now on hand, including a first edition copy of Kenna's seminal 2003 monograph Japan, as well as two of the delightful – and hard to find – One Picture Books by Nazraeli. Please contact the Gallery if you are interested in more information regarding any of these monographs, including their condition, images of signatures, or if you would like the full list of available rare and limited Kenna books currently in stock. Michael Kenna: A Retrospective is on view through September 10th.

Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Ania Nałęcka-Milach Ania Nałęcka-Milach selects My Air Force by Vojtech Veškrna as Book of the Week.
My Air Force By Vojtech Veškrna. Self-published, 2016.

Ania Nałęcka-Milach selects My Air Force self-published by Vojtech Veškrna as Book of the Week.

Book Review The Oxford Pictures By Paddy Summerfield Reviewed by Christopher J Johnson Some places are timeless; the power they hold and the history that has passed through them is evident in their human structures, their traditions and, though flora and time may wear them, it only adds to the sense of their greatness.

The Oxford Pictures.
By Paddy SummerfieldDewi Lewis Publishing, 2016.
 
The Oxford Pictures
Reviewed by Christopher J Johnson

The Oxford Pictures.
Photographs by Paddy Summerfield. Text by Gerry Badger and Patricia Baker Cassidy.
Dewi Lewis Publishing, Stockport, England, 2016. 96 pp., 57 duotone illustrations, 8¾x9¾".


Some places are timeless; the power they hold and the history that has passed through them is evident in their human structures, their traditions and, though flora and time may wear them, it only adds to the sense of their greatness. Angkor Wat and Machu Picchu make great examples of the style of place I am speaking of, but many many more places, which might not come immediately to mind, have this quality too.

photo-eye Gallery Behind the Photo: Michael Kenna Michael Kenna: A Retrospective, is currently in it's fourth week at photo-eye Gallery. The exhibition continues through September 10th and the detail, tone, and richness of Kenna's gorgeous Gelatin-Silver prints is something one must experience in person. If you haven't already visited our Gallery in Santa Fe to see the retrospective, please do so, as the images on display have quickly become favorites of the photo-eye Gallery staff. Gallery Associate Savannah Sakry asked Kenna to explain the making of, or share special memories behind, five of the fifty-five photographs currently on view."

Michael Kenna, Hokkaido, Japan, 2015 © Tsuyoshi Kato

Michael Kenna: A Retrospective, is currently in it's fourth week at photo-eye Gallery. The exhibition continues through September 10th and the detail, tone, and richness of Kenna's gorgeous Gelatin-Silver prints is something one must experience in person. If you haven't already visited our Gallery in Santa Fe to see the retrospective, please do so, as the images on display have quickly become favorites of the photo-eye Gallery staff. Gallery Associate Savannah Sakry asked Kenna to explain the making of, or share special memories behind, five of the fifty-five photographs currently on view.


Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Christopher J Johnson Christopher J Johnson selects Walking by Yusuf Sevincli as Book of the Week.

Walking. By Yusuf Sevincli. Filigranes Editions, 2015.
Christopher J Johnson selects Walking by Yusuf Sevincli published by Filigranes Editions as Book of the Week.


Book Review Maybe By Phillip Toledano Reviewed by George Slade When we are young, our parents may project upon us and imagine what we might become as adults. I remember a Mad magazine comic strip on this topic, in particular one in which parents, watching their child tear around the dining room, envision a track star.

MaybeBy Phillip Toledano
Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2015.
 
Maybe
Reviewed by George Slade

Maybe.
Photographs by Phillip Toledano.
Dewi Lewis Publishing, Stockport, England, 2015. 76 pp., 37 color illustrations, 7x10".


When we are young, our parents may project upon us and imagine what we might become as adults. I remember a Mad magazine comic strip on this topic, in particular one in which parents, watching their child tear around the dining room, envision a track star. The strip traveled into the future to show that headlong, juvenile eagerness resulting in a suited businessman lustfully chasing a woman (secretary, administrative assistant, intern?) around a desk. We become the person we are meant to become, regardless of interventions.

photo-eye Gallery Portfolio and Interview: Rachel Phillips – Divinations photo-eye Gallery is excited to publish Divinations a series by California based photographer Rachel Phillips on the Photographer's Showcase. Divinations layers new black-and-white imagery on top of antique ephemera lending old objects new context, meaning, and aesthetic. Phillips combines imagery based on divinations, styles of fortune-telling, with 19th Century cabinet card portraits in, as the artists describes, a "playful and poignant attempt at using the proverbial crystal ball to see into the lost past, rather than the unknown future."

Divination by Cards, 2015, and Divination by Double Take, 2015 © Rachel Phillips
Displayed in Stands Made by the Artist 

photo-eye Gallery is excited to publish Divinations a series by California based photographer Rachel Phillips on the Photographer's Showcase. While Divinations is Rachel's first portfolio on the Photographer's Showcase, a selection of prints from her Field Notes series were on view in our 2014 Photo Objects and Small Prints exhibition. Like Field Notes, Divinations layers new black-and-white imagery on top of antique ephemera lending old objects new context, meaning, and aesthetic. Phillips combines imagery based on divinations, styles of fortune-telling, with 19th Century cabinet card portraits in, as the artists describes, a "playful and poignant attempt at using the proverbial crystal ball to see into the lost past, rather than the unknown future." The result is a unique and sumptuous object filled with whimsy, intrigue, and a touch of mystery. Selections from Divinations are currently on view at photo-eye Gallery alongside Michael Kenna: A Retrospective, and Lucas Shaffer spoke with Rachel Phillips to learn more about how the series came to be.

Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Sarah Bradley Sarah Bradley selects Motsure Hotsure Tsumugu by Marco van Duyvendijk as Book of the Week.

Motsure Hotsure Tsumugu. By Marco van Duyvendijk. 
Self-published, 2016.
Sarah Bradley selects Motsure Hotsure Tsumugu self-published by Marco van Duyvendijk as Book of the Week.

Nudes/Human Form Newsletter Nudes/Human Form Newsletter Vol. 25 Volume 25 of photo-eye's Nudes/Human Form Newsletter featuring titles from Coco Capitán, Tiane Doan na Champassak, Renée Jacobs, Deana Templeton, and more.
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Nudes Curated By Julie Dossena
Photographs and text by Coco Capitán

French designer Julien Dossena has worked towards a contemporary vision of femininity for the Paco Rabanne fashion house since 2013, most recently by commissioning Spanish photographer Coco Capitán to revisit Clemmer’s images in a new portfolio shot on the grounds of the 1920s Villa Noailles. Poems by Capitán accompany the sensual and bold images.

photo-eye is taking pre-orders for copies of Nudes Curated By Julie Dossena. If our supplier runs out, orders will be fulfilled in the order in which they are received. The cutoff time for ordering is Tuesday, August 16th at 12:00 PM Mountain Time.

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Interview Will Steacy on Deadline Volume 2 photo-eye Bookstore Manager Christopher J Johnson speaks to Will Steacy about Deadline: Volume 2.

Deadline Volume 2By Will Steacyb.frank books, 2016.
 
Deadline: Volumes 1 and 2 is the culmination of 7 years of work for photographer Will Steacy, five of those years spent in intensive documentation of the newsroom and printing facilities of The Philadelphia Inquirer as the paper was in the midst of a serious downturn. This was by no means an isolated case — newspapers nation-wide have seen a sharp decline in circulation and ad revenue resulting in significant lay-offs and downsizing — but Steacy was uniquely position to tell this story. Blake Andrews describes Steacy in his review of Deadline: Volume 1: “Enter Will Steacy, photographer by trade, journalist by heritage. His father was a newsman (an editor for The Philadelphia Inquirer), along with his grandfather, as was his great-grandfather and so on, back to great great-great-grandfather Hyram Young, proud founder of a daily paper in 1876. Steacy escaped the cycle, sort of, pursuing a profession outside of newspapers, but it remained in his blood.” Given unrestricted access, Steacy meticulously photographed The Philadelphia Inquirer as it contended with a shifting industry making considerable changes itself, including layoffs (Steacy’s father, an editor with the Inquirer for 29 years, among them) and a move from their 526,000 square foot offices in the iconic Tower of Truth to a single floor of an office building.

photo-eye Gallery Remembering Elaine Ling On Monday August 1st, 2016 photo-eye was very sad to hear of the loss of our colleague, collaborator, and friend Elaine Ling. We would like to take a moment to recognize and celebrate Ling’s life and work.




On Monday August 1st, 2016 photo-eye was very sad to hear of the loss of our colleague, collaborator, and friend Elaine Ling. We would like to take a moment to recognize and celebrate Ling’s life and work.

Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Colin Stearns Colin Stearns selects The Narcissistic City by Takashi Homma as Book of the Week.
The Narcissistic City. By Takashi Homma. 
Mack, 2016.
 
Colin Stearns selects The Narcissistic City by Takaishi Homma published by Mack as Book of the Week.

"More often than not, I gravitate to photobooks that leave me asking questions, and Takaishi Homma’s The Narcissistic City certainly satisfies this requirement for gravity. The Narcissistic City is a physically engaging photobook that visually leads us through urban landscape images of Japan and the United States.

Newsletters In Stock at photo-eye: August 2016 In stock titles by Ken Grant, Ikuru Kuwajim, Jenny Källman and André Cepeda.
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A Topical Times for These Times
Book of Liverpool Football
Photographs by Ken Grant

Since the 1980’s Ken Grant has photographed football culture in Liverpool, his home city. With football serving as a central thread in the working and social lives of his contemporaries, it has always been an element of Grant’s wider work about the city. This book brings together his pictures of the game, the land and the people who populate it.

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