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Books In Stock at photo-eye: Best Books of 2015 Signed in stock titles from our Best Books of 2015 lists featuring books from Paul Kooiker, Mariken Wessels and Peter Mitchell.
Nude Animal Cigar
Photographs by Paul Kooiker
Art Paper Editions

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Selected as one of the Best Books of 2015 by:
Hans Gremmen
Jeffrey Ladd
Little Brown Mushroom
Sarah Bradley
Melanie McWhorter
Miwa Susuda

"I end up saying each word in my head as I move through Nude Animal Cigar, which, along with the internal numbering system, keeps the images in triads. Exactly what it says on the cover but with the feeling of a triple entendre."—Sarah Bradley



Nudes/Human Form Newsletter Nudes/Human Form Newsletter Vol. 19 Volume 19 of photo-eye's Nudes/Human Form Newsletter featuring titles from No. 223, Aaron McElroy, Saul Leiter, Francesca Woodman and a print by Richard Tuschman.
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Hidden Track — Limited Edition
Photographs by No. 223

No. 223 photographs his circle of friends and himself, portraying his view of youth culture and lifestyles in contemporary China. His photographs are marked by fashionable indolence, saturated colours, penetrating flash, and frontal shots that unveil his models’ empowering presence and vulnerability at the same time.


Limited edition of 500 copies, design by Ramon Pez. Includes a signed C-print.

photo-eye is taking pre-orders for Limited Edition copies of Hidden Track. If our supplier runs out, orders will be fulfilled in the order in which they are received. The cutoff time for ordering is Tuesday, February 9th at 12:00 PM Mountain Time.

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Book Review Northwoods Journals By Kurt Simonson Reviewed by Karen Jenkins As a young boy, Kurt Simonson discovered a sealed envelope in his grandmother’s dresser drawer labeled “not to be opened until my death.” Its secret contents and deferred revelations haunted him in the decades to follow. After nearly twenty years away from home, he returned to Minnesota to revisit the familiar and familial.
Northwoods JournalsBy Kurt Simonson
Flash Powder Projects, 2015.
 
Northwoods Journals
Reviewed by Karen Jenkins

Northwoods Journals
Photographs by Kurt Simonson. Essay by George Slade. Poem by Franz Wright.
Flash Powder Projects, Albuquerque, NM, USA, 2015. In English. 136 pp., 65 color illustrations, 10x8".


As a young boy, Kurt Simonson discovered a sealed envelope in his grandmother’s dresser drawer labeled “not to be opened until my death.” Its secret contents and deferred revelations haunted him in the decades to follow. After nearly twenty years away from home, he returned to Minnesota to revisit the familiar and familial. Photographs made there during the last twelve-odd years comprise his debut publication, Northwoods Journals. An image of the now-opened envelope lying face down on a crocheted afghan starts off the sequence; its sliced seam announces his grandmother’s passing, while its otherwise unyielding muteness sets the tone for the works to follow. No literal explanation of the envelope’s contents, good or bad, commemorative or confessional, is offered here. Nor are we presented with a straightforward narrative elucidation of the family legacy that seems to hinge upon it. Yet, Simonson does give us something to open — a few short paragraphs to set the stage. A tipped in sheet of paper, folded over in thirds reproduces a handwritten note by the photographer. In it, Simonson tells the story of the envelope’s discovery and its portentous influence over him. He also points to some broad themes and symbols in his work — from the bibles and blankets requisite of both grandmothers’ homes to the entrancing depths of the surrounding Minnesota woods.


Interview Fire and Ice – Alan Friedman on Photographing the Sun photo-eye Gallery is thrilled to showcase recent work by renowned astrophotographer Alan Friedman, on view in the FIRE AND ICE exhibition installed at photo-eye Gallery through April 9th, 2016. Gallery Associate Lucas Shaffer recently spoke with Friedman again, detailing more about his artistic history as well as his personal practice.
2012 September 3 – Labor Day Sun,  © Alan Friedman, 2012

photo-eye Gallery is thrilled to showcase recent work by renowned astrophotographer Alan Friedman, on view in the FIRE AND ICE exhibition installed at photo-eye Gallery through April 9th, 2016.  FIRE AND ICE juxtaposes Friedman's incredible hi-resolution images of 'our neighborhood star' with Douglas Levere's detailed renderings of snowflakes. Friedman's colorful images have been selected for NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day, been the subject of a TEDx talk, and have appeared on NPR and NBC's Today Show.  Previously interviewed for the Photographer's Showcase, Gallery Associate Lucas Shaffer recently spoke with Friedman again, detailing more about his artistic history as well as his personal practice.


Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Andrew Fedynak Andrew Fedynak selects A People's History of Pittsburgh by edited by Melissa Catanese and Ed Panar as Book of the Week.
A People's History of Pittsburgh
 Edited by Melissa Catanese and Ed PanarSpaces Corners, 2015.
This week's Book of the Week pick comes from Andrew Fedynak who has selected A People's History of Pittsburgh edited by Melissa Catanese and Ed Panar from Spaces Corners.

Book Review Due to Lack of Interest Tomorrow Has Been Cancelled By Sanne Peper Reviewed by Adam Bell The myths and symbolic allure of the American South are both seductive and fertile, but can also be a trap. The wellspring for novelists like William Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor as well as other artists, the Southern landscape is steeped in a dark and troubled history that often clouds its more nuanced reality, leading to easy caricature.
Due To Lack Of Interest Tomorrow Has Been Cancelled
By Sanne PeperLecturis, 2015.
 
Due To Lack Of Interest Tomorrow Has Been Cancelled
Reviewed by Adam Bell

Due To Lack Of Interest Tomorrow Has Been Cancelled
Photographs by Sanne Peper
Lecturis, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 2015. In English. 168 pp., color and black-and-white illustrations, 8x10¾x½".


The myths and symbolic allure of the American South are both seductive and fertile, but can also be a trap. The wellspring for novelists like William Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor as well as other artists, the Southern landscape is steeped in a dark and troubled history that often clouds its more nuanced reality, leading to easy caricature. Sanne Peper's Due to Lack of Interest Tomorrow Has Been Cancelled is hard to describe as a traditional photobook. Instead, it seems more apt to view the work as the marginalia of a bewildered and obsessed amateur folklorist pursuing the visions and dreams of a South outlined in fiction, film, and song. Plagued by doubts and possessed by the exotic allure of the region, Peper foregrounds her naïveté and foreignness in the confessional texts throughout the book while also expressing her amazement at a culture so radically different from her own. Combining landscape imagery with textual fragments, Peper’s book explores both the layered mythology of the American South but also her own obsession. However, instead of answers, we're lead through the swamp and forced to gaze into the impenetrable thicket of kudzu and Spanish moss. The answers aren't there; instead we're driven back to the source of Peper's inspiration — the vital cultural outpouring of a complex, strange and beautiful place.


Books In Stock at photo-eye Bookstore: SALE Four great deals on titles from Tom Hunter, Hanna Liden, Jan Dirk van der Burg and Guido Guidi, all in stock at photo-eye Bookstore.
Le Crowbar
Photographs by Tom Hunter
Here Press

"In 1995 Tom Hunter set off from a squatted street in Hackney with a group of friends in an old double decker bus, loaded with muesli, Sosmix, baby-foot table and a sound system. Fuelled by selling egg butties, veggie burgers and beer, their journey took them through folk festivals in France, teknivals in Czech Republic, hippie gatherings in Austria and beach parties in Spain. Le Crowbar Café became an oasis for a nomadic party community hungry for all night food and a break from the hardcore techno."—the publisher

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Book Review Greetings from Auschwitz Edited by Pawel Szypulski Reviewed by Colin Pantall The photographs of Auschwitz that were taken during the war are revealing. They show the breadth of photography, the functions it serves, and the regimes it serves under. They encompass the history of photography.
Greetings from Auschwitz.  Edited by Pawel Szypulski.
Edition Patrick Frey, 2015.
 
Greetings from Auschwitz
Reviewed by Colin Pantall

Greetings from Auschwitz
Edited by Pawel Szypulski
Edition Patrick Frey, Zürich, Switzerland, 2015. In German/English. 88 pp., 75 color illustrations, 8½x8¾".


Selected as one of the Best Books of 2015 by:
Aaron Schuman
Rafal Milach

The photographs of Auschwitz that were taken during the war are revealing. They show the breadth of photography, the functions it serves, and the regimes it serves under. They encompass the history of photography.

Interview Douglas Levere on Photographing Snowflakes photo-eye Gallery’s upcoming exhibition Fire and Ice features the work and collaboration of Alan Friedman and Douglas Levere. photo-eye’s Savannah Sakry spoke with Levere regarding the art of photographing snowflakes and where his collaboration with Friedman began.
Douglas Levere | Snowflake 2014.02.09.005

photo-eye Gallery’s upcoming exhibition Fire and Ice features the work and collaboration of Alan Friedman and Douglas Levere. Fire is represented by Friedman’s telescopic images of the Sun’s surface, while Ice is demonstrated by Levere’s microscopic studies of snowflakes. The exhibition opens Friday January 29th from 5–7pm, and a gallery talk with both artists will be held Saturday January 30th at 2:00 pm. photo-eye’s Savannah Sakry spoke with Levere regarding the art of photographing snowflakes and where his collaboration with Friedman began.

Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Jim Stone Jim Stone selects The Life of Small Things by Adam Ekberg as Book of the Week.
The Life of Small Things
By Adam EkbergWaltz Books, 2015.
This week's Book of the Week pick comes from Jim Stone who has selected The Life of Small Things by Adam Ekberg from Waltz Books.

Books In Stock at photo-eye: Signed Signed titles from Sara J. Winston, Alejandro Cartagena, Andreas Trogisch and Tamiko Nishimura.
Homesick
Photographs by Sara J. Winston
Zatara Press

Selected as one of the Best Books of 2015 by John Gossage

"In many ways, Homesick wears its heart on its sleeve; in lyrical images that meld keen observation and a tender depiction. Katz reveals her deep familiarity with these people, objects and rooms, while also retaining a certain wistful remove. Little is shared of the family’s physical relationships or even accidental proximities to one another. Figures are usually solitary and shot from behind. A story of family life in cropped limbs and headless torsos, prone and on the block; and written in part by someone else."—from the review by Karen Jenkins

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Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Jeff Mermelstein Jeff Mermelstein selects The Democratic Forest by William Eggleston as Book of the Week.

The Democratic Forest
By William EgglestonSteidl, 2015.
This week's Book of the Week pick comes from Jeff Mermelstein who has selected The Democratic Forest by William Eggleston from Steidl.

photo-eye Gallery Opening January 29th: Alan Friedman & Douglas Levere – Fire and Ice photo-eye Gallery is excited to announce Fire and Ice, a collaborative exhibition by acclaimed astral photographer Alan Freidman and photomicrographer Douglas Levere opening Friday January 29th and running through April 9th, 2016.


photo-eye Gallery is excited to announce Fire and Ice, a collaborative exhibition by acclaimed astro photographer Alan Freidman and photomicrographer Douglas Levere opening Friday January 29th and running through April 9th, 2016. An opening and artist reception with Friedman and Levere will take place on Friday, January 29th from 5–7 PM, and a gallery talk with both artists is scheduled for Saturday, January 30th at 2:00 PM.


Artist Books hide and LOOK At Me Melanie McWhorter talks to David Lykes Keenan and Jason Vaughn about their artist books LOOK At Me and hide.

LOOK At Me by David Lykes Keenan

photo-eye carries many unique objects and some limited editions produced in very small numbers. These objects are often incredibly affordable ways to collect prints along side some amazing books or as original objects in their own right. Two such limited editions are Jason Vaughn’s hide and David Lykes Keenan’s LOOK At Me. For the second in our limited edition series — following a post on Smith Eliot's one-of-a-kind artist books and Denis Roussel’s multi-volume, handmade book — we focus on two artists who explore typological subjects. Vaughn’s book and limited edition hide feature numerous images of deer stands in Wisconsin and Lykes Keenan’s loose plate, boxed portfolio featuring portraits of young men. In these brief interviews, we talk to each artist about the work and the production of the limited editions.

Books In Stock at photo-eye: Signed Signed titles from Eamonn Doyle, Andrew Phelps, Guilherme Gerais and Ryuichi Ishikaw.
ON
photographs by Eamonn Doyle
Self-published

"So it’s a book of street photography with a visual (and limited) documentary element that portrays a new Dublin, a Dublin that is of new arrivals who are now living and settling in the city. He’s telling a story here and in that story he also connects back to i through visual connections that reprise the textures of Doyle’s first book. There are fleshy arms and bare backs, all freckled as they should be, there are stretching legs and the patterns of skirt and headscarf and hat. And there is a similar consideration of dress, class and the material structure of street."—from the review by Colin Pantall

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Book Review 1972 By Noritaka Minami Reviewed by Blake Andrews As buildings go, the Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo has an impressive pedigree. Designed in 1972 by renowned Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa, and constructed quickly in a matter of weeks, Nagakin is the icon of Metabolism, the post-war Japanese Utopian architecture movement based on modular form, flexible use, and organic growth.

1972. By Noritaka Minami.
Kehrer Verlag, 2015.
 
1972
Reviewed by Blake Andrews

1972
Photographs by Noritaka Minami. Texts by Noritaka Minami, Julian Rose, Ken Yoshida.
Kehrer Verlag, 2015. In English. 92 pp., 52 color illustrations, 9½x11".

As buildings go, the Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo has an impressive pedigree. Designed in 1972 by renowned Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa, and constructed quickly in a matter of weeks, Nagakin is the icon of Metabolism, the post-war Japanese Utopian architecture movement based on modular form, flexible use, and organic growth. When it was built, the Tower was conceived as the vanguard of similar futuristic buildings that would soon spread across Japan, ushering in a space age of clean, capsule living.

Interview Baron Wolman's WOODSTOCK – Exhibition Opening and Book Signing photo-eye Bookstore + Project space is excited to announce WOODSTOCK, an exhibition of images from the legendary concert by classic rock photographer Baron Wolman. The exhibition opens on Friday January 15th from 5–7pm, and Wolman will be signing copies of his accompanying book WOODSTOCK.
Woodstock 69436-14a , August, 1969, Bethel, NY – Baron Wolman

photo-eye Bookstore + Project space is excited to announce WOODSTOCK, an exhibition of images from the legendary concert by classic rock photographer Baron Wolman. The exhibition opens on Friday January 15th from 5–7pm, and Wolman will be signing copies of his accompanying book WOODSTOCK. Wolman's black-and-white images captured the experience and atmosphere of Woodstock like no other photographer. More interested in the crowd than the performers, his photographs are hugely evocative and offer an insight into this legendary event that is rarely seen. photo-eye's Lucas Shaffer interviewed Wolman about what the historic event was like, and how the book came to be published.

Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Jenny Riffle Jenny Riffle selects Outcasts and Innocents: Photographs of the Northwest by Alice Wheeler as Book of the Week.
Outcasts and Innocents: Photographs of the Northwest
By Alice WheelerMinor Matters, 2015.
This week's Book of the Week pick comes from Jenny Riffle who has selected Outcasts and Innocents: Photographs of the Northwest by Alice Wheeler from Minor Matters.

Book Review Hold the Line By Siegfried Hansen Reviewed by Adam Bell If the city provides endlessly human drama, it also offers an equally fertile stage. Concrete, metal, stone, wood, and paint form the foundations of this built environment and shape our lives and interactions. They coalesce in purposeful and temporal ways creating beauty for those attentive enough to look. Lines intersect or break the city apart, while shadows, people and the occasional animal extend or cut off forms in unexpected ways.
Hold the LineBy Siegfried Hansen
Verlag Kettler, 2015.
 
Hold the Line
Reviewed by Adam Bell

Hold the Line
By Siegfried Hansen
Verlag Kettler, Dortmond, Germany, 2015. In English. 56 pp., 7¾x10x½".


Selected as one of the Best Books of 2015 by Colin Pantall

If the city provides endlessly human drama, it also offers an equally fertile stage. Concrete, metal, stone, wood, and paint form the foundations of this built environment and shape our lives and interactions. They coalesce in purposeful and temporal ways creating beauty for those attentive enough to look. Lines intersect or break the city apart, while shadows, people and the occasional animal extend or cut off forms in unexpected ways. Riffing off classic street photography and Modernist photography, Siegfried Hansen’s Hold the Line is a playful examination of the city as a graphic playground of color, line, and form. Filled with bold geometric images and brightly colored pages, Hansen transforms the city into a maze of graphic delights and asks us to see the city and the built world with fresh eyes.

photo-eye Newsletters Japanese Photobooks Newsletter Vol. 3 Volume 3 of photo-eye's Japanese Photobooks Newsletter featuring titles from Tsutomu Yamagata, Yamauchi Michio, Tamiko Nishimura, Daido Moriyama, Daisuke Yakota and more.
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Ten Disciples — SIGNED
Photographs by Tsutomu Yamagata

"The spa of Tamagawa is deep in the rural mountains of Akita prefecture in northern Japan. The valley is filled with radioactive rocks and the ground temperature is high. The air is thick with sulfuric fumes from nearby volcanoes. When I look closely, I see people lying here and there on stretch of gray rock. People fighting cancer throw themselves at the mercy of the radiation that fills the valley and get exposed to the heat of the Earth." —Tsutomu Yamagata

Ten Disciples documents this unique place in a beautifully displayed photobook containing 22 original images. Printed in an edition of 300 copies.

photo-eye is taking pre-orders for signed copies of Ten Disciples. If our supplier runs out, orders will be fulfilled in the order in which they are received. The cutoff time for ordering in our shipment is Tuesday, January 12th at 12:00 PM MDT.

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Books In Stock at photo-eye: Best Books of 2015 In stock titles from our Best Books of 2015 lists featuring books from Duncan Forbes and Daniela Janser, Kurt Simonson, Jason Fulford and Boris Mikhailov.
Beastly/Tierisch
Edited by Duncan Forbes and Daniela Janser.
Spector Books

Selected as one of the Best Books of 2015 by Hans Gremmen

Beastly/Tierisch was selected for the Shortlist for the 2015 Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards

"A very intelligent catalogue that accompanied the exhibition Beastly/Tierisch at Fotomuseum Winterthur. The book is designed in such a way that it seems default, but on the other hand almost over-designed. It is banal and academic at the same time, which is very effective: it makes you scratch the surface of the universal topic of the representations of animals." —Hans Gremmen





Book Review The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar By Jamey Stillings Reviewed by George Slade Stillings’ photographs of the new bridge surmounting Hoover Dam, and the 2011 Nazraeli book featuring them, left me underwhelmed. Drama dominates; the landscape, the construction, the oversized geometry and scale of the thing, and the book reflecting it all, seemed at once too grand and too simplistic.

The Evolution of Ivanpah SolarBy Jamey Stillings
Steidl, 2015.
 
The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar
Reviewed by George Slade

The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar
Photographs by Jamey Stillings. Text by Bruce Barcott. Foreword by Robert Redford. Introduction by Anne Tucker.
Steidl, Gottingen, Germany, 2015. 148 pp., 60 tritone illustrations, 9¼x13½".

Stillings’ photographs of the new bridge surmounting Hoover Dam, and the 2011 Nazraeli book featuring them, left me underwhelmed. Drama dominates; the landscape, the construction, the oversized geometry and scale of the thing, and the book reflecting it all, seemed at once too grand and too simplistic. No offense intended, Jamey Stillings, but the images seem kind of “can’t miss;” certainly not easy to make, given the multitude of angles, points of view, and varying lighting conditions over a two-year period, but easy to grasp.

photo-eye Gallery Artists in the News - January 2016 News from photo-eye Gallery Artists Chaco Terada, Jamey Stillings and Carla van de Puttelaar.
White Dreams I, Chaco Terada, Archival Pigment, Silk, Sumi Ink – Unique Object

 

Chaco Terada

The World and it's Possibilities: Photographs by Chaco Terada
Pasatiempo: The Santa Fe New Mexican

Pasatiempo currently features a write up and introduction to Terada's exhibition Between Water & Sky, currently on View at photo-eye Gallery through January 23rd.

"The imagery is shrouded, obscured — its details blurred because it is being seen through a second layer of silk. The calligraphy is often painted on both layers but those on the top appear suspended, like free-floating thoughts in the atmosphere."
– Michael Abatemarco



Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Fred Cray Fred Cray selects Until Deal Do Us Part by Thomas Sauvin as Book of the Week.
Until Death Do Us Part. By Thomas Sauvin.
Jiazazhi Press, 2015.
This week's Book of the Week pick comes from Fred Cray who has selected Until Death Do Us Part by Thomas Sauvin from Jiazazhi Press.

Book Review My Life as a Man By Carmen Winant Reviewed by Adam Bell Finishing a work of art is a mysterious and tentative process. Often it’s better to just walk away. Left “undone” a successful work of art hovers in a state of completion — a stasis of resolution. Carmen Winant’s My Life as a Man documents a large-scale collage as it is brought into being, torn apart and reworked over time.
My Life as a ManBy Carmen Winant
Horses Think Press, 2015.
 
My Life as a Man
Reviewed by Adam Bell

My Life as a Man
By Carmen Winant
Horses Think Press, USA, 2015. In English. 136 pp., 7x10".

Books photo-eye's Bestsellers of 2015 photo-eye's 10 best selling photobooks of the year.



1.     Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs
By Sally Mann
Little, Brown and Company