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Portfolio In the Wake of the Bind – A New Series by David Trautrimas Ever since the release of Habitat Machines in 2008, Canadian photographer David Trautrimas has been preoccupied with the structure of home. 2015's Eidolon Point uses the remains of dilapidated city neighborhoods as a sober reflection on mortality and corporeal decay. In his latest series, In the Wake of the Bind, Trautrimas goes one step further.

A Reticent Crown, 2016 – © David Trautrimas

Ever since the release of Habitat Machines in 2008, Canadian photographer David Trautrimas has been preoccupied with the structure of home. While Habitat Machines is a coy and somewhat satirical ribbing of 20th Century consumer culture and hi-brow design movements, 2015's Eidolon Point uses the remains of dilapidated city neighborhoods as a sober reflection on mortality and corporeal decay. In his latest series, In the Wake of the Bind, Trautrimas goes one step further — using North American domestic ruins to explore the notion of an afterlife. photo-eye Gallery is proud to release the eight image series In the Wake of the Bind today, and reached out to the artist for his thoughts on the project, as well as its connection to his previous work.

Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Christopher J Johnson Christopher J Johnson selects Tall-Maja by Agneta Ekman as Book of the Week.
Tall-MajaBy Agneta EkmanJournal, 2013.
This week’s Book of the Week pick comes from Christopher J Johnson who has selected Tall-Maja by Agneta Ekman from Journal.

Book Review Cathedral Of The Pines By Gregory Crewdson Reviewed by Blake Andrews What does an art star do next when he reaches the top? He moves on to greener pastures. In the case of Gregory Crewdson the "pastures" were the forests of Western Massachusetts, where Crewdson set up shop in 2012 after disembarking New York amidst the throes of what might be called a mid-life crisis.

Cathedral Of The Pines. By Gregory CrewdsonAperture, 2016.
 
Cathedral Of The Pines
Reviewed by Blake Andrews

Cathedral Of The Pines
Photographs by Gregory Crewdson. Text by Alexander Nemerov.
Aperture, New York, USA, 2016. In English. 76 pp., 31 color illustrations, 15½x12".


What does an art star do next when he reaches the top? He moves on to greener pastures. In the case of Gregory Crewdson the "pastures" were the forests of Western Massachusetts, where Crewdson set up shop in 2012 after disembarking New York amidst the throes of what might be called a mid-life crisis. Recently divorced and between photo projects, he settled near the town of Becket — where his parents summered — and took a sabbatical from photography. Crewdson recharged with a natural therapy of long open-water swims, walks in the woods, and cross-country ski tours. One day he discovered Cathedral Of The Pines trail, where "he felt darkness lift, experienced a reconnection with his artistic process, and moved into a period of renewal and intense creative productivity."

Nudes/Human Form Newsletter Nudes/Human Form Newsletter Vol. 21 Volume 21 of photo-eye's Nudes/Human Form Newsletter featuring titles from Sanne Sannes, Saul Leiter, June Yong Lee and Tiane Doan na Champassak.
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Copyright / Archive
Photographs by Sanne Sannes

When Sanne Sannes (1937-1967) died suddenly and far too young he was, in the Netherlands, a leading photographer on the verge of an international breakthrough.

Sanne Sannes was a true innovator. He worked in both film and photography and edited and processed his images in a search for a new visual language. Today his work is part of several museum collections as his fame, since his death, has increased with each passing year.



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Interview TR Ericsson on Crackle & Drag and his Zine Series Since last year’s publication of the exhibition catalog Crackle & Drag, TR Ericsson has garnered a lot of attention, both as an artist and as a presence within the field of photobooks. Crackle & Drag was shortlisted for the Paris Photo-Aperture Photobook Awards in the category of catalog, which went a long way to put him in the public eye and draw people to the works featured in that retrospective publication.

Crackle & DragBy TR Ericsson
The Cleveland Museum of Art, 2015.
 
Since last year’s publication of the exhibition catalog Crackle & Drag, TR Ericsson has garnered a lot of attention, both as an artist and as a presence within the field of photobooks. Crackle & Drag was shortlisted for the Paris Photo-Aperture Photobook Awards in the category of catalog, which went a long way to put him in the public eye and draw people to the works featured in that retrospective publication.

A series of particular interest featured in the Crackle & Drag catalog is the zine collection that shares its name. Numbering a total of 150 individual issues, the only complete set (an edition of 10) was sold to museums; currently the Museum of Art Cleveland and MoMa are happy owners of this impressive collection.

I’ve spent some time talking with Ericsson and over the course of our talks we decided to offer some of those zines again and came up with a photo-eye exclusive series that features five collections, 61 issues total. The titles in photo-eye’s zine series are: Father: 1918-1957Youth: 1958-1968Marriage: 1969-1980Divorce: 1981-1987 and Loneliness, Addiction and Death: 1988-2003. The focus of photo-eye’s exclusive selection is intensely photographic and it is one that Ericsson and myself curated with a photobook audience in mind.

Once we’d completed the curation and started to promote the series we decided to talk again, to take an assessment and ask ourselves, what does the series mean, how did it come about and, perhaps most importantly, how are the zines fundamental to understanding Ericsson and his work? The following is a transcript of that conversation.—Christopher J Johnson

photo-eye Auctions Two Prints from Todd Hido's Roaming Frequent viewers of photo-eye Auctions will have noticed the recent shift in focus. With ten-plus years as a leader in the sale of rare, signed and limited edition photobooks, we are thrilled to connect you with prints by sought after artists. Currently on the block are two prints from Todd Hido's series Roaming.
Todd Hido: Untitled #5157 [from Roaming], 2005

Frequent viewers of photo-eye Auctions will have noticed the recent shift in focus. With ten-plus years as a leader in the sale of rare, signed and limited edition photobooks, we are thrilled to connect you with prints by sought after artists. Currently on the block are two prints from Todd Hido's series Roaming. When it appeared in 2004, Todd Hido’s book Roaming was a fairly radical departure from the work that put him on the map, namely his masterful nighttime images of suburban houses from the series House Hunting and Outskirts.

Portfolio Update Michael Jackson's A Childs Landscape British photographer Michael Jackson's series A Child's Landscape first debuted on the Photographer's Showcase in the summer of 2014. Since then, Jackson has continued to create work for the project, carefully constructing ominous yet adventurous landscapes imbued with what the artist calls "…the excitement of the land as a child would imagine it…"
Cook's Drum, With Sailboat, 2016 – © Michael Jackson

British photographer Michael Jackson's series A Child's Landscape first debuted on the Photographer's Showcase in the summer of 2014. Since then, Jackson has continued to create work for the project, carefully constructing ominous yet adventurous landscapes imbued with what the artist calls "…the excitement of the land as a child would imagine it…" photo-eye Gallery is pleased to announce a second A Child's Landscape portfolio available today on the Photographer's Showcase. Prints from the new portfolio are available in a larger size, and are produced on bamboo paper lending the images texture and a sense of three-dimensionality. We reached out to Jackson and asked him to speak about A Child's Landscape and the progression of the series.

Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Sarah Bradley Sarah Bradley selects Imperial Courts: 1993-2015 by Dana Lixenberg as Book of the Week.
Imperial Courts: 1993-2015By Dana Lixenberg
Roma Publications, 2015.
This week’s Book of the Week pick comes from Sarah Bradley who has selected Imperial Courts: 1993-2015 by Dana Lixenberg from Roma Publications.

Book Review Aliqual By Massimo Mastrorillo Reviewed by Adam Bell In 2009, an earthquake struck the town of L’Aquila, Italy. Measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale, the earthquake devastated the regional capital of Abruzzo and left over 300 dead. Fearing aftershocks and further devastation, the government forcibly evacuated the town center, leaving it largely abandoned.
AliqualBy Massimo MastrorilloSkinnerboox, 2015.
 
Aliqual
Reviewed by Adam Bell

Aliqual.
Photographs by Massimo Mastrorillo.
Skinnerboox. In Italian and English. 128 pp., 11½x7¾".


In 2009, an earthquake struck the town of L’Aquila, Italy. Measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale, the earthquake devastated the regional capital of Abruzzo and left over 300 dead. Fearing aftershocks and further devastation, the government forcibly evacuated the town center, leaving it largely abandoned. Starting in 2009, Massimo Mastrorillo re-entered the town, explored the buildings and took pictures of the empty, cracked, and junk strewn apartments and offices. Taken over the course of four years, the photographs that comprise Aliqual are a record of this devastating event, but they are also an intriguing meditation on the camera’s power of estrangement. Thrown into a maze of collapsed and dilapidated rooms, we’re forced to stare at the piles of junk and ruin left behind. Set against a stark and violent background, objects and things that were once common and familiar are made doubly strange by the dramatic rupture of the earthquake and coolly forensic eye of Mastrorillo.

photo-eye Newsletters Japanese Photobooks Newsletter Vol. 4 Volume 4 of photo-eye's Japanese Photobooks Newsletter featuring titles from Nobuyoshi Araki, Takashi Homma, Mayayuki Nakaya and Shoko Hashimoto.
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Last Year's Photographs
Photographs by Nobuyoshi Araki

Hidden away in a box labelled Last Year’s Photographs, 38 pictures Nobuyoshi Araki took between 1975 and 1976 spent a quiet life, surfacing as a time capsule of the Japanese photographer’s early work.

About the Limited Edition:
The special, hardcover edition of Araki’s Last Year’s Photographs is limited to 500 unsigned copies and comes in a case made after the original box the photos were stored in for over 40 years (pictured below).


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Book Review Neko yo Sayonara By Mayayuki Nakaya Reviewed by Karen Jenkins For over ten years, Masayuki Nakaya has been keeping an eye on certain inhabitants of the Tokyo streets, first following and moving in, later pulling back and staking out their particular perches and likely paths. His subjects aren’t always easy to spot. They like an edge, a boundary.
Neko yo SayonaraBy Mayayuki NakayaZen Foto Gallery, 2015.
 
Neko yo Sayonara
Reviewed by Karen Jenkins

Neko yo Sayonara (Farewell, Cats)
Photographs by Mayayuki Nakaya.
Zen Foto Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2015. Unpaged, 14¼x10".


For over ten years, Masayuki Nakaya has been keeping an eye on certain inhabitants of the Tokyo streets, first following and moving in, later pulling back and staking out their particular perches and likely paths. His subjects aren’t always easy to spot. They like an edge, a boundary. On sidewalk, sill, wall and balcony, they’re depicted on the prowl or pivot, or as a stop-still anchor to a cluttered scene. Individually, they may not be up to much and are often unremarkable vehicles of action or end game. But taken together, these gatekeepers and graveyard shifters, tramps and layabouts — these cats — yield a somewhat surprising collective punch. “Through the creation of this book of photographs I look forward to a release from my enchantment with cats,” Masayuki writes, offering the only editorial comment to be found on the theme of his new publication, Neko yo Sayonara (Farewell, Cats). While I’m not what you would call a cat person, there’s an undeniable charm in Masayuki’s thesis and his Where’s Waldo-esque challenge to ferret out the protagonists in each scene and consider the meaning of their presence.

Portfolio & Interview Cig Harvey – Gardening at Night Gardening at Night, opening this Friday April 15th at photo-eye Gallery, is Cig Harvey's exquisite visual exposition on the spectacle of the everyday, family, nature, and a life well lived.

Gardening at Night, opening this Friday April 15th at photo-eye Gallery, is Cig Harvey's exquisite visual exposition on the spectacle of the everyday, family, nature, and a life well lived. Together these optical poems form a lusciously colorful winding narrative imbued with wonder and energy. Where Harvey's previous bodies of work examined the relentless pursuit to define both self and home, the images in Gardening at Night reflect on the magical state of being when your feet are planted. Gardening at Night is Harvey's first exhibition with photo-eye and Gallery Director Anne Kelly spoke with the artist about her introduction to photography and what she loves about making pictures.

Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Sara Macel Sara Macel selects Scavenger by Jenny Riffle as Book of the Week.
Scavenger: Adventures in Treasure HuntingBy Jenny Riffle
Zatara Press, 2015.
This week's Book of the Week pick comes from Sara Macel who has selected Scavenger: Adventures in Treasure Hunting by Jenny Riffle from Zatara Press.

Book Review Tundra Kids By Ikuru Kuwajima Reviewed by Christopher J Johnson Many traditional and indigenous populations have seen a sharp decline in the young people who choose to maintain ancestral ways into adulthood. This is cause for concern, as languages, spiritual inheritance and the other traditions fail to be preserved through the act of continued practice; Ikuru Kuwajima’s Tundra Kids explores a culture that is experiencing the reverse.

Tundra KidsBy Ikuru KuwajimaSchlebrugge Editor, 2016.
 
Tundra Kids
Reviewed by Christopher J Johnson

Tundra Kids.
Photographs by Ikuru Kuwajima.
Schlebrugge Editor, Vienna, Austria, 2016. In German, English, Nenets. 84 pp., color illustrations, 16x16x1¼".


Many traditional and indigenous populations have seen a sharp decline in the young people who choose to maintain ancestral ways into adulthood. This is cause for concern, as languages, spiritual inheritance and the other traditions fail to be preserved through the act of continued practice; Ikuru Kuwajima’s Tundra Kids explores a culture that is experiencing the reverse.

Books In-Stock at photo-eye: Signed Titles from Larry Fink, Martin Parr, Ren Hang, Cristina de Middel and Andre Cepeda.
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Opening the Sky — SIGNED
Photographs by Larry Fink

In 1980, the American photographer Larry Fink received a grant from the Seattle Museum of Art, or as he tells the story, ‘My star was starting to rise. I was called.’ Already a logger of sorts himself, Fink made a natural transition into photographing the rugged breed of men who selectively pillaged the deep, virgin forest of the Olympic Peninsula, in western Washington.

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Book Review Look into My Eyes By Kevin Bubriski Reviewed by Blake Andrews If you don't like a particular photograph, just wait fifty years and it will become more interesting. That's the theory posited by Portland photographer Chris Rauschenberg, among others. For the most part I think this idea is correct, although some strains of current conceptual photography might put it to the test.

Look into My Eyes. By Kevin Bubriski.
Museum of New Mexico Press, 2016.
 
Look into My Eyes
Reviewed by Blake Andrews

Look into My Eyes: Nuevomexicanos por Vida, '81-'83
Photography by Kevin Bubriski. Foreword by Miguel Gandert.
Museum of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe, USA, 2016. 140 pp., 11x12".

If you don't like a particular photograph, just wait fifty years and it will become more interesting. That's the theory posited by Portland photographer Chris Rauschenberg, among others. For the most part I think this idea is correct, although some strains of current conceptual photography might put it to the test. But Rauschenberg's theory applies well to documentary photography, a style locked into history by its descriptive power. Every photograph correlates to a date, and as the past recedes yesteryear looks increasingly strange. It's only natural for antique fashions, technologies, and other visual ephemera to gain interest in hindsight. And the effect intensifies over time. If it were somehow possible to make photographs one thousand years ago, any banal picture of any forgotten subject would be of huge interest today.

photo-eye Gallery Opening April 15th: Cig Harvey – Gardening at Night photo-eye Gallery is excited to announce Gardening at Night, an exhibition of color images and animations by photographer Cig Harvey opening Friday April 15th and continuing through June 4th, 2016. An opening and artist reception will take place on Friday, April 15th from 5-7 PM.

Devin and the Fireflies, 2010 – © Cig Harvey

photo-eye Gallery is excited to announce Gardening at Night, an exhibition of color images and animations by photographer Cig Harvey opening Friday April 15th and continuing through June 4th, 2016. An opening and artist reception will take place on Friday, April 15th from 5-7 PM.

Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by George Slade George Slade selects Dark City by Lynn Saville as Book of the Week.
Dark CityBy Lynn SavilleDamiani, 2015.
This week’s Book of the Week pick comes from George Slade who has selected Dark City by Lynn Saville from Damiani.

"Working as a color photographer at night is partly an act of intuition, partly suspension of disbelief, partly an exercise in attentive patience. Photographers like Lynn Saville — referred to, informally and in certain contexts under the collective moniker of 'Nocturnists' — make a leap of faith between first-person viewing of a scene and the production of a convincing photograph from it. Furthermore, given what appears to be a predilection for unspectacular, quotidian spaces that, in daylight, would not seem to warrant attention as photographic fodder, Lynn further ups the ante for herself.

Book Review Meridian By Colin Stearns Reviewed by Adam Bell If all photographs are afterimages — traces and disclosures of an ever-changing world — what is gained by foregrounding this fact? Always previous and elsewhere, images reveal people we’ve known, know or may never meet, as well as places we’ve been or may never visit. They linger, reinforce or displace memories, and come back in unexpected ways.
MeridianBy Colin StearnsRITA, 2015.
 
Meridian
Reviewed by Adam Bell

Meridian
Photography by Colin Stearns
RITA, New York City, USA, 2015. 140 pp., 82 black-and-white illustrations, 6x8¼".


If all photographs are afterimages — traces and disclosures of an ever-changing world — what is gained by foregrounding this fact? Always previous and elsewhere, images reveal people we’ve known, know or may never meet, as well as places we’ve been or may never visit. They linger, reinforce or displace memories, and come back in unexpected ways. A personal reflection on the vagaries of photographic vision, Colin Stearns’ self-described photo-novel Meridian gathers three years of peripatetic images taken in France and New York City. Modest and unassuming, the images follow the life of a young man on the move with a camera. Alone and restless, he gazes at the world from a distance and moves through a landscape of foreign cities, parks and wilderness, and the confines of anonymous hotel rooms and flats. Less romantic autobiography and more philosophical missive, Meridian points to a past that is slipping away and yet held still in mute images.

Books In Stock at photo-eye: Signed Signed titles from Catharine Maloney, Diane Vincent, Yusuf Sevincli and Gerry Johansson.
TELEPLAY Part.1 
By Catharine Maloney
Skinnerboox

Selected as a Best Books of 2015 by Thomas Sauvin

"Notable for their curiously unsettling shabbiness, Catharine Maloney's photographs are clearly testament to the author's laissez faire attitude to perfection and technical mastery. By shooting with a medium format camera, scanning in the film and routinely tinkering with the images in Photoshop, the Texan-born artist then gets prints made cheaply and either draws on them or creates collages. They combine the coarse ingenuity of mixing and layering various media with an ambiguous and uneasy decontextualisation of objects and subjects."—from the publisher



Book Review Otsuchi By Alejandro Chaskielberg Reviewed by George Slade Can you tell the difference between a face screaming in pleasure and a face screaming in pain? How about a child held in an adult’s arms or sprawled across a mass of detritus on the deck of a boat — sleeping or dead? What is most helpful in making these determinations?

OtsuchiBy Alejandro Chaskielberg
Editorial RM, 2016.
 
Otsuchi
Reviewed by George Slade

Otsuchi: Future Memories
Photographs by Alejandro Chaskielberg. Essay by Daido Moriyama.
Editorial RM, Mexico City, Mexico, 2016. 112 pp., 8x10x½".


Can you tell the difference between a face screaming in pleasure and a face screaming in pain? How about a child held in an adult’s arms or sprawled across a mass of detritus on the deck of a boat — sleeping or dead? What is most helpful in making these determinations? Context, and time, right? Maybe just time. What comes before and after the mouth distends and the eyes close? Does that child’s chest expand and contract?

Portfolio & Interview Ken Rosenthal – The Forest Ken Rosenthal considers his latest series The Forest his most complicated and personal work to date. The darkly veiled black-and-white images create what the artist terms a "thin place," using natural surrounding to convey internal physical and psychological states.
Ethereal, 2011 – © Ken Rosenthal

Ken Rosenthal considers his latest series The Forest his most complicated and personal work to date. The darkly veiled black-and-white images create what the artist terms a "thin place," using natural surrounding to convey internal physical and psychological states. Made over the course of four years near Rosenthal's cabin in NE Washington state, the nocturnal and entropic images of The Forest offer a compelling metaphorical narrative about personal turmoil and growth. photo-eye is excited to publish The Forest on the Photographer's Showcase, and Lucas Shaffer spoke with Ken Rosenthal about the motivations behind and creation of this new work.

Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Matthew Connors Matthew Connors selects My Blank Pages by Michael Schmelling as Book of the Week.
My Blank PagesBy Michael Schmelling
The Ice Plant, 2015.
This week's Book of the Week pick comes from Matthew Connors who has selected My Blank Pages by Michael Schmelling from The Ice Plant.

Nudes/Human Form Newsletter Nudes/Human Form Newsletter Vol. 20 Volume 20 of photo-eye's Nudes/Human Form Newsletter featuring titles from Ren Hang, Antoine D'agata, Dafy Hagai and prints by Carla van de Puttelaar.
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Athens Love — SIGNED
Photographs by Ren Hang

Both the diaristic pictures and the stylized nudes in Athens Love are imbued with an undeniable sense of discovery and joy, and thrillingly document one of contemporary photography’s most exciting young artists taking bold advantage of the new and unfamiliar.

Limited edition of 500 copies.

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Book Review Shelter Island By Roe Ethridge Reviewed by Sarah Bay Gachot I’ve been to Shelter Island — it’s an ink-splotch shaped piece of land between the forks of Eastern Long Island, accessible by car ferry. My husband’s parents used to rent a house there in the summer. The perils of aging and the passing of my mother-in-law ended this tradition in 2013.
Shelter Island. By Roe Ethridge. Mack, 2016.
Shelter Island
Reviewed by Sarah Bay Gachot

Shelter Island
Photographs by Roe Ethridge
Mack, London, England, 2016. In english. 32 pp., 15 color illustrations, 9¼x13¼".


I’ve been to Shelter Island — it’s an ink-splotch shaped piece of land between the forks of Eastern Long Island, accessible by car ferry. My husband’s parents used to rent a house there in the summer. The perils of aging and the passing of my mother-in-law ended this tradition in 2013.

News Jamey Stillings: Changing Circumstances at FotoFest 2016 photo-eye Gallery is proud to report that Jamey Stillings The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar has been selected as part of the 2016 FOTOFEST Biennial exhibition CHANGING CIRCUMSTANCES: Looking at the Future of the Planet. More than 20 works from Stillings' project examining the construction of the Ivanpah solar farm in California's Mojave Desert will be on view during the six-week festival.

photo-eye Gallery is proud to report that Jamey Stillings' The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar has been selected as part of the 2016 FOTOFEST Biennial exhibition CHANGING CIRCUMSTANCES: Looking at the Future of the Planet. More than 20 works from Stillings' project examining the construction of the Ivanpah solar farm in California's Mojave Desert will be on view during the six-week festival. The exhibition contains five of Stillings' striking 44x64" black-and-white prints, and one custom-made 60x87" print produced at the request of the director of FOTOFEST (image above). Stillings was excited to print on a grand scale, saying " ...it's a challenge at that size, but we worked hard to make sure [the print] looked beautiful. I think the scale works well with the imagery, and the piece is just right for this exhibition — drawing the audience in." CHANGING CIRCUMSTANCES is currently on view in Houston, TX through April 24th.

Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Kohei Oyama Kohei Oyama selects A Plastic Tool by Maya Rochat as Book of the Week.
A Plastic ToolBy Maya RochatMeta/Books, 2016.
This week's Book of the Week pick comes from Kohei Oyama who has selected A Plastic Tool by Maya Rochat from Meta/Books.