2014

Gabriele Croppi – New York: Metaphysics of the Urban Landscape

Gabriele Croppi – New York: Metaphysics of the Urban Landscape

Throughout the 20th century we have seen every form of landscape, nude, and other genre captured in gelatin silver and platinum prints by scores of brilliant artists. But to produce innovative black-and-white images in the 21st century that reveal something fresh and exciting is indeed very difficult. Moreover, to find an artist who is capturing photographs of New York City,…
Hiroshi Sugimoto: Dioramas

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Dioramas

Hiroshi Sugimoto (born 1948) began his four-decade-long series Dioramas in 1974, inspired by a trip to the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Surrounded by the museum’s elaborate, naturalistic dioramas, Sugimoto realized that the scenes jumped to life when looked at with one eye closed. Recreated forestry and stretches of uninhabited land, wild, crouching animals against painted backgrounds…
Rod Berry: Toys & Pussy Girls

Rod Berry: Toys & Pussy Girls

You’re probably thinking Rod Berry, who’s that? Yes, you’re right, it’s a pseudonym; we can’t publish his real name. Rod Berry mainly lives in eastern Germany and has been doing erotic photography for several years. Rod likes to experiment, and strives to capture the perfect blend of voyeurism and exhibitionism. His work stimulates the imaginations of model, photographer, and viewer…
Anthony Friedkin: The Gay Essay

Anthony Friedkin: The Gay Essay

For more than forty years, American photographer Anthony Friedkin (b. 1949), creating full-frame black-and-white images, has documented people, cities, and landscapes primarily in his home state of California. During the culturally tumultuous years of 1969 and 1970, Friedkin made a series of photographs that together offer an eloquent and expressive visual chronicle of the gay communities of Los Angeles and…
Vivian Maier: A Photographer Found

Vivian Maier: A Photographer Found

The definitive monograph of American photographer Vivian Maier, exploring the full range and brilliance of her work and the mystery of her life, written and edited by noted photography curator and writer Marvin Heiferman; featuring 250 black-and-white images, color work, and other materials never seen before; and a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman. Vivian Maier’s story—the…
Larry Fink: The Beats

Larry Fink: The Beats

In the late 50s after an unsuccessful stint in college, master photographer Larry Fink dropped out and began an odyssey of hitchhiking through America. Starting out in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and moving on to Chicago, Larry travelled eastward through Cincinnati and finally back to his native soil on Long Island where his family waited with dismayed but open arms. Clearly…
Elliott Erwitt: Regarding Women

Elliott Erwitt: Regarding Women

Photographic master Elliott Erwitt has created many noteworthy portraits of womankind over the years. In Regarding Women he presents us with an exceptional collection composed (almost) exclusively of black-and-white female portraits. This volume is Erwitt’s evocative personal tribute to female strength, intelligence, and beauty. The archival material spans several generations, with many images not previously published or rarely seen before.…
Christine Turnauer: Presence

Christine Turnauer: Presence

Christine Turnauer is a seeker, a wanderer between the worlds. She has been interested in the individuality and diversity of people since her childhood. For her, they are like snowflakes. We all know what it is like to intuitively understand a person, to comprehend someone at a glance, as lovers do. On her extended journeys Turnauer tries to capture this…
Russell James: Angels

Russell James: Angels

Russell James’s photographs of the female form have become iconic representations of beauty and sensuality that are unparalleled in popular culture. The list of his subjects includes many of the world’s most beautiful woman, such as headline names Gisele Bündchen, Adriana Lima, Rihanna, and Alessandra Ambrosio, to name a few. This ample volume offers an unprecedented and personal view into…
Billy Name: The Silver Age: Black and White Photographs from Andy Warhol’s Factory

Billy Name: The Silver Age: Black and White Photographs from Andy Warhol’s Factory

This breathtaking tome is the definitive and comprehensive collection of Billy Name’s black-and-white photographs from Warhol’s Factory. Name’s photographs from this period (1964–68) are one of the most important photographic documents of any single artist in history. Name lived in a tiny closet at the Factory. He was responsible for the legendary “silverizing” of the space using aluminum paint and…
Stephen Shames: Bronx Boys

Stephen Shames: Bronx Boys

“The Bronx has a terrible beauty, stark and harsh, like the desert. At first glance you imagine nothing can survive. Then you notice life going on all around. People adapt, survive, and even prosper in this urban moonscape of quick pleasures and false hopes. Often I am terrified of the Bronx. Other times it feels like home. My images reflect…
Wynn Bullock: Revelations

Wynn Bullock: Revelations

Wynn Bullock was one of the most significant photographers of the mid-twentieth century. A close friend of influential West Coast artists Ansel Adams and Edward Weston and a contemporary of Minor White and Frederick Sommer, Bullock created work marked by a distinct interest in experimentation, abstraction, and philosophical exploration. Bullock’s photography received early recognition in 1941, when the Los Angeles…
Eddy Van Wessel – The Edge Of Civilization

Eddy Van Wessel – The Edge Of Civilization

Photojournalist Eddy Van Wessel has journeyed time and again to conflicted regions in order to document the lives of people and refugees there. Bosnia, Gaza, Chechnya, Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria have all been the subject of his award-winning photographs. This book offers an intimate and confronting look into the world of a conflict photographer. Through raw commentary, Van Wessel addresses…
Christopher Thomas – Paris: City of Light

Christopher Thomas – Paris: City of Light

Imagine an entirely empty Champs-Elysees, or the Eiffel Tower minus the lines of tourists waiting to ascend. By taking advantage of the late night and early morning hours of a notoriously busy city, Christopher Thomas is able to capture familiar sights devoid of people. Using a large format camera, long exposures, and the last of his remaining duotone Polaroid film,…
Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album-vintage Prints from the Sixties

Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album-vintage Prints from the Sixties

Lying hidden away in Dennis Hopper’s home until their discovery months after the artist’s death in 2010, this collection of spectacular photographs, exhibited only once in 1969 – 70 at the Fort Worth Art Center Museum, is a testament to Hopper’s prolific and enormous talent behind the camera. These photographs are spontaneous, intimate, poetic, observant, and decidedly political. While some…
Alec Soth: Georgia Dispatch

Alec Soth: Georgia Dispatch

Over two sweltering, bug-swarming weeks in July 2014 the LBM Dispatch crew (superbly assisted by Stephen Milner and Brett Schenning) covered 2,400 miles in Georgia, exploring the State’s diverse landscapes, histories, and narratives that were alternately harrowing and inspiring. From the Civil War to the last beleaguered Gullah Geechee community on Sapelo Island, the result is a sort of see-sawing…
Xavier Guardans: Windows

Xavier Guardans: Windows

Windows is the debut volume of photographer Xavier Guardans (born 1954), produced in 2006 while exploring the Kenyan wilderness. These black-and-white portraits of individuals from a variety of Kenyan tribes–including Turkana, Samburu, Masai, Rendille, Gabra and Pokot–were shot through the window of Guardans’ Toyota Land Cruiser. The background is empty (only bright white light outlines each individual), while the dark…
Laurent Baheux: The Family Album of Wild Africa

Laurent Baheux: The Family Album of Wild Africa

Within Laurent Baheux lies a burning desire to preserve nature’s primitive spectacle and take action for the protection of animals, which he does by breathing soul and individuality into his subjects. In The Family Album of Wild Africa, he portrays the intimate bond between the mammals of the Dark Continent and the human race. By emphasising an expression or a posture,…
Jose Diniz: Periscope

Jose Diniz: Periscope

For eight years, photographer Jose Diniz searched the Brazilian coastline as a castaway. All the way from Maranhão to Rio Grande do Sul – extending through Uruguay – he captured images of people, buildings, the horizon and the sea always from a particular perspective: facing, under or over the water. Contrary to what many might think, Diniz did not use…
The Way We Were: The Photography of Julian Wasser

The Way We Were: The Photography of Julian Wasser

This long-overdue monograph presents an astonishing panorama of a bygone Los Angeles from photographer Julian Wasser. Some of the images are very well known–Joan Didion leaning against a Corvette Stingray in Hollywood, 1968; Marcel Duchamp playing chess at his seminal 1963 Pasadena exhibition–while many others, such as Barbara Hershey and David Carradine in bed in their Laurel Canyon house, Jack…