Photo Books

Rudi – Discovering the Weissenstein Archive

Rudi – Discovering the Weissenstein Archive

Rudi Weissenstein (1910 – 1992) was the most prominent chronicler of everyday life in the young state of Israel and his photographs are essential to understanding the country’s social history. Primarily taken between the 1930s and the 1970s, Weissenstein’s photographs capture a multifaceted Israel during the early years of its formation. After taking over Pri-Or PhotoHouse in Tel Aviv in…
Rafael Rojas: Timeless

Rafael Rojas: Timeless

“Timeless” is an exclusive monograph of fine art photography in black and white of the city of Venice, by fine artist Rafael Rojas, Master Hasselblad 2014 photographer. The photographic plates contained in the book tackle the subject matter from an artistic and strongly personal point of view, with the aim of transcending a merely documentary photographic approach to Venice. The…
The Dark Carnival: Portraits from the Endless Night

The Dark Carnival: Portraits from the Endless Night

For some, heaven will not be a perpetual dawn but rather an endless night – an eternity of the wild hours between dusk and sunrise.The Dark Carnival is a celebration of human beings given the rare space to play out their fantasy visions of themselves, the fleeting impressions of people dressed up for the glorious night caught in all their…
Robert Frank: Hold Still, Keep Going

Robert Frank: Hold Still, Keep Going

Hold Still, Keep Going is the long-awaited reprint of the catalogue to Robert Frank’s (born 1924) 2001 exhibition at the Museum Folkwang in Essen. Though the artist is best known for his seminal photobook The Americans (1959) and his experimental film Pull My Daisy (1959), until this publication, little scholarship existed on the intersection between Frank’s work in the disciplines…
Schilte & Portielje – Photoworks Beyond Reality Vol. II

Schilte & Portielje – Photoworks Beyond Reality Vol. II

Schilte&Portielje create subtle work with a magical aura that can not be read immediately. The large and small photographic images are black and white, with a gradated range of grey tones that seem to be drawn with chalk. By opting to work in black and white and through the strange magic whereby even the title offers no hint or clue,…
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,…
Edward Quinn: Riviera Cocktail

Edward Quinn: Riviera Cocktail

The French Riviera of the Fifties was an exciting place with much change in the air. Rock and roll and the bikini, existentialism and the atom bomb. Edward Quinn chronicled a playground that was influenced by international trends, but very much its own universe. On the Riviera every night was a party. Born in Dublin in 1920, Edward Quinn played…
John Witzig: A Golden Age: Surfing’s Revolutionary 1960s and ’70s

John Witzig: A Golden Age: Surfing’s Revolutionary 1960s and ’70s

Surfing’s formative period from 1965 to 1978, as shown through the most complete book of the iconic images of photographer John Witzig. Chronicling the great creative years in the evolution of surfing, the late 1960s and early ’70s, this engaging volume documents the revolutionary changes of the era—in board length, in surf style and technique—through the images of Australian photographer…
Meryl Meisler: Purgatory & Paradise: Sassy 70s Suburbia & the City

Meryl Meisler: Purgatory & Paradise: Sassy 70s Suburbia & the City

Paradise & Purgatory: SASSY ’70s Suburbia & The City juxtaposes intimate images of home life on Long Island alongside NYC street and night life – the likes of which have never been seen. Quirky, nostalgic and a bit naughty, it’s a genuine cultural capsule of a decade that captivates today’s generation. The photos and stories illustrate Meryl’s coming of age:…
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…
Richard Sandler: The Eyes of the City

Richard Sandler: The Eyes of the City

Timing, skill, and talent all play an important role in creating a great photograph, but the most primary element, the photographer’s eye, is perhaps the most crucial. In The Eyes of the City, Richard Sandler showcases decades’ worth of work, proving his eye for street life rivals any of his generation. From 1977 to just weeks before September 11, 2001,…
Josef Hoflehner: Retrospective 1975-2015

Josef Hoflehner: Retrospective 1975-2015

The worldwide recognition he has received attests to the tremendous impact of his work. This Austrian photographer, who has been shooting primarily, though not exclusively, in black and white for over 40 years, captures surreal moments in his photos. Reductions and overexposures help him discover special elements and draw both technical and substantive contrasts between the spectacular and the banal.…
Hiroh Kikai: Asakusa Portraits

Hiroh Kikai: Asakusa Portraits

The Asakusa quarter of Tokyo has a shady past–it was the home of some of Japan’s most notorious pleasure palaces. Today it embraces this history by remaining a steadfast holdout of independent culture, which encompasses traditional comedy theater and some of the most innovative burlesque in the world. Asakusa has long attracted bohemians who opt out of Japan’s contemporary consumer…
Igor Posner: Past Perfect Continuous

Igor Posner: Past Perfect Continuous

In 2006, Igor Posner returned to St. Petersburg, the city where he was born, for the first time in 14 years. Confronted by the shifting resonance of place and memory, the resulting pictures are fundamentally impressionistic, grasped through distances of time. This is a city half-seen and half-recollected, one version overlaid imperfectly on the other, mapping where the past and…
Vernier: Fashion, Femininity and Form

Vernier: Fashion, Femininity and Form

Eugene ‘Gene’ Vernier (1920–2011) worked as a fashion photographer for British Vogue from 1954 to 1967, during one of the most exciting periods in fashion history. Shooting of-the-moment looks from the likes of Christian Dior and Emilio Pucci and top models including Celia Hammond, Jean Shrimpton, and current Vogue creative director Grace Coddington, Vernier worked with some of the biggest…
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…
Berenice Abbott: Paris Portraits 1925–1930

Berenice Abbott: Paris Portraits 1925–1930

Abbott began her photographic career in Paris in 1925, taking portraits of some the most celebrated artists and writers of the day, including Marie Laurencin, Jean Cocteau, Peggy Guggenheim, Coco Chanel, Max Ernst, André Gide, Philippe Soupault and James Joyce. Within a year her work was exhibited and acclaimed. Paris Portraits 1925–1930 features the results of Abbott’s earliest photographic project…
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…
Herb Ritts: L.A. Style

Herb Ritts: L.A. Style

Herb Ritts: L.A. Style traces the life and career of the iconic photographer through a compelling selection of renowned, as well as previously unpublished, photographs and two insightful essays. Herb Ritts (1952–2002) was a Los Angeles-based photographer who established an international reputation for distinctive images of fashion models, nudes, and celebrity portraits. During the 1980s and 1990s, Ritts was sought…
Rose, c’est Paris: Bettina Rheims & Serge Bramly

Rose, c’est Paris: Bettina Rheims & Serge Bramly

Bettina Rheims and Serge Bramly’s Rose, c’est Paris is both a photographic monograph and a feature-length film on DVD. This extraordinary work of art, in two different but interlocking and complementary formats, defies easy categorization. For in this multi-layered opus of poetic symbolism, photographer Bettina Rheims and writer Serge Bramly evoke the City of Light in a completely novel way:…