It is business as usual with just a couple of changes
As the country comes out of lockdown, we are returning to shipping orders Monday to Thursdays, however cut off times on those days remains at 9am to meet collection deadlines. You can of course order at any time, but your order will be held over until the next shipping day.
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New titles in stock
I have collected from photographer Paul Hart signed copies of the three books in his Fenland trilogy, we are only selling the signed books as a set. In these three beautifully produced books Recleimed, Drained and Farmed, Hart uses tradional analogue processes and darkroom techniques to document and capture the very essence of Britains fen's. As Francis Hodgson says in his insightful introductory essay to Drained: “Paul Hart is a photographer interested in the slow harvesting of hidden truth from the ordinary places that most of us pass by … (his) placid, formally peaceful landscape is pregnant with stories that lurk in the mud or the mist. Priced at £110 for the signed set.
Stephen Gill has found a few copies of his highly sought after book Hackney Wick from 2005, these signed copies are original and brand new, however they were intially rejected by Stephen as seconds because the printing in the spine is slighly off centre and small parts or the ink line is missing. We are talking millimeters here, if you order ine of these books you will not be dissappointed with the minor error. Because of its scarcity I am also limiting this book to 1 copy per customer. Stephen Gill's Last book Pillar has had a second printing and signed copies are now available, I have also topped up on some of Stephen's limited Print Edition Book, see below. Hackney Wick £110, Pillar £60.
I also have signed copies of Richard Hall's self published book Caythorpe & Frieston in Lockdown. This is one of the best photographic project I have seen to date taken during the UK lockdown. Hall wanted a photographic project that would get him out of the house and meet other people whilst conforming to the UKs lockdown regulations and maintaining social distancing. Hall's series of Doorstep Portraits begain as a series of a dozen or so local families in the village where he lived, photographed at their garden gate or front door; that is until word got around on social media. Hall would set off in the morning with his camera and prearranged list of appointsment, returning home several hours later with his growing portfolio of images. Between the 3rd April and 10th May, Richard Photographed 150 families within the rural Lincolnshire parish of Caythorpe and Frieston. £25
We only have a few copies left of the the long overdue reprint of Paul Graham's first book, A1 - The great North Road. Despite the UK having a vibrant photographic scene at the time, there were only handful of monographic books - Chris Killip and Martin Parr had one each - and no dedicated publishers or distributors. Graham had to self-publish A1, but as the first colour book, it had a startling impact on British photography. Uniting the tradition of social documentary with the fresh approach of new colour, A1 - The Great North Road was transformative on photography in the UK and paved the way for a new generation of British colour photographers to emerge, from Nick Waplington to Anna Fox, Richard Billingham to Tom Wood. This important title from 1983 is highly sought after with original copies priced between £300 and £3000, I expect all copies of this new Mack edition to sell out quickly signed and unsigned. Signed copies of A1 will have a signed colour photograph tipped inside the rear cover. Signed copies £50
There are only have a few signed copies of Alessandra Sanguinetti’s The Illusion of An Everlasting Summer @ £60 Ron Jude's 12 Hz £60 and Tra l'altro 1976-81- images Selected from Guido Guidi's archive by Marcello Galvani, £75, and the signed copies of second Mack printing of Soth's Sleeping by the Mississippi £50 and Shore's Transparencies £80 are nearly gone too.
I was saddened a couple of weeks ago to here of the passing of one of the great documentary photographers Chris Killip, best known for his book In Flagrante, Killip said of this book“History is what’s written, my pictures are what happened.” Killip published several other books of images taken in the North of England, Ireland, and Isle of Man from whence he came. His death has prompted a spike in sales of Killip books please see below titles currently in stock.
Stephen Gill is one of the UK's leading contemporary photographers who has been publishing his own books since 2005 under the imprint Nobody Books. I I have Know Stephen since 2004 shortly after his book Field Studies was published, and have followed his career with interest ever since, his energy and ideas seem to be limitless. He is proberly best known for his projects in and around Hackney, although his work much wider than that. The list of his awards and exhibitions is extensive. I probably carried the biggest selection of Stephen Gill titles of any bookstore or gallery, titles in stock are listed below.
Finally in late August we received the fifth set of books in the Nazraeli Press One Picture Book 2 Series, each book is limited to 500 numbered copies and contains a signed print approx.. 5 x 7. The OPB2 series is building into a substantial collection of photobooks from some of the great and up and coming photographers of our time. With about two sets a year if anyone would still like to commit to subscribing to this series email me to discuss cost and availability. The new books are Notre Dam de Paris by Michael Kenna, Untitled #11856-0820 by Tod Hido, A Walk Through a Bamboo Grove by David H. Gibson and Captains of the Dead Sea by Alia Malley. Again these titles sell out quickly so advanced orders are required.
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