500 photobook reviews and counting!

Paul Kranzler & Andrew Phelps, The Drake Equation Late last month when we published our review of Paul Kranzler & Andrew Phelps photobook The Drake Equation, we also officially published our 500th photobook review. Wowzier!! I had started this book review blog in 2008 and little did I know that it would continue onward for another 10... Continue Reading →

Julia Borissova – Let Me Fall Again

Let Me Fall Again, Julia Borissova, Copyright 2018 Artist: Julia Borissova (born Talinn, Estonia, resides St. Petersburg, RU) Self-Published: St Petersburg, Russia Essay, Julia Borissova Text: Russian, English Stiffcover book, handsewn binding, stitching, inserts, gate-folds, First edition of 239, hand-made in Russia Photobook designer: Julia Borissova Notes: It was not until I had a chance to spend time... Continue Reading →

NY Art Book Fair – Coming soon!

NY Art Book Fair Printed Matter, Inc. presents THE NY ART BOOK FAIR September 21-23, 2018 Preview: Thursday, September 20, 6-9pm Purchase your preview ticket here. Printed Matter Members receive free entry to the preview. Please present your membership card at the door. To join as a Member, click here.   Free entrance HOURS AND... Continue Reading →

Melissa Lazuka – Song of the Cicadas

Song of the Cicadas, Melissa Lazuka, Copyright 2018 Artist: Melissa Lazuka (born Cleveland, OH, resides Chardon, Ohio) Self-Published, Ohio Without essays, pagination or captions Text: English Hardcover book, leporello binding, photographs & paper ephemera, hand-made, limited edition 1/1 in a series of 25, USA Photobook concept & designer: Melissa Lazuka Notes: I met Melissa Lazuka while reviewing... Continue Reading →

Artist books – challenge of multiples

Melissa Lazuka, Song of the Cicadas, copyright 2018 One of the pleasures I derive from being a Portfolio Reviewer for various events is that my experience as Editor of this Journal attracts individuals who are either in the midst of creating a photobook or may have recently developed one. Such was the case recently when... Continue Reading →

Cathy Immordino – Through The Looking Glass

Artist: Cathy Immordino (born Eden Prairie, MN & resides Los Angeles, CA) Self-Published, USA, 2017 Text: English Soft cover, hand printed & PVA binding, leporello design, cyanotype printing, Edition 20 Artist book concept & designer: Cathy Immordino Notes: In Lewis Carol’s fantasy novel Through the Looking Glass, the reader embarks on a curious journey that takes... Continue Reading →

Ellen Korth – Fabric of Time

Artist: Ellen Korth (b. The Hague, Netherlands – resides Deventer (Netherlands) & Nordhorn (Germany) Self-Published 2018 and developed in collaboration with Castle (Kasteel) Twickel (Netherlands) (see exhibition photo below), signed and numbered Edition of 50 Text: English Poetry: Pablo Nerudo Stiff cover, rolled, artist printed on 14-gram Japanese Awagami double-layered paper, and then bottom layer removed, Japanese... Continue Reading →

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