LA Art Book Fair

Copyright the photographers; Paul Schiek's "Dead Men Don't Look Like Me" (TBW Books), Dan Gluibizzi's "Folding Space"/Zefrey Throwell's "Pressing Time" (Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books), Nicolas Hoosteing's Matador (Etudes Books), Notes on Fulford's Raising Frogs for $$$ (The Ice Plant), Alec Soth & Brad Zellar's "Michigan" (Little Brown Mushroom), The LA Art Book Fair Catalog. I had an opportunity to attend the LA Art Book... Continue Reading →

Ken Schles – Oculus

Photographs copyright 2011 Ken Schles, published by Stichting Aurora Borealis The recent trend in photobooks seems to lean towards minimalism; all photographs without supporting text or captions. Ken Schles recent book Oculus is a refreshing change and his supporting essays are as interesting and challenging as are his photographs. As Schles states, “Oculus started with... Continue Reading →

Wintergarten LTD – Chinese Bondage in Peru – Volumes I, II, III

Copyright Wintergarten LTD 2012 Chinese Bondage in Peru is a trilogy of artists' books featuring a mashed-up collection of found photographs, printed matter and accompanying text organized around the vague fictitious narrative of a North American journalist's travels between the continents of Latin America andAsia.   While the title of the series is taken from an academic publication... Continue Reading →

Mitch Epstein – American Power

Mitch Epstein 2009 copyright courtesy Steidl I think one of the better photographed and designed photobooks to shed light on the complexities and the enormity of the environmental, economic, political and social issues of the production and consumption of energy is Mitch Epstein’s American Power, published in 2009 by Steidl. In reading Edward Burtynsky’s Oil,... Continue Reading →

Myles Haselhorst interview – Ampersand

  Ampersand, Portland, OR While in Portland, Oregon recently, I had the wonderful opportunity to meet up with Myles Haselhorst, the guy behind counter at Ampersand Vintage, a nice place to find both new and slightly read photobooks, gallery, vintage printed material and photographs, and most recently, Ampersand published books. Here are excerpts from our conversation; Hi Myles,... Continue Reading →

La Fabrica – Madrid Spain

La Fabrica Bookstore, Madrid, Spain 2011 copyright Douglas Stockdale A couple of months ago when I was preparing to spend a couple of nights in Madrid, some Facebook fans of The Photobook alerted me to the La Fabrica Bookstore located in downtown near the Museum de Prado. I did not make to their store in January, but I did visit it this week late... Continue Reading →

Jasper Howard – Photo Books International

Jasper Howard Copyright 2010 Douglas Stockdale Located near the heart of London is a quaint and almost quintessential London book seller, but with a wonderful focus that is exclusively on photobooks. This is a small, well organized and run book shoppe, just as I have imagined my distant relative John Stockdale, publisher and bookseller of Piccadilly in the late 1700's in London. Photo Books... Continue Reading →

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