Jenny Riffle – Scavanger

Copyright 2015 Jenny Riffle Photographer: Jenny Riffle (born WA, resides Seattle, WA, USA) Publisher: Zatara Press (USA) Essays: None Text: English Stiffcover book, glued binding, four-color lithography, two gate folds, Photographic Index, printed in Virginia (USA) Photobook designer: Not stated Notes: Documentary style photographic project by Riffle, a visual biography of an individual who is on a quest for treasures, but... Continue Reading →

Nancy Baron – The Good Life > Palm Springs

Copyright 2014 Nancy Baron Photographer: Nancy Baron (born IL, resides CA, USA) Publisher: Kehrer Verlag (Germany) Essays: Nancy Baron, Aline Smithson & Donald Wexler Text: English Hardcover book with tipped in image, sewn binding, four-color lithography, printed in Germany Photobook designer: Katharina Stumpf Notes: Baron investigates an eccentric, if not at times surreal, city and the lifestyle of a smattering... Continue Reading →

Janire Najera – Moving Forward, Looking Back

Copyright 2015 Janire Najera Photographer/author: Janire Najera (born Spain, resides Spain & UK) Landscape photographer (panoramas): Matt Wright Published & copyright: 2015 Publisher: Spain Arts & Culture (Spanish Embassy) in conjunction with Editorial RM (Spain) Essays: Janire Najera, Orlando Romero, David Roybal, Alexander King Text: English & Espana (Spanish) Hardcover book, sewn binding, four-color lithography, printed in Spain... Continue Reading →

Photobook Independent this weekend in LA

This weekend in LA is the initial Photobook International that will occur in conjunction with Photo Independent and Paris Photo LA. The opening night premiere party and exhibition preview is Friday, May 1, 5-10pm and the exhibition is Sat 11am - 7pm and Sunday 11am - 6pm. Both Photobook Independent and Photo Independent will be... Continue Reading →

Alec Soth & Brad Zellar – Michigan

Copyright the artists 2012, LBM Dispatch #3: Michigan, published by Little Brown Mushroom A couple of years ago at the LA Art Book Fair I acquired LBM Dispatch issue #3; Michigan, published by Little Brown Mushroom (aka LBM), an unusual zine that is the brain-child of Alec Soth (photographer) and Brad Zellar (writer). I had... Continue Reading →

Hyunjin Kim – Even Your Ears

Copyright Hyunjin Kim, courtesy Farewell Books Similar to the previous Farewell book that I recently reviewed of Noriko Takazawa’s Sensation, Kim Hyunjin’s Even Your Ears is a study in contextual minimalism, with the book’s title as the only clue for the accompanying photographs. This book does not have an introduction, artistic statement, captions or accompanying... Continue Reading →

Simon Roberts on Editing

Another little gem that Jorg Colberg pointed me to, was the article that Simon Roberts had complied about editing, both about his recent book Motherland (Russia) and about the process of editing in general. A thoughtful & recommended read for those who are wrestling with the process of editing one's larger body of work into something meaningful.... Continue Reading →

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