Nathan Lyons – In Pursuit of Magic

Review by Wayne Swanson • Are you fluent in photography? Not f-stops and apertures. Not representational or abstract, fine art or documentary. Not Ansel or Robert Adams. Rather, do you understand the visual language of photography? For the late Nathan Lyons (1930 – 2016), the world was “a vast repertoire of signs that await being... Continue Reading →

Cristiano Volk – Sinking Stone

Review by Gerhard Clausing • This photobook by Cristiano Volk is all about the mysterious and historic Venice, Italy. It is a novel view of a place that has been incessantly photographed, resulting in zillions of predictable tourist snapshots that imitate tourism brochures. The city is built on islands, always poised to battle the surrounding... Continue Reading →

Charalampos Kydonakis – Warn’d in Vain

Review by Gerhard Clausing • As we know from history, the Greeks are distinguished seafarers and explorers, going back to ancient times. Part of the transmitted past is the story of Jason and the Argonauts, made famous by the poet Apollonius of Rhodes in the third century B.C.; their mythical task was to retrieve the... Continue Reading →

Eamonn Doyle – Made in Dublin

Review by Gerhard Clausing • This photobook is a delightful symphony, a cinematic kaleidoscope, and all of that to present a dynamic portrait of a city. Eamonn Doyle has his roots in photography and painting, as well as in music creation and production, and this certainly has greatly enhanced this special work, which combines his... Continue Reading →

Dotan Saguy – VENICE BEACH

Review by Melanie Chapman • For anyone who has ever visited Venice Beach in Southern California, comparisons to New York City’s Coney Island might not seem much of a conceptual stretch. Both are famous urban beachscapes that have been luring tourists from around the world for decades, both are celebrated more for the colorful locals... Continue Reading →

Louis Jay – Passing Fancies

Review by Gerhard Clausing • It is a pleasure to start 2019 with the presentation of such an attractive large-format photobook. Louis Jay, who worked as a commercial photographer for many years, has returned to his early love of photographing on the street, without succumbing to the clichés of street photography, but supplying streetscapes that... Continue Reading →

Todd Webb – I See a City: Todd Webb’s New York

  Photographer:  Todd Webb (1905-2000; born in Detroit, Michigan) Editor:  Betsy Evans Hunt Publisher:  Thames & Hudson, New York, NY; © 2017 Essays:  Sean Corcoran, Daniel Okrent, Betsy Evans Hunt Language:  English Sewn hardback with illustrated dust cover; 10 x 12 inches; 150 black-and-white images; 176 pages, paginated throughout; printed and bound in China Photobook... Continue Reading →

Daidō Moriyama – Record

Photographer:  Daidō Moriyama (born in Okeda, Osaka, and lives in Tokyo, Japan) Editor:  Mark Holborn Publisher:  Thames & Hudson, New York, NY; © 2017 Essay:  “The Headlights in My Eyes” by Mark Holborn Language:  English Sewn hardback with illustrated slipcase; 230+ images, of which some 50 are in color; 424 pages, paginated sections; printed and... Continue Reading →

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