Title: JMZ Photographer: Arseni Khamzin Date of publication: 2015 Place of publication: Montreal, Canada Publisher: Self published Dimensions: 14.6 x 22.5cm Pages: 44 Edition size: 100 hand-numbered
For JMZ, I walked through the streets of my neighborhood in inner-city Brooklyn and photographed the objects, spaces, and people I encountered along the way. Looking closely at the material relationships and surfaces that constituted the city, I used photography to try to understand the urban landscape around me and to convey the sense of awe, wonder, and confusion that I was feeling in this landscape.
Title: THE FLOODS Photographer: Joseph Wright Publisher: Self-Published & Date of publication: 2015 Pages: 50 pages + custom sleeve Dimensions: 210 x 297 mm Edition: 2nd Edition of 100 ISBN: 978-0993089206 The Floods series of photographic work takes the reader on a part autobiographical, documentary and environmental journey exploring the antithesis of the English pastoral landscape. The often overlooked, unnoticed or ignored wooded places that are passed by as we go about our lives; scruffy patches in the corner of fields, by the roadside, behind industrial estates, all remnants of a once heavily wooded and valued countryside – forming parts of the edgelands; land now abandoned with no perceived use.
Every book is personally signed and hand bound by Joseph, thereby completing the creation of work from his initial moment of seeing.
Title: NOS FEUX NOUS APPARTIENNENT Photographer: Marine Lanier Publisher: Co-Publication between Poursuite Éditions (Paris/Arles) & Éditions JB (Genève) & Date of publication: 2016 Pages: 80 pages, relié, offset quadri + cover Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm Edition:N/A ISBN: 978-2-918960-93-5 Nos feux nous appartiennent (“The Fires That Bind Us”) gathers together different series that have been echoing each other. This collection explores the theme of the clan and by extension the concept of belonging, through the narratives that run through it and the remote imaginary places that family legends recount.
(…)I come from a family of gardeners, landscapers, plant breeders, horticulturists, and florists. For five generations the men of my clan have organized space, and sought to maintain and discipline it. They have pruned trees, carried off and burned plant waste; kept a watchful eye over fires; towed away roots; raked the leaves of yards littered with gravel; planted hedges; delivered flowers; adorned funerals, baptisms, birthdays and weddings; and participated in all the rituals that shape lives. The scent of orange blossoms has a transfixing effect on our family. Its perfume leaves us stunned and brings to mind withered flowers, green moss, sheared stems, and rising sap.
Fire is the crux of this structure. It is a highly symbolic catalyst that acts as a rallying force. The landscapes of Armenia are made up of great charred deserts, military viewpoints that are depopulated of bellicose events. They are places of gunshots and lookouts, spots from which shots are fired. We see my brother’s soot-covered face (...)
Title: GET SOME Photographer: Shawn Campbell Publisher: Self-Published Date of publication: 2016 Pages: 95 pages + insert Dimensions: 222 x 305 mm Edition:50, hand-signed & numbered ISBN: NA One day I told myself that I needed to document our lives. There is something different about us. A simple 35mm point-and shoot camera with a built-in flash helped me document the critical moments that were occurring in and around my life. I just started shooting rolls and rolls of film. By capturing the habits, associations, indecencies, deviances, and freedoms we have experienced, I am able to record the moments that define us. The photographs are crude and raunchy but show a experience that can't be displayed in any other way.
Title: UCP Photographer: Laura Hospes Publisher: Lecturis Date of publication: 2016 Pages: 84 pages + Hard Cover Dimensions: 190mm x 240mm Edition: 1000, First Edition, hand-signed & dated by the artist ISBN: 978-94-6226-190-7 On 1 April 2015, Laura Hospes found herself in the UCP, a psychiatric ward of the hospital, after a suicide attempt. From the very first day she kept a visual record of herself with her camera, because talking was simply too difficult.With her monochrome, high contrast photos she shared her story with the world around her, which helped her to feel less lonely. The period, that lasted over eight months, resulted in an extended series about a young woman teetering on the brink of a conscious death.Laura decided to make a book of the series, to let the world see and more importantly feel her story. And so the book UCP was created, 1.5 years after this first suicide attempt.