Title: HORSEHEAD NEBULA Photographer: Matthieu Litt Publisher: Self-Published Date of publication: 2016 Pages: 128 + cover Dimensions: 160 x 195 mm Edition:300 ISBN: N/A Horsehead Nebula: Over there, there are so many horses that they don’t even bother to name them. This area of the Faristan, wild, unknown and so fantasied about, is a mix of beauty and harshness, landlocked between the trenches of the mountains. It’s a quest for the sublime, for distance, but also for the imagery and beliefs related to its pursuit. It’s like making a waking dream come true. Like catching the feelings of this terrestrial paradise, where the borders are as entangled as the mountain ranges that define them. It’s a state between imagination and conciseness, between the quest and the sense of already having seen these spaces where the people are forged by their environment. A hesitation between mirage and the reality of what is appearing on the horizon, probably because we are more open to being surprised.
Title: BLACK WATER BALLAD Photographer: Lucas Olivet Publisher: Editions JB, Geneva CH Date of publication: November 2016 Pages: 44 pages Dimensions: 190mm x 260mm Edition: 180, hand-signed & dated by the artist & accompanied by a text by Sarah Burkhalter ISBN: 978-2-8399-1941-8 This series of photographs is an invitation to a peaceful motion, the tranquility of a forest water. Human presence, which carries out small tasks according to the rays of the sun, reflects our relationship to the environment in all its simplicity. Photographed from the shore or from a canoe, the images of Lucas Olivet are the fruit of patient work.
Title: ANCHORS Photographer: Claudia den Boer Publisher: The Eriskay Connection Date of publication: 2016 Pages: 48 pages + Double Folding Cover Dimensions: 300mm x 300mm Edition: 350, hand-signed & dated by the artist ISBN: 9789492051226 With Anchors Den Boer shows that silence is very different from emptiness. The calm places shown in the book are attractively inviting but frightening at the same time. The book contains 24 images made between 2012 and 2015 on Dutch Islands, in small Belgian and Southern France villages, the New Mexican desert USA, the Tibetan Highlands and the Moroccan Sahara desert.Swiss bound hardcover, design by Rob van Hoesel, lithography by Colour&Books (Sebastiaan Hanekroot), printed at Zalsman (Zwolle, NL), binding by Geertsen (Nijmegen, NL).
Title: ONE SUN, ONE SHADOW Photographer: Shane Lavalette Publisher: Lavalette Date of publication: November 2016 Pages: 124 pages, hardcover, cloth bound Dimensions: 228.6mm x 2473.1mm (9x10.75 in.) Edition: 1500, hand-signed & dated by the artist ISBN: 978-0-9842973-4-4 “They are quiet pictures that build to a boisterous whole. They speak from the endlessly renewed place of the photographic expeditioner who loves the world and knows it’s a well that never runs dry.”
— Tim Davis
Shane Lavalette was commissioned by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta to create a new series of photographs for their 2012 exhibition, “Picturing the South.” Lavalette’s monograph, One Sun, One Shadow, is an extension of this body of work. Native to the Northeast, it was primarily through traditional music — the sounds of old time, blues, and gospel — that Lavalette had formed a relationship with the South. With that in mind, the region’s rich musical history became the natural entry point for this project and the resulting photographs. One Sun, One Shadow includes a text by artist and poet Tim Davis.
Shane Lavalette is an American photographer, an independent publisher and editor, and the director of Light Work. He holds a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University. Lavalette’s photographs have been exhibited widely, including at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Aperture Foundation, the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University, the Recontres d’Arles, and the Musée de l’Elysée; and are additionally contained within numerous private and public collections. In 2016, Lavalette published his first monograph, One Sun, One Shadow, and a solo exhibition of the same title was held at Robert Morat Galerie in Hamburg, Germany. Lavalette’s projects have been featured by theNew York Times, TIME, NPR, CNN, the Telegraph, Foam Magazine, and Hotshoe, among others; and his editorial work has accompanied stories in various publications, including the New York Times Magazine, the New Yorker,Bloomberg Businessweek, The Wire, Wallpaper*, Monocle, and the Guardian.