Title: NOISE Photographer: Kumi Oguro Publisher: Le Caillou Bleu Date of publication: September 2008 Place of publication: Brussels, Belgium Pages: 64 Dimensions: 24 x 17.5 cm ISBN: 9782930537009 Someone once said about one of my works, “This photograph has noise” – the white noise of interference, disturbing the beautiful music on the radio. You don’t know what it really is, but it’s there in the background, making you feel anxious, uneasy, getting on your nerves. Such noise keeps buzzing in my head like tinnitus. Its shape may change, little by little, but it will always be there in the images I create. My first book NOISE consists of the photographs created in the period between 2002 and 2008 and a text by Emmanuel d’Autreppe (Fr/Eng/Jp).
Title: PRECIOUS OBJECTS Photographer: Charles Mintz Publisher: King's Hill Press Date of publication: 2012 Pages: 60 Dimensions: 9.5x8x0.4 ISBN: 978-0985670009 Precious objects are things that people have had a long time that have some special meaning because of how they got them, who gave the things to them and/or how they have meaning today.They are usually of little monetary value and, if they were lost, would not or could not be replaced. I asked each participant to write 2-3 sentences about their choice. This is not an easy question for most people.
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: 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.
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.