Photographs

The photography book cover of Photographs by Jack Davison. In hardcover grey.

Photographs by Jack Davison. First edition (2019). Second printing. Large format hardback in new condition. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

About Photographs

Photographs by Jack Davison: A self-taught photographer, Davison makes pictures like a painter paints, using intuition and instinct to craft photographs that excavate the surreal and sensual from the fabric of daily life. Relying heavily on chiaroscuro and the power of photography to obscure as well as reveal, Davison’s unique, crafted approach to image-making oscillates from crisp, sharp details into dissolving mirages – the world inverted and submerged.

With their deep shadows and tight framing, the images in Photographs have an unmistakeably cinematic quality; each layered image leaves a breadcrumb trail of associations that extend far beyond it’s initial context. Despite Jack’s recent successes, he remains humble and all-encompassing in his photography, and the book indistinguishably shifts from staged, meticulous editorial setups to simple everyday occurrences, infused with mystery and depth.

Two recurring motifs in Davison’s work are the hand and the eye: here a clenched fist, there caressing a face; here glaring out from a billboard and elsewhere shimmering in a reflection. They represent a dynamic tension within Davison’s work, of seeing versus feeling, or the threshold between perception and imagination. The delicate sequence in Photographs hovers between these two states, creating a complex, soulful interpretation of the world through Jack’s enigmatic portraits, landscapes and still lifes.

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Song Flowers

The photography book cover of Song Flowers by Jack Davison. In hardcover black, white and brown.

Song Flowers by Jack Davison. First edition (2020). First impression. Large format hardback in new condition. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

About Song Flowers

Firstly, Song Flowers by Jack Davison, is a new body of work made in collaboration with Marni. Above all Jack Davison’s work is renowned for its dexterity, soulfulness and human spirit.

The Miao are one of the oldest ethnic groups in China and are globally renowned for their intricately handmade clothing and patterns. As well as imaginative local festivals and myths. As a key inspiration for Marni, Davison was invited by Francesco Risso to spend time in the pace of life and creativity in these rural communities. Therefore, Jack photographed everything from weavers to children, animals, cities and nature. Moreover, the lush tones of Davison’s work creates an interconnectivity between landscape and development, or between tradition and modernity. However; Davison’s images preoccupy themselves with the backdrops, workshops, faces and hands that shape Miao culture. In conclusion, Song Flowers eschews the intricate and grandiose to look at the intimate and everyday.

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Photographs

The photography book cover of Photographs by Jack Davison. In hardcover grey.

Photographs by Jack Davison. First edition (2019). First impression. Large format hardback in new condition. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

About Photographs

Photographs by Jack Davison: A self-taught photographer, Davison makes pictures like a painter paints, using intuition and instinct to craft photographs that excavate the surreal and sensual from the fabric of daily life. Relying heavily on chiaroscuro and the power of photography to obscure as well as reveal, Davison’s unique, crafted approach to image-making oscillates from crisp, sharp details into dissolving mirages – the world inverted and submerged.

With their deep shadows and tight framing, the images in Photographs have an unmistakeably cinematic quality; each layered image leaves a breadcrumb trail of associations that extend far beyond it’s initial context. Despite Jack’s recent successes, he remains humble and all-encompassing in his photography, and the book indistinguishably shifts from staged, meticulous editorial setups to simple everyday occurrences, infused with mystery and depth.

Two recurring motifs in Davison’s work are the hand and the eye: here a clenched fist, there caressing a face; here glaring out from a billboard and elsewhere shimmering in a reflection. They represent a dynamic tension within Davison’s work, of seeing versus feeling, or the threshold between perception and imagination. The delicate sequence in Photographs hovers between these two states, creating a complex, soulful interpretation of the world through Jack’s enigmatic portraits, landscapes and still lifes.

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People of the Mud

The photography book cover of People of the Mud by Luis Alberto Rodriguez. In slipcased hardcover brown.

People of the Mud by Luis Alberto Rodriguez, is a powerful new series by Berlin-based US artist Luis Alberto Rodriguez, made collaboratively amongst the communities of County Wexford in Ireland, where ancient tradition and modern life rub shoulders daily.

From GUP Magazine – “The suggested movements in the photographic work of Luis Alberto Rodriguez (b. 1980, United States) betray his background as a dancer. Perhaps only a dancer can know the human body in all its possible moves, poses and lines so intimately. People are frozen into images of barely contained energy. Like in his latest series The People of the Mud, where he examines Irish Cultural Heritage through the physicality of athletes – their pushing, shoving and hugging.”

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Restricted Residence

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Restricted Residence by Giles Price examines the relocation of Japanese citizens to Namie and Iitate, two towns exposed to extreme radioactivity following the catastrophic leak at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Despite the inconclusive scientific consensus of the long-term effects of radiation in the area, in 2017 the Japanese government began to reduce the exclusion zones and heavily financially incentivise residents to return to what were formerly bustling towns, with nearly 20,000 living and working there. Now, the area is eerily empty, with just a few hundred people brave enough to return. With the reactor still unrepaired and uninhabitable radiation hotspots scattered across the landscape, some believe these areas will not be safe for 50 years or longer.

Restricted Residence employs thermal technology often used in medicine and industrial surveying, to render the everyday landscapes of Namie and Iitate surreal and inverted. With an accompanying essay by environmental writer Fred Pearce, Restricted Residence attempts to illustrate the hidden stresses on those affected by the nuclear disaster, while raising questions about the broader impact of manmade catastrophes upon our fragile environment.

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Homes

Homes by Harley Weir shows photographs made between 17 and 28 October 2016 in the migrant and refugee camps of Calais. Taken immediately before and during the clearing of this provisional settlement, Weir’s images bear witness to the humanity and ingenuity of those living there – constructing the domestic and familiar against a backdrop of displacement.

The photographs show us the homes and private spaces of the camp. In the face of oppression and indifference from those most poised to provide assistance, Homes shows a stubborn commitment to the small, personal spaces of humanity within the Calais camp.

Homes was initially published in November 2016 to raise awareness and funds during the brutal dismantling of the Calais camps and relocation of refugees. The initial run of 500 copies sold within five days, raising €10,000 for La Cimade. In 2018, the situation still persists in Calais but under greater conditions of precariousness and violence. Without organised infrastructure, migrants and aid workers are intimidated and harassed by French police, while access to running water, basic sanitation and healthcare are scarce.

With the need to raise the visibility of the continued migrant situation in Calais, our reprint of Homes will donate a percentage of proceeds to charities still active in protecting and defending the human rights in the area.

This second edition of Homes also contains three new unseen images and was published to coincide with a large-scale exhibition of the work at Brighton Photo Biennial,  28 September–28 October 2018.

Harley Weir (1988, London) is a British photographer known for creating intimate images in both her personal work and acclaimed editorial and fashion career. Recent projects include her first monograph Paintings (Loose Joints 2017),  photobook Function (Baron 2018) and solo exhibition Boundaries (FOAM Amsterdam 2016).

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Photographs

The photography book cover of Photographs by Jack Davison. In hardcover grey.

Photographs by Jack Davison. First edition (2019). First impression. Signed to the front end page by Jack Davison (see images). Large format hardback in new condition. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

About Photographs

Photographs by Jack Davison: A self-taught photographer, Davison makes pictures like a painter paints, using intuition and instinct to craft photographs that excavate the surreal and sensual from the fabric of daily life. Relying heavily on chiaroscuro and the power of photography to obscure as well as reveal, Davison’s unique, crafted approach to image-making oscillates from crisp, sharp details into dissolving mirages – the world inverted and submerged.

With their deep shadows and tight framing, the images in Photographs have an unmistakeably cinematic quality; each layered image leaves a breadcrumb trail of associations that extend far beyond it’s initial context. Despite Jack’s recent successes, he remains humble and all-encompassing in his photography, and the book indistinguishably shifts from staged, meticulous editorial setups to simple everyday occurrences, infused with mystery and depth.

Two recurring motifs in Davison’s work are the hand and the eye: here a clenched fist, there caressing a face; here glaring out from a billboard and elsewhere shimmering in a reflection. They represent a dynamic tension within Davison’s work, of seeing versus feeling, or the threshold between perception and imagination. The delicate sequence in Photographs hovers between these two states, creating a complex, soulful interpretation of the world through Jack’s enigmatic portraits, landscapes and still lifes.

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Congregation

Congregation by Sophie Green is a celebration of Southwark’s Aladura Spiritualist African churches and congregations. Often referred to as “white garment” churches, Green’s images engage with rarely-documented dynamic communities who unite each weekend for Sunday service.

Aladura is a denomination of Christianity predominantly practised by Yoruba Nigerians, and in the last 40 years has become a ubiquitous part of London life – particularly in Southwark, which has the highest concentration of African churches outside the continent. Congregation observes a rich tapestry of worshippers and Sunday services, which are spoken in Yoruba and form a key social meeting point and place of cultural solidarity between African Londoners.

Congregation asks questions about how individuals find collective identity and power within subcultures, and how cultural practice is assimilated into modern global contexts: traditional dress, food and customs rub up against modern technology and fashion, while devotional interiors colourfully fill the hidden, often industrial spaces that churches inhabit. Green also engages directly with individuals through collaborative, posed portrait sessions and photographic workshops which serve to empower and engage with members of each congregation and their faith. Mixed in with naturalistic images of men, women and children, these stylised portraits highlight the performance of identity and communality that underpins religious practice.

Sophie Green (b. 1991) is a British social documentary & portrait photographer. Her work often explores communities drawn together by mutual circumstance, and the glue that unites these individuals together as a collective, including Afro hair salons, banger & stock car racing and Traveller groups. Green recently won the Creative Review Zeitgeist 2018 award and was selected for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018. She has photographed for Time Magazine, the Financial Times, the Guardian, Vogue and many more. Congregation is her second book.

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Busy Living

Busy Living by Coco Capitan is the accompanying book for the Spanish artist’s first major European exhibition. It includes essays and accompanying texts which are in both French and English throughout.

Coco Capitan is an eclectic artist who embraces creativity. Working in a variety of different mediums she embraces all different styles all whilst still remaining distinctly herself. Busy Living brings together all of her different approaches to making work and as a whole, they begin to show how she functions and understands this tremulous modern society.

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Grey Cobalt

Grey Cobalt by Felicia Honkasalo bases itself around a collection of artefacts steeped in the landscape and history of her native Finland. In a sequence of delicately arranged images, Grey Cobalt contains both a meditation on the legacy left by her metallurgist grandfather and a larger, sweeping narrative of how different orders of time and memory impress themselves upon the land, like a palimpsest. Now ‘rearranged and newly ordered, like a cabinet of curiosities’, together these images form a tactile experience of a lost world. Honkasalo creates multiple narratives from seemingly disparate objects, forming alternative cosmologies from her own observations and sense of the distant past. A selection of notes written by Felicia’s grandfather, and expanded upon by herself, are included as epilogue and reflection upon the book and the objects exhibited; a musing on the historical moment in which they were created and the present they in turn disrupt.

Through this sequence of images juxtaposing and complimenting one another, Grey Cobalt obliquely connects personal, historical and geological traces across space and time. An accompanying long form prose piece by Ada Smailbegovic expands these traces further, using images and a fragmentary style to conjure an invisible world of objects and places.

Felicia Honkasalo (b. 1986) gained a Masters degree from the Time and Space department at the Academy of Arts Helsinki in 2016 and her BA from the University of the Arts London. Her works have been shown in Finland, Germany and the UK and are included in private and public collections, in Finland and abroad. In 2019 she will be a resident at ISCP in New York. Honkasalo is also part of the collective Honkasalo-Niemi-Virtanen. Grey Cobalt is her first book.

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