1. shihlun:

    FACT 24: A Factory Quartet (1980)

    Design: Tony Wilson & Peter  Saville

    Photography: Tony Wilson (Polaroid)

     
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  3. Daisuke Yokota - Linger

    a-shimmer-of-books:

    Daisuke Yokota, Linger, 1ère édition, Akina Books, Londres, 2014.

    21 x 29,7 cm, 64 pages, 50 photographies noir et blanc, couverture souple, reliure japonaise, 300 exemplaires signés.

    + daisukeyokota.net

    + akinabooks.com

    This is one of the best books this year, but I don’t think you can tell from the pictures. Photobooks just aren’t the same at all in pictures, PDFs or videos online. The quality of the printing totally gets lost here, as does - of course - the feel of the paper.

     

  4. Der Greif - A Process

    Der Greif just had their very first exhibition, and they made a book around it (full disclosure: I’m a contributor). The basic idea behind Der Greif is simple: photographers send in photographs, which are then combined and arranged without the photographers’ input.

    This way, the promise of photography is explored in a very interesting way - almost pretending as if all of these images were found ones (something they’re clearly not). If you’re unfamiliar with Der Greif and are curious what can be done with photographs, check out the book. There also is a magazine.

    It’s initiatives like Der Greif, which have me hopeful about the state and future of photography.

     

  5. conscientious:

    I approach photobooks in all kinds of capacities (as a writer, teacher, etc.). But I sometimes think I’ve spent too much time with them, in the sense that I might not know what questions people have about photobooks. So I thought I’d “crowdsource” this: I want to collect questions (some of which…

    A little reminder…

     

  6. Crowdsourcing: Questions about photobooks

    I approach photobooks in all kinds of capacities (as a writer, teacher, etc.). But I sometimes think I’ve spent too much time with them, in the sense that I might not know what questions people have about photobooks. So I thought I’d “crowdsource” this: I want to collect questions (some of which might be frequently asked) so I can get a better feel for what should be addressed in reviews and/or articles about photobooks.

    If you have questions about photobooks (it doesn’t really matter whether you’re a photographer, a collector, or whatever else) please send them to jmcolberg at gmail.com. I’m not going to send out answers. Instead, I’ll collect the questions, and I’ll make sure to incorporate the answers in future writing.

    Thank you!

     

  7. "Silliness, shininess, filled with flops,
    with waxed chest and having anal sex
    Buoyant devices that will sink you,
    a creepy fecundity suggestive of erupting skin, simmering mud or sewage,
    a pietà-inspired homage to the King of Pop
    and his favorite monkey,
    a ridiculous marble sculpture
    depicting a bejeweled and barechested Staller
    The perfect Kardashian wedding centerpiece."
    — Carolina Miranda’s poem, assembled from various reviews of a Jeff Koons retrospective, really sums it all up: the art on display, and the various reactions to it.
     
  8. bostonreview:

    Reading the Supreme Court’s opinion in its unanimous decision striking down a Massachusetts law requiring a thirty-five foot buffer around abortion clinics is like entering another universe. In Chief Justice John Roberts’s rendering, the streets outside Planned Parenthood brim with tender, caring pamphleteers who just want women to know their options…”

    -Simon Waxman, "Justice Roberts Should Visit An Abortion Clinic"

     
  9. politics-war:

    A monk prays for an elderly man who had died suddenly while waiting for a train in Shanxi Taiyuan, China.

    (via hotsietozzi)

     
  10. broombergchanarin:

    Balloons

    (Source: hulu)

     
  11. weirdvintage:

    Just look at this “beautiful side dish” from Stouffer’s, 1970s (via Vintage Ads LJ)

    (the things photographs can do…)

     
  12. (Source: scorpiondagger)

     
  13. mikepetersphoto:

    The gang’s all here! @uniquephoto #gx7 #15lux #mikepeters

    This photo goes tremendously well with Chapter 3 in John Berger’s Ways of Seeing.

     

  14. "It’s all about A.D.T - attention to detail."
    — (via clientsfromhell)
     
  15. shihlun:

    Helmar Lerski, Metamorphosis Through Light, 1936.