Book Du Jour: Dai Kincho by Brett Davis

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Title of publication: Dai Kinchö
Name of artist: Brett Davis
Design: Nathaniel Grann and Jordan Swartz
Editor: Nathaniel Grann and Brett Davis
Press: Empty Stretch
Publication date: September 2014
Place of publication: New York, NY
Edition size: 100
Format: Softcover, saddle stitch
Size: 17.78cm x 25.4cm
Number of pages: 40 pages
Type of printing: Digital
Type of paper: Newsprint
Name of printer: Conveyor Arts
Number of pictures: 23
Price: $18 USD

Description of book: Davis, using an interesting technique to create his images and pulling from a wide source of Japanese influences, constructs a tale that is both explicit and soft-spoken about the troubles of finding ones own sexuality within a culture that isn’t ready to address it themselves.

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SPBH ♥ Harold Diaz

Harold Diaz

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SPBH ♥ Jess Smith

Jess Smith

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SPBH ♥ Fred Lahache

Fred Lahache

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Book Du Jour: Centro by Felipe Russo

Title of publication: CENTRO
Name of artist: Felipe Russo
Additional contributor/s: Guilherme Wisnik  ( Writer )
Design: Beatriz Matuck and Felipe Russo
Editor: Felipe Russo
Series name: None
Press: Ipisis Gráfica
Publication date: 2014
Place of publication: São Paulo, Brazil
Edition size: 1000
Format: Softcover with slipcase
Size: 27 x 22cm
Number of pages: 64
Type of printing: Offset
Type of paper: Munken Lynx
Name of printer: N/A
Number of pictures: 21
Price: 40 US

Description of book: CENTRO is a personal exploration of São Paulo’s downtown district. Both the images and the objects photographed are a direct result of transformation. The city is seen empty and like an archeologist Felipe searches for what was left behind. Objects and man made construction are the material where the photographer looks for order and evidence. The city becomes a space of silence where matter seems to have its own vitality and the smallest mark gains meaning and significance. It is seen as an accumulation of constructed objects that gain value for what they are for their physicality and for what they become when photographed.

The best thing about self-publishing: Being involved in the hole process of making the book.

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