BOOK DU JOUR: CAMPFIRE STORY FOR ONE BY KRISTINE WATHNE

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Title: Campfire Story for One
Artist: Kristine Wathne
Additional contributor: Non
Designer: Kristine Wathne
Editor: Kristine Wathne
Imprint: Self Published
Printer: Self Printed / Trondheim, Norway
Publication date and place: October 2015
Edition: 10
Format and binding: Softcover / Stapled
Size: 8.2 x 11.6 in. (21 x 29.7 cm)
Number of pages and images: 44 pages / 44 images
Type of printing and paper: Digital / semi gloss
Retail price: $23
Book Description: Campfire story for one contains a mix of staged and documentary photographs. The books explores the balance between the grotesque and pure beauty. My images is kind of “in you’re face”, documentary images that exposes for better or worse. Touching, offensive, provocative and disturbing at the same time. I am fascinated, for me the whimsical world i portray.
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SPBH ♥ CARISSA RODRIGUEZ

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Carissa Rodriguez

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BOOK DU JOUR: WELCOME TO LTP BY IRINA POPOVA

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Title: Welcome to LTP
Artist: Irina Popova
Additional contributor: Non
Designer: Dostoevsky Design
Editor: Irina Popova
Imprint: Dostoevsky Publishing
Printer: Aeroprint / Oude Kerk aan de Amstel, the Netherlands
Publication date and place: September 2015 / Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Edition: 500
Format and binding: Softcover / packed in metal net
Size: 4.7 x 6.2 in. (12 x 16 cm)
Number of pages and images: 96 pages / 48 images
Type of printing and paper: Offset / matt paper 130g
Retail price: €17
Book Description: It is a book about alcoholism. Most of us drink regularly, without any acknowledgement of our little habit as an addiction. This book will transport you to the bottom of this issue – to a strange place called the Labour Treatment Profilactorium for the Alcohol and Drug addicted. Before you can begin you must open a real metal cage, with the risk that you might damage yourself. Once inside you can open the tattooed skin of the front cover and begin your journey! The book is a surreal voyage, taking you through a closed space filled with artistic Soviet propaganda while also witnessing the occupants with their lost faces. You will read their postcards of postmodernist monologues and insane collages and get a taste of the endless set of rules that govern this place (including all the details of how to dispose of your body should the worst happen). Before you can leave the nightmare behind you must fill in the release form, where you will need to describe your own behaviour. And finally your journey is complete.
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SPBH ♥ ELAD LASSRY

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Elad Lassry

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BOOK DU JOUR: ARC BY ZOE CROGGON

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Title: Arc
Artist: Zoe Croggon
Designer: Amelia Leuzzi
Editors: Daniel Boetker-Smith / Justine Ellis / Dan Rule
Imprint: Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive / Perimeter Editions
Printer: Grenadier Press / Singapore
Publication date and place: September, 2015 / Melbourne, Australia
Edition: 500
Format and binding: Softcover / Perfect bound
Size: 8.2 x 11.8 in. (21 x 30 cm)
Number of pages and images: 80 pages
Type of printing and paper: Offset printing
Retail price: $35
Book Description: Arc’ by Zoe Croggon was the winner of the first Asia-Pacific Photobook Prize, organized by the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive, Perimeter Editions & Grenadier Press. Croggon’s work revolves around collage in its most economical and decisive form. She draws on found images mining the histories of modernist and minimalist architecture, dance, performance and sporting endeavour. ‘Arc’ considers the relationship between the kinetic body and its surroundings, contemplating our built environment and how its informs the cadences of our lives. Trained as a professional dancer the body has long been the focus of Croggon’s work; she brings the visceral experience of the trained body into stark counterpoint with modern architecture in unyielding, severe and rigorously functional compositions. The images in ‘Arc’ are created primarily from found photography, Croggon’s work studies texture, light, and form, examining the possibilities and limits of pictorial abstraction and metamorphosis.
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