Oath presents to the world a curated view of the sweeping frontier of contemporary African photography. We recognise the need to interpret the great scope of photography talent coming from across Africa by providing a much-needed platform for a diverse new generation of photographers. Our goal is to grant visibility to emerging photographers, celebrate overlooked archives, and champion talent. There is a vast amount of photographic output across the continent, yet the platforms through which to engage with it both on home soil and abroad are minimal.
It is our mission to support photographers and help tell their stories by being committed to delivering an exceptional print publication. By creating Oath to inspire and inform, we have in the processes built a strong platform that seeks to connect the photography community across Africa and to open a dialogue with global audiences. Oath is a leading authority on contemporary African photography. Our content is well-researched, carefully selected, and beautifully presented in print format. We are a valuable source of information to anyone interested in photography and more specifically to those working in the field of African photography. Oath published bi-annually and is based in Cape Town, South Africa.
IN LIMBO addresses our current state of being, suspended and in vacuum. This issue reflects on how we are experiencing the two main topics of our time — a global pandemic and social challenges — while looking at how this could be a fundamental chance to shift our questions on photography: stop asking ‘what photography is’ and start consciously talking about ‘what photography can do’ and ‘what we want photography to do’. Shortly, we are addressing the emotional limbo, the political limbo, the sudden silencing of all the background noise that put all of us still — and forced us to listen, and act. The contributions in Foam Magazine #57 In Limbo offer written and visual reflections on these questions, while opening much needed discussions around photography’s power and its responsibilities in a climate of crisis.
By encompassing themes such as representation, curatorial care and the human relationship with nature we hope to sow the seeds for conversations that will transform our perception and use of photography going forward. Next to portfolios by renowned artists includingAïdaMuluneh, Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, Wendy Red Star,Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa and VasanthaYogananthan,we are thrilled to present strikingworks by Widline Cadet, ThembinkosiHlatshwayo and postgraduate students of The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague. Text contributions, interviews and opinion pieces by leading practitioners such as Mariama Attah, Jaime Lowe, David Campany, Tanvi Mishra, Mark Sealy, Sunil Shah, Alec Soth and Deborah Willis reflect on photography’s crucial role within social movements, while reminding us of photography’s potential to offer solace and create communities.
CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS & WRITERS
Mariama Attah, Fabio Barile, Anders Birger, AtleBlekastad, Lewis Bush, Marcelo Brodsky, Widline Cadet, David Campany, Joseph Dodds, Thana Faroq, Marcel Feil, JakobGanslmeier, Kata Geibl, Hinde Haest, Taco Hidde Bakker, ThembinkosiHlatshwayo, PhelimHoey, Lena Holzer, Federica Iozzo, Marta Iwanek, BatuhanKeskiner, Antoinette de Jong & Robert Knoth, XaverKonneker, MirjamKooiman, Seba Kurtis, Lawrence Lek, Kim Knoppers, Jaime Lowe, LekgethoMakola, Anastasia Mityukova, Elisa Medde, Tanvi Mishra, AïdaMuluneh, Keiko Okamura, Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, Paola Paleari, Wendy Red Star, Jana Romanova, Aaron Schuman, Mark Sealy, Sunil Shah, Eugenie Shinkle, Alec Soth, M. Charlene Stevens, Alexa Vachon, Daniëlle van Ark, Claartje van Dijk, Deborah Willis, Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa, VasanthaYogananthan
298 pages Printed on selected specialised paper 300x230x23 mm 1118 g
Ships beginning of October
Foam Magazine is an international photography magazine published three times a year by Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam.
Foam Magazine is supported by the Niemeijer Fund and sponsored by Igepa Netherlands BV, supplier of excellent paper.
Europe’s Best Travel & Art Destinations after deconfinement
Biarritz, Basque Country Mas de Cacharel, Camargue Villa Cosy, Saint-Tropez La Colombe d’Or, Saint-Paul-de-Vence Genoa, Liguria Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como Belmond Hotel Splendido, Portofino Hotel Albrici, Poschiavo The Dolder Grand, Zurich Kronenhalle Bar, Zurich Paris, France
Photographer Mart Engelen’s passion for print and black-and-white photography led to his one-man project “#59 Magazine”, which he founded in 2009, launching the first issue at the TEFAF Art Fair in Maastricht in the Netherlands that year. He publishes his best photographs in his own magazine, which highlights a global dialogue on cultural heritage in our daily existence, showcasing interviews and striking black-and-white photography. Every issue quickly becomes a sought-after collector’s item.
Covering subjects as varied as world affairs and art, politics and music, business and wealth and icons and rebels, #59 Magazine is a niche publication which comes out three times a year. As well as the webshop, it is available in selected bookstores, concept-stores, museums, art galleries and fairs in more than sixteen countries worldwide. #59 recently celebrated its tenth anniversary and, still true to his original concept, Mart Engelen continues to pursue unique and timeless content combined with extraordinary photography.
An A Magazine Curated By special print project in partnership with Acne Studios, conceived as a visual essay by acclaimed French photographer Philippe Chancel revealing the inner workings of Floragatan 13, the former Czech embassy in Stockholm, Sweden transformed into a fashion atelier and corporate office.
On the occasion of the unveiling of the new Acne Studios headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, A Magazine Curated By presents Floragatan 13 Curated By Acne Studios, an architectural and design survey of this exceptional building and its contemporary usage as a fashion atelier and corporate office.
This 100-page document delves into the building floor by floor, beginning with the sixth level management offices and descending ten storeys through each crucial component of the design and production ateliers including inspiring and communal spaces such as the ground floor library, underground canteen and photo studio. Numerous floors reveal bespoke and site-specific design projects by long-time Acne Studios favourites including a state-of-the-art lighting network designed by Benoit Lalloz, furniture by Max Lamb, and artworks by Daniel Silver. Philippe Chancel’s crisp, exacting photography is accompanied by insightful quotes by Acne Studios creative director Jonny Johansson, architect Johannes Norlander, the Acne Studios teams and external collaborators.
David Shama captures his subjects in moments of repose, set against the grit and grain of the sun-drenched South. Shama documents a road trip across an often-overlooked America of swamps, reptiles, scrapyards and cheap motels.
136 Pages 8" x 11.5 Published by Damiani in 2018 Printed in Italy
The Evergreen Sindrom is a journey we embarked on before our world was enthralled by a pandemic that disrupted our ways of living. It felt like the perfect timing to explore green - a colour that breathes life; in all its forms - considering the moment in time our world found itself. Now, this issue feels more relevant than ever. These times call for industries to rethink processes and values, and for humans to rethink their approach to consumerism, their everyday lifestyle, and contribution to society. The world has slowed down, taking a step back to get a bird’s-eye view of the new reality, and the new behaviours we aim towards.
In this issue:
Green is, above all, the colour of life. In this edition, we explored life in all its forms, with a particular interest in the evergreen. What does prosperity mean now, how do we manage to continue growing, reinvent ourselves, and change our ways? What is evergreen design? Why is the human-nature relationship so vital? Is it important to talk to plants? When did we lose our connection to the natural world, and did we leave anything valuable behind? What is some of the evergreen wisdom that’s been passed down through generations? We explore all of this within 160 pages of conceptual, carefully-curated editorials, thought pieces and striking visual essays.
Covers by Aiste Ambrazeviciute and Anne Marie Jo.
Sindroms is a journal of monochrome states of mind, published in print biannually. Curating its content based on specific colours, it investigates them across culture, and immerses its readers in the feelings and moods evoked by each colour.
Beyond is a limited-edition book dedicated to photography, art and fashion, curated by Take Care with the art direction of Studio Moretti Visani.
Beyond brings to light the creative process of four artists who work mainly on long term projects. Giovanni Fredi, Kata Geibl, Francesco Merlini, Alba Zari describe their research process beyond the images, showing diaries, sketches, references, techniques.
Beyond includes three fashion editorials. Eleonora Agostini + Miu Miu, Hubert Crabières + MSGM styled by Riccardo Linarello and Alessandro Furchino Capria + Bottega Veneta styled by Roberta Pinna, show three different “behind the scene” of their shootings, among contact sheets, domestic photo sets and mood boards.
Beyond features three unpublished projects by Ronni Campana, Federico Radaelli and Leonardo Scotti that with no words and no captions the three works interrupt sometimes the flow of the book with full page strong images. The three projects can be extracted from the book and be hanged as posters.
The third installment of PUBLIC is limited to an edition of 150, and features five portfolios by photographers Siân Davey, Frank Lebon, Guinevere van Seenus, Tom Wood, and Jack Webb, with styling contributions by Gary David Moore and Roxane Danset.
In a unique collaboration, Siân Davey works with stylist Gary David Moore to cover youth and innocence. She revisits her daughter Martha as a subject, now aged 21, in a series of portraits at their family home in Devon (Siân’s original series ‘Martha’ was displayed at The National Portrait Gallery in London, and captured her daughter at age 16). Frank Lebon explores the dynamic of family relationships, having documented an intimate family holiday last summer in Spain for the issue. Legendary supermodel Guinevere van Seenus collaborates with stylist Roxane Danset to capture a series of self portraits that form a reflective study on herself as a strong, middle aged women. And finally, Jack Webb explores the emotional highs and lows between a group of friends and family on a night out in a Yorkshire pub, captured in 1996.
Off The Rails - Come As You Are’ Issue 16 straight from lock down.
In Issue 16 we mix it up a little. We look into the world of 'FaceTime Photography' with Tom Mitchell and others, as we find ourselves having to work differently and therefore our content represents that. We speak to MikeFlo and many others regarding the current movement towards Black Liberty and documenting the world around us as this happens. We talk to VEMIX about recreating history, to the extent of the world believing these incredible photoshopped images that he creates are the real deal. Higher Power hit their Brooklyn show bang at the beginning of the global pandemic as they all fought Covid. Drake Alexander takes us on a journey into his world as Savannah McMillan revisits her exhibitions to help the NHS. Artist Tejumola Adenuga blows us away with his dot work while the bold colours and installations of Julia Benz brings life to us all. We welcome back the incredible David Bellemere with a new exclusive editorial with Lola Alcaluzac, as well as new work from George Holz & Mike Miller.
Off The Rails is a beautifully printed & digital photography + art magazine showcasing a global selection of artists, musicians and youth culture. A platform to artists globally from photographers right through to painters, skaters & poets through to musicians. The magazine promotes an all year round summertime, out-there rock'n'roll mentalities and a nostalgic nod to a youth culture that everybody can appreciate. Come break the rules with us!
A 144 page publication featuring some of the photographs that make our contributors happy. Created in lockdown, it is our ode to travel - and all the beauty and wonder that is out there, just waiting until the world is ready.
"I’m convinced that to look back like this, while always in part an act of grief, is first and foremost a celebration. The past, humming with the attention we give it, repays us in kind - by reminding us of how far we’ve come. Now, and perhaps for a while yet, this will be our challenge, to take solace in memory."
- Cameron Zeyd Lange Los Angeles, May 2020
During lockdown in London (having printed Mexico and replotted our issues dedicated to Greece and Wales) I found myself desperate to create. It wasn't about making the lockdown time count, more about finding ways to slow down, look back and seek beauty - and to offer a platform to some of the creatives who have been so generous with their time and talent over the years. And so the team and I began work on Lodestars Anthology Postcards - a 144 page photo book featuring archival work from across the world, paired with musings on life, travel and the wonders of photography.
- Liz Schaffer, Editor London, May 2020
Lodestars Anthology is an independent magazine-meets-journal for curious travellers who long to be inspired, see the world and meet interesting characters along the road. Focusing on one country per issue, Lodestars is a scrapbook of place, a magazine that goes deep into the heart of a location and uncovers its quirks, flavours and splendour, taking a truly personal, beautifully crafted and slow approach to the art of travel journalism.
Issue 3 of IMPORTANT MAGAZINE is exploring the theme of VANITY. As a subject it not only plays to elegance and subtlety with intellectual flair but also individual signatures and elements of surprise. This issue contains an exposé of how we all are apt to create a shell identity on the way to our true selves and the shedding of all other fake IDs. Poetry that grasps the sky and the edge of a letter, feelings that overwhelm words. How do we as humans play with masquerades, movement, comparison, identification arranged as graphic intensity and sensory investigations. Photography and scenarios travel beyond 'mere' vanity to the realm of excellence and revelation. Skin texture and adornments being points to the sublime. All this warped and wefted as images and texts, ancient and modern.
This year, as always, the Redstone Diary picks a theme, sets a tone, and leads you into the future. This year we invite you, very simply, to take PLEASURE.
Turn on, tune in, kick back, slow down, and discover once again the vast realms of contentment and bliss. Join us on a journey with Pierre Bonnard, Iris Murdoch, Cynthia Payne, August Rodin, Ed Ruscha, James Salter and Wolfgang Tillmans – you’ll find extraordinary experiences here, as well as everyday pleasures.
From the satisfactions of the flesh to the uplift of the spirit, from complete relaxation to vigorous exertion, from pets to pet hates, and from wild fantasy to consoling routine, let the Redstone Diary guide you through another year. Among these pages, and in the days ahead, great pleasures await.
This artistic research scrutinizes how sickness has been represented in art photography and examines new ways to approach, think about and create photographic art about sickness. The dissertation combines theoretical research and artworks. The theoretical part shows that while scholars have concentrated on the ethics of what kind of images of sickness or suffering ought to be shown or on the psychology of why some images of sickness bother viewers, most art photographers have concentrated on depicting personal illness experiences.
The third issue of JEZGA covers the theme Body As A Canvas / Body As A Tool. Exploring two aspects of our physical selves, and the ways these functions are used in artistic practices.
We have collected stories of birth, death, violence, nature, motherhood, love, detox, nature, sanity and warped perception – we want to celebrate the photographers, artists, and designers who daringly connect with their own bodies, as well as those of others, to use them in their craft and convey unique perspectives.
This issue has a reversible cover – split down the middle between 'Canvas' and 'Tool'. Don't worry about picking your favourite, you'll get both.
A Collaboration between acclaimed photographer, Stephanie Siân Smith and featuring models, Lily Jean Bridger, Charle Barker and Lily Newmark. Moonshine & Honey is a collection of images and text inspired by the Greek islands and the mythology that originated there.
The project started as an organic collection of images Stephanie shot whilst travelling in Greece. The zine has been curated by art director James-Lee Duffy and connected through an original narrative composed for this project by Virago author Lauren Berry. The work is about love, beauty and freedom. But in exploring these themes each player found out more about what makes them tick. Lily Jean Bridger and Charlie Barker had recently fallen in love, and rekindled a previously dwindling love of modelling thanks to Steph who never puts down her camera, especially when travelling. Lily Newmark’s relationship with the camera had changed fundamentally, and she returned to the UK devoted to acting. Lauren Berry’s prose was initially inspired by Greek myths and gods, and further fuelled by meeting with Lily and Charlie who she found inspirational. Known for satirical feminist zine KnockBack, Lauren worried about working with models and nudes, but through their meetings was inspired to produce a piece that celebrated their intelligence, generosity, authenticity, passion and ferocity. What started as a playful shoot about love manifested, through conversation and collaboration, into an exhibition, a zine, and a collectively fused body of work. Moonshine & Honey is by photographer Stephaine Siân Smith, Writer Lauren Berry, Art Director James Lee Duffy, Model and writer Lily Jean Bridger, Model and musician Charlie Barker and Actor Lily Newmark.
Art Direction / Curation / Design: James-Lee Duffy Photographer: Stephanie Siân Smith Words by: Lauren Berry Models: Charlie Barker / Lily Jean Bridger / Lily Newmark Print Production: Josh Jones Retouching: Dawn Marie Jones Printed by: Calverts London Paper: MUNKEN Pure Platform: ‘Zine
Widely regarded as one of the most influential fashion and portrait photographers, Mario Testino is responsible for the creation of emblematic images, transmitting emotion and energy in an open and intimate way. Throughout his four-decade career, Testino has been on a journey beyond the world of fashion capturing Earth’s traditions and cultures with unparalleled access and an extraordinarily unique point of view.
Peruvian by birth, Testino’s intimate connection to Italy found its roots in his Italian heritage, but blossomed when he experienced the country for himself. Discovering Italy was, for Testino, synonymous with discovering his passion for fashion. “Rome was all about the hottest, latest trends and fresh new styling, and I loved the way Italians could shed the latest look for an even newer thing without ever losing their own identity.”
In Ciao, Testino handpicks his favorite images of Italy, a country that has featured heavily in his life, from his friendships and breathtaking vistas to quintessentially Italian iconic fashion shoots and Italians’ ever-evolving allure to their effervescent lifestyle. Featuring three sections, IN GIRO (out and about), ALLA MODA (in fashion), and AL MARE (at sea), the result is a highly personal journey across the country through Testino’s lens paying homage to Italy, and it’s culture as well as a chronicle of 40 years of genre-defining photography.
Also available in an Art Edition limited to 100 copies, each with a signed print by Mario Testino
The photographer and author
With a four decades career as a leader in the fields of fashion, culture and lifestyle, Peruvian-born Mario Testino OBE has many facets that take him beyond the surface of a photographer and artist placing him as a cultural visionary. Testino’s universe is broad, his impact is uniquely powerful and his lifestyle is completely authentic. Testino’s has seen his works published and exhibited in hundreds of cities around the world. Throughout his career he built unprecedent relationships with editorial and commercial partners such as Vogue, Burberry, and Gucci to name a few. His past and present muses include HRH Princess Diana, Madonna, Donatella Versace, Kendall Jenner and Mariacarla Boscono. His solo exhibitions have shown in museums and galleries worldwide, including the National Portrait Gallery, London; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
The contributing author
Alain Elkann is a New York–born author and journalist. Since 1989, he has maintained a weekly interview column for the Italian daily newspaperLa Stampa. Elkann has lectured on art, Italian literature and Jewish studies at the Universities of Oxford, Columbia, Jerusalem, Pennsylvania and Milan’s IULM. He is President of The Foundation for Italian Art & Culture (FIAC) in New York and in 2009 was awarded the Légion d’Honneur by the French Republic.
Mario Testino. Ciao. Omaggio all’Italia
Hardcover, 25.8 x 36 cm, 2.80 kg, 254 pages Multilingual Edition: English, Italian
At a time when surfing is more popular than ever, it’s fitting to look back at the years that brought the sport into the mainstream. Developed by Hawaiian Islanders over five centuries ago, surfing began to peak on the mainland in the 1950s—becoming not just a sport, but a way of life, admired and exported across the globe. One of the key image-makersfrom that period is LeRoy Grannis, a surfer since 1931, who began photographing the longboard era of the early 1960s in both California and Hawaii.
This edition brings back Grannis’s hair-raising, sold-out Collector’s Edition, curated from the photographer’s personal archives, to showcase his most vibrant work in a compact and affordable format—from the bliss of catching the perfect wave at San Onofre to dramatic wipeouts at Oahu’s famed North Shore.
An innovator in the field, Grannis suction-cupped a waterproof box to his board, enabling him to change film in the water and stay closer to the action than any other photographer of the time. He also covered the emerging surf lifestyle, from “surfer stomps” and hordes of fans at surf contests to board-laden woody station wagons along the Pacific Coast Highway. It is in these iconic images that a sport still in its adolescence embodied the free-spirited nature of an era—a time before shortboards and celebrity endorsements, when surfing was at its bronzed best.
Leroy Grannis’s initial foray into surfing began at age 14, but it wasn’t until the age of 42 that he picked up a camera and made a career out of it. Under doctor’s orders to take up a hobby, Grannis built a darkroom in his garage and began shooting surfers at Hermosa Beach, and "Photo: Grannis" quickly became a hallmark of the California surf scene of the 1960s. Grannis is considered one of the most important documentarians of the sport, and was inducted into the Surfing Hall of Fame in 1966. He died on February 3, 2011.
Over the past decade working as Surfer magazine's globe-roaming editor at large, photojournalist Steve Barilotti has made it his business to document the sport, art, and lore of surfing. He has also written for The Perfect Day and books by renowned surf photographers Art Brewer and Ted Grambeau.
Jim Heimann is the Executive Editor for TASCHEN America. A cultural anthropologist, historian, and an avid collector, he has authored numerous titles on architecture, pop culture, and the history of Los Angeles and Hollywood, including TASCHEN’S Surfing, Los Angeles. Portrait of a City, and the best-selling All American Ads series.
LeRoy Grannis. Surf Photography
Clothbound, 17.2 x 24 cm, 1.85 kg, 400 pages Multilingual Edition: English, French, German
'Men Photographing Women in the 1970s' by Michael Abramson, 96pp, paperback, pink foil, 175 x 120mm.
Once a month, in 1970s Chicago, men were allowed to take cameras into underground strip clubs. Michael Abramson, a local photographer, thought it would be more revealing to photograph the men photographing the women. Left in a drawer until now, the resulting images are a fascinating, funny and at times unsettling portrayal of the uninhibited male gaze.
Introduced by Midge Wilson.
Michael Abramson (1948-2011) was an American photographer best known for his work documenting the nightlife of black night clubs on the south side of Chicago. His photographs can be found in the permanent collections of many major American institutions including the Smithsonian, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago History Museum, the California Museum of Photography and more.
A unique collection of female erotic photography from world-renowned photographers
A new book from the teNeues/MENDO partnership
A fascinating and fresh contemporary erotic photography collection
This new photo collection captures the erotic body and gaze with as much realism, rather than projection, as possible. The portfolio delights in diversity, from provocative shots to more tender images, united by an artistic quality and flair. Whether refined or candid, posed or unedited, modern or retro, this is a unique celebration of female sexuality and form in the 21st century.
19,5 x 24 cm 224 pp, 130 color photographs Hardover Text: English
The companion edition to an upcoming photo exhibition at Fotografiska New York in July 2020
The male counterpart to Girls! Girls! Girls! presents a contemporary collection of male erotic photography, full of variety, power, and intensity.
Ghislain Pascal, one of the co-founders of London’s well-known The Little Black Gallery, has already curated numerous photography collections and successful auction sales with the Boys!Boys!Boys! project, partnering with the UK’s largest online auction house, Paddle8.
Now, for this new publication, he asked renowned photographers such as Wolfgang Tillmans, Matt Lambert, Allen Ginsberg, Greg Gorman, and many others on both sides of the Atlantic to contribute to a stunning celebration of contemporary queer and fine art.
19,5 x 24 cm 224 pp, 130 color photographs Hardover Text: English
Author Marcel Beyer gets us to witness an evening at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg attended by a host of celebrities—a reception in honour of Andreas Gursky. In his waspish descriptions of the images, the writer, who relies on widely disseminated and easily accessible photographic material, takes umbrage at the way executives, football managers, and actresses confidently push themselves in front of the art. In the process he produces an ironic commentary on Gursky’s series of large-format, decorative pictures. Beyer’s essay is based on a lecture that the writer gave in spring 2017 at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum at the launch of the DFG Research Training Group (GRK 2132) “Das Dokumentarische: Exzess und Entzug”. The audience who attended the event now respond to the talk in writing: with comments, remarks, and ripostes.
Marcel Beyer (b. 1965 in Tailfingen) is a German writer, epic poet, essay writer, and editor. He received the Georg Büchner Prize in 2016.
Text: Marcel Beyer & Graduiertenkolleg 2131 (Friedrich Balke, Natalie Binczek, Tabea Braun, Esra Canpalat, Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky, Robert Dörre, Julia Eckel, Oliver Fahle, Katja Grashöfer, Maren Haffke, Sarah Horn, Felix Hüttemann, Niklas Kammermeier, Cecilia Preiß, Matthias Preuss, Stefan Rieger, Simon Rothöhler, Armin Schäfer, Monika Schmitz-Emans, Robin Schrade, Annette Urban, Leonie Zilch)
65 pp. with 7 drawings thread-sewn softcover
Leipzig April, 2020
Edition Number: 1
Width: 16 cm
Length: 24 cm
AUTHOR Marcel Beyer , GRK 2132
EDITOR Friedrich Balke, Natalie Binczek, Maren Haffke, Simon Rothöhler
Ten Berlin-based photographers. Ten disposable cameras. A kaleidoscopic representation of the metropolis comes together in Spaces Between, IGNANT’s first print magazine. Designed by Deutsche & Japaner, the magazine features work from Alexander Kilian, Arturo Bamboo, Jasmine Deporta, Joseph Kadow, Lukas Korschan, Sarah Blais, Sigurd Grünberger, Silvia Conde, Vitali Gelwich and Volker Conradus.
‘I first met Blondey in early 2013. He was really quiet when I first shot him; he was only fifteen. There are certain people you meet, male or female, who just have a power to them, you can put anything on them and they really carry it off—Blondey had that.I remember getting the pictures back—and he’s probably not going to be very flattered by this—and I thought he had something of a very young Shaun Ryder about him. The thing is, Blondey never looked soft.’ —Alasdair McLellan
Blondey 15-21 is the fifth book by the photographer Alasdair McLellan and it his first to focus on a single subject: Blondey McCoy.
Meeting and photographing the skater when he was fifteen years old, McLellan has since gone on to photograph Blondey many times, covering each year since that initial meeting. Their close working relationship has gone on to define a distinct period of time in Blondey’s life, one that is a seven-year rites-of-passage story.
‘A lot has happened to Blondey since 2013. He is now 21 years old, on the cusp of turning 22—although, by his own admission, it feels more like 32. A weariness has crept into his demeanour. This replaced his earlier shyness. In between there has been drunkenness, obnoxiousness, coke bloat, fragility, vulnerability, charm, humorousness, imperiousness, kindness, intelligence, honesty —and sometimes all of the above, all at once. Along the way, he lost a front tooth—he can’t really remember how—and people have watched him being knocked over by a black cab many hundreds of thousands of times. He’s gone from Bambi to ennui, you can see it in his eyes; it’s all in the pictures.’ —Jo-Ann Furniss
176 pgs, 24.5 × 24.5 cm, with a reversible dual-sided fold-out poster, and a protective plastic cover with sticker , 2019,
Victory Journal 16 explores the twin forces of RISK & REWARD. We dive into the noir-ish case of “Madam Ram,” the first-ever female owner of a major sports league, cast as devious and dangerous for her control over an all-male organization and ultimately accused in the case of her husband’s death. We find co-ed heavyweights in kilts hammer-throwing in the Scottish Games. We meet the power couple of squash in Egypt, dominating the game as husband and wife. Mexicans in Tultelpec light the running of the bulls on fire with their notoriously lethal fireworks festival. And reformed bank robber Nick Gage starts life anew with an unstoppable career—in death-match wrestling.
Book 4 from the series 'East London Photo Stories'.
‘Shoreditch Wild Life’ by Dougie Wallace. 176pp hardcover, quarter-bound, gold foiled,199 x 139 mm
Wild, brash, outrageous and laced with humour, Dougie Wallace's unflinching photos capture the extreme variety of street life in one of London's most iconic and colourful areas: Shoreditch.
East London-based photographer Dougie Wallace grew up in Glasgow (hence his moniker ‘Glasweegee’). Internationally recognised for his long-term social documentary projects and a distinct style of expressive street photography, his work has extensively been featured in international publications including The New York Times and Germany’s Stern Magazine.
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