Friday, May 4, 2012

More for the bookshelf ....

Upcoming and just released .......

                     Takuma Nakahira | Circulation: Date, Place, Events [Osiris, 2012]

Legendary japanese photographer and Provoke-era legend Takuma Nakahira just released a new book, "Circulation: Date, Place, Events" [edited by Kazurani Hattori] through Osiris. Of course, a must have for most of us ... Find out more about Takuma: Nakahira-san

Another japanese photography legend from the provoke-era is Daido Moriyama ... always loads of new releases in the pipeline .. just heard about another Daido-mag./Record published [no 21] ... plus a new book through SuperLabo. From the publisher; "Most of the images are taken in '74 when Moriyama visit Okinawa for "work shop photo school" with Shoumei Tomatsu,Eiko Hosoe, Masahisa Fukase and Nobuyoshi Araki. Some images were published in the book "Inu No Toki (The Time of the Dog)" in '95 but most of the images are unpublished. The book will be launched on 15 May and the delivery to the overseas customer will starts from 21 May."

 "Okinawa" will also be published in a limited edition with a special choice of three images. Each print [gelatin silver print .. of course] is signed and limited of 50 + 5 AP:s
And yes - this is of course another must have item!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Christer Strömholm in Höganäs 29/4-24/6

                                      Christer Strömholm
LACMA in California is now showing two of my top-heroes in photography, Daido Moriyama and Robert Adams. Why can´t these kind of shows reach Swedens west coast. Maybe I should not complain ... Höganäs Museum in small village Höganäs (!) will soon open an exhibition with Christer Strömholm [polaroids taken in the seventies] || opening reception on sunday .. be there.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


                                          Apology | Lauren E. Simonutti, 2012

"The Madness is the Method" [Lauren Simonutti]. Highly talented artist/photographer Lauren E. Simonutti passed away last week due to complications from her illness. Diane Arbus, Francesca Woodman, Lauren Simonutti damn sad. Check Laurens brilliant serie The Devil's Alphabet and 8 Rooms, 7 Mirrors, 6 Clocks, 2 Minds & 199 Panes of Glass.

More here:
Lauren devianART
Lauren blogspot
Lauren gallery
Lauren flickr.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


                                             New Banksy? | Photo by Fragile

So, if this is a new genuine Banksy, what does it say? Follow the wild speculations here

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

LIU ZHENG | The Chinese

                                    Liu Zheng | The Chinese [Steidl 2004]

From the Bookshelf || This book features 120 suggestive, and sometimes hard to look at, photographs taken by the Chinese artist Liu Zheng between 1994 and 2001. Zheng focuses on a broad cross section of the chinese society including the homeless, transvestites, drug-dealers, coal miners, Taoist priests, Buddhist monks, prostitutes .. you can also see some real tragic images of the darker side of China´s cultural history.
I do not know how the Chinese government would have presented their profile on the Chinese people .... probably not like Liu Zheng.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Petrol war ...

                                  Petrol War | KennardPhillipps

For the sixth time in a very short time, petrol prices reached "all time high" levels in Sweden ... Cheers!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

DAIDO goes digital

Couldn´t resist Part 7 | Maestro Daido Moriyama having fun with a digital camera ........