The latest offering from the brilliant Gill is a classic. Shot in Japan and mainly focusing on aquariums, he again is developing his personal language, especially playing with focus. Each cover is hand painted by Gill himself.
This small edition of images grabbed from Google Street View is a wonderful and poignant book. By trawling through the back streets of America and images usually including pedestrians with their faces blurred by Google, we see how this new twist to street
shooting, by a camera on top of a car, is very good indeed.
This first book in color by Gossage is fascinating as he makes it look like he was a new colorist all along. Mainly shot in the suburbs of Washington DC, he can find photos in the most mundane territory with the greatest of ease.
The Tokyo underground, has for many years been a productive shooting place for photographers, especially showing the huge numbers squeezing onto the overcrowded trains. This close up take on this idea, together with a strong design makes a great book.
Another gem from the Dutch school. This one takes the simple idea of showing a parent, with a portrait of their son and daughter at a similar age. The cut half pages to combine these images works brilliantly.
Suddenly print on demand books have come of age. This classic from the English artist shows images he has found on the net of cars who have just been given parking tickets by traffic wardens. The site (and his book) even list the camera and aperture details of each photo.
This Dutch sculptor has produced a scrapbook of the various object arrangements he has encountered that have inspired his work. Fantastic production with a unique binding. Another Dutch masterwork, demonstrating that they are on top of the game when it comes to photobooks.
Martin Parr is a photographer, a curator and editor. He is currently working on Vol 3 of The Photobook, A History and a book about the history of Chinese photo books.