Oliver Sieber's final cut of the longtime project Imaginary Club is an amazing 430-page virtuosic counterpoint of black and white images and color portraits. In its diversity of style and subject it participates in a specifically 21st century hybrid-aesthetic. It is a contemporary photographic landmark in tribute to August Sander and Daido Moriyama.
Harvey's book is outstanding in its production and experimental editing. Its box, binding, and sequencing all challenge a more traditional way of seeing and consuming a book. Last but not least, this format compliments and enhances the images of Brazil. It's a fun experiment!
Although I might have wished to experience this book in a larger format, I was extremely touched by Yaakov Israel's work. He tells us the ever-perplexing story of his home country in big pictures. With every reading, the book's magnetic force grows stronger.
Architect-turned-photographer Ali Taptik's amazing little sketchbook about his time in the south of France leads us through a psychological landscape of ideas and worries within the geographical setting of Marseilles. It's inspiring as a shining example of the very creative new school of Turkish photography.
With its fantastic concept, easy-going production, and widespread influence, The Americans List is a tribute to the gamut of photobook masters' masterpieces. Instead of images there are only words, which then instigate an internal visual projection. Wow!
This new book by Vincente Paredes presents the traces of a story though images of gardens and people. As readers we are left to give the disparate pieces a binding meaning. This inspiring and mysterious book leads us along an isolated trail.
Architecture sometimes manages to reach greater heights of innovation than photography. Combined, the two media can form a groundbreaking synthesis. This perfect book takes us to an unfinished office building in Caracas called Torre David. The intended function of its design having been defeated, the construction acts instead as a home to hundreds of squatters and a culture of transience. Iwan Baan, the great Dutch master of contemporary architecture photography, adds his own characteristic touch to the story.
A tribute to and collaboration with Matchigutchi-san, one of the craziest Japanese publishers. The book he produced for Sakiko Nomura is amazing in its editing and sequencing. The size, paper, and cover material are all expertly chosen to support and compliment Nomura's work. Arigato!
Markus Schaden , b. 1965 , bookseller, publisher and curator for photography, owner of schaden.com, lives in Cologne Germany and works worldwide.