• Aberhart
    ISBN: 9780864735560
    Title: Aberhart

    Laurence Aberhart has been at the forefront of New Zealand photography since the late 1970s, and is recognised as a major international figure. Like the paintings of Colin McCahon - an artist with whom Aberhart is frequently paired - his photographs are a sustained meditation on time, place and cultural history. They are also virtuoso pieces of photographic craft. This book is a landmark in New Zealand art publishing. In a definitive overview of Laurence Aberhart?s work to date, 240 full-page reproductions of iconic photographs of churches, marae, cemeteries, Masonic Lodges and other subjects are accompanied by illuminating essays by leading New Zealand art writers Gregory O'Brien and Justin Paton. O'Brien pursues the motif of the horizon through Aberhart's work, considering the many journeys that his career encompasses and the shelters and structures seen along the way, while Paton focuses on the human presences that quietly animate Aberhart's extraordinary body of work.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $125.00
  • Aberhart Starts Here
    Aberhart Starts Here
    ISBN: 9781877375491
    Title: Aberhart Starts Here

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • Alan Miller NZ Photographs
    Alan Miller NZ Photographs
    ISBN: 9780473157739
    Title: Alan Miller NZ Photographs
    Author: MILLER ALAN

    Black and white photos of NZ: Lyricism, beauty and spirit inspire photographer Alan Miller's personal response. He has said of his work that 'you are trying to dig something out of things - anything that can sustain you'. Alan Miller has travelled extensively and for prolonged periods in the pursuit of his subject matter. The mapping of internal emotions or states of mind on to the landscape, or man-made forms, is one of the key elements in his body of photographs. Alan Miller has studied the history of painting, and it is as much the traditions of painting as those of photography that are apparent in his work. His often ambiguous and hauntingly beautiful black and white images have been created in many countries over the past thirty years. In this, Alan Miller's first publication, the collection of photographs speaks of the New Zealand landscape with a subtle and lyrical voice.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
  • All Dogs Shot the Photography of Roger Donaldson
    All Dogs Shot the Photography of Roger Donaldson
    ISBN: 9781869419936
    Title: All Dogs Shot the Photography of Roger Donaldson

    Roger Donaldson is famous for his movies, which include Sleeping Dogs, Smash Palace, Cadillac Man and The World's Fastest Indian. But before he became a director, he was already a talented photographer, and he has retained his interest in the field. This book contains a selection of his work from 1963 to the present in a beautiful book with high production values. There is a touring exhibition of his work currently making its way around New Zealand galleries and this book is a companion volume and an extension of that exhibition. The photographs come from New Zealand, Cuba, Los Angeles, New York and many others places. They include landscapes, political photographs, humorous shots and social commentary. Every photograph is a stunner. Roger has written brief notes about each image giving some background on where and why they were taken. There is a foreword by Hamish Keith.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • All Fall Down Christchurchs Lost Chimneys
    All Fall Down Christchurchs Lost Chimneys
    ISBN: 9781927145104
    Title: All Fall Down Christchurchs Lost Chimneys
    Author: RICE GEOFF

    Chimneys were invented to remove the smoke from fireplaces, so they are symbols of hearth and home. A house without a chimney doesn't really look like a home. Yet thousands of Christchurch houses no longer have a chimney after the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. The streets look strangely different without their familiar vertical accents. While this book was prompted by the Christchurch earthquake of September 2010, its author has long had a fascination with chimneys. He grew up in the smoggy Christchurch of the 1950s, not far from the Gasworks, and brick chimneys were all around him, both industrial and domestic, silhouetted against the red winter sunsets. He then noted the variety of British and European chimney pots seen on his travels, and realised that Christchurch had its own unique type, the Homebush pot. The book was first written over the summer of 2010, but then came the devastating February 2011 earthquake, with serious loss of life, and text and photographs alike had to be revisited. Many of the chimneys photographed after September were destroyed in February. This book is a visual history of Christchurch chimneys - domestic, commercial and industrial, most of which no longer exist. While noting the quirky and unusual, it also attempts to document the typical styles of successive periods, from late Victorian to Art Deco and the latest versions on new houses, but serve as reminders of the diverse heritage of the European chimney.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Anzac Photographs
    Anzac Photographs
    ISBN: 9780864739339
    Title: Anzac Photographs

    This impeccably produced hardback volume features large-format reproductions of 72 photographs by leading New Zealand photographer Laurence Aberhart. They provide an almost-comprehensive record of fifty New Zealand 'Digger' memorials (those featuring statues rather than abstract sculpture), and a representative range of their Australian counterparts.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
  • Beached As: Our NZ Beaches Then & Now
    Beached As: Our NZ Beaches Then & Now
    ISBN: 9780473187774
    Title: Beached As: Our NZ Beaches Then & Now
    Author: LEVERS CRAIG

    New Zealand's favourite beaches in magnificent then and now photographs. With nostalgic images that invoke memories of days gone by, each spread features a stunning photograph from over 60 years ago, taken by the author's aunt, and a present day image shot from the exact same spot. The beaches featured cover New Zealand from top to bottom.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Between Rivers: the Manawatu
    Between Rivers: the Manawatu
    ISBN: 9780473211622
    Title: Between Rivers: the Manawatu

    The Manawatu. It seduces you slowly and gently, revealing its riches in unexpected ways. Join David and Bettina on their journey through this green, in-between wedge of the North Island; hauntingly plain, scattered with windswept light and ringed by rumpled ranges, wide waters and arching coastlines. Stunning images rendered from the air are grounded against those taken by car - each shot no more than a few metres from the roadside. A refreshing story of life lived between two rivers this is a visual treasure, one that rouses the reader to look beyond the everyday and the commonplace, to reveal the true spirit of our place.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $80.00
  • Between the Silence & the Flame
    Between the Silence & the Flame
    ISBN: 9780994130617
    Title: Between the Silence & the Flame

    “The Silent Generation is defined by people born between 1925 and 1945, who had come to maturity as I was growing up. Raised under the dictum of being seen but not heard, and affected by war and economic depression, they have been described as focused on financial security and more politically compliant than other generations. Putting aside the problematics of generational stereotyping, by the time I reached the age of 18 the silence was not so loud and multiple voices of diversity and dissent were becoming more audible. These photographs, made over the three year period from 1970 -72, came from my attempts to understand the changes going on around me, and was an attempt to document the tensions I observed.” Allan McDonald 2016

    Designer: Fiona Lacelles

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Bill Culbert Making Light Work
    Bill Culbert Making Light Work
    ISBN: 9781869404390
    Title: Bill Culbert Making Light Work
    Author: WEDDE IAN

    Celebrating one of New Zealand's most distinguished artists, this substantial monograph reviews the artistic accomplishments of Bill Culbert. Exploring the predilections and passions that have fueled Culbert's art over the past 50 years, this account presents an in-depth exploration of his preoccupation with lightstemming from his days as a student in London in the late 1950s. Demonstrating how he has deployed his concepts through numerous mediums, this survey illustrates the domestic-scaled works, dazzling large-scale museum installations, and public spaces such as the Champs Elysees in Paris and the Millennium Dome in London. Suggesting that energy, travel, congeniality, and conviviality are also key to understanding Culbert's work, this study depicts the diversity of his pieces, from wall-mounted light sculptures made of white fluorescent tubes and colored plastic containers to his installations of objects from the dump near his home. From his studies in Auckland and London to his life-changing visits to Philadelphia and France, this chronicle explores every facet of Culbert's career, providing a thoughtful and compelling overview of an art aficionado.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
  • Body of Work
    Body of Work
    ISBN: 9780473330194
    Title: Body of Work
    Author: CONNEW BRUCE

    Body of Work’ was published and signed during Paris Photo 2015, first at Le Bal, November 12, and again, Friday 13, at Café Lehmitz Photobooks aboard Polycopies, just before an awful madness came upon Paris.

    Josef Chladek has included ‘Body of Work’ on Virtual Bookshelf’s 2015 BEST list. His tweet early December 2015 said: “One of the most stunning and beautiful books in a long time ...”

    “In the first instance, ‘Body of Work’ is about the orchestrated process of horse breeding. But, as I wriggled through the months of scrutiny, amidst the rawness of procreation, I became aware of a common anomaly in the mares being served. I came to recognise, in one mare after another, an anthropomorphic capacity to reflect. Through mournful eyes, they would make known an understanding of their peculiar predicament.”

    'Body of Work is elemental; it is base and it conjures extreme responses of both a strong desire to look further and an unwillingness to continue to have your retina pounded by such savage and excruciating beauty. This is a singularly brilliant, brave and raw book, made to be savored, and pored over, to be loved and loathed; not loathed because of any flaws, but because, as Thom Yorke said when talking about 'Street Spirit (Fade Out),' 'that song drains me, and it shakes me, and hurts like hell every time … and it breaks my heart.'"—Daniel Boetker-Smith

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $95.00
  • Bold Centuries: Photographic History Album
    Bold Centuries: Photographic History Album
    ISBN: 9780473144821
    Title: Bold Centuries: Photographic History Album

    With photography as the locus, this book touches on a wide range of ideas such as: prehistory - geological timeframe, immigration, biculturalism, colonialism, land wars, modernism, postmodernism, technology and progress, agriculture, ecology, economies, retail environments, museum displays, documentary practices, fiction and popular culture.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
  • Brian Brake: Lens on the World
    Brian Brake: Lens on the World
    ISBN: 9781877385643
    Title: Brian Brake: Lens on the World

    Brian Brake (1927-1988) was New Zealand's best-known and most successful photographer. His career spanned the golden age of photojournalism and with his camera he roamed the globe. Alongside legends like Henri Cartier-Bresson and Ernst Haas, Brake was a member of the photo agency Magnum. His work was published internationally in magazines like Life, Paris Match and National Geographic.He is remembered today for his rare photographs of communist China in the 1950s, photo essays such as Monsoon (1961), his travel work, and his iconic images of people such as Pablo Picasso and Chairman Mao Zedong, Robert Kennedy, Queen Elizabeth and Alfred Hitchcock. In New Zealand, books of his work like New Zealand, Gift of the Sea (1963 and 1990) were publishing phenomena, while his haunting photographs of taonga Maori are still widely known from popular books like Maori Art: The Photography of Brian Brake (2003) and Te M ori: Te Hokinga Mai (The Return Home) (1986). Yet Brake's vast body of work has never been seen, or critically considered, in its entirety until now. What were his formative influences? How did he work? What was his significance in his own time - and what is it in a lasting sense? This book - and the 2010 Te Papa exhibition of the same name - will reveal at last the full sweep of Brake's life and work, through more than 300 superb photographic reproductions and six, all-new essays by recognised writers on photography, giving readers unprecedented insights into Brake, the man, and how he saw the world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
  • Capital Vision Collection 2012 Best of Dominion Post Photographers
    Capital Vision Collection 2012 Best of Dominion Post Photographers
    ISBN: 9772230521006
    Title: Capital Vision Collection 2012 Best of Dominion Post Photographers

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $20.00
  • Carbon Empire
    Carbon Empire
    ISBN: 9780473393496
    Title: Carbon Empire

    Carbon Empire works in the space between art and documentary photography.
    It combines a short series of staged photographs of a ‘man in the street’ made in 1997 with images of closed petrol stations photographed between 2003 and 2017.
    Carbon Empire is a juxtaposition of these two series of photographs and a single image, made by chance in 2002.
    The closed petrol stations reflect the effects of petroleum law changes across New Zealand. In 1988, the petroleum sector became deregulated, with the large international wholesalers able to control pricing at both refinery and pump. The small independent retailers (often family run businesses) found it increasingly difficult to survive in an environment too easily manipulated by economies of scale and the politics of supply. The inability to compete led to the closure of many petrol stations that attempted to operate as independent businesses.
    The poignancy of that situation is both underscored and made more complex by society’s move way from fossil fuels and what could be the end of an era.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Catch My Eye
    Catch My Eye
    ISBN: 9780473208943
    Title: Catch My Eye

    Humorous photographs, many taken around the streets of Wellington.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
  • Caves: Exploring NZ's Subterranean Wilderness
    Caves: Exploring NZ's Subterranean Wilderness
    ISBN: 9780473382797
    Title: Caves: Exploring NZ's Subterranean Wilderness

    New Zealanders as a collective share a deep connection with the outdoors. Our rivers, forests, and mountains are part of our national identity but our caves are less well-known and often misunderstood. Though nearly every corner of the country has been explored and mapped, exploration beneath our land is still in its infancy. This book takes readers on a journey into New Zealand's longest and deepest caves, through one of the world's most dangerous cave dives, and prospecting for a totally new kind of cave on a South Island glacier. In Caves: Exploring New Zealand's Subterranean Wilderness, Marcus and Neil share their passion for caving with well-researched narrative and dramatic photos - it's as close as you'll get to real caving without getting your socks wet. Caves are places of mystery where few people dare to venture. They are also a valuable resource both for science and recreation and we hope that by sharing our knowledge, and experience in New Zealand's caves we may inspire others to enjoy and protect them. This book is the first of its kind for New Zealand and no effort has been spared in its making. It is for both cavers and non-cavers alike, to inspire, and showcase the true beauty of caves and the mettle of those who explore them.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
  • Certain Grace
    Certain Grace
    ISBN: 9789995082703
    Title: Certain Grace

    the author's photographs, in sepia, from his period in Cambodia with the VSA. First published 2006.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $70.00
  • Christchurch 22.2 Beyond the Cordon
    Christchurch 22.2 Beyond the Cordon
    ISBN: 9781869712556
    Title: Christchurch 22.2 Beyond the Cordon
    Author: NZ POLICE

    The Christchurch earthquake of 22 February 2011 was one of the worst natural disasters in New Zealand's history. The quake devastated New Zealand's second biggest city and caused significant damage to infrastructure both within Christchurch itself and its immediate surrounds. After declining several quake books - none of which felt right - Hachette NZ was approached by the Canterbury District Police to produce a high-quality book of colour photography taken by Police forensic photographers, documenting the response to the earthquake. All royalties from the book are being donated to the Christchurch Family Help Trust. The 208-page, book is chock full of stunning, evocative photographs shot by police photographers. They were primarily taken throughout the rescue operation and they were pretty much the only photographers allowed to remain and work inside the cordoned area of the CBD. They had long-term access to all the major rescue sites and have literally hundreds of stunning images documenting the rescue effort, the work of emergency services personnel from both New Zealand and around the world, as well the devastating upheaval the cityscape. The photos will be accompanied by captions and brief comments from the photographers, documenting their personal responses to 'Operation Earthquake'. As well there will be a foreword by high-profile Canterbury District Police Superintendent Dave Cliff and two poems by Gary McCormick. This is the book that feels right. This will be the definitive work of the Christchurch disaster.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
  • Citizen of Santiago
    Citizen of Santiago
    ISBN: 9780473260538
    Title: Citizen of Santiago

    A policewoman in bright red lipstick peers from a photograph into an adjacent poem; a man buys a hat then strides out of one photograph and, after a brief appearance in an ode, carries on down a road bathed in late afternoon light...

    Between March and May 2013, photographer Bruce Foster and poet Gregory O'Brein were temporary citizens of Santiago de Chile, staying in an apartment a short walk from the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, where their works were included in the 'Kermadec - Art Across the Pacific' exhibition. Camera in hand, Foster walked the streets of this ambiguous yet curiously animated city, with its buskers, military parades, stray dogs and cascades of water from the cannons of armoured vehicles; O'Brien wrote poems, seated at Cafe Sur or the Mosqueto (with its Fernando Pessoa placemats), or on a bench in the Parque Forestal. Together they observed the life of street, park, and busy intersection; they were drawn into the generous, abundant lives of their fellow citizens.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
  • Cloud Flowers Drift
    Cloud Flowers Drift
    ISBN: 9780506120538
    Title: Cloud Flowers Drift

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Creamy Psychology
    Creamy Psychology
    ISBN: 9780864739773
    Title: Creamy Psychology
    Author: TODD YVONNE

    Twelve years ago, a young Auckland photographer, Yvonne Todd, became the surprise winner of the first Walters Award. Judge Harald Szeemann confessed that Todd's was 'the work that irritated me the most'. Todd is best known for her portraits of women, her mostly invented female 'characters'. These portraits are typically contrived, and are nostalgically styled and art directed, using costumes, wigs, makeup, and false teeth. For her costumes, Todd scours the Internet to purchase vintage designer gowns, sometimes owned by celebrities whose lives have become synonymous with tragedy, such as Whitney Houston. Many of Todd's characters seem to suffer from some soap-operatic malaise, explicit or implicit. They include cosmeticians, cripples, modest Christians, anorexics, cult members, showgirls and tragic heiresses. Todd incorporates herself into their world, being one of her own favourite models. Her work has a complex relation with feminism. As Todd's oeuvre grows, it incorporates new subjects. In 2009, Todd moved into photographing men. She developed a major portrait series of imagined male corporate executives, as one might see them in company annual reports and prospectuses, redolent with benevolence and gravitas. In 2014, she created a series of portraits of vegans. In addition to her portraits, Todd also produces still lifes and landscapes. She recently started making videos. Creamy Psychology surveys Todd's work since the late 1990s, including her recent Gilbert Melrose project (for which Todd printed the photographs taken by her second cousin in 1957) and her latest photographic series Ethical Minorities (Vegans). It contains new essays by Todd herself, Robert Leonard (on Todd and cults), Misha Kavka (on Todd and daytime TV), Claire Regnault (on Todd the costume fetishist), Megan Dunn (on Todd, Karen Carpenter, and anorexia), and Anthony Byrt (on Todd's Gilbert Melrose project). It also contains an archival section with earlier essays, including key pieces by Leonard, Dunn, Justin Paton, and Justin Clemens. Comprehensively illustrated, CREAMY PSYCHOLOGY is the new go-to book on Yvonne Todd. It will be accompanied by a major show at City Gallery Wellington, to open in December.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
  • Crombie to Burton: Early Nz Photography
    Crombie to Burton: Early Nz Photography
    ISBN: 9780473165390
    Title: Crombie to Burton: Early Nz Photography

    This exhibition focuses on the main nineteenth century New Zealand photographers who traversed the country in difficult circumstances to document the landscape and the people within.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $31.00
  • Cuba People Two
    Cuba People Two
    ISBN: 9780473387976
    Title: Cuba People Two

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Cuba People: Street Photography from Cuba Street Wellington, Aotearoa- NZ
    Cuba People: Street Photography from Cuba Street Wellington, Aotearoa- NZ
    ISBN: 9780473358167
    Title: Cuba People: Street Photography from Cuba Street Wellington, Aotearoa- NZ

    Wellington's urban environment is rich with opportunities to observe and capture life in the city. With the black and white photographic images in the Cuba People series I aim to celebrate the everyday, the surprising, the humorous, the beautiful, and the sad aspects of people out and about in this unique street, in central Wellington, Aotearoa-New Zealand

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $41.00
  • Dark Matter: Ann Shelton
    Dark Matter: Ann Shelton
    ISBN: 9780864633095
    Title: Dark Matter: Ann Shelton
    Author: SHELTON ANN


    Ann Shelton: Dark Matter traces the 20-year career of a leading New Zealand photographer. Ann Shelton’s evolution as a camera artist with a unique, penetrating vision into the culture and history of New Zealand is beautifully illustrated in this book, which includes multiple examples from all her important bodies of work.

    Dark Matter begins with Shelton’s early 1990s work which is known for its unflinchingly raw, autobiographical content. Through a series of essays which address the main themes in Shelton’s art and illuminate her particular approach readers are shown the way the artist’s exacting eye and fastidious research practice developed.

    The book presents Shelton’s well-known images of infamous historical sites in New Zealand alongside her more internationally-focused work and her latest, striking suite of photographs depicting ikebana. Ann Shelton: Dark Matter is both a photography lover’s book and a book lover’s object of desire.

    Format: Slipcased
    Price: $90.00
  • Darkness of Noon
    Darkness of Noon
    ISBN: 9780646591834
    Title: Darkness of Noon

    Darkness of Noon is a unique collaboration between photographer Derek Henderson and illustrator Kelly Thompson where photography and drawing intersect seamlessly. Featuring nudes of Zippora Seven the resulting imagery reflects Henderson’s democratic naturalism, where all phenomena is given equal attention. Thompson’s illustrations serve to complement and simplify the broader vision of the project.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
  • Daylight Hours
    Daylight Hours
    ISBN: 9780473326753
    Title: Daylight Hours
    Author: WESTON HANS

    Daylight Hours, by New Zealand photographer Hans Weston, explores the life, light and colour of the urban environment. Fleeting moments like a couple's hands that unknowingly imitate each other or a child admiring her reflection as she passes a large window, to a pair of brightly lit religious icons waiting expectantly on a car dashboard, are caught in the lens. Wellington is the backdrop for the majority of this collection, yet there are no location boundaries for Weston, who always takes a camera along for the ride. Daylight Hours is about noticing the world immediately around us, one that for most, passes unnoticed in our busy, distracted lives.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $58.00
  • Discover NZ: A Photographic Journey
    Discover NZ: A Photographic Journey
    ISBN: 9781869538514
    Title: Discover NZ: A Photographic Journey
    Author: SCOTT TED

    A stunning collection of photographs capturing the diverse landscapes of beautiful New Zealand, from the meeting of the seas at Cape Reinga in the Far North to the awe-inspiring Mitre Peak of Fiordland's Milford Sound. This is a great format and price point for travellers. Maps show locations on the page with the photograph, and there are more detailed maps at the back of the book. Most images were taken from places accessible to all travellers. The book contains over 180 photos taken throughout New Zealand, featuring natural and cultural landscapes, and tourist spots.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
  • Domain
    ISBN: 9781776561780
    Title: Domain

    Accompanying a major survey of Hipkins’ work at The Dowse Art Museum (November 2017 – March 2018), The Domain is an extensively illustrated book that combines new essays with a selection of art writing from the past 20 years. It illuminates not only Hipkins’ ever-evolving practice – which takes in a great variety of photographic media, from slide transparencies to moving image – but critical approaches to photography at the turn of the 21st century. Included here are plates from major bodies of work including The Habitat (1999–2000), Hipkins’ study of Brutalist architecture on New Zealand universities; The Homely (1997–2000), a photographic tour through New Zealand and Australia, nominated for the inaugural Walters Prize; The Colony (2000–2002), shown at the 28th Sao Paulo Biennale; and Erewhon (2014), Hipkins’ first feature-length film, an experimental adaptation of Samuel Butler’s anonymously published 1872 novel Erewhon. Hipkins’ work returns again and again to a set of core concerns: photography as the predominant form of modernist visual communication; the nation state and national identity; exploration and colonisation in the modern era; and how social and political ideologies visually shape the world we live in. Here, followers of Hipkins can see how his career has unfolded and newcomers can discover one of New Zealand’s most innovative, subversive investigators of photography.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $70.00
  • Domestic Architecture
    Domestic Architecture
    ISBN: 9780958243087
    Title: Domestic Architecture

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Early Nz Photography Images & Essays
    Early Nz Photography Images & Essays
    ISBN: 9781877578168
    Title: Early Nz Photography Images & Essays

    We are all participants in an increasingly visual culture, yet we rarely give thought to the ways that photographs shape our experience and understanding of the world and historical past. This book looks at a range of New Zealand photographs up to 1918 and analyses them as photo-objects, considering how they were made, who made them, what they show and how our understanding of them can vary or change over time. This emphasis on the materiality of the photograph is a new direction in scholarship on colonial photographs. The writers include photographers, museum curators, academics and other researchers. Their essays are not intended as definitive readings but rather offer a variety of ways in which to read the images they have chosen. In the course of the book, they explore a host of issues related to the development of photography in New Zealand. World War I is the end point, as it coincided with profound cultural shifts with the expansion of the mass illustrated press and the rise of consumer photography, as well as a change in New Zealand's place in the world. Contributors: Wayne Barrar, Roger Blackley, Gary Blackman, Chris Brickell, Barbara Brookes, Sandy Callister, Simon Dench, Jocelyne Dudding, Keith Giles, Jill Haley, Ken Hall, Ruth Harvey, Kerry Hines, Antje L³bcke, Brian Moloughney, Max Quanchi, Rebecca Rice, Cathy Tuato'o Ross, Simon Ryan, Angela Wanhalla, Christine Whybrew and Erika Wolf.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Emanations: the Art of the Cameraless Photograph
    Emanations: the Art of the Cameraless Photograph
    ISBN: 9783791366463
    Title: Emanations: the Art of the Cameraless Photograph

    An unparalleled exploration of the art of cameraless photography, this expansive book offers an authoritative and lavishly illustrated history of photography made without a camera, along with a critical discussion of the practice. Since the early 19th century and the invention of photography, artists have been experimenting with various methods for creating photographs without a camera. At once exhaustive and compelling, this book reveals the myriad approaches artists have used to create photographic images using just paper and a source of radiation. Simultaneously a chronological history and a thematic study, this book explores a range of practices, some of which have been in use for more than a century, while others are entirely contemporary. From placing objects on light-sensitive paper and drawing on blackened glass plates to radiography, photocopying, and digital scanning, this is an elemental kind of photography that repudiates the idea that technology advances in only one direction. By eliminating the camera, artists are able to focus on other ways of making photographic pictures. They allow the world to leave its own imprint, to speak for itself as itself. This volume includes 160 exquisitely reproduced works of this kind. In turns abstract and realist, haunting and intricate, they seem to capture the very essence of their subjects. Featuring artists from the 19th century to today, this book explores cameraless photography as an important and influential medium that deserves to be included at the forefront of today's conversations about contemporary art.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $89.00
  • Evening Hours
    Evening Hours
    ISBN: 9780864738387
    Title: Evening Hours
    Author: CAUCHI BEN

    Ben Cauchi's photographs seem to arrive from another time and place, yet are thoroughly of the present. His use of the mid-nineteenth-century wet collodion photographic process is a means to question and undermine the certainties that we continue to invest in the photographic image. Cauchi's is a subtractive practice, dwelling on absence, lulls, the uncertain, the opaque and the fleeting elements of life. His shadowy images fixed on metal and glass explore the psychological dimensions of viewing and the nature of photography itself by continually moving within and expanding the grey areas between truth and untruth, presence and absence, the empirical and the incorporeal, seeing and believing. The Evening Hours brings together new writing on Cauchi's practice with reproductions of over eighty of his photographs. The artist has played an active role in this process, returning to his own archive just as he trawls through photographic histories to select, re-present and sequence a decade of work. Ben Cauchi was born in 1974 in Auckland, New Zealand. He became interested in photography in 1997 and has exhibited regularly since 2000. His work is included in every major public collection in New Zealand, as well as in the collections of the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the National Gallery of Australia. In 2007 he was awarded the Frances Hodgkins Fellowship at the University of Otago, Dunedin. Cauchi was an Arts Foundation of New Zealand New Generation Award recipient in 2011 and in the following year was awarded the 2012 Creative New Zealand Berlin Visual Artists Residency at the Ku?nstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin. This is his first monograph. Aaron Lister is Curator New Zealand Art at City Gallery Wellington. Geoffrey Batchen teaches the history of photography at Victoria University of Wellington. Glenn Barkley is a curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Sydney.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
  • Every Picture Tells a Story
    Every Picture Tells a Story
    ISBN: 9780908689927
    Title: Every Picture Tells a Story

    A blog is a blog, and a book is a book, so we started by editing the blog
    In 2013 photographer Jocelyn Carlin decided to make a blog, telling stories in words and photographs chosen randomly from her past. Then she decided to make a book. Every Picture Tells a Story is that book, a documentary of what’s been important in Carlin’s life, her photographic career and in the lives of those around her in New Zealand, across the Pacific and in surprising places throughout the world.
    The book encompasses single images and parts of projects, supported by text where Carlin feels there is more story to be told. Themes include New Zealand art, film, performing arts, landscapes and environments. In Every Picture Tells a Story Carlin extensively illustrates the impacts of global warming on low lying Pacific nations, their struggles against colonisation and their approaches to survival. Carlin speaks of triumph in adversity, captures families in celebration and reveals the hopes and hearts of diverse communities who have welcomed her and shared their lives with her. In Every Picture Tells a Story she takes us on on a journey that’s filled with humour and delight, curiosity and compassion.
    The pictures and the stories are punctuated by excerpts from public presentations, interviews and writings which reveal much about Carlin’s politics, her passion for social justice and a lifelong love affair with her camera. This is a very special book with wide appeal.
    Jocelyn Carlin has been a photographer for close to 40 years. She has travelled extensively, exhibited frequently and has always had projects on the go, documenting events, telling stories and celebrating life.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
  • Everywhere Instantly Daniel Crooks
    Everywhere Instantly Daniel Crooks
    ISBN: 9781877375170
    Title: Everywhere Instantly Daniel Crooks
    Author: PATON JUSTIN

    This cleverly designed paperback book with an expanding cover accompanies Daniel Crook's fascinating video works exhibition "everywhere instantly". Crooks' works seem to carry us through space and time in multiple directions at once. At a moment when much has been said about the possibilities of video and new media art, Crooks simultaneously takes us back to cinema's origins in the time-and-motion experiments of Marey and the Lumire brothers, and propels video art forward into exciting new territory. Exhibition: 18 July - 9 November 2008

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Expanding Subterra
    Expanding Subterra
    ISBN: 9780908910595
    Title: Expanding Subterra
    Author: BARRAR WAYNE

    This comprehensive and beautifully designed publication traces Barrar;s major photographic project depicting commodified mined spaces and uncanny architecture of the underground. Barrar worked on this portfolio for more than seven years taking in commercial, industrial and domestic spaces in New Zealand, Australia, France and the United States of America.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
  • Eye in the Sky: a Drone Above Nz
    Eye in the Sky: a Drone Above Nz
    ISBN: 9780994128508
    Title: Eye in the Sky: a Drone Above Nz

    Eye in the Sky: A Drone Above New Zealand explores the country from the air, ranging from 10ft to 400ft, in a way that is both unique and compelling. From wide elevated vistas of landscapes and land forms, to close intimate portraits of buildings and textures that conventional aircraft would struggle to capture. The first of its kind in New Zealand, this book adds an extra dimension to the idea of the classic New Zealand photo book and will appeal to wide range of tastes, from those interested in both aerial and drone photography, tourists, lovers of landscape and to those keen to see New Zealand in a new way. Each photograph is accompanied by the height, GPS location and date it was taken.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Eye on the Landscape Nz Pocket Ed
    Eye on the Landscape Nz Pocket Ed
    ISBN: 9781877517365
    Title: Eye on the Landscape Nz Pocket Ed

    NEW ZEALAND: EYE ON THE LANDSCAPE is a new book of high-quality landscape photography aimed at the top end of the New Zealand pictorial book market. The distinguishing feature of this book is that the images used will not be the work of one photographer, but rather a collection of the best images from a wide range of landscape photographers. The inspiration for this concept has been the extraordinary work that is exhibited by members of the Photographic Society of New Zealand, the umbrella organisation for a wide range of photographic groups. The majority of photographs created by their members, who range from professional, semi-professional to keen amateur, is hardly seen and never published. The best of it, however, is of the highest quality and often provides a fresh and original view of a much-photographed country. The book will follow a standard format, with a focus on all of the main areas visited by tourists. The selection will be undertaken by publisher Robbie Burton and photographer Craig Potton, one of the most experienced photoediting partnerships in the New Zealand publishing industry. NEW ZEALAND: EYE ON THE LANDSCAPE will be a fresh and original pictorial book, with the highest standard of photography and production.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $20.00
  • F4 + in the Interval
    F4 + in the Interval
    ISBN: 9780473300968
    Title: F4 + in the Interval

    In 2006, after fifteen years of collaborative art practice, Susan Jowsey and Marcus Williams decided to invite their two children, Jesse and Mercy to join their art project, creating the art
    collective, F4. The body of work selected for this publication, forms part of that seven-year journey; the making of this work became part of their family life. As the project progressed, the family and its dynamics became the conceptual source for the work. . .

    Whilst the name F4 might refers to the family of four, the name is also the term used to describe the size of a lens aperture when it is relatively open, a mechanical way of seeing which allows plenty of light, but only a shallow area of focus, surrounded by a vista that is less well-defined. . .

    For F4, this alludes to a human tendency in perceiving the isolated moment or detail very clearly, but failing to comprehend the singularity within a continuum of significance. Photographs themselves compound this, by locking a moment in time, in a way that no other phenomena can achieve, at least not with such veracity and vivacity. Photography destabilises the natural order of things, allowing us to hold the present in our hand as a print, even as the present eludes us. . .

    The images in this book are not chronological; instead, they are grouped into relationships, positioning the body of work as a whole and in retrospect. This approach to sequencing the images is commensurate with the influence of lives entwined.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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