This is the first of a new series where we share some of the books, zines and other printed material we’ve been enjoying recently. Hopefully this series inspires you to not only buy more printed material but make some yourself! Photographs are now overwhelmingly viewed on screens only, but don’t forget the best way to view a photo: with a physical print/book in your hands.
This book by Guillermo Sánchez-Villarta sold out its first edition before we were able to get our hands on the second edition that was printed to meet the demand.
Shot over the course of two weeks in May of 2018 in Japan, this book includes both color and b/w images. It also includes contact sheets. The book is filled with moody shots of Tokyo in the rain, as is suggested by its name, Ame, which means rain in Japanese.
Check it out on Guillermo’s Instagram page:
The Negative Times is “a film photography magazine sharing photographs and stories from the past.”
Based in Salt Lake City and Berlin, their debut issue is filled with work from a total of 13 different photographers. It is published by the independent publishing group, t.i.e. publishing. We can’t recommend this zine enough. The curation by the team at The Negative Times is excellent and if this first issue is indicative of their future publications, we will be keeping a close eye on their future work.
Buy the first issue here:
Follow @thenegativetimes on Instagram:
Zuisha is a photobook by John Sypal. It is based on his on-going photo series, Zuisha, which is exhibited regularly at Totem Pole Photo Gallery in Tokyo. John is a member of the Totem Pole Photo Gallery and I had the pleasure of attending his Zuisha vol.18 exhibit back in August 2018. He was kind enough to chat with me for over an hour and then sign a copy of his book for me! If you’re ever in the area, we highly recommend checking out one of his exhibitions.
Shot entirely in b/w, this gorgeous book features 52 images over 56 pages. You can purchase it here:
Totem Pole Photo Gallery:
“THE DOCTOR’S HOUSE” is the latest work from NYC-based filmmaker Parker Hill. We have been obsessed with Hill’s photographic and cinematic work for a while now. Her photography is unique in that it is influenced by her film-making, resulting in an undeniable cinematic feel to her still images.
I’m usually not a fan of coil-bound books, however, I think it really helps this book exhibit its beautiful full spreads. This may be the book that changes my mind on coil-bound publications.
Purchase THE DOCTOR’S HOUSE here:
Parker Hill’s website:
Parker Hill’s Instagram:
We hope you enjoyed the first in this new series! Remember to buy physical work every now and then and enjoy photographs as they were originally intended.