PERSONAL HYGIENE

PERSONAL HYGIENE

PETER MILNE ISBN: 978-0-9945170-1-2 Personal Hygiene pushes our understanding of what might constitute a ‘book’. Housed inside the double covers of a printed gatefold 12-inch vinyl record cover are a number of concertina folded mural inkjet prints of Peter Milne’s disturbingly funny photomontages accompanied by a provocative essay by Darren Tofts (and a complementary party hat!). Signed and numbered limited edition of 100.   Published by M.33, Melbourne, 2016 Limited Edition: 100 Essay by Darren Tofts Designed by Yanni Florence Size: Gatefold album cover: 32 x 32cm Four folded removable…. → More details


SOME WANT QUIETLY

SOME WANT QUIETLY

DREW PETTIFER ISBN: 978-0-9945170-0-5 This limited edition publication is the outcome of a residency Drew Pettifer completed over two months in Tokyo in mid-2014. Through these photographs Pettifer examines different codes of masculinity and gender that exist in contemporary Japanese society in relation to young Japanese men. These straight and queer subjects became friends with the artist through extended visits to the artist’s studio during his residency. The final 34 images were selected from more than 800 frames the artist shot in his typical intimate, snapshot style on 35mm colour…. → More details


A DAY IN THE LIFE OF ROWLAND S HOWARD

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF ROWLAND S HOWARD

PETER MILNE  ISBN: 978-0-9924302-7-6  In 1977 Peter Milne was 17 and the legendary Australian guitarist Rowland S Howard was 18. For several months they collaborated together on a number of photo sessions. Although many of the images taken in that period were lost or damaged, a number of remarkable photographs have survived and have been drawn together to form this book. Peter Milne writes in the introduction to the book: “I took up photography around this time and we began a busy period of experimental photo sessions during which I…. → More details


THE ODDFELLOW'S DAUGHTER

THE ODDFELLOW’S DAUGHTER

PETER MILNE ISBN: 978-0-9924302-5-2  By popular demand! The book of the exhibition of the stills from the movie that doesn’t exist! The Oddfellow’s Daughter is a set of staged ‘film-stills’ from a movie that does not actually exist. The principal characters in the images are played by prominent comedians and comic actors associated with the Melbourne comedy scene. Were it actually to be produced, the movie version of The Oddfellow’s Daughter would be an overwrought ‘B Grade’ rip-off of the kind of conspiracy-theory thrillers that have made the work of novelist…. → More details


MOMENTS OF MY LIFE

MOMENTS OF MY LIFE

KONRAD WINKLER ISBN: 978-0-9871670-7-1 This is a photography book in which the text accompanying the pictures takes an equal hold on our imagination. It contains a number of classic photos from Winkler’s career spanning 45 years; some are quite mad and very funny, others are imbued with tragedy and wistfulness, but leavened with a self-deprecating humour that brings us back into the present. No moment is just a photo or a text (except for the last that is so mad there is nothing to say). W.H.Chong writing in “Culture Mulcher’…. → More details


IMMOLATION

IMMOLATION

YANNI FLORENCE ISBN: 978-0-9924302-2-1 IMMOLATION is a book of photographs by Yanni Florence of people on fire. Not in flames running down the street screaming but quietly burning. There is smoke coming from a man seen from behind as he waits to cross the road at the traffic lights. It looks like he is on fire. Self-combusting. Slowly burning up from the inside. He and others in this book are giving off smoke signals. ‘Immolation’ is a studied selection of 19 photographs from hundreds of photographs that were taken to decipher these signals. Published by…. → More details


BEETLES / VIRGINS

BEETLES / VIRGINS

ARIEL MARTI REYES AND ANATOLY LUCA REYES ISBN: 978-0-9924302-3-8 In 2014, 13-year-old Ariel and 14-year-old Anatoly Reyes travelled to Mexico for an extended holiday with their mother, Melbourne photographer Tania Jovanovic. In exchange for a prolonged break from schoolwork, they each agreed to spend time on a personal photographic project. ‘Beetles/Virgins’ (2 separate books under one cover), brings together their individual assignments focussing on two ubiquitous features of the Mexican landscape – the Volkswagen Beetle and the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe. La Virgen De Guadalupe, the giver of…. → More details


ORIGINAL YELLOW

ORIGINAL YELLOW

KEVIN CHIN ISBN: 978-0-9924302-1-4 What does it take to feel you belong? Kevin Chin, a Chinese-Malaysian migrant, recounts his experience moving from his adopted hometown of Melbourne to Tokyo, and his attempts to fit in. Half diaristic and half photographic, ‘Original Yellow’ provides a humorous insight into cultural belonging, and ultimately questions how we find our place in the world. Published by M.33, 2015 eBook 63 pages Free Download: https://itunes.apple.com/au/book/original-yellow/id973659898?mt=1 System Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 3 or later and iOS 5.1 or…. → More details


STREET PORN

STREET PORN

YANNI FLORENCE ISBN: 978-0-9924302-8-3 In this large format book of 26 photographs, Yanni Florence identifies and documents the iterations of a specific and highly charged genre of t-shirts.  The photographs position fashion as a public and political statement made by the wearer either consciously or otherwise. They are significant photographs in that they capture a change in public acceptance, or is it obliviousness? Published by M.33, Melbourne, 2014 Limited edition of 50 numbered and signed 44 pages 26 colour photographs 350 x 270mm Photographs and book design by Yanni Florence SORRY NOW OUT OF PRINT  


ANIMAL LIFE

ANIMAL LIFE

YANNI FLORENCE ISBN: 978-0-9924302-0-7 ANIMAL LIFE consists of forty-six photographs by Yanni Florence, which in the city light and streets capture the animal figure and print in fashion and the bodies that inhabit it. An essay by Archeologist Greg Deftereos accompanies the images in this hardcover book with animal print end papers. “All this pertains to the perception that appearance reflects upon the wearer, their state of mind, their perception of self and how they are choosing to present themselves to others. Clothes are like sentences in a language and…. → More details


SOUTHLAND

SOUTHLAND

YANNI FLORENCE ISBN: 978-0-9924302-6-9 These photographs were taken by Yanni Florence not on assignment but as an aside while a participant in the weekly shopping trip to the SOUTHLAND shopping centre. A brightly lit and colourful place seen in dark, full bleed black and white photographs.  Printed on a photocopier on thin glossy paper that references retail junk mail and contrastingly bound in hardback with the cover printed on textured cloth. The photographs depict advertising spruiking ‘infinite happiness’, ‘good life’, and ‘style guides’. But they show alienation, loneliness and anxiety….. → More details


LESS THAN LOVERS

LESS THAN LOVERS

DREW PETTIFER ISBN: 978-0-9924302-4-5 “The camera desires what I desire, it captures these subjects and possesses them. It records these moments for me, and I in turn share them with my audience (with the subjects’ consent).” Drew Pettifer, 2014 Following hot on the heels of his playfully provocative 2011 publication I keep mine hidden, Drew Pettifer presents a more languid, more moody and delicate collection of images in his latest book from M.33. Once again taking its name from a song title; this one from the Japanese band, Hoahio’s Less…. → More details


SOMEWHERE IN JAFFA

SOMEWHERE IN JAFFA

NATHAN MILLER ISBN: 978-0-9871670-9-5  In his latest body of work SOMEWHERE IN JAFFA, Israeli born Australian photographer Nathan Miller captures with great sensitivity the visually captivating environs and atmosphere of the Israeli city of Jaffa, along with the rhythms of daily life there from the perspective of its diverse population. He presents us with a nuanced portrait of a part of the world of which we have very little real understanding. Most significantly, Nathan challenges pre-conceptions and clichéd assumptions regarding the life of Arabs and Jews within Israel. This body…. → More details


AS LONG AS IT LASTS

AS LONG AS IT LASTS

JULIE SHIELS ISBN: 978-0-9871670-8-8 AS LONG AS IT LASTS is a collection of photographs that record Julie Shiels ephemeral text interventions on urban waste. Over the last nine years, Shiels has transformed hundreds of abandoned objects on local streets with stencils of quotations and truisms sourced from the public domain. She says of the project: “I wanted to rework the detritus to reveal the tensions that occur as a suburb becomes both more desirable and simultaneously more homogeneous. Over time the intention became less about the social and more concerned…. → More details


DON'T JUST TELL THEM, SHOW THEM

DON’T JUST TELL THEM, SHOW THEM

Jesse Marlow ISBN: 978-0-9871670-6-4 ‘Don’t Just Tell Them, Show Them’ is a collection of photographs taken by Jesse Marlow across Australia and a number of other countries between 2005 and 2012. With a highly developed eye for colour, pattern and subtle humour, Jesse Marlow captures the extraordinary within the ordinary. Each image in the book is a perfect compositional gem full of delight. These images showcase Marlow’s ability to find wonder amidst the banality of everyday life. Published by M.33, Melbourne, 2014 112 pages 240 x 330 mm Edited by…. → More details


ALL PRIZE WINNERS PARADED

ALL PRIZE WINNERS PARADED

JO GRANT ISBN: 978-0-9871670-5-7 Jo Grant’s ALL PRIZE WINNERS PARADED is a collection of elegant and delicate images made between 1997 and 2004 at agricultural shows in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. “The triumph of Jo Grant’s photographs lies in her renderings of the little details of ordinary moments at the annual Show into images that attest to the community spirit in country Australia. Her work draws upon history and memory, and takes us into the future, through its evocation and celebration of the spirit of the Show —…. → More details


WHEN NATURE FORGETS

WHEN NATURE FORGETS

PETER MILNE ISBN: 978-0-9871670-4-0 Peter Milne’s WHEN NATURE FORGETS is a sardonic photographic documentation of historical diorama displays which focuses on dummies, mannequins and dolls in a range of locations across Australia, ranging from small local history displays to major state-run institutions. Milne’s investigation of these sites where history is recreated for our edification and entertainment yields humorously absurd yet often touching and emotionally disturbing results. “In Milne’s photographs, the dummies are seen in all their frozen artificiality, in their materiality as commercial furnishings, but they simultaneously come to life…. → More details


 IN THE SHADOW OF THE CAPITOL

IN THE SHADOW OF THE CAPITOL

Photographs by Carl Mydans for the U.S. Resettlement Administration, September 1935 (Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Collection, Library of Congress) Edited and with text by Tom Clark ISBN: 978-0-9873387-0-9 “That ominous roominghouse-stairway interior, when I found it, became the signal that keyed this image search (for America, was it?).  Having discovered that shot, and reflecting then upon the dark inner-sanctum descent it suggested, I went through the original Mydans “Lots” (the image groups — over a thousand images have survived in these scattered sets of “Lots”, preserved in the…. → More details


OTHER STORIES

OTHER STORIES

Jane Burton ISBN: 978-0-9871670-2-6 Jane Burton’s Other Stories is a collection of photographs that are intended to be experienced as a series of loose associations rather than determined narratives. Structured with five chapters like a fairy-tale collection, each series is toned in a different colour – reminiscent of old photographic processes and hand-colouring techniques. The atmosphere common to all the stories is cinematic and dreamlike. Saturated with colour (peach-sepia, red, viridian green, lavender, and blue), each has its own emotional pitch and temperature; the ‘story’ is non-linear, non-literal, falling instead…. → More details


COMPASS POINT

COMPASS POINT

Darren Sylvester ISBN: 978-0-9871670-1-9 Darren Sylvester, known for his stylised constructed tableaux images redolent of pop culture takes a very different approach in his book Compass Point. In the 1970s and 80s Compass Point Studio, located on the coast of Nassau in the Bahamas, was recognised as one of the great music facilities in the world producing music with a particular sound – that of luxury, decadence and sophistication. Artists such as Grace Jones, Roxy Music, Robert Palmer and Talking Heads all made seminal albums here. Prompted by rumours that…. → More details