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


PROSCENIUM

PROSCENIUM

Simon Terrill ISBN: 978-0-9871670-0-2 Simon Terrill’s Proscenium is a photographic presentation of staging and performance. A proscenium, the edge of the theatrical stage, has here been initially defined through the lens of the camera and later via the edge of the print. The title functions to hold together the crowds, streetscapes and landscapes that present themselves within the pages of this book. The cameo interlude of a series of portraits featuring the British performance artist and painter Bruce McLean represents the sole inclusion of a choreographed scene. All of the…. → More details


3 BOOKS SERIES

3 BOOKS SERIES

Jane Burton: Other Stories Darren Sylvester: Compass Point Simon Terrill: Proscenium All three books together highlight the versatility of the book form as a means of presenting contemporary photography. Published by M.33, Melbourne, 2012 72 pages each 270 x 210 mm Series editor: Helen Frajman Series designer: Darren Sylvester All three books available as a set: $120.00 (+gst within Australia) 30% discount for all orders shipped to addresses outside of Australia. Enter this coupon code at checkout: WORLD Discount will be calculated in final price.        


I keep mine hidden

I keep mine hidden

DREW PETTIFER ISBN: 978-0-9871670-3-3 Taking its title from a 1987 Smith’s song, Drew Pettifer’s I keep mine hidden is a book of intimate photographs of the artist’s friends and lovers taken over the past two years. These previously unseen images form something of a diary cum queer family album as the willing subjects make themselves available for the camera’s gaze. The camera lingers – in bedrooms, bathrooms and often-watery external environments – over the naked and semi-naked bodies of young men as they are caught in moments of self-admiration and introspection….. → More details


BLUSH: PHOTOGRAPHS 1988 - 2010

BLUSH: PHOTOGRAPHS 1988 – 2010

JANINA GREEN ISBN: 978-0-9579553-8-7 Blush brings together strands of Janina Green’s practice from 1988 to the present. The obsessions and themes underpinning her work meander together in a dreamlike stream of consciousness to form a whole which is simultaneously delicate, intimate, sensual and faintly disconcerting. Green’s lyrical hand coloured portraits of young adults and images from the natural world sit beside her constructed photographs of domestic dysfunction and constructed narrative images dealing with childhood, motherhood, female friendship and fantasy. Running throughout are small punctuations of tiny moments of fragile beauty….. → More details


BEAUTIFUL LIES: NOTES TOWARDS A HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA

BEAUTIFUL LIES: NOTES TOWARDS A HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA

PETER MILNE ISBN: 978-0-9775790-7-5 In Beautiful Lies Peter Milne creates allegorical, visual narratives out of the strangely rich and conflicted history of a young nation still struggling to understand itself. The individual projects employ a wide range of visual languages, formal elements and subject matters but they all share a central concern with the possibilities for reinterpretation of historical narrative through visual allegory. The key theme in the work is the human dynamics involved in the pursuit of power, particularly the tension between utopian idealism and the corrupting disillusionment that…. → More details


PARÁDEISOS

PARÁDEISOS

CHRISTOPHER KÖLLER ISBN: 978-0-9579553-9-4 Christopher Köller’s photographs of gardens in Parádeisos don’t strive for the ‘ideal’ view, but for a view that is different, unexpectedly beautiful or jarring. The blurred edges of plants and buildings bleed into one another and generate a sense of restless movement, a feeling that we can’t quite focus on any one point – as though we were moving though the landscape of a dream. Produced between 1997 and 2009, the scope of Parádeisos is vast, taking us from Zen gardens in Kyoto to a roadside…. → More details


NOTES FROM THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA

NOTES FROM THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA

NATHAN MILLER ISBN: 978-0-646-48559-1 “This book chronicles Nathan’s journey through the Delta as an observer… Perhaps what is so striking about these images is their freshness. This is what he came to see and it is almost as though he is surprised to have found it. So surprised – and delighted even that he documented his experience as a validation of sorts. Almost an ‘aha’ moment of ‘Yes, the blues is real’”. Shelley Ritter, Director of the Delta Blues Museum, Mississippi Published by Wild Rabbit, Melbourne, 2008 132 pages 250…. → More details


OPFIKON

OPFIKON

MATTHEW SLEETH Opfikon is Matthew Sleeth’s most seductive book of photographs to date. Designed by acclaimed Melbourne designer Fabio Ongarato, the large format and typography of Opfikon reference Swiss poster design. The images in the book, photographed in an apparently idyllic outer suburb of Zurich called Opfikon, initially dazzle and enchant us with their storybook charm. Dappled leaves, horses in stables, primary coloured children’s furniture, a plethora of gnomes, crisp winter skies and sun filled summery days. A life of precise order and harmony is presented. Yet a certain menace…. → More details


home + away

home + away

PHOTOGRAPHS BY MATTHEW SLEETH Edited by Helen Frajman home+away is a unique twin book set of photographs which are both light hearted and deeply serious. away is a series of images made when the photographer was out of Australia and suggests that mix of excitement and alienation which travel brings. The photographs in home were taken around Australia and are of a more familiar terrain, with the everyday rubbing up against the strange and the iconic to convey a highly individual take on home. Published by M.33, Melbourne 2002 2 volumes / 48 pages…. → More details


TOUR OF DUTY: WINNING HEARTS AND MINDS IN EAST TIMOR

TOUR OF DUTY: WINNING HEARTS AND MINDS IN EAST TIMOR

MATTHEW SLEETH Matthew Sleeth’s book of photographs, Tour of Duty constitutes a significant and sustained visual investigation into the international presence in East Timor immediately following the Independence ballot.It must primarily be viewed in the context of the plethora of images which have been published and broadcast over the period of Australia’s participation and which indeed have contributed to our national understanding of this involvement. What we mostly saw in our press and on TV was either the genuinely abject plight of the East Timorese on the one hand and…. → More details


The Bank Book

The Bank Book

PHOTOGRAPHS BY MAX CREASY, PETER MILNE, MATTHEW SLEETH and DANIELLE THOMPSON In July 2001, when “The Bank” was being filmed in Melbourne, its producers invited 4 photographic artists to hang around the set and engage with the making of the movie. The Bank Book is the wonderful outcome of that process. “Despite its fictional character, film invariably relies on a total “realism of space”. The Bank is no different. It replaces the real world with its own universe of affects. The photographs contained in this book invite us to explore…. → More details


Roaring Days

Roaring Days

PHOTOGRAPHS BY MATTHEW SLEETH In this his first book of photographs Sleeth continues to pursue the themes that have long preoccupied him – comradeship, masculinity, romance and alienation. Similarly he continues his intoxication with the expressive qualities of light and shadow. However Roaring Days suggests a departure for Sleeth from the more traditional photo essay form into a more fluid, more loosely structured poetic narrative. Central to Roaring Days are the popular earlier series ‘Cox and Rizzetti Foundry’, ‘Boys’ and ‘Silvers Circus’, but woven around these core works are seemingly…. → More details


Cuba Que Bola

Cuba Que Bola

TANIA JOVANOVIC “How could I not succumb to those cinematic streets, the peeling paint, those ghostly limousines, that music which wove its way into every frame, the old fashioned atmosphere redolent of grace, of variety, of a time before mass consumption, and above all those relaxed and vivacious people of every shape and hue? Each image seemed to share in a song of community, of zest, of life lived….This collection of photographs does not aim to present a comprehensive or definitive view of Cuba. It is one person’s encounter with…. → More details