I MELT WITH YOU

I MELT WITH YOU

DREW PETTIFER ISBN: 978-0-6484899-2-4   ‘I Melt With You’ is the fourth instalment in Drew Pettifer’s ongoing publishing project of monographic works. In this iteration, Melbourne curator Pippa Milne has selected the photographs and written an accompanying essay which teases out the status of these images and has noted: ‘.. These are not documentary photographs. They do not show what happens to be going on anyway. They are not incidental, rather the situation is negotiated and discussed — if not orchestrated and directed — then consciously considered by Pettifer and his sitters, the vast majority of whom are…. → More details


SUBURBAN BAROQUE

SUBURBAN BAROQUE

DAVID WADELTON ISBN 978-0-6484899-1-7 ‘Suburban Baroque’ brings together a selection of David Wadelton’s photographs of the vanishing mid-century suburban interiors of the formerly working-class northern areas that were the destination of choice for many post-war immigrants from Europe. The once-ubiquitous terrazzo, balustrades, marble columns and lions and other manifestations of pride and nostalgia for their homelands have become increasingly rare as the years pass, generations change, and gentrification takes place. The rooms are redolent of a different era and imbued with pathos, as most were the pride and joy of…. → More details


TRAM WINDOWS

TRAM WINDOWS

YANNI FLORENCE ISBN 978-0-6482588-1-0 ‘Different subjects appear in different windows, waves of light pass through each window uniquely and only once per instant of time. Different impressions in light pass through or reflect off the surface of each windows. There are different expressions on people’s faces, different gestures or reactions to the fact that they are being photographed, if they are in fact aware that they are being photographed, and different aspects of their awareness. Some subjects appear to be consciously turning away from the camera, others appear completely unaware…. → More details


APÓKRYPHOS

APÓKRYPHOS

CHERINE FAHD ISBN: 978-0-6484899-0-0 Apókryphos is a deeply moving study of the ways in which grief and mourning are visualised, experienced and witnessed. Using image and text Fahd reproduces 24 photographs taken in 1975 of her grandfather’s funeral and burial. Through annotations, footnotes and redacted text she forensically yet intimately guides the reader through the mysteries of the event captured, offering a literary response to the photographs and to the unknown status of the photographer. Apókryphos continues Fahd’s interest in the book as artwork. This new publication is a unique…. → More details


EMPTY

EMPTY

JULIE SHIELS ISBN: 978-0-6482588-2-7 Empty is a collection of photographs by Melbourne artist Julie Shiels taken from her home on the 20th floor in Melbourne’s CBD. The works capture the stillness and other worldliness of these workplaces when the humans have left the room. The absence of human presence amplifies activities occurring behind the glass facades, turning the focus onto the furniture, tools, technology and personal paraphernalia that populate these spaces, and inviting a reflection on the nature of work. Empty seeks to remind us that things continue to exist…. → More details


REALLY DON’T WANNA TO GO TO THIS FUNERAL

REALLY DON’T WANNA TO GO TO THIS FUNERAL

MATTHEW WARE ISBN: 978-0-6482588-0-3 ‘Looking through this book searching for inspiration on what to write about it, I’m rendered mute. It’s not because the images aren’t saying anything to me – they’re saying plenty. And it’s not as if they don’t remind me of anything – they remind me of everything. Matt’s combination of hijacked snapchats from other people with his own very personal and observant photography sort of sums up what it is to be alive these days; in which half the time you’re looking around and trying to…. → More details


THE WINTER GARDEN

THE WINTER GARDEN

CHRISTINE MCFETRIDGE ISBN: 978-0-9945170-9-8 ‘The Winter Garden’ is an ongoing (2012–) documentary project based in Christchurch, New Zealand, following the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. Christine McFetridge has written: ‘The work considers my psychological landscape and its connection to belonging, home and post-traumatic growth after this period of transition. I immigrated to Melbourne, Australia, from Christchurch in February 2013 and began photographing during short trips home. With distance, my sense of what ‘home’ was became informed by memory and nostalgia. In the same way Barthes sought a likeness of his mother…. → More details


FOOL’S PARADISE: THE EARLY YEARS OF THE MELBOURNE COMEDY FESTIVAL

FOOL’S PARADISE: THE EARLY YEARS OF THE MELBOURNE COMEDY FESTIVAL

PETER MILNE ISBN: 978-0-9945170-8-1 ‘Fool’s Paradise: The Early Years of The Melbourne Comedy Festival’ brings together an edited selection from Peter Milne’s vast archive of (mostly) candid backstage moments from the first 11 years of the Melbourne Comedy Festival (1987- 1998). The book includes essays from Greg Hocking, Sue-Ann Post, Kevin Whyte and Judith Lucy who writes: ‘…I love the look of Peter’s photographs; there is so much depth to the images, so much going on in the background like a gesture or a portentous sign.  But there’s something else…. → More details


A PORTRAIT IS A PUZZLE

A PORTRAIT IS A PUZZLE

CHERINE FAHD ISBN: 978-0-9945170-7-4 This “paired volume”, beautifully designed by Elliott Bryce Foulkes, features Cherine Fahd’s photographic studies, ‘Shadowing Portraits’ (2014-2016) and ‘You Look Like a…’ (2016-2017). It includes a critical essay by Blair French – Director Curatorial and Digital, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, contributions from the ‘Shadowing’ participants, as well as Fahd’s own notations on the processes of making portraits. A ‘Portrait is a Puzzle’ is in itself an artwork; a pairing of two photographic series that invites the reader to turn the book over and around, to…. → More details


DIANA AMONG THE HUMANS

DIANA AMONG THE HUMANS

KONRAD WINKLER ISBN: 978-0-9945170-5-0 DIANA AMONG THE HUMANS is a book of photographs that explores the gap between the cheery chaos of life and the form and deeper meaning that art and myth strive to achieve. We no longer live our lives steeped in religious certainty and myth, but we still love all those stories and images from Greek and Roman times. Diana the goddess is now fully human and offers little help or consolation on the crazy treadmill of our lives. But people still go to galleries and stop…. → More details


WAITING

WAITING

JULIE SHIELS ISBN: 978-0-9945170-4-3 Julie Shiels’ images “are wilfully obstinate, the light too harsh in many cases, the colours too shiny and blank to offer the easy satisfactions we have come to expect from images of the everyday.  They are photographs of surfaces, of details from public spaces taken on a mobile phone, while waiting. And yet this is unmistakably not Instagram. This is not life as a brand. The rustic-charm filter has been turned way down. There are no humans in shot. The natural world is conspicuously absent. Cropped…. → More details


IT IS MIDNIGHT, DR.__

IT IS MIDNIGHT, DR.__

JANE BURTON ISBN: 978-0-9945170-2-9 Jane Burton’s latest publication with M.33, ‘It is Midnight, Dr.__’ is a small and exquisite limited edition cloth-covered book designed by Yanni Florence.  It contains 11 mounted original photographic prints accompanied by an essay from Barry Humphries. Burton’s darkly seductive and morbidly thrilling images can be read as reverie or erotic fairytale. In a garden of stone we witness a female nude assuming postures of devotion and abandonment on the earth’s floor. Like an alabaster statue come to life, a somnambulist or someone bewitched, she appears…. → More details


MONEY TALKS

MONEY TALKS

CHRIS BOWES ‘MONEY TALKS’ contains images of a number of banknotes, obtained by the artist while he worked as a bank teller. Individually these notes offer a glimpse into the lives of the people who wrote them. As objects they signify moments of shared experience where money exchanged hands.  Collectively they tell a story of Australian culture at a particular moment in time when paper money is fast losing its currency.   Published by Chris Bowes, Brisbane, 2014 Edition of 150, numbered and signed Photographs and design by Chris Bowes Essay by Gordon Craig 34 Pages 14…. → More details


HE IS IN THE CITY

HE IS IN THE CITY

YANNI FLORENCE ISBN: 978-0-9945170-6-7 HE IS IN THE CITY is a book of photographs of men who reminded the photographer of his father who died a few years ago and of his father’s friends who are mostly also gone. Triggered by small things such as a jacket, a raised eye brow, hair colour or posture.  HE is the men alone in the city. The CITY is the shadows and abstracted shapes that these men fade into. Published by M.33, Melbourne, 2017 Edition of 25, numbered and signed Photographs and design by…. → More details


A COUNTRY PRACTICE

A COUNTRY PRACTICE

JANINA GREEN ISBN: 978-0-9945170-3-6 ‘A Country Practice’ is a meditation upon Janina Green’s early life as a working class migrant girl growing up in an industrial town in rural Victoria. Designed by Yanni Florence and edited by Helen Frajman, this tiny yet hefty book brings together a seemingly disparate collection of images which blend into a powerfully resonant mosaic. Bucolic landscapes, intimate portraits, doctored found images, streetscapes and fragments of rural life are punctuated by recurring images of abandoned power stations, smoking chimneys and scarred and mutilated land cleared for human…. → More details


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…. → 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