Lewis Bush – ‘Metropole’ (2018)

I’m something of a Lewis Bush fan. You might remember April 2018, when I unboxed and reviewed a handful of his books and zines that I received as part of my Kickstartering of his Shadows of the State book. So when he put out a new version, larger and more thorough version of his Metropole zine, I jumped on it.

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Nikon Lite•Touch Zoom AF – First Roll Review

Several weeks ago, during one of the many trips to local charity shops with my darling, adorable wife, I spotted a small, leather camera case in the jewelry display. I suspected it to be some sort of digicam, so imagine my surprise when I opened it up and found the Nikon Lite•Touch Zoom AF.

The camera came with a roll of film already in it, and I shared pictures from that roll last month. In that post, I promised a “proper review” of the camera later, so, after putting a fresh roll of Lomography Color 100 through it, here you go!

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Alex Prager – ‘Silver Lake Drive’

Alex Prager‘s photography is equal parts Hitchcock and Crewdson, with some hints of Sherman thrown in. Her images contain whole worlds, full backstories of all the characters, a sense of action before and after the millisecond captured on the film. Silver Lake Drive is a retrospective, of sorts, with selected images and film stills from projects completed between 2007’s Polyester and 2016’s La Grande Sortie, and it’s incredible.

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Juno Calypso – ‘What to do with a Million Years’

I became aware of Juno Calypso‘s work several years ago, back during my early, digital days even. A few of her pictures from the Joyce and The Honeymoon series are in my inspiration file for their color and suggestion of (creepy, menacing) narrative, but my interest in her work preceded my photobook obsession and I missed out on picking up copies of her books and zines.

A few months ago, I heard her 2016 interview on Ben Smith’s ‘a small voice’ podcast, visited her website, and immediately ordered a second-edition copy of her zine What to do with a Million Years, and it’s more than I hoped for, even.

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Alexandra Catiere – ‘Behind the Glass’

Alexandra Catiere’s Behind the Glass is more of an event, than a book. It’s not something to casually flip through. In fact, you can’t casually flip through it, or if you do, you’ll miss half of the images and all of the story. It’s one of the more unique book designs I’ve seen.

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Rosalind Fox Solomon – ‘Liberty Theater’

Rosalind Fox Solomon is one of my favorite photographers. Her ability to move between various communities, her access to people from all manner of backgrounds, and her ability to get open, honest expressions and gestures is incredible.

I have two of her previous books with Mack, THEM (2014) and Got to Go (2016), so when I heard Mack was releasing another book, I jumped on it straight away.

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