Ninagawa Mika – ‘Acid Bloom’

If I was somewhat unimpressed with Ninagawa Mika’s Sugar & Spice, well, it was probably the wrong book to jump into Ninagawa’s work. After all, Ninagawa is very well known for her particular and peculiar use of color, which Sugar & Spice didn’t really show to full effect. To remedy that, I ordered Ninagawa’s new …

Michael Ashkin – ‘were it not for’

I’m not sure where I heard about Michael Ashkin’s were it not for. It wasn’t a Charcoal book, so I suspect it was the review and “Highly Recommended” rating from Jörg Colberg. I more or less trust Colberg’s reviews, and tend to more or less agree with him most of the time, but it was Ashkin’s …

Matt Martin – ‘American Xerography in Color’

Matt Martin is a photographer, curator, and promoter of photocopied photography… Photocopied photography? Yep. Check out @thephotocopyclub, which Martin founded, and his series “American Xerography 2016-2018.” In monochrome, the quality reminds me of punk flyers and zines, and has some relationship to Provoke and William Klein. In color, though, it’s something else.

Matt Black – ‘American Geography’

I stumbled across Matt Black’s American Geography “zine” while looking for something else, and just couldn’t help myself. First of, it’s another one to add to my mini-collection of “America*” books; second off, it’s sorta unique in that it’s meant to function like a zine or book, and (with two copies) as an exhibition, which …

Hiromix – ‘Hiromix’

I’m not too sure when or where or how I heard of Hiromix. It was after I (re)discovered photography (October, 2010), before I started shooting film (late-2013) and before I started reviewing photobooks and filming unboxings here (June, 2015). It was probably 2012 or 2013, sometime before I got into film, so I have an …