Photobooks of the year? – Dave Heath – ‘Multitude, Solitude’ / Ivars Gravlejs – ‘Early Works’

I’m a bit of a sucker for the photo book of the year lists… When some photographer or critic that I admire picks a book of the year, I’m likely to be entering my Paypal password before I even realize it, and I end up with something that may or may not be my cup …

Unboxing Christian Reister’s ‘Alle Katzen Grau’

Initial thoughts: a seeming random assortment of street-type photographs in black & white. If there’s a narrative structure to the book, I missed it in the four or so minutes I flipped through the book during the unboxing. The contrast and grit are fairly high, but muted a bit by the paper and stock and …

Tell it like it is

David Alan Harvey’s new reprint of Tell it like it is arrived on my doorstep this afternoon. Do people do unboxing videos of books? Probably somewhere… But if they don’t, they still don’t, since this isn’t a video… just a boring slideshow of an unboxing of a book filled with exceptional photographs of a Virginia family …