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 …

Yurie Nagashima – ‘Self-Portraits’

For all my claims to being a fan of 1990s Japanese photography, it was 2017 before I ever heard of Yurie Nagashima, and 2020 before I ever bought a book. Now, after spending quite some time with Self-Portraits, her new-ish book from Dashwood, now in its second printing, I need to get on bookfinder and …

Ninagawa Mika – ‘Sugar and Spice’

Mika Ninagawa’s Sugar and Spice came out in 2000 and was pretty popular: my copy is the 7th printing, from 2004, if that’s any indication. Strangely, though, the book doesn’t appear on Ninagawa’s website and despite my best efforts, I’ve been unable to find any reviews or any real discussion of it online anywhere, and …