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Grafted: Plants by Kohei Oda, Pots by Adam Silverman
With 160 pages of photography by Shuji Yoshida and Joshua White, "Grafted" was printed in an edition of 1250 copies. The book is the upshot of two exhibitions by LA-based ceramicist Adam Silverman and award-winning Japanese plant sculptor Kohei Oda...
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Mel Stones and High's "That's a Crazy One" Photo Book
by Anne Kristoff In early '90s NYC, it seems that just about every sort of gathering featured a photographer with camera in hand. For a group of kids hanging out in Washington and Tompkins Square parks during that era, that role was filled by Mel...
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"Bros & Brosephines"
Exiled Russian photographer and artist Slava Mogutin explores traditional notions of masculinity and beauty in his new hardcover "Bros & Brosephines." Even more than that, Mogutin's images confront gender, sexuality, fetishes, youth, and style. From...
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Jonah Samson’s "Yes Yes We’re Magicians" Found Photography Book
Artist and Cool Hunting contributor Jonah Samson collects vintage imagery—black and white relics that he refers to as his "new old photos." Scouring eBay and beyond, Samson does more than horde these little time capsules. He frequently modifies and...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Keeping Up With the Machines, Elon Musk's New Program It's been a week now since serial entrepreneur (and futurist) Elon Musk announced the launch of Neuralink Corp, and to be honest, it's still on our minds. With this new venture, Musk proposes...
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Indoek's "Surf Shacks" for Gestalten
Surf-centric website Indoek continues to expand the breath of its offerings, in turn demonstrating an increasing global interest in the full culture surrounding those addicted to waves. "Surf Shacks," a 288-page foray into the home lives of creatively...
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Tom Blachford's "Midnight Modern" From PowerHouse Books
Since our introduction to a new body of work from Melbourne-base photographer Tom Blachford in 2015, we've been graced with new announcements in his acclaimed "Midnight Modern" series every year. Taken by the beauty of Palm Springs, CA and propelled...
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"Ren Hang" Celebrates the Chinese Photographer's Work
Update 24 February 2017: tragically, it's been reported that Ren Hang has passed away aged just 29 years old. Shooting on film, photographer Ren Hang captures his friends in trees and rivers in the woods, in his apartment and on the roofs of buildings...
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Inventing Downtown
Focusing on the less documented artist-run galleries of NYC, "Inventing Downtown" centers on the post-war period of 1952 to 1965 and, while some of the names will be new to readers, the book also highlights early, unknown works by now-famous artists...
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Ren Hang
An artist at the forefront of gender inclusiveness, Chinese photographer Ren Hang's work is full of nudity, but is somehow not entirely sexual. Certainly NSFW, his work is controversial in his homeland, but embraced elsewhere, and it's completely compelling...
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Overview: A New Perspective of Earth
Inspired by his hugely popular and oftentimes mind-blowing Instagram, Benjamin Grant's new book "Overview: A New Perspective of Earth" mesmerizes. The hardcover tome boasts 200 original images that Grant created by stitching together several satellite...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Digitize Physical Prints With Google's New PhotoScan App With Google's new PhotoScan app, one can digitize their physical photos at home using only the standard smartphone camera. It's not quite up to par with a scanner, but it's a substantial...
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Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History
Molly Schoit’s book based on the Instagram @TheUnsungHeroines handle, "Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History" celebrates the forgotten, lesser known women athletes who paved the way for today's sports stars. From Jackie Towanda (the...
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Benjamin Grant's "Overview: A New Perspective of Earth"
Inspired by his hugely popular and oftentimes mind-blowing Instagram, Benjamin Grant's new book "Overview: A New Perspective of Earth" mesmerizes. The hardcover tome boasts 200 original images that Grant created by stitching together several satellite...
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The Importants
The tender portraits taken by photographer, casting director and creative director Kevin Amato—for his new book "The Importants"—honor the characters (mostly from the Bronx) he's dedicated to capturing on film. Amato is a pioneer of the now-common...
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Arthur Drooker's "Conventional Wisdom" Book
Between July 2013 and January 2015, we were honored to publish the work of photographer Arthur Drooker as he developed installments within a rather unique series known as Conventional Wisdom. Drooker traveled the US, attending obscure conventions and...
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Kava Gorna's "100 Cheeks" Book
Fashion and lifestyle photographer Kava Gorna understands the allure of beautiful butts. Through the sultry and playful photographs in her just-released book, "100 Cheeks," Gorna pays homage to vintage denim while also celebrating the bottoms that...
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The Drive: Custom Cars and Their Builders
Focused on what is perhaps a niche topic, Gestalten's new hardcover tome, "The Drive: Custom Cars and Their Builders" is not just for custom car owners and lovers. Readers who aren't all that interested in the auto world will be surprised and thrilled...
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Interview: Photographer Michael Muller
LA-based photographer Michael Muller has captured celebrities (including Rihanna for her album cover Unapologetic) to mutants and superheroes (the movie posters for "X-Men Apocalypse" and "Captain America: Civil War" to name a few), but the most fascinating...
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This Brutal World
How do crude and unsympathetic concrete structures appeal to human hearts around the globe? Graphic designer Peter Chadwick (founder of London-based studio A Popular Space) attempts to explain his fervent love for Brutalism not through too many words...
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Public / Private / Portrait
Mossless was founded in 2009 by Romke Hoogwaerts as a digital platform for interviewing a different photographer every two days. It made the transition into the physical world in the form of artist-made publications, and their fourth issue—a thematic...
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Interview: Photographer Steve Schapiro
Martin Luther King Jr and the Selma march, Marlon Brando on set in "The Godfather" (and more than 200 films and 100 movie posters), Robert F Kennedy on the presidential campaign trail, Frank Sinatra, Muhammad Ali, Andy Warhol, Nico, Barbra Streisand...
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