Tag: book-review

Jesse’s Book Review – Japan through a Leica

Jesse’s Book Review – Japan through a Leica by Ihee Kimura This time around Jesse tackles a book that a few people have mentioned to me lately. A really special book for the Leica buffs out there. Japan Through a Leica is really first and foremost a collector’s book. The first edition was released in […]

Jesse’s Book Review – Katsura by Yasuhiro Ishimoto

Jesse’s Book Review – Katsura by Yasuhiro Ishimoto Jesse has been discovering all sorts of interesting books lately. This time he pours over the work of Yasuhiro Ishimoto. Check it out. Katsura is one of those books that was on my Amazon wish list for ever and over the years has tripled in value and […]

Jesse’s Book Review – Ice Box by Ushioda Tokuko

Jesse’s Book Review – Ice Box by Ushioda Tokuko It takes me a while to get them up, by Jesse keeps on working away, producing these fantastic reviews. This time delves into a book that looks at our innermost secrets. As a child mornings were always the best. I often had nightmares so as far […]

Jesse’s Book Review – écriture by Kenjiro Akama

Jesse’s Book Review – écriture by Kenjiro Akama Jesse is back with another great book review. This time by Japanese photographer Kenjiro Akama. Check it out. Circa 2010, anyone who said they were a photographer in Tokyo…was for the most part a film shooting street photographer. So much has changed since then, where now in […]

Jesse’s Book Review – Sunlanders by Sean Lotman

Jesse’s Book Review – Sunlanders by Sean Lotman Jesse has been very busy lately, with a new job and a new series of interviews coming. But he has made some time to put another book review together. This one is special to us as Sean is a mutual friend to both Jesse and I. I feel […]

Gear Review: HoldFast Gear

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Gear Review: HoldFast Gear

Gear Review: HoldFast Gear A few months back Matt of HoldFast Gear was kind enough to let me test out some of his wonderful offerings. I was planning on getting a review out as quickly as possible, but one thing led to another and here we are in the middle end of the summer. Still, better […]

Jesse’s Book Review – Momentary by Nico Perez

Jesse’s book review, Momentary by Nico Perez Jesse Freeman’s world famous book reviews are usually focussed on Japanese photography, but occasionally he strays from the path to review the work of non Japanese photographers and friends too. This is the latter, a great review of beautiful book. I don’t believe happiness can be state, un-happiness can […]

Jesse’s Book Review – Segregation Story

Jesse’s book review, Segregation Story by Gordon Parks This review was meant to be released a couple of weeks ago, but like a total dope I lost the images. So Jesse has been really kind and managed to make some more for us. Come and check out this excellent review. “Here is a mean place….The […]

Jesse’s Book Review – Images Still and Moving

Jesse’s book review, Images Still and Moving by Abbas Kiarostami In a step away from Japanese photography books, Jesse reviews the work of Abbas Kiarostami, an Iranian movie director. If you are not familiar with his work then you will be after this excellent review. Internationally among living film directors, I would say there are […]

Jesse’s Book Review – Manzanar

Jesse’s book review, Manzanar by Ansel Adams Jesse tackles one of the great legends of photography in this review, by reviewing a book that has a very strong connection for the Japanese. This is a fascinating and raw photographic essay that is often overlooked. “On the day of departure, people found themselves herded into groups […]