Jesse’s Book Review – “Meanwhile Across the Mountain” by Jens Olof Lasthein

Jesse’s Book Review – “Meanwhile Across the Mountain” by Jens Olof Lasthein Check out Jesse’s audit of the hallucinatory uber-wide images from the latest tome by Swedish photographer Jens Olof Lasthein. There always seemed to be a lingering melancholy present in the old communist blocks. The ideals of equality to offset the lopsided capitalist systems […]

Jesse’s Book Review – “Above Else” by Woody Gooch and Quinn Matthews

Jesse’s Book Review – “Above Else” by Woody Gooch and Quinn Matthews Jesse reflects on this visually intriguing travelogue of Nepal by young rising stars Woody Gooch and Quinn Matthews. Don’t nobody go nowhere. Coming off my last photobook review based on travel photography with Haruna Sato’s Tschuss…chose to review yet another. Above Else is […]

Jesse’s Book Review – “Tschüss” by Haruna Sato

Jesse’s Book Review – “Tschüss” by Haruna Sato Jesse’s gotten his hands and eyes on Haruna Sato’s brand spankin’ new book Tschüss, which is what zee Germans say for “bye” or “so long”. Tschuss is photographer Haruna Sato’s latest offering. I previously reviewed a volume from her Ichi no Hi series some years back and this […]

Jesse’s Book Review – Yokushiroku by Kouhei Hirose

Jesse’s Book Review – “Yokushiroku” by Kouhei Hirose Jesse’s back and checks in this week with the debut tome from the psychedelic mind of Kouhei Hirose. Some photo books are simply about the overall effect. Rather than a careful selection of perfectly curated images each intended for maximum impact, it becomes a barrage of haphazard […]

Jesse’s Book Review – “Hibi” Tsukiji Market by Takashi Kato

Jesse’s Book Review – “Hibi” Tsukiji Market by Takashi Kato Jesse’s back and he dives into a fresh take on a fishy subject in Takashi Kato’s documentation of the world–renowned sea critter peddlers. With the 2020 Olympics looming here in Tokyo, tourism has been at an all-time high. The city itself is changing to accommodate, where […]

Jesse’s Book Review – Port Area, Sakai, Osaka 12:00 – 14:00, May 4, 2010 by Hiroko Komatsu

Jesse’s Book Review – Port Area, Sakai, Osaka 12:00 – 14:00, May 4, 2010 by Hiroko Komatsu It’s all about the details when you flip through this captivating collection of seemingly random images. Jesse reviews Hiroko Komatsu’s latest. “Exhaustive” can be perhaps be the best word to describe the work of photographer Komatsu Hiroko. She […]

Jesse’s Book Review – Whistle by Haruto Hoshi

Jesse’s Book Review – Whistle by Haruto Hoshi Jesse reflects on street photography extraordinaire Haruto Hoshi’s last book Whistle, a wild ride of captivatingly raw and occasionally uncomfortable images showing life in Japan’s megacities. Don’t nobody go nowhere. Arriving off the heels of Seiji Kurata, enter Haruto Hoshi. His 2007 release, Luminance of Streets was an instant […]

Jesse’s Book Review – Spider’s Strategy by Osamu Kanemura

Jesse’s Book Review – Spider’s Strategy by Osamu Kanemura Jesse shares with us how he stumbled upon a gem and reviews a uniquely interesting take on the urban chaos that we all know as Tokyo. Don’t go anywhere, folks. This one is fun! Was quite randomly asked over an Instagram message to talk about photography […]

Jesse’s Book Review – Mexican Notebooks

Jesse’s Book Review -Mexican Notebooks by Henri Cartier-Bresson Jesse’s back and he takes on HCB’s latest tome. Of course you can expect a touching and intimate look at everyday life in Mexico through the eyes of a legend. Guess the obvious review would have been The Decisive Moment. Hardly anything more one can say about […]

Jesse’s Book Review – Ravens

Jesse’s Book Review – Ravens by Masahisa Fukase It has been a bit quiet on the site as things have been busy, but Jesse decided to use the time to tackle one of the truly great Japanese photobooks, Ravens by Masahisa Fukase. And it is well worth the read. Check it out. “…art is made […]