Tag: photobook

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 […]

Camera Geekery: Analogue Photography by Andrew Bellamy

While this is a beautiful book, if more people had it we wouldn’t be able to find Nikon SLRs masquerading as broken digital cameras for 3 bucks. All jokes aside, Analogue Photography is a wonderful collection to any film photography lovers’ library. Written by Andrew Bellamy, Analogue Photography: Reference Manual for Shooting Film delves deeply into the technical side […]

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, On the Road by Daido Moriyama Jesse has had a little vacation, but now he is back with a great review of a great book. It is particularly hard to do reviews of such well known photographers when they have the weight of many words behind them, but Jesse covers the Moriyama […]