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  • This amazing case contains, outside of a selection of 60 of the best panoramic images of the artist, three text booklets (one in each language : English, Chinese, French), a wood stand to present the portfolio, and a pair of gloves to handle the prints.

    Panoramic Photos

    Zeng Nian

    A unique portfolio of 60 numbered prints,
    signed by the artist

  • In 2015, Robin de Puy travelled across America on a motorcycle, she discovered Randy. He rode past – fast – but in the split second she saw him she knew: she had to find out who this boy was.

    RANDY
    Robin de Puy

  • .Signed copies on pre-order (shipment on January 13th). .Unsigned copies available for immediate shipping (outside of our holiday break from Dec. 29th to Jan. 4th). Presentation by Filigranes :       [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal] "« In the early seventies, going through Rome, during a cold and rainy winter; no good photographs, I had a wide-angle!...

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  • .Only TWO signed copies available!. Presentation by APE / Art Paper Editions: " Twist is an overview of Camille Vivier's work. It is a meeting of worlds. An encounter between curved, nude female bodies with avant-garde, anthropomorphic sculptures. Their shape refers back to the bodies. Vivier confronts roughness with sensuality. She creates her own...

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  • Presentation by Loose Joints: " Busy Living accompanies Spanish artist Coco Capitán's first major museum exhibition in Europe, a comprehensive survey of the artists' last six years of image-making, including an essay by curator Simon Baker and texts throughout in English and French. Despite Capitán's young age, Busy Living contains a kaleidoscope of...

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  • Presentation by Mack Books: " Showcaller is the first book exploring the work of emerging artist Talia Chetrit. It brings together a broad range of her work made between 1994 and 2018 and is linked to a retrospective museum exhibition at the Kölnischer Kunstverein in early 2018. The title Showcaller is a theatrical term which references the performative...

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  • Presentation by Art Paper Editions: " Conference of the Birds shows an outtake from an analysis of the correlation between time and place and of the historical Iranian landscape. How do places appear and disappear? How do we attach meaning to a certain site and in what way photography can deal with deconstructed icons in comparison to the (a-)historical...

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  • Presentation by Art Paper Editions: " 2099 shows images of remembrance linked to Sybren Vanoverberghes perception on the constant evolution of history and its repetitive character. Deconstructed places and manipulated icons function on an associative basis to create a new overview of the present. As a photographer Vanoverberghe is experimenting with what...

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  • Presentation by Ceiba: " « My father was a bit plump, he looked grumpy and didn't laugh much in front of me. As time passed by, he became smaller and smaller. Long after I left home to live on my own, my father bought a black dog. Its belly was partly white, which contrasted with its body. The doggy's name is Kuro, which means black in Japanese. Every...

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  • Presentation by Trespasser Books: " Garrett Grove's Errors of Possession is a photobook about the land and people of the United States' rural Northwest. It offers an ambiguous look into the lives of blue collar Americans and the ways in which agriculture, industry, and humans' pursuit of a fabled American Dream have profoundly altered the country. All of...

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  • Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " In 1983- 84 Tod Papageorge spent a month each summer on the Acropolis in Athens, producing a body of work that seems lost in time, fusing the ancient with the modern.« I stayed at a nice hotel, the Zafolia, five minutes from the Acropolis, where every surface in my room was marble, and where I did laps in the pool...

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  • Presentation by Editions Loco:        [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal] "With Journal de l'œil (les globes oculaires) [or Diary of the eye (the eye balls)], Anne-Lise Broyer tries to live the experience of literature through the act of looking. As if  the act of making photographs was moving forward in your vision the way you are moving forward when...

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  • Presentation by T&M Projects: " During his long career, Masao Yamamoto has created works that carefully pick up familiar animals, plants, landscapes, and other small things that are likely to be overlooked. The photos have been brewed into beauty with delicate breathing and a sense of tension by a superlative monochrome technique. This Bonsai -...

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  • Presentation by Chose Commune: " Amour diaries photographer Claudine Doury's thirty year quest along the banks of the Amur River in Russia. She journeyed along its banks in 1991, 1997 and 2018, making images that meet together in this book. As generations pass, the surroundings of the river shift and the traditions of the Siberian-descended people –...

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  • Presentation by Editions Xavier Barral : "In a signed and numbered edition of 800 copies, Painted Ladies gathers a series of women portraits made by Valérie Belin in 2017. Each woman is portrayed made-up revealing the traces of a brush used to paint and make-up. Brushes and pigments evoke tribal painting ; these photographs seem to result from initiation...

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  • Presentation by VOID: " Made over the course of 10 years, Oyster is a visual diary compiled by Marzocchi as clues to understand his absent parents. At times bordering on frustration and violence, his images express his search for a culprit, a cause for his dysfunctional childhood environment. Using archival and original imagery, the artist ransacks the...

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  • Presentation by Nazraeli: "« Todd Hido's large color photographs of suburbia are lonely, forlorn, mysterious… and strangely comforting. Hido photographs the interior rooms of repossessed tract homes, and the outsides of similar houses at night whose habitation is suggested by the glow of a television set or unseen overhead bulb. Seldom does the similar...

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  • Presentation by Editorial RM: " Eamonn Doyle explores recent bodies of work by the Irish photographer (Dublin, 1969). Living in the center of the capital, Doyle photographs his surroundings from unexpected angles, revealing an original vision of the city and its inhabitants. His series i, ON, and End., otherwise known as the Dublin trilogy, with their...

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  • Presentation by Studio Vortex : " We can consider the entire body of Antoine d'Agata's extreme art as a wide-ranging variant of Hölderlin's reflection on the modern tragedy, which is, to borrow the conclusion of Reiner Schürmann, the pathetic condition of being.Prisons, summary executions, bordellos, soulless buildings, secular mysticism evoking Artaud or...

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  • Presentation by Poursuite: " Following the Atlas of Forms, Poursuite is publishing Électricité de France, the first book from the project Atlas des Régions Naturelles. Through a series of 75 photographs, Eric Tabuchi establishes a typology of power distribution stations – those buildings that transform high-voltage electricity into low-voltage current –...

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  • Presentation by Ceiba: " « The structure of the dummy reveals an eclectic use of notebook style and a very thorough research. The dummy deals with the emotional cries of children raised in abusive homes. The jury was impressed by the way Miki Hasegawa approached this extremely difficult subject matter. A book not easy to digest but nonetheless very...

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  • Presentation by Prestel: "Viviane Sassen is one of today's most innovative photographers and this stunning book looks back at a decade of her work, including new collages and previously unpublished photographs. This mid-career retrospective volume focuses on Viviane Sassen’s fine art photography, revealing a surrealist undercurrent in her work. Sassen...

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  • .Sold out.Presentation by the artist on lamaindonne's website: "By the year 2050, it is estimated that Russia, the largest country in the world, will decrease its actual population by a third and would have a hundred million citizens. Le Désert russe is my personal photo report around the snowy Russia suggesting this inevitable demographic disaster. I...

  • .Only one copy.Virtually sold out before it hit the market, this issue of Editions Bessard's "Zine Collection" is clearly the most collectable and most sought-after...40 pages - Softcover Editions Bessard, 2014 *w/ Signed Print* New - Mint condition

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  • Presentation by The Gould Collection:  " On Keeping a Notebook, volume four of The Gould Collection pairs forty-four photographs and five drawings by British photographer Jamie Hawkesworth with American writer Joan Didion’s essay On Keeping a Notebook. Through words for Didion and images for Hawkesworth, volume four focuses on the practice of collecting...

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  • Presentation by B-Sides Box Set: "Loose Shingles displays alternate photos and outtakes from Templeton's many projects over the last few decades, including Teenage Smokers, Teenage Kissers, and other editorial and street shots. This « Box Set » also includes a new element, as Ed Templeton has hand drawn the backs of each photograph which provides more...

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    .Sold out.Presentation by Stanley/Barker: " In the late 50's, New York's Washington Square was a place of rebellion, nicknamed junkie row and described by Simone de Beauvoir as « A cosmopolitan chorus of tourists, ‘intellectuals’, students and a dubious collection of beatniks, hippies and bohemians who gather while in the dimly lit night clubs and coffee...

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  • Presentation of Yusuf Sevinçli on IIKKI's website: "« Yusuf Sevinçli does not linger. He walks, he explores, he observes, he shoots and he leaves again. He collects almost obsessively scraps of reality which are always different, but they can finally find an analogy and eventually become a series of images. It ‘s a picaresque concept of photography,...

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    Presentation by VOID: "The Splitting of the Chrysalis and the Slow Unfolding of the Wings arose from the unforeseen return of the photographer to his homeland. Isolated in the countryside of an island, he was confronted with his traumatic past, his memories and himself. Gradually, through wandering in nature, a conceivable field of action was created...

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  • Publisher's presentation: away from the familiar pictures of Japan "I know nothing about Japan. Even though, like everyone else, I have seen the familiar images of some exotic distant land, subjected to the avalanche of photos that make their way to us—almost through us—, and which are entirely a product of our Western culture. This tradition encourages...

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    Dark Cities is a self-published project in a thin-cardboard folder containing 3 books that are 3 perceptions of Singapore, Tokyo and Seoul through the « lens » of a specific and unusual location: a carpark (01 - Carpark), a run-down tower (02 - Capsule), an old city quarter (03 - Euljiro).  The original training as architect of the artist Shyue Woon is...

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  • Presentation by Origini Edizioni: " ORION is the memory of a gone love story: an experience of light and shadow; white, black and shaded in the contours. The subjects and the words of the author are sublimated by time and are returned to us as a brief experience of overwhelming passion, pain and inspiration. The Orion’s belt as an inscrutable cold keeper...

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  • Presentation by Kannibaal: " A unique overview of 150 years of Belgian photobook history  « A gold mine doesn't have to be large, providing it's deep: Photobook Belge unearths the rich history of the Belgian photobook, until now terra incognita for many. These countless special editions deserve a place of honour in the international photobook landscape....

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  • .Back in stock.Presentation by Editions Xavier Barral : "While hitchhiking across the length and breadth of France, Antoine Bruy met men and women who, in Ardèche and Lozère, aspire to live in the most self-sufficient way possible. Inspired by this approach, he volunteered within a network that lists initiatives based on biodynamic agriculture and...

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  • Presentation by Nazraeli: "« Todd Hido's large color photographs of suburbia are lonely, forlorn, mysterious… and strangely comforting. Hido photographs the interior rooms of repossessed tract homes, and the outsides of similar houses at night whose habitation is suggested by the glow of a television set or unseen overhead bulb. Seldom does the similar...

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  • Presentation by Éditions Loco :    [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal] "After the shock of the death of her partner, the father of her son, Anne De Gelas focused on the new shrunken family unit. Mère et Fils (Mother and Son) is this face-to-face relationship, this intense bond, and - in the heart of this situation - the permanence of feminity and desire,...

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  • .Last copy.Presentation by HeHe: "This exhibition catalogue focuses on one theme from his vast oeuvre, his wife Yoko. As Araki himself has said, « It’s thanks to Yoko that I became a photographer. » From their meeting in 1968 until her death in 1990, Yoko was his most important subject. She has continued to be a major influence on his photography even...

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    .UNSIGNED copies. Presentation by Ugly Dog: " « The physical coastline becomes a metaphor for a ruptured piece of skin barely holding together a volatile state of being ready to explode. » The Coast opens with an absurd short story that leads into a sequence of images taken along the Indian coastline. While the photographs are made in real situations, the...

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    .Signed copies available. Presentation by Kehrer: "In his new photobook, Summer of the Fawn, Alain Laboile once again provides insight into the free and nearly fairytale-like life of his family in a small village in the southwest of France. Far away from social constraints, school stress, Facebook & Co., it always seems to be summer here, and his six...

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    .Available.New facsimilé edition of the 3 volumes of the seminal Provoke magazine initially published in November 1968, March 1969 and August 1969, widely considered the cornerstone of the new Japanese photography in the 1970s and beyond. This magazine was created by critic & photographers Kōji Taki and Takuma Nakahira, photographer Yutaka Takanashi,...

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    .Back in stock - Unsigned copies only.Presentation by United Vagabonds:  "GIFT is a retrospective of her past works and evolution as an artist. Born with only two fingers on her left hand and tibial hemimelia, a rare deficiency in which one leg bone is absent, Katayama got both her legs amputated at the age of nine, and has since then transcended her...

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    Presentation by Nobody Books: " « The landscape that surrounds my home in Sweden can be misleading. The bird activity it contains is diluted by the vastness of the flat open land and sky, which gives the impression that very little is going on. In January 2015, with the inkling of an idea that their activity might be more prevalent than I first thought, I...

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    .Sold out. Presentation on the artist's website: "At the end of a rutted road on the outskirts of Ternopil, surrounded by a wall as thick as the trees of the Petrykiv forest, lies a secluded estate. Seventy women, reportedly ill, none older than thirty-five, reside within its boundaries. When not occupied by daily chores, they play the roles of mother,...

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    .Last copies available.Presentation by Sohrab Hura: "Over the years when my mother's condition started to improve I started to photograph at home more. Apart from my mother the focus of the photographs also included her dog Elsa who had been her sole companion at home for many years and also the house itself whose condition deteriorated or improved as my...

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  • .Sold out.Presentation by Twin Palms: "Inspired by the life and work of the poet and land surveyor, Frank Stanford, these photographs of hermetic homes and men living in solitude were taken in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas and Missouri. By capturing the foggy landscapes, cluttered interiors, and rugged men that are tucked away in the dark woods, Jasper...

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    .Only the Limited Edition with print is now available.Studio Volta Photo is an artist book based on a selection of photographs made in his studio by Sory Sanlé, a photographer from Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina-Faso, active mostly from 1960 to 1995. The book is offered in an edition of 400 signed copies (Trade Edition - 150 €) and 100 signed and numbered copies...

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    .Last copies - Only the "Female nude, head down" cover is available. WARNING: Please note that the boards of the covers of this book have a rather fragile varnish, and some light rubbing traces might appear here or there on the front or back covers, depending on how you look at the book under a light source Presentation by Editions Bessard : " The...

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    .Signed copies back in stock. Presentation by lamaindonne :  [translation by L'Ascenseur Végétal] "In 2014, Gabrielle Duplantier published Volta with Editions lamaindonne. The book received critical and public acclaim and is now long sold out. Four years later, Terres basses (Lower Lands) confirms the artist's talent. A journey in a dense and rich...

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    .Signed copies available. Presentation by Studio Vortex : "Wanderings,endless rambling in a worldwhere commodities are the ultimate reality,crisscrossing to the rhythm of unexpected eventsand imperatives related to the urgency of survivalthat transform lived experienceinto the very tool and materialof invisible revolts. Hybrid community of the...

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    .Please note that we are now offering only the French version of this book.Presentation by the publisher of the English version (Verlag Kettler): "Monsanto has had a rapid rise and a more than colourful history marked by cover-ups and scandals: dioxins in PCB coolants, genetically modified products such as the bovine growth hormone Posilac and the...

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    .Signed copies available.Presentation by Eamonn Doyle: "In his Dublin trilogy (i, ON et End.), Eamonn captured the combined actions of the city and its population as they played out in front of him. With K, he moves away from the urban east coast to the western Atlantic edge of Ireland, to a landscape that, in places, appears out of time, a parallel world...

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    .Sold out.Presentation by the artist: "One Eyed Ulysses proposes a meandering voyage where solitude, melancholy, the encounter with death and nature in marginal settings are some of the themes that run through it. The aim of this book of photos is not to document a specific epoch , but rather to sum up human experience so that we may contemplate its...

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    50 cards in a two-part acrylic case B-Sides Box Sets, 2017 Format of the cards : 6.3 x 8.9 cm *Signed & Numbered* New - Mint condition Publisher's presentation of the photobook: "Homing In offers a new glimpse into Todd Hido's highly prolific process and unveils unpublished House Hunting photographs, overlooked images of his muse Khrystyna, and even...

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L'Ascenseur Végétal, online photobook store

L'Ascenseur Végétal is a photobook store & gallery located in Bordeaux (France).

We have been offering photo books on the Internet since 2012. We are listing over 1,500 photobooks in our catalogue: every month new artbooks from independent publishers, self-published photographers and a selection from mainstream publishers, signed copies and limited editions, rare and sold out books, a few collectibles and quality second hand books.

We hope you have a nice trip on our pages.