• Invisible Waves by Christopher de Béthune with Dienacht (2020)

    This book is a two-year endless blink of happiness.

    « You always said that I dreamt too much.
        Hearts and minds of those who tried,
        by the sea and the salt.
        You were the Ra and I was the seed.
        And despite the heavy clouds,
        I hope that flowers will bloom,
        where the sun, only once shown »

  • Presentation by Loose Joints: " An anthropological exploration of identity, transformation and coming-of-age amongst marginalised communities in the heart of the Amazon. Daniel Jack Lyons' debut monograph continues the American artist's long-term commitments to visualising the social and political rights of under-represented communities. Initially from a...

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  • This photobook is the second in a series of books by Eamonn Doyle, centered on his favorite subject : portraits, moments, and details in the streets of Dublin, Ireland. In 2021, he publihsed ONE, which we are still offering through this link. TWO is an unbound large-format publication (30 x 45 cm), with a screen-printed cover that unfolds as a poster (90...

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  • Presentation by Editions Textuel & Rencontres d'Arles: " « A photographer without a camera » revealed to the general public during the 2022 Rencontres d'Arles festival. Whatever you do, don't tell Katrien de Blauwer that she makes collages: « Let's say I'm a photographer without a camera. For me, cutting is comparable to clicking on the shutter...

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  • Presentation by Origini edizioni: " Before realizing Dede's geographical origin, her images had spoken to us, suggesting the title and conceptual apparatus they needed. We have seen the fulfillment of Anaximander's Ápeiron, of the indefinite infinity of a pre-mythical time, where everything is primordial matter and fluidity. A true expression of the...

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  • Presentation by Nazraeli: PLEASE NOTE: The text below and the images of the page spreads were taken from the Nazraeli website on the page presenting the second edition of this photobook (blue cover). " British artist Mark Neville moved home and studio from London to live in Kyiv, Ukraine, last year. With 100,000 Russian troops amassed on the Ukrainian...

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  • Presentation by lamaindonne: [Translation L'Ascenseur Végétal] " « Siempre que estemos vivos nos veremos » « As long as we are alive, we will see each other » It is the last thing Yair told me. We were on the azotea (roof) of block 11, the fog was engulfing Caracas, the crazy rumor of the city feeling like a dirge. It was a bullet in my heart. The...

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  • Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " A week before the global COVID-19 pandemic took hold in 2020 the Australian artist Trent Parke found himself on a whirlwind road trip across Northern India. The frenetic photographs in Parke's new book Cue the Sun were produced while travelling between Agra, Amritsar, Delhi, Dharamshala, Meerut and Mathura, from fast...

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  • .Sold out. Presentation by studiofaganel: [Google translation from Italian] " Cartacei is the title of the artist book by Roberto Kusterle in which images derive and exist thanks to paper, including the human figures represented in them. The title Cartacei can be thought of as imaginary creatures of the artist's narrative with a clear reference to the...

  • Presentation by lamaindonne : [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal] " Georgia, is the name of the boat on which embarked in 1906 a certain Ljubiša Danilovic, a young Montenegrin of nineteen years of age, dreaming of a future full of promises. It is in Butte, a mining town in Montana, that he finally arrived, as many other Montenegrins or Italians at the...

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  • Presentation by Jiazazhi: " In 2017, when we made photobook White Night for Feng Li for the first time, he brought plenty of photographs to our studio. We were immediately shocked by his color photos. As a result, the black-and-white photos were put aside at that time. But he told us that the black-and-white was the starting point of White Night. From...

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  • Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " Mimi Plumb used to live on the edges of the city where the rents were cheap. Nearby, on the summit of the hill, were folded layers of radiolarian chert, the fossilized remains of microscopic creatures called radiolaria. A large crevice in the hillside was a reminder of the ever-present threat of an earthquake. Warm...

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  • Presentation by MACK: " A project composed across several decades, Guido Guidi's Lunario takes the name of a traditional farmer's almanac to bring together several strands of work all relating to the moon. Distortion, experimentation and illusion inform Guidi’s earlier work of the late 1960s and early 1970s, further developed by the introduction of a...

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  • Presentation by Nazraeli Press: " «  I first met Mr. Ma in November 2016. Fifteen years prior, he had learned that a part of his beloved hometown of Fuzhou in Jiangxi Province would soon be immersed beneath the rising water of a newly built dam. Ming and Qing dynasty-era stone mansions and the thousand-year-old trees surrounding them would be submerged...

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    Presentation by Mack: " Taking its name from a line in the Wallace Stevens' poem The Gray Room Alec Soth's latest book is a lyrical exploration of the limitations of photographic representation. While these large-format color photographs are made all over the world, they aren't about any particular place or population. By a process of intimate and often...

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  • Presentation by Steidl:   " Late in 2016, Chris Killip's son serendipitously discovered a box of contact sheets of the photos his father had made at The Station, an anarcho-punk music venue in Gateshead [near Newcastle, northern England] open from 1981 to 1985. These images of raw youth caught in the heat of celebration had lain dormant for 30 years;...

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  • .Last signed copy!. Presentation by Editions Xavier Barral:" Half traveler and half migratory photographer, as he likes to introduce himself, Bernard Plossu strides along the world since many years. He captures through his lens furtive moments, where birds are flying in huge swarms or caught alone, standing proudly in the middle of a puddle, or gliding...

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  • Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " After leaving Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the city where he was born and raised, Paul McDonough went first to Cambridge, Massachussets and then New York City, where his life as a photographer began in earnest.  And while he never tired of New York's kaleidoscopic street scene, he felt the tug of the west, and of the...

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  • .SIGNED copies available again!. Presentation by Editions lamaindonne :   [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal] "« Gilles Roudière belongs to that family of intuitive and sensitive photographers; he does not tell the world as it is, but as he feels it. And in the images of Cuba he brings to us, there is no will to testify, no intention to document. Nothing is...

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  • .Sold out.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,...

  • .This book is IN FRENCH. Presentation by Atelier EXB: " This book brings together the photographs that Bruce Gilden took in Japan during two residencies and several trips between 1995 and 1999, presenting both the most iconic and half unpublished. As always, on an impulse of a few fractions of a second, the Magnum photographer approaches his subjects as...

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  • Presentation by Nazraeli:  " Our newest monograph on the work of photographer Mark Steinmetz is a collection of photographs that capture the spirit of youth during trips spent away at a summer camp. « Two projects I focused on were little league baseball [The Players published by Nazraeli Press in 2015] and summer camps. Every year, from spring into...

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  • Presentation by Editions lamaindonne: [unvetted translation by L'Ascenseur Végétal] " « A major figure of contemporary Swedish photography, Martin Bogren is creating a body of work where the personal and poetic dimension is getting stronger along with a practice of photography that finds its way in a form of path of initiation. For Passenger, even though...

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  • .In stock. Presentation by Hannibal Publishing : "Bastiaan Woudt has a long-standing fascination with the African continent, as is evident from his previous work Karawan (shot in Morocco). So, a project to photograph the Ugandan countryside was a dream come true. He visited Mukono in central Uganda in October 2017. There, in addition to a commission from...

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  • Presentation by Trespasser: " Languor is an ode to New York City's Central Park. With the pandemic at hand and the history of Seneca Village in mind [Note: Central Park was created on land known as Seneca Village, on the outskirts of the city as it was then, where a predominantly African-American community was thriving and owned property], Smallwood...

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  • .PLEASE NOTE : Our signed copies have a tiny imperfection - Mint unsigned & sealed copies also available - Please do get in touch.Publisher's presentation : "Silent Histories is a testimony to the tragedy of indiscriminate bombing by US forces during the War in the Pacific, which killed 330,000 Japanese and injured 430,000 more. The figures are...

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  • Presentation by Zen Foto Gallery : "Yokushiroku  is the first photobook publication by Kouhei Hirose, whose work has been exhibited by notable Tokyo photo galleries for several years. Hirose’s style of photography - or rather of making prints - immediately stands out: through experimentation with chemicals during the printing process, Hirose adds an...

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  • .Currently out of stock.The book presents images made by Antoine d'Agata in Georgia between 2009 and 2016; it was published "in the frame of the first Artisit in Residency program of Tbilisi Photo Festival". The "book" consists of 7 series of 7 images each, presented on a Leporello (concertina-fold, with the captions of the images at the back of one page...

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  • Presentation by Loose Joints: " An anthropological exploration of identity, transformation and coming-of-age amongst marginalised communities in the heart of the Amazon. Daniel Jack Lyons' debut monograph continues the American artist's long-term commitments to visualising the social and political rights of under-represented communities. Initially from a...

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    Presentation by Rohan Thapa: "Moksha is rooted to the word Muc in Sanskrit meaning « to set free ». It is a philosophical concept, which refers to emancipation, release, liberation or freedom. A more epistemological understanding den­otes to a consciousness of self.Moksha is a detachment from linear narration; it is a fractal reading into the inner chaos...

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  • .Sold out. 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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    .Back in stock - Signed copies!.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 condition...

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    PLEASE NOTE: We are offering here copies of the second printing of this book (September 2020). 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,...

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    .Book and Zine (and prints for the "book + zine" set) back in stock!. Presentation by the artist: "  Black line cutting through the Papersky   searching their way under cloudless gray.    Papersky is a handmade sisterbook from City of Dust "Papersky is a project developped for the book format, and - like the previous City of Dust - it is also available as...

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  • .Sold out.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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    .LAST COPY!. Presentation by Editions 77:       [ adapted by L'Ascenseur Végétal - Full text in English on the publisher's website ] " « I encountered the land of the Bigouden, in Brittany, only a few days after meeting my partner, Catherine. I was in my twenties, we had just decided to spend our life together and I had already had to go to Malaysia for...

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    .Very last two copies available (book only). Published in September 2020, Sasanami is a collaboration between photographer Masao Yamamoto and musician Akira Uchida. This book is almost sold out with the publisher before its release (notification of "last copies" on their website)! We are offering IIKKI's books since 2018 and it is the first time that we...

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    .Signed copies all gone. Presentation by The Eyes Publishing : " Bringing together 27 photographs by Antoine d'Agata and 25 graphic works by Francis Bacon, this bilingual French-English work, presented in the form of a double book, establishes an artistic parallel between the contemporary work of photographer Antoine d'Agata and the expressionist painting...

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    .Available. Presentation of this zine by the artist: « I often be asked how I get models, this book is about that. » Signed in ink by the artist. Includes a tipped-in bookmark-format half-sheet with the text of a typical conversation with a person in the street, and the artist's stamp. PLEASE NOTE:  - This is handmade zine, with possible small...

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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 copy!.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 mother's...

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  • .Sold out. Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " In 2016 Robbie Lawrence first travelled to a remote stretch of coastline in the west coast of Scotland, to Linn Gardens, which lies at the head of Cove Bay on the west side of Rosneath peninsula. The gardens had been run for fifty years by Jim Taggart, an avid botanist and gardener. Jim discovered that the...

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    Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " Following the birth of his son Atlas, Christopher Anderson stepped away from war photography, turning his camera towards an intimate reflections of family life, resulting in his 2013 book Son (with Kehrer) Stanley / Barker is proud to publish a beautifully reimagined edition which adds a second chapter of 80 new pages...

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    .SIGNED copies available again!. Presentation by Editions lamaindonne :   [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal] "« Gilles Roudière belongs to that family of intuitive and sensitive photographers; he does not tell the world as it is, but as he feels it. And in the images of Cuba he brings to us, there is no will to testify, no intention to document. Nothing is...

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    Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " Often considered Jim Goldberg's seminal body of work, Raised By Wolves collages ten years of photographs, texts, films and installations into an epic narrative of the lives of runaway teenagers in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the late 1980s and early 1990s. In Fingerprint, Goldberg exhibits many never-before-seen...

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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.

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