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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

  • Presentation based on the IIKKI Books website:      [adaptation L'Ascenseur Végétal] " Through a Vulnerable Occur is a dialogue between artists Sophie Gabrielle and Seabuckthorn. Sophie Gabrielle is a young Australian photographer. Through her fine art practice, she has channelled her interest in mythology, spiritualism and psychology. Her poetic works...

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  • Presentation by Skinnerboox: " Immediately after Zuma I made some rather straightforward photographs of the abandoned MGM Studios New York City back lot, in Culver City, Los Angeles. These were in black and white.  I then decided to try something entirely different and around 1980 I started a body of work about things you can't photograph: Gravity,...

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  • Presentation by L'Artiere: " « I photographed August Song during summers 2013-2018 in rural parts of Sweden; venues hidden in the woods on the outskirts of the villages. A winding road leading into the forest, hidden away on its own and divided by a fence from the world out there / the outside world. At the back, a stage with an orchestra playing...

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  • Presentation by André Frère Editions: " The intimate portrait of a city on the brink of a change. Istanbul, as you never seen it before. With the book Güle Güle (« goodbye » in Turkish) we’ll take you on a surprising journey through the immense city of Istanbul, rapidly changing, bursting of energy and contrasts. Photographs are the result of our multiple...

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  • Presentation by RRB Photobooks: " The book is made up of over 90 largely unpublished images, each one selected from a cache of five hundred negatives which have sat unseen for over 30 years. Early Sunday Morning, edited and sequenced by John Myers, shows a different Leeds to Mitchell's earlier publications. It is neither the sombre look at destruction...

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  • Presentation by Steidl: " When Life magazine asked Gordon Parks to illustrate a recurring series of articles on crime in the United States in 1957, he had already been a staff photographer for nearly a decade, the first African American to hold this position. Parks embarked on a six-week journey that took him and a reporter to the streets of New York,...

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  • Presentation by Session Press: " We Have No Place to Be (originally published by Soshisha in 1982) launched Hashiguchi's illustrious 40-year career, and remains widely regarded as one of the photographer's seminal early works. This new edition from Session Press, supervised and edited by Hashiguchi himself, is comprised of 139 black and white...

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  • Presentation by Fw: Books:  " This is the third publication in which Awoiska probes deeply into the essence of the remote unspoiled natural worlds where her images are created. The book is published alongside the music composition The Living Mountain written by Thomas Larcher as composer-in-residence at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam (2019-2020). The...

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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 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 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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  • .Three signed copies available. 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! except two or three in empty and quiet Pompeii under the magnificent rain... Later, in 1979, having finally understood the quiet...

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  • Presentation by Kehrer Verlag :   "Transhumanism (abbreviated as H+) is an international intellectual movement that aims to transform the human condition by developing and making widely available sophisticated technologies to enhance human intellect and physiology. Matthieu Gafsou’s H+ series explores transhumanism and all kinds of body modification or...

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  • .Available. Presentation by Le bec en l'air :      [all texts in the book in French only] " D'ici, ça ne paraît pas si loin is the story of a map of Nouvelle-Aquitaine, an administrative one, one that is essential. It is a map with hazy borders, which raises questions: is it a territory in its own right? Does it federate its inhabitants? It combines...

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  • Presentation on the "Archive of Modern Conflict" website, sponsor of the project : "In 1911 an Arctic expedition set sail to rediscover the island of Jan Mayen, which lay off the eastern coast of Greenland. Not all went according to plan, however, and the end result was a series of staged images produced on the shores of Iceland. Using the original...

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  • .Sold out!.City of Dust is a work about the city of Beijing, and about some young women of Beijing...On his website, MATE states (as is) : «  My Artwork I like to call emotional Documentary.    I reflect what I see and what I feel that moment. Im not sure how much of my feelings are in those works, where I end and the others start.    Thats Empathy and...

  • 64 pages - Linen hardcover Libraryman, 2017 Format : 23.5 x 28.5 cm New - Mint conditionPublisher's presentation: "What is left when everything is gone? In 2015, François Halard visited late Saul Leiter’s almost empty apartment in the East Village, two years after his passing in 2013. He took photographs of the decrepit walls, the empty closet, and of...

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  • Presentation by Steidl: "One day in the early 1970s, Robert Adams and his wife saw from their home a column of smoke rise above the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant, near Denver, Colorado. For an hour they watched the plume grow, tried without success to learn whether the fire involved the radioactive and extremely toxic plutonium, and experienced a...

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  • .Last two copies!.Presentation by Stanley / Barker :  " Christopher Anderson's photographs portray a contemporary China in the midst of perpetual reinvention. « I have seen the future and it is now and it is China. There is no need for the past. It can be erased. A new happiness is being constructed, an approximation of joy, better than the real thing. »...

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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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  • .Signed copies back in stock. 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...

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    Presentation by Jiazazhi: "Combing for Ice and Jade is a love note from Kurt Tong to his nanny, who was one of the last remaining « self-combed » women left in China. An early form of Feminism, the comb up ceremony granted women great autonomy at a great cost. Kurt Tong has worked closely with his nanny over a period of nearly 7 years. Having only 8...

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  • .Last copy!. Presentation by Skinnerboox :  "Piero does not enjoy talking about himself, he doesn’t like writing, he gets nervous just thinking about it, he says he doesn’t manage. He is just interested in taking pictures, and I understand him, that is why I will try to describe him. Anyways, there is no need to resort to poetry to contextualise his...

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  • .Only the ENGLISH version is now available. Publisher's presentation:    [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal] "At the heart of Europe, a parallel world existed for almost 10 years. Refugees from Africa and also Middle-East were waiting here to cross the Channel and reach Great-Britain. It is from the farsi word jangal meaning « forest » that the word,...

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    .Last two 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...

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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 two copies!.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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    .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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  • .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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    .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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    .Back in stock. 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 have-nots,subjected...

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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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    .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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    .Unsigned copies only.Presentation by Les Arènes : "Nil et son chat Matou Cachou sont les meilleurs amis du monde. Dehors, ils vivent mille et une aventures. Un jour pourtant, une dispute éclate. La petite fille et le chat vont devoir apprendre à vivre l’un sans l’autre. Heureusement, les disputes ne durent jamais longtemps…Riches en émotions, les...

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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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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.