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    L'Ascenseur
    Végétal

    Photobook
    store

     & gallery

    in Bordeaux
    or online

    New releases and classics
    all kinds of photobooks

    More than 1,500 titles,
    from Aballe to Ziehli!

  • Oculus, a signed copy by photographer Yusuf Sevinçli

    Oculus - Signed

    "a threshold between
    a world of light
    and one of shadow"

    by Yusuf Sevinçli

  • 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

  • Ravens - a classic among the classics by Masahisa Fukase

    RAVENS - a classic

    "One of the most important photobook
    of the history of the medium
    "

    by Masahisa Fukase

  • Beyond Here Is Nothing - Laura El-Tantawy

    Beyond Here Is Nothing

    Beyond Here Is Nothing is a photo-book object meditating on home. A place of belonging, a tranquil state of mind; a nostalgic memory or an imaginary destination – home is a perpetual possibility El-Tantawy is journeying to reach.

  • 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 Mack: "These photographs were made on long walks through the streets of African capitals, including Johannesburg, Durban, Maputo, Beira, Harare, Nairobi, Kigali, Kampala, Addis Ababa, Luanda, Libreville, Accra, Dakar and Dar es Salaam, and the series takes its title from the  « Museum of the Revolution » in Maputo, Mozambique, which is...

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  • .PLEASE NOTE: This book will start shipping on Tuesday, March 26th.Presentation by Filigranes:      [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal] "This book is born out of encounters, out of an interest for landscapes, and out of reciprocal curiosity. Beyond the dialogue between two photographers' approaches, Entre fleuve et rivière * is an inspiration, a will to...

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  • Presentation by VOID :      [minor adaptations by L'Ascenseur Végétal] " MEAT consists of 28 signatures printed in 6 different printing techniques: Offset, Silkscreen, Letterpress, Photocopy, Digital printing, Risograph, using 8 different paper stocks. Each copy of MEAT has been painfully hand-bound by the VOID team. Hand-binding 250 copies of a book this...

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  • Text from the first inside cover: "I do not remember the first time I saw the picture of The Three Graces by Rubens. What I do remember is that they seemed grotesque to me and did not resemble girls that idealized when I was a teenager full of hormones. Today with maturity I see a real portrait, a sincere vision of free women, voluptuous and powerful in...

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  • Presentation by the(M) éditions : "In 2015, French artist Thomas Sauvin acquired an album produced in the early 1980s by an unknown Shanghai University photography student. The album comprises original negatives, silver prints, manuscript comments from an anonymous professor, and shows the student's diligence in mastering the rules applying to the...

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  • Presentation by MACK: " Richard Mosse has spent the past few years documenting the ongoing refugee and migration crisis, repurposing military-grade camera technology to confront how governments and societies perceive refugees. His latest book The Castle is a meticulous record of refugee camps located across mass migration routes from the Middle East and...

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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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  • .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...

  • 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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  • Publisher's presentation : "Hidden away in a box labelled Last Year’s Photographs, 38 pictures Nobuyoshi Araki took between 1975 and 1976 spent a quiet life, to surface as a time capsule of the Japanese photographer’s early work.The photos - mostly snapshots of people in streets and trains, in stark black and white - capture private moments in Tokyo’s...

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  • .Back in stock.Presentation by Stanley / Barker: "From 1978 to 1999 British photographer Tom Wood spent his Saturday mornings at Great Homer Street Market, a retail market, just far enough outside the centre of Liverpool in the North of England, for it to have it’s own unique, more relaxed identity. Complete with his Leica and out of date film, Wood made...

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  • Quick view Ueda, Junpei
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    Presentation by Ceiba: "I have this desire to sum up my life in the form of a story. My parents killed themselves, one after the other, in the winter of 1998. My mother’s depression led her to take her own life, and my father followed her nine days later. Having suddenly a closer relationship with death at just 21 years of age, I decided to write down the...

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  • Presentation by Nuno Moreira : "She looks into me is a series of intimate images that hold a deep reverence for a time when the mystery of life and the mystery of death were closely related. Conceived in a manner close to theater this book is divided in 3 chapters that explore the idea of human representation and how looking at an image in an active way...

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  • Presentation by André Frère éditions: "Eyes Wild Open, on a trembling photography, 70 years of photography, almost 30 prestigious photographers,  17 nationalities. Eyes Wild Open highlights the relationships that exist between several generations of photographers whose practice is as intuitive as it is abrupt or transgressive. Initiated after the second...

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  • Publisher's presentation : "pomodori a grappolo is a set of three interconnected books by photographer and bookmaker John Gossage. Each book gathers images made in Northern Italy and Sardinia between 2009 and 2011, and each includes a short text by Marlene Klein. The written pieces — two stories and one epilogue — have been created in response to...

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  • .Back in stock.Presentation by La Maison de Z: "In this era of explosive information overload, we often feel the repetition of life, boredom, or numbness, so people seem to always be looking forward to the emergence or expectation of something else, some other form of stimulation, while gradually numbing to our surroundings and existence before us. If we...

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  • Third volume of the famous catalogue of important photobooks, as selected by the photographer Martin Parr and the critic Gerry Badger.We are offering here the French verrsion of the book. Please note this copy is offered at a slightly reduced price (75 € i/o 79.95 €), eventhough it is brand new and still shrinkwrapped, because it has a tiny bump to the...

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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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  • In his photobook Ocean Beach, Douglas Ljungkvist takes us to the communities of wooden houses and bungalows along the New Jersey Atlantic coast; these colorful homes, connected and accessible by sand streets give these neighbourhood an obvious summer feeling. But if Ocean Beach depicts initially the colorful, bright or even flashy interiors, the images...

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  • Presentation by the(M) éditions : "In 2015, French artist Thomas Sauvin acquired an album produced in the early 1980s by an unknown Shanghai University photography student. The album comprises original negatives, silver prints, manuscript comments from an anonymous professor, and shows the student's diligence in mastering the rules applying to the...

    $101.27
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  • 160 pages - Hardcover Cabeza de Chorlito, 2017 Format : 26 x 20 cm New - Mint conditionPublisher's presentation: "We show the images that Anders Petersen highlighted and marked on the contact proof sheets, of the period, with signs, signals and colours. They have lost that original intention of prominance and of status, their Morse code, their meaning,...

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  • Presentation by Rohan Thapa: "Sutra means « string / thread » in Sanskrit. Using photography as a ritual, the book braids a connection between various works to create an aphorism on human nature and the void. SUNYA          the space in nature.EU.PNEA       air pollution by a multinational corporationIN VISIBLE   portraits regarding visual dependencyPULSE...

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  • Quick view Woon, Shyue
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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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  • Quick view
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    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 children frolic barefoot...

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  • Quick view
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    .Our last two copies signed by Daido Moriyama & Unsigned copies are now both in stock.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...

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  • Quick view
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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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  • Quick view
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    .Back in stock - The VERY last three copies (the last one imperfect for the last order - we will update this page).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...

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  • Quick view
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    .We are offering the very last 3 copies of the "trade" edition of this book - The Limited Edition with print is still 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...

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  • Quick view
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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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  • Quick view
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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 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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    Excerpt from an interview with Twenty Magazine :   [link in French] "TM : What was the photoscene like [in the 90's] ?Olivier Degorce : It is important to remind people of the virtual lack of visual communication in this circle [the French electronic music scene] : we would mainly use flyers to communicate, word of mouth, Radio FG [originally Fréquence...

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    .Please note our last copies have one or more bumped corners (see below).Presentation of the exhibition Oculus by Galerist, Istanbul : "Galerist is proud to present Oculus, a series of photographs taken mostly in France and Turkey and taking its title from an old Roman architectural term for a small circular or oval window. Often an oculus allows a...

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    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 artistic universe, where we...

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    Presentation par 10x10 Photobooks:   ".About How We See With historical records establishing 19th-century British photographer Anna Atkins’s Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions (1843-1853) as the first photobook, it is not surprising that women have consistently contributed to the rich history of photobook making. 10×10 Photobooks has...

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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 .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...

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    .Signed copies back in stock.  Presentation on the artist's website: " « Margins of Excess is spun around the stories of six people who momentarily received nationwide attention in the US press because of their attempts to realize a dream or passion, but were treated as deceivers. In general, Max Pinckers is attracted to subjects that evoke the magic of...

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    .Back in stock.Publisher's presentation: "Published on the occasion of a retrospective exhibition curated by Pauline Vermare at the Bunkamura Museum of Art in Tokyo, this sincere, beautifully conceived volume offers an in-depth look at this American visual artist’s oeuvre. Saul Leiter: a combination of Japanese and French influences Known for his...

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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.