Photobooks published by Witty Books

Witty Books is an Italian publisher, created by Tommaso Parrillo, initially under the name Witty Kiwi.


Witty started in 2012 by publishing zines and a small-format magazine (5 issues).


Among the notables photobook titles: "Forcella" by Jean-Marc Caimi & Valentina Piccinni (2015), "Beast by the Waterfall Guest House" by Wenxin Zhang (2015), "L'unghia del leone" by Aminta Pierri (2016), "La Vertigine" by Federico Clavarino (2018), "Picnos Tshombé" by Gloria Oyarzabal (2018), "Radici" by Fabrizio Albertini (2018), "Sinking Stone" by Cristiano Volk (2019), "Grand Amour by Lin Zhipeng aka 223 (2020).

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  • Presentation by Witty Books: " « I am like a waiter who was given a special identity. At this time, I may be a stranger, perhaps a maker of taste and emotion, maybe a peeper next door, maybe just a recorder using a camera to invade others. The young flesh came in and out. Our communication was limited to the narration of the shutter’s sound and an...

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  • Presentation by Witty Kiwi: "We could define a vertiginous instant, that moment in which the illusion of a linear time is suspended in an arrest that, far from being decisive, is rather an indecisive hesitant, a tension unbearable, like that of those who are paralyzed and at the same time attracted to emptiness..."48 pages - Softcover w/ DJ Witty Kiwi,...

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  • Publisher's presentation: "It is a cyclical journey. I talk about my family and the one that biologically is not, but that I consider as such. I explore the roles we play in our emotional relationships, as well as the shelter and support we find in them. I reflect on memory, the similarity in our patterns of behavior and what we reflect on the other. Also...

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  • Publisher's presentation of the photobook: "Since February 2015 and for about a year, Iacopo Pasqui started hanging out with and taking pictures of a bunch of teenagers who were born in 1999. Motivated by curiosity towards contemporary social dynamics and by the need to photograph others, he finds in this bunch of young friends a suitable dimension for...

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  • Publisher's presentation: "...The indistinct scenes that appear before us are coming from a trail of memories, and family's tales, intertwined with the photographer's own wondering.It is an exploration into the dreams and fears. The book connects place and memory, disconnected from the passage of time. It is not about the past or the future, or about the...

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  • Publisher's presentation: "Forcella is stabbed into the deepest guts of Naples. It's the oldest and smallest neighbourhood of the city, known as the home to the most violent and fierce mafia gangs. In Forcella time is suspended, frozen in a undefined era that holds the breath from postwar to the Eighties; modernity and globalisation didn’t make their way...

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  • Publisher's presentation: "This is a voyage of initiation. It's a story of the gradual acceptance of another part of the self, of the twin in mutation; in one word, it is about the new, in its manifold meanings. The images were created on a singularly-focused journey that was undertaken to rediscover memories connected to the artist's father. Through...

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  • .Sold out.Presentation by Witty Kiwi: "Beast Guesthouse is a non-linear short visual story that discusses the loss and rediscovery of estrangement and desire. I fantasized the world as a sleeping beast, who was gigantic, bizarre, and quiet. I was able to imagine it as my secret friend, regardless of its wishes. The silence of the beast was an umbrella,...

  • Text chosen by the publisher to introduce this work : "We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made...

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  • Portfolio section:Salvi Danes; Thomas Hauser; Magdalena Świtek; Pietro Paolini; Tito Mouraz; Calogero Cammalleri; Sebastian Reiser; Luigi Grassi.Book review:Juan Diego Valera- Diente de chucho.Tommaso Tanini- H. said he loved us | reviewed by Valentina AbenavoliInterview by Francesca Orsi:Teresa Giannico; Pamela PiscicelliDossier section (erotic):Nina...

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  • .Sold out. In this issue : - Portfolios : Adam Panczuk, Gianpaolo Arena, Eugenia Maximova, Vera Laponkina, Christian Fogarolli, Federica Di Giovanni, Dusdin Condren - Book reviews by Matej Sitar : Chad Moore, Ruben Brulat - Interviews by Eva-Maria Kunz et Candy Pilar Godoy : Nicolo Degiorgis, Alessia Bernardini - Dossier : Gabriele Lopez, Tom Ridout,...

  • A journey in a remote locality of the United States, under the scorching sun...Numbered edition of 150.68 pages - Hardcover Witty Kiwi, 2014 (150 copies) New - Mint condition

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  • Introduction by Lina Pallotta.Texts in Italian, and in English in a small booklet that comes with the book.96 pages - Softcover Witty Kiwi, 2014 (150 copies) New - Mint condition

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