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Photo-Centric
Michael Snow
Photo-Centric
2014
Book softbound
10 x 8 in. (254 x 203 mm)
Published by Philadelphia Museum of Art on the occasion of the exhibition, Michael Snow: Photo-Centric, 2014. Foreward by Timothy Rub. Edited by Adelina Vlas with Essays by Adelina Vlas and Michael Snow.
Price: $30 (ref. 14207)

Heirloom Harvest: Modern Daguerreotypes of Historic Garden Treasures
Jerry Spagnoli
Heirloom Harvest: Modern Daguerreotypes of Historic Garden Treasures
2015
Book (Signed Copy) hardbound
12-1/4 x 9-1/4 in. (311 x 235 mm)
Written by Amy Goldman and photographed by Jerry Spagnoli. Signed by the photographer. Published by Bloomsbury; 2015. ISBN-13: 978-1620407776. On two hundred acres in the Hudson Valley, Amy Goldman grows heirloom fruits and vegetables. The president of the New York Botanical Garden has called her "perhaps the world's premier vegetable gardener." For over 15 years Jerry Spagnoli has visited Amy's gardens to preserve these cherished varieties with the daguerreotype process documenting her work researching and growing non-hybrid agricultural produce. The Washington Post's Adrian Higgins says Spagnoli "produces some of the most arresting black-and-white images imaginable. The subjects have a volume and a polish to them but are also bathed in shadow. This chiaroscuro lends them a quality that is both ghostly and tangible." He also describes Spagnoli's laborious process, "[he] takes a 6 1/2-inch-by-4 1/2-inch copper plate coated in silver and polishes the surface to a high gloss. The plate is sensitized with the vapors of iodine and then bromine in an enclosed box, transferred to the camera, exposed, returned to the vapor chamber to be cleaned of the light-sensitive salts, toned with gold chloride, and then sealed behind glass to protect the image and prevent the silver from tarnishing. There is no negative or paper print." With this series, because some specimens didn't hold up to the 3 hour exposure, he set up a large-format view camera on the farm. The film negative was converted to a positive, which was then turned into a daguerreotype in his NYC studio. Later in the project after the film company closed, Spagnoli used a digital camera as the image source.
Price: $85 (ref. 15877)

Planets (Signed Copy)
Arthur Tress
Planets (Signed Copy)
2007
Book softbound
8-5/8 x 9-5/8 in. (219 x 244 mm)
Published by Lodima Press, 2007, first edition. Photographs and text by Arthur Tress. Softbound copies limited to 1,000 copies. This is a signed copy. Tress' wondrous round close-up still lifes taken to resemble distant planets. Beautifully printed in Belgium. A Lodima Press Portfolio.
Price: $40 (ref. 9699)

Skate Park
Arthur Tress
Skate Park
2010
Book (Signed) hardbound
12 x 12 in. (305 x 305 mm)
96 pages. Published by Birch Press. Beautifully printed and signed.
Price: $75 (ref. 12421)

This Lovely Line: Photographs 1968-1970
Todd Walker
This Lovely Line: Photographs 1968-1970

Book hardbound
10-1/4 x 8-1/4 in. (260 x 210 mm)
Published by Etherton Gallery. 89 pages.
Price: $25 (ref. 14209)

Through a Glass Darkly
Ross Winter
Through a Glass Darkly
2014
Book softbound
7 x 10 in. (178 x 254 mm)
Published by Ross Winter. 30 pages.
Price: $25 (ref. 14208)