Between the years, with heart and mind

that's the name of my selection, which I have currently compiled for you.
It includes titles announced for 2023, which we can look forward to especially, as well as titles that are still published in 2022 and will shine into the New Year.

Heart & Mind

These terms stand for titles that deal with topics that concern us personally or as a society (politically, economically).
On many levels, it is currently about freedom as well as the question of how sustainably we want to live in the future, so that this earth is also preserved for future generations.
I hope you enjoy the selection and wish you a Happy & Blessed New Year 2023!

Your's
Richard Sporleder
Café Lehmitz Photobokks, Cologne




This version of the book 'EIN-HEIT' (U-NI-TY) is a re-edit. Originally published in 1996, Michael SCHMIDT investigated the question of 'unity', tracing the symbolism & iconography of political systems, their propaganda & the images of people they project.
from 60,00 € Weight 1.3 kg
With its generous image flow, this book, 'A Diary', celebrates important Japanese photographer Daido MORIYAMA as the 2019 Hasselblad Award winner and his highly influential, lifelong radical and authentic approach to photography.
498,00 € Weight 1.8 kg
'Cologne and its photo books. Cologne in the photo book from 1853 to 2010 'by Werner Schäfke shows the city as a large puzzle. Whether published in-house, on behalf of the city or industry, they document the diversity of this old & young Rhine metropolis.
38,00 € * Weight 2 kg
In 1963, Ed RUSCHA photographed filling stations from Oklahoma to LA. He published them in 'Twentysix Gasoline Stations'. He took 60 photographs which he edited to 26. 7 unpublished images from New Mexico are reproduced here, from the original negatives.
98,00 € * Weight 0.7 kg
The volume 'Gedruckt und erblättert' deals about the photobook as a medium of aestethic articulation and contains recent contributions from art scholars on the subject, discussing the photobook as a cultural-historical, social as well as political medium.
28,00 € * Weight 0.7 kg
Self-published photo book 'Please Notify the Sun by Stephen GILL is about the world inside a fish. We see places and spaces, caves and grottos, beaches and mountains, rock formations and oil slicks. It offers a huge panorama of the most diverse sceneries.
68,00 € Weight 1 kg
Rinko KAWAUCHI's volume in the 'Des Oiseux' series focuses - like the text by ornithologist Guilhem Lesaffre - on the way of life of swallows, their history, their south-north migration, the season of birth, and their special relationship with humans.
44,00 € Weight 0.7 kg
This 11th 'Des Oiseaux' photo book contains a new series Paolo PELLEGRIN. During a stay in Japan, he was impressed by the majesty of a colony of eagles. His photos from invite into a mysterious and ghostly world where only the animal presence reigns.
from 42,00 € Weight 0.6 kg
Jacques Henri LARTIGUE is best known for his b/w photographs. The out-of-print photo volume 'Das Leben ist bunt' (Life is Colorful), with its profound evaluations of his diaries and albums why it was long overdue to discover his color photographs as well.
39,80 € * Weight 0.9 kg
In his new photo volume 'Solus. Vol.1', Pieter HUGO reflects on aesthetic values in the fashion industry. In portraits of models cast on the street, he examines the commercialization of youth and the paradox of striving for both otherness AND conformity.
from 55,00 € Weight 1.1 kg
'Mining Photography: The Ecological Footprint of Image Production' is dedicated to the material history of key raw materials in the context of photography, their dependence and establishs the connection to the history of mining, disposal & climate change.
36,00 € * Weight 0.6 kg
Cafe Lehmitz Photobook Libraries shall enable collectors as well as institutions to acquire out-of-print titles at a price that can be paid. This library, the Paul GRAHAM Photobook Library, contains currently 19 photo volumes - mainly signed copies.
1.980,00 € *
The book gives photo series a contextualization and brings them into a sensually experienceable form. In 'Fotobuch denken' (Thinking the Photobook) Bettina LOCKEMANN opens an approach from a scientific point and elaborates precise terms for its analysis.
from 24,00 € Weight 0.2 kg
In the monograph volume 'American Reflections' the b/w images by US photographer Tom ARNDT are telling stories from the middle class, the suburbs or the hectic streets of the metropolises of New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and his hometown of Minneapolis.
from 52,00 € Weight 1.1 kg
In his book 'Köln. Das Gesicht einer Stadt' (Cologne. The Face of a City), Jo FOBER expressively portrays and documents the metropolis on the Rhine and the development of its architecture. In this way, he skillfully presents a new perspective on the city.
29,95 € Weight 1.2 kg
Despite the ban, the photos of the soldier Dieter KELLER were taken in the in 1941/42. In the formal language and in the use of his Leica replica, the viewer realizes how much his friends, artists of the New Objectivity and Bauhaus, have influenced him.
298,00 €
The poetic universe of Spanish photographer duo ALBARRÀN CABRERA is presented in this volume of the 'Des Oiseaux' photo book series in the form of a dreamlike journey to the land of birds. Each photo is like a story that seems to be stopped for a moment.
from 46,00 € Weight 0.6 kg
Jin OHASHI is one of the most popular and important photographers in Japan today. This photo book, nominated for the Paris Photo Aperture Foundation Award 2013 is a fundamental work that reflects the life of an individual and not of society as a whole.
1.380,00 € *
This book, 'Paris Carnet de Recherche' by Danish photographer Krass CLEMENT, presents his very personal view of Paris in the 1960s and 70s - in great b&w shots evoking a melancholic mood of a very well produced photo book, unfortunately out of print!
from 298,00 € Weight 1.7 kg
'Twentysix Houses Along Waldeggstrasse' by Otto HAINZL quotes the artist book 'Twentysix Gasoline Stations' by Ed RUSCHA. The b/w images by the Austrian show the empty buildings of a street in Linz as well as the social dramaturgy of urban development.
from 22,00 € Weight 0.2 kg
A collection of various photo book titles by the US-american photographer Robert ADAMS (b.1937). The titles listed in this set are out of print and / or signed. This complete offer can include various editions of the same title.
1.480,00 € *
The images of ALBARRÁN CABRERA in 'Remembering the Future' speak to us of memory and experience. At first glance, their very clarity is moving. After a time, rather than real scenes, they begin to seem the settings for dreams about to vanish into the mist
58,00 € * Weight 0.7 kg
Out-of-print catalog for the major 'Bernd & Hilla Becher' retrospective at Metropolitan Musem with 3 essays and 108 plates to their life & work in a broad sweep. For the 1st time including their early works as well as an interview with the son Max Becher.
98,00 € Weight 1.6 kg
This Walker-EVANS-Photobook-Library consists of 22 mostly English-language titles from the years 1966 to 2015, also including secondary literature on his work - like compendia on his work within the FSA with LANGE, ROTHSTEIN, DELANO and PARKS.
965,00 € *
The photo volume 'No one can love like we do' by Ylva SUNDGREN deals about the time in between, about times when you don't have an intimate relationship, about lonely times of waiting and longing. It contains 44 color images and a poem by Sanna Svanberg.
from 95,00 € Weight 0.2 kg
Offered here is a set of various photobook titles by American photographer Mitch EPSTEIN (b. 1952). Some of the titles in this set are out of print. The 'Little Mitch Epstein Photobook Library' consists of twelve titles.
1.250,00 € *
The trilingual photo book 'Street Life' by Antanas SUTKUS contains early black and white photographs from Vilnius, the capital of the Soviet Socialist Republic of Lithuania at the time. They show tiny islands of individuality in a strict and brutal system
48,00 € * Weight 1.1 kg
Cafe Lehmitz Photobook libraries shall enable collectors as well as institutions to acquire out-of-print titles at a price that can be paid. This library, the Lee FRIEDLANDER Photobook Library, contains 28 by and with contribution by this photographer.
1.550,00 € *
A collection of various photo book titles by the American photographer Berenice ABBOTT (1898-1991). The titles listed in this set are already out of stock. This complete offer can include various editions of the same title.
998,00 € *
In 'Des Oiseaux', Finish travel photographer Pentti SAMMALLAHTI captures the secrets of nature and among them the world of birds. Coasts, marshes, parks, endless plains, forest clearings, snowy landscapes where birds reveal their presence in a refined way
from 44,00 € Weight 0.7 kg
The volumes ‘The Path to Freedom' tell Ukraine's historical path of a struggle for freedom. They portray the important events from the 1st attempts at a revolution through its photographic language and look at photography's development during this period.
33,00 € * Weight 0.7 kg
The images included in the photovolume 'Bright Black World' by Todd HIDO were taken in Northern Europe and Japan. Previously focused on North America, this is the first significant foray into photography outside of his home country for the photographer.
398,00 € *
This double volume shows aesthetic parallels between the French magnum photographer Antoine d'AGATA and the British expressionist painter Francis Bacon. This bilingual edition combines 27 photos with 25 graphic works.
68,00 € Weight 0.3 kg
In 'Photographic Syntax', ALBARRÁN CABRERA explains why they produce their own images using different photographic processes, why they use the medium of photography as a learning tool, and the thoughts behind images, many of them previously unpublished.
0,00 € Weight 0.5 kg
The book 'Praxis' by Antoine D'AGATA forms a labyrinth in which temporalities and techniques are stitched together. The excess of gestures, visual saturation as well as austerity serves to capture the complexity of exponential violence in Mexican society.
from 68,00 € Weight 1.2 kg
'Fastidiosa' by CAIMI & PICCINNI is the result of 6 years of photojournalism by the duo on the plight of local farmers and environmental degradation in the Puglia region of southern Italy. A very personal and intense account of the Xylella plant epidemic.
44,00 € Weight 0.5 kg
'The World's First Photobook Was Blue', by ALBÁRRAN CABRERA shows their work as well as explains their artistic process. The title is a reference to Anna ATKINS, the spiral binding to BRASSAI and the book itself is a tribute to photography's complexity.
198,00 € Weight 0.7 kg
A collection of various photo book titles by the South-African photographer Pieter HUGO (b.1976). The titles listed in this set are out of print and / or signed. This complete offer can include various editions of the same title.
2.950,00 € *
'Book Building' documents 13 photo books by Dayanita SINGH in images and short texts. At the center is the collaborative process that she and her publisher have established over 20 years and the conviction that a book is always in the process of becoming.
28,00 € * Weight 0.6 kg
'Polaroids. Celebrities and Self-Portraits' provides an insight into the extravagant and lavish use of that material by Andy WARHOL. The celebrities inspired him as much as the rapidly developing image, which also allowed him directly to contact others.
98,00 € * Weight 1 kg
A collection of various photo book titles by the US-american photographer Todd HIDO (b.1968). The titles listed in this set are out of print and / or signed. This complete offer can include various editions of the same title.
3.650,00 € *
This self published volume, 'Twentysix Ceramic Fountains' by French photographer Franck LANDRON, shows 26 b/w photographs of urinals from all over the world in the style of the cult book 'Twentysix Gasoline Stations' by American (photo) artist Ed RUSCHA.
from 24,00 € Weight 0.3 kg
Signed! 'In Limbo' by Florian BACHMEIER, describes a state of numbness & insecurity against the backdrop of the Ukraine conflict. The images, taken over the last 8 years, make historical processes visible, as well as their psychological & social effects.
64,00 € * Weight 1 kg
Photobook 'Cafe Lehmitz' by Anders PETERSEN shows the former meeting place and final stop for people from the red light district of Hamburg's Reeperbahn as a living social entity with its own self-image and with dignity. Actual with a preface by Tom Waits
98,00 € * Weight 0.6 kg
This photo volume, 'Coming up for Air: Stephen Gill – A Retrospective', accompanied the exhibition about his 40-years-work including work from his classic long out of print books 'Hackney Wick', 'Hackney Flowers', 'Coexistence' and so much more.
98,00 € Weight 1.7 kg
New publication of the 1982 black and white photos by Roger MELIS, first published in 1986 as a photo book. 'Paris zu Fuss' (Paris on Foot) was the first book by an East German photographer who told life in a strange city through photography alone.
198,00 € * Weight 1.1 kg
The catalogue 'Photobooks. Art Page by Page' accompanies an exhibition with a selection of 45 photo books from recent decades, focusing on unusual concepts, designs & forms of presentation that reveal the potential of the photo book as an artistic medium.
48,00 € * Weight 0.3 kg
The book 'Time Atlas' by Niina VATANEN combines images from diverse sources: personal photos, images from the Internet, encyclopedias, newspapers as well as textbooks. It focuses on time and how pictorial memory, personal experience & history intertwine.
from 48,00 € Weight 0.8 kg
A collection of various photo book titles by the US-american photographer Robert FRANK (1924-2019). The titles listed in this set are out of print and / or signed. This complete offer can include various editions of the same title.
1.680,00 € *
Lee FRIEDLANDER has explored self-portraiture throughout his career. What began as an unorthodox exploration of the genre has evolved into a masterful pursuit, as the photo volume 'In the Picture. Self-Portraits 1958-2011' shows in 400 duotone images.
78,00 € * Weight 1.9 kg
Der Band 'Blue Prints', ist eine Hommage an eine Pionierin der Fotografie und eine große britische Künstlerin, Anna ATKINS, die 1843 den ersten Fotoband der Geschichte schuf. Er enthält eine Auswahl der schönsten Cyanotypien sowie Texte von Rolf Sachsse.
16,00 € Weight 0.3 kg
The b/w photographs Fie JOHANSEN published in her recently published photo book 'All the Things You Are' were taken during a period of two years at Copenhagen Zoo. They show a strong, non-verbal connection between the zoo inhabitants and the photographer.
from 35,00 € Weight 0.9 kg
The book 'Von Ort zu Ort / The 12 Year Walk) by Thorsten BAENSCH is a long-term project documenting a trek through seven countries. This illustrated travelogue takes the reader on a journey marked by various leitmotifs such as danger, death, and nature
81,00 € * Weight 3.1 kg
This unique collection, named as the 'William Eggleston PhotoBookLibrary', consists of 20 titles by renowned American photographer William EGGLESTON. Some titles have been out of print for a long time and can here only be purchased in their entirety.
4.580,00 € *
'Great Heart, Strong Hands' by Anne Helene GJELSTAD is about the life of women on Estonian islands of Kihnu and Manija, which are often seen as the last matriarchal society in Europe. She has found a way, which draws the viewer into their world and souls.
from 58,00 € Weight 1.5 kg
'Gstettn' is a piece of land that is waiting to be developed and has meanwhile been taken possession of by nature. With her photos in 'Gstettn', consisting of 8 booklets in a linen slipcase, Regina ANZENBERGER has documented this place in seven chapters.
165,00 € Weight 0.8 kg
Fadengeheftete, gebundene Ausgabe ohne Schutzumschlag (wie erschienen), 14 x 18 cm., 144 S., 80 S/W-Abb., deutsch-sprachiger Text - TEXT ONLY IN GERMAN!
20,00 € * Weight 0.4 kg