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 He took 60 photographs which he edited to 26. 7 unpublished images from New Mexico are reproduced here, from the original negatives.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