Signed photobooks

Background information

Signed photo books are highly desirable for the photo book library of collectors, e.g. because they

  1. the mass-produced object 'photo book' stand out from the crowd and are only
  2. are only available in limited numbers
  3. bring a personal touch to the collection.

In addition, the collector can show that he is up to date. Since photo books by still unknown photographers are often produced with caution only in small editions and the publisher/photographer wants to ensure a high distribution by the signature, these volumes often become later sought-after collector's items.

Recent examples of now sought-after photo volumes by formerly lesser known photographers

'The Rage of Devotion' by Liza AMBROSSIO - 'Altered Ocean' by Mandy BARKER - 'Oasis Hotel' by Nicolo DEGIORGIS - 'The Island of the Color Blind' by Sanne DE WILDE - 'Two Rivers' by Carolyn DRAKE - 'Reading Raymond Carver' & 'Real Life Dramas' by Mary FREY - 'A' and 'ZZYZY' by Gregory HALPERN - 'Standing by the Wall. Berlin 1990' by Josef Wolfgang MAYER - 'Cette Montagne. C'est moi' by Witho WORMS ... to name just a few titles ...


The book 'Verso Nord' is the result of a collaboration between Guido GUIDI & Gerry JOHANSSON during a campaign in Castelfranco. The former focused on the historic city center with his large format camera and the latter on the suburbs in his medium format.
from 45,00 €
With the photo book 'Spanish Summer' JOHANSSON returns to one of the first places that fired his imagination: the plains of central Spain. In precise compositions an din b/w, a landscape is surveyed in which cultural traces have been etched for millennia.
from 55,00 €
'A Pound of Pictures' by Alec SOTH, brings together newest works. It reflects the desire to capture and crystallize experiences, especially memories in paper form. A thoughtful photographic journey, complemented by his own notes in the detailed afterword.
from 70,00 €
This volume on Eikoh HOSOE shows photos, but also introduces the most important protagonists of the art of Japan after 1945. It also contains essays that offer new perspectives on the work, as well as reprints of a selection of previously published essays
from 65,00 €
This artist volume, 'Scratchy Days' by Ukrainian Bogdan GULYAY, contains artistic black and white shots from his personal environment, reflected everyday moments in a world he perceives as oversaturated, in which people are only fleeting, fragile shadows.
from 27,00 € Weight 0.2 kg
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.
24,00 € Weight 0.3 kg
The book 'The Naval Base' is about a Dutch town that was built, bombed and rebuilt by the government. Rob HORNSTRA documents how people live in and with the naval base. The photos are accompanied by text and commentary; the design is by KUMMER & HERRMAN.
from 9,50 € Weight 0.4 kg
'In Limbo' by Florian BACHMEIER, describes a state of numbness & insecurity against the backdrop of the Ukraine conflict. The photographs, taken over the last eight years, make historical processes visible, as well as their psychological & social effects.
from 40,00 € Weight 1 kg