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 Need to Know' by Michael S. HONEGGER is an investigation into his father's double life during the Cold War, the impact on his family, strange encounters, odd radio transmissions and inexplicable coincidences that became the normality of his childhood
68,00 € * Weight 0.4 kg
Out-of-print volume 'Beach Pictures. 1969-70' by Anthony HERNANDEZ includes 22 images taken at various beaches in Southern California & New York. Printed in tritone on uncoated paper, itfeatures cloth end sheets and printed chipboard front and back covers
78,00 € * Weight 1 kg
In his limited edition photo volume 'Tyre Choices', Gerry JOHANSSON shows how different tires can be right for different purposes. The black and white photographs were taken between 1962 and 2016 in Sweden, Mongolia, the USA, Japan, Spain and Germany.
48,00 € * Weight 0.8 kg
By chance, Mark POWER was present at the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. To mark the 25th anniversary, he self-published his photo volume 'Die Mauer ist Weg!' (The wall is away) which corresponds to a newspaper that he bought in Berlin the morning after.
0,00 € * Weight 0.8 kg
In out-of-print book 'A Clearing', Raymond MEEKS documents the stark geological & human assertion of presence against the flattening insistence of time, erosion & poverty. The figures in the landscape appear so isolated that they take on a mythical power.
220,00 € * Weight 1 kg
'Post script' by Laura EL-TANTAWY, designed by Sybren KUIPER in accordeon format, contains previously unpublished images & written reflections in which she takes the reader behind the images and into the thoughts and emotions that led to their creation.
20,00 € * Weight 0.2 kg
The volume 'World Is Where You Stop' by Tomasz TOMASZEWSKI looks critically at our reality, where good & evil, euphoria & suffering, wealth & poverty, virtue & licentiousness, coexist side by side - situations that are difficult to pass by indifferently.
138,00 € * Weight 2 kg
'Eternal U' by Hubert HUMKA - 3rd part of his book trilogy, together with 'Eden (2014) and 'Death Landscapes' (2018) - is about death and eternity. It's main axis are forest photographs (life), negatives (death) and embossed texts (traces we leave behind)
78,00 € * Weight 0.6 kg
'Pharmakon' by Teju COLE combines subtle photos with a dozen short stories. The images were taken around the globe, expanding the oblique perspective he developed in 'Fernweh'. The interspersed images & texts act as intimate signals in our age of crisis.
58,00 € * Weight 1 kg