Brave Books


Lewis Bush
Shadows of the State

60 images, texts in English

18×28 cm, 192 pages
Section-sewn, swiss-bound
Edition of 700

ISBN 978-3-947312-02-3

Pre-order on Kickstarter

The Cold War ended in 1991, but echoes of it can still be heard today. One example of this are numbers stations, short wave radio broadcasts of coded messages, believed to be intended for undercover agents in enemy states. Despite originating in the darkest days of the last century these transmissions continue today, with broadcasts occurring daily from countries including Russia, Cuba, and North Korea.

Shadows of the State is a photographic project by Lewis Bush which investigates these mysterious broadcasts and attempts to locate the likely transmitter sites of thirty of these stations. These sites are then mapped using high resolution satellite imagery and displayed alongside radio spectrograms, audio recordings, and extensive information about each station.

The Cold War ended in 1991, but echoes of it can still be heard today. One example of this are numbers stations, short wave radio broadcasts of coded messages, believed to be intended for undercover agents in enemy states. Despite originating in the darkest days of the last century these transmissions continue today, with broadcasts occurring daily from countries including Russia, Cuba, and North Korea.

Shadows of the State is a photographic project by Lewis Bush which investigates these mysterious broadcasts and attempts to locate the likely transmitter sites of thirty of these stations. These sites are then mapped using high resolution satellite imagery and displayed alongside radio spectrograms, audio recordings, and extensive information about each station.


Lewis Bush
Shadows of the State

60 images, texts in English

18×28 cm, 192 pages
Section-sewn, swiss-bound
Edition of 700

ISBN 978-3-947312-02-3

Pre-order on Kickstarter


Rosemarie Zens
As the Eye Wanders

27 photos, texts in English

22.5×29.5 cm, 48 pages
Six leporellos in a sleeve
Edition of 500. September 2017

ISBN 978-3-947312-00-9

Available from:
Tipi Bookshop

 

As the Eye Wanders retraces the pictorial transfigurations where memory and perception are interwoven on different planes.

“Perception mirrors the premises of the external world, while memory reflects the internal world. The photographic images, as a vital transitional medium and metaphor, anchor and communicate perception and memory, and as that anchor, photography produces an infinite chain of associations that challenges the photographer’s eye and the viewer’s mind: seeing how two or more shapes in a picture, happening in the same space, have created rhythm in time,” states Rosemarie Zens.

As the Eye Wanders retraces the pictorial transfigurations where memory and perception are interwoven on different planes.

“Perception mirrors the premises of the external world, while memory reflects the internal world. The photographic images, as a vital transitional medium and metaphor, anchor and communicate perception and memory, and as that anchor, photography produces an infinite chain of associations that challenges the photographer’s eye and the viewer’s mind: seeing how two or more shapes in a picture, happening in the same space, have created rhythm in time,” states Rosemarie Zens.


Rosemarie Zens
As the Eye Wanders

27 photos, texts in English

22.5×29.5 cm, 48 pages
Six leporellos in a sleeve
Edition of 500. September 2017

ISBN 978-3-947312-00-9

Available from:
Tipi Bookshop

 


Michal Iwanowski
Clear of People

57 photos, texts in English
+ archival images and documents

19.5×25.5 cm, 120 pages
Section-sewn, swiss-bound
Edition of 700. March 2017

ISBN 978-3-00-053351-8

Available from:
Tipi Bookshop
The Library Project
Photobookstore.co.uk
L’Ascenseur Végétal
artbooksonline.eu

Michal Iwanowski’s photobook Clear of People documents a 2,200km solitary journey that echoes his grandfather’s daring escape from soviet captivity in 1945.

This visual journey comes from the photographer’s personal archive as the project re‑enacts the map drawn by and inherited from his uncle. It begins in Russia, where Michal’s grandfather was kept as a prisoner‑of‑war together with his brother. Their daring escape from the camp was followed by a three‑month trek with constant hunger and exhaustion. The two men stayed clear of people, trying to avoid any possibly risky contact. What kept them alive was their longing to return to their family back in Poland.

“It seems that the subject of geographical displacements within landscape photography has been recently focusing more on personal rather than global stories, bringing individual experiences and narratives to our attention, which otherwise would be lost. I find this very refreshing,” says the photographer.

Michal Iwanowski’s photobook Clear of People documents a 2,200km solitary journey that echoes his grandfather’s daring escape from soviet captivity in 1945.

This visual journey comes from the photographer’s personal archive as the project re‑enacts the map drawn by and inherited from his uncle. It begins in Russia, where Michal’s grandfather was kept as a prisoner‑of‑war together with his brother. Their daring escape from the camp was followed by a three‑month trek with constant hunger and exhaustion. The two men stayed clear of people, trying to avoid any possibly risky contact. What kept them alive was their longing to return to their family back in Poland.

“It seems that the subject of geographical displacements within landscape photography has been recently focusing more on personal rather than global stories, bringing individual experiences and narratives to our attention, which otherwise would be lost. I find this very refreshing,” says the photographer.


Michal Iwanowski
Clear of People

57 photos, texts in English
+ archival images and documents

19.5×25.5 cm, 120 pages
Section-sewn, swiss-bound
Edition of 700. March 2017

ISBN 978-3-00-053351-8

Available from:
Tipi Bookshop
The Library Project
Photobookstore.co.uk
L’Ascenseur Végétal
artbooksonline.eu


Arnis Balcus
Victory Park

38 photos, no linguistic content

23×29 cm, 84 pages
Section-sewn, swiss-bound
Edition of 500. November 2016

ISBN 978-3-00-054439-2

Available from:
Anagram Books
Tipi Bookshop
The Library Project
PhotoQ Bookshop
artbooksonline.eu

Arnis Balcus’s photobook Victory Park focuses on a particular location in the Latvian capital of Riga, a park with a complex history overlaid with the policies of former regimes and cumbersome social realities.

This photographic work is more than just documentation or research material – the spontaneity of the shots and the juxtaposition of the images in the book creates an impression of an artistic experiment carried out in-situ.

Arnis Balcus creates in his series more of an impression than a description of the Victory Park. What we may see are photographs of seemingly different origins, yet working gracefully together to create a visual unity. / Krzysztof Sienkiewicz, Urbanautica

Arnis Balcus’s photobook Victory Park focuses on a particular location in the Latvian capital of Riga, a park with a complex history overlaid with the policies of former regimes and cumbersome social realities.

This photographic work is more than just documentation or research material – the spontaneity of the shots and the juxtaposition of the images in the book creates an impression of an artistic experiment carried out in-situ.

Arnis Balcus creates in his series more of an impression than a description of the Victory Park. What we may see are photographs of seemingly different origins, yet working gracefully together to create a visual unity. / Krzysztof Sienkiewicz, Urbanautica


Arnis Balcus
Victory Park

38 photos, no linguistic content

23×29 cm, 84 pages
Section-sewn, swiss-bound
Edition of 500. November 2016

ISBN 978-3-00-054439-2

Available from:
Anagram Books
Tipi Bookshop
The Library Project
PhotoQ Bookshop
artbooksonline.eu