Following Cornelius

PHOTOBOOK BY MITCH KARUNARATNE

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I come from Canvey Island, a small island in the Thames Estuary, 40km east of London. Despite the complex web of dykes and drains built to secure the land by the Dutch engineer Cornelius Vermuyden, in 1621, the land sinks slowly into the mud. Growing up, his name was memoralised everywhere – in my school’s name, in the street names, in shop names – he was the island’s hero.

I was curious to see where Cornelius went after leaving Canvey – so I followed his route from Canvey Island, 100 miles north to the Fens in East Anglia. The Fens, reclaimed from the sea, are still dry as well, thanks to Cornelius Vermuyden. Under every foot of land there are tunnels, drains, pumps, reservoirs, channels, sluices, gulley’s, cuts and embankments that pump, move and drain water continuously to ensure this land remains dry. 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the tides, farm run-off, water usage, rainfall and ground water are monitored, rationed and controlled to keep everything in balance.

Despite now being almost three metres below sea level, the battle goes on to keep this land dry. Whilst it looks on the surface to be an agriculturally rich, rural, natural landscape – it’s the most intensely managed land in the country.

 

MITCH KARUNARATNE

Mitch Karunaratne is attracted to places that hold stories in the land, where the land shapes and helps give us a sense of identity and belonging. She received a MA in Photography from University of Brighton in 2012. She has exhibited widely both in the UK and abroad, most recently in Norway and Italy. She is a founding member of the MAP6 collective – travelling and creating collaborative projects with the group.

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6m²

PHOTOBOOK BY MÉLANIE DESRIAUX

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50 photographs
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Mélanie Desriaux observes Man and the vernacular; otherness. Especially, the wild as a conquest of the real. Her work bears reference to that particular history which links photography and exploration. She suggests that, in an age where everything has been charted, every frontier has been crossed, the only discovery left is inside the image itself. Going towards unknown, crossing borders, to find a visible limit and increase a point a view, are her goals. Then, she begins stories, she documents within an elliptical shape.

Her approach is contemplative. She looks intensively to find into the world an image – images – of what she feels into herself. Taking the road it’s looking for the wild, it’s changing landmarks and customs, it’s re-evaluating perceptions, it’s facing one’s fear to reveal the outlines of what limits us. So, the expedition raises metaphysical stakes, political and environmental reflections, and the journey takes on an unexpected thickness.

On Ré island, there is the detention center where are incarcereted the longest sentences of France. In Saint-Martin, one cell is equal to 6m². However, some of them express strongly realities of life – dreamed or lived – and the prison reality. Inside this floating zone, each object, each image, tries to drown walls. Photography is trying to put off boundaries of the document. So, to take the road on this territory of exile is to measure the meaning of penitence. The photographic work becomes the place of an interrogation on manufacturing process; a passage from the document to fiction. On one side as on the other – on the wire – each gesture defines a link to reality and the way in wich Man inhabits the real.

 

MÉLANIE DESRIAUX

Born in 1981 in La Rochelle, Mélanie Desriaux lives and works in France. She graduated from the School of Fine Arts (Rennes, France, 2006), and obtained Higher Competitive Exam in Education, in the Visual Arts, with Photography as a major subject (Aix-en-Provence, France, 2010). Ever since, she has shared her work between artistic orders, teaching and personal research. She also works in the editorial design of artists books. Mélanie Desriaux shows her work in France and abroad.

From 2006 to 2012, she exhibited her work at Le Radar Gallery (Bayeux, France), Art & Essai Gallery (University of Rennes 2, France), and the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil. Her work in the prison of Saint-Martin (Ré island, France) was selected by Carceropolis, along Jane Evelyne Atwood’s work for instance. It is regularly published by the Prison International Observatory, and used by production company as Phare Ouest for instance.

In 2015, she won a scholarship for a wandering photographic tour in The United States. Her point of view of the Oregon trail earned her the first Fisheye magazine Jury Prize, handed over by Theo Gosselin and Maud Chalard. In 2016, she was selected by Pascal Amoyel to exhibit this work in Bowen Island (Vancouver, Canada) for FotoFilmic / PULP Gallery & Store. Also, she has been part of the David Stewart’s selection among 20 finalists for Youthhood, Life Framer Photography Prize. Her works was published by C41 magazine for instance.

In 2017, Mélanie Desriaux will show pictures produced with Observatory of Paris (France), for the 350 years of the site.

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Twentysix Abandoned Catalan Gasoline Stations

PHOTOBOOK BY XAVIER ARAGONÈS



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26 photographs
60 pages
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You know, gasoline stations always bring life to small towns. You’d always have someone pumping the gas, buying things at the shop or just stopping by to say hello and have a little chat with the employees.

But at some point the farmers’ co-op decided to build their own station so they could get cheaper fuel and from then things went downhill. I could not compete with their prices at all. In the end, the guys from the oil company came here and stripped all the place down and now I’m left with the remains.

According to the law, I’m not allowed to use this place for any other kind of business because the underground gas storage tanks are still there and it would be way too expensive for me to remove them safely…

So you say you’re taking these photographs for a book? I bet you’ve found a few more stations like this!

Former Station Owner
Torregrossa, Lleida, November 2016

 

XAVIER ARAGONÈS

Xavier Aragonès (b. 1979) is an amateur photographer living in Terrassa, Spain. His main area of interest is the landscape, either natural or man-altered. When taking photographs he claims to be drawn to capturing atmosphere and suggesting possible narratives rather than telling a straight story. His first photobook, O.O.O., was published by Camera Infinita on February, 2017.

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Insomnia

PHOTOBOOK BY MARKUS LEHR


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37 photographs
58 pages
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Berlin is one of the most visited cities in Europe, which means – in our age of peak digital imagery – it’s also the most photographed: especially its major sightseeing icons such as the TV Tower, the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag… Yet you won’t find any such sights in this book, since Markus Lehr patiently and deliberately set out to discover an alternative side of the city; one that’s devoid of traffic and tourists, clubs and culture, and represents instead the beauty, peace and stillness of the night.

“Insomnia” comprises a selection of these images taken between 2013 and 2017. Characterised by the compelling synthesis of mood, light and texture that defines Markus’ work ever since, they reveal the city as it is rarely seen – a place where churches, supermarkets and petrol stations are deserted, their isolation exacerbated by the lonely glow of neon and the sodium glare of streetlights. Billboards advertise their wares to no-one; tunnels wait patiently for vehicles; even the cultural treasures of the Museum Island sit empty and forgotten. Markus shows how the city’s infrastructure is democratised at night.

“The size of the city and the diverse cultural and historical background makes Berlin special for night photography,” comments Markus. “I try to construct scenes that reflect the complexity of the location, which is why there are no people – any face or person makes the viewer focus on that instead of the scene. I would rather show the effect of what people are doing instead of the moment when they are there.”

Although there are no people in these images there are tell-tale signs of human activity. Trains streak by the lens like ghosts, creating a dynamic tension between the silence and the sudden rush of transportation, and lights beam tellingly from the interiors of buildings. The natural world creeps in too: trees, bushes and swathes of grass foreground and frame the images, all rendered somewhat unreal by the cinematic quality of the lighting.

The stillness of the photos that lends them a quietude and elegance that’s refreshing and thought-provoking in an era of trigger-happy digital photography. Their patient execution invites the viewer in to relish their intimate details and filmic ambiance. “We are living in a complex world and these images try to embrace it. “There is this rule for photography, that you should reduce a scene and composition to the bare essential,” says Markus. “I am trying to do the opposite.”

Paul Sullivan
April 2017

 

MARKUS LEHR

Markus Lehr studied communication at the University of Arts in Berlin and has been working in the field of marketing and new media ever since. Several notable publications have featured his work and he published his first photography book in December 2013. Markus has also showcased his work at solo and group exhibitions in Berlin, Munich, Paris and Wolverhampton.

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Marfa

PHOTOBOOK BY GAËTAN ROSSIER


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You will not come to Marfa by chance

All roads lead to Marfa, starting with the interminable highway that winds through the Chihuahua desert and rallying El Paso to this small lunar city of west Texas at the gates of Mexico. Declining since the closure of its military camp at the end of the Second World War, the rise of drug trafficking in the region and the drying up of the Rio Grande, Marfa, with its 2,000 residents, should never have become a hype destination. Yet for years now we are witnessing the same parade of aficionados pacing the dusty streets of this tiny city, a mirage in the torpor of the cactus fields. So, I went in Marfa in 2013. I took pictures and i loved it.

 

GAËTAN ROSSIER

Gaëtan Rossier (born 1975) is a Swiss photographer. He studied law at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) and works as a lawyer in the administration (labor law).

Gaëtan Rossier is known for his images of banal scenes and objects in different countries (United States, France, Spain, Switzerland, etc…) and for his use of color in photography. Gaëtan Rossier was interested in photography from an early age. Self-taught, he received an Kodak Instamtic at age six. He began to use a 35mm camera ten years later and made his first color photographs. Gaëtan Rossier photography is rooted in the tradition of William Eggleston, Alec Soth and Stephen Shore. Gaëtan, an avid traveler, spent five years working his way down the American North West and documenting the places and people he saw with film cameras and various gears. Rossier’s photography has been exhibited on a collective exhibition in Lyon (France), “Kiss & Fly”. He has also been published in various collective projects.

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Lost in Picardie

PHOTOBOOK BY GUILLAUME ABGRALL


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[FR]   La Picardie, c’est l’endroit où je vis. Parfois, je me demande si ce territoire que j’arpente quotidiennement existe réellement, tant il me paraît étrange: voitures tapies derrière des haies, rues et bâtiments déserts éclairés par un soleil pâle, quelques personnes ça et là. L’impression de dériver au sein d’un espace où rien n’arrive, d’une profonde mélancolie. Avec ces images faites lors de mes déplacements les plus ordinaires, pour le travail, les loisirs ou les obligations de tous les jours, je cherche à faire apparaître ce sentiment d’étrangeté qui nous saisit parfois face au réel le plus familier, cette impression de s’être perdu dans un monde légèrement différent du notre.

[EN]   Picardy is the place where I live. Sometimes, I wonder if this land does really exist: cars hidden behind hedges, forsaken streets and houses lightened by a faded sun, some people here and there. I feel like I’m drifting through a space where nothing happens, a space full of deep melancholy. With the pictures of this book, taken in my daily life, on the road to work, or during my spare time, I try to show this feeling of weirdness we could have in front of our close reality, when we feel lost in a world slightly different from usual one.

 

GUILLAUME ABGRALL

Guillaume Abgrall is a frenchman born in 1972. He lives in a little rural town near Amiens, in the North of France. He’s a teacher and an amateur photographer, who likes to take pictures both in analog and digital.

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Brasilia

PHOTOBOOKS BY CYRILLE WEINER
 


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Arriving in Brasilia is a strange feeling: an illusionary city that would reveal itself very slowly. From afar, the landscape is flat. Then, above the emptiness, a vibrant shape appears in the bright sun, like a giant model growing up from the ground. The vision speeding faster as the city progressively appears. Unbelievable.

Brasilia is the capital of a vast country. But it is not a city. It is the drawing of a city, a cross in the middle of the desert. An act of possessing a territory, perfectly and globaly achieved from scratch by architect Oscar Niemeyer and urbanist Lucio Costa, under the impulse of president Juscelino Kubitschek.

I came to see a city. I discovered an infinite garden. A wasteland. A suspended space that stretches out of human dimension.

I walked for hours. Off the map and its limits in an urban space that has not yet been conceived for a walker. I met a few men, as my own reflection in a mirror. They walked to the rodoviaria – the main bus station – at the crossing of the two wings of the Plano Piloto.

The public space in Brasilia is the whole territory. Cities’ grounds are covered with ashalt. In Brasilia, despite the sophisticated urban shaping, the red earth does not disappear.

Time is suspended. Life seems to have stopped the shining day of April 21st, 1960: the inauguration day of its new capital, built ex nihilo.

Strange scenes of parades of workers, soldiers and officials, between scattered brand new futuristic buidings, like an oversized movie set. A utopia that became real in a thousand days. Perpetual comeback, perpetual availability for the future.

I came to Brasilia with the feeling of coming back. I left it asking myself if Brasilia exists. It seems to. Not as a myth or a symbol of the modernist utopia, but an available open playground for all the improvisations of all of us.

Emptiness is the real monumentality of Brasilia.

 

CYRILLE WEINER

Photographer born in 1976 and trained at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure Louis Lumière. His work has been published by numerous international magazines (M Le Monde, Foam, British Journal of Photography, foam, Art Press…) and exhibited at MAC Lyon, at the Rencontres d’Arles, the laurent mueller gallery in Paris and at the Villa Noailles in Hyères. He was the laureate of the Prix Lucien Hervé and Rudolf Hervé in 2012 and the author of Presque Île (2009) and of Twice (2015). Cyrille Weiner recurrently poses the question of space, and how individuals appropriate themselves to their living spaces, distanced from directives coming from «on high». Progressively leaving the documentary register, he proposes a universe crossed by fiction, that he establishes with exhibitions, editorial projects and installations.

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Mad in USA

PHOTOBOOK BY STÉPHANE GOIN


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67 photographs
94 pages
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15,000 Miles on the road… Stopping off 11, 12, 13 times, heading off again as many times. Crossing 47, 48, 49 States, fingers trigger-happy, exhilarated at the idea of capturing the American dream… This year simply with my Fuji Instax 210.

It is here, overwhelmed by the vastness of it all and, above all, mesmerised by the road so vividly conveyed by Kerouac, that colour, space, a sense of infinity, really came home to me. My subsequent chance encounters with the work of Stephen Shore, Jim Dow, William Eggleston, Robert Franck and countless others, inspired me to go off and follow in their footsteps. I wanted to see, after so many years, whether the places in their work still existed. I wanted to see for myself that particular light, experience that mood.

Cinema was naturally a huge influence, with Wim Wenders’ «Paris Texas» and «Don’t Come Knocking» leading the way. Gradually, my project took shape under the working title «Mad(e) in USA». It matured over several years as the people and smiling faces I encountered allowed me to put my finger on the charm of this continent, to grasp the reasons for its legendary attraction.

From the Lorraine Motel in Memphis to the hot rod races on the Great Salt Lake, I developed a fascination with these wild open spaces, this intensity and these distances… There are, without doubt, a few cultural differences, but for a European brought up to the sound of rock’n roll and fed on sitcoms such as «Happy Days», touching down on American soil is far from being a cultural shock. For me, it was more of a revelation.

 

STÉPHANE GOIN

Born in 1972, Stéphane Goin lives in Paris, France. He studied Marketing and Communications and currently works as a Sales Manager at a Law Publishing Company. He visits United States of America twice a year for more than 15 years, searching for the American lost dream.

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Incidental View

PHOTOBOOK BY ANDY FELTHAM

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60 photographs
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in·ci·den·tal

/ɪnsɪˈdɛntəl/

adjective

1. happening in connection with or resulting from something more important; casual or fortuitous
2. (postpositive; foll by to) found in connection (with); related (to)
3. (postpositive; foll by upon) caused (by)
4. occasional or minor ⇒ incidental expenses

noun

5. (often plural) an incidental or minor expense, event, or action

in Collins English Dictionary.

 

ANDY FELTHAM

Andy Feltham is a self-taught photographer who lives in Northampton, UK, who also works part-time within the healthcare setting at his local hospital. He has been exhibited in the UK and Italy and featured in numerous publications, both online and in print. He has also been commissioned to work in the commercial as well as the fine art setting.

Feltham seeks to create a tension within each photograph by using meticulous framing, exposure and technique to detach the subject from its surroundings. This lends a subtle disquiet to the underlying themes of beauty, mortality and humour that hallmark his work.

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America

PHOTOBOOK BY CARL GUNHOUSE


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Driving around America for the last six years trying to cover as much of it as I could, going from one political hotspot to the next, from the BP oil spill to Detroit, which is actively depopulating its outer neighborhoods, one thing has been clear. Politics is entertainment; politicians and the press create a constant hysteria of the now, feeding a grand worldwide Greek drama, with real people, if not our own fortunes, in the balance. Like any good soap opera, there are no plot resolutions, nothing is ever truly solved. What’s left is a series of semi-satisfying plot points that are quickly forgotten in the buildup to the next cliffhanger and a never-ending series of monetary distractions that have little effect on our day-to-day lives.

Lax regulations on banking policy caused the economy to implode in 2008, creating a downturn second only to the Great Depression. The calamity was days from throwing the world economy into chaos and has since destabilized European governments and caused domestic unemployment to hit highs not seen in thirty years. Yet five years later there is no interest in substantial banking oversight and the most pressing political issues are federal deficit policy and the pay of public sector unions. This is a disconnect that makes it hard to believe that those writing the plot care if anyone is paying attention. The only people who seem to recognize these issues as distractions are those writing our history (and then only when everyone involved is out of office and retired). History slowly comes to the truth the way beach erosion or glaciers melting bring about a slow-moving change that is constant yet nearly imperceptible.

This listless pace leaves us helpless to affect much of anything that isn’t on a very personal scale. Presidential memoirs are littered with the realization that even the most powerful person in the world has little ability to overcome the slow-moving pace of large political issues. What can we do but work as best we can to understand the events as they happen and hope that the choices we make in our lives will be the right ones? Hopefully, in some marginal way, this will change things for the better.

When things do inevitably change, they tend to sneak up on us as pleasant little surprises where all of a sudden we have an African-American president, gay marriage and a national healthcare program. By the time these once-monumental shifts take place, they seem self-evident. Why shouldn’t African Americans and homosexuals have equal rights? And why shouldn’t we pool all our resources to purchase healthcare? It is only with a good deal of reflection that it becomes clear how slow-moving history is and how long it takes for beliefs to change and how much better our lives have become because of it.

 

CARL GUNHOUSE

Carl Gunhouse was born in 1976 in Boston, Massachusetts, but he spent his formative years in suburban New Jersey. Growing up, he developed a love/hate relationship with suburbia that led to the angst familiar to most suburban youth. With this unrest came the discovery of the anger and DIY ethics of hardcore punk rock. Yearning to be part of the hardcore scene, he started photographing bands, which began his love of photography.

To escape suburban New Jersey, Carl enrolled at Fordham University in New York City. While completing a BA in European History at Fordham, he discovered that photography could be something to pursue a career so he decided to simultaneously complete a BFA in Photography. After going on to earn his MA in American History from Fordham, Carl concentrated on street photography. In hopes of developing and refining his photography work, Carl completed his MFA in Photography at Yale University.

Since graduating, he has found a great deal of personal satisfaction teaching as an Adjunct at Montclair State University, Cooper Union, Marymount Manhattan College, and Nassau Community College. He has also gained some renown for his straightforward writing on photography for such web sites as Searching For the Light, Lay Flat, and American Suburb X. His photography has been shown nationally and internationally. As an artist, he has produced a body of landscape and portrait photographs by driving around the United States to expose the little visual bits of America that give voice to our shared history and experience. Carl currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

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