Short Cuts 02

Short Cuts 02 presents 4 new photobooks. It starts witch Mark Power and concludes with an insight into the bustling world of yesterdays Istanbul.

(1) Mark Power: Good Morning, America (Volume One) (Gost Books, 2019)

Over the past six years, photographer Mark Power has travelled across the US to create a complex visual narrative of a country in the midst of change. This new book, Good Morning, America (Volume One) – the first in a series of five books –, represents a personal and timely exploration of both the American cultural and physical landscape, and the divergence of reality and myth.
Publisher’s Info

Publisher: GOST

Artist: https://www.markpower.co.uk/

(2) Alex LLovet: Beware Of The Dog (Ediciones Posibles, 2019)

Alex Llovet se nutre de imágenes realizadas entre 2014 y 2017 durante viajes con su mujer y sus dos hijas por Inglaterra, España, Francia y Marruecos, para construir la edición de esta narración conceptual.

 Beware Of The Dog es el viaje que significa madurar, el tránsito donde aparecen el sentimiento de deseo junto a la idea de la muerte, y las cicatrices que va dejando el paso del tiempo, sustituyendo el espacio que de niños le damos a la ficción, por “lo real” y la conciencia del mundo adulto.
Publisher’s Info

Artist: https://www.alexllovet.com/

(3) Jason Koxvold: Calle Tredici Martiri (Gnomic Books, 2019)

Calle Tredici Martiri (Alley of the Thirteen Martyrs) is a fictionalised photographic reinterpretation of Koxvold’s grandfather Aldo Varisco’s campaign of direct action against the Nazi occupation of Italy. The book is comprised of 144 pages of Koxvold’s photographs and 80 pages of Varisco’s memoirs of the resistance, and archival imagery.
Publisher’s Info

Publisher: Gnomic Books

Artist: https://koxvold.com/

(4) Lukas Birk & Natasha Christia: Gülistan (Fraglich Publishing, 2019)

GÜLISTAN brings us the story of Kenan & Filiz, two residents of Istanbul celebrating their lives through the cities finest establishments in the 1960s and 70s. These establishments offered foto servisi and presented the images to their cliental in fashionable envelopes. GÜLISTAN offers a subtle resistance to the currently conservative forces in Turkey, illustrating a time of Westwards thinking in the capital.
Publisher’s Info

Publisher: Fraglich Publishing

Artist: http://www.lukasbirk.com/