Photobooks, selected by Sacha Maric

Screen Shot 2013-05-09 at 12.20.54
01_showground

04_showground

06_showground

Artist: Paul Kooiker
Title: Showground
Publisher: Basalt / Van Zoetendaal
Year: 2004
BUY

This is one of the most perfect books I have come across, very understated in its design. The format size, paper stock and layout are so right. I love Paul Kooiker’s aesthetic in these pictures. It’s a book that I keep going back to.

 

Artist: JH Engstrom
Title: Haunts
Publisher: Steidl
Year: 2006
BUY

A mysterious, beautiful, sensitive and unique visual language that works so well as a book.

 

Artist: Daido Moriyama
Title: Remix
Publisher: Kamel Mennour
Year: 2004
BUY

I can’t remember if I have ever looked through this cover to cover in one sitting. It’s 300 pages of full bleed pictures, a chaotic slew of imagery that I like to open up at random for inspiration. There’s an immense amount of great imagery between the paperback cover.

 

 Screen Shot 2013-05-09 at 12.40.03

Screen Shot 2013-05-09 at 12.40.18

Screen Shot 2013-05-09 at 12.40.32

Screen Shot 2013-05-09 at 12.40.46

Artist: Collier Schorr
Title: Forests & Fields – Vol.1 Neighbors
Publisher: Steidl
Year: 2006
BUY

I’m a big fan of Collier Schorr’s work and this book is my favourite. I first came across her photography after I saw her advertising work for COMME des GARCONS several years ago. There are few photographers who I believe are able to successfully marry the style of their personal work and their commissioned work. Art concept meets fashion portraiture.

 

 

Artist: Juergen Teller
Title: Go Sees
Publisher: Scalo
Year: 1999
BUY

A simple, brilliant idea for a series in a 500 page book. Juergen Teller photographed go-see models for one year at the entrance of his studio. The limitations that Teller imposes on this series and its repetitiveness is what I find so powerful and interesting. It’s a very revealing look at the nature of the fashion industry. Ingenious.

 

606ce51d026e1aea53cb3837b32e9fd7
3762bc3dd452e00c5283ab98afacb3fa

4746a52768778d8284cc448bb9bd2400

c55fc3d251d58aa1a1433f74e779be5e

Artist: Stephen Gill
Title: A Series Of Disappointments
Publisher: Nobody
Year: 2008
BUY

A series of discarded betting slips, formed into various shapes by disgruntled and frustrated punters. I find this book both humourous, beautiful and tragically depressing. The slips are all photographed individually in black and white on a dark grey background in a cleverly thought out and designed book where the pages fold out like an accordion.

—-

Sacha Maric is a fashion, portrait and art photographer based in Copenhagen, but originally from London where he studied fine art at Central Saint Martins. His work has appeared in publications including Art Review, Dazed & Confused, Nylon and Wallpaper* and has been exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery in London. He has also published two books: Thrashers and Good Mother and Father.

Published 9 May 2013.

Published 9 May 2013