As a traveller, you will be amazed by the charming courtesy with which you are welcomed and also the care and refinement of Japanese food culture. It is a country where the majority of the population lives in the big cities, but Japan also stands for beautiful unspoilt landscapes and thousands of islands in the Pacific Ring of Fire. Marc Popelier’s lifelong passion for Japan crystallised in the pages of this photo book. Sights and scenes of Japan is a perfect introduction to Japan and will definitely convince anyone who was still hesitating about a trip to this fascinating country.
Sights and scenes of Japan
Japan is a country with a unique and somewhat mysterious culture. It is a country that attracts but is also difficult to fathom. It is a proud nation with great individuality, but also a land of unprecedented diversity and contrasts. Age-old traditions are cherished, but the most advanced technologies and the latest gadgets are equally praised.
Colours can be magical. Chris Mestdagh, one of Belgium’s most versatile designers, proves it convincingly in Colorful Retreats, a beautiful mood book in which he immerses us in his favourite colour palettes on the basis of various mood reports.
Yasser ‘Mierkat’ Booley began producing photographs in 1993 on the eve of the ‘new’ South Africa. He grew up under the high tension of a politically charged South Africa in a conservative Cape Malay family from the Bo-Kaap. From an early age, he became an observant student who wanted to master and capture the eclectic ‘rainbow nation’.
This book tells the story of a human adventure, that of the photographer Julius Mwelu, a talented and generous Kenyan, who was born in the valley of Mathare and has survived there. This part of Nairobi is one of the immense slums that make the Kenyan capital a permanent social scandal.
For more than 50 years, Angelo Turconi has been obsessed and bitten by the Democratic Republic of Congo. Even today, the passionate photographer continues to document the territory and the daily lives of the Congolese with equal enthusiasm.
A photographer stalks a writer after he heavily distorts and manipulates her portrait. Like a paparazzo, he lurks in wait. He records every detail of her daily life with his camera while she writes the sci-fi story that is published in this book. But above all he wants to know what impact the image manipulation has on her psyche. With inevitable consequences for both of them.