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Coming up for Air - Special Edition
Coming up for Air - Special Edition

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100 copies (+ 5 AP)

Cloth bound hardback book (signed and numbered)
98 colour reproductions
106 pages inc 1 gate-fold
33cm x 25cm (portrait)
Including a signed and numbered c type hand print
Hand painted dust jacket
Housed in a handmade embossed cloth covered case.
Edition of 100 (plus 5 artists’ proofs)
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B Sides - Special Edition
B Sides - Special Edition

B Sides is a companion book to Coming up to Air

Limited Edition with Print
100 copies (+ 5 AP)

Cloth bound hardback book (signed and numbered)

35 colour reproductions
72 pages
33cm x 25cm (portrait)
Printed endpaper etchings by Stephen Gill
Including a signed and numbered c type hand print
Housed in a handmade embossed cloth covered Box
Edition of 100 (plus 5 artists’ proofs)
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Coming up for Air
Coming up for Air

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Coming up for Air is the result of Stephen Gill’s long-term photographic body of work made in Japan between 2008 & 2009.

Coming up for Air
Published by Nobody 2010
Cloth bound hardback
98 colour reproductions
106 pages inc 1 gate-fold
Hand painted dust jacket
33cm x 25cm (portrait)

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B Sides
B Sides

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B Sides is a companion book to Coming up to Air

Cloth bound hardback book
35 colour reproductions
72 pages
33cm x 25cm (portrait)
Printed endpaper etchings by Stephen Gill

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Coming up for Air & B Sides (two books)
Coming up for Air & B Sides (two books)

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Special Nobody book offer:  Coming up for Air and B Sides £50

Coming up for Air is the result of Stephen Gill’s long-term photographic body of work made in Japan between 2008 & 2009.

B Sides is a companion book to Coming up to Air

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Coming up for Air
Published by Nobody 2010
Cloth bound hardback
98 colour reproductions
106 pages inc 1 gate-fold
Hand painted dust jacket
33cm x 25cm (portrait)

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Hackney Flowers
Hackney Flowers

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Stephen Gill has again used his surroundings as the inspiration for this beautiful and evocative series. Hackney Flowers has evolved from his series and book Hackney Wick. This times Gill has collected flowers, seeds, berries and objects from Hackney, East London, that were then pressed in his studio and re-photographed alongside his own photographs and found ephemera, thus building up multi-layered images extracted from the area. Some of the base photographs were also buried in Hackney Wick, allowing the subsequent decay to imprint upon the images, stressing this collaboration with place. A parallel series also runs within this finely produced volume, showing members of the public in Hackney with floral details on their person. This is a warm, poetic and visually exciting book containing images that leave an overwhelming sense of colour, emotion and rhythm extracted from a single borough of London.


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A Series of Disappointments
A Series of Disappointments

These betting slips were discarded in and around many betting shops (71 at the time of publication) in the borough of Hackney in north-east London. The average number of betting shops in other London boroughs is 23.

Each of these papers began as hope, were shaped by loss or defeat, then cast aside. These new forms perhaps now possess a state of mind, shaped by nervous tension and grief.
After these images were made, little autopsies were performed on the papers to reveal the failed bets held within.
If betting shops move into places previously occupied by banks or solicitors, they are classed as financial services and don’t have to apply for any special permit. In such numbers, they are beginning to feel like a burden around a borough that is trying to improve itself and the lives of its residents, and to shake off its bad reputation.

To exhibit this book, remove the book block from the outer cover, expand the pages and hang from nails or small hooks using the holes provided.

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A Series of Disappointments - Special Edition
A Series of Disappointments - Special Edition

78 pp, 36 Black and White illustrations
This special edition version comes in a box with a signed and numbered bromide print and a stencil for exhibition purposes
232 mm x 300 mm portrait format
Clothbound hardcover
Edition of 100 copies (mixed covers)
Published by: Nobody
Publication date: May 2008
Printed on recycled paper stock
All books are signed and numbered

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Archaeology in Reverse
Archaeology in Reverse

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Continuing to photograph where his award-winning book Hackney Wick left off, Stephen Gill has made Archaeology in Reverse in his cherished area in East London. Still making pictures with the camera he bought at Hackney Wick market for 50p, this time he focuses on things that do not yet exist.
This magnificently produced book features traces and clues of things to come in a poetic, sometimes eerie and quiet photographic study of a place in a state of limbo prior to the rapid transformation that this area faces during the build-up to the Olympics in 2012.

‘Stephen Gill has learnt this: to haunt the places that haunt him. His photo-accumulations demonstrate a tender vision factored out of experience; alert, watchful, not overeager, wary of that mendacious conceit, ‘closure’. There is always flow, momentum, the sense of a man passing through a place that delights him. A sense of stepping down, immediate engagement, politic exchange. Then he remounts the bicycle and away. Loving retrievals, like a letter to a friend, never possession… What I like about Stephen Gill is that he has learnt to give us only as much as we need, the bones of the bones of the bones…’
- Iain Sinclair

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44 Photographs - Trinidad
44 Photographs - Trinidad

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The book features 44 loose c type prints and a dry point etching, all housed within the shell of a scooped out 1964 publication.


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Anonymous Origami
Anonymous Origami

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**We now have a limited number of slightly imperfect copies of this title. Please be aware that these small flaws may include – a small binding defect like a kink, a crease or a fold in the wrong place. All copies however are signed.

The photographs in this book feature folded toilet paper sourced between 2004 and 2007. They were collected at hotels and B&B’s from different parts of the world including – The UK, France, Spain, Italy, Romania, Netherlands, Germany, Russia, United States, Canada and Japan. Initially I intended to state where each paper is from, but sadly they all got mixed up.
With the places they were found, now unknown, the creations stand one step even further away from their anonymous creators.


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Not In Service
Not In Service

Limited copies – free with every book order

Newspaper published on the occasion of Stephen Gill – Best Before End, a retrospective exhibition at Foam Fotografie Museum, Amsterdam 16 May – 15 July.

Including image extracts from series including – Talking to Ants, Off Ground, Hackney Wick, Best Before End, Hammer and Blackberry, Hackney Flowers, A Series of Disappointments, Trolley Portraits and Billboards.

28 Page saddle stitched

Words by Iain Sinclair

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A book of Birds - Special Edition
A book of Birds - Special Edition

18.5 x 25.6 cm
32 Pages
15 Images
Softcover
Full color Offset
Limited edition of 20 plus 2 ap’s
Publication date: Sep 2010
Published by Super Labo in association with Nobody


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Off Ground - Special Edition with print
Off Ground - Special Edition with print
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Coexistence - Special Edition
Coexistence - Special Edition

Special Edition
Edition of 100 copies + 5 APs
Each book has unique hand marbled cover made by Stephen Gill
Signed and numbered book
Leather spine, quarter bound binding
Signed and numbered pigment print
In cloth covered, foil blocked box

ISBN: 978-0-9556577-8-8
*Please Note Each cover is unique and will differ greatly from the cover image displayed here (They are all very nice though)

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Coexistence (Cover 1)
Coexistence (Cover 1)

6 different marbled covers available by Stephen Gill
90 Colour photographs
215 x 280 mm
152 pages
Double gatefold
Hardback
Leather spine quarter bound Binding
Foil blocking on front and spine
Painted speckles on book block

Signed copy

ISBN: 978-2-919873-10-4
1500 copies total edition (Only 250 copies made of each cover)

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Coexistence (Cover 2)
Coexistence (Cover 2)

6 different marbled covers available by Stephen Gill
90 Colour photographs
215 x 280 mm
152 pages
Double gatefold
Hardback
Leather spine quarter bound Binding
Foil blocking on front and spine
Painted speckles on book block

Signed copy

ISBN: 978-2-919873-10-4
1500 copies total edition (Only 250 copies made of each cover)

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Coexistence (Cover 3)
Coexistence (Cover 3)

6 different marbled covers available by Stephen Gill
90 Colour photographs
215 x 280 mm
152 pages
Double gatefold
Hardback
Leather spine quarter bound Binding
Foil blocking on front and spine
Painted speckles on book block

Signed copy

ISBN: 978-2-919873-10-4
1500 copies total edition (Only 250 copies made of each cover)

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Coexistence (Cover 4)
Coexistence (Cover 4)

6 different marbled covers available by Stephen Gill
90 Colour photographs
215 x 280 mm
152 pages
Double gatefold
Hardback
Leather spine quarter bound Binding
Foil blocking on front and spine
Painted speckles on book block

Signed copy

ISBN: 978-2-919873-10-4
1500 copies total edition (Only 250 copies made of each cover)

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Coexistence (Cover 5)
Coexistence (Cover 5)

6 different marbled covers available by Stephen Gill
90 Colour photographs
215 x 280 mm
152 pages
Double gatefold
Hardback
Leather spine quarter bound Binding
Foil blocking on front and spine
Painted speckles on book block

Signed copy

ISBN: 978-2-919873-10-4
1500 copies total edition (Only 250 copies made of each cover)

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Coexistence (Cover 6)
Coexistence (Cover 6)

6 different marbled covers available by Stephen Gill
90 Colour photographs
215 x 280 mm
152 pages
Double gatefold
Hardback
Leather spine quarter bound Binding
Foil blocking on front and spine
Painted speckles on book block

Signed copy

ISBN: 978-2-919873-10-4
1500 copies total edition (Only 250 copies made of each cover)

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Warming Down
Warming Down

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This book again features images taken in Hackney Wick and is hopefully (maybe) the last in what was a six year obsession exploring and photographing in and around Hackney Wick with bicycle and camera.
This new book features 15 hand c-type prints, letter press and a sun etched lino print, all housed in an ex Hackney Library music score book.

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Off Ground
Off Ground

A short text, written yesterday after a walk with Stephen Gill, and a visit to his studio. It is intended to accompany a series of photographs Stephen made of bricks and rocks picked up in the aftermath of the recent Hackney riots. I thought this was a fascinating angle of approach, which somehow shifted the context and moved the whole affair into plural time, rather than the neurotic heat of news reportage.
Iain Sinclair


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Outside In
Outside In

The photographs in this book were made in Brighton and Hove during 2010. They feature objects and creatures that I scooped up from the local surroundings and introduced into the body of my camera.

I hoped through this approach to encourage the spirit of the place to clamber aboard the images and be encapsulated in the film emulsion, like objects embedded in amber. My aim was to evoke the feeling of the area at the same time as describing its appearance.

This technique meant I was grappling at the point where intention collided with chance. It gave me less control, and there was a considerable element of surprise, but working with photography’s weaknesses alongside its subjective descriptive strengths is a challenge I enjoy.

The results included some highly detailed macro recordings amongst and within the landscapes and portraits. I like to think of these photographs as in-camera photograms in which conflict or harmony has been randomly formed in the final image depending on where the objects landed.

I also used a magnifying glass to concentrate the Brighton sunlight onto some of the negatives in order to etch markings directly onto the image. Some of the negatives I dipped in the sea. I was imagining and hoping the finished series would be like the regurgitated contents of a giant vacuum cleaner.

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Anonymous Origami - Special Edition
Anonymous Origami - Special Edition

52pp, 25 Black and White Illustrations
This special edition version comes in a case and includes one signed bromide print
235 mm x 178mm
Japanese fold soft back
Edition of 100 copies only
Published by: Nobody
Publishing date: September 2007
All books are signed and numbered
Printed on recycled paper stock


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A book of Birds
A book of Birds

Photography, birds, animals all merged for me as a teenager as I was fascinated with those things. I spent much time photographing birds when I was around 13 years old sitting patiently waiting for a bird to land in a spot where I had placed food and carefully set up my Dixons Miranda camera and long air cable release running into the kitchen. Through photography and with the help of the Observer’s book of birds I got to know the different species that visited our garden.
About 20 years later after spending more time making work inspired by cities (mostly East London) I decided to re visit the subject of birds. This time in the city and built up areas. I wanted to make a study of how birds fit and mould their lives around ours and adapt to what we have created. I was also very interested to hear that scientists found that birds in towns and cities sing louder or use higher frequencies compared to the same rural species so they can be heard above the man-made noise.

18.5 x 25.6 cm
32 Pages
15 Images
Softcover
Full color Offset
Limited edition of 500
Publication date: Sep 2010
Published by Super Labo in association with Nobody

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The Hackney Rag
The Hackney Rag

The Hackney Rag released in February 2009 by Artbeat publishers Japan and Nobody.
This edition of 1000 newspapers has been created in honor of the Stephen’s first solo exhibition in Japan and each copy comes with a signed 8” x 6” print.

“In The Hackney Rag, Gill knits together images from a selection of his Hackney Series including Hackney Wick, Buried, Hackney Flowers, Hackney Flower portraits, Archaeology in Reverse and Warming Down as well as a handful of new and unpublished images.”


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Hackney Flowers - Special edition
Hackney Flowers - Special edition

114 pages, 65 Colour Illustrations
Edition of 100 in slip case made of waste paper sheets
Includes one signed and numbered c type print
286mm x 220mm
Clothbound hardcover
Edition of 100 copies only
Published by: Nobody
Publication date: September 2007
All books are signed and numbered


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Archaeology in Reverse - Special edition
Archaeology in Reverse - Special edition

104 Colour Illustrations
Edition of 100 with print and salamader case
Clothbound hardcover
216mm x 216mm
Edition of 100 copies only
Published by: Nobody
Publication date: September 2007
All books are signed and numbered by Stephen Gill and Iain Sinclair


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Buried
Buried

The photographs in this book were taken in Hackney Wick and later buried there. The amount of time the images were left underground varied depending on the amount of rainfall. The depths that the pictures were buried at also varied, as did their positioning. Sometimes they were facing each other, sometimes back to back or sometimes buried singly. When burying my first batch of photographs, a passing man spotted me and asked what I was doing. Not only did I not want to give the location away of some of my buried pictures, but It just sounded a bit weird to say that I was burying photographs so replied that I was looking for newts. As soon as I’d said that I looked down and saw a newt at my feet. Not knowing what an image would look like once it was dug up introduced an element of chance and surprise which I found appealing. This feeling of letting go and in a way collaborating with place – allowing it also to work on putting the finishing touches to a picture – felt fair. Maybe the spirit of the place can also make its mark.
Stephen Gill


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Hackney Wick
Hackney Wick

Hackney Wick sits in east London between the Grand Union Canal, the River Lea and the Eastway A106. I first came across the area at the end of 2002 when I was photographing the back of advertising billboards. Although I had lived in London for nine years and thought I knew East London well, Hackney Wick threw me; it completely changed my mental map of this part of London.
My first visit was on a Sunday, to the market which used to take place in the old greyhound/speedway stadium. The vast market was like no other I had seen before. At first glance, apart from few pot plants, most of the items on sale looked like scrap. It was not a market for luxury goods; it seemed to exist for people who were struggling to keep afloat themselves: exhausted white goods, mountains of washing machines and fridges, copper wire and other scrap metals stripped from derelict buildings; piles of old VHS videos which had been forced out of people’s homes to make way for DVDs.
That day I bought a plastic camera at the market for 50p; it had a plastic lens with no focus or exposure controls. I started making pictures with it at once. Over the next two years I visited Hackney Wick again and again. Hackney has long provided a refuge for immigrants and asylum seekers from all over the world and for me Hackney Wick especially reflects the great diversity of London.
The market closed on 13th July, 2003; it had been going for seven years. According to the Trading Standards inspectors it had been swamped with stolen and counterfeit goods. The remains of the old stadium were demolished weeks after the closure as part of the preparations for London’s bid for the 2012 games. The games which will bring many good things to the area: new transport links and much needed infrastructure. But there will be losses, too. There is another side to Hackney Wick. Away from the noise and chaos nature has somehow managed to find and keep a place for itself. The canals and rivers and secret allotments (known only to their dedicated gardeners) are home to many birds and animals. These hidden paradises have a vibrancy of their own which will soon be muted by the dust that will cover them.

Stephen Gill, 2004

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Hackney Wick - Special edition
Hackney Wick - Special edition

126pp, with 24 page special section
116 Colour photographs
Includes one signed c print and case made from record sleeve
216 mm x 216 mm
Clothbound hardcover
Published by: Nobody
Publication date: October 2005


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Invisible
Invisible

These photographs show us a paradox: how fluorescent safety-clothing, which is intended to make workers in potentially dangerous occupations conspicuous, can make its wearers invisible. They are the latest series by a photographer with a sustained interest in the way cities work. Here he shows us the invisible people who ensure that London and its suburbs function. It is as if the metropolis is a complicated clock which no one ever sees – or rather notices – being wound up.
Mark Haworth-Booth

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Yoga Snaps
Yoga Snaps

The little album is a replica album contains 12 6″ x 4″ c prints of Stephen’s grandad in Bristol taken in 1967. The pictures were not taken by Stephen but his dad. Each image is linked to a certain yoga position.


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European Eyes on Japan / Vol.9
European Eyes on Japan / Vol.9

A photo book from the project “European Eyes on Japan” that started in 1999. The series  made from present-day images of different prefectures and local cities in Japan under the theme of “contemporary people and the way they live”, from the viewpoints of European photographers. Kagoshima prefecture was the subject of the three photographers who comprised the Volume 9 edition.
Photographed in 2006 – Mar. 2007 / Stephen Gill – Kagoshima-city and Shibushi-city / Nicu Ilfoveanu – Municipalities in Kagoshima pref / Cuny Janssen – Municipalities in Kagoshima pref

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Field Studies
Field Studies

Since 1996 Stephen Gill has been making serial studies of mundane British scenes and objects – including cash points, lost people, the back of advertising billboards and people traveling on the London to Southend train. His visual approach is unique, combining conceptual rigour with enormous sympathy for his human subjects, and has already been widely appreciated in Granta and the New York Times Magazine, among others. His first book confirms his status as a key young vision in contemporary photography
With an introductory essay by humorist and TV filmmaker Jon Ronson.

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Unseen UK
Unseen UK

Photographs by the people at the Royal Mail

A sweeping photographic study of the UK made up of photographs by postmen and women and Royal Mail members of staff. This project — conceived, managed and edited by Stephen Gill. Over 1300 Royal Mail employees submitted around 20,000 photographs, with the best 240 images selected for the final publication.


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Bright, Bright Day
Bright, Bright Day

Bright, bright day by Andrey Tarkovsky.
A books of Polaroids edited by Stephen Gill


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