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Mar 16Liked by Andrew Eberlin

Hi Andrew!

Did you get a chance to look at Gioia's book? If so, did you like it? I'd be curious to know what you think of it.

Today I thought about you because I went to a new photobook store I recently discovered and bought two Andre' Kertesz's books that are quite hard to find. Amazing finds, but my bank account is now full of dents again :)

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Hello Troy! Yes, the book arrived last week. I’ve looked through it once so haven’t given it the attention it deserves yet. But I like what I see. He has a very imaginative approach and there were a couple of photos I dwelt on for a while.

Enjoy your Kertesz finds. This week my bank balance was hit by ordering ‘Arcadia’ by Ian Howorth and ‘Golden Apple of the Sun’ by Teju Cole (this one after re-reading Craig Mod wax lyrical about it - https://craigmod.com/essays/photos_and_words)

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Mar 18Liked by Andrew Eberlin

Great! It remains one of my favourite books of last year so far, even though his photos in my opinion shine the most when printed on a glossy finish rather than a matte one, but still amazing nonetheless. I have both 'Arcadia' and 'Golden Apple of the Sun', two very nice books!

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Mar 3Liked by Andrew Eberlin

Jack is one of the best around. I'm a massive fan. Another photographer that I find very interesting is Francesco Gioia. His work is amazing and if you don't know him, you should definitely have a look.

His latest book '57' is great.

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Thanks for the Francesco Gioia tip. I very much like the look of his work, but worried that my bank balance is about to take another hit!

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Mar 4·edited Mar 4Liked by Andrew Eberlin

I've known about him for many years, but I only found out about his book when Alec Soth shared it in his Instagram stories. It's a tremendous blend of mystery, surrealism, early 19th-century avant-garde studies, and classic street photography. Found a lot of gems in his website, very eclectic and original.

I sympathize with your bank account very much; mine is tired of getting hit, but it's gotten used to it at this point :)

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He’s a very good find and I see he’s based in London. I’ve started following him on Instagram (and he has followed be back too!) and I have bought the book. I couldn’t resist.

Do you know the work of Brett Walker? He has been a mentor to Jack Davison and posts on IG.

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Mar 4·edited Mar 4Liked by Andrew Eberlin

Great! Let me know what you think of it!

Yes, he lives in London I think. From the interviews he gave he comes across as a very smart guy and has a clear vision.

Sure I know of Brett Walker, Jack Davison always speaks about him. It's great to see how Davison took from him and created his own style.

These days it's hard to find artists who do not allow complacency, condone the status quo or don't follow trends too much. Jack Davison and Francesco Gioia both take from street photography but elevate the genre and contaminate it with different flavours. It's very refreshing to see.

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Easily one of the most interesting photo-makers of the modern world! That book is one I will never get tired of.. He is a genius!!

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Yes it’s a book I keep returning to. He’s so inventive.

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I didn't know Jack's work until now so thank you. Interesting to learn that his mentor is Brett Walker though, whose work I know well from the heady days of Flickr circa 2008-2012 or so. I certainly see Walker's influence on Davison's work. I know very little about Walker himself though – he seems to have crafted a very elusive online presence for himself... -Tom

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Thank you for reading Tom and I’m glad I could introduce you to Jack Davison’s work. I’m the opposite to you in that I wasn’t aware of Brett Walker’s work but his influence is there.

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Super, just the inspiration I needed in these moments

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Glad to hear it George. Like you, he has a unique way of seeing things.

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That’s very kind, Andrew 😉

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I have to get this one.

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It's getting increasingly rare so be quick! You can still get it in the US direct from the publishers.

https://loosejoints.biz/products/photographs

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“Don’t stagnate” - great advice.

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Please don't! Thanks Hayley.

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Jun 7, 2023Liked by Andrew Eberlin

Yes - I was swift off the mark!

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Jun 7, 2023Liked by Andrew Eberlin

Hope you got the version with the free print!

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I didn't. I missed that. Did you?

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Jun 7, 2023Liked by Andrew Eberlin

I particularly like Song Flowers for its Chinese influence...

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Indeed. I took another look at that book earlier this afternoon!

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Jun 7, 2023Liked by Andrew Eberlin

Jack Davison is great - love his work and books. Always a different perspective, challenging convention.

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Yes, not only is his approach to photography refreshing, but the design of his books are a thing of beauty.

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Great stuff, Andrew! Makes me want to get that book. Many thanks — Paddy

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Thanks Paddy. It's a wonderful book but difficult to buy at a reasonable price now.

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