Alejandro Cartagena, author of A Guide to Infrastructure and Corruption, tells us the story behind five of his favourite images from the project.

Alejandro Cartagena, author of A Guide to Infrastructure and Corruption, tells us the story behind five of his favourite images from the project.

July 13, 2017 0 Comments

Alejandro Cartagena discusses his favourite images from A Guide to Corruption and Infrastructure.

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Greg Girard discusses his favourite images in Hotel Okinawa

Greg Girard discusses his favourite images in Hotel Okinawa

July 06, 2017 0 Comments

Greg Girard, author of Hotel Okinawa, tells us the story behind six of his favourite images from the project. 

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Missing Buildings - Hwaet Books

Missing Buildings - Hwaet Books

June 22, 2017 0 Comments

Today I’m excited to share one of latest additions to my shelf: Missing Buildings by Thom and Beth Atkinson.

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Image Stories: If you lived here, you'd be home by now - Ruth Connolly

Image Stories: If you lived here, you'd be home by now - Ruth Connolly

June 07, 2017 0 Comments

Ruth Connolly, author of 'If you lived here, you'd be home by now', tells us the story behind five of her favourite images from her project. 

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Inspirations from the Bookshelf - Portraits from Above - Hong Kong’s Informal Rooftop Communities

Inspirations from the Bookshelf - Portraits from Above - Hong Kong’s Informal Rooftop Communities

May 11, 2017 0 Comments

‘Portraits from Above - Hong Kong’s Informal Rooftop Communities’ is a fascinating book using different mediums to explore the informal communities that have cropped up on the rooftops of Hong Kong over the past 50-60 years.

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Printing & Moving

Printing & Moving

May 04, 2017 0 Comments

It’s a hot and humid 31 degrees here in Taiwan, where I’ve just finished the printing for our next 5 books. I love to share our behind the scenes, so in this blog post, I want to give you a quick insight into the process so you can learn how our books are made, and pick up any knowledge that you might need for your own projects.

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Image Stories: Jakarta Modest Interventions and Minor Improvisations

Image Stories: Jakarta Modest Interventions and Minor Improvisations

April 27, 2017 0 Comments

Isidro Ramirez takes us behind the scenes on one of our most memorable books of 2016. Ramirez shares the stories behind five images from his book: Jakarta: Modest Interventions and Minor Improvisations.

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The Story Behind...Tales from Beneath the Arches - Éanna de Fréine

The Story Behind...Tales from Beneath the Arches - Éanna de Fréine

April 27, 2017 0 Comments

On today’s post I want to share with you the story behind my own book, Tales from Beneath the Arches, which was published in March 2017.

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PhotoNews Interview with The Velvet Cell

PhotoNews Interview with The Velvet Cell

April 13, 2017 0 Comments

The Velvet Cell was recently interview by Peter Lindhorst for the German magazine PhotoNews. As the interview is only available in German, I have decided to release an English version here. Happy reading!

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The Story Behind...Moment by Wolfgang Hildebrand

The Story Behind...Moment by Wolfgang Hildebrand

March 30, 2017 0 Comments

I share the (eventful!) story behind our new book, Moment by Wolfgang Hildebrand. Learn how I came across the project, how we designed the book and why we decided to reprint all 500!

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6 Days in Shanghai

6 Days in Shanghai

March 23, 2017 0 Comments

I spent 6 days in Shanghai last week. Here is what I thought and some of my photographs from the trip.

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Interview - Ruth Connolly on If you lived here, you'd be home by now

Interview - Ruth Connolly on If you lived here, you'd be home by now

March 16, 2017 0 Comments

I recently interview Ruth Connolly on her new book with The Velvet Cell 'If you lived here, you'd be home by now'. Read the full interview here!

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Inspirations from the Bookshelf...By Rail and By Sea / Scott Conarroe

Inspirations from the Bookshelf...By Rail and By Sea / Scott Conarroe

March 02, 2017 0 Comments

In this, our second post from “Inspirations from the Bookshelf” where I explore books that that inspired me on my publishing journey, I am really excited to share one of my favourite discoveries of 2016: By Rail and By Sea by Scott Conarroe.

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Steve Fitch of American Motel Signs interviewed on PhotoEye Blog

Steve Fitch of American Motel Signs interviewed on PhotoEye Blog

February 23, 2017 0 Comments

Steve Fitch was interviewed about his project American Motel Signs by Lucas Shaffer on Photo-Eye Blog. Read the interview here.

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Introducing IndiePhotobooks.com

Introducing IndiePhotobooks.com

February 09, 2017 0 Comments

Today, I'm excited to announce a new project called IndiePhotobooks dedicated to helping small and indie photobook publishers. It aims to inform publishers and self-publishers from different perspectives such as marketing, designing, printing.

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Open Submissions: Pocket Essays Vol II & Vol III

Open Submissions: Pocket Essays Vol II & Vol III

January 26, 2017 0 Comments

We are currently inviting submissions for our next two books in our Pocket Essays Series. Please see the post for more details! Best of luck!

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The Story Behind...Lost Rivers by Eanna de Freine

The Story Behind...Lost Rivers by Eanna de Freine

January 12, 2017 0 Comments

This post looks at my efforts to publish my project “Lost Rivers” in 2015, the challenges I faced and how I tried to overcome them. Though I’ve learnt so much about publishing over the last few years, I still find it impossibly hard to publish my own work. It’s always easier to work with someone else than to work with yourself.

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City of Darkness - Greg Girard, Ian Lambot

City of Darkness - Greg Girard, Ian Lambot

December 29, 2016 0 Comments

In our new series, Inspirations from the Bookshelf, we look at books that have inspired us on our publishing journey. We start with a very special book - City of Darkness by Greg Girard and Ian Lambot. It is one of those books you know you will need to get eventually, even if you have never seen it in reality.

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2016: Report from the Interior

2016: Report from the Interior

December 22, 2016 0 Comments

It’s hard to believe it’s already the end of another year. I want to reach out to everyone who supported us in 2016, by buying our books, or even just by sharing our content online and offering us feedback. It’s been another year of growth and learning and I'm still really excited about the projects that we brought to life in the last 12 months, and for the next 12 months too. 

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Why publish photobooks?

Why publish photobooks?

December 08, 2016 0 Comments

I believe that photobooks are the best way to tell a visual story. The format allows the story of the project to be told with sequencing, and the paper and feel of the book all add immensely to the experience.

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New :: Taipei Diary :: Peter Bialobrzeski

New :: Taipei Diary :: Peter Bialobrzeski

December 01, 2016 0 Comments

We included an extract from Taipei Diary, as well as an audio clip of Peter reading the diary. Peter came to visit me in Taipei in August 2014 to print the first City Diary, Cairo Diary. During his stay he shot Taipei Diary, which is his visual diary of Taipei, once the de-facto capital of China.

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Editor's Note - Pocket Essays

Editor's Note - Pocket Essays

November 24, 2016 0 Comments

The inaugural edition of the pocketbook series Materialities explores topics related to photographs as material objects.

 

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Getting to know you... Lars Rolfsted Mortensen

Getting to know you... Lars Rolfsted Mortensen

November 17, 2016 0 Comments

Today for our series “Getting to know you…” we interview Lars Rolfsted Mortensen, an architect and photographer based in Copenhagen, DenmarkHe is the author of In Search Of Habitat. 

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Introducing TVC new series : Pocket Essays

Introducing TVC new series : Pocket Essays

November 03, 2016 0 Comments

Pocket Essays is a new series from The Velvet Cell. Each book is framed by a particular theme that relates to photography. The series is edited by Kyler Zeleny, author of Out West, which was published by The Velvet Cell in 2014.

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Problems and Challenges in Jakarta Caused by Rapid Urbanization

Problems and Challenges in Jakarta Caused by Rapid Urbanization

October 27, 2016 0 Comments

"Not only is Jakarta the largest metropolitan area in Southeast Asia, it is the also the most dynamic, though beset with most of the urban problems experienced in twentieth first century Southeast Asia." Deden Rukmana discuss the current challenges faced by Jakarta. 

 

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The Story Behind ... Cairo Diary

The Story Behind ... Cairo Diary

October 20, 2016 0 Comments

Publishing photobooks is, without doubt, an honour. I love to work with photography and it’s always humbling to be trusted to represent someone else’s project. This has never been more true than in the case of Cairo Diary.

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New Book :: American Motel Signs 1980~2008 :: Steve Fitch

New Book :: American Motel Signs 1980~2008 :: Steve Fitch

October 06, 2016 0 Comments

Shot over 28 years, American Motel Signs is a unique insight into one of the most fascinating aspects of contemporary American culture. These motel signs, from the Sleepy Hollow Motel [Utah, 2007] to the Teddy Bear Motel [North Carolina, 1983] represent the many faces of everyday America that has become so ubiquitous in mainstream culture today. 

 

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Getting to know you... Kyler Zeleny

Getting to know you... Kyler Zeleny

September 29, 2016 0 Comments

We would like to introduce you our new journal series “Getting to know you…”, interviews with The Velvet Cell authors. We are starting by an interview with Kyler Zeleny, Canadian photographer and author of Out West, a project documenting small rural communities in the Canadian West.

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The Velvet Cell Survey

The Velvet Cell Survey

September 22, 2016 0 Comments

Please devote 10 minutes of your time to complete our short survey. Your help is highly appreciated and to say thank you, we included a 15% discount code at the end of the survey (valid till October 5).

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The Story Behind ... Mountains and Waters

The Story Behind ... Mountains and Waters

September 15, 2016 0 Comments

Mountains and Waters by Alexander Gronsky was released in September 2016. It might be a surprise to know that I’ve actually been working on it since early 2014. Thus the release demonstrates a culmination of almost 2 years work... 

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The Velvet Cell at Tokyo Art Book Fair 2016

The Velvet Cell at Tokyo Art Book Fair 2016

September 08, 2016 0 Comments

Next week I will be participating at the Tokyo Art Book Fair here in Japan. This will be The Velvet Cell’s 3rd time to participate. I previously attended it in 2013 and 2014.

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New Book :: Mountains and Waters :: Alexander Gronsky

New Book :: Mountains and Waters :: Alexander Gronsky

September 01, 2016 0 Comments

We are happy to announce our second book by photographer Alexander Gronsky titled Mountains and Waters. 

 

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The Story Behind...Crossing Over [Part 2]

The Story Behind...Crossing Over [Part 2]

July 19, 2016 0 Comments

It’s always a nervous moment when the books arrive. Did you miss anything? Was something about the finishing or binding not communicated properly? Thankfully, as usual, Crossing Over arrived in perfect condition.

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Vienna PhotoBook Festival 2016

Vienna PhotoBook Festival 2016

June 09, 2016 0 Comments

Join The Velvet Cell at the Vienna PhotoBook Festival this weekend. 

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Isidro Ramirez discusses Jakarta: Modest Interventions and Minor Improvisations

Isidro Ramirez discusses Jakarta: Modest Interventions and Minor Improvisations

June 02, 2016 0 Comments

Isidro Ramirez discusses his Jakarta project on TVC Journal.

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New Book :: Jakarta :: Isidro Ramirez

New Book :: Jakarta :: Isidro Ramirez

June 01, 2016 0 Comments

Proudly announcing our new book, Jakarta: Modest Interventions and Minor Improvisations by Isidro Ramirez. 

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