Par skaistam gramatam/About beautiful books

13 Feb

Stradat foto gramatu izdevnieciba ir viegli un gruti reize. Ir fantastiski ikdiena redzet daudz labu un skaistu gramatu, bet, ta ka nav naudas tas kolekcionet, parskirstisana var but ari sapiga.

Lai nu ka, gan jau kadu sev uzdavinasu (ja ne atrak, tad uz dzimsanas dienu). Gribeju veikt mazu apskatu, lai iepazistinatu ar savu sodienas topu. Nemu vera sajutas, intereses un savus gramatvertesanas kriterijus (saturs, dizains, smarza, tauste…

Working in photo books editing house is easy and hard at the same time. It is fantastic to see wonderful books daily but if you can’t really afford more than to look through them, it can become painful too.

Anyhow, I will certainly treat myself with one (if not sooner then for my birthday). I wanted to make a short review of my today’s pics. My criteria were my feelings, interests, as well as the content, design, smell and touch…

1. pasakaini ziemas stasti jeb Paolo Venture “Winter Stories”/ incredible wintertales or Paolo Venture “Winter Stories”

Gramata ir fotografa atminas par berniba redzetajam cirkus ainam. Tagad vins tas rekonstrue pats, liekot lieta izteli un roku prasmes – visas aininas ir pasa fotografa taisitas – figurinas, gleznas, zimejumi – ists meistardarbs! Izjusti, melanholiski, noslepumaini. Gramatai ir lielisks dizains, skaists papirs un ekskluziva tiraza 2000 kopijas!

The book is the photographer’s childhood memories about the circus scenes. now, he is reconstructing them on his own, using his imagination and skills – all the scenes are made by the author – figures, paintings, drawings – a real masterpiece! Heartfelt, melancholic, mysterious. The book has a wonderful design, beautiful paper and exclusive print run – 2000 copies!

2. patiesi portreti jeb Michal Chelbin “Strangely Familiar”/real portraits or Michal Chelbin “Strangely Familiar”

Velreiz par cirku, bet savadak. Patiesi, vizuali parsvara bernu un jauniesu portreti no Austrumeiropas. It ka redzeti, bet gana personigs stasts. Krasaini!

Once again about the circus but differently. Real, visual portraits of children and teenagers from Eastern Europe. A little bit seen, but personal enough to enjoy. Colorful!

3. attiecibu stasts jeb Sally Mann “Proud Flesh”/a relationship story or Sally Mann “Proud Flesh”

Briniskigas melnbaltas bildes; intims, skaudrs, skaists stasts par slimibas skarto viru. Un gramatas vaki audums+foto – bauda!

Beautiful black and white photographs; intimate, exquisite, beautiful story about the ill husband. The cover in cloth+photo – a pleasure!

4. Japanu sajutas jeb Eikoh Hosoe “Kamaitachi”/ Japanese sensations or Eikoh Hosoe “Kamaitachi”

Klasisks stasts no 1969. gada, kas tapa fotografam sadarbojoties ar Tatsumi Hijikata – buto dejas izveidotajam. Spontanitate saskarsme ar cilvekiem un dabu, tradiciju un japanu sabiedribas spogulis. Aizkustinosi!

A classical story from 1969 which was made in collaboration with Tatsumi Hijikata – the founder of butoh dance. Spontaneous interactions with people and landscape; the mirror of Japanese society and traditions. Touching!

7 Responses to “Par skaistam gramatam/About beautiful books”

  1. Dana Dombrovska February 13, 2010 at 16:25 #

    Paldies

  2. ik February 14, 2010 at 13:01 #

    atzisos, ka Ventura (http://www.paoloventura.com) man ar bij si janvara atklajums NYC izstazu sesija. vinam lidz 23.janvarim bija lieliska izstade http://www.hastedhunt.com

    • elinaruka February 14, 2010 at 13:10 #

      tagad tad Erwin Olaf jaiet apskatit :)

    • elinaruka February 14, 2010 at 13:12 #

      Tu NY brivdienas vai uz ilgaku laiku?

  3. Eva Sica February 15, 2010 at 00:17 #

    Paldies!

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