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
6 different marbled covers available by Stephen Gill
Published by Nobody 2012
90 Colour photographs
215 x 280 mm
Leather spine quarter bound Binding
Foil blocking on front and spine
Painted speckles on book block
Coexistence - 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
Coming up for Air
"Coming up for Air" is the result of Stephen Gill’s long-term photographic body of work made in Japan between 2008 & 2009. These images create a chance to sink into a kind of fictional aquatic world that somehow leaves you gasping for breath.
Unlike other well-known series by Gill this time the information in his images has been starved or completely denied.
Signed copies are available
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)
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.
Field Studies includes an introductory essay by humorist and TV filmmaker Jon Ronson.
256 pp, 137 Colour Illustrations
220 mm x 170 mm
Published by: Chris Boot
Publication date: 2004
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 time 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.
114 pages, 65 Colour Illustrations
286mm x 220mm
Edition of 3500 copies
Published by: Nobody
Publication date: September 2007
The Hackney Rag
"The Hackney Rag" was released in February 2009 by Artbeat publishers Japan and Nobody in England.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 20 x 15.3 cm print.
In "The Hackney Rag", Gill knits together images from a selection of his Hackney Series including "Hackney Wick", "Buried", "Hackney Folders", "Hackney Flower Portraits", "Archaeology in Reverse" and "Warming Down" as well as a handful of new and unpublished images.
40 pp newspaper, 51 colour illustrations
Includes a 203 mm x 152 mm signed print, choice of two different images: Puddle or Jacket
515 mm x 380 mm
Edition of 1000 copies
Published by: Artbeat Publishers Japan and Nobody
Publication date: February 2009
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. (Stephen Gill)
64 pages, full colour
Size: 205 mm x 165 mm
Published by: Archive of Modern Conflict and Photoworks
Publication date: 2010
Edition of 1250