Welcome to the bookshelf 

Looking to get into photo books but don't know where to start? 

This is a section where we recommend the books we love. The ones we live with, the ones that inspire us, and the ones we think you will love too. All with links to buy outside of our site. 

Let us do the research while you reap the rewards.

Here are some of our favourites:

The Flying Carpet by Cesare Fabbri

Buy if you like:

Street still life photography, Visual poetics, Film photography, Colour and black and white photography. 

The Flying Carpet is an enchanting collection of colour and black-and-white photographs taken in and around Cesare Fabbri’s native Emilia-Romagna and Sardinia between 2005–2015. Under Fabbri’s lens we encounter a silent world roused from its slumber, where objects are animated and personified. Fabbri nods to the photographic practice of Luigi Ghirri, bringing to mind the Italian master’s words: “the camera is a magical toy capable of bringing together the great and the small, illusion and reality, our adult awareness and the fairy-tale world of childhood.” Indeed, in The Flying Carpet, we encounter scenes that might derive from comics – a rural hut with painted questioning eyes, a plant uprooted and hovering mid-air, and an embroidered carpet lifting up in the breeze.

Flexi bound hardback with tipped-in image
24 x 29 cm, 80 pages

Available in Australia from Perimeter books:


Wellard by Tim Palman

Buy if you like:

Documentary photography, Personal essays, Portraits, Landscapes, Australian suburbia, Medium format photography.

Wellard is a photographic series that investigates the nature of the domestic Australian Dream in modern Australia. Photographed from 2016-2017 these images reflect on the concept of the Private Estate, identifying a culturally rooted desire for security and exclusivity which inevitably leads to separation and isolation.

Available through www.timpalman.com

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