Sunday, November 27, 2005

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AND IT DON’T STOP: Hip Hop Photography by Mika
Large format hardcover, 320 pages, 300 photographs, size 24 x 30 cm / 9.5 x 11.8", four-color / duotone throughout. Printed on luxurious, heavy, double-coated matt art paper.

Pretty fresh looking photographic project from Germany. Images taken by Swedish located Finnish photographer Mika Väisanen, specifically from between the years 1997 & 2004. Layout is designed by Gizmo, one of those responsible for the look of the long running German hip hop magazine Backspin. At 320 pages it really is quite a magnificent looking book. It’s a lavish hefty tome so obviously it doesn’t come cheap. Retails in Oz for about $130.00. (US$99.) Christmas is here soon, so it might make a great present for anyone into hip hop & portrait photography. Both the German & Australian distributors/publishers also carry Subway Art & several other graffiti related books. And it has German & English text.

LINK: Australian distributors - Soundtrack
LINK: German publishers - Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf

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