PBLabs#9 review ‘Design By Victoria’   For PBLabs#9 we wanted to invite a guest who was not a photographer, but who definitely knew all about the photobook. ”Victoria Forrest studied design at the Royal Academy of Art in London, and what we were treated to was evidence that the level of design experience and expertise gained from this, then as part of SMITH design, PERVASIVE media studio and now as freelance, can instill a discipline that many photographers just don’t have” Taking us through the ...

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  On the 15th May at the Space in Old Market, we have another guest ready for PBLabs#9. This time, we have decided to invite a designer, the highly talented Victoria Forrest. This will be a slightly different PB Labs, in so much as we will hear directly from a designer who has worked on numerous PhotoBooks by Chanarin & Broomberg, Paul Graham, Larry Towell, John Davis, Leonie Hampton, Martin Parr & many more. This PB Labs is a design special that will appeal to graphic designers & artists as well as photographers, who want to find out ...

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  PBLabs #8 ”EMPIRE” by John Tonks   7pm 13th March 2014 At IC Visual Lab 13 West Street Bristol BS2 0BH Map   The Photobook labs are coming thick and fast in 2014. Next up we have Jon Tonks presenting his brilliant photobook ‘Empire’ introduced by Colin Pantall This is another in the series of PB Labs where we invite industry professionals to share their experience in creating world class photobooks. Jon takes us on a 60,000 mile journey into The Empire Project where he’ll share his knowledge of product design skills and photographic story ...

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    PBLabs is kicking off the year with a new edition inviting Colin Pantall as special guest. For this edition we would like to recover our original format and create a small group of people to discuss and share photobooks. PLAN   Part I. The Theatre of Photobooks Colin will share his passion about this medium gathering a selection of photobooks that have interesting book mechanics (unusual book structures, pages folding, hand-outs…). During this session we’ll look at a ...

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Martin Parr and Peter Mitchell ©Jenny Hardy   We have been honored to have Peter Mitchell coming along last week for PB Labs 6 to talk about his work “Strangely Familiar”.  Following Martin Parr’s introduction for the evening Peter delighted us with a very engaging presentation about his creative process. During his eclectic slide show we had the chance to learn about all things that inspire him. Architecture, design, typography, advertisements, maps, found objects and photographs explained ...

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PBLabs #5 was a great start to events in the new space. What did we learn from TOM GROVES during PBLabs #5 in our new space in Old Market? Ok, we now know how to make a book that sells (in this instance an edition of 1000) you need to work harder than you may have ever done before and think about every single last detail. It’s ideal to make a book that people are ready and waiting ...

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PB LAB Nº4 with Luis Bustamente Special Chilean PB- Inventory The Latin America Photobook – Horacio Fernandez London – Sergio Larrain Chilean Beauty – Juan Diego Santa Cruz Antonio Quintana 1904-1972 Cautivas – Brant Mayer El infarto del alma – Diamela Ellit/Paz Errazariz/ Editor: Francisco Zegres Today is not like yesterday. A chilean Journey – Ted Polunbaum & Nyna Brael Polunbaum Confluence – Luis Bustamente PBLabs on: Dreamers – Chris Hoare  

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PB LAB Nº3 with Jeffrey Ladd – Inventory Dianne Arbus – Aperture monograph Wilder Mann (The images of the Savage) – Charles Freger Life after Zog – Chiara Tocci Criminal Investigation –  Watabe Yukuchi American Night – Paul Graham Pontiac – Gerry Johansson Hutmacher – Von Lorenz Kienzle Operación Silencio – Heynowski & Scheumann Books in progress: Kirsty Mackay – Pink Patrick Graham – Form and pressure

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PB LAB Nº2 – Inventory C.E.N.S.U.R.A Julian Baron ILUMINANCE Rinko Kawuchi Empty land, promised land, forbidden land. Rob Hornstra In the Shadow of Mountains. Steven McCurry Die Fähre  Helfried Strauß Casa de Campo. Antonio Xoubanova Murmuraiton   Rinko Kawuchi White Noise  Antonio Julio Duarte Open Skies   Don McCullin  IN PUBLIC. 10 Years The Pond. John Gossage Ralph Meatyard. Aperture monograph Terrible Awesome Photobooks. Paul Kooiker and Erik Kessels Let’s play dress up. Charles F. Gustina SHOW DOGS.  Kate Lacey The champion pig. Barbara P. Norfleet

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  PB LAB Nº1 – Inventory PB LABS ON: American Photographs – Walker Evans _______ English Sunrise. Tony Evans Polaroids. Walker Evans L’Algerie. Dirk Alvermann Voyages. Depardon Paloma al aire. Ricardo Cases How Terry Likes Coffee. Florian van Roekel Faces of our time. A.Sender Grim Street. Mark Cohen The afronauts. Cristina De Middel Gamorra Girl. Valerio Ornella Spada The Heath. Andy Jessica Sewell        

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