All posts tagged: COVID-19

WFH #1: Bruno Ceschel in Milan

In the first of a new series talking to visual creatives about life in lockdown, BJP editor Simon Bainbridge talks to the founder of Self Publish, Be Happy at his Airbnb in Milan – and how he came to launch his sell-out series of online masterclasses focusing on photobooks A decade ago, I was living in a studio flat in Clerkenwell. I moved in after Jodi Bieber moved out. And there were plenty of other local photography connections too: Adam Broomberg and Emma Blau both had studios in the block; Magnum Photos was around the corner; and my friend and neighbour, Bruno Ceschel, had recently given up working for Chris Boot. Sensing the emerging zeitgeist, he had just started receiving sacks full of mail after issuing a call out for self-published photobooks. Trying to make some sense of the flourishing independent photobook scene, Ceschel established Self Publish, Be Happy, showcasing the new titles – from books by long-established artists to teenagers producing zines from their bedrooms – on his new website, and running his first …

2020-05-15T18:54:54+01:00

Great works made from home #2

Featuring Rob Hornstra’s extended portrait of his next-door-neighbour, in-game photography by Gareth Damian Martin, and the introspective still-lifes of John Houck. Plus we feature Michael Magers’ latest book, drawn from a decade’s worth of work in his archive, and Tania Franco Klein’s autobiographical series exploring loneliness and technology

2020-05-13T14:34:29+01:00

BJP Staff