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Donlon Books  London bookshop specialising in photography, music, counterculture, rare & hard to find books. 75 Broadway Market, E8 4PH

Narcotic Damage in Japan was produced by investigative photojournalist Kazou Kenmochi whilst shadowing law enforcement between 1961-1975. Kenmochi documented Japan’s subterranean drug culture, his lens meticulously capturing every aspect of drugs, from their production and distribution, to their effects and the subsequent reactions of the authorities, in a time when public awareness of narcotics was yet to come to the fore.

Narcotic Damage in Japan was published in 1975 and forms the final installment in a trilogy of books (Narcotic Photographic Document published in 1963, and Narcotic '61-71 published in 1972).
#kezoukenmochi #narcotics #drugs #donlonbooks

Narcotic Damage in Japan was produced by investigative photojournalist Kazou Kenmochi whilst shadowing law enforcement between 1961-1975. Kenmochi documented Japan’s subterranean drug culture, his lens meticulously capturing every aspect of drugs, from their production and distribution, to their effects and the subsequent reactions of the authorities, in a time when public awareness of narcotics was yet to come to the fore.

Narcotic Damage in Japan was published in 1975 and forms the final installment in a trilogy of books (Narcotic Photographic Document published in 1963, and Narcotic '61-71 published in 1972).
#kezoukenmochi #narcotics #drugs #donlonbooks

Narcotic Damage in Japan was produced by investigative photojournalist Kazou Kenmochi whilst shadowing law enforcement between 1961-1975. Kenmochi documented Japan’s subterranean drug culture, his lens meticulously capturing every aspect of drugs, from their production and distribution, to their effects and the subsequent reactions of the authorities, in a time when public awareness of narcotics was yet to come to the fore.

Narcotic Damage in Japan was published in 1975 and forms the final installment in a trilogy of books (Narcotic Photographic Document published in 1963, and Narcotic '61-71 published in 1972).
#kezoukenmochi #narcotics #drugs #donlonbooks

Just in! Night Fever: A Design History of Club Culture, published by Vitra, is an exhaustive survey of the history of the nightclub, looking at the interior design, graphics, sound, light and community.
Examples range from Italian nightclubs of the 1960s that were created by members of the Radical Design group, to Palladium in New York designed by Arata Isozaki and back over to England for Ben Kelly's iconic interior at The Hacienda.
Available in the shop and online now. #Area #CBGB #Danceteria #MuddClub #MaxsKansasCity #Palladium #ParadiseGarage #Studio54 #TheLimelight #TheLoft #TheSaint #Xenon #Blitz #KinkyGerlinky #Shoom #Taboo #Vortex #Wag #TheHacienda
#BaiadegliAngeli #Boccaccio #Ostgut #Tresor #Berghain

Just in! Night Fever: A Design History of Club Culture, published by Vitra, is an exhaustive survey of the history of the nightclub, looking at the interior design, graphics, sound, light and community.
Examples range from Italian nightclubs of the 1960s that were created by members of the Radical Design group, to Palladium in New York designed by Arata Isozaki and back over to England for Ben Kelly's iconic interior at The Hacienda.
Available in the shop and online now. #Area #CBGB #Danceteria #MuddClub #MaxsKansasCity #Palladium #ParadiseGarage #Studio54 #TheLimelight #TheLoft #TheSaint #Xenon #Blitz #KinkyGerlinky #Shoom #Taboo #Vortex #Wag #TheHacienda
#BaiadegliAngeli #Boccaccio #Ostgut #Tresor #Berghain

Willi Schafer. Age 37. Fire marshal. Düsseldorf.

Taken from Timm Rautert's 1974 series 'Germans in Uniforms'. For this project Rautert invited a range of public servants and officials to his Düsseldorf studio, where he photographed them in their work clothes—from a pastor, monk, Red Cross helper and hotel valet, to a more flamboyant drum major, forest warden and even a Santa Claus.
The result today is at once a complex portrait of post-war Germany, a nostalgic historical document, and an expression of the interplay between uniformity and personality that continues to shape society.
#uniforms #donlonbooks #steidl

Members of a students' fraternity. Tübingen.
Taken from Timm Rautert's 1974 series 'Germans in Uniforms'. For this project Rautert invited a range of public servants and officials to his Düsseldorf studio, where he photographed them in their work clothes—from a pastor, monk, Red Cross helper and hotel valet, to a more flamboyant drum major, forest warden and even a Santa Claus.
The result today is at once a complex portrait of post-war Germany, a nostalgic historical document, and an expression of the interplay between uniformity and personality that continues to shape society. #uniforms #donlonbooks #steidl

Arnold Rüther. Age 22. Police Sergeant. Düsseldorf.

Taken from Timm Rautert's 1974 series 'Germans in Uniforms'. For this project Rautert invited a range of public servants and officials to his Düsseldorf studio, where he photographed them in their work clothes—from a pastor, monk, Red Cross helper and hotel valet, to a more flamboyant drum major, forest warden and even a Santa Claus.
The result today is at once a complex portrait of post-war Germany, a nostalgic historical document, and an expression of the interplay between uniformity and personality that continues to shape society. #uniforms #donlonbooks #steidl

A new Donlon Books favourite - Night Procession by Stephen Gill.
We have signed copies at the shop. We're open until 6pm today, then 8pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday. Closed on the 24th.
Stephen Gill - “In March 2014, my family and I moved from east London to rural south Sweden. I understood that these new surroundings would inform my work in very different ways and that nature would play a key role. I was looking forward to making work that did not feel restricted and suffocated by modern photographic technology nor would make an inaccurate projected impression of the natural landscape we had become part of.

On my many walks, I soon came to realise that this new, apparently bleak, flat and open landscape was in fact teeming with intense life. Small clues appeared during daylight hours that helped me understand the extent of activity during the night. Clusters of feathers, animal footprints of all sizes showing regular overlapping routes, gnawed branches, eggshells, ant hills, nibbled mushrooms and busy snails and slugs working through the feast provided from the previous night.

Envisaging where this activity might unfold, coupled with a hopeful foresight, I placed cameras equipped with motion sensors, to trees, mostly at a low level, so that any movement triggered the camera shutter and an infra-red flash (which was outside the animals’ visual spectrum). The first results filled me with fascination and joy as they presented what felt like stepping off into another parallel and unearthly world. The silent photographs also seemed to invent sounds. This frame of mind and way of working took me back to my first ever photo project at the age of 13, sitting in the bathroom window of my parents’ house in Bristol with a 10-metre cable release, attached to the camera, attempting to photograph garden birds. #stephengill

Please join us next Tuesday, 19th December for a pre-Christmas double whammy, when we will be celebrating the launch of North: Fashioning identity - Co-edited by Adam Murray and Lou Stoppard. If that wasn't enough our good friend Paul Flynn will be reading from his book Good As You: From Prejudice to Pride – 30 Years of Gay Britain released earlier this year.
Come, get tipsy, have a dodgy mince pie, buy your gran something inappropriate. 🎄

Christmas Queenz 🎄

To coincide with tonight's launch of Pseudo-Georgian London, Pablo Bronstein has produced a series of five unique A2 black & white digital prints, each hand coloured by the artist, titled, signed, dated. Available to purchase for £100 at tonight's launch, 7-9pm. #pablobronstein

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