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Party Pics - David Carols' NO PLAN B SHOW

Posted on February 22, 2017 by Ashly Stohl

Thanks to everyone who came out to David Carol's NO PLAN B reception and book signing! The show is open until March 31, 2017 at the Leica Store in Soho. 

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A few of our closest friends came.

Team NO PLAN B: Jason Eskenazi, and Peanut Press co-founders Ashly Stohl and David Carol

Laurent Girard and Kevin Downs. Laurent printed so many of the prints in this show, including the gorgeous 30"x45" gelatin silver prints.

Mark Peterson, Ben Lowy and David Carol (and Paris Visone)

Susan Rosenberg Jones won't let crutches keep her from a good party

Two Davids; Godlis and Carol

David Carol signs a book for photographer Mike Lee

Susan and Chuck Fishman

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So it's 2017

Posted on January 01, 2017 by Ashly Stohl

 

Hi everyone,

For so many reasons, last year sucked.  Not just in the US, but around the world, extremism became the norm, and so many people live with hardship and fear.  Great artistic voices were silenced - voices that had something important to say, and have been inspiration to us here at Peanut Press.  Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, and so many more.  Princess Leia!  You can imagine how Charth Vader feels about that.

And in the middle of all the fear, sadness, and uncertainty of last year, I've never felt so supported.  We made three books last year, and people bought them!  Then they told their friends about our books and our audience grew!  People, many of whom I didn't know, spent their hard earned money on our books.  I was grateful for every single order.

The support last year wasn't just financial.  Our books were written about, blogged about and on lists - good lists!  The kind you want to be on!  Not to mention, several teenage boys liked my peanut press hoodie and asked how they could get one.

So our message for 2017 is (somewhat unexpectedly) one of gratitude for the past year.  Thank you to everyone that gave us support and encouragement in 2016.  We will spend this year paying it forward, having fun, making books, and taking pictures.

In 2017 David Carol and I are going to continue to publish the work of artists we believe in. There is work out there that deserves to be seen, and it's an honor to help bring this work in to the world.  We are going to continue to make great books, right here in the U.S., with Meridian Printing.  We are also scheming and planning some secret stuff that we will announce later.

Thank you for your support - it was the best part of 2016.

Wishing you all the best in 2017,

Ashly Stohl

 

 

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David Carol has NO PLAN B

Posted on November 18, 2016 by Ashly Stohl

David J. Carol’s new book, NO PLAN B, is a retrospective of his uniquely humorous and often surreal personal work from the 1990s to the present.

The book is a culmination of images from David’s “road trips” from the Arctic Ocean to post-Soviet Russia, from the Mojave Desert to the streets of Istanbul. Consisting of 32 black and white photographs, with an afterward by renowned photojournalist Jason Eskenazi, NO PLAN B is available in two bindings; the “black” trade edition, and a “white” limited edition, which includes a gelatin silver print signed and numbered by the artist. NO PLAN B will be available for sale online on November 15, 2016.

Order the book here.

The book NO PLAN B coincides with a retrospective exhibition on view at the Leica Gallery Soho, New York from February 1 - March 31, 2017. An opening reception and book signing with the artist will be held February 16 from 6:00 - 9:00pm.

 

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Richard Bram & Rammy Narula Pre-Orders

Posted on July 18, 2016 by Ashly Stohl

Peanut Press is happy to announce that we will be taking pre-orders for Richard Bram New York, and Rammy Narula's Platform 10.

Richard Bram New York

Pre-order here

Richard is a member of iN-PUBLiC, a street photography collective, and has led workshops around the world.  His work is featured in collections such as the Museum of the City of New York, the Museum of London, and Bibliotheque National de France, Paris. 

Featuring a foreword by Stephen McLaren, the book will be offered in three editions,

Red Edition - An edition of 890 hardbound books, bound in red and foil stamped

Blue Edition - A limited edition of 100 signed and numbered books bound in blue, and accompanied by a print

White Edition - A limited edition of 10 numbered and signed books bound in white, and accompanied by a portfolio of 10 prints in a handmade presentation box.

Orders for Bram's book will ship in early September.  

Rammy Narula Platform 10

Pre-order here

Rammy Narula is a Bangkok-based photographer with a deep passion for travelling and exploring the streets. His work covers personal projects, portraits, and photography resulting from countless hours roaming the streets of the cities he visits. His most recent work, Platform 10, a project that was shot on a single platform at the Hua Lamphong Train Station in Bangkok.

Platform 10 is offered in two editions, with a foreword written by Melissa Breyer:

Trade Edition - An edition of 650 hardbound books, bound in navy and foil stamped

Limited Edition - A limited edition of 100 signed and numbered books, accompanied by a print of the cover image, "Smoking Man"

The book will be shipped in early September.

Posted in book, limited edition, peanutpress, photobook, photography, Rammy Narula, Richard Bram

Upcoming Titles from Peanut Press!

Posted on February 01, 2016 by Ashly Stohl

It's 2016, and Peanut Press is happy to announce our first two titles for this year:

Robert Larson's Summer of our Lives 

Raised in Los Angeles, California; Robert Larson began working as a small town newspaper photographer in 2007 while learning his craft and thinking about a future as a documentary photographer. In subsequent years, he traveled the world, volunteering abroad with non-profit organizations such as Mercy Ships, The Red Cross and J/P HRO. It wasn’t until after documenting the death of his grandfather in 2009, that he decided to focus on personal photographic essays and story telling – rather than single images. Robert is represented by Getty Images; his work has been featured in The New York Times, Photo District News, Los Angeles Times and Lenscratch.com.

 

Rammy Narula's Platform 10

Rammy Narula's journey in photography came when he was handed a camera and told to go take some pictures to clear his head. Very quickly walking the streets of Bangkok with it became an obsession that never relented.

Learn more about Rammy and this project in his recent interview with Wired Magazine.

Posted in book, peanut press, peanutpress, photobook, photography, press, Rammy Narula, Robert Larson

Printing a Peanut Publication

Posted on July 29, 2015 by Ashly Stohl

Why did we print Charth Vader at Meridian Printing in Rhode Island?  They have printed some amazing books for our favorite photographers.  If it's good enough for Lee Friedlander, Richard Avedon, Robert Adams and Irving Penn, it's good enough for us.

We arrived in the morning and the first sheet was already printed.

Thanks to Joe Chanin's many rounds of proofs, and the skill of the guys running the press, it looked amazing.  But there was still work to be done.  Registration needs to be checked, and ink levels changed to adjust the tones of the image.  How do you do that?

First you get a group of people to stand around and look at the sheet.

Then you wave your hands over it.

Throw it in the trash.

And ask the giant press for a new one.

While the press is working on your new sheets, there is time to kill. You can immerse yourself in Meridian's a library of amazing photo books,

and get some important work done.

Then we recheck the press proofs

and the whole process starts again.  It's exhausting.

But by the end of the day, we had something that we all could agree looked amazing.

Ashly gave the final ok

and the pages were printed...

Joe was blown away by the quailty of the printing at Meridian.

Now the sheets will be cut and bound, and turned into a book.  Pre-order yours today!

 http://peanutpressbooks.com/collections/charth-vader

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Charth Vader in Black+White Mag!

Posted on July 28, 2015 by Ashly Stohl

Keep an eye out for Susan Burnstine's fabulous feature about Charth Vader in this month's Black+White magazine.  Do you subscribe?  You should...

https://www.thegmcgroup.com/pc/viewCategories.asp?idCategory=698

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