COMING SOON: Victoria Will "Borne Back"

Posted on August 15, 2017 by Ashly Stohl


New book from VICTORIA WILL
With a foreword by Jason Momoa

“So we beat on, boats against the current,borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
-F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Peanut Press is thrilled to announce the debut book Borne Back, by photographer Victoria Will that features her tintype photography of actors and directors at the Sundance Film Festival. Books will be available for sale on October 1, 2017.

While planning an assignment at the Sundance Film Festival, Will decided that the vintage look achieved with a large format camera and the wet-plate process would serve to bring a different light to the faces that we see photographed so often. At the shoot, she set up a mobile darkroom, and developed each plate as it was taken.  Many of the photographs featured in the book were the one and only photograph taken in the sitting.

The publication of this book marks the first time Will’s work has been published in book form, and a marker of her incredible work bridging the gap between commercial photography and fine art.  Consisting of 38 images, Borne Back gives us the blue eyed chiseled youth of Robert Redford hiding just underneath the lines etched in to his face.  The Red Hot Chili Pepper’s bassist, Flea, (above right) appears to us from the past, seemingly incinerated in chemical flames, and Anne Hathaway (above left) channels the ghost of a young Judy Garland.  The book features a foreword from actor Jason Momoa, known for his work on Game of Thrones, and starring in the upcoming feature, Aquaman.

Borne Back was designed by renowned photobook deisgner, Elizabeth Avedon, and is available in three editions, a hardbound “trade” edition, a “limited” edition, featuring a signed trade edition and one of three signed and numbered prints, and a “very limited” edition, featuring a signed trade edition and a portfolio of ten signed and numbered prints. 

Borne Back will be available for sale online at Peanut Press on October 1, 2017.

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Peanut Press @ SVA

Posted on June 01, 2017 by Ashly Stohl

Thanks to SVA for hosting a talk with Peanut Press' co-founders, David Carol and Ashly Stohl on May 16 in NYC.  If you missed the talk, you can watch it here:

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Party Pics - Richard Bram's Opening at the Leica Gallery!

Posted on April 15, 2017 by Ashly Stohl

Neither rain, nor more rain, nor a lack of cabs kept street photography fans from the opening of Richard Bram's show at the Leica Store & Gallery in Soho, New York.  Thanks to everyone who came!  

The show features work from his book New York, and runs through June 3, 2017.  Find more info here.

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Richard Bram's New York

Posted on March 15, 2017 by Ashly Stohl

Richard Bram's work will be the subject of an exhibition at the Leica Gallery, Soho in New York, from April 4-June 3, 2017.  Come join him on April 6 from 6-8pm for an opening reception and signing of his book, Richard Bram New York.

Find out more about his show here.

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Women's work

Posted on March 08, 2017 by Ashly Stohl

"I make lunches" © Ashly Stohl from her project, "What do you do all day?"

“What do you do all day?”

I am a stay at home mom of three kids, two of whom have special needs, and yes, someone said this to me. 

And what made me even more angry is that I couldn’t answer the question. I know what I do is important. I know I wake up at 6am and fall asleep around 10pm, and I’m always tired, but I have no idea what I do in the day.

Women in the U.S. around the world perform on average, 4.5 hours of unpaid labor a day, almost twice that of men.  You can read about the statistics here, but what can't be represented in a bar graph is how those hours are valued by our society.  All that unpaid labor, the labor of raising our children, keeping our homes, doing the things that nobody wants to do, is considered "women's work," and it's not meant as a compliment.

So today, on International Women's Day, let's celebrate the true meaning of Women's Work - unpaid labor, traditionally done by women, that is now done by women, men, and people of all gender identities.  It's work that is hard, unforgiving, rarely celebrated. and not appreciated nearly enough.  It's work that requires selflessness, patience and love, and if you look in the right places, it's work that returns more love than any paying job ever could.  

So today (and every other day,) please extend some love and appreciation to any person who is brave enough and strong enough to do Women's Work.

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Book Review: Platform 10 by Didi S. Gilson

Posted on March 07, 2017 by Ashly Stohl

Didi S. Gilson is a writer and photographer based in New South Wales, Australia.

Read this trio of words: TRAVEL BY TRAIN… and then shut your eyes for just a moment.  What’s that fleeting image you see from beneath your closed lids? If you’re like many people, it won’t involve the pragmatic difficulties of getting from one place to another, but perhaps a more romantic notion, an idyll of the endeavor. Historically, there is a precedent for that.

In both stills and cinema, photography has been entwined, to the point of myth, with the exotic flair of travel by train. Sure, it takes longer to clickety-clack the tracks to your destination than flying might, but getting there via the scenic route as we did in days past, allows you to experience more of where you’re going while you’re getting there. Perhaps half the fun, as some would say.

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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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