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Press Release: No Opportunity for Regret by Chris E. King

Dark Spring Press is proud to announce the publication of No Opportunity for Regret by Chris E. King. This is the first book by award-winning British photographer Chris E. King. Many of the landscapes in the book were shot from the passenger seat of a car whilst traveling across America with his American fiancée. The images operate in a liminal space between careful composition and split-second intuition, hence the title, No Opportunity for Regret. King’s images have a spare beauty. He captures wide-open spaces and industrial hinterlands where nature and human imposition collide. Lighting is subtle and exquisitely captured. Whether taken at dawn or twilight, under the glow of a setting summer sun or the pall of a soft wintry sky, the pictures are full of mood and atmosphere, quietly and powerfully evocative. Other series in the book record interior settings, such as living rooms and bedrooms, captured in aspic from a bygone era or detailing the mundane beauty of our domestic lives, designed and constructed and yet full of eccentricity and accidental symmetry. The Photographer’s Gallery Bookshop is planning a book launch of Chris E. King’s photographs for Thursday, May 24th, 2018 from 6:00-8:30 pm in London, UK. Mr. King will be present at the event.

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Andy Burgess
Press Release: Staging Pictures: Early Polaroids by Robert Stivers

It is with great pride that Dark Spring Press announces our second publication, Staging Pictures: Early Polaroids by Robert Stivers, drawing attention to a previously unseen body of work that constitutes the artist’s working practice and documents the development of many of the themes and subjects for which he is so well known. Robert Stivers is an internationally recognized artist and has been published to great acclaim, beginning with Robert Stivers: Photographs, published in 1997 by Arena Editions to his most recent publication, The Art of Ruin, published by Twin Palms Publishers in 2015. This is Stivers sixth book to date.

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Andy Burgess
Interview of Andy Burgess, Don't Take Pictures

Don’t Take Pictures: How would you describe Dark Spring Press to someone who has never seen your books?

Andrew Burgess: Dark Spring Press is a small boutique press, newly founded in Tucson, Arizona, with the intention of publishing elegant and compelling small run, limited edition photography books. We don't aim to have a house style but rather approach each new project individually and with an attention to detail and production values that make us stand out. We have published two books so far and have another four in different stages of production. The idea is to work closely in collaboration with each artist and produce a book that is both visually interesting and a beautiful object in its own right. If anything, our aesthetic would err towards the understated and modest rather than the brash or flashy. We want our books to be tactile and contemplative. 

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