Amsterdam Blues

 

Self-Published

 

Edition 500

 

Urban Jungle

 

Self-Published

 

Edition 500

Blind Dogs, Fallen Men

 

Café Royal Books

 

Edition 100

 

Ji Hyun Song

 

Self-Published

 

Edition 15

Blowing Smoke and Seahorses

 

Timezone 8

 

Edition 500

 

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Amsterdam Blues bears its name well. There's a lot of grit to Aram Tanis' book, one that you'd be hard pressed to find in the cloroxed city of Amsterdam these days. It shows the bizarre and erotic which have since the 1990s given way to a more hygienic debauchery. Tanis' voyeuristic collection of photographs rings true with nostalgia for a time when dirty was dirty, not staged for tourists; what his lens has captured leaves us wondering if such a disheveled Amsterdam can indeed still be found.

 

Tanis' real talent lies in juxtaposition; matching compositions, contrasting subjects, marriages sometimes witty and sometimes simply esthetically intriguing. Amsterdam Blues is a bewitching vision of discombobulated times gone by, and Tanis plays well with the beauty of the ugly and uncomfortable. The book is cohesive and eyebrow-raising - and with a little imagination, you can almost hear the punk rock soundtrack.

Wandering along the streets of China’s ever expanding cities, along the vast construction sites, the dirty sweatshops, the shopping malls, the markets and the provisional dwellings of migrants in the cellars of enormous apartment blocks, photographer Aram Tanis focuses on aspects of daily urban life that often escape the eye. China as mapped by Tanis stands in strong opposition to the image of China advocated by commercial advertising.

Urban Jungle is a collection of black and white photographs, which he took during his travels in Seoul, Beijing and Tokyo from 2001 to 2008. Tanis finds himself in an urban jungle that is turning into an urban zoo. With this book Tanis invites us to take a voyeuristic look at our fellow earthlings as though they are animals in a zoo.

Wandering along the streets of China’s ever expanding cities, along the vast construction sites, the dirty sweatshops, the shopping malls, the markets and the provisional dwellings of migrants in the cellars of enormous apartment blocks, photographer Aram Tanis focuses on aspects of daily urban life that often escape the eye. China as mapped by Tanis stands in strong opposition to the image of China advocated by commercial advertising.

Fireflies

 

Origini Edizioni

 

Edition 100

 

May 2017

 

 

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Maruta 731

 

Self-Published

 

Edition 5

 

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Parallel Lives

 

Het Vijfde Seizoen

 

Edition 100

 

June 2017

 

 

During his residency at The Fifth Season Aram Tanis started working on a new project that deals with the theme obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

 

For Parallel Lives Tanis interviewed people who have OCD and incorporated their experiences and daily struggles into newly written texts combined with photographs.

A reflection on Japan. 100 numbered and signed copies. Collector's edition includes a cyan serigraphy on rice paper in 30 copies numbered and signed. Each book, japanese binded in black cotton, includes a real painted calligraphy.