I Spy with My Little Eye, Something beginning with S. By Koto Bolofo. Steidl, 2010. 146pp., illustrated throughout, 29x37cm.
I, too, love the craftmanship and process of bookmaking.
"In the age of digital photography, Koto Bolofo is an old-school photographer who still uses an analogue camera.
With his patient, thoughtful approach to photo-documentation, his pictures celebrate objects and people in a humble, uncluttered way.
Over a period of two months, Bolofo explored the corridors of Steidlville in Göttingen with the aim of creating a portrait of the printing and publishing house more personal than the photojournalistic series that have been made in the past.
He achieved this by focusing on often overlooked everyday details such as smeared rubber gloves, tubs of ink and scraps of paper in a wire basket, and by photographing those who work at Steidl in settings and poses chosen by the sitters themselves.
'I Spy with My Little Eye, Something beginning with S' is Bolofo’s homage to the craftsmanship and creativity of bookmaking."