Dashwood Books at the NYABF featured in I-D Magazine

Friday September 21, 2018

By Paige Silveria

New York’s cult favorite photobook shop, Dashwood Books, is hosting signings for two recent titles it’s published by emerging photographers Nick Sethi and Grace Ahlbom. Ahlbom — who i-D spoke to just last month about her film project for Acne Studios — will be signing her new zine, Music for my Eyes, part two of a continuing series which features photos of friends like Lukas Ionesco and Julian Klincewicz awash in Ahlbom’s signature vibrant hues. Sethi will be signing his first major tome, Khichdi (Kitchari), which encapsulates the chaotic and continuously evolving city of New Delhi via photos snapped over the course of 10 years.

You can find Dashwood’s table in...

Khichdi (Kitchari) by Nick Sethi featured in Collector Daily

Thursday July 12, 2018

By Olga Yatskevich

Khichdi (Kitchari) is also available in a special edition (no book link available). This version includes a signed book with silver edging in a custom-made box covered in recycled packaging vinyl. Each copy is unique and features items sourced and created in the markets of New Delhi, including a hand-painted statue, a t-shirt, a watch, vinyl truck decals and stickers, holographic religious lithographic prints, as well as 5 additional books/zines produced in New Delhi wrapped in holy thread, and an editioned c-print and screen print. In an edition of 20 copies.

Khichdi (Kitchari) by Nick Sethi featured in Office Magazine

Thursday June 21, 2018

By Paige Silveria

"Printed in New Delhi, the 432-page explosion of vibrant imagery is the result of ten years worth of trips to India by Sethi who is American by birth, Indian by heritage. Though there is no set theme, the book touches upon gender, technology (lots of face swapping in there) and creeping westernization (you can spot some incredible rhinestoned bootleg gear imitating brands like Louis Vuitton and Nike). The book's title is the name of a traditional Indian dish, which has various spellings and ever-changing recipes, yet is a staple throughout the country. Similarly, Nick's work in the region...

Khichdi (kitchari) by Nick Sethi featured in It's Nice That

Friday June 15, 2018

 By Ruby Boddington

“I’m the first one in my family to be born outside of India so I’ve been travelling there my whole life,” American-born visual artist, Nick Sethi tells It’s Nice That. Having grown up in Floria, his family moved to India for a year in 2007 when he was 17. Despite his heritage, Sethi didn’t grow up speaking Hindi and so the move confronted him with things he didn’t understand but things he wanted to explore further nonetheless. “I started using photography as a way to interact with the country and people,” Sethi recalls. “2007 was a pre-mobile phone...

Blue Period / Last Summer: Arakinema by Nobuyoshi Araki featured in Ravelin Magazine

Friday March 2, 2018

by Robert Dunn

Nobuyoshi Araki doesn’t need me to write about him. He probably doesn’t need anybody to write about him at this point, five hundred or so books in (or is it five thousand?), and a long, serpentine, impressive career behind him (with, one hopes, much more to come). I mean, what is there to say anyway? That he did breakthrough work back in the early ’70s, discovering along with Daido Moriyama just how exhilirating a bunch of blurry photos reproduced on a crappy Xerox machine could be. That in the ’80s he became a rapscallion celebrity photographer, especially in the...