From the website:
The Velvet Cell Books is an independent publisher of limited edition photography books based in London, UK. Founded in 2010, our goal is to promote the virtues of urban photography and to make art available to everyone.
Thomas Albdorf’s book is a wonderful example of what can be achieved by independent publishers. Although just 16 pages long, it contains a great series of images taken at night in what, interestingly, is a mixture of urban and rural environments.
My particular favourite is the pair of ‘Hotel’ images - I could look at those for hours and it would be great to see them even bigger. There is a certain feeling of isolation in all the photographs. The photograph is always outside or finds the road ahead blocked, and there isn’t another person to be seen in any of the photos.
Personally I’m not a fan of the ‘Objects’ series, but that’s personal taste and others may feel differently about these.
Given that this is the first book published by The Velvet Cell Books, it certainly sets the bar high for subsequent publications.