The rare press exists, find out here on KDpresse.com
The rare press exists, find out here on KDpresse.com

The rare press exists, find out here on KDpresse.com

Taking its name from the nickname for lingzhi, the revered medicinal mushroom in Asia, Samuel Bradley and Kat Chan’s debut book Immortal Mushroom is a collaborative exploration of Shangri-La, a remote city in northern Yunnan, China’s most culturally and biodiverse province.
Referred to locally as the Wild West, Shangri-La’s high altitudes of over 9,800 ft and often imposingly grandiose landscapes can seem impenetrable. While positioning itself as a travel destination after being renamed in 2001 by the government after the fictional paradise in James Hilton’s novel The Lost Horizon, Shangri-La remains remarkably unknown.
Bradley’s perspective-bending still life experiments with fruits and vegetables are interspersed with unexplained local characters – some presenting their offerings to camera while others inhabit the edges of frame or the far-away distances of sweeping, fantastical vistas. Shunning a traditional documentary approach, Bradley depicts Shangri-La as a surreal, technicolour stage upon which inanimate objects, people and landscapes perform for the camera.
Chan’s essays and poetry are a guide to the uncharted photographic narrative, offering a mix of explanation, history and cultural insight into a China we are rarely shown in the mainstream media. An interview with Professor Zhao Kaicun illuminates the philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, challenging common assumptions about what it is, and defining a modern approach to the ancient practice.

Immortal Mushroom
Immortal Mushroom
Immortal Mushroom

Immortal Mushroom

Immortal Mushroom

88 pages, 205 × 260 mm, cloth bound hardback

88 pages, 205 × 260 mm, cloth bound hardback

Price

40 €

Origin

UK

Format

20.5x26.4cm

Weight

650g

Immortal Mushroom Special Edition 1
Immortal Mushroom Special Edition 1
Immortal Mushroom Special Edition 1

Immortal Mushroom

Immortal Mushroom Special Edition 1

88 pages, 205 × 260 mm, cloth bound hardback
Print size: 254 x 203 mm
Special edition of 50 includes slip case, folder and a hand printed C-Type print signed by Samuel Bradley

88 pages, 205 × 260 mm, cloth bound hardback
Print size: 254 x 203 mm
Special edition of 50 includes slip case, folder and a hand printed C-Type print signed by Samuel Bradley

Price

195 €

Origin

UK

Format

20.5x26.4cm

Weight

880g

Immortal Mushroom Special Edition 2
Immortal Mushroom Special Edition 2
Immortal Mushroom Special Edition 2

Immortal Mushroom

Immortal Mushroom Special Edition 2

88 pages, 205 × 260 mm, cloth bound hardback
Special edition of 50 includes slip case, folder and a hand printed C-Type print signed by Samuel Bradley

88 pages, 205 × 260 mm, cloth bound hardback
Special edition of 50 includes slip case, folder and a hand printed C-Type print signed by Samuel Bradley

Price

195 €

Origin

UK

Format

20.5x26.4cm

Weight

880g

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