Founded in 2012 by two enthusiasts from Warsaw (Poland), BLOW UP PRESS is a boutique publishing house focusing on photography, which aim is to transform unique visual lens-based projects into thoughts provoking photo and art books. Also known for its periodical doc! photo magazine dedicated to the contemporary documentary photography. Since this year, it also organises the BUP Book Award.
All BUP publications follow the motto When the story matters.
We decided to make a selection of books devoted to the theme of identity, thanks to the reflections inspired by the beautiful book by Paola Favoino A Je Burnnesh.
Starting from the Albanian Burnneshe and some other books, such as Giulia Iacolutti's Casa Azul, in which identity can be considered as belonging to a gender -not necessarily identical with biological sex, this idea can expand and welcome heterogeneous meanings. An im
“Yet it can happen, suddenly, unexpectedly, and most frequently in the half-light-of-glimpses, that we catch sight of another visible order which intersects with ours and has nothing to do with it.[…] We come upon a part of the visible which wasn’t destined for us. Perhaps it was destined for nightbirds, reindeer, ferrets, eels, whales…” John Berger
Tristan is a bird educator; he prepares them to work with humans in
Every Wednesday and more or less once a week, Leporello’s Instagram account will host a series of guests; photographers, designers, publishers with whom we planned a presentation in the bookshop, or simply with whom we would have liked to set a dialogue. Starting from Paola Favoino and her book A je Burrnesh, published by Balter/Edizioni d'Ottobre
A je Burrnesh by Paola Favoino is a book built on the path sh
2020Solidarity is a Between Bridges project aimed at helping cultural and music venues, community projects, independent spaces and publications that are existentially threatened by the current crisis. Over forty international artists come together to design one poster each. Between Bridges print and distribute them to organisations to support us.
We are happy to share this initiative with our friends of Fanfulla, our favourite music venue and not only here in Pigneto.
These are times worth it to develop our practical intelligence. What’s better than some fabulous kits to enjoy our DIY skills for making books and not only? Let’s discover together a set of kits starting from our beloved Foxcraft, passing through the Spanish Fabrica de Texturas to get back to Italy with the coolest couple of Schiene Pelose. Besides them you can find in Leporello a lot of their products + many othe