Akina’s new releases

Our friends of Akinabooks are back with four new releases. For those who might not know, Akina is a small, indipendent London-based publisher of exquisite photobooks and self-published magazines.

Three new issues of the acclaimed Eclisse Zine Series are now ready to ship: fifth Eclisse If I exorcise my devils my angels may leave too follows the track of Marco Risovic and Nemanja Pancic, photojournalists from the Serbian collective Kamerades.


If I exorcise my devils my angels may leave too

The sixth Eclisse The Star  by Nobody in particular is released under Creative Common License and the author has decided to remain anonymous. It “lays the game of image reappropriation, unveiling and bending the media mechanism of power against itself through a merciful accumulation and juxtaposition of its own symbols”.

Nobody in particular

Nobody in particular

The seventh Eclisse is called Of Liquid cities and celestial abbatoirs by Canada-based photographer Frank Rodick , and is ” a frightening roller-coaster run through the dark ocean of primal instincts hidden under the polished surface of modern metropolis”.

Of liquid cities and celestial abattoirs

Of liquid cities and celestial abattoirs

Last but not least, 365 is now available for pre-order and the 365 copies will be dispatched soon. The book is Akina’s first full lenght release and is the photographic diary of silence of Alexander Aksakov, a Russian young man who spent a whole year in a military base during the compulsory draft.



For all the information on how to buy or pre-order Akinabooks’ volumes, or simply to know who Alex and Valentina are please visit their website http://akinabooks.com/

YOU WIN, new book by Akinabooks

Published by Akinabooks, YOU WIN is an allegoric story through the images of this summer Olympics.
It tells of a marathon without rules where opponents use every necessary mean to defeat opponents, while mesmerized spectators try their best to catch every little bit of action.

YOU WIN! is a journey through flags and merchandise, soldiers and drinkers, winners and losers.
This account of wholesale craziness does not claim to be real, but the question it poses is nevertheless important: “YOU WIN?”

It all started with an unusual Olympic reportage, the “2 weeks of madness” project, whose purpose was to provide evidence of the Olympic promises of openness and inclusiveness.

Our fellow journalists attended the 2 weeks events without tickets, VIP cards or contacts.
They tried to understand the point of view of the mistreated “general public”.
They roamed pubs and churches, Stratford and Hackney Wick, Victoria Park and East-End speakeasies to bring back documentation about the state of general summer craziness.

At the end of the Olympics it was clear that the merry-go-round would be soon forgotten like a summer love on the sea-side:
it just happen you have to come back to your normal life.


All pictures were taken during the 2012 summer Olympics in London.
Any similarity to people, events or reality itself is purely coincidental.