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IRWIN PHOTOBOOKS is the bookstore for John Brian King’s photography books. All IRWIN books ship by media mail (USA) or international first class (overseas) from Sacramento, California. If you would like your book to be signed, feel free to ask!

JOHN BRIAN KING  Born in Los Angeles, California. Graduate of California Institute of the Arts; BFA in art and design, majored in photography. Designed the film titles for over thirty films, including Boogie Nights, The Ring, and Punch-Drunk Love. Author of the nonfiction books Lustmord: The Writings and Artifacts of Murderers and Death to the Fascist Insect, a compilation of the writings and transcribed recordings of the Symbionese Liberation Army (1973–75), a radical left-wing group based in the Bay Area of California; editor of Georges Bataille’s The Trial of Gilles de Rais, Richard von Krafft-Ebing’s Psychopathia Sexualis, and J. Paul de River’s The Sexual Criminal. Participant in the “Autumn Stories” filmmaker residency program at the Royaumont Abbaye & Fondation, co-sponsored by the Writers Guild, the Franco-American Cultural Fund and the Ile de France Film Commission. Writer, producer and director of the 2014 feature film Redlands.

Photographs from King’s books LAX: Photographs of Los Angeles 1980-84 and Punk Daze: LA 1977-84 were recently featured in the Netflix documentary Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer about the Los Angeles serial killer Richard Ramirez.


BIBLIOGRAPHY
Vein. IRWIN, 2021 (photography).
Punk Daze: LA 1977-84. IRWIN, 2021 (photography).
Riviera: Photographs of Palm Springs. Spurl Editions, 2020 (photography).
Death to the Fascist Insect, by the Symbionese Liberation Army. Spurl Editions, 2019 (editor and introduction).
Nude Reagan. Spurl Editions, 2016 (photography).
LAX: Photographs of Los Angeles 1980-84. Spurl Editions, 2015 (photography).
The Sexual Criminal: A Psychoanalytical Study, by J. Paul de River. Bloat Books, 2000 (editor and introduction).
Psychopathia Sexualis: A Clinical-Forensic Study, by Richard von Krafft-Ebing. Bloat Books, 1999 (editor and introduction).
Lustmord: The Writings and Artifacts of Murderers. Bloat Books, 1997 (editor and introduction).
Howard Street, by Nathan Heard. AMOK Books, 1992 (publisher).
NSK: New Slovenian Art / Neue Slowenische Kunst, by NSK. AMOK Books, 1991 (publisher).
The Trial of Gilles de Rais, by Georges Bataille. AMOK Books, 1991 (publisher).
My Sister and I, by Friedrich Nietzsche. AMOK Books, 1990 (publisher).
AMOK Fourth Dispatch: Sourcebook of Extremes of Information in Print. AMOK Books, 1990 (editor and publisher).


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