No More No Less

Date of publication: November 2018
Publishers: The (M) éditions, Jiazazhi Press, Skinnerboox

”No More No Less” is a set of 3 books made by 3 publishers. This serie was born from the encounter between Kensuke Koike and Thomas Sauvin, who meticulously explore the possibilities of an image only made up of itself.


Xian / 线

Date of publication: 2016

"Xian" is a maze of folded paper entirely handmade. Populated with visual curiosities found in China, this publication tells the story of many aspects of Chinese modernity.


Until Death Do Us Part / 双喜

Date of publication: 2015
Publisher: Jiazazhi

"Until Death Do Us Part" focuses on the unexpected role cigarettes play in Chinese weddings. This publication pays homage to a tradition in which love and death walk hand in hand.



Date of publication: November 2013

"METV" is publication made as a collaboration between Thomas Sauvin and Erik Kessels in Beijing. Found in a market in Beijing, the images show a woman in her late sixties, always in an identical pose.


Quanshen / 全身

Date of publication: November 2013
Publisher: Archive of Modern conflict

"Quanshen" provides a selection of full-length portraits made in Chinese studios between the 1930s and the 1980s. This serendipitous reunion of 60 anonymous portraits reveals fragments of the history of Chinese society and ideology.


Silvermine Albums

Date of publication: May 2013
Publisher: Archive of Modern conflict

"Silvermine" is a set of five photo albums, which offers a unique photographic portrait of the Chinese capital and the lives of its inhabitants covering a period of 20 years – from 1985 to 2005.