If the paper of the first edition made the book look a coal mine, the paper of this second edition makes it look like a desert storm.
“And where is it, this place?”
“That’s the point, it is nowhere. It is quite impossible to say that it is located anywhere in the geographical sense. Inner Mongolia is not called that because it is inside Mongolia. It is inside anyone who can see the void, although the word ‘inside’ is quite inappropriate here. And it is not really any kind of Mongolia either, that’s merely a way of speaking. The most stupid thing possible would be to attempt to describe to you what it is. Take my word for this, at least – it is well worth striving all your life to reach it. And nothing in life is better than being there.”
“And how does one come to see the void?”
“Look into yourself.” said the baron.
(From “Chapayev and Void” by Victor Pelevin, translated by Andrew Bromfield)
Edition of 90 numbered copies + 10 copies with a gelatin silver print (numbered and signed)
21 x 29.7 cm, 32 pages, printed on grey paper
Silkscreen printed envelope
Designed by FLUUT
Erotic fairs are probably the only events where all social classes and ages are gathered in the same place.
The visitors – exactly from the hick town where all the pictures were shot – brim over with bigotry. Because on one hand there is the hypocritical tolerance and openness at night, the meat market – and the gazes! – under the cover of eroticism. On the other hand the smooth smugness reveals in the daytime – lived family idyll and dominical church going included.
It is all about schizo provincialism. The abandon and unleashing of the bourgeois which seem enormous at first, in closer inspection keeps exactly within the defined limits. Because in this loud, piercing, adrenalized carnival of drives, the excess is planned. Like that everything is in best order. In the garden plot, on the parking lane, in the frontyard – and in fact also on the erotic fair.
Limited Print Editions available! 35 €: The printed book 60 €: The printed book + a 13 x 18 C-Print (edition of 60, signed and numbered), as seen in the preview. 150 € (4 left): The printed book + a 20 x 30 signed and numbered print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, 308 g/m², as seen in the preview. 500 € (1 left): The printed book + a 30 x 45 cm print (edition of 3) + the 20 x 30 print, both numbered and signed, printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, 308 g/m², as seen at the end of the preview.
p.s. thank you to all supporters of the crowdfunding-campaign. You made this happen.
Loose spiro bound book in a hard cover, held by an elastic strap
90 pages, 16 x 28 cm
Print run: 100 copies
35 € + shipping
Twisted Swan is a book of tensions. Clarity and visual pollution. Identity and concealment. Kindness and aggressiveness. An artificial lake, made at our image. There are repeated attempts to achieve results. Processes. Obsessions. Trifles. A certain desperation. Urgency to act. Urgency of living. Photographs of photographs. Generations of photographs. Images degrade. Lose the illusion. They disappoint. But gains a new body, with wrinkles and scars, an imposed time. The image becomes opaque. The perspective is a triangle. There is now only a smear of ink and traces of an abusive handling. A new silence.
It was a tough time, but the new issue of dienacht is almost there! Featuring, among others Sarah Sudhoff’s “At the Hour of our death” series, and more photography by Francesca Romeo, Tito Mouraz, Julia Sonntag, Aaron McElroy (one of the six photographers from the Nocturnes-book), Axel Beyer, Tatiana Tcherkezyan, a design Portfolio by David Einwaller, photo book reviews, …
Also, the dienacht Short Stories-section showcases again short portfolios by 12 photographers – we wanted you to see even more intriguing works and get more sources of inspiration. They are supposed to encourage the reader to learn more about the particular photographers and works, to visit their websites, to track their work process.
All 7 – timeless – available issues: dienacht #8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and the special issue “Ostkreuzschule – Faits Divers”.
Over 870 pages of intriguing photography, graphic-design, illustration, art and stories, photo book reviews, and so much more.
All 7 available issues: dienacht #8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and the special issue “Ostkreuzschule – Faits Divers”.
Over 870 pages
40 Euro (instead of 50 Euro regular price)
The successor to my first photo zine ‘Blinded By The Dark’, the continuation of the ‘underground music meets instant film’ theme. This time, the selected images are not the actual positives, but the carefully reclaimed paper negatives that come with peel-apart film.
150 x 185 mm (5.91 x 7.28 inches)
edition of 60
black & white digital print
Get it here.
Trier West is considered to be a disadvantaged suburban area with a high rate of unemployment and a lot of low cost housing which was developed from a former barracks.
In spite of various social problems, Trier West is a very lively neighborhood, not least because of its many young and restless people. All know each other, families stick together, and the inhabitants love their neighborhood.
Social life takes place on the street with the neighbors and in the summer months -people sit in front of their houses and chat with passers-by. Kids rush up and down the streets with bikes and greet everyone passing their way, and feed upon the demolished gumball machine.
The street called Trierweilerweg is a kind of passage between downtown Trier and Trier West, which you walk through to get to the low cost houses. I lived in this street for two years, and during this time I documented the everyday life of the 150 meter street section I could see from my window.
A Special Edition of 5 with a signed and numbered Print (20 x 30 cm, printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, 308 g/m²) is available. The Special Print Edition is sold out.
Print run: 45 copies + 5 copies incl. a 20 x 30 cm Print, signed and numbered
32 Pages, black and white photographs on cream paper | Size: 18 x 13 cm | 2nd Edition
Cover made of polaroid cardboard, laser perforated
The very new dienacht issue arrived, featuring, among others Asger Carlsen’s “Wrong” series (also the cover story), and more photography by Chinese photographer Ren Hang, by Palíndromo Mészáros, Julia Sonntag, Scott Typaldos, “unlikely” objects by Giuseppe Colarusso, a design Portfolio by Sfia Brajal, photo book reviews, …
There is a also a brand new section: dienacht Short Stories showcases short portfolios by 12 photographers – we wanted you to see even more intriguing works and get more sources of inspiration. They are supposed to encourage the reader to learn more about the particular photographers and works, to visit their websites, to track their work process.
„Mein Name ist Hengstler, wie der Hengst.“ – L’Hengst eine kleine Liebeserklärung an die Physiognomie des Pferdes. Stillstand und Bewegung, Energie, Masse, Kraft, Würde, Ehrfurcht. Keine Klein-Mädchen-Träume, sondern vielmehr gezielte, sinnliche Fotografien in einem handgebundenen Heft.
You will fall in love with this book… Only 3 copies available!
„Laura Makabresku condenses the fairy tale into a frame. One stage on which everything plays out. There is a heroine existing between the worlds. Beautiful and dark. Her sexuality fluctuates between girlish erotic fantasy and the extreme instincts of nature. In a childish way she is fascinated by death. Her land is inhabited by animals, monsters, people in animal masks, objects—all of them of equal status. The world’s orders tangle together. Death in this land is liberating, a kind of good dream into which we tumble, searching for eternity, and which exists within us as constellations painted on the heroine’s body. The motifs and scenes are repeated. Themes are repeated obsessively. It all exists outside of time, everywhere and nowhere, never and always, in the seventy-seventh land. And eternity is just as cruel as death.” – Magdalena Kownacka
Andy Reaser’s beautiful and haunting images are created using old film cameras, natural light, and unreliable flashes. A Los Angeles-based television writer, Reaser grew up in the mountains of Roanoke, Virginia, where he developed a fondness for ghost stories, cemeteries, and the sky.