Photobooks you and me need to have

Two festivals, two videos

That was the 2014 photobook show at the OBSCURA Festival of Photography in Georgetown, Malaysia. Great video (also featuring: Calin Kruse / dienacht Publishing), and yes, it was a big party.
Take a look at this year’s schedule, and join the festival!

OBSCURA Festival of Photography 2014 – Photobook Show from OBSCURA festival on Vimeo.

And the PhotoBookFestival in Vienna (with Calin’s short appearance).

Looking forward for the next time!

Chronicle by Shilo Group

The book “Chronicle” features the photographs taken between 2010 and 2015 in the Ukraine. Arranged in chronological sequence the chapters of the book equally are a reaction to changes in our lives as well as their documentation. Front-line Kharkiv, revolutionary Kiev, Donetsk and Lugansk regions, shown in “Chronicle”, are the scenes of actions that will determine the future of Ukraine and, of course, the whole of Europe.

“We were taught in school that we were born in the best country and that we were sure to get the victory over everybody else. In a little while the country seized to exist. It is believed that the 90s were a time of changes and cataclysms, but for us it has all started just now.”

Photographs by Sergiy Lebedynskyy and Vladyslav Krasnoshchok (Shilo Group).

PLEASE NOTE: The pre-orders will be shipped out on the 7th of July.

Laser cut cover, open thread stitching
21 x 28 cm
three chapters on three different papers, 208 pages
Edition of 600 copies, designed by FLUUT
48 Euro (+ shipping)
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Katarzyna Mazur: ANNA KONDA

dienacht Publishing proudly presents: ‘ANNA KONDA’ by Katarzyna Mazur!

** ’ANNA KONDA’ is shortlisted at the Paris Photo – Aperture Photo Book Award 2015 **

In 2010, female fighters Anna Konda and Red Devil founded the Female Fight Club Berlin. This private and unique Club appeared as revival of female wrestling – tradition that dates back to Berlin of the Golden Twenties, when it was fairly popular.

Nowadays, competitions take place in a rented room located in Berlin – Marzahn. The club is open for women of all age and weight. The fights follow no official guidelines, have no standard categories and do not demand any fighting style. It is all about challenging one’s mind and the mind of an opponent.

Offset print, white and black on pale flesh coloured paper, held by an elastic strap
14,5 x 20 cm, 48 pages
blind embossing on the cover
Print run: 200 copies
18,00 Euro
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Paweł Jaszczuk – Kinky City

dienacht Publishing proudly presents: Paweł Jaszczuk’s ‘Kinky City’!

Tokyo nights are full of toys. Dolls, costumes, threads and needles, masks, fancy dress and many more. Naturally, it isn’t kids’ stuff, but toys for the grown-ups. Paweł Jaszczuk watched them play. This needs some determination, of course. For about three years, from 2007 to 2010, he routinely grabbed his bike after returning from his day jobs and dived into the metropolis’s nightlife, looking for Tokyo’s swinger clubs and happening bars, its couple kissas and private sex-parties. He won over their hosts and owners, sat at bars and in booths, listened to at times questionable music and convinced the guests to be pictured by him while living their fantasies. He deliberately took the part of the voyeur, which is an integral element of the role play in place anyway – though usually without a camera.

In his photographs one encounters a round of tradition and pop, pain and desire, sex and taboo, intimacy and anonymity. Jaszczuk used an extremely light sensitive film with his Leica, which leaves only few things in the dark. The bluntness of the images, the physicality in the games of dominance and submission, and the array of fetish paraphernalia – uniforms from French maid to SS – make for a somewhat disturbing experience. Moments of dizzy rush, captured in close ups, alternate with scenes depicted from a rather distant perspective of a curios beholder. Frenzy takes turns with the prosaic. The night presents itself as the heady opposite of the daily grind, though at the same time the practiced fantasies – however kinky they are – are marked by a set of recurring roles, motives and traditions. Eventually daybreak means a change of attire for the revelers: from latex and uniform to suite and business costume, which cover up the bruises of the past hours.

This book is co-published by dienacht Publishing and the Leica Gallery Vienna, on the occasion of the exhibition PAWEŁ JASZCZUK / KINKY CITY, Leica Gallery Vienna (4 June to 12 September 2015, in cooperation with Leica Gallery Warsaw, curated by Rafał Łochowski).

‘naked’ book in a relief silkscreened slipcase made of raw cardboard
10,5 x 15 cm, 120 pages
open thread stitching
Edition of 400 copies, designed by FLUUT

28,00 Euro

dienacht #17

dienacht #17 is back (5 different Covers – same content!)!

This issue turned out to become a small extract of the “Condition humaine”, in all it’s tenderness and abysses. And since the magazine’s cover is a kind of preview of what is to be expected inside, I have decided to chose no less than five different title pictures. After all, the “Condition humaine” is a mess, not only on the personal level.

Some of the photographers form this issue: Arne Svenson controversial series “The Neighbors”, Léonard Pongo showing a selection from “The Uncanny”, Sofia Bucci’s personal and intimate series “The Taste of Leaves”, Stacy Kranitz’ anarchistic “Study on Post-Pubescent Manhood”, Gert Jochem’s observation of sexuality in Flanders, and many more incredible photographers and photobook reviews.

1000 copies, numbered
128 pages, 15 x 18 cm
offset print, in English and German
PLEASE NOTE: you will receive ONE copy with a random cover
7,00 Euro
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New book: Calin Kruse – Marble

Juliane, 24 y.o. and mother of two, contacted me a while ago. She likes getting spanked, and she asked me to document her bruises.

A story about instincts.

Silkscreen printed cardboard cover, bound with screw connection
Size: 29.7 x 19.2 cm
50 pages printed on 250 g/m² paper
Print run: 40 numbered copies
45 €
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Ren Hang: 野生

dienacht Publishing proudly presents Ren Hang’s Photoposterbook 野生 (‘Wild’)!

野生 is a large format collection of unbound posters (book size: posters folded to 28 x 40 cm, open size 56 x 40 cm) printed on strong paper, held together by a banderole. The double pages confront vertical formats with half of horizontal formats, vertical confront vertical, or half of horizontal confront another half or horizontal formats, recontextualizing Ren Hang’s work.It is Ren Hang’s biggest and heaviest book up to now.

Every single spread can be taked out, seen as a whole and used as full size poster or print.

The book is co-published with OstLicht Gallery in Vienna, and printed in an edition of 600 copies (500 trade copies and 100 AP).

野生 is published in conjunction with the exhibition REN HANG / 野生 at OstLicht Gallery, ­Vienna, from March 19 to June 19, 2015, curated by ­Raphaele ­Godin and Rebekka Reuter.

60 photos on 96 pages, folded to 28 x 40 cm (open spread: 56 x 40 cm)
unbound, held by a banderole
Print run: 600 copies (500 trade copies and 100 AP)
65 €
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Calin Kruse: Kosmos

A photozine about moments. Not about the moment itself, but about being part of it.

Copper metallic dust cover
32 pages: 8 digital printed pages (covers) on 170 g/m² vellum paper + 24 risograph-printed pages
13 x 19.5 cm, hand-bound
Print run: 50 numbered copies
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dienacht Magazine #16 out now!

So, here we are again. dienacht is not just a portfolio magazine, but also a personal project. That’s why some personal circumstances lead to the fact that this issue is released much later as it should have been – but now it’s here, on the last days of the year 2014!

We have, once again, outstanding photographers and artists, like Birgit Krause and her out-of-this-world-series “Plánětes”, Jean-Marc Caimi showing a selection from “Daily Bread”, Zhe Chen and her painfully intimate diary “The Bearable”, the funny childhood memories translated into photography by Vendula Knopová, Magdalena Sawicka’s raw but precise illustrations, Elena Montemurro’s “Coming of Age” (which is also this issue’s cover story) and many more incredible photographers and photobook reviews.

Get your copy here (worldwide shipping):

1000 copies, numbered
128 pages, 15 x 18 cm
offset print, in English and German

7,00 Euro

Books and zines from Malaysia

I met Nadia during the OBSCURA Festival of Photography in George Town, Malaysia. We didn’t had much time, but she showed me her book “[n]” and some time after I sent her a message saying that I’d like to order it.

Well, she didn’t sent just the book, but a whole package with books and zines made by Malaysian Photographers! Take a look, check their work, buy their books and zines.

In order of appearance:
Nadia J. Mahfix – Nowhere
Nadia J. Mahfix – [n]
Hafiz Hamzah – 20 fotograf Jepun
Hasful Zainuddin – Mata Hati
Nik Adam – Tinggal
Hafiz Hamzah – Cahaya Pertama Yang Terserap
Hasful Zainuddin – For those who had been used …

dienacht Package

All 7 – timeless – available issues: dienacht #8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16.
Over 800 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 16.
Over 800 pages
40 Euro (instead of 47 Euro regular price)
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Dana Stölzgen: My Disguise

dienacht Publishing proudly presents Dana Stölzgen’s superlimited (45 copies + 5 copies with a print) and oversized book “My Disguise”!

then skin
and through my disguise
someone is looking at me.”
– Dana Stölzgen

A Special Edition with a very limited, beautiful 30 x 45 cm Print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, 308 g/m² is available. Edition of 5, signed and numbered.

Size: A3 (29,7 x 42 cm), 16 pages
Printed on Metapaper 270g/m² Extrarough Warmwhite
Half cover, thread stitching
Print run: 45 copies + 5 Special Editions with a 30 x 45 cm Print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308 g/m², signed and numbered

Meet dienacht at ‘Polycopies’ during Paris Photo

Calin Kruse / dienacht Magazine and dienacht Publishing will be at Polycopies in Paris during Paris Photo! This week, from Wednesday till Saturday. Come by and say ‘hi’!

We also organize some book signings and one book release (“My Disguise” by Dana Stölzgen), here are the dates:
Chad Moore – Fri. 14th, 16:00
Ekaterina Anokhina – Fri. 14th, 17:00
Dana Stölzgen – Sat. 15th, 15:00

New book: Calin Kruse – No real time info available

A personal story. July-December 2012.

Limited Print Editions available:
28 € 
The printed book
60 €  The printed book + a 13 x 18 cm C-Print (edition of 25, signed and numbered), as seen at the end of the preview.
120 € The printed book + a 20 x 30 cm signed and numbered print (edition of 10) on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, 308 g/m², as seen at the end of the preview.
350 € The printed book + a 30 x 45 cm signed and numbered print (edition of 3), printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, 308 g/m², as seen at the end of the preview.

Hard cover, open thread stitching
15 x 20 cm, 96 pages
hand-written cover
Print run: 200 numbered copies
28 Euro

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dienacht Publishing proudly presents: Deep Inside by Tatiana Tcherkezyan

Feeling offcast. Flecks of ash fill the air. Slowly, they lie down to my feet. Somewhere inside there is something that destroys, it attracts those indifferent and closed. Others. Those unable to coexist, emotionally impenetrable. The same as me. Deep inside there is the void where light disappears.

The regular edition is sold out. A few copies of the Special Edition with Print are still available (for a preview of the print, please check the last image of the slideshow).

Hard cover, open thread stitching, laser engraving on the cover, 11 x 15,5 cm, 52 pages including 4 fold-out pages, full colour, print run: 90 copies + 10 Special Edition with Print, signed and numbered
Print Editions (book + print) left:

120,00 Euro

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