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.
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.
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)
dienacht Publishing proudly presents Dana Stölzgen’s superlimited (45 copies + 5 copies with a print) and oversized book “My Disguise”!
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
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’! http://polycopies.tumblr.com
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 www.dienacht-magazine.com/publishing
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
Print run: 200 numbered copies
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:
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
dienacht Publishing ist “Publisher in Resindence” at the OstLicht. Galerie für Fotografie in Vienna! OstLicht is also co-organizer of the ViennaPhotoBookFestival.
The residency begins this Thursday, April 3rd, (with the opening of the exhibition “Araki Teller Teller Araki”, yay!) and lasts for about 6 weeks. During this time, every book published by dienacht Publishing will be displayed at OstLicht and available for purchase.
Place and time are irrelevant in Miron’s book. Pictures, taken 30 years apart, face each other and look as if between them were not decades but a pan shot. Also if they were taken in New York, Berlin, Bucharest or Moscow is completely marginal. The pictures tell about abysses and hidden things – or about normality, depending on the point of view. About bloody party excesses and calm, nearly classical street scenes, sex orgies and religious ecstasy, victims of alcohol and dead or alive celebrities, misery and vitality, beggars and performing artists. Sounds as if all this could not be reconciled but however: Miron Zownir manages, and shows by this unity how similar we all are. No matter what we are, where, and when. It is one of the greatest books about people, I have seen for a long time.
The area Gustavo comes from (Murcia) must be a bizarre place with problems of identity and absurd countrysides. Or, even more likely: Gustavo is a sharp-eyed observer who reveals things not matching easily but giving distinction to our every day lives, without us recognizing them.
You cannot put your finger on why his pictures are attractive and repellent at the same time. It is more about a feeling – you instantly understand what he wants to say; somethings does not fit in; and: human being per se are strange beings. The pictures as well could be a Hispanic version of Michael Schmidt’s pictures in “Irgendwo” [“Somewhere”]. Anyway it is fun to dunk into the book, also because it sharpens the personal perception of our environment.
Looking at Sonja Braas’ landscape shots you inevitably wonder if and how much on them is real. Too surreal they seem, and they are as expected or imagined: enormous, violent, mystical and especially pictorial. Reading the text you learn that some of them are “real” landscapes, and others are model landscapes, dioramas in museums and shot of zoos; but anyways – and this is appeasing – shot analogical and unedited.
Maybe you need this explanation to see the pictures in relation to “reality”. I think you will not be disappointed if you do not know all of this. The pictures suffice. They are great. And yes, without background knowledge they are a little confusing. But maybe you should have to know everything in detail. It is enough to just enjoy.
Pregnant women at the beginning. You need to take your time for this book. Not only for the just under 400 pages but as well because you have to overcome temptation of abandoning or labeling the book too early. If you take time you discover the story of life: embryo, birth, childhood, youth, adulthood, old age, death. In between love and affection.
Koos Breukel shoots people of different ages, close and respectful at once; they are intimate, good, beautiful portraits of celebrities and average people, artists, friends. You can feel the connection between the photographer ans his models. The pictures express closeness and security. They are as you expect life to be – or wish.