The HOMOurban series developed during the years of 2007 and 2012. With its visual form, it is a continuation of the strong tradition of the snapshot, but also of Czech documentary photography from the seventies and eighties. Imrich Veber hovers around the unclear border between tendencies that are most often designated as social or subjective documentary; he does not use the technology of today, and so the form of his photographs point to an unanchored timelessness. We find here the crampedness of urban space, the solitude of an individual in the middle of a crowd, absurdity, melancholy, estrangement, an element of the miraculous – all of this – as what usually tends to characterize similar city snapshots in the tradition of documentary photography. And we may even find something more.
Published in Prague, Czech Republic
Edition size: 500
Softcover / covered by the poster
Size: 23,5 x 15,5 cm, 112 pages
dienacht Publishing proudly presents: “Inner Mongolia” by Ekaterina Anokhina.
“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 60 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
3 books: “Darkest” (around) printed on 285 g/m² silver metallic paper / “Kaputt” printed on 200 g/m² vellum paper / “Whole” printed on grey paper
Hand bound, 20 x 28 cm, 76 pages in total
Print run: 10 copies
Now it’s official: We are happy to announce that “Nowhere” by Leon Kirchlechner (published by dienacht Publishing and Der Greif) has just been awarded with the German Photobook Prize in Silver (Deutscher Fotobuchpreis)!
The regular Edition is sold out. The last copies of the Special Edition with print are available. A Special Edition of 10 with a signed and numbered Print (20 x 30 cm, printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, 308 g/m²) is available.
64 pages, 14 x 20 cm, open thread stitching
2-color-printed dust cover
Print run: 100 copies, numbered
The regular copies (20 €) are sold out, only the last copies of “Schmetterling + 20 x 30 cm Print” available:
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
“During 2012 I walked over 3,500 kilometres with the aim of creating a body of work which would explore the idea of long-distance walking as a form of meditation and personal transformation. My intention was to create a series of quiet, meditative images, which would evoke the experience of being immersed in nature and capture the essence of the journey. The images seek to engage the viewer in this walk, and to communicate a sense of the subtle internal and psychological changes which one may undergo while negotiating the landscape.”
Paul Gaffney is a Dublin-based artist who has recently completed an MFA in Photography at the University of Ulster in Belfast.
His first self-published book, We Make the Path by Walking, has been nominated for the International Photobook Award at the 6th International Photobook Festival in Kassel, Germany, and was shortlisted for the European Publishers Award for Photography.
Edition of 1000 copies
Size: 16× 21cm, 78 pages
Swiss-bound softcover, with photo-illustrated slip case
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.
All 8 available – timeless – issues: dienacht #8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and the special issues “Ostkreuzschule – Faits Divers” and “Young Polish Photographers”). Over 900 pages of intriguing photography, graphic-design, illustration, art and stories, photo book reviews, and so much more.
All 8 available issues: dienacht #8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and the special issues “Ostkreuzschule – Faits Divers” and “Young Polish Photographers”.
Over 900 pages
50 Euro (instead of 60 Euro regular price)
The book is an expedition through the city of Sondershausen in Thüringen. There are no people to be seen and the photos show mostly details shrouded in warm, natural light.
The school, the café, the fashion boutique. If still in use or not, these are the places which played a role in Yvonne Most’s memories of her childhood, and which she visited again with her camera in 2009 and 2010. They are private, dreamy, unagitated pictures, for sure also romanticizing – like memories usually are.
The title and cover have directly appealed to me, and after thumbing through the book I liked it even more. It reminds me of “Rodina” from Irina Ruppert. But it is more about the atmosphere than about the motives.
HOMOurban is supposed to be a book about people in Europe. For me it is a book with good pictures, and lovely designed.
The photos were taken in various places in Europe, and they are rough and observing. They display pleasure of life or melancholy, but they are always vivid. I like Imrich’s view and visual language, and I like the open binding (with blue thread, a nice contrast to the black and white pictures). And the folded poster as cover. Disturbing to me is the date and place of the shot in blue print on each picture. This is too obtrusive, and the information could placed better as index at the end of the book (if at all). That would have helped the design. The work is powerful enough, and nonetheless the book is recommendable.
With a hike to Santiago de Compostela I associate mainly: People, crowd, pain, and in between a bit of self-awareness. In Paul’s book I find what is wanted: Peace. There are calm landscapes which could actually be anywhere, blooming trees, coppice at the roadside. Marks of humans nearly everywhere, but they are not seen at all. What is present in other photobooks about landscapes, is missing over here: the melancholy, the darkness. This is great as therefore the book is pleasing, it is irresistible in a way; I just have to scroll through it again and again to gloat over the peace in it – maybe because it is rousing primary instincts, the desire for inner silence, and in the end also for arrival. As with a hike.