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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 (+ shipping)

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

Ekaterina Anokhina: Inner Mongolia (2nd Edition)

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

Calin Kruse – You scared the shit out of me, so I’m leaving

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
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Chad Moore – Limited Print Edition

Five limited, signed prints by Chad Moore (“Anyone in love with you (already knows)“) now available! All five photographs are available as a limited edition of 5 copies each, size 28.67 x 43.18 cm (11.25 x 17 inches).

The prints:
1. Alex (Bridge Bomb), 2010
2. Imogen (Roof Edge), 2011
3. Georgia (Bed, Eyes), 2013
4. Imogen (Red Balloon, Amsterdam), 2012
5. Sara and Imo (Rooftop), 2011

In case of purchase please indicate the photograph of your choice (№ 1 to № 5) in the comments field.

Printed on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Super Type PD Luster
Image size: 26 x 40.64 cm, Paper size: 28.67 x 43.18 cm
Print run: 5 x 5 copies | signed
Five photographs to choose from
350 €

Chad Moore – Anyone in love with you (already knows)

dienacht Publishing proudly presents Chad Moore’s book “Anyone in love with you (already knows)”!

“Whenever I move to a new city on my own, I have the same sort of experience within my first few days. I go to a bar, I sit down, stumble my way through ordering a beer in whatever language is spoken (often with lots of hand gesturing) and take a look around. Inevitably, I end up with a similar scene in front of me: a couple fighting, a couple in love, an awkward date, an older man alone. In the same bar there will always be a group of young people laughing, enjoying themselves, fully comfortable with who they are and what they are doing, or at least appearing so. This is who I’m always most interested in. How did they get to be friends? What moments have they shared together to lead to that round of laughter? Who has hurt who? Do they know it? A complex algorithm of trysts and adventures, mistakes and triumphs leading to each quip, each kiss, each stare.” – Gabi Manga

open thread stitching
14 x 20 cm, 158 pages, book in a printed slipcase
Edition of 600 copies, designed by FLUUT
35 €
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Ekaterina Anokhina – Inner Mongolia / dienacht Publishing

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

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Neu im Shop: Calin Kruse – Darkest

“I am terrified by this dark thing that sleeps in me.” – Sylvia Plath

Three books: Darkest / Kaputt / Whole / Darkest.
Every year, 10 copies of “Darkest” will be produced. The 2014-Edition is out now.

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

120,00 Euro

Leon Kirchlechner: Nowhere

** German Photo Book Award 2014 for NOWHERE! **
** NOWHERE was selected by Photo-Eye as one of the best books of 2013 **

dienacht Publishing and Der Greif proudly present Leon Kirchlechner’s NOWHERE.

»Nothing […] is anywhere ever simply present or absent.« – Jacques Derrida

Was there something? Or nothing?

With no horizon, one’s view into the distance is impeded. Scanning, searching, one’s gaze comes to a standstill in Leon Kirchlechner’s photographs. The eye may slow, but it doesn’t find repose. The peace is not contemplative: it is restless. The restricted field of view has a narrowing effect. It makes the room strangely dislocated, denies me the geographical coordinates that would give me a feeling of safety. And so, even as the onlooker, I remain dislocated in the usually centrically, often symmetrically composed images. I can’t make sense of this centrality. Nor is it reassuring. Although it gives me pause, it doesn’t offer anything for me to grasp. It’s not the enjoyable, thought-provoking stillness that many works of art inspire. Rather, it’s an oppressive, constricting stillness, one that causes alarm.

»I was immediately enthralled by what I saw,« explains Leon Kirchlechner. »An inky black hole opened up suddenly and incomprehensibly in the cold, bare ground. It appeared to swallow the light. The unstructured, almost two-dimensional black was deceptive; the thought of falling into it made me shudder. How deep was it? What was in it? Was there anything? Or nothing? I expected something. I suspected something. I knew that nothing would happen and yet I was as if hypnotised. Filled with an illusory fear I stood still – and looked at what I could not see.«

This experience has become encoded in his images. The unknown that prompts these seemingly so unremarkable existential tremors within us. That what one sees before oneself is not what one senses. Namely that what appears in the image is not even present. But that absence is exactly what arrests the gaze. The actual subject of the photograph, its raison d’être, is beyond the picture. “The absence of the imaged subject is nothing other than an intense presence, receding into itself, gathering itself together in its intensity,” wrote Jean-Luc Nancy. This is addressed fundamentally and unremittingly in Leon Kirchlechner’s images.
What is present in the image is, in fact, what is absent.
Text: Prof. Ulrich Fleischmann 

Co-Published by dienacht Publishing and Der Greif.

Hard cover, clothbound
offset printed, thread stitched
30 x 22 cm, 64 pages
Print run: 800 copies, numbered
29.80 €

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Nowhere – Limited Edition – Book + Print

Get a signed, numbered copy of Leon Kirchlechner’s photobook »NOWHERE« together with a limited, signed print. You can choose one of the four following photographs (see above). All four photographs are available as a limited edition of 5 copies, size 50 x 33 cm.

In case of purchase please indicate the photograph of your choice (№ 1 to № 4) in the comments field.

BOOK: 30 x 22 cm | 64 pages | numbered & signed
PRINT: Inkjet Print
Image size: 50 x 33 cm
Paper size: 52 x 35 cm
Print run: 4 x 5 copies | signed
4 photographs to choose from
320 €

Gabriel Orłowski: Anti-accent

dienacht Publishing · Edition proudly presents Anti-accent, a limited book (100 copies) by Gabriel Orłowski, every copy arrives with a numbered Print!

“(…) I don’t really want to know whether the characters read beatniks, nihilists, right-wing journalists, liberal gibberish or SF writers. Neither do I feel the need to identify them with the music they listen to. We can guess that they probably don’t listen to club music, for example (although they seem to enjoy the disco ball). (…) I think that Anti-accent, even though it portrays people involved in the ‘punk scene’, with all their artistic influences, this aforementioned ‘fall’ of the ideas has a marginal meaning. These photographs ‘are punk’ more than they ‘show punk’. They seem to rather invite you to ‘punk’, than guide you through all the sweaty rehearsal rooms. ‘Punk’ understood as a certain idea, an ethos, a rebellion, showing your bruised ass off to the middle-class conventions. ‘Punk’ that pushes you into action, that has you co-create a community. So, not to repeat anything, Anti-accent rather is a rehearsal room, than shows you one. A rehearsal room that’s familiar to anyone, who doesn’t come back home before the evening cartoons. These photographs seem to come alive with whatever we put into them ourselves.” – Mateusz Romanowski

Gabriel Orłowski was born in 1989; he lives in Warsaw, Poland, and is a member of Merkabah and Acid Lindgren, experimental hardcore bands.

Softcover, 100 pages, full colour
Size: 15 x 21 cm, thread stitched
Print run: 100 copies
Will arrive with ONE out of five numbered prints, 13 x 18 cm
Designed by FLUUT

28,00 Euro

Claudia Eschborn: 1520/21

dienacht Publishing proudly presents: a very special, limited Artist Edition (40 copies) by Claudia Eschborn.

The fascination for Albrecht Dürer’s graphic work and – as a result of this – an intense curiosity, lead through a variety of ways to the reading of Gerd Unverfehrts book „Da sah ich viel köstliche Dinge“, which tells about Dürer’s travel to the Netherlands in the years of 1520/21.

This journey, narated and interpreted in that book, together with extracts of the journal Albrecht Dürer wrote during his travels, are basis to the presented photographic series under the title of 1520/21.

The places that Dürer once visited, the things he saw, formed the route the photographer traveled – and while trying to find something of what the artist had seen, had experienced those days, the photographer tried to capture the own personal impression of these scenes.

The series of work splits into sketchy, vaguely seeming polaroids and very concentrated large format photographs – an involvement of diverse intensity, according to the respective places and personal emotions.

– With a text by Christoph Tannert –

Print run: 40 copies + 5 AP, signed and numbered

Single Prints in an artist-made cardboard box | 45 large format photographs printed on 300g Lessebo Design natural, and 43 polaroids printed on 170g Lessebo Design natural | Print sizes: 23 x 26,5 cm and 12 x 12 cm (Polaroids) | 98.00 €

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Neu im Shop: Calin Kruse – Alles OK

Artist Photobook, with a text by Olivier Pin-Fat.

Edition of 100 signed and numbered copies
open thread stitching
15 x 20 cm, 88 pages (16 pages printed on red paper)
poster as half-cover
– 80 regular + 20 special edition (including a 13 x 18 cm signed and numbered C-Print) –

20,00 Euro

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Nocturnes by “AM Projects”

** TIME Magazine chooses ‘NOCTURNES’ by AM Projects as one of the “Photobooks We Loved in 2012″ **
** NOCTURNES was selected by Photo-Eye as one of the best books of 2012 **
** NOCTURNES is included the photobook installation of the ICP TRIENNAL 2013 at the International Center of Photography in New York and displayed at the Les Rencontres d’Arles 2013**

‘AM projects’ consists of Aaron McElroy, Daisuke Yokota, Ester Vonplon, Gert Jochems, Olivier Pin-Fat and Tiane Doan na Champassak.

NOCTURNES is a unique boxed set of 6 books by the new photography group ‘AM projects’ and published by dienacht Publishing. This book is printed using different papers for each photo essay – one even has an enormous fold-out poster. It is a landmark in photobook production.

NOCTURNES is the first ‘AM’ project and explores 6 different photographic journeys into ‘the night’.

Print run: 600 copies.

NOCTURNES will be mailed within 2 working days after receiving your order. Still, mail services might be quite slow this time of the year, so please be patient! If you wish faster delivery, please get in touch. Thank you!

Bookstores carrying NOCTURNES • AUSTRIA / Vienna » Buchhandlung Walther König im Museumsquartier • FRANCE / Paris » LE PLAC’ART PHOTO • LO/A GERMANY / Berlin » 25books, Urban Spree / Hamburg » Buchhandlung in den Deichtorhallen  / Köln » Buchhandlung Walther König • Café Lehmitz (online) • Leipzig » Kapitaldruck • ITALY / Milan » Micamera – Lens-based Arts • PORTUGAL / Lisbon » STET – livros e fotografias Associação • THE NETHERLANDS / Amsterdam » JOOTBOOKS, De Monsterkamer, Wonderbread, PhotoQ Bookshop • UK / London » Ti Pi Tin  •  USA / Portland » Ampersand Vintage • Santa Fe » photo-eye • JAPAN » Flotsam Books (online)•  Distribution (Japan) » twelvebooks

Six books with silkscreened covers in slipcase | offset printing | different papers, different bindings | silkscreened (phosphorescent + white) fold-out booklet surrounding the slipcase | ca. 20 x 26 cm | 224 pages + poster | 600 copies | Designed by FLUUT | 72 €

Kim Thue: DEAD TRAFFIC

*** DEAD TRAFFIC was selected by Photo-Eye as one of the best books of 2012 ***

dienacht Publishing proudly presents: DEAD TRAFFIC by Kim Thue

This book is a raw and bewildering journey through the fringes of Freetown, capital city of Sierra Leone.
Shot over the course of two separate trips, Kim Thue spent 10 months living in close proximity to a notoriously rough area of the slums, digging deep into the livelihoods and emotions of his subjects. Through a visual stream of unsung tragedies, vulnerable integrity and chance encounters, his efforts leave us with an engaging account of a corner of the world normally unrevealed to most of us.

“Despite Sierra Leone being renowned for its brutal civil war, I didn’t have a hidden political agenda, a specific humanitarian issue or even a clear story in mind whilst making the book. I went to Freetown, not as a photojournalist, but as a stranger with a camera and an open heart. What I hope to have created is something the viewer can tune into emotionally. Something that hits a nerve without being coercive in nature, and without staking a monopoly on a specific kind of truth. A collection of images simply suggesting that the inextricable coexistence of beauty and dread is an ever present theme within this vigorous and inclement city.” – Kim Thue

“DEAD TRAFFIC is a strongly authored black and white experience, which cleverly invites you to lean into sharp places from start to finish.” – Clayton Maxwell, writer and photography critic at Eyemazing Magazine

Includes an interview by Luca Desienna, Co-owner and Chief Editor of Gomma Online and Gomma Books Ltd.

Please note: This is a Limited Edition book. Order now to secure one of only 1000 hand-numbered copies. Mail services might be quite slow this time of the year, so please be patient. If you wish faster delivery, please get in touch. Thank you!

Bookstores carrying DEAD TRAFFIC • AUSTRIA / Vienna » Buchhandlung Walther König im Museumsquartier • FRANCE / Paris » LE PLAC’ART PHOTO • GERMANY / Berlin » 25books, Kisch & Co, do you read me?! / Hamburg » Buchhandlung in den Deichtorhallen • Leipzig » Kapitaldruck • Café Lehmitz (online) • ITALY / Milan » Micamera – Lens-based Arts • UK / London » Donlon Books, Claire de Rouen, Photo8, Ti Pi Tin, LN-CC (online)  •  JAPAN » Flotsam Books (online), CMBMC (online) • THE NETHERLANDS / Amsterdam » Wonderbread, PhotoQ Bookshop • USA / Portland » Ampersand Vintage • Santa Fe » photo-eye • Distribution (Europe) » Anagram Books

Hard cover, clothbound
offset printed, thread stitched
18 x 24 cm, 96 pages + 12 interview pages, in English
1000 numbered copies
Designed By FLUUT
24.90 €

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