A zine I like: Rodrigo Miragaia – Twisted Swan

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.

www.rodrigomiragaia.blogspot.pt

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 €

Few copies of dienacht #1 arrived!

WOOHOO! My printer just sent me 12 copies of dienacht #1, found in his storage room! The last copy was sold about 4 years ago, so it’s an old-timer in the dienacht history. If you’d like to get a copy (PLEASE NOTE: this first issue was only in German, without English translations), please write me a message: speak2me@dienacht-magazine.com. 20 Euro + shipping, not numbered.

Luca Lupi: Landscapes | Portfolio

The project, Landscapes, consists of a series of photographs taken from the sea that represent large areas of the coast. Views together the images suggest a continuous view of the coast as a single extended landscape, seemingly real, the photographic in fact they are not consecutive but far from each other and different places and subjects such as: walls, trees, cities, forests, beaches, industrial zones, but all connected to the same height of the horizon and from the same point of view.

The images are “modular”, they could be moved and rearranged in different visual sequences to form endless landscapes. The objective of the project is to reflect on the complex and continuous transformations of the places, the relationship between the built and the natural giving form our contemporary world.

www.lucalupi.it

Workshop in Vienna: EDITING, SEQUENCING AND DESIGN OF PHOTOBOOKS

Calin Kruse – editor, designer and sales manager of dienacht publishing – will talk about his work and approach to designing and editing, with special emphasis on the importance of the materials in the production of photobooks. Furthermore, the participants will have the opportunity to design a book from their own photo projects during the two-day workshop. Kruse will give some theoretical and practical inputs. Special emphasis will be put on design (size, paper, material and shape), image selection and order.

Saturday and Sunday, 17. + 18.05.2014, 10 – 4 pm
Limited number of participants: 6–8 participants (2 places left)
Deadline for application: May 10.

REGISTRATION
For registration and more information please contact us: bibliothek@ostlicht.at

Or check:
https://www.facebook.com/events/209354052607956/

Fabien Pio: The blurred colors of past days | Portfolio

Fabien Pio is a french photographer, former student at the Fine Arts school of Montpellier.

My pictures are made of daily wanderings, in order to use the photographic medium as a way to write the simple things of life, like a diary, an everyday notebook. And through this, trying to evoke a cinematographic and literary language, according to an essential place to the narrative of the pictures. This is like an autobiography, representing oneself through the others and the things that happen to everyone, based on a latent reality, or maybe an underlying fiction, at the same time intimate and universal, sketched between dream and reality, an everlasting ambiguity in between presence and absence.

www.fabienpio.com

dienacht Publishing is “Publisher in Residence”

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.

A workshop with Calin Kruse from “dienacht” will take place on May 17 + 18 at OstLicht, with the title “Editing, Sequencing and Design of Photobooks”. For more information (in English and German), please check this: www.ostlicht.at/en/photobook/publisher-in-residence/dienacht-publishing/

Miron Zownir: The Valley of the Shaodow

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.

www.mironzownir.com

Gustavo Alemán: (No) Soy de aquí

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.

www.gustavoaleman.net

Chad Moore pre-orders: little delay

Dear friends pre-ordering Chad Moore’s book “Anyone in love with you (already knows)”:

The pre-orders were supposed to be shipped on April 1st, but unfortunately, the US mail service is slower than expected, so the small prints didn’t arrived yet. The books are there (and beautiful), the address labels are printed, and everything else is ready to go.

I am sorry for the delay, but the books will be dispatched as soon as the prints will arrive! Thank you for patience and understanding.
– Calin.

Sonja Braas: So Far

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.

www.sonjabraas.com

Koos Breukel: Me We

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.

www.koosbreukel.com