When I went to Germany last winter, for the first time after more than 3 years, it was only natural to take my camera and use photography to connect to what I was feeling when re-visiting all these places I had rich memories tied to. Acting out of intuition at first, I pretty soon knew what I wanted to say – my vision was clear and I worked every day on this Germany project I had on mind. This book here is an initially unplanned side project, a sub chapter of this larger Germany project.
This is not merely a photo book anymore. It is not what you imagine when you hear the word “photo book”. Instead, it’s an object that conveys an experience that would be impossible to convey in mere photographs, especially not on a screen. Using a multilayered design with a special kind of reflective printing on black paper, the process of browsing through the book and looking at these photographs of the frozen spots on the very ground I experienced so much on gives a feeling of how memory works. Some people will hate it because of the way the “photos” are represented, fleeting, hard to see. That’s fine, but they miss the point. Compared to the other books that are in the pipeline right now, this is by far my most experimental and “impressionistic” one; the overall feeling and mood the book conveys is just as important as the photos themselves.
This book is completely handmade and bound. Learn more about the making of process of this book on my blog
2014/10 – The book has been featured on Josef Chladek’s “on photobooks and books” virtual bookshelf
2014/11 – The book is on gallery display for 2 months at in)(between gallery in Paris, as part of the ShaShin Photobook Awards