Huh! It has been quite hectic getting this new baby ready for print in the last couple of weeks and YES we are in happy anticipation that everything will be in time and fresh out of the printery for this week’s opening in Berlin! Hurray! But what is this all about?
Well, it is an inspiring book about fancy summer activities.
It’s a book about life qualitiy in the two lovely cities Berlin and Vienna.
There is a 4,5 page super duper essay by the one and only Andrea Diener!
As well as some lovely philosophical lines from Nick Turpin who describes the essence of our photographic approach much better than we could do.
And of course there are 46 beautifully taken and carefully chosen photos inside! Brought to you directly from the producers!
It’s an outstanding guide on how to exercise in public…
…or to get your traffic problems solved with or without public transport.
It is definitly a PARTY HARD book!
..with lots of fashionable inspiration.
Of course, we have some urban gardening as well…
…and after all it is simply a book about the basic needs of human kind!
There will be a limited edition of numbered 100 copies only, available at the exhibitions in Berlin and Vienna for the price of € 20.
You may also order it on the web. I’ll put up an order page soon.
Finally all technical data from the indie photobook library questionaire:
Title: Berlin + Wien
Photographer/s: Christian Reister, Kay von Aspern
Texts: Andrea Diener (German) and Nick Turpin (English)
Date of publication: March 1st, 2013
Place of publication: Berlin, Germany
Dimensions: ca. 14,8 x 21 cm.
Edition: limited. 100 copies, numbered
Type of binding: hardcover, perfect binding
Type of printing: digital
Number of pages: 64
Number of pictures: 46
Printer: Buch- und Offsetdruckerei Häuser KG, Köln
Publisher: self-published by Christian Reister and Kay von Aspern
Designer: Christian Reister
Editor: Christian Reister
ISBN: nono, we are so indie that we don’t even have an ISBN
Category: Artist book
Price: 20 Euro
Summary: Street photography from Germany’s and Austria’s capital cities from 2006 to 2012. All picures from Vienna by Kay von Aspern, all from Berlin by Christian Reister.
Here we go – everything is prepared and the openig at playing with eels will be TONIGHT! Musical guest: Andreas Albrecht,Urban Soundscapes.
I’m looking forward to some exhibition dates in the first half of 2013. The first one will be a group show „Der Raum dazwischen“ (the space inbetween) opening at Jan, 25th, at Kugelbahn Wedding. All I know is that there will be pictures of beds and portraits, every photographer is represented with just two photographs. As it is organized by the lovely Hanna Goldstein and Katja Klemm who are also responsible for the KLEISTER events, I think we can expect a stunning show and a nice opening party.
At Feb. 8th there will be the opening for a one month solo exhibition at playing with eels Gallery in Berlin Kreuzberg with my new street portrait series NEW YORKERS. I’m currenty working on the prints and I’m very enthusiastic about them.
One month later, on the 1st of March, my friend and Seconds2Real mate Kay von Aspern and I will open a joint exhibition with street photography from Berlin and Vienna at Burjuar which is located at the Neue Schule Für Fotografie in Berlin Mitte. We are planning to publish a catalogue along with the exhibition that will also be shown in Vienna just one month later.
Also, there are plans for a first solo exhibition of my NACHT series and another solo one that will be titled „Berlin Trilogy“ combining extracts from ALEX, NACHT and other Berlin work. Those dates are not finally confirmed but if we are lucky they will be also running in the first half of 2013.
Of course all details about all events will be posted here.
Stay tuned + happy new year!
When I first heard some of the new songs from Andreas Albrechts new album, there was this one among them with the title “Nacht” (“Night”). A current photo project I’m working on has the same working title and much of a related athmosphere. So when Andreas came up with the idea making some kind of photo film video for the song with my photographs I first tried to bring it together with my new photographs but soon realized that this would not work. I always find it extremly difficult to combine music with lyrics and photography in a really cross-fertilizing way. In most cases there is always one medium “too loud” – either the images are too clear and strong to let space for lyrics or vice versa. So we decided to drop that idea and try to be as open as possible taking photos along a long shared trip through a Berlin summer night. We went by bike and feet, finally had a few hundreds of photos and Andreas would just take them home and do whatever he wanted to to with them. Full screen view recommended.
I’m starting the week with editing and postproduction work on a series of portraits I have made in New York last month in the style of my Londonders series from three years ago. It’s so fascinating to look through such a broad diversity of characters. I feel thankful to all the 180 persons who permitted me to take their picture and feel kind of sorry for everyone I have to sort out to get a decent collection of 50.