International Moskito!

Sending out DRIFTWOOD 2 to France, Portugal, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Poland, UK, Italy and USA today! A big big THANK YOU to all subscribers making this project so internatial and so much fun!

Newsletter 2016-07-07



Notes from the road, May 22 – June 11, 2016
Fresh from the printer: 38 b/w photos on 60 pages
Limited edition zine, 50 copies
Will be shipped to all subscribers by the end of the week
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Save the date: Friday, 22 July – Sunday, 24 July
Kunsthaus Bethanien, Berlin

I will be present at the Shifting Focus Photobook Market, sharing a table with my dear colleagues Torsten Schumann and Christoph Kohlmann.
Plenty of other great authors and book dealers – check out the whole list. Hope to see you!
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Driftwood 2 | Amerika


Yesterday’s test print looks awesome! Lesson learned: 60 pages on 100g paper are probably the maximum that goes with staple binding. But, ey! It’s a zine, not arty farty. The edition is supposed to be printed this week and will then go out to all subscribers.

I want my Driftwood, too!

Newsletter 2016/05/03

Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Sat 7 May, 6-9 pm


I’m invited to show my work at „Portfolio Walk“ at Deichtorhallen, Hamburg. That means: a table, my books on it, me behind it. Many more tables and photographers will be around + lectures the whole weekend long:

Stop by, if you are around.
It is free and open for everyone!
And yes, I will have a brandnew book dummy with me, that nobody has seen before.


DRIFTWOOD 1 | Berlin

I have received a lot of positive feedback about the first issue of Driftwood and the publishing idea behind it. I’d like to point out this personal review by Eric Paslitzky:

„(…) Ich kenne die vorangegangenen Publikationen von Christian Reister und muss anerkennend feststellen, dass die Fotografien in dem Heft an Dichte gewonnen haben. Sie sind nicht das, was man man vielleicht primär mit Reisters Arbeiten verbindet – Nachtleben in Berlin in den verschiedensten Facetten, einschließlich diverser Freaks. Reister konzentriert sich in den Fotografien dieses Heftes stärker als zuvor auf das Grafische des Gesehenen. Es bleibt bei einer angenehmen Beiläufigkeit in der Schilderung, die auf alles Nebensächliche verzichtet, in einer unaufdringlichen Dramturgie. Gleichwohl kann man sich jede der Fotografien auch als singulären großformatigen Print vorstellen. Mit gefällt das Bekenntnis zu Korn und Unschärfe, was zur Geschlossenheit der Arbeit beiträgt. Einzig bei einigen Querformaten hätte ich mir bei Satz und Heftung etwas mehr Rücksicht auf das Bild an sich gewünscht. Ich habe die gesamte Serie abonniert und bin gespannt auf die weiteren Ausgaben.“

Danke, Eric. More about Driftwood:

Thank you for your interest + see you soon
Christian Reister

Newsletter 2016/04/14


is here + all orders are on the way

Ladies and gentlemen,

DRIFTWOOD 1 came ready from the printing house this Tuesday and is already on the snailmail way to all who have ordered it. Thank you very much for the great response so far. That is a great motivation for the next issues! Please feel free to send my any feedback about it. See DRIFTWOOD 1 here.



THE WHISPERING NOISE is a photofilm that contains pictures from DRIFTWOOD 1, ALLE KATZEN GRAU and others.
The soundtrack is exclusively composed by Andreas Albrecht.

Working with Andreas is always inspiring and I am very happy with the result. We try to bring this to some screening festivals and cinema events. We will tell you when it’s about time. Until then:
Lights OUT, Fullscreen mode ON, Speakers LOUD.

Thank you for your interest + see you soon
Christian Reister

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