Collaboration with Kazumi Takigawa
2014 02 17
When i was in Japan last year in spring i stumbled upon this great bag of Kazumi Takigawa at a great store in Tokyo - Rectohall. (Recommended by my great bookdistribution twelvebooks). Rectohall is in the same area in Tokyo as those wonderful places like BEARD and Post. I bought that bag immediately and it made me happy. So simple and so perfect. Then i contacted Kazumi Takigawa and now i am more than happy that i will photograph all her bags soon.
"Kazumi Takigawa's line of dyed and waxed canvas bags take their inspiration from the plain brown paper bag. Wanting to mimic the look of ordinary brown paper bag while creating something re-usable and long lasting Takigawa's experiments led her to a process that includes a traditional dyeing technique and the use of tea and coffee as dyes. She produces each bag by hand in variety of shapes and sizes. The dyes are not completely colorfast and the color will fade to a softer light tone over time." http://www.analoguelife.com
In europe you can find her bags at Atelier Solarshop and in Tokyo at Rectohall
Maxwell Anderson: Flower
2014 02 12
yeah. I made into Maxwell Anderson's series "Flower".
You can see all his work here: http://www.maxwellanderson.co.uk/ and here: http://www.bemojake.eu/books.html.
2014 02 11
The stamping continues. And meanwhile Wiese XXI-XLVIII arrived in Japan at twelvebooks and here.
Museum Schiefes Haus
2014 02 10
My exhibition at the wonderful Museum Schiefes Haus in Wernigerode (Germany) is extended till 6 March 2014.
And there is a text about my work from Prof. Martin Kreyßig from University Harz:
"Bei Anne Schwalbe blickt die Natur voll innerer Gefasstheit und Ruhe, sie wirkt in sich gekehrt, aber nicht ohne Stolz. (...)
Anne Schwalbe eignet sich mit fotografischen Methoden Momente an, die nicht sprechen und gerade deshalb mit hoher Aufmerksamkeit angeschaut werden. Das Unsprechliche So-sein schaut uns an und drängt den Betrachter zur Ruhe.(...)
Ein poetisches Verfahren der Liebe, die vollständige Billigung ist, gänzliche Anerkennung. – So wirken die Fotografien von Anne Schwalbe."
The complete text:
2014 01 27
thank you Phases Magazine!
wrapping and shipping
2014 01 26
wrapping and shipping Wiese XXI - XLVIII to my wonderful bookdistribution in Japan twelvebooks.
Vorkurs at Ostkreuzschule
2014 01 25
I have the pleasure to teach a bit at Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie in Berlin since 2013.
There are a few places left for the next "Vorbereitungskurs". It's every 2 weeks, 4 hours in the evening.
Special guest at the Vorkurs in 2013 was the amazing Maxwell Anderson from Bemojake Books.
And there are also a few places left at Klasse Bildredaktion and a weekend class.
The Special Edition of Wiese XXI-XLVIII
The vintage paper bag.
Museum Pfarrwitwenhaus at the island Ruegen in the Baltic Sea
Graupappe. Such a nice word.
the stamping process.
The Special Edition: A print of Wiese XLI + a book.
2014 01 20
I think i never mentioned that but it's a detail i really like: The book of the Special Edition of Wiese XXI-XLVIII is wrapped in a vintage paper bag. I found these bags at the museum Pfarrwitwenhaus on the island Ruegen in the Baltic Sea in the northeast of Germany. If you should ever be there, you should visit this museum. Right behind the museum are hilly meadows. The grey cardboard envelopes (Graupappe) for the prints are made by a bookbinder in Berlin. As always the print is done by me at a colorlab.
Special Limited Edition / Wiese XLI / Edition 15+2: 220 Euro (plus shipping)
(book + analogue Print on Kodak Paper - 24x30cm/21x21cm)
2014 01 11
More pictures of Wiese XXI-XLVIII.
20142014 01 01
Thank you very much 2013!
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