In March 2000, Joel Sternfeld began photographing the High Line, an abandoned elevated railway which runs down the West Side of Manhattan. Sometimes a river of grass, sometimes more like Canadian wheat fields, this unique ruin permitted Sternfeld to contemplate nature within the city. Walking the path of this true-time landscape, Sternfeld experienced the seasons as they unfolded in a meandering ribbon within the vertical architecture of New York City, and he created a suite of images marked by quiet grace and formal rigour. Walking the High Line played a pivotal role in the struggle to preserve the High Line. In 2009 the High Line Park opened to overwhelming public interest and delight. The process of its transformation is also documented in this book in a timeline that traces from the historical pre-High-Line days to the present. Sternfeld´s book is thus a unique record of the High Line at a time when it faced demolition, and this reprint follows several sold-out editions.
Digitalfoto meiner Autorschaft. Minimalistisches Kunstfoto in SchwarzWeiß, ideale Ergänzung moderner Innenräume. Hochqualitativer Ausdruck auf besten Papieren Ilford Prestige oder Solution Fine Art. Die Abzüge werden mit dem Drucker Canon iPF 8400 und Originaltinten gefertigt. Jeder Abzug ist vom Autor unterzeichnet. Format des Papiers 30 x 30 cm, Format des Aufdrucks 20 x 20 cm. Rahmen und Passe-partout sind nicht Gegenstände des Verkaufs. Wollen Sie andere Formate der Fotos bestellen – kontaktieren Sie mich bitte ) Die Urheberrechte werden nicht auf den Käufer des Ausdrucks übertragen. Der Käufer ist nicht zur Vervielfältigung und Reproduktion des Fotos berechtigt. Die Sendung erfolgt binnen 3-5 Arbeitstagen. Myk Studio.
O. Winston Link is America´s most celebrated railroad photographer. Link began photographing the Norfolk and Western, the last major steam railroad in the United States, in the mid 1950s, when the N&W was converting its operations from steam to diesel. Link´s N&W project captured the railroad industry at a moment of transition, before the triumph of the automobile and the airplane that ended passenger service on the line and before the corresponding dramatic reduction in the workforce. And, just as importantly, Link´s work reveals a small town way of life that was about to experience seismic shifts and in many cases vanish completely. The images in O. Winston Link: Life Along the Line focus on the people and communities surrounding the railroad, in particular recording life in the Appalachian portion of the Norfolk & Western´s service area. The book is published in cooperation with the O. Winston Link Museum in Roanoke, Virginia, which holds the complete archive of Link´s N&W project. It replaces two previous Abrams books on Link, Steam, Steel & Stars and The Last Steam Railroad in America. O. Winston Link: Life Along the Line offers a broad view of the entire range of Link´s portfolio of the last years of the Norfolk and Western in steam, including excellent examples of both the keystone work and of the photographs, such as modernist images, that have not been previously published.
After The Americans, The Lines of My Hand is arguably Robert Frank´s most important book and without doubt the publication that established his autobiographical, sometimes confessional, approach to bookmaking. The book was originally published by Yugensha in Tokyo in 1972, and this new Steidl edition, made in close collaboration with Robert Frank, follows and updates the first US edition by Lustrum Press of 1972. The Lines of My Hand is structured chronologically and presents selections from every stage of Frank´s work until 1972-from early photos in Switzerland in 1945-46, to images of his travels in Peru, Paris, Valencia, London and Wales, and to contact sheets from his 1955-56 journey through the US that resulted in The Americans and made him famous. Here too are intimate photos of Frank´s young family, later photo-collages and stills from films including Pull My Daisy (1959) and About Me: A Musical (1971). This structure itself mirrors the rhythm of Frank´s life but it is his short personal texts, like diary entries, that fully bring his voice into the book. In its original combination of text and image, its fearless self-reflection, and its insistence on photography and film as equal though different aspects of the artist´s visual language, The Lines of My Hand has become an inspiration for many photographers-not least Robert Frank himself, who continues and expands this approach in the visual diaries he makes today.
Ausgezeichnet mit dem Deutschen Fotobuchpreis 2008. -------------------- ´´German Photo Book Award,´´ 2008 Atemberaubende Ansichten unberührter Landschaft eines entlegenen Teils unserer Erde, im Licht der Nacht fotografiert, ohne Schatten: Olaf Otto Becker ( 1959 in Travemünde) bringt von abenteuerlichen Fahrten im Schlauchboot über die Eismeere Grönlands Bilder überwältigender Schönheit. Wie sein erster Zyklus aus Island Under the Nordic Light haben sie in ihrer Ikonografie der Melancholie und Stille etwas von der Erhabenheit romantischer Landschaftsmalerei. Und zugleich sind sie durch den unbestechlichen Blick des Forschers und ihre exakte geografische Lokalisierung Zeugnis einer Zeit, in der Gletscher im erwärmten Klima verschwinden. So bewahren diese Fotografien das Erstaunen des Künstlers über die Schönheit der Schöpfung und dokumentieren zugleich ihre Gefährdung. Ausstellung: Galerie f 5;6, München 4.4. 14.6.2008
The Meridian project is a series of large format black and white photographs taken in England on the line of zero degrees longitude. Using GPS technology to establish accurate locations, Johnston took photographs on this line from coast to coast, with the camera facing either due north or due south. A vertical fluorescent orange line was then superimposed in the center of the photographs to represent the line of zero degrees longitude. The addition of the line transgresses the conventional purity of the photographic picture plane and makes visible that which is invisible/theoretical/conceptual. This graphic intervention mirrors the way we superimpose a rational grid over the globe, mapping and regulating space and time to better coordinate and facilitate international trade and navigation. Although a prime meridian was established in the Greenwich Observatory in London in the late 18th century, many other countries used their own prime meridians, causing much confusion, and it was not until an International Meridian Conference in 1884 that it was agreed that Greenwich would become the global Prime Meridian. This cross-section portrait of a country also deals with the way in which time is measured, the Prime Meridian being the international dateline from which all other time zones are calculated. Thus time and navigation are also subjects of the series. The photographs depict the span of history, from ancient churches to industrial buildings, as well as various forms of transportation, by road, rail and air and from barges to ocean vessels.
A full-colour account of this perennially popular luxury liner, this remastered edition has been updated to reflect the extensive changes of the 2017 refit.
Nach seinen atemberaubenden und preisgekrönten Bildern von der Küste Grönlands in Broken Line, wendet sich Olaf Otto Becker ( 1959 in Travemünde) in seiner neuen Serie Above Zero dem Inselinneren zu. Das Inlandeis Grönlands ist nach der Antarktis die zweitgrößte Eisfläche der Welt. Beckers spektakuläre Porträts dieser Region entstehen auf physisch anstrengenden, teilweise lebensgefährlichen Touren mit einer unhandlichen und schweren Großformatkamera zwischen Gletscherspalten und Schmelzwasserflüssen. Seine Fotostudien offenbaren die überwältigende Schönheit dieser Eislandschaft und dokumentieren zugleich deren existenzielle Bedrohung. Denn selbst in dieser vollkommen unbelebten Gegend hat der menschliche Einfluss fatale Folgen: Staub und Ruß aus der Luft lagern sich als schwärzliche Krusten ab, was zusätzlich zur globalen Erwärmung das Abschmelzen des Eisschildes noch beschleunigt - mit wohl unabwendbar katastrophalen Folgen.
Promenade Pictures collects a suite of humble yet profound pictures taken by Gunnar Smoliansky in the 1970s and ´80s during long walks throughout Stockholm and its surrounds. The figure of the flâneur in literature and art history is often a self-indulgent one, but Smoliansky rejects any hint of decadence. His sole concern is to discover the modest abstractions of the everyday: the fluid lines of a gnarled tree trunk; the graphic shapes of streets, shadows, stairs and tiles; the delicate landscape of crumpled bed sheets. Smoliansky´s vision is as patient as it is single-minded: he stubbornly draws out and refines the geometric beauty of objects we would otherwise miss. Smoliansky created these photos, as all of his work, with an analog camera and developed the prints in his own darkroom. In these pictures he lays particular emphasis on the painterly tonalities of the prints, from warm sepia to cool black and white, in order to recreate variations of daylight. This new Steidl edition of Promenade Pictures is an expanded version of a smaller book, originally published by Moderna Museet in Stockholm in 1986.
At first Martin d´Orgeval´s fifth monograph, Découpages, appears as a collection of found objects, an anonymous catalogue with an unknown purpose. As the book unfolds, our vision embarks on a mysterious journey: the photographer´s unmitigated attention to shapes and shades, and lines and surfaces, challenges our ingrained viewing habits. Our personal associations and perceptions mingle with photographs of stacked marble plates in which nature and man´s intervention combine to produce self-processed, ´´cut-out´´ drawings and structures, ´´découpages´´-a symbolic echo of what early pioneer of photography William Henry Fox Talbot coined in The Pencil of Nature (1844-46), the first commercially produced book illustrated with photographs.