I’m thrilled to announce Driftwood No. 5, which will contain photographs from Warsaw, Poland, 2016/2017.
Like with Driftwood No. 1-4, the zine edition is limited to 50 copies, and available as a bundle of 4: Order once and get each new zine when it is published, approx. every three months, in our mailbox.
All those subscribers from the first round who order the second round, too, will get an extra thank you-gift with Driftwood 5.
I’m invited to Reggio Emila to show some black and white Berlin work in the frame of Festival di Fotografia Europea 17 – Via Roma, taking place in Reggio Emilia (IT) from May 5th to May 7th, 2017. If you are around: come by and say hi!
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 Order Driftwood 1-4
SHIFTING FOCUS PHOTOBOOK MARKET
Save the date: Friday, 22 July – Sunday, 24 July
Kunsthaus Bethanien, Berlin
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.
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.“
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
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
I’m working on a series of publications in very small editions. First infos and order possibilities will be given exclusively via my email mailing list next week. All other channels like Facebook, Twitter or this blog will follow later. And it’s „first come first serve“. If you are interested, please subscribe now.
‚Beyond the Ring‘ is an informal set of artists‘ talks/presentations/performances by international artists based in Berlin and visiting artists passing through. They will take place in a studio in Walterstr. 30, Neukoelln. ‚Beyond the Ring‘ is there to provide the opportunity for people to meet and share their thoughts, ideas and work. If you’re interested in joining in, you will see that there is life Beyond the Ring in Berlin.
Christian Reister, * 1972, has been living and working in Berlin for almost twenty years. The city and its inhabitants are the main inspiration for his photographic work which is situated somewhere between the poles of subjective documentation and street – and portrait photography. His work has been published in Journals and daily papers and presented at various exhibitions.
Since 2010 four self-edited photo books have been published. At the Artist’s Talk series “Beyond the Ring” Christian will be discussing his work focusing on his most recent book “Alle Katzen Grau” (All Cats are Grey)– a dark, tough and occasionally quite bizarre journey through endless Berlin nights.
Commissioned work: I had the honor and pleasure to portray some Berlin writers for Goethe Institut Rome. For a slide show at the Salone del Libro di Torino, they are combined with some of my Berlin photographs from the archives.