2 pages Alle Katzen Grau in DIE WELT Kompakt today.
See you in Vienna!
Some Reister book news…
ALLE KATZEN GRAU and BIST DU GLÜCKLICH? will be distributed by Einer Books on serveral European photo book festivals, starting with Kassel Photobook Festival this week and photobook Bristol next week.
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Arts and crafts: pictures from last week’s silkscreen printing for the book cover- thank you so much, Laura + SDW Neukölln!
…or at least, part of it. More info soon!
Made in Berlin – the photobook exhibition at 12exp, is open on 4 more days: next 2 saturdays (4-8pm) and sondays (2-6pm). A very nice collection of contemporary self-published and indie publisher’s books and zines. www.exp12.com
My latest little book has 64 pages, the size of a postcard and is now available online:
I made a little new book recently. It is called „Bist Du Glücklich?“ (Are you happy?). And while there is nothing about it online yet I will show it at the following events along with my older babies ALEX and BERLIN+WIEN (with Kay von Aspern):
15 Nov 2014
Das Gift, Donaustrasse 119, 12043 Berlin Neukölln
open: 8 pm til ?
23 Nov – 14 Dez 2014
Vernissage: 22 Nov, 7pm
MADE IN BERLIN – photobook exhibition
exp12, Greifswalder Str. 217, 10405 Berlin Prenzlauer Berg
open: Sat 4-8pm + Sun 2-6pm
23 Nov 2014
BERLIN PHOTOBOOK – 1. Berliner Büchermarkt zur Stadtfotografie
Carpentier Galerie, Meinekestr. 13, 10719 Berlin Wilmersdorf
open: 1-6 pm
Stop by, have a chat, have a drink, buy a book. Or two.
If you are interested in Berlin city / street / documentary photography check out the 1st Berliner photobook market at Carpentier Galerie. All photographers will be present. Details
If you are interested in one of the last copies of my book with Kay von Aspern you should order it now. We have only 3 copies left. Thanks a lot to everyone who has bought this book so far and made this project a great success for us!
After opening the exhibition „Reister & Von Aspern: Berlin + Wien“ at BURJUAR, Berlin, with some busloads of nice audience last friday it is now open until March 23ed. Then the pictures will be sent to Vienna for the second exhibition at Eigensinnig Schauraum für Mode und Fotografie. Meanwhile the book is ready for order online. Today I’m going to carry 24 books to the post office. The book is limited to 100 copies only, so this is a forth of the whole edition. Huuuu…
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.
One of the most inspiring photobooks for me this year is MONO Volume One from Gomma Books. The book sold out within a month and provides a great overview on contemporary black and white photography with well known names like Petersen, Ackerman, Parke or Ballen along with younger emerging photogaphers.
A big collection of „flip through photobook videos“ can be found on Have a nice Book, a website by Yosigo and Salva López. The soundtracks may sound a little bit strange sometimes but the mix between photobook classics and self-published books is quite inspiring and outstanding. You can spend hours there…
Kickoff for the weekend: Larry Clark exhibition opening at c/o Berlin where at the same time the c/o Berlin book days start. The program for tomorrow contains lectures, discussions and finally a Photobook Slam. Again there is a focus on self-published photobooks.
There’s a new blog with lots of photobook reviews in German on kasselerfotobuchblog.de.
Just in time for christmas: our friends from emerge-mag.com have their first book ready for subscription. It covers 276 pages with 26 reportages from German photographres Christian Pankratz, Gesche Jäger, Daniel Pilar, Anne Lass, Nicole Strasser, Lene Münch, Mareike Günsche, Jan Windszus, Frederic Lezmi, Anikka Bauer, Tine Casper, Daniel Etter, Mischa Christen, Kirill Golovchenko, Hannes Jung, Heinrich Völkel, Jan Brandes, Gordon Welters, Florian Manz, Judith Stenneken, Rebecca Sampson, Jonas Ludwig Walter, Andy Spyra, Dawin Meckel, Anna-Kristina Bauer and Felix Seuffert. The preview pages look promising.
Hamburg based photographer Petra Herbert did a lovely photo project in Pforzheim, the city she lived until she turned 18. This series was a special discovery for me as I grew up near Pforzheim in Southern Germany and lived in town for a few year at the beginning of my 20s . Check an interview (in German) and photographs from her artist book „What we’ve got is Gold“ on the pages of SZ Magazin online.
After the release of Henrik Verning’s book Berlin – Die Stadt und die Beute in 2008 I asked him if he would like to exhibit some of his photographs at FENSTER61. He exhibited some new work there in 2009 and some of the pictures are now part of his new publication Sampler.01/Berlin:Crash. Verning shows a collection of photographs with hard contrasts in grainy black and white. A wild mixture of steet impressions, close-ups, portraits, animals and night visions that drag you through a dark, rough and blurry version of the city.
The magazine is planned to be published as a limited edition of 100 on a regular basis. Here’s a video on vimeo that gives an impression about the first issue.