Kyle, Britney, Christina, Pamela, Pink and SYNDICATE 18
Rainer Iglar & Michael Mauracher (Eds.)
The new two-volume photo-book project by Austrian photographer Paul Kranzler (b. 1979) focuses on youths and young adults searching for identity in a world caught between regional tradition and global media patterns. Taken in Upper Austria, Kranzler’s almost 100 color and black-and-white portraits are undisguised and intimate. Essays by legendary drummer and lyricist Marcus Binder evoke the stories behind the images, adding a literary dimension to the publication. An added feature and published for the first time in the accompanying magazine, SYNDICATE18, are photographs Kranzler took of his friends and himself when he was the age of his subjects from the 1990s to 2013. Conceptually the complete project is a reexamination and evaluation of Kranzler’s archive, Kranzler’s self-portraits when he was a youth allowing us to compare photographer and subject at the same age. The title, SYNDICATE18, derives from the name of rapper Ice-T’s record label and stands for both the average age of the young people being portrayed and the period over which the photographs were taken. Kranzler’s fourth book with publisher Fotohof.
9 ½ x 12 in. & 11 ¾ x 16 ½ in.
140 pp / 60 b&w and 37 color
Retail Price: $50.00
Das Flüstern der Dinge
In 2008, Zürich-based Swiss artist and filmmaker Thomas Krempke (b. 1957, Zermatt) began taking pictures every day, printing them, writing about them and pasting them into notebooks. The upshot is the massive hardcover artist’s book, Das Flüstern der Dinge (The Whisper of Things), a log of the artist’s perceptions, a photographic diary and a cartography. Krempke takes photographs wherever he happens to be, of whatever he chances upon in everyday life. Yet the camera seems to delve ever deeper beneath surface appearances, taking us on an almost microscopic journey into hitherto unseen, undiscovered realms beyond the day to day into a parallel world in which everyday objects have dignity, grandeur and poetry—a new significance, a coded version of an artist’s life, as in a memory or a dream. In his montage of over 800 pictures, elegantly sequenced with diary entries, Krempke shares with us his day-to-day perceptions and ultimately his conception of the world.
Hardcover / 6 ½ x 8 ²⁄³ in. / 628 pp / 600 color
Retail Price: $60.00