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explosions / with-without my friends
Christian Anderson


Explosionsexplosions / with-without my friends
Christian Anderson
English and German

Donated by the OPW 2022.


80 Pages
170 x 230 mm
ISBN 9783931126568


Explosions/With-Without My Friends presents the dynamic photographic works by Christian Andersen. The conceptual artist and designer creates elaborate photographs via computer-montage that reconstruct explosions of places and objects meticulously. In Explosions and as in virtual reality, Andersen blasts places that are of special importance to him, for example his own studio and a friend’s car. In addition to the five core pieces, he keenly assembles lowtech black and white photographs to illustrate temporal, spatial and human correlations. Andersen has a very strong personal relationship to all of the places and objects shown. This emotional background is a premise for the dedication demanded for each pictorial explosion.

About the Artist
Christopher Anderson was born in Canada and grew up in west Texas. He first gained recognition for his pictures in 1999 when he boarded a handmade, wooden boat with Haitian refugees trying to sail to America. The boat, named the Believe In God, sank in the Caribbean. In 2000 the images from that journey would receive the Robert Capa Gold Medal.

About the Publisher
As firmly established pioneers within the publishing industry, gestalten has catered to creative communities since 1995 with one mission in mind: inform and inspire the curious, shine a light on the most relevant subjects of tomorrow, and deliver our narrative beyond the textual realm.

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