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Global Soul
Henrick Spohler

Global Soul, Henrik Spohler

Global Soul, Henrik SpohlerGlobal Soul
Henrick Spohler
German, English


112 pages
245 x 330 mm
ISBN 9783980967792


The soul, the very essence of identity is placeless. With the colour photographs in Global Soul Henrik Spohler advances into the interior of modern industrial production. His meticulous documentary photographs create an image of a single imaginary mega-factory condensed from a multitude of different production sites. No-place, no-one, nowhere. In Spohler’s compositions, industrial plants and installations become intriguingly abstract, taking on a complexity that is difficult to interpret and that points far beyond the pictorial level alone.
Christof Siemes writes in the book: “Spohler has ventured out with his camera into the highly polished machine-rooms of the world soul. What he brought with him were not definitive insights but perfect questions – about a modern paradise and about its abysses.”

About the Artist
Henrik Spoh­ler (b. 1965, Bremen) is a German photographer and teacher. He stu­died at the Folk­wang School, Uni­ver­sity in Essen, and has worked as a free­lance pho­to­gra­pher since 1992. He has recei­ved many awards for his works, which are also inclu­ded in public and pri­vate col­lec­ti­ons at home and abroad. His pho­to­gra­phs have been publis­hed in five mono­gra­phs and in antho­lo­gies. After a guest-pro­fes­sor­ship at the Hoch­schule für Gestal­tung in Karls­ruhe from 2007 to 2008, Henrik Spoh­ler has been a pro­fes­sor since 2009 at the Hoch­schule fur Tech­nik und Wirt­schaft (Uni­ver­sity of App­lied Sciences) in Berlin tea­ching in the study pro­gramme Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Design. He lives with his family in Ham­burg.

About the Publisher
Founded by Hannes Wanderer in Berlin in 2004, Peperoni Books is dedicated to contemporary photography and the publication of high-quality photobooks.

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