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Imaginary Club 2
Oliver Sieber

Imaginary Club 2 Oliver Sieber

Imaginary Club 2 Oliver SieberImaginary Club 2
Oliver Sieber


Edition 107 of 150.
16 pages
270 x 345 mm
ISBN Not Available


Published under Dusseldorf based photographer, Oliver Sieber’s own publishing imprint BoehmKobayashi, J-Subs is an anthropological depiction of Japanese punks and psychobillys that frequent the Shinjuku area of Tokyo. The feeling of the book borrows from punk fanzine influences with it’s stapling and lightweight paper stock, however this is cleverly counter balanced by the great production values and high grade print quality. An innovative example of contemporary independent publishing.

About the Artist
Oliver Sieber studied photography in Bielefeld and Düssseldorf. Since 1999 he has worked with Katja Stuke on Frau Böhm, a photo project in the form of a magazine, see Sieber’s work usually takes the form of series and he is fascinated by the subject of identity and the phenomenon of young people and their subcultures. This led to the series SkinsModsTeds, B-Boyz B-Girlz, 11Girlfriends and Boy meets Girl. In 2006 he spent time in Japan for an artist in residence program, where he made the series J_Subs as well as character thieves, for which he photographed young people dressed up as their favorite manga characters. Over the past few years exhibitions of his work have been held at, among others, the Photographers Gallery London, the Photographische Sammlung SK/Stiftung Kultur in Cologne, the National Museum of Photography in Copenhagen, the Photo Espana Festival in Madrid, your Gallery in Krakow and Fotomuseum Winterthur. Sieber has published a number of books. The latest two are based on his work character thieves an imaginary club.

About the Publisher
BöhmKobayashi is a publishing project run by Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieber.

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