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Photopaper 12
Thomas Bachler

Photopaper 12 Thomas Bachler

Photopaper 12 Thomas BachlerPhotopaper
Issue 12
Thomas Bachler
Kasseler Fotografie Festival

Nominated by Dieter Neubert.


16 Pages
210 x 290 mm
ISBN Not Available


Thomas Bachler’s sunflowers hover between positive and negative. Photographed with a very special 20 x 24“ camera, constructed and built just for this project, his sunflowers withdraw, the more someone aims to decode the visible. The very special mysterious light settings, the ingenious shadows, the partially razor-sharpness and their withered condition is what makes these disconnected sunflowers so incredibly beautiful.
(source: – Dieter Neubert

About the Artist
Thomas Bachler (Detmold, 1961) studied at the Kunsthochschule Kassel from 1983 to 1989 with Prof. Floris M. Neusüss. His work includes photograms, drawings, projections, books, performances and installations.

About the Journal
PHOTOPAPER is a new kind of monographic photo publication with a continuously changing editorial team of international experts. These guest editors name photographers or photographic projects which they would like to present to an international public. PHOTOPAPER features this work in single monographic issues of 16 or 32 pages. The main idea is to make high-quality printed photographic work accessible to as many people as possible by producing the final publication at a reasonable price. Therefore, the production process is reduced to a minimum while at the same time using high-end printing technology and a nice paper. Published on a quarterly basis.

About the Publisher
The Fotobookfestival Kassel is a charitable foundation that has been engaged with the artistic medium of the photobook and has presented it in all its facets, since 2008, in a festival program of international standing. The annual festival shows works by renowned artists and promotes established and emerging talents, publishers, designers, printers, curators and booksellers on an international platform. It was the first festival of its kind dedicated to the photographic book and has founded two novel book awards: The KASSEL DUMMY AWARD for the best photobook mock-up of the year has awarded emerging talents a complete photobook-production since 2010; the KASSEL PHOTOBOOK AWARD assembles the best photobooks of the previous year nominated by international experts in the field. Books entered for both awards are showcased regularly in travelling exhibitions at international festivals and photography events. These two awards are unique in their formats and have been role models for other international festivals and events.

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