First Edition of 500
148 x 210 mm
Ulrike Biets is an eighties kid from Belgium, currently living in Brussels. She got her first camera at the age of six and never stopped taking pictures ever since. She captures her view of the world in a documentary style by shooting people, music, fashion, stories, scenes, and everyday life. But most of all, she´s got a weird thing for animals. Recently the escape into wastelands, silence, and horizons became an integral part of her raw photography but still without losing the honesty of the one quickly shot moment. Hence concepts about what is worth being banned to film negative and how it should look like are avoided and the very personal view of one living and taking pictures in airplanes, at parties, in bras, on toilets, in trees, underwater, backstage, on roofs or in hospitals makes up these young works instead. Biets currently works as a freelance photographer for different magazines and is now busy on a long-term project on shooting male nudity in a witty way for her own, co-produced publication called Poupi Whoopy.
About the Artist
Ulrike Biets is a Belgian photographer. The work of Ulrike Biets challenges the viewer to enter a very personal yet abstract world. Reality is deprived of its original content and context, and narrative structures and meaning are abstracted from the image.
The ordinary transforms into something absurd and gets a sense of timelessness, which leaves the viewer behind with a feeling of recognition and detachment at the same time. Her work is often described as honest and raw, but uncanny at the same time.
A ‘surreal realism’ in which the borderline between fiction and reality fades.
About the Publisher
PogoBooks is an independent publisher of photography books, artist’s books, and zines based in Berlin. Established in 2009, Claudio Pogo created a publishing house that collaborated with emerging and established artists from all over the world. They believe in a future printed on paper and conceive the printed artwork as a unique art form. Since 2016 PogoBooks has worked in collaboration with Outer Space Press, where their titles are designed and produced.