Hardcover, 30×30 cm, 80 Pages
32 Black & White Duotone Photographs
Publisher: Orada GmbH Bern, Switzerland
Limited Edition of 500 copies
Price: 50.00€ (shipping included)
… this is a book far from a project one would normally label documentary; I am hesitant to describe the images even as still lives; this is too immobile a term. The book feels as melodic as much as it is visual, the emanated waves not seen in watery form but within the lines weaving through the pages; a repeated motif of rising and falling mark-making. As I proceed through the pages it is the viewer that brings life to the shell of the ship.
…As it grows, our ship becomes akin to a body and I am able to detect the human attributes within the book’s narrative. A ship is built to sail; to explore, to transport. Alternating between periods of calm and turbulence, the ship can provide parallels metaphorically and philosophically that illustrate our own experience. I feel myself yearning to reach out into this ship, caring about it. I am left with a feeling of accomplishment and its visual architecture impresses upon me. Birth of a Ship represents something as soft and subtle as an idea, but the true significance lies in the fact this idea has made into something that exists; something very tangible and real. I only hope when the ship meets the water, it is a voyage that befits its dedicated craftsmanship and magnificence.
By Dawn Schuck
Eighteen39, Photo Features
Guys, I was at the opening five minutes after midnight. Everybody that knows me know how much I love photography and know about my utmost respect for the photographers. I know many of them, and have cooperated with dozens. However, I’ve never experienced something so fascinating. Absolute poetry!! You freeze and go mute, you try to talk to the author, introduce yourself, and stutter some compliments that disappear in their banality among the pure beauty of his work. I’m looking forward to Monday so I can visit again in peace. I’ll take a break on Tuesday, but on Wednesday I’ll have to visit again. I genuinely recommend to everybody who’s going to be in town in the next twenty days to visit and enjoy 20 minutes in front of the essence of beauty.
Maybe I’m exaggerating, but I’m astonished.
By Renato Baretić, January 1, 2017 at 3:19am
Morsko prase, January 2, 2017