Witho WORMS, Xavier Canonne (text), Hans GREMMEN (Book Design)

Cette Montagne. C'est moi

Pb. (without dust jacket, as issued), 24
x 22,5 x 2 cm., 176 pp., b/w ills. (printed entirely on black paper, printed in 2x White, Cyan, Magenta and yellow), multilingual text: Dutch / German / French / English / Polish.
FW: 2012.
ISBN 9789490119140

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SHORTLISTED 2012 Paris Photo Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea_SeEaETSU (© Jörg Colberg)


‘‘Cette montagne c’est moi’ is about me. Translated literally, it means ‘This mountain that’s me’. It was initially an association of image and meaning that led to the subject matter. The carbon in coal is the same carbon referred to in carbon printing. Carbon printing is a photographic printing process that is excellently suited for reproducing dark tones.

For this project I developed a variation on the carbon printing process, a photographic printing technique from the 19th century. I took a bit of coal from every mountain I photographed. I then ground this coal into a pigment that I used to make photographic paper. I used this paper to make a print of a mountain with the coal originating from that mountain. In other words, the object of the photo, the mountain, has become one with the subject of the photo, the print itself.'" (© Witho WORMS)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea_SeEaETSU (© Jörg Colberg)


"'Cette Montagne. C'est moi' ist ein echtes 'Revier'-Buch über ein Kohleabbaugebiet, dass sich von Frankreich über Belgien und Deutschland bis nach Polen zieht.
Witho WORMS hat die Halkden dokumentiert und der Designer Hans GREMMEN hat die Bilder kongenial in Szene gesetzt und das Buch liebevoll produziert. Ein wunderbares Buchobjekt!" (© Richard G. SPORLEDER)