Alexander FRÖDE

Absence of Ordinary

Thread stitched, japanese bound HC (no dust
jacket, as issued), 16,5 x 21 x 1,5 cm., 80 pp., 80 color ills., no text, Ltd. to only 30 copies.
Editions Infinies 2019.
ISBN n.a.

nicht verfügbar

 

ACTUALLY SOLDOUT!

"The fourth photo book in a very small edition by Alexander FRÖDE was recently published by a small French publishing house, called Editions Infinies.

The photo book 'Absence of Ordinary' shows a series of 80 photographs taken in the urban environment of different European countries. Whether it's recorded in France, Belgium, Germany or Switzerland does not really play a crucial role. To say it freely after Dieter HACKER: every photo has its justification and his documentary value.

But only in this hand-worked form, with beautiful details, such as the hand-printed cover inside, the Belgian thread binding or the Japanese binding to the material used 'Absence of Ordinary' to a small artwork with very personal character." (© Richard G. SPORLEDER)

"Alexander FRÖDE studies the nooks of the urban periphery base.
His eyes analyze, isolate, fragment meticulously them to extract from it their poetic substance. What he gaves us to see, at first glance, are spaces, architectures, insignificant or abandoned things that take place everywhere but that nobody cares.
But here, breaches, bridges and safety stairs become invitations to visit the backstages of the city. Trough this labyrinth of uniformity, he manage to create privacy where human seems to have no place and so, he sublimes its sadness and banality." (publisher's note, © Editions Infinies, 2019)

In French:
"Alexander ausculte les recoins du tissu périurbain. Son regard les analyse, les isole, les fragmente méticuleusement pour en extraire la substance poétique. Ce qu’il nous donne à voir, au premier abord, ce sont des espaces, des architectures insignifiants ou délaissés qui existent partout autour de nous. Chaque image dévoile à nos regards un ordinaire auquel plus personne ne fait attention. Mais brèches, ponts et escaliers de secours se changent en invitations à visiter les coulisses de la ville. A travers ce labyrinthe d’uniformité, il crée l’intimité là où l’humain semble n’avoir aucune place pour en sublimer la tristesse et la banalité…

Alexander studies the nooks of the urban periphery base. His eyes analyze, isolate, fragment meticulously them to extract from it their poetic substance. What he gaves us to see, at first glance, are spaces, architectures, insignificant or abandoned things that take place everywhere but that nobody cares. But here, breaches, bridges and safety stairs become invitations to visit the backstages of the city. Trough this labyrinth of uniformity, he manage to create privacy where human seems to have no place and so, he sublimes its sadness and banality.
This book present a serial of 80 photos on a 16,5x21cm format hand-bound with a Japanese style. Only 30 copies at the price of 35 euros." (publisher's note, © Editions Infinies, 2019)

Z.ZT. AUSVERKAUFT!

"Das inzwischen vierte Fotobuch in Kleinstauflage von Alexander FRÖDE erschien vor kurzem bei einem kleinen französischen Verlag.

Das Fotobuch 'Absence of Ordinary' (dt.: Abseits des Gewöhnlichen) zeigt eine Serie von 80 Fotografien, die im urbanen Umfeld in verschiedenen Ländern Europas entstanden sind. Ob sie in Frankreich, Belgien, Deutschland oder in der Schweiz aufgenommen, spielt nicht wirklich eine entscheidende Rolle.
Um es frei nach Dieter HACKER zu sagen: jedes Foto hat seine Berechtigung und einen dokumentarischen Wert.

Aber erst in dieser von Hand verarbeitet Form, mit wunderschönen Details, wie der handbedruckten Umschlag-Innenseite, der Belgischen Fadenbindung oder der Japanischen Bindung bis zum verwendeten Material wird 'Absence of Ordinary' zu einem kleinen Kunstwerk von sehr persönlichem Charakter." (© Richard G. SPORLEDER)