Berlin based photographer Peter Stelzig has been documenting Berlin’s graffiti scene through since 1998. Since 2001 he has been focusing primarily on train graffiti. His current book project “Analog vs. Digital – Trainwriting Artphotography, Berlin 2001-2016” is intended not only to portray his own development as a photographer, but also to provide insights into analogue and digital photography techniques.
The book focusses on illustrating the unique features as well as the spectrum of possibilities which analogue photography offers. Paragraphs explaning and supporting the photographs or criticially reflecting on developments in the media are another integral part of the book. In addition to discussing the essentials of photography technique and equipment, the book illustrates and explains more specific methods like double-exposure and lomography in greater detail. Moreover, different film materials are examined including cross-process, black&white, infrared and special effect film.
This may sounds like a photography tutorial, but it is much more Stelzig say:
“…a high-quality, slightly offbeat photo essay about what has happened on Berlin’s S-Bahn and U-Bahn trains over the past 15 years. One of the principal motives for writing this unique book was the fact that photography is probably the single most important medium in the graffiti and train writing scene. It is meant to encourage readers to not just use the “auto mode” and to spark their interest in broadening their horizon in order to increase the diversity and quality of photos in any media and to guide writers and spotters to dig deeper into the subject of photography.”
Artists featured in the book: Abis, Area, Crush, Drow, Easd, Enter, Fister, Fler, Front, Great, Guard, Hercules, Heys, Hydro, Inzh, Kaze, Kird, Kicks, Kiss, Lazer, Lazr, Mamba, Matrix, Moar, Nerz, Odik, Oups, Pesd, Rage, Reck, Rino, Roger, Roy, Ruzd, Smoc, Shake, Sharp, Skim, Spider, Sone, Sput, Stereo, Tags, Teser, Tok, Tour, True, Trus, Trane, Wild, Zok…1up, Blow, Buzz, Drm, Funkiez, Huskies, Ko, Mrn, Nhs, Rip, Sma, Tck, Tls and many more!
Analog vs. Digital – Trainwriting Artphotography By Peter Stelzig
Pre-order: february-april / 25 euro / shipping Mai 2016, world wide shipping
Shops: June / ca. 39 euro
Details: 172 pages, Text german / english
Format: DIN A4 / hardcover, stitched binding / 150gr. paper, off-set print
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“Pre-order now and you will receive a 40% discount on the regular retail price. The book will feature more than 300 pictures accompanied by articles in English and German. The 170-page hardcover will be printed on DIN A4 format paper in portrait orientation using high-quality printing techniques. By pre-ordering you support us in releasing the work without a publishing company, sponsoring or ads, while ensuring a high quality result. To thank you for your support we guarantee that you will be among the first to receive the book, well before its publication in late May/early July 2016. The pre-order price will be 25 Euros instead of 39 Euros in retail. The book will be released with a very small and limited print run.” PETERSTELZIG.DE